Top 15 The Best Unicorn Toys – New For 2020

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Unicorns are fantastical creatures, and children everywhere love them for their stately yet fabulous aesthetic. Modern interpretations of the unicorn have made them out to be friendly and mysterious playthings.

Finding the perfect unicorn toy for your child might be difficult because of the sheer number of options on the market, however. Does your child want a unicorn toy for active play, or for creative play? What about a unicorn toy for decoration?

If you’re not sure which kind of unicorn toy to purchase, don’t fret. In this article, we’ll overview a handful of great unicorn toys that you will be ready to make a wonderful contribution to your child’s mystical kingdom. Read on to see our top 15 choices for the best unicorn toys in 2020.

Our #1 Choice – Rainbow Unicorn Mare

This beautiful action figure of a unicorn mare makes for an excellent addition to any unicorn lover’s repertoire.

Pros

  • Includes mythology education
  • Beautiful rainbow hair
  • Great for play or display

Cons

  • No included accessories

Unicorn mares are known for their pride and their elusivity, but your child will have access to a uniquely beautiful mare thanks to this toy.

The mare has a rainbow-frosted hairdo, gems embedded in its hindparts, and a horn that’s ready to joust. The hand-painted exterior of the unicorn gives way to its beautiful horse-like texture complete with realistic growth rings on the hooves.

For a unicorn lover, this toy is an essential pickup. For a child who already has a few unicorns, this might be the leader of the pack.

While there aren’t many opportunities to use additional unicorn accessories with this unicorn, the princely air of the mare makes for a great showpiece when your child isn’t playing with it actively.

The unicorn itself has a little mythology card, which explains that rainbow unicorns can heal people and perform other kinds of magic too.

Our #2 Choice – Lambs & Ivy Dawn Plush Unicorn

That’s why this plush unicorn is a cute and comfortable selection.

Pros

  • Great for snoozing
  • Cute design
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Not ideal for creative play
  • Better for smaller children

With the help of this unicorn pillow, your child can rest easy or play delightfully. The unicorn itself is still a pony, and its silver horn is only starting to grow.

The pastel colors of the unicorn make for a beautiful toy which can easily end up on your fancy couch without ruining the aesthetic. Importantly, the unicorn is ready for many long hours of play.

The unicorn is made of polyester and so you can throw it into the wash with your clothing if it ends up getting dirty. This is a huge advantage because many toys for daily use are difficult to clean and end up being too grimy to let your child handle in good conscience.

When your child wants to take a nap, they can snuggle up next to this unicorn or use it as their pillow. The soft fabric will help them to nod off immediately.

Our #3 Choice – Feisty Pets Glenda Glitterpoop

Not all unicorns are gentle and mysterious. Some unicorns, like this Glenda Glitterpoop plushie, can be downright obnoxious.

Pros

  • Two personalities in one unicorn
  • Great for active play
  • Great villain unicorn

Cons

  • Unhappy unicorn
  • Not very durable

Unicorns can have bad moods too. With a squeeze behind this plushie’s ears, Glenda will put on her angry face, baring her fang-like rows of teeth and showing that unicorns aren’t to be messed around with.

At the behest of another tug on Glenda’s ears, her demeanor will be restored to its vaguely depressed norm. With enough love and attention, your child might be able to nurse Glenda’s mood back to higher spirits.

If your child isn’t looking for a project, Glenda could be the villain as easily as a sympathetic unicorn hero depending on what your child’s imagination requires.

Glenda’s irritated growling might also make for a perfect guardian unicorn responsible for protecting others from mishaps. Your child will be the judge of her personality.

Glenda is nearly a foot tall, and she’s made of soft polyester which is washable on the surface only. If your child is looking for a more aggressive unicorn, Glenda might fit the bill.

The toy has a backstory for Glenda which your child may enjoy, or it might be more fun to make up a new backstory altogether to account for Glenda’s odious last name and irritable behavior.

Our #4 Choice – Aurora Unicorn Fancy Pals Purse

Young unicorns are on-the-go, much like your child. But what if your child could bring a unicorn with them wherever they want? Enter the Fancy Pals purse.

Pros

  • Great for storing other toys
  • Includes a baby unicorn
  • Easy to snuggle with for a nap

Cons

  • Bag isn’t durable
  • Unicorn is small

Children love to take their toys everywhere, but often this results in their toys being lost or strewn around — a risk far too great for a toy as illustrious as a unicorn. This toy gives your child a convenient unicorn carrying case as well as the unicorn to carry inside of it.

