The 11 Best Robot Dinosaur Toys (to Make Your Kids Squeal)

Toys just keep getting better and better, especially dinosaur toys.

They’ve been entertaining children for eons. And, now we have robot dinosaur toys making the experience even better.

Here is our rundown of the best robot dinosaur toys, carefully cherry picked from the pre-historic toy field.

Our Top Picks

- The Best Robot Dinosaur Toys Reviewed -

Zoomer Dino

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Your children get to tame this little guy. If they are getting bored with their old robot dinosaur, this one will breathe a little of that spark back into their imaginations. While he may look a little fierce, he really just wants to be petted and loved.

Zoomer Dino (check price on Amazonbalances on two wheels and will go anywhere that they let him. Those wheels make him pretty quick. He can go back and forth, and even spin around if he’s surprised. He’ll also dance and play tag.

His eyes will let your children know what he’s in the mood for. Blue eyes means that he sees them. His eyes are purple when he’s learning, and they turn red when he’s mad. And, when kids pat him on the nose, they turn green, and he almost gives them a little dino-smile.

When it’s time for some real action, kids can grab his tail to make him roar and chomp his teeth.

What we like:

  • His eyes change color depending on his mood. So, kids always know whether he wants to play or rough-house.
  • He’ll almost become a pet for kids as they train him to do different tricks.

Watch out for:

  • It’s not recommended for children younger than three.

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Miposaur

Editor's Choice  Best remote control dinosaur

Miposaur looks like impending doom as he rolls up with his sleek, black body, piercing eyes, and silver teeth. He just might be the epitome of the perfect robot dinosaur (check price on Amazon). His remote control is a Trackball that can be programmed with an iOS or Android app. Kids can interact with this dino-beast in three different ways.

  • Hand Gestures: He’s a moody little guy, and will quickly let your kids know what he wants to do. He’ll either be excited, curious, or annoyed and he’ll respond to the swipe of a hand in the air, a loud clap, or other scary noises. Kids love to get him riled up by clapping and roaring themselves.
  • Trackball: Kids can use the trackball to take him for a walk, play six different games, fetch, feed him, and make him dance. Miposaur always knows where his buddy the trackball is and responds immediately for interactive fun.
  • App: The app is loaded with games and fun for Miposaur. He can fight with other dinosaurs, dance with your children’s favorite music, and even be programmed to roam certain paths. Your kids even get to feed him steaks, socks, and cavemen.

What we like:

  • This ebony monster is a great value, especially compared to comparable robot dinosaurs.
  • The app for the trackball is free.

Watch out for:

  • He’s another one with small parts not intended for children younger than three.

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The Learning Journey RC Dancing Dino

Best dinosaur robot for toddlers

Now, here’s a cute little green robot dinosaur with a remote control perfectly sized for little fingers (check price on Amazon). He tells kids that he’s a prehistoric dancing machine and then interacts with them by laughing, dancing, and wagging his tail. He also has a learning mode where he will challenge the little ones with questions and give a little praise when they get the answer right.

What we like:

  • This little guy won the Brain Child Award from Tillywig Toys for its ability to keep toddlers enthused while having fun and learning at the same time.
  • His phrases are just too cute, and your child will love to sing a dance along with him.

Watch out for:

  • It does require a total of five batteries.

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LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs

Best Lego dinosaur robot

Lego is at it again! While it operates on pure imagination, this robot dinosaur kit makes a pretty realistic looking dinosaur (check price on Amazon). With sharp claws and scary teeth, kids will be entertained for hours creating three different dinosaurs. The T-Rex can turn into a Triceratops or a Pterodactyl. And, it’s a great addition to any Lego collection.

What we like:

  • Lego’s are built to last. Have you ever seen one break?
  • It will give your kids an endless amount of imaginative playtime.

Watch out for:

  • It does take some patience to put the dinosaurs together.

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Fistone RC Robot Dinosaur Intelligent Smart Toy

This dinosaur is fierce with its gray, mechanical body, piercing laser eyes, and a weapon launcher on its back (check price on Amazon). When it’s in play mode, it dances, plays music, blinks its eyes, and slides its feet back and forth. Switch it to combat mode, and it screams, wags its tail, isolates its target, and fires sucker bullets.

