Video games have become the biggest form of media, by revenue, and that goes beyond the screen into merchandise. With that, come video game toys, which are now some of the hottest toys being released year after year. With that in mind, here are the top video game toys right now:
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10. FiguArts Mini Melina, $30
Back in February, acclaimed Dark Souls developer From Software released their highly anticipated open-world, fantasy role-playing game, Elden Ring. This game has gone on to sell tens of millions of copies and become one of the highest-rated video games of all time. Therefore, Elden Ring toys are hot property this year, and what is better than your trusty guide Melina in this cutesy figure form?
9. Overwatch Ultimates Action Figures, $24
Overwatch was a global multiplayer phenomenon, coming from the developers of World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment. In October 2022, the long-awaited sequel Overwatch 2 was released with a free-to-play model and quickly amassed over 25 million players. This means there is no better time to grab an amazingly detailed Overwatch Ultimates action figure for your favorite hero.
8. Kirby Otamatone, $44
One of the surprise gaming hits of 2022 was the latest entry in the long-running Kirby franchise, Kirby and the forgotten land. The lovable pink ball Kirby is one of the most recognizable video game mascots and therefore lends himself very nicely to toys and merchandise. This musical device is incredibly fun, creative, and interesting, as it adopts the Otamatone into the style of the titular hero.
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7. Roblox Playsets, $55
Roblox is an absolute gaming juggernaut, with millions of players jumping in every day from around the world. Creative fans will build their own games and experiences within Roblox and this playset is sure to capture the same imaginative spark that drives one of the industry’s most-played titles.
6. Fortnite Battle Bus, $65+
Fortnite took the world by storm when it first released its battle royale mode, with tens of millions of players fighting it out to be the last person standing. Even years after its release, Fortnite remains one of the most played titles in the world with many players landing in for the very first time in 2022. There are a whole host of Fortnite toys available on the market but this Battle Bus comes equipped with an inflatable balloon that adds a really nice touch to the iconic flying vehicle.
5. Apex Legends Wingman Pistol, $20
Continuing on with another battle royale game, EA’s Apex Legends. This game switched up the formula by introducing distinct characters with unique abilities to multiplayer combat. This approach has earned the game tens of millions of daily active players and with a new legend and map just released, it shows no signs of slowing down. One of the game’s most iconic weapons is the Wingman pistol and this toy variant comes complete with the moving parts showcased within the game. A must-have for any fan of Apex Legends.
4. Minecraft Collector Chest, $105
Minecraft is the best-selling game of all time and is played by many people around the world. There are many Minecraft toys and collectibles available to purchase so why not acquire a collector chest from the game to store all of them in? It not only acts as storage for your Minecraft goods, but it also unfolds into a fully-fledged display case.
3. Fall Guys Plush, $13
Fall Guys is yet another battle royale title that spun the format on its head by pitting players against each other in obstacle course levels and wacky minigames that were a breath of fresh air from all of the other games in the genre that put the emphasis on violent combat. It has enjoyed a 2022 resurgence following its release on additional platforms, so these Fall Guys plush characters are in higher demand than ever.
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2. Pokémon Pokeball Plus, $130
Pokémon is the biggest media franchise on the planet, capturing the imagination of so many adoring fans of video games, anime series, movies, merchandise, and toys. The PokeBall Plus is the perfect companion to both the Pokémon Go and Let’s Go games that provides an authentic experience for catching creatures.
1. LEGO Adventures with Mario Starter Course, $47+
LEGO is arguably the greatest toy of all time and when combined with one of the best, most iconic video games of all time, you are certainly on to a winner.
It is a great time to pick up this LEGO Adventures with Mario Starter Course since Nintendo just showed the first trailer for their animated blockbuster movie releasing in 2023. With this set, you can easily expand your collection with the many other Super Mario-themed sets that LEGO offer.