The Minions are much loved characters from the animated series Despicable Me. They are amusing, friendly and fun characters that children find appealing, so they make the perfect subject for a range of childrens toys. More recently there has been a range of Minion toys released from the latest movie Despicable Me 3, so if your child enjoyed this movie then there will be a perfect toy for your child that they will love.
There is a lovely range of Minion toys available, with a variety of different types of toy to choose from. Some toys are based on classic kids toys and other toys are novel Minion toys that will allow you child to bring the characters from the Despicable Me alive. These toys will encourage free imaginative play and will entertain your child for hours.
The wide range of Minion toys available can make it difficult to decide on which of these toys would be best for your child, so this review looks at the best Minion toys available and helps you find the perfect toy. You will also find many of the Minion toys reviewed will make lovely gifts for children which is perfect if you are looking for present ideas.
Considerations When Choosing a Minions Toy
Minion toys have been made for a variety of different age ranges, meaning that there is a toy available for every child. Certain products available may even be appealing to adults too. For each toy there is a recommended age range that should be considered when buying a product for a child. There will also be safety advice provided that states a minimum age range, as many toys have small parts and may be a choking risk.
Within the range of Minion toys available there are many toys that are suitable for multiple players as well as for solo playing. This makes them ideal toys to share with friends and to also play as a family which can be a nice fun way to bring everyone together for some much needed family time.
Many of the Minion toys available are based on certain individual characters so with each Minion having their own individual identity and personality is it important that you know which Minion is your child’s favorite. This will ensure that the toy that you purchase will quickly become your child’s favorite toy.
Best Minions Toys Reviewed in 2020
1. Turbo Dave Robot
This Mini Turbo Dave Robot would make a lovely toy for your child and at only 5 inches tall is the perfect toy for traveling with out and about. This Minion toy robot is controlled by remote control enabling Turbo Dave to move forwards and to spin round, entertaining you child where ever they take him. Batteries are required for this toy, with one battery included in the set. This Minion toy is suitable for children over the age of 4 years old. Riding his hoverboard, Turbo Dave is wearing the classic Minion outfit and he is ready to go on his next adventure. An exciting mini toy that will be enjoyed by many children.
2. Despicable Me 14 Piece Figures
A 14 piece Despicable Me figure set that is sure to be a favorite with any young Minion fan. These exciting characters, all from the Despicable Me animated series, are each 1.6 to 2.5 inches tall, making them the perfect size for taking out and about. All of you child’s favorite characters are sure to be included in this set providing hours of imaginative play. This set is not suitable for children under the age of 3 years old. A lovely figure set that will be enjoyed by any young child and enable them to recreate their favorite Despicable Me scenes.
3. Minions Play Doh Lab
This Minion Play Doh Disguise Lab will be a favorite with your child, after all every child loves Play Doh. This lovely set enables your child to make disguises for two Minion thimbles that are included in the set. There are various mold shapes provided that enable your child to create funny hairstyles so these Minions will never be recognized again. There are four different Play Doh colors included and the set also comes with base, chair, scissors and comb. This Play Doh set is suitable for children 3 years of age and older. An entertaining creative set that will be popular with all young kids.
4. Minions Walkie Talkies
An exciting Minion Walkie Talkie set that kids will love playing with when out and about. There are two walkie talkies included in this set and they are based on the Minion characters of Dave and Stuart to make this set extra fun for you child. These are real functioning walkie talkies that have a button to push to talk and an adjustable volume that makes it easy and simple for your child to use them. These walkie talkies do require 4 AAA batteries in each one to work and batteries are not provided with the set. A perfect gift for any Minion fan and will be a great toy to take out on adventures and to share with friends.
5. Plush Bob 9 Inches
This lovely Plush Bob the Minion toy is a super soft cuddly toy that will be much loved by any child who is a fan of the animated series Despicable Me. At 9 inches tall this Minion toy is a good size for a child to cuddle, though this toy is not recommended for children under the age of 24 months. Bob the Minion is made from plush fabric and filled with a high quality cotton, so this toy is super soft for your child. Bob is wearing the classic Minion clothing of blue dungarees, with black gloves and feet. This toy will be much loved by any child or even an adult making it a good Minion gift idea.
6. Talking Dave Figure
This Despicable Me Talking Dave Toy is an exciting interactive Minion toy that will keep your child entertained for hours. Dave the Minion says 25 phrases and sound effects that are popular Minion sayings that your child will recognize. He also has free moving eyes and arms for added interaction. Press Dave’s pocket to get him talking and move his head from left to right or forwards and backwards for expressions. Due to small parts Dave is not suitable for children below 3 years of age. Dave requires 2 AA batteries to work, which are included in the set. At around 7 inches tall Dave is the perfect size for your child to play with and with soft skin on the upper part of his body he has realistic features. A lovely exciting Minion toy that is perfect for any young Minion fan.
