10 Best DreamWorks Trolls Toys in 2017

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For those who were born in the late 1950s, we’re pretty sure they can still recall the very first Good Luck Trolls dolls that were designed by Danish woodcutter and fisherman Thomas Dam that were eventually introduced in the US market in the middle of the 1960s. They were very popular then, reached pop culture status in the 1990s, and with the release of the Trolls 3D computer animated romantic, musical adventure, and comedy film in November of 2016, the lovable creatures with their signature hairdos have truly captivated the fascination of kids of this generation. And if your child is still quite feverish about these lovable characters like Princess Poppy and Branch, then they will simply love our 10 best DreamWorks Trolls Toys in 2017. Let the happiness, hugging, dancing, and singing be forever etched in the memories of kids with these lovely toys.

10 Trolls Toys From Dreamworks

PictureProduct NameAge RangeRating
Dreamworks Trolls Surprise Mini Figure Series 2 - Package includes 1 Mini Figure4 Years +5
DreamWorks Trolls Poppy's Coronation Pod4 Years +4.9
Dreamworks Trolls Poppy's Hair Salon4 Years +4.8
Trolls Hair-ific Headphones3-15 Years4.7
Trolls Poppy & Branch Exclusive Action Figure4 Years +4.6
Just Play Trolls Poppy Wig3 Years +4.4

DreamWorks Trolls Surprise Mini Figure Series 3 by Trolls

DreamWorks Trolls Surprise Mini Figure Series 3

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Age Range: At least 4 years old

Children who have watched the film released by DreamWorks in late 2016 will surely remember Poppy, or to be exact, Princess Poppy. This lovable, brave, courageous, and highly optimistic daughter of King Peppy is such joy to have. Or how about the often disgruntled, paranoid survivalist, Branch who happens to have a great love for Poppy? Maybe the Zen-master of these creatures, Creek, who happens to be very self-centered, treacherous, and egotistical, is also remembered for having lured the rest of the happy folks into the waiting hands of Bergen chefs. Or, you can have the chubby and friendly Biggie, the giraffe-like Cooper, the twins Satin and Chenille, the silvery Guy Diamond, the artistic Harper, or even the resident DJ of the lot, DJ Suki. The whole point is that the Surprise Mini Figure Series 3 is just that – a surprise. Each 2.5 inch tall doll comes packaged in its sealed bag so you’ll never really know what you’re giving to your kids. This is actually quite exciting since the anticipation of getting an entirely different doll every time is simply too much. Unfortunately, this same anticipation can also be detrimental especially if you have inadvertently purchased the same doll over and over. So, instead of your kid collecting all 12 figures, he or she will be stuck with just one type. Not to fret, though as we believe this calls for swapping with fellow Trollers.

What We Like about It – The doll figures are an exact representation of the lovable trolls we’ve seen in the movie. Plus, the chance to own 12 of them is simply amazing to pass on.

DreamWorks Trolls Poppy Wig by Trolls

DreamWorks Trolls Poppy Wig

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Age Range: At least 3 years old

Thinking of creating a really unique fashion statement for your young princess? Instead of heading to the hair salon and getting a hombre or even a balayage, may we suggest getting the Poppy Wig instead? As the name implies, your kid will be wearing this beautiful pink wig that’s made with realistic hair styled and patterned after our most courageous and happiest Troll princess of all time, Princess Poppy. A green band adorns the lower portion of the Poppy Wig complete with flower ornaments. Your kid will be the star of the show especially during Halloween costume parties as well as themed celebrations. How about letting your kid wear it going to the mall, the park, or even the beach? We don’t recommend using it to go to school, however, as your kid’s school administrator might go ballistic for sporting a non-prescribed haircut. Nevertheless, this should be a great prop for reliving the adventures of our favorite troll princess.

What We Like about It – The Poppy Wig is an excellent instrument for enhancing role playing activities of kids, especially those who are fans of these lovable characters.

DreamWorks Trolls Poppy’s Coronation Pod by Trolls

DreamWorks Trolls Poppy’s Coronation Pod

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Age Range: At least 4 years old

When King Preppy led his happy Trolls to escape from being eaten by the Bergens, he knew that there will come a time when they will have to face their nightmares again. Twenty years has passed and his daughter Princess Poppy is all about ready to inherit the throne in a fitting ceremony that celebrates their escape from the Bergens. And while Branch kept on reminding them of the threat of the Bergens especially with the loud music coming from the festivities, there simply is no dampening the optimism of Princess Poppy. Relive the moments of Princess Poppy’s coronation with the Poppy’s Coronation Pod. This lovely piece of onion shaped pod that opens to reveal a fantastic stage befitting a princess should bring the magical world of the DreamWorks Trolls right to your child’s heart. The dance floor spins and lights up while playing a song that can surely uplift anyone’s spirits. The positivity of Princess Poppy will fill the room of your child, filling her heart with the joys of the most wondrous song. The Poppy’s Coronation Pod comes with both the princess and Branch. Your child can do her own magic to style their hair as well as put a lot of pizazz to their fashion. With these two lovable characters, we’re pretty confident your kid will have a fun time recreating a lot of storylines that are filled with optimism.

