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10 Edgy Toys For The Alternative Child

Belle Morte April 13, 2015
10 Edgy Toys For The Alternative Child

As parents, we’re bombarded with what we should and shouldn’t buy our children to play with. While Barbie, GI Joe, Tonka, and Disney Princesses are all great choices, sometimes we want to give our kids something a little off the beaten path. Fortunately, there are hundreds of toys out there for our children to choose from, and some of the more edgy alternative toys are gaining momentum in popularity with kids these days.

  1. Monster High Dolls.

Launched by Mattel in 2010, Monster High has become a staple among alternative children throughout the world. While they began with a Television mini –series, they have grown to include movies, animated shorts, and of course the famous alternative dolls.

The best part about Monster High is that it promotes acceptance among the younger generations. The moral of these films and the dolls are that you’re beautiful, no matter what you look like. That is definitely a solid reason to add a Monster High doll or two into your child’s toy chest. Some of the most popular dolls are:

  • Draculara.
  • Clawdeen.
  • Cleo.
  • Frankie Stein.
  • Venus McFlytrap.
  • Toralei.
  • Jinafire.
  • Gigi.
  • Ghoulia.
  • Clawd.
  • Deuce Gorgon.
  • Gil Webber.
  • Lagoona Blue.
  • Operetta.
  • Cupid.
  • Rebecca Steam.

There are of course, many more dolls where these come from. With each movie release, a new set of Monster High dolls are sure to follow.

  1. Zombie Costumes.

With hits like the Walking Dead, it’s no wonder that playing zombies is a new popular trend with kids on the playground. But, if they want to mix it up a little bit when they get home, zombie costumes are definitely the way to go.

Even if they’re a little too edgy for day to day dress up wear, zombie costumes are a great staple for Halloween season.


Photo Courtesy of Coolest Homemade Costumes.

  1. Gund Uglydoll.

First launched in 2001, the Uglydolls are the brain child of creators David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim. While the name may make you think that they’re absolutely ugly, that couldn’t be further from the truth. They’re unique, special, and absolutely adorable in an alternative kind of way.

  1. Zoomer Zuppies.

If your child isn’t quite ready for their own pet, a Zoomer Zuppie may be the best choice for them. These robotic puppies are interactive, fun, and absolutely adorable. They can be found in numerous different color schemes, making it possible for just about any kid to find the right Zuppie for them.

  1. GigiBirds.

In line with the Zoomer Zuppie, GigiBirds make a great alternative pet choice for young children. These talking birds are a great source of technological entertainment for kids.

  1. First Act Guitar Picks.

It’s no surprise that a lot of alternative kids absolutely love music and playing instruments. But, when they have gravitated toward playing the guitar it’s hard to give them a little extra flair that they’re looking for when custom guitars are so expensive. But, just like an outfit, accessories for the guitar are a great way to add some style to your kid’s musical dreams, including First Act Guitar Picks that can be found with creative and edgy prints on them.

Guitar Picks for kids

  1. Their First Guitar.

Musical instruments are a great way to help build confidence in children, and one of the best instruments to help nurture a love of music is a guitar.

Kid's First Guitar
Photo courtesy of Chris Friese

  1. Metallic Extreme Coloring Kit.

Coloring is a staple in any kid’s life. It’s been around for so many years that just about every adult can remember their first coloring book, or at least their favorite. But, with the world of technology opened up to kids, it’s no wonder that companies had to get a little creative with what coloring or activity books they’re offering. The Metallic Extreme coloring kit is a great example of this, where children create with beautiful metallic sheen.

Coloring with Metallics

  1. 3D Skull Puzzles.

3D puzzles are amazing yet challenging, a 3D skull puzzle is no exception. They can be found in many different colors, shapes, and sizes, but will be a great fit for just about any edgy or alternative child who would want to display something a little more macabre in their room.

Skull Puzzle

  1. Hollywood Zombies Trading Card Game.

We’ve all heard of Pokémon, Magic the Gathering, and other card games, but some of these may be a little too sweet for an alternative child. Hollywood Zombies Trading Card Game is a great way to shake things up a little bit in the trading card world. 

Hollywood Zombies

Does your child play with any of these toys? Do you have any other suggestions for kids? Leave your feedback in the comments below!

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