7. Minions Hopper Ball
The Hedstrom Minions Hopper ball is a good quality active toy for your child to play with. This 15 inch diameter ball can be used indoors or outside for fun during any weather. This Minion hopper ball is made from durable vinyl material so that the ball stays inflated and your child can continue using it throughout the day. It is suitable for children 4 years and older, so fun exercise can be had by all of the family. This hopper ball can be easily deflated so it can be taken out and about or conveniently stored. The Minion hopper ball has a textured handle to give your child a secure grip. A product that has been made to last, this Minion hopper ball with its bright color and attractive Minion graphic will be a firm favorite with your child.
8. Talking Tim Minion Figure
Another lovely Despicable Me toy based on the Minion character Tim. This Talking Tim Minion Figure is sure to be a favorite with any young minion fan. Tim has free moving eyes and arms and stands at around 7 inches tall. He also has soft skin on his upper body making him comfortable for your child to hold and play with. Your child can move Tims head from left to right or forward and backwards for different expressions and if they press Tims pocket they will hear him talk. Tim says 25 popular Minion sayings so is an exciting talking Minion toy that would make the perfect gift for your child.
9. Deluxe Action Figures 4 Pack
This Deluxe Action Figure 4 pack comes with 4 Minion characters from the Despicable Me Minions movie. Stuart, Kevin, Jerry and Dave are the 4 Minion characters that are included in this set and they stand at 5 inches tall, a good size for children to play with and suitable for taking out and about. They are each dressed in the classic blue dungarees and each figure has their own individual characteristics. Children will love playing with these Minion figures as they have poseable arms to make play more exciting. They also have a button that can be pressed for eye or mouth movement. This set is not suitable for children under the age of 3 years old. A lovely Minion Action Figure set that is sure to include your child’s favorite Minion so is a perfect gift idea for any minion fan.
10. Minion Backpack – 12 Inches
This lovely Minion Backpack is based on one of the Minions characters from the Despicable Me movie so would be ideal for any young Minion fan. It is a very practical backpack with a main zippered pocket and 2 front pockets; the first pocket is the Minions googles and the other is over the front of the Minions dungarees. This is a perfect sized bag for your child to take out and about. There are also 2 mesh side pockets. For added comfort the adjustable shoulder straps are padded so your child will be happy to wear this backpack. This 12 inch backpack has a lot of character and will be enjoyed by many children.
11. Bee Do Fireman Minion
Everyone will love this Despicable Me Bee-Do Fireman Minion. This is a soft and cuddly Minion with flashing light head gear to entertain any child. By pressing this Fireman Minion’s tummy you can hear his original voice, sound effects and the Bee-Do Siren. To hear sayings from the film you can press his left hand. This Fireman Minion needs 2 AA batteries which are not included in the set. This toy is not suitable for children under 3 years of age. An ideal gift for any Minion fan, the Fireman Minion with provide hours of entertainment.
12. Minion Squeeze Popper Balls
A fun Minion Squeeze Popper Ball toy that will provide hours of entertainment for your child. The shooter is in the design of a Minion, either Dave, Carl or Tim. There are also 6 soft foam ball are included in the set. By squeezing the Minion this will cause the foam ball to be released where it can travel up to 20 feet. This toy can be used indoors or outdoors and will encourage your child to be active. This Minion toy is not suitable for children under the age of 3 years old. A fun Minion toy that will appeal to young Minion fans and can be enjoyed along with friends.
13. Ray-E Plush Bob – 12 Inches
The Ray-E Plush Bob soft toy is another cuddly toy from the Minion range. This one features Bob in a black and white stripy Jail outfit from the movie Despicable Me 3. This cuddly toy is super soft and has been made with a plush fabric and filled with a high quality cotton for that extra cuddle factor. At 12 inches tall Bob is also a good size for your child to play with. This soft minion toy will be a favorite with any young child or adult alike and would be a lovely gift for someone who enjoys the Minions.
14. Despicable Me Memory Match Game
A fun Despicable Me Memory Match Game where the aim is to match up the Minions. This will be a popular game for many children and will help with your child’s development as they learn how to memorize cards and match up the correct pairs. There are 48 picture cards in the set and the winner is the person who matches up the most cards. This Minion memory game is suitable for children 3 years of age and older. A good game to share with friends as multiple people can play. A simple game to set up and play, which will be a favorite with all of the family.
15. Pack of 2 Minion Playsets
This Pack of 2 Minion Playsets means double the fun as 2 toys are included. The first is a Cheese Festival Minion Playset and the second is a Jail Escape minion Playset. The Cheese Festival Playset includes a Minion figure that is from the Despicable Me 3 Movie, a Cheese Wedge Cart and a Cheese Grater Slide that will entertain you child for hours. The Minion stands at over 1 inch tall. The Jail Escape Playset also includes a Minion character from Despicable Me 3, the Minion has a pick and there is a jail wall for him to knock down. Both sets are for ages 4 years and above. These Minion playsets will encourage imaginative play and will be enjoyed by many children.