What We Like about It – The Poppy’s Coronation Pod toy Trolls is one fantastic tool for encouraging positivity in the life of your kids. The lights up and mechanical actions as well as the ability to create a fashion style that is unique to these characters are simply amazing.

Trolls Poppy and Branch Exclusive Action Figure by Trolls

Trolls Poppy and Branch Exclusive Action Figure

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Age Range: At least 4 years old

Standing around 2.5 inches tall with their jewelry about 1.5 inches long, the Poppy and Branch Exclusive Action Figure troll dolls are one great décor to any kid’s study table or even bedside table to bring in happiness and positivity in your kid’s room. Remaining faithful to the looks of our favorite characters in the DreamWorks film, these exclusive action figures come with the iconic colorful hairstyles that have defined these creatures for many decades. This makes for an excellent gift for kids who are into collecting these lovable creatures.

What We Like about It – The miniature size of the Poppy and Branch Exclusive Action Figures make for a splendid decorative item to any kid’s room.

DreamWorks Trolls Critter Skitter Boards by Trolls

DreamWorks Trolls Critter Skitter Boards

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Age Range: At least 4 years old

One of the best loved DreamWorks Trolls toys in the market today is the Critter Skitter Boards. These pull-back toys come with a 3-inch tall figure that sits in a very colorful skitter board. Your kid can sit up to 2 lovely figures in each of these boards. He or she can sit Smidge, Biggie, or even Mr.Dinkles. Just simply pull back and let these characters roll in their very own skitter boards. Zoom in style with these cute boards.

What We Like about It – The Critter Skitter Boards are a fun way to play with your favorite characters. It helps enhance the imagination of kids while roleplaying.

DreamWorks Trolls Poppy’s Hair Salon by Trolls

DreamWorks Trolls Poppy’s Hair Salon

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Age Range: At least 4 years old

One way to stimulate the creativity of your child is to give them a lot of accessories and an adorable action figure to experiment a variety of styles with. This is exactly what the Poppy’s Hair Salon toy is. You get four lovely troll dolls complete with all the accessories that you will need to style their hair. It comes with wigs, scissors, brushes, mirrors, and all other stuff that will surely elevate the role playing activities of young children. We don’t necessarily recommend this toy to older children as the 2.5 inch tall dolls may be too small for bigger hands. If the dolls themselves only measure 2.5 inches tall, then you can imagine just how ludicrously small the accessories can be. Nevertheless, we cannot discount the fact that it has earned 4.5 stars on Amazon suggesting that this is one toy that is perfect for encouraging the full use of imagination and creativity by kids.

What We Like about It – The Poppy’s Hair Salon is one very fun albeit miniature way of cultivating hairstyling creativity among children. At any rate, they will be mastering their spatial skills, their visual and motor coordination, and their sensoriperception as they attempt to create a masterpiece from these very small doll figures.

DreamWorks Trolls in Trouble Game by Hasbro

DreamWorks Trolls in Trouble Game

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Age Range: At least 5 years old

If you want to buy trolls toys for your kids but something that everyone else in the family can also enjoy, then you need to get the Trouble Game. This is Hasbro’s take on the classic Trouble game by utilizing the lovable happy characters from the DreamWorks film. The goal is quite simple: aid our tiny happy beings find their way home across the different obstacles on the game board. But there’s a catch. You’d have to really watch out for the Bergens as they can pop out anytime and take your troll pawns to feast on. Whoever gets all four of his or her troll pawns home safe and sound wins. There are two dies to play with: one for the regular movement across the game and another for some power actions. If you get a Bergen, you lose a turn. Get the Guy Diamond and you’re saved as this is a very powerful Bergen repellant. Get the Hug Time and you get the chance to trade spaces with a fellow player. Just a tip. The fastest and safest way to get home is through the zipline. The dies are conveniently stored in a Pop-o-Matic bubble, a piece of transparent dome that’s smacked right in the middle of the game board. All kids need to do is press the Pop-o-Matic and the dies roll. There will be no misplacing these dies as they stay confined in the bubble itself.

