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Best Jack-in-the-Box Toys

Updated December 2021
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Best of the Best
Kids Preferred The Very Hungry Caterpillar Jack-in-the-Box
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Jack-in-the-Box
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Best for Babies
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A fun Jack-in-the-Box for babies who love when you read one of the most popular children's books of all time

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Operates just like the Jack-in-the-Box many used as kids. Kids will love playing peek-a-boo with their favorite character.The outside artwork harkens back to the source material. The small design is ideal for babies and toddlers.

Cons

Might not withstand rough treatment.

Best Bang for the Buck
Kids Preferred Winne the Pooh Jack-In-The-Box Musical Toy
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Winne the Pooh Jack-In-The-Box Musical Toy
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Timeless Favorite
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This take on the Jack-in-the-Box takes the classic character and brings it back to its original form.

Pros

Plays the classic "Pop Goes the Weasel" tune. Adopts the Winnie the Pooh look from the books rather than the Disney movies. The plush Winnie the Pooh doll looks like the illustrations. The outside art looks great.

Cons

Some find it fragile for the target age to play with.

YOTTOY Paddington Jack-In-The-Box
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Paddington Jack-In-The-Box
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Everyone's Favorite Animal
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Kids and adults love Paddington Bear, and this Jack-in-the-Box perfectly captures the character's iconic look.

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The box plays 'London Bridge Is Falling Down' in honor of its likenesses' favorite city. The plush Paddington is cute and welcoming, as not to scare your kids. The metal box is durable through prolonged use. Includes classic illustrations.

Cons

Some were surprised Paddington doesn't stand on his own.

Kids Preferred Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jack-In-The-Box
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jack-In-The-Box
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Holiday Option
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No need to send this one to the island of misfit toys, since kids will love this festive spin.

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Includes illustrations inspired by the Rankin & Bass Christmas classic. The box plays the titular theme song with every turn. Great seasonal option for kids who love their other Jack-in-the-Boxes. Also works as a holiday decoration.

Cons

Some find the box to be flimsy.

Jack Rabbit Creations Unicorn Jack-In-The-Box
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Unicorn Jack-In-The-Box
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Unique Option
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Many modern Jack-in-the-Box toys feature characters you know, but this one lets your kid make up their own story.

Pros

A pink unicorn in a purple box for kids who love mythical creatures. Plays twinkle twinkle little store before surprising kids with an adorable friend. The unicorn is soft - as not to hurt your kids if they're too close. Great for all ages.

Cons

The tin box is prone to denting.

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