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12 Best Stranger Things Toys

Updated 6 July 2022

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Author avatar Teddy Booth

Teddy is a big kid at heart and a self-confessed geek who loves all things LEGO, Nintendo and RC (drones included). His mission is to find toys that kids will treasure, so that is why he spends A LOT of time curating the perfect list of toys and games that include options for everyone without putting kids inside boxes.

As a child of the 80s, I love watching Stranger Things because it shows what my childhood would have been like if I lived in a Steven Spielberg movie (which I tried extremely hard to do). For today’s kids of course it’s a glimpse into the long distant past, so naturally, there are loads of fun toys and collectibles out there from the Upside Down.

From Eggo card games that celebrate Eleven’s love for waffles to the chance to recreate The Upside Down in LEGO to fancy dress costumes and Funko toys and plushes, we’ve picked out the 12 best Stranger Things toys for superfans in 2021. 

And because there are shady enemy operatives all around us, we’ve also been careful to only recommend toys that have been vetted by real parents and Stranger Things fans, eliminating any fake online reviews that could have been posted from sinister secret laboratories or even other dimensions.

1Stranger Things 200 Piece Double-Sided Surprise Puzzle (Best Budget Option)

This double-sided puzzle is the perfect activity for a Stranger Things fan to give their brain a workout. The puzzle pieces are stored in a tin made to look like the iconic walkie-talkies the show’s characters communicate with. Once the puzzle pieces are assembled, fans will love the two completed puzzle images. Notably, the puzzle features the show’s characters in recognizable Stranger Things scenes. When finished, the puzzle measures eleven by fifteen inches, making it a great puzzle for framing.

What we love

  • This is a super fun activity to do as a family
  • The 200-piece puzzle is suitable for children as young as 6 years old

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We wish there was a guide to what the finished puzzle looks like
Stranger Things 200 Piece Double-Sided Surprise Puzzle (Best Budget Option)

2LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down 75810 (Best Quality Option)

This amazing LEGO kit features two of the show’s primary settings in one build. Finished, the build depicts the Byers’ house juxtaposed with the Upside Down. Notably, eight Stranger Things character figures are included; your child will love imagining new adventures with them. One of this set’s coolest features is that it will stand upright in either of the two opposed scenes. With nearly 2,300 LEGO bricks, this set will keep your Stranger Things fan occupied for many hours. Best of all, if your builder wants to be creative beyond the intended build, the LEGO bricks are compatible with all other original LEGO bricks.

What we love

  • This kit is made for the bigger kids, aged 16 and up
  • This is a great collectible set for show fans

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We wish a storage container was included for all the small pieces
LEGO Stranger Things The Upside Down 75810 (Best Quality Option)

3Funko Mystery Minis: Stranger Things

These surprise mystery mini-figures are a fun way to establish a collection of your child’s favorite Stranger Things characters. Each purchase will unveil a colorful, true-to-character mini-figure of one of 15 possible show characters. Each mini-figure is styled in recognizable show costumes while designed as a Funko doll. When your child receives his/her mystery mini-figure, the anticipation and genuine surprise of which character will be unboxed are priceless. Once they’ve collected some or all of the mini-figures, they’ll have hours of endless fun recreating show scenes or imagining all new ones.

What we love

  • Enables imaginative role-playing scenarios
  • The three-inch figures are perfect for on-the-go

What We Don't Like That Much

  • There’s no way to avoid receiving doubles
Funko Mystery Minis: Stranger Things

4McFarlane Toys - Stranger Things - Dart Squeezable Toy

Your Stranger Things fan will marvel at this lifelike representation of the show’s dreaded demogorgon, Dart. Designed with the character’s lizard-tail and painted with a shiny finish that looks eerily like the slime it’s covered in on the show, this toy looks like it just stepped off the Stranger Things set. The toy also features Dart’s iconic many-mouthed teeth with a jaw that opens and closes when its body is squeezed. Made of squeezable material and measuring only five inches long, this toy is crouched down on all fours and ready to attack!

What we love

  • Dart's body texture makes him feel like you'd expect he does on the show
  • Dart can be easily wiped clean

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Its tail is missing some of the markings depicted on the show
McFarlane Toys - Stranger Things - Dart Squeezable Toy

5ORB Stranger Things Alphabet Ball

This squeezable and stretchy tactile toy will keep busy hands well-occupied. Designed to look like the mysterious orbs that whisk Stranger Things characters to the Upside Down, show fans will love imagining they too are being transported. Using the alphabet adorning the orb’s outer skin, fans can line up the interior Christmas lights to decode a special message from Will. By squishing the orb and moving the lights in and out of view, you can reveal the secret message that comes straight from the Upside Down.

What we love

  • Like other popular fidgets, this toy can reduce stress and anxiety
  • The packaging doubles as a stand to hold the orb

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Be careful not to cut or rip the orb when unpackaging this toy
ORB Stranger Things Alphabet Ball

6Stranger Things Eggo Card Game

This Eggo Card Game is inspired by Eleven’s love for frozen breakfast waffles. The game comes with more than 100 Eggo cards and seven-character cards. The object of the game, much like the goal of the show’s characters, is to be the first to escape the Upside Down. Players choose one of seven Stranger Things characters to play as. Similar to how UNO is played, the cards give commands, like draw two cards and reverse the game order, until the first player discards all of his/her playing cards. Whether a Stranger Things fan or not, this game is fun for all.

