Top 10 Toys Under $20 2016-2017

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2016-2017 Best Kids’ Toys for $20 or Less

 
Cute pink piggy bankWhen browsing for gifts in toy or department stores these days – perhaps especially at Christmas time – it might be easy to get the impression that “prices for toys are outrageous!” However, that is not necessarily the case. In fact, some absolutely wonderful toys that kids are raving about this year are at or less than the cost of $20!

What’s here: On this page is a “top 10” list – the best toys under $20 for the Christmas holiday months of 2016 and into 2017. Ranking for the list is based on those picks with a high level of popularity that also have overall great customer ratings. Toys for a variety of age ranges are included.

For shoppers: For each of the toys on this list, one or more online merchants have been chosen for product availability, low pricing and trusted reputation for safe and convenient shopping. Product review links have also been provided, where possible.

Additional note: At the time this page was published, we were able to locate each of the toys here for less than $20, but keep in mind that prices may vary – they may increase or decrease over time, and often will vary from merchant to merchant.

What’s Here:

1. LEGO Classic Creative Bricks (10692)
2. Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster
3. Mega Bloks Big Building Bag
4. Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions
5. Star Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Lightsaber
6. Hasbro Pie Face Game
7. Fisher-Price Little People See n’ Say Farmer Eddie Says
8. LEGO Minecraft The Cave (21113)
9. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks
10. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

1. LEGO Classic Creative Bricks (10692)

Price: $13.59
You save: $3.40 (20 %)
65 new from $13.590 used

Ages: 4 and up

Our first pick of the top 10 toys under $20 for 2016-2017 is the LEGO Classic Creative Bricks set.

Perhaps my all-time favorite on the list. Classic Creative Bricks are LEGO originals with a few wheels, window frames, wheel rims, and googly eyes tossed in for good measure. This is imagination and endless possibilities in a convenient LEGO-shaped box.

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LEGO Classic Creative Bricks 10692 New

$15.86
End Date: Tuesday Apr-4-2017 5:04:13 PDT
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LEGO Classic Creative Bricks 10692

$17.02
End Date: Tuesday Apr-18-2017 13:57:32 PDT
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LEGO-CLASSIC-CREATIVE BRICKS - #10692 - 221 PCS-YELLOW CREATIVE BRICK BOX-BNIP!!

$34.38
End Date: Wednesday Apr-12-2017 14:03:04 PDT
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2. Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster

Ages: 8 and up

Holding the 2nd spot among this year’s best toys for $20 or less — Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster.

The Strongarm, perfection for backyard battles, launches 6 Elite darts at top speeds, up to 90-feet in distance. There are several firing modes, but the most popular is Slam Fire. This mode delivers one dart after another in rapid succession.

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Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster

$14.78
End Date: Wednesday Apr-19-2017 0:41:22 PDT
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Lot 2 Nerf N Strike Elite Strongarm 6 Dart Blasters Great Condition

$11.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Mar-30-2017 20:34:48 PDT
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Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster New

$14.77
End Date: Monday Apr-24-2017 12:04:32 PDT
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3. Mega Bloks Big Building Bag

Price: $15.11
176 new from Too low to display2 used from $13.15

Ages: 1-5

A returning hit among this list of the top toys under $20 is Mega Bloks Big Building Bag.

An awesome choice for toddlers. The Big Building Bag contains 80 chunky, colorful Mega Bloks that kiddos can use to build and unleash their imagination. Lovin’ the zippered bag because it’s reusable as storage for all of the building blocks.

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Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag 80-Piece (Classic) Blue

$16.19
End Date: Monday Apr-17-2017 0:26:14 PDT
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Mega Bloks DCH62 First Builders Big Building Bag, 80-Piece, Pink

$11.46
End Date: Thursday Apr-20-2017 17:33:56 PDT
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Mega Bloks 80-Piece Big Building Bag, Classic

$17.62
End Date: Sunday Apr-9-2017 2:51:33 PDT
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4. Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions

Price: $18.23
You save: $3.76 (17 %)
60 new from $13.990 used

Ages: 8 and up

Coming up next on the list – Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions.

LEGO Chain Reactions is exactly what the name suggests. This setup is packed with essential LEGO bricks, and a few gear pieces, to create 10 moving “machines.” The instructions manual is detailed and extensive, giving kids a lesson in reactions.

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Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit Design Build Moving Machines

$16.99
End Date: Monday Apr-10-2017 13:32:25 PDT
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Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit

$22.39
End Date: Friday Apr-21-2017 21:19:20 PDT
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Lego Chain Reactions by Pat Murphy and Klutz Labs Scientists Staff (2015,...

$19.99
End Date: Friday Apr-14-2017 5:06:23 PDT
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5. Star Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Lightsaber

Price: $6.91
You save: $8.08 (54 %)
28 new from $6.912 used from $5.80

Ages: 4 and up

Also managing a spot among the best toys under $20 for 2016-2017 is the Star Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Lightsaber.

