Mini-collectibles, such as 5 Surprise Mini Brands from ZURU, are super trendy in the toy aisles. | Source: Deb Zelasny

Good things come in small packages — at least in the world of miniature toys and collectibles. Anything “mini” is hot these days, from collectibles to figurines, but don’t let their size fool you! These miniatures will steal your heart in a big way.

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5 Surprise Mini Brands (ZURU)

Have you truly lived if you haven’t peeled apart a 5 Surprise ball to reveal the miniatures inside? 5 Surprise Mini Brands from ZURU are realistic miniatures of popular brands. Each ball contains an assortment of mini brands like Dove, Skippy, Airheads, Breyers, and more, as well as mini-shopping accessories like carts, shelves, paper bags, or baskets. You can even expand your collection with 5 Surprise Toy Minis (featuring tiny versions of various toy brands). Collectors can purchase carrying cases or even a 5 Surprise Mini Mart to hold and display all of their minis.

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Wacky Packages Minis (Super Impulse)

Wacky Packages from the 1970s are back in new form thanks to Super Impulse’s Wacky Packages Minis. Created by Topps in 1967, Wacky Packages were silly mock-ups of actual products, and kids could collect them as stickers and cards. Super Impulse brings Wacky Packages to life in a miniature size with classic products like Alpo dog food and Frosted Snakes cereal, to name a few. These 3D puny products can be purchased in blind box series or sets, and each comes with collectible stickers, too.

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Shopkins Real Littles (Moose Toys)

What’s the difference between Shopkins and Shopkins Real Littles? Shopkins Real Littles from Moose Toys are the same recognizable brands you find in the grocery store, but in miniature form. Shopkins have always been a big hit with collectors, but the Real Littles line brings Shopkins to a whole new level. Each adorable Shopkin is packaged as a recognizable name brand like Welch’s grape jelly or Marie Callender’s chicken pot pie. Collectors and fans can purchase in two-pack blind boxes or larger shopper packs. The Real Littles line includes specialized mini lockers or mini backpacks that kids can store their collectibles in, too.

World’s Smallest Crocodile Dentist | Source: Super Impulse

World’s Smallest (Super Impulse)

World’s Smallest from Super Impulse is perhaps the most recognizable brand for functioning miniatures. The company’s mini-games line actually has working parts, like Crocodile Dentist with actual gameplay, mini Monopoly with all components and pieces, or a real Rubik’s Cube in miniature form. You can even summon the dearly separated with the World’s Smallest Ouija Board. Following the success of World’s Smallest, Super Impulse also released World’s Coolest, Mini and Micro Arcades, and World’s Smallest Hot Wheels. The World’s Smallest recently revealed the Garbage Pail Kids as part of the World’s Smallest Pop Culture Micro Figure line. World’s Smallest GPK features the nostalgic disgusting characters from the 1980s in microform.

Funko Mystery Minis Ad Icons | Source: Deb Zelasny

Funko Mystery Minis (Funko)

Funko Mystery Minis provide precisely what’s promised: adorable miniature versions of favorite movies, characters, or other pop culture themes in that distinct Funko style. Packaged in blind bags, series based on The Office, Star Wars, Ad Icons, or Five Nights at Freddy’s inspire adults to start collecting, too.

Polly Pocket Compacts | Source: Mattel

Polly Pocket Compacts (Mattel)

Mattel has kept Polly Pocket in miniature form (only 1 inch tall!) and added her to larger compact cases (about 5 inches) that are perfect for storage and carrying. Kids can collect various Polly Pocket figures and store them in animal-themed compact cases, based on corgis, hedgehogs, and pigs. Polly Pocket miniatures come with movable limbs and snap-on tiny clothing and accessories. Don’t blink, or you’ll lose them!

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LOL Surprise Minis (MGA Entertainment)

Miniature collections wouldn’t be complete without the addition of the ever-popular L.O.L. Surprise from MGA Entertainment! L.O.L. Surprise Minis contain fuzzy mini-pets for L.O.L. Surprise! dolls, as well as tiny accessories for kids to build a tiny house. Even if you’re not a collector, the fuzzy little pets are cute enough on their own!

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Disney Doorables (Just Play)

If you think there’s no room for more items in your Disney collection, think again! Not only are Disney Doorables from Just Play in miniature form (each figure is 1.5 inches high), but they also come housed in their own tiny houses or collectors cases. The name “Doorable” comes from the mini-figure’s reveal factor — each is hidden behind a cardboard door that the collector needs to pop open for the big reveal.

Mini-collectibles provide big smiles, but are still small — and affordable enough — to “collect them all.” These tiny toys will even appeal to grownups, who may find a ping of nostalgia in the brands or retro themes. No matter what age you are, there’s always room for minis!

About the author

Debbie Zelasny

Debbie Zelasny

Debbie Zelasny was an elementary school teacher for more than a decade before taking the plunge into the world of motherhood and blogging. She now owns and operates The Jersey Momma, an entertaining website for families and fun-seekers of all ages. Debbie loves going on adventures with her family, trying out new toys, giving travel advice, and sharing a myriad of cool stuff on her blog. She's not afraid to let her inner child shine through and she doesn't think you should be, either. Debbie's writing has been featured in The Mailbox Magazine, Yahoo! Voices, Pink Cake Box, and Thrive Global. She also really, really loves her dog.