16. Dru’s Super Lair Playset
Dru’s Super Lair Playset is an exciting Minion toy that is based on Dru’s Secret Lair in the Despicable Me 3 movie. This is the perfect toy for any Despicable Me 3 fan and children will love the imaginative play that this toy will enable. This playset comes with 3 Mineez figures and a number of Super Lair special effects including silly sounds. There is also a trap door, launcher and Minion shaker which are nice extra features to this set. This set is recommended for children over the age of 5 years old but is not suitable for under 3 years old. The playset does require 2 AAA batteries and these are not included with the set. An exciting Despicable Me 3 toy that you child will have many fun adventures with.
17. Mega Bloks Station Wagon Getaway
This Mega Bloks Station Wagon Getaway is a lovely Minion playset. Kevin and Stuart Minion characters are included and they have interchangeable parts for added excitement. Their arms, feet, hair, overalls and goggles can all be changed. The station wagon has working wheels, a removable roof and a safe full of loot, all for added excitement. This is an 188 piece set that can be combined with other Minion Mega Bloks sets so your child’s Minion world can be expanded for enhanced play. This playset is suitable for children over the age of 5 years old but is not suitable for children under 3 years old. An exciting Minion playset that will provided exciting adventurous play for you child, making this a lovely gift.
18. Kevin Minion Banana Eating Figure
An exciting Kevin Minion Banana Eating Figure that is based on Kevin from the Despicable Me 3 movie. This interactive Kevin can say 35 sayings and sound effects that will be familiar to your child. Kevin is also holding a banana which you can feed him by moving his arms, which activates an additional function. Your child can move Kevin’s head from side to side and forwards and backwards for changeable expressions. There is soft skin over Kevin’s upper body for a more realistic effect. The 2 AA batteries included with this toy allows you child to start playing with Kevin right away. This toy is not suitable for children under the age of 3 years old. Kevin is a lovely Minion toy that is sure to be a favorite with many children.
19. Minions Karaoke Machine
This Minions Karaoke Machine will be a favorite with many children and their friends. This machine has built in speakers, a 2 digit LED display and dial controls to adjust the volume of the music and volume, echo and balance level for the microphone. The microphone plugs into the machine so your child can sing along to the music and there is the option to add a second microphone if you wish. The Karaoke machine can also be connected to your television so that lyrics can be shown. This fun Minion machine decorated with a Minion graphic also has a Minions voice selector for added excitement. The CD player is front loading and for portability there is a handle to make the machine transportable. This Karaoke machine will be loved by children of all ages and will provide hours of entertainment.
20. Bop It Despicable Me Edition
This Bop It Despicable Me Edition is an exciting Minion game that your child can play alone or with friends. Minion Stuart will give commands and you child has to try and keep up the pattern and repetition. This game has the authentic sounds of Stuart and Agnes for added excitement for your child. This Minion game is suitable for children aged 8 years and older. Stuart needs 2 AAA batteries to work and a set of demo batteries are included. This Bop It game will entertain your child and all of the family making it a good value toy.
21. Minions Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
This Stuart Minions Bluetooth Wireless Speaker would make the perfect present for any Minion fan. This cute speaker is in the design of Stuart, everyone’s favorite Minion, for added appeal. This speaker uses Bluetooth so it can play music from your smartphone, tablet, computer, mp3 player or any other device with Bluetooth capabilities, for easy, no hassle listening. The Speaker comes with a rechargeable battery and charging wire enabling you to take the speaker anywhere and to be able to use it continuously. This lovely Stuart speaker would provide an older child or adult with many hours of entertainment.
Our Top Pick – Best Minion Toy
The Minions Karaoke Machine is our top pick Minion toy as it is a toy that can be shared with friends, as well as really getting the whole family involved. This karaoke machine has many appealing functions that will ensure hours of use. The Minion voice selector also means that this toy will bring your child’s favorite Minion characters to life so along with the appealing Minion graphics it will be a much loved toy.
What Age and Gender are these Toys Suitable for?
These Minion toys are suitable for both boys and girls alike. The Minions are characters that are much loved by all children for their entertainment and amusing personalities. There is no Minion toy listed that cannot be played with by both boy and girls and all children with get great enjoyment from them. There are also varying age ranges recommended for most of these toys. Generally, these toys are not suitable for children less than 3 years of age due to small parts, but each individual toy will have its own minimum age specified . Before purchasing a toy it is recommended that you check that the age of the toy is compatible with your child.
Who Are the Main Minion Characters?
There are many Minion characters from the Despicable Me animated series but the main 3 characters that are most loved by children are; Bob, Kevin and Stuart. Bob is a short, two eyed Minion who has one blue eye and one green eye. Kevin is a tall two eyed Minion with a small amount of hair. Stuart is a one eyed Minion with combed hair. Every Minion has their own unique appearance making them recognizable to you child so they become a much loved character.
What Are the Different Types of Minion Toys and Merchandise?
There is a lot of variety when it comes to purchasing Minion toys. There are interactive talking character toys and toys based on scenes from Despicable Me 3, that your child will enjoy free playing with. There are also timeless classic toys that have been Minion branded which are lovely family toys that will have the extra appeal to your young Minion fan. If in any doubt over which toy would be best for your child then there is always the much loved soft cuddly toy range as every child would love their favorite minion character as a soft toy.