I often refer to Kylo Ren as Emo Darth. Ha, ha. And, if your kiddo is feeling particularly villainous, this lightsaber is Kylo’s replica from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With the flick of the wrist, this saber extends full-length.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Extendable Lightsaber

$8.02
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 22:52:23 PDT
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Disney Star Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Electronic Lightsaber Exclusive New

$39.73
End Date: Saturday Apr-22-2017 1:04:23 PDT
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Star Wars The Force Awakens Bladebuilders Kylo Ren Lightsaber Flip Out NEW!!!

$8.95
End Date: Wednesday Apr-26-2017 12:40:40 PDT
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6. Hasbro Pie Face Game

Price: $14.87
You save: $0.01 ( %)
29 new from $14.755 used from $12.94

Ages: 5 and up

A huge hit over this past year, Hasbro Pie Face Game comes in next on the list.

The Pie Face game, a new Hasbro favorite, has made a hilarious name for itself in homes, nationwide. Grab a can of whipped cream and prepare to play a game of fortune and chance. Players place their faces into the SPLAT hole, then crank the lever to test their luck.

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Pie Face Showdown Game Hasbro New

$22.75
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 9:22:14 PDT
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Despicable Me Minion Pie Face Game

$9.98
End Date: Tuesday Apr-11-2017 11:22:50 PDT
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Pie Face Showdown Family Fun Game Holiday Gift Kids Splat in the Face HASBRO NEW

$23.39
End Date: Tuesday Apr-4-2017 14:49:13 PDT
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7. Fisher-Price Little People See n’ Say Farmer Eddie Says

Price: $14.93
You save: $0.06 ( %)
50 new from $13.592 used from $11.50

Ages: 1 1/2 to 5

Memories… Fisher-Price Little People See n’ Say Farmer Eddie Says comes in at the 7th spot among the best toys for kids at $20 or less.

Farmer Eddie is a hardworking farmhand, and he shares his knowledge of farm life and animals with kiddos who pull the lever on this See N’ Say. Give it a spin, see where it lands, and listen to a bunch of fun facts about animals. Or, sing-along to Old MacDonald.

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Fisher-Price Little People See n Say Farmer Eddie Says

$18.74
End Date: Sunday Apr-9-2017 12:33:44 PDT
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Fisher-Price Little People See n' Say Farmer Eddie Says NEW IN BOX

$14.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-20-2017 9:27:26 PDT
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Cute Fisher Price Little People See N Say Farmer Eddie Says

$5.00
End Date: Tuesday Apr-18-2017 23:16:51 PDT
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8. LEGO Minecraft The Cave (21113)

Price: $16.82
99 new from $16.820 used

Ages: 8 and up

A returning favorite among inexpensive kids’ toys for 2016 and into 2017 is LEGO Minecraft The Cave.

Minecraft has become quite the craze. One the LEGO picked up on. And this setup is called The Cave—a replica of the caverns in the original game. Accessories include Steve, a zombie, and 249 bricks to build The Cave.

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LEGO Minecraft The Cave 21113 Playset Zombie Spider Boys Girls Building Toy New

$21.61
End Date: Monday Apr-17-2017 11:38:09 PDT
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NEW Sealed LEGO 21102 21113 Minecraft Micro World - The Forest Cave SETS lot

$29.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-5-2017 16:41:07 PDT
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LEGO Minecraft #21113 The Cave 100% Complete w/ Instructions No Box

$12.00
End Date: Saturday Apr-22-2017 16:01:34 PDT
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9. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks

Ages: 6 mos to 3 years

In the 9th spot on the list – Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks.

First Blocks is a Brilliant Basics must-have for babies. Includes 5 colorful shapes, a removable lid and container, and 5 cutouts. Kiddos place the shapes in the cutouts. Easy-peasy, and helps them improve their fine motor and shape sorting skills.

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Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Babys First Blocks

$8.88
End Date: Wednesday Apr-19-2017 6:52:42 PDT
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Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby'S First Blocks And Little People See 'N Say F

$26.95
End Date: Thursday Apr-27-2017 15:37:30 PDT
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U PICK Fisher Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Shape Sorter REPLACEMENT Block

$4.49
End Date: Saturday Apr-8-2017 12:20:22 PDT
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10. Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit

Price: $16.74
You save: $7.25 (30 %)
33 new from $13.990 used

Ages: 6 and up

A massive hit over the past few years, Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit is the final pick of the 2016-2017 top ten toys under twenty dollars.

For truly mind-blowing science, this kit is a setup of over 20 fun elements, all combining to create a bunch of awesome, science-themed projects. Adult supervision is required. Some of the projects include a test tube sunset and color-changing volcanoes.

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Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit Fast Free Shipping

$17.99
End Date: Saturday Apr-8-2017 13:53:46 PDT
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POOF-Slinky - Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit, (11)

$19.76
End Date: Friday Apr-7-2017 21:01:19 PDT
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Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit by Scientific Explorer

$30.33
End Date: Sunday Apr-2-2017 23:03:33 PDT
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 10/25/16.

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