The purse itself is the perfect size for its tiny inhabitant, a young unicorn who is ridiculously plushy. The young unicorn’s youthful demeanor makes for a timid and cute companion who your child will nurture and enjoy playing with.

Your child could also carry a few other items in the purse too. This would make it a great gift for a child who wants to both carry a unicorn and also carry around unicorn grooming gear.

Your child may find that the meshing on the side of the purse is a bit prone to fraying, however. You should encourage your child to treat the unicorn and the purse gently to keep them in good shape for as long as possible.

While the purse is easy to wash, the unicorn itself is a bit harder. It’s only washable on the surface, so try to make sure that your child doesn’t get it too dirty while playing around.

Our #5 Choice – Fingerlings Baby Unicorn Gemma

For the child that wants a unicorn to perch on their finger, Gemma is a great toy.

Pros

  • Interactive and electronic
  • Fun companion to play with
  • Woken up by noise
  • Collectible

Cons

  • Requires batteries
  • Tough to play in loud environments

Most unicorns are a bit too large to comfortably cling to their owner’s finger. Gemma, on the other hand, is the perfect size for a portable unicorn.

Gemma is a pink baby unicorn who has an exuberant rainbow tail and a stubby yellow horn that hasn’t started to grow yet. Gemma’s arms and legs can be moved to perfectly cling to your child’s finger, giving them a companion who isn’t about to slip away.

Gemma is a great addition to other fingerling unicorn toys or a unicorn pack. Her size is perfect to rest in a palm when she isn’t clinging to a child’s finger. Gemma’s eyes are highly expressive and innocent, emphasizing her newfound existence and curiosity about the world.

Gemma, like other fingerling unicorns, will turn her eyes and head while making noises when your child plays with her provided that she has batteries. Gemma will also blow kisses, squirm, and nod off to sleep when it’s time for your child to hit the hay.

Fingerling unicorns are noise sensitive, so they may not be the best toys for your child to play within a crowded environment. Nonetheless, when they’re at home, you might start to enjoy the unicorn’s soft noises as your child plays with the toy.

Be sure to have a few extra batteries on hand when your child plays with Gemma. The motors which move the toy’s limbs tend to exhaust the batteries quickly if your child is playing with them for a long period.

Our #6 Choice – JewelKeeper Musical Ballerina Jewelry Box

Unicorns make for a great centerpiece in a music box, and that’s why this magical ballerina noisemaker features one of the beautiful steeds.

Pros

  • Plays beautiful music
  • Fits right in on a wardrobe
  • Great for storing small items

Cons

  • Not very good for active or imaginative play

Music boxes are often associated with a bygone era, but the tradition remains alive and well in the form of this unicorn music box.

When your child opens the lid of the box, a wonderful unicorn will spring up, and the tune to “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” will serenade their ears. It’s a very pleasant ensemble, and your child will enjoy the ambiance which it provides.

Importantly, the unicorn music box has a utilitarian side, too. The box has a storage space and a removable drawer which your young unicorn lover can store jewelery or other small objects.

The exterior of the music box is painted with a delightful series of unicorns walking on clouds and jumping over rainbows, making it a natural fit into any other unicorn-themed play area.

The thing to remember with this box is that it isn’t very useful for creative play or for active play. Indeed, it is an accessory for your child’s other playthings which may be pleasant, but it lacks play value when used alone.

If you are looking for a first unicorn toy for your child, this might not be the right one. If your child already has an entire collection of unicorn toys, however, this toy might be the perfect choice to round out the series so that they’ll have a way of enjoying unicorns while getting dressed or hanging out.

Our #7 Choice – I Love Unicorns Kit

With the help of this kit, your unicorn lover can create unicorns and unicorn-themed items from scratch. They’ll need some basic arts and crafts know-how to get started, but once they do, this kit will make sure that their creations can come to life.

Pros

  • Great for arts and crafts play
  • Fun for multiple people at once
  • Allows for artistic expression
  • Comes with great guides

Cons

  • Better for older unicorn lovers
  • May require supervision
  • Not great for active play

Arts and crafts are a great way for your young unicorn lover to be creative while also working on something that they’ll use. Sewing, knitting, and papercraft are all valid when it comes to producing great unicorn-themed gear.