What We Like about It – There’s no better way to enjoy your favorite troll characters than in this redesigned classic game. It’s great for enhancing social relationships as it can get everyone in the family a lot closer.

DreamWorks Trolls Poppy 9 Inch Figure by Trolls

DreamWorks Trolls Poppy 9 Inch Figure

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Age Range: At least 4 years old

Cute, adorable, and full of optimism, especially if you look into those wide eyes that are filled with wonder, is how we describe this Poppy Figure from Trolls. At 9 inches tall, this is one great addition to your kid’s display cabinet. It’s got fashion accessories that can be easily removed for style variations. It also comes with a Fuzzy Flair fashion material which is excellent for giving hairstyling fun for your kids.

What We Like about It – The Poppy 9 Inch Figure is a better tool to help cultivate imagination among children. Compared to 2.5 inch figures this should provide a better appreciation of your kid’s work.

DreamWorks Trolls Poppy Talkin’ Troll Plush Doll by Trolls

DreamWorks Trolls Poppy Talkin’ Troll Plush Doll

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Age Range: At least 4 years old

Want a troll doll that is bigger, plusher, and has the unique ability to talk? We suggest getting the Poppy Talkin’ Troll Plush Doll. This is the largest in our list at a whopping 14 inches which should make it very ideal for roleplaying activities especially in terms of styling Princess Poppy’s hair with the accompanying comb. Princess Poppy also talks as well as elicits a variety of cool sound effects. Since it’s plush, it can serve as a great cuddle toy to snooze with.

What We Like about It – The size of the Poppy Talkin’ alone is already commendable. Add the plushness and the taking feature and you’ve got for yourself a great gift for any kid.

Trolls Hair-ific Headphones by Trolls 

Trolls Hair-ific Headphones

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Age Range: 3 to 15 years

While these are not really toys per se, the Hair-ific Headphones nevertheless exude with a very Troll-y style. And since our lovable friends are known for the music, dance, and happiness, there is no better way to enjoy our own brand of music than using the Hair-ific complete with its signature troll hairstyle adorning the headband. The headphones are built to make sure that the sound levels that your kids will be listening to are safe.

Want more like this? Then check out our detailed post on the best kid’s headphones here.

What We Like about It – The Hair-rific is a very fun way to enjoy the music of our lives.

How We Chose the Best Dreamworks Trolls in Our List

It was never easy choosing the best Troll dolls to be included in a particular list like this. This is perhaps of the fact that dolls are inherently a matter of personal preference. For instance, there are children who prefer a Barbie over a Bratz doll while some would rather pick an American doll over any other types of toys. The point is that we have to think as DreamWorks Trolls fans ourselves so we can be effective in coming up with this list. It would simply be a shame if we included something that will not be loved by kids.

And speaking kids, it was imperative that the developmental appropriateness of these products were ensured. We wouldn’t want children to simply be playing with these. We also want them to learn something and, hopefully, come out better children in the process. To support our initial evaluation of these products’ ability to aid children in their growth and development, we had to read the experiences of Moms and Dads everywhere especially about their kids’ experiences with these playthings. We wanted to identify any similarities in their observations with our assessment. We know this is a very unscientific way of establishing relationships between variables but we were confident that it is the closest thing we can do to make for a more credible product evaluation.

Dolls and Kids’ Development

When we talk about dolls, it is inadvertent that we only think of it as a toy especially for girls. But the fact is, even boys can benefit from playing with toy dolls. And, in case you’re wondering what it is that playing with dolls can provide to our kids, here are some of the reasons why kids should play with dolls.

  • It helps refine their motor skills especially when performing grooming activities on their dolls such as combing or styling the hair. These require the absolute control of the muscles of the hand which can lead to enhanced motor coordination.
  • It improves the cognitive skills of children especially in the creation of roles to play. While these may not be readily apparent, they do form the basis of scientific problem solving skills later in life.
  • It helps enhance language development by using the different words and phrases that they can think of to give life to their role play.
  • It introduces them to the idea of nurturing and caring. For kids, dolls are like their own babies which they must learn to care for.

The Bottom Line

The trolls bring happiness and joy to everyone who happens to understand their true essence. And with these 10 best DreamWorks Trolls toys in 2017, you can bring some of the positivity and happiness right in your home.

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Selina Marie is our head of content for MyKidNeedsThat.com, mum of two and a self proclaimed toy geek. When she isn't juggling the madness at home, on a school run or baking her world famous blueberry muffins, you will find her product researching and keeping the site freshly updated with the latest toys and fun for our readers!
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