He can be activated by either remote control or touching his head. Your little ones can either have fun singing and dancing, or they can destroy the world with this guy.

What we like:

  • It has a rechargeable battery. Attach it to any USB connection for 3-4 hours to fully charge.

Watch out for:

  • The charged battery will only last about 30 minutes.
  • It’s recommended for ages 3 and up, but those sucker bullets worry us. Parental supervision would be a good idea for toddlers and younger children.

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Zoomer Indominus Rex

Part of the Jurassic World collection, this guy just looks like a real-life nightmare dinosaur-come-to-life. With his realistic gray scales, menacing claws, fierce red eyes, and dangerous-looking fangs, Zoomer Indominus Rex (check price on Amazonis ready to tear up everything around him.

He’s even on wheels, making him unstoppable. It has nose sensors, so it can follow your child’s hand movements. And, the remote control can be used to record combo moves for the monster to do later or the joystick will let your child control his every movement. Indominus Rex even comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

What we like:

  • Kids can set him in prowl mode to wander through their room.
  • His monstrous roars might even raise those little hairs on your neck. The kids love it, especially when it scares us!

Watch out for:

  • There is one USB charging cable included, but not the wall adapter.
  • It does have small parts, so be careful with children younger than three.

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TEMI Remote Control Dinosaur for Kids

He’s a big, mean T-Rex machine with over 17 inches of black and green shiny, slimy-looking scales and a beautiful set of bright white chompers (check price on Amazon). The remote control has a one-key demo function for pre-programmed actions, as well as various other buttons to control his arms, legs, head, and mouth.

His vivid lights and sounds will keep your little ones entertained as he stomps around his realm. Kids can move him all over the place, taking him as far as their imaginations will let them. The scales on his back even light up like a flashlight.

What we like:

  • This robot dinosaur is made of a safe, non-toxic, recyclable ABS plastic. Yep, the beast is eco-friendly!

Watch out for:

  • You only get about 15 minutes of use out of each charge.
  • It’s a little clumsy on carpeting.

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Dino Planet Remote Control Walking Dinosaur

This remote controlled Velociraptor (check price on Amazonwould make a great first-time robot dinosaur for your little tyke. It’s easily controlled with a two-button remote control, making it stomp its feet, wave its arms, and open its menacing jaws and roar. The eyes even glow. There’s a demo button for some pre-programmed playtime, or your kids can go crazy with the remote control and make him do almost anything.

What we like:

  • It’s an affordable option for introducing a robot dinosaur to your little one.
  • Playtime isn’t dependent on charging. This guy will play for as long as the AA batteries will last.

Watch out for:

  • It doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles.

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Trex Dinosaur 3D Puzzle Walking Wooden Robot

Best wooden dinosaur robot

Now, this is a cool robot dinosaur that the entire family can enjoy. It’s a real wood kit designed to build an interactive Triceratop (check price on Amazon). Once you bring this 3D puzzle to life, your kids can activate it by clapping their hands to make it walk and roar. Not only is it fun to play with, but you will really enjoy the bonding time you get while you help guide the assembly process.

What we like:

  • Made out of eco-friendly wood, the manufacturing process of this kit is better for our environment.
  • It’s an educational puzzle that will teach your kids about the inner-workings of toys.

Watch out for:

  • Set aside a few hours of quality time to get this robot dinosaur put together.

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Windy City Novelties Walking Realistic Dinosaur

Best Budget Buy

This might be the perfect robot dinosaur for your toddler. It’s both economical and easy for little ones to learn to use. Just turn it on and it does its thing. This little purple and black robot dinosaur (check price on Amazonwalks, roars, and even has multi-colored spikes on its back that light up. And, when it roars, its tongue and eyes light up!

What we like:

  • It’s a great dinosaur for preschool-aged children.
  • The price!

Watch out for:

  • It’s recommended for ages three and up.
  • With no volume control, it can get a little loud at times.

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Sharper Image Interactive RC Robotosaur

Well, it’s made by Sharper Image, so you expect a lot. And, you get it with this robot dinosaur. Controlled by either hand gestures or the wireless remote control, Robotosaur (check price on Amazonwill roar, snore, or yawn, and it can stomp, forage, or even spin in circles. It even shows emotions with different sounds and colored, glowing eyes. Your kids can also train it to hunt, guard, or send out alerts when something’s not quite right.

