Scooby Doo has been in our hearts and minds for half a century. Whichever Scooby you grew up around doesn’t matter (although the new ones are kind of creepy, albeit not as creepy as the new Powerpuff Girls).
Pop culture thrives on Scooby references – I mean, Buffy’s gang of outcasts calls itself The Scooby Gang!
What better way to celebrate Scooby’s legacy than to drum up this awesome collection of Scooby Doo toys?
1. Get a Fright at the Theme Park
Board games’ downside is that it’s hard to play them on your own. You can, as evidenced by my solo games of Star Wars Monopoly as a tween, but it’s not the same as plugging in and playing on your own with other people playing on their own, around the world, too. That said, there are times when board games can be brought out. Instead of playing with your phone when you’re at a friend’s, play a game together! You’ll thank me. Or kill each other. Both?
2. Do PEZ Dispensers Count as Scooby Doo Toys?
They should. I didn’t get a PEZ dispenser until it was months after everybody else had PEZ dispensers. It was a Yoda one and I remember being surprised how little I enjoyed the actual sweets while loving the collectible toy aspect of them. The joy of PEZ was in the toys, and the fact that these Scooby Doo ones come in a pack where you can alternate characters or share with friends (ha), kinda makes me a little envious they weren’t around when I was younger.
3. Rye Raggy, Rhis Rooby Dooby Doo Plush is CUTE
Would that be rute or root in Scoobese? It’s funny. Owning a dog comes with the added benefit of having a “voice” for them. Shaggy never had that problem as Scooby can — vaguely? In a manner of speaking?? — talk. Unless he’s just the stoner he is and is imagining Scooby is talking? If you don’t want any other Scooby Doo toys, you gotta take this stuffed one home. Even if you pretend it’s Scrappy after he’s been to the taxidermist.
4. We All Know A Velma
Just like we all know a Hermione and a Willow. We know a Velma because our Velma is the person we go to when we need logical, intelligent answers that the Shaggies (yes, I’m one), Rons, and Buffies of us go to when they’re not going through their hormonal witchery. Willow, looking at you. Get your Velma the best Scooby Doo toy you could get them: get them a Funko POP of her. They can prop it up on the pile of books they just read.
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5. Remote Control Your Own Fun
There are so many remote control Scooby Doo toys that it took a lot to decide which would be the best to feature here. Scooby hanging out of the window like all dogs do is what made sure that this off-road Mystery Machine pipped the others to the post. Look at this dog and tell me he doesn’t look like the happiest anxiety-ridden pooch you’ve ever seen in your life…
6. These Scooby Doo Action Figures Will Provide Hours of Entertainment
Whether there are kids in your immediate or distant life that you want to get these for — let’s be real, every kid needs to be inducted into the school of Scoobs and Spooks pretty early on, it’s such a good show — or you just want them for the sake of having them, this 5-pack of action figures are not to be missed out on. To be fair, I’m not all too sure why the gang is raising their hands in the box but I’m pretty sure it’s because they want you to pick them as your favorite.
7. Stretch Scooby Has Come to Party
Not sure if you guys remember the Stretch Armstrong toys of the ‘90s. Despite seeing the commercials, I never had one or got to play with one, which makes me real antsy to get my hands on this Scooby Doo toy. I want to know the physics of the stretching. How does it work? What is its breaking point? Do they make them with the skin of Gomu Gomu no Mi? Can I use it as a catapult? I just NEED TO KNOW.
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8. Frankenstein is NOT the Monster
So, there are also a lot of twin packs that include one of the characters from the show next to a popular monster from it too. (No removing of the masks, though. These are all pretty much pre-pesky kids monsters). Again, it was a difficult choice for me on which to pick but because we’re doing Scooby Doo toys, I went with Scoobs and my boyfriend, Frankenstein. Because why not?
9. Scooby-Doo Lego Set
You’ve got a plane and the gang all here, now. Surely figuring out who the person in the monster suit is will be much easier when you can just dismantle them until they no longer resemble anything living, right? Oh, the joys of being a LEGO headless horseman. Again, there are lots of LEGO Scooby Doo toys if you look around, but since it’s Halloween soon, Elwood Crane wins.
10. Give This Special Flocked Scooby Pop a Treat
He’d be such a great companion for the flocked Dogmeat pop we featured in our Fallout bobbleheads article, wouldn’t he? You could have two fluffy, famous canine pop vinyls instead of just one. They could keep each other company during the day; Dogmeat could teach Scooby how to be brave and Scooby could… I don’t know, share his Scooby Snacks? It’s a match made in Heaven and you can totally make it happen!
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