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Everyone loves a good superhero story, and kids are no exception. That’s part of the reason the Marvel movies and comics have taken such a strong hold on pop culture. The Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man—there’s just something about the underdogs saving the world that enthralls us all.
This holiday season, millions of kids—and probably some adults—are going to be putting Marvel items on their lists for Santa (or Mom or Dad). Below are 17 of the best Marvel toys and gifts of 2021, from Lego building kits to snuggly plushes to action figures.
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1. Playskool Heroes
Playskool’s line of Marvel heroes is a great place to start for little Marvel fans. The Hulk, Captain America and Spider-Man figures are good for kids ages three and up, and, at 10 inches tall, they’re not too fiddly for tiny fingers. They’re bendable at three different points, and feature the kind of oversized energy and features that kids are really drawn to.
- Get the Playskool Marvel Hero Hulk from Amazon for $11.44
- Get the Playskool Marvel Hero Iron Man from Amazon for $9.84
- Get the Playskool Marvel Hero Spider-Man from Amazon for $14.99
2. Captain America Nerf Shield Sling
If the kiddo on your list is a Captain America fan, they’ve probably spent hours flinging pillows, plates and frisbees across the room, hoping to emulate Cap’s signature shield action. Up their game with this Nerf Captain America Shield Sling, which uses their own arm movements to get a miniature shield moving. Warning: It’s so fun you may want to try it for yourself.
Get the Captain America Nerf Shield Sling from Amazon for $19.99
3. Spider-Man Super Web Slinger
Speaking of slinging: Your kid will never be able to accurately play Spider-Man without their very own web slinger. Amazon users love this one, which has nearly 4,000 rave reviews. Though the glove won’t shoot actual webs, it does shoot water or Spider-Man branded “web fluid,” which is still pretty cool.
Get the Spider-Man Super Web Slinger from Amazon for $19.99
4. Lego Super Heroes Attack on Avengers Tower Building Kit
Marvel’s big the Lego game, but if you’re looking for a big ticket item this holiday season, look no farther than the brand’s Super Heroes Attack On Avengers Tower set. The 511-piece set folds out for easy play, and includes a robot bay, lab with robotic arms, JARVIS control room, a lounge, a sick bay, and an analysis lab with the Loki scepter. It also comes with five Avenger minifigures, as well as all their various weapons and accessories. You’ll also get a secret hidden drone, and a few stud shooters, just for good measure.
Don’t worry, though: If you think this set might be a little too much for your child, there’s also a less deluxe Avengers tower set and a cool set of Marvel Duplos available.
Get the Lego Super Heroes Attack On Avengers Tower Set from Amazon for $225
5. Lego Marvel Minifigures
If you’re in search of some stocking stuffers, grab a few Lego Marvel Minifigure mystery bags. You don’t know what’s inside—which is part of the fun—but you’re guaranteed one of 12 minifigures, including The Scarlet Witch, Vision, the Winter Soldier, Loki, Sylvie, T’Challa, Star-Lord and Gamora. There are even a few bizarro Marvel characters in there from the Disney+ series “What If…?,” including Zombie Hunter Spidey and Zombie Captain America.
Get the Lego Marvel Minifigure Mystery Bag from Walmart for $4.97
6. Avengers: Endgame Infinity Gauntlet
Prepare your child to become a hero with a kid-friendly version of Iron Man’s Avengers: Endgame gauntlet. Featuring electronic lights under all the stones and sound effects inspired by the movie, the gauntlet fits most kids’ hands, so they can feel like they’re really wielding the power of the Infinity Stones.
Get the Avengers: Endgame Infinity Gauntlet from Amazon for $15.99
7. Marvel Legends M.O.D.O.K. Action Figure
Consider this the Marvel toy for the kid—or adult—who’s an MCU completist. This Hasbro Marvel Legends series action figure captures the pure villain essence of M.O.D.O.K. right down to his creepy white eyes. Because M.O.D.O.K. mostly flies around, the set also features a little flame podium to place the figure on in case your giftee wants to display it year-round.
Get the Marvel Legends M.O.D.O.K. Action Figure from Amazon for $33.66
8. Spidey And His Amazing Friends Squad Racers Set
“Spidey And His Amazing Friends” premiered earlier this year on Disney+, in an attempt to bring Marvel’s heroes and lessons to a younger audience. As such, there are tons of spin-off toys hitting the market this holiday season. One is this Squad Racer set, which features Spidey, Miles Morales and Ghost-Spider in their rides from the show, all set to scoot around. If you’re looking to go a little more deluxe or if your kid has a favorite, you can also pick up slightly larger versions of each figure with their cars over on Amazon.