What we like:

  • Kids love making it growl at other people.
  • It is pretty amazing. It even has temper tantrums!

Watch out for:

  • It’s recommended for kids older than six.
  • You’ll need plenty of lithium batteries.

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Buyer’s Guide

So, how do you choose the best robot dinosaur toy? There are so many different types of robotics, as well as a vast array of features specific to each one. We take the time to really take a good look at each different toy and gather as much information as possible to help you make an informed decision.

Do you remember the way you felt as a child when you got a new toy, only to realize a couple of days later that it really wasn’t that much fun? That’s exactly why we take so much time evaluating these toys. We want to make sure that the robot dinosaur that you choose for your child will keep them entertained for a long time. It not only has to be fun, but it needs to have some educational value that will keep your kids enthused.

Below are some of the things that are on our mind when we’re evaluating robot dinosaur toys.

Why robotic dinosaur toys are awesome!

If you ask us, dinosaur toys are pretty awesome. But, there is just something special and unique about robot dinosaur toys.

  • Robotic dinosaur toys are educational. And, your kids either don’t realize it or don’t care because they’re having so much fun. Dinosaurs teach your children about history, and help them understand time. The concept of time will take them years to perfect. Understanding how time has evolved with dinosaurs and how much the world has changed will help them understand the value of time and relate to it better.
  • They promote creativity. The possibilities are endless. Dinosaurs can do anything because we really don’t know exactly what they looked like or what they did back then except to eat, roar, and poo, a lot! So, kids can pretend that their dinosaurs are doing whatever they want. The various features of robotic dinosaur toys will keep your child’s imagination racing with all of the different ways to play with the programming.
  • They’re fun! That’s the bottom line, right? If a toy isn’t fun, it really isn’t a toy. Dinosaur toys will take your child’s imagination to a place where almost anything is possible, a land of prehistoric cavemen and dinosaurs. We’re not really sure if there were cavemen then, but we’ll just go with it, because the kids love the thought of all of those cavemen running from the dinosaurs. It’s all part of the fun!

Different Types of Robot Dinosaur Toys

It really depends on what level of interaction you are anticipating with a robot dinosaur toy. Here’s an easy breakdown.

  • Interactive: Some robot dinosaur toys aren’t mechanically operated. While they still follow the same principle of being robotic, their automation is completely in the hands of your child’s imagination.
  • Radio-controlled: Commonly referred to as RC, these toys are controlled by a remote control. Sometimes the remote will only give commands that happen immediately, and sometimes they can program commands to happen in the future.
  • DIY: These are the ones that you put together from scratch. While most robotic dinosaur toys are assembled, for the most part, these will allow you to interact with your child as you explore both the intricacies of the individual dinosaur species and the mechanics of how the robotics function.
  • Apps: And, some of the newer robotic versions have smartphone apps that can be downloaded to further enhance your child’s experience.

Other Things to consider when buying a robot dinosaur toy.

  • Age: We’re also taking note of any age restrictions, as well as the type and life of any batteries needed. Of course, the appropriateness of the age is paramount. But, the batteries and recharging details will matter a lot. Trust us on this one! It can get a little frustrating if you have to charge a toy for hours to only get a few minutes of active playtime.
  • Brand: We also know who the quality toy makers are. If they don’t make our list, there’s a reason. You’ll notice if you read any of our other rankings, that we will only acknowledge toys from manufacturers focused on the same things that we’re concerned with. It’s a lot of information to sort through, but it’s worth it.

And the winner is…

Hands down, it’s Miposaur! WowWee has been producing quality robotics since 2001, and Miposaur (check price on Amazonis one of their latest creations.

As we researched our 11 best options, it just stood out as the best overall choice. Not only is it sleek and scary, but it looks like a robot. Or, does it look like a dinosaur? It’s hard to tell, right? That’s one of the reasons that make it the best choice.

Its functionality is what it really blows it over the top. Your kids have three different ways to interact with it. Children love being able to control it with the wave of their hand. The Trackball is not only the remote control, but it’s also a toy for the robot. And, the availability of the free app just pushes this robot dinosaur into the realm of unlimited possibilities.

It also runs on regular batteries, so the playtime is as endless as your battery supply.

Kudos to WowWee for delivering another top-quality robotic that will keep our children entertained for years.

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