This kit includes six different unicorn projects that your child can do depending on what their skills are. If your child is ready for papercraft, they’ll get a chance to show you their stuff.

The biggest winner of this kit is the sewing portion, however. Your child will be able to sew a little unicorn plush from scratch or sew a unicorn pattern into their other clothing.

You may want to keep a close eye on your child while they are sewing their creations into other clothing to make sure that they end up producing a nice unicorn addition rather than a frankenstein, however.

The kit is intended for unicorn lovers who are on the older side. This means that it includes things which might potentially be harmful to younger unicorn lovers, like a needle for sewing. Likewise, the kit’s knitting sticks might be hazardous if they are thrown.

Make sure that your child is ready for an arts and crafts adventure before purchasing this toy and you won’t have any problems. Be ready to hop in and offer a helping hand if your child can’t figure out how to perform a certain step of the creative process, however.

A lot of the needlework can be more difficult than it may appear at first glance. The same goes for the papercraft, which can become surprisingly intricate.

Our #8 Choice – Little Live Pets Sparkles My Dancing Unicorn

Sparkles My Dancing Unicorn from Little Live Pets dances and “eats” cupcakes! She’s an interactive pet unicorn that will delight any unicorn lover!

Pros

  • Interactive toy
  • Horn lights up
  • Nuzzles and dances
  • Makes unicorn sounds

Cons

  • Batteries need replacing often
  • Not for children under three

Little Live Pets brings us Sparkles My Dancing Unicorn. She has a horn that changes color and lights up. This interactive unicorn toy dances to its own music when you press the heart-shaped button on the side. When you pat her, she nuzzles up to you.

The set comes with a grooming brush and unicorn food in the form of a cupcake. When Sparkles eats her cake, you can hear her make noises, and her horn lights up green. If you stroke the side of her neck, her horn glows red. Stroking her back will cause her to trot. Pet her a second time, and she canters.

Sparkles measures 15 x 12 cm and requires two AAA batteries. If your child plays with the toy often, you’ll need to change the batteries regularly. Sparkles is not designed for children under the age of three.

Our #9 Choice – VTech Myla The Magical Unicorn

Myla, The Magical Unicorn plush toy from VTech, sings and changes colors when you groom her. This pet unicorn’s horn lights up as well as her necklace, wings, and eyes.

Pros

  • Interactive toy
  • Sings and plays music
  • Changes colors
  • 2020 Toy of the Year Finalist

Cons

  • Requires four AA and 2 AAA batteries
  • Not machine washable

When you groom Myla The Magical Unicorn by touching the magic brush to the butterfly palette to choose a color, her eyes, wings, and horn change color. Myla comes with a crown, comb, microphone, brush, butterfly color palette, and hair clips that you can wear too.

If you hold the microphone to her mouth, she’ll sing a song. When you pull the mic away, Myla stops singing, but the music continues. The song lyrics are included in the packaging so your child can sing along too.

Myla’s mane and tail can be brushed and braided. When you pat Myla’s back, she speaks. Myla is designed for children ages four to eight. Although batteries are included for demo purposes, you should replace them for full interactive play. Myla was a 2020 Toy of the Year Finalist. Because of the electronic components, Myla is not machine washable.

Our #10 Choice – Vermont Teddy Bear Unicorn Stuffed Animal

This unicorn stuffed animal from Vermont Teddy Bear is one of the softest plush toys ever! It has a light pink tail and fluffy mane as well as iridescent horn and hooves.

Pros

  • Soft stuffed animal
  • Surface washable
  • Lifetime replacement guarantee
  • Meets the US child safety standards

Cons

  • Hard plastic eyes, not embroidered
  • Not stuffed completely

The Vermont Teddy Bear unicorn stuffed animal comes with a lifetime replacement guarantee, no matter what happens to it. Designed and hand-stitched at the Teddy Bear Factory in Shelburne, Vermont, this plush toy is filled with 100% recycled stuffing and has ultra-soft polyester fur. Keep it nice and clean by surface washing when needed.

The cute and cuddly unicorn exceeds the US child safety standards. The eyes are hard plastic rather than embroidered. However, they are secured and child-safe for children over the age of three. The composition of this stuffed animal is that it is meant to be huggable. Therefore, it is not entirely stuffed to full capacity like other types of plush toys.

Your child will adore snuggling the Vermont Teddy Bear unicorn as a lovey at bedtime or prancing it around for magical, imaginative play.