- Get the Spidey And His Amazing Friends Squad Racers Set from Walmart for $14.84
- Get the Spidey and His Amazing Friends Action Figure and Web-Crawler from Amazon for $8.99
- Get the Spidey And His Amazing Friends Miles Morales and Techno Racer from Amazon for $10.99
- Get the Spidey And His Friends Ghost-Spider and Copter-Cycle for $23.48
- Get the Spidey And His Friends Black Panther and Patroller Vehicle for $10.99
9. Marvel United Card Game
A strategy game meant for kids ages eight and up, Marvel United would be great fun for the family to break out on game night. You work cooperatively as a team to try and defeat the villain’s master plan. Each player picks a Marvel hero to play as, so choose your powers wisely!
Get the Marvel United Card Game from Amazon for $25.31
10. Lego Rise Of The Domo Building Kit
If your child came out of “Eternals” smitten with the new heroes, there are plenty of cool new themed toys on the market. Take this Rise Of The Domo Lego set, which lets them build the Eternals’ ship, plus their Deviant nemeses. There are quite a few Eternal minifigures included as well, like Ikaris, Sersi and Thena. They can put it together and get ready to save the world.
Get the Lego Rise Of The Domo Building Kit from Amazon for $89.99
11. Spidey And His Amazing Friends Trace-E Bot
A sound-activated robot that your kids will love to drag around the house, the Trace-E Bot is inspired by the character of the same name from “Spidey And His Amazing Friends.” Simply clap, speak or make a noise, and the Trace-E Bot will react by lighting up its eyes, making bot noises or even crawling or spinning around. It’s meant for preschoolers, and they’ll find it easy to use, as all they have to do is be their normal noisy selves.
Get the Spidey And His Amazing Friends Trace-E Bot from Amazon for $26.49
12. Guardians Of The Galaxy Groot Plush
Everyone loves little baby Groot. Now you can harness all that cute tree goodness into stuffy form with this adorable plush. At just 10 inches tall and featuring embroidered accessories, Groot would make the perfect stocking stuffer or stand-alone gift. They’ll enjoy getting something to cuddle up with for the holidays.
Get the Guardians Of The Galaxy Groot Plush from Amazon for $16.99
13. Apples To Apples: Marvel Edition
For families and kids who love to game together, there’s Apples To Apples: Marvel Edition. A twist on the traditional and beloved game, this version brings MCU characters and traits into it all, including “Black Widow,” “Web-shooters” and “Hulk’s Pants.” There are also dreaded “Thanos Snaps” cards, which will take away half of a player’s valuable red cards. It’s designed for four to eight players ages 12 and older.
Get the Apples To Apples: Marvel Edition from Amazon for $12.05
14. Hulk Cuddleez Plush
An adorable Hulk that’s both a stuffy and a pillow, this oversized Cuddleez plush has super soft hair and pants, and is great for a nap or just lounging around. This big guy is a must for Marvel fans who love a good cuddle.
Get the Hulk Cuddleez Plush from ShopDisney for $34.99
15. Venom Talking Action Figure
Another popular Marvel maniac, Venom has appeared in two recent films, including this year’s “Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage.” If your kid loves Venom’s smart-talking and sassy attitude, they might like the talking Venom action figure, which delivers six phrases and has 40 different movable parts, including a twistable waist.
Get the Venom Talking Action Figure from Amazon for $52.50
16. Avengers Action Figure Set
If your kiddo’s just getting into the MCU, jump start their toy collection with this collection of eight Marvel action figures. You’ll get Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Ant Man, Hulk, War Machine and Falcon, all packed up together in one nice set. Cap even comes with his shield!
Get the Marvel Avengers Action Figure Set from Amazon for $39.78
17. Spider-Man Imagine Ink Coloring Book Set
Not a toy so much as a coloring set, this Imagine Ink book is perfect for Marvel fans who might occasionally need to sit down for a little quiet play. The mess-free coloring set includes a 12-page picture book, an Imagine Ink marker, a Spider-Man sticker pack and a Spider-Man coloring book. The marker only works on the book, meaning you can leave your kid alone and not worry that they’re coloring on the walls. It’s a great gift—or a great item for that plane trip to grandma and grandpa’s for the holidays.
Get the Spider-Man Imagine Ink Coloring Book Set from Amazon for $9.95
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