Get ready to spend your rupees on the best Zelda toys of of the year
It’s no secret that the Legend of Zelda series is my favourite canon of all time. I’ve loved these games ever since I was a kid and spent most of my childhood wishing that I could fight monsters like Link.
And now, thanks to some of the best Zelda toys… I’m still no closer.
Still, at least I can dress up like Link and pretend… that’ll have to do for now.
From epic toy props based on items in the game to some exciting collectibles perfect for any occasion, this list of the best Zelda toys is ready and waiting for you to dive right in.
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1. Hylian Shield
You just can’t have a list of the best Zelda toys without starting on the Hylian Shield.
This has always been Link’s most trusty shield, not bending, breaking, or burning under the weight of his enemies attacks.
And now, you can fend off projectile oranges thrown by your friends or mime knocking back a Stalfos with this epic shield toy.
This is the perfect accessory for Halloween costumes or for just hanging on your wall!
2. Nelsonic Zelda Game Watch
Why have a watch that can just tell the time when you can have one that plays a basic version of the original Legend Of Zelda game!
Now, with the Nelsonic Zelda Game Watch, you can tell the time while training to be the Hero of Time!
With simple on-screen graphics and buttons to control Link, you can look as though you’re busy thinking about an important date while actually slaying enemies.
3. Breath of the Wild Traveller’s Bow
What else do you need to go with your Hylian Shield? How about the Breath of the Wild Traveller’s Bow?
The best part of BOTW is sneaking up on enemies and snipering them with arrows. Now, you can sniper your mum or brother instead with this plastic arrow!
Twinned with the Hylian Shield, you’re only one-step away from looking like the Princesses Champion.
I wonder if there’s a Master Sword somewhere further down this list..?
4. Breath of the Wild
The best Zelda game of all time hardly needs an introduction. Yes, I just did say that Breath of the Wild was the best Zelda game of all time, and I stand by that decision!
The most open world Zelda game we’ve ever played, with beautiful scenescapes, epic battles, and the ability to go anywhere and do anything.
Yeah, this game changed everything!
If you have a Zelda fan in your life that hasn’t played this game, then sort that out right away and get a copy immediately.
5. Nintendo 3DS – Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Edition
Number 5 in our list of the best Zelda toys goes to this Nintendo 3DS – Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Edition. As I write this article, I have one of these on the table next to me, and the temptation to crank out some A Link Between Worlds is too much to bear.
The 3DS might not be with us anymore, but there are still tonnes of consoles on second-hand sites that you can purchase.
And as we all know, having a Triforce on anything makes it instantly 100 times better.
Experience 3D gameplay on a 90% bigger screen than the normal 3DS. It’s the only way to play the best Nintendo 3DS games!
6. Ceramic Ocarina
This Ceramic Ocarina is admittedly one of the most fragile items on our list of the best Zelda toys, possibly not one for the toy box or a school backpack…
It is a cool toy however, at least that’s what adults call playable ornaments.
That’s right; you can actually play this Ocarina! How cool will it be to knock out Saria’s Song and Zelda’s Lullaby in real life.
Practice different rhythms, hone your notes, and crack out Ocarina renditions of all your favourite songs!
7. The Legend Of Zelda Wooden Music Box
I’m a big fan of little trinkets like this The Legend Of Zelda Wooden Music Box, a simple gift that is sure to put a smile on someones face.
Just turn the handle on the side of the box and listen as The Legend of Zelda theme tune rings forth.
This is another delicate toy but one that brings so much joy while being incredibly simple.
And, the best bit is that you can see all of the inner workings and literally what makes it tick!
8. The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch
In the line with the latest Super Mario Bros Game & Watch handheld released as part of Mario’s 35th Anniversary, Link is also getting his own celebratory console, The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch!
Built like the iconic Game & Watch consoles of old, this retro-themed handheld comes with three games pre-loaded; The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
It also comes with a version of the Game & Watch game Vermin with Link as the playable character.
And, like Mario’s G&W console, it also doubles up as a night clock based on Zelda II.
9. The Legend Of Zelda – The Wind Waker Playset
The Legend Of Zelda – The Wind Waker Playset takes the Number 9 spot in this list of the best Zelda toys of all time!
Featuring our cel-shaded hero himself, the King of Red Lions, and a barrel complete with rupee, this play set it perfect for fans of sailing the deep ocean in The Wind Waker!
Ok, so a little bit of imagination is going to be needed with this set, but kids have so much imagination that they could probably start selling it to boring adults!
Twin with other pieces such as Outset Island and gather other characters like Tetra in order to reenact key scenes from the game.
How big will your ocean be?
10. Hyrule Historia
Hyrule Historia is one of the most interesting books I’ve ever read. And if you’re sat there thinking that books aren’t toys, get a grip!
Books are educational toys, capish?