Our #11 Choice – USA Toyz Misty Mountain Unicorn Play Tent

Enjoy magical unicorn fun at its best with the USA Toyz Misty Mountain Unicorn Play Tent. Imaginative play has no boundaries with this lightweight and portable indoor/outdoor pavilion.

Pros

  • Travel case
  • Indoor/outdoor setup
  • Easy assembly
  • Safety tested

Cons

  • Poles tend to poke through the roof

Misty Mountain Unicorn Play Tent by USA Toyz fits up to three children comfortably. It has a unicorn motif and comes with a bonus unicorn headband that will inspire hours of magical play. It sets up easily indoors or outside without the use of tools.

This polyester tent measures 41 x 41 x 53 inches. It can be surface cleaned with a damp cloth, water, and soap. The travel tote lets you take all the fun on the road and keeps it safe when stored away.

The Misty Mountain Unicorn play tent comes with sturdy poles, secure ties along with floor and roof anchors for safety. It has breathable mesh windows and a wide door that ties up or rolls down. All USA Toyz have been in-house tested for safety standards.

This tent is designed for children ages three and up. There is a tendency for the poles to poke through the roof if the set up is not done correctly, so every precaution should be taken during assembly.

Our #12 Choice – Vroom Rider X Ponycycle Ride-On Unicorn

Let your child’s imagination take off with the Vroom Rider X Ponycycle Ride-On Unicorn. This child-propelled pet unicorn comes in both small and medium sizes for children ages three to nine.

Pros

  • No batteries needed
  • Two sizes available
  • Rideable toy

Cons

  • Some assembly required
  • Spot-clean only

Imagine the fun your little heroine will have on her own prancing unicorn! The Vroom Rider X Ponycycle Ride-On Unicorn moves when your child bounces up and down on the saddle, improving muscle tone and balance of the rider.

The wheels on the hooves make for a smooth movement that does not mark up the floors. The unicorn canters the best on hard surfaces that are free from grass and gravel, either indoors or outside.

The Vroom Rider X Ponycycle Ride-On Unicorn does require some assembly. This unicorn riding toy is available in two sizes, small and medium. The little unicorn measures 24 x 11 x 30 inches and weighs 18 pounds. It is capable of carrying a rider that weighs up to 55 pounds and is meant for children ages three to five.

The medium unicorn has dimensions of 31.5 x 13.4 x 36.6 inches and weighs 19.4 pounds. The saddle height is 24.4 inches. This unicorn can be used by children ages four to nine that weigh less than 90 pounds. The seat cover is removable for washing. However, the rest of the unicorn must be spot-cleaned.

Our #13 Choice – Bstaofy LED Unicorn Plush Toy

The Bstaofy LED Unicorn Plush Toy is stuffed with soft polyester cotton for the perfect bedtime cuddly night light. The LED light in this glow unicorn works on a 15-minute timer saving precious battery power.

Pros

  • 15 minute light timer
  • Glow unicorn with LED light

Cons

  • Requires three AA batteries
  • Not machine washable
  • Flammable

The Bstaofy LED Unicorn Plush Toy has a premium polyester soft plush body with a rainbow-colored mane and tail. The internal LED lights are activated with an on/off button on the front left leg. It also has a 15-minute timer, which will turn off the light show if it is not touched during that period. It requires three AA batteries that are not included.

There are some safety concerns with this toy. It is not machine washable. Any spot cleaning must also be done with care since the electronic components inside the unicorn could be damaged by water. The manufacturer also cautions that this toy should not be played with near fire since it is flammable.

The Bstaofy LED Unicorn is designed for children that are older than three. It measures 16.5 inches long and 12 inches high. The cuddly glow unicorn is available in pink, light green, and white and makes a great gift.

Our #14 Choice – Little Live Rainglow Unicorn Vet Set

Teach your little one empathy and responsible pet care with the Little Live Rainglow Unicorn Vet Set. Rainglow makes more than forty sounds along with changing horn colors and facial expressions as she gets well.

Pros

  • Interactive toy
  • Promotes responsible pet care

Cons

  • Requires four AAA batteries
  • Not machine washable

Little Live Rainglow Unicorn Vet Set comes with five magical accessories to treat your sick pet. You can check Rainglow’s heartbeat that beats in time with the light pulses in her horn with the sparkle scope and use the Furmometer to check her temperature. Rainglow opens her mouth and sighs when the thermometer is inserted.

