Best Plastic Dinosaur Toys: Pretex 7″ Dinosaurs, Pack of 12
Pretex’s Realistic Looking 7″ Dinosaurs with 12 different dinosaurs scored high on our list for playability and quality—plastic dinosaurs let kids use their imaginations for play. Parents of our kid testers also like the included booklet that had short descriptions of each dinosaur.What we liked:
• Sturdy plastic, bright colors. These seven-inch dinos felt substantial and well made.
• Parent-directed learning. The included booklet lets parents explain basic facts about each dinosaur.
• No batteries, no sound.
What could be improved
• Some don’t stand. While most of these dinosaurs stand up on their own, a few did not in our testing batch. That is a disappointment.
• Smelly when opened. A few parents complained about the plastic smell when the package is opened. You might want to let these guys air out before gifting it to a child.
Also Great: ToyVelt’s 50 Piece Dinosaur Play Set
If Pretex’s pack of 12 dinosaurs isn’t enough for your dinosaur lover, we also would recommend ToyVelt’s Dinosaur Play Set with 50—yes, 50— pieces: 20 dinosaurs plus various rocks and trees.
A couple of caveats to this set: some of the pieces are small and a choking hazard, so this toy is recommended for ages three and up. Also: the dinos in this set are smaller than our top pick, so just be aware. A few testers complained the playmat included in this set is quite small (11 x 17″)—get this set for the dinosaurs, not for the play mat.