Covering all of the artwork and behind the scenes trickery for all of the Zelda games up to and including Skyward Sword, this beautifully crafted book is a veritable goldmine of Zelda knowledge.
Read exclusive interviews with the designers, see the processes that go into making your favourite characters, and nerd out on some amazing artwork at the same time.
If you’re a Zelda fan, then you need this book in your life!
11. Link Action Figure
In at Number 11 in our best Zelda toys list is this nifty Link Action Figure. Standing at a ginormous 20″ tall, this action figure is easily the hardest toy on the market.
He could take down Action Man and G.I Joe in one swipe, for crying out loud!
With movable parts, the Goddess Sword and Hylian Shield, and his iconic tunic, Link is ready for battle!
And you know what, it looks spot on too. This is the perfect toy for the ultimate Zelda fan… anyone fancy buying me one?
12. Foam Master Sword
Here it is folks, a genuine Foam Master Sword for you to wield around the home!
Hey, you didn’t think that we would include a sharp sword in our lest of the best Zelda toys did you?
This foam sword looks like the real deal. It’s over a metre long making it life-size and very much the piece de resistance in any Zelda outfit or shrine.
I think every Link fan needs one of these in their bedroom or games room. Just look how cool it looks!
13. Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System
Hang on, what is a Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System doing in this list of the best Zelda toys?
Well, the NES Mini comes preloaded with 30 games including two of the best NES games of all time, The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
This is easily the best way to play these classic titles up on your brand-spanking new widescreen TV without feeling like your eyes are bleeding.
The console comes with HDMI connectivity and is powered by USB cable. It also ships with two retro controllers that look exactly like the NES controllers of old.
And, you get another 28 games to play once you’ve completed the Zelda titles too!
14. Majoras Mask Cosplay Mask
Be the one that stands out at every halloween or fancy dress party for the rest of time with this Majoras Mask Cosplay Mask.
This soft resin mask looks spectacular and captures all of the Skull Kids mischief carried out while wearing this peculiar headgear.
With a soft strap that won’t make you feel like your head is trapped in a vice and and pointy parts that aren’t likely to stab other party goes, this mask is sure to make you look incredibly cool while turning a few heads…
… just make sure those heads don’t move too fast at eye level or you might have some problems.
15. Plush Breath Of The Wild Toys
Even though Link looks a little moody, these Plush Breath Of The Wild Toys are super soft and make bedtime feel a whole lot safer. Nightmares won’t stand a chance thanks to these two watching over you as you sleep.
That sounded creepier than it was supposed to… let’s move on.
Complete with Champions Tunic and Sheikah Slate, Link is ready for action. And, with the brains of the business by his side, these two are ready for any adventure.
How many of you are reaching for your wallet to grab these now? Just a heads up; you can also buy a Bokoblin too!
16. The Legend Of Zelda Jewellery Keychain Set
Next up on our list of the best Zelda toys is this The Legend Of Zelda Jewellery Keychain Set, the perfect accessory kit for anyone who lives and breathes Zelda no Densetsu (yeah, I know how to say it in Japanese too!).
Make necklaces or keyrings with memorable items from the game. Wear Spiritual Stones, have a heart piece dangling near your heart, or stick a Boss Key on your bosses keys.
Complete with boot, Master Sword, and bomb, this set comes in a wooden collectors case and makes for a fancy present that will knock someone’s socks off.
17. Triforce Clock
What time is it? Well, according to this Triforce Clock, every minute of every day is Zelda time!
Instead of having Navi bashing into your head yelling ‘HEY, LISTEN!’, sleepy gamers can wake up to the sounds of A Link to the Past.
That sounds like the perfect way to start the day, especially if you’ve been dreaming about paying the game!
18. The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Joy-Cons
Surely this has to be the only way to play Skyward Sword, right? These The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Joy-Cons are funky fresh for the new Skyward Sword HD release and even come in swish sky colours…
… i.e blue.
They won’t make you play any better, but they look incredibly cool and come complete with the goddess crest on the left remote.
19. The Legend Of Zelda Link Costume
And if you really want to get into the spirit, then you could always put on this The Legend Of Zelda Link Costume while waving your Joy-Cons around!
Ok, so with the Master Sword and the Hylian Shield, this costume completes the get-up, right?
Be the Skyloft Knight, Kokiri, or Hero of Time that you’ve always dreamt of being and don the green garb of the Hero.
You could probably wear the hat through winter on its own too; people would just think that it’s quirky!
20. The Legend Of Zelda Wind Waker Action Figurines
Last, but by no means least, is this The Legend Of Zelda Wind Waker Action Figurines set, complete with action-stance link, a Moblin, and a little Korok.
There’s something about little figurines like these that take me back to the 90s toys I used to collect as a kid. The amount of fun that you can have with these is endless, and when you’re done, they look great on a shelf or next to your computer.
Twin them with the Wind Waker sea set above for even more adventures… though you might have to explain to Link why there are now two of him.
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 31 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.