You can apply the dream cream to her injured left leg and cover it with the magic bandage. Give her the magical Uni Drops to help her get well. Rainglow’s horn lights up and changes color as she feels better. After treatment, Rainglow takes a nap.

There are two modes of play with this stuffed toy. On the back right hoof, there is an on/off switch, while on the back left foot, there is a switch for the magical vet mode in need of care or the regular Rainglow setting where she is happy and healthy.

Facial expressions, sounds, and horn color change when you pet, rock, tickle, feed, or treat Rainglow. She is soft and lightweight, measuring just 8 x 17 x 11.5 inches. Unfortunately, the Little Live Rainglow Unicorn is not machine washable and must be spot-cleaned.

Our #15 Choice – Jasonwell Inflatable Unicorn Sprinkler

Summertime has never been so magical with the Jasonwell Inflatable Unicorn Sprinkler. This inflatable water toy is available in large and giant unicorn size.

Pros

  • Summertime fun
  • Durable sprinkler

Cons

  • Air pump not included
  • Can get holes
  • Leaky connectors

The Jasonwell Inflatable Unicorn Sprinkler is a magical way to cool off this summer. The large unicorn inflates to 82.6 x 33.5 x 65 inches, and the giant unicorn measures 106 x 43 x 80 inches from tail to horn when fully expanded. The water shoots from the tip of the horn after it is connected to a regular size garden hose.

There are four stakes, one for each hoof, to keep this unicorn from flying off. It is made from a material that is both thick, and quality tested. Inflation and deflation are fast and easy with an air pump, which is not included. The Jasonwell Inflatable Unicorn Sprinkler adds sparkle to any summer party.

Because this is an inflatable toy, holes may likely occur even with regular, gentle use. Be prepared for this by purchasing patches to heal the unicorn of its injuries. The water connector is not of the highest quality and tends to leak. Some consumers have also reported issues with the valves leaking air, causing the unicorn to grow weary and lay down.

FAQ

Are Unicorn Toys Good For Creative Play?

Unicorn toys are typically good for creative play because they encourage your child to imagine a world which does not exist. The parameters of this world are up to your child regardless of which unicorn toy they use.

Furthermore, your child can easily integrate any new unicorn toys that they get into their unicorn universe. This encourages your child to view their imagination as a source of new fun rather than something which they have to suppress.

For the most part, unicorn toys will be the best for your child’s creative play when they are encouraged to make up a new story for every new unicorn that they get.

Are Unicorn Toys Good For Active Play?

Yes, unicorn toys are frequently good for active play. Children understand that unicorns are not sedentary creatures. They also understand that unicorns will probably not be happy pets if they aren’t allowed to prance through pastures or to jump over rainbows.

This means that your child will intuitively be moving their unicorn toys around and by extension moving themselves around. The main challenge is getting your child to be as active as possible while using their unicorn toys.

You may need to give your child a little guidance when it comes to being active. Telling them to get up and prance with their unicorn is probably a good strategy.

What Should I Avoid With Unicorn Toys?

For the most part, there are not many types of unicorn toys that you should avoid. You may want to avoid unicorn toys that your child must assemble before using, however.

Most children don’t appeal to their unicorn toys for a building or planning experience, so it might be considered an undue burden if they have to do a lot of work before having the finished unicorn product in hand.

Furthermore, you should probably opt to avoid unicorn toys which are intended for cuddling or resting on if they aren’t easy to clean. These toys have fabrics which might get dirty with extended use, and so you need to be able to wash them without exerting much effort.

Does My Child Need Accessories For Their Unicorn Toys?

Your child doesn’t explicitly need accessories for their unicorn toys, but buying a few accessories can really increase the play value that your children can derive from the toy.

Accessories for unicorn toys might include unicorn grooming gear or riding gear. You could also pick up a unicorn decoration kit, which will help your child to extract new fun from older unicorn toys that they have already deeply enjoyed.

Keep in mind that not all unicorn toys will be compatible with all unicorns. Some unicorns don’t have the lush hair that a grooming kit could make use of. Likewise, some unicorn toys are more for looks than for active play, so be sensitive to the difference.

Brett Gordon
 

The brains behind The Toy Report. Having clocked tons of time in toys research and online resource development, today, Brett is dedicated to making The Toy Report a trusted space in the world of toy reviews and recommendations.