What we love

  • Within the box, the cards are cleverly stored in what looks like a toaster
  • The character and setting references allow players to “become” a show character

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Use caution not to bend the lightweight cards
Stranger Things Eggo Card Game

7Girls Stranger Things Eleven Dress Costume

This iconic Stranger Things costume is a replica of Eleven’s iconic pink dress. Suitable for toddlers to children up to 100 pounds, your child will love dressing up as one of the show’s main characters. An officially licensed costume, you can be sure it is true to the show’s representation. The long-sleeved pink dress has a smock bodice and the signature white Peter Pan collar. The dress’s stretchy polyester costume gives some wiggle room in the sizing which means it can be easily slipped over your child’s clothes for dress-up. Your Stranger Things fan will love dressing up as Eleven in this authentic-looking costume.

What we love

  • A super costume for everyday dress-up or Halloween
  • Other character costumes are available which makes for a great group look

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The blonde wig is not included
Girls Stranger Things Eleven Dress Costume

8Jada Toys Stranger Things Hollywood Rides 1980 Chevy Blazer

Your child will love getting his/her hands on Sheriff Hopper’s iconic 1980 Chevy Blazer. With this toy, no detail was missed. The truck’s color, striping, and “Hawkins Police Dept.” lettering looks exactly as it does on the show. The truck has rubber tires and fully functional wheels. Your child will love zooming Hopper’s Blazer around the house as he/she recreates the show’s action-packed scenes. Better yet, the truck’s doors, hood, and trunk all open and close making it even more realistic. Finally, the die-cast metal frame of the truck makes it feel just like a real Blazer. This toy is a wonderful collectible.

What we love

  • The truck comes with a collectible Chief Hopper badge
  • Collectors will love the display-window packaging

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We wish it included a Chief Hopper mini-figure
Jada Toys Stranger Things Hollywood Rides 1980 Chevy Blazer

9Stranger Things Coloring Book

Stranger Things fans old and young will love escaping from the stresses of everyday life with this awesome coloring book. Whether you prefer to work with colored pencils, crayons, or markers, you’ll love seeing show scenes come to life before your eyes. With nearly 70 pages of highly detailed scene renderings, you’ll feel like you’re rewatching the Netflix series as you work your way through the book. Throughout the book, you’ll encounter familiar characters, scenes, and settings, making this the ultimate fan must-have. This is a perfect gift for a Stranger Things fan who could benefit from the imaginative and de-stressing properties of coloring.

What we love

  • The coloring book’s detailed cover features all of the show’s key characters
  • The coloring sheets provide a medium on which to unleash creativity

What We Don't Like That Much

  • The show’s famed demogorgon is only featured on two coloring sheets
Stranger Things Coloring Book

10Funko Supercute Plush: Stranger Things Barb Collectible Plush

This super-soft, plush Stranger Things toy is just what your biggest show fan needs. This Funko plushie is styled after ill-fated show character, Barb. The show’s biggest fans will instantly recognize the bespectacled Barb who was swallowed up by the Upside Down in one of the series’ early episodes. Barb’s distinctive red coiffed hair is another authentic character feature. Dressed in Barb’s recognizable blue blazer and ruffle-collared blouse, your child will love snuggling up with Barb at bedtime or using her to recreate memorable show scenes. The Funko Barb is also a wonderful collector’s toy.

What we love

  • Other show characters are available to complete a collection
  • Barb is simply the best, no argument

What We Don't Like That Much

  • Care should be used when playing with the delicately stitched glasses
Funko Supercute Plush: Stranger Things Barb Collectible Plush

11ORB Stranger Things Hawkins Goo Toy

Just like the ever-popular slime that kids love playing with, the Stranger Things Goo is a hit among show fans. Inspired by the gooey, oozing slime that haunts those trapped in the Upside Down, this stretchy muck is so much fun to play with. Packaged in a Hawkins Middle School laboratory jar and bespeckled with mesmerizing snow-like pellets, the Stranger Things Goo, like fidgets, is a great stress reliever, providing loads of amusement. Best of all, the Goo can be conveniently stored in the jar it’s packaged in. Your child will feel like he/she is floating through the Upside Down as they play with their Goo.

What we love

  • Feels wet and sticky like the goo in the show
  • Nearly four ounces of Goo is included

What We Don't Like That Much

  • It’s best to play with on non-porous surfaces
ORB Stranger Things Hawkins Goo Toy

12Funko Supercute Plush: Stranger Things Dustin Collectible Plush

This Funko Plush is cute and authentically styled. Stranger Things’ Dustin is a super lovable character so it’s only right that he’s embodied in this plushie that your child will love to snuggle with. Outfitted in the character’s recognizable red, white, and blue trucker hat, yellow t-shirt, and navy jacket, any Stranger Things fan will love this toy as a gift. Whether your child will add this toy to a collection of Stranger Things Funko plush toys or use it to reproduce show scenes, this Dustin doll will certainly provide them with plenty of enjoyment.

What we love

  • This is a great toy to pair with the Funko Barb toy (see #10)
  • This is the perfect size at eight inches tall

What We Don't Like That Much

  • We wish its hair was curly like Dustin’s
Funko Supercute Plush: Stranger Things Dustin Collectible Plush

In Conclusion

Whether it’s Funko Pops or a coloring book or replica cop cars – or even a jigsaw that comes inside a walkie talkie – that stand out for you from this list, all of these Stranger Things toys perfectly capture the magic of the TV show and the era and movies it pays tribute to.

Some of the most memorable moments from the show have seen the boys playing fantasy board games and if that has inspired you to either recapture those memories or make new ones, why not treat yourself to a Dungeons and Dragons Board Game?

And if you want more 80s-inspired toys, have a look at our 18 Best Ninja Turtles Toys for some totally radical options.