Scooby Doo toys are, strictly speaking, not a ‘new’ toy brand having been around quite a while; but since the brand has recently been refreshed and new toy licensees added we’ve included it here.
Character Options are the current Master Licensee for Scooby Doo Toys. Character’s range of Scooby Doo toys is expanding all the time with more Scooby figures and playsets being added. Scooby toys are coming to more and more countries all the time.
Already Scooby Doo toys are sold in the UK and continental Europe and are now even more widely available in the US. That’s got to be great news for Scooby Doo toy fans!
Scooby Doo has been hungrily solving mysteries since 1969. The show was first created by Hanna Barbera, though since 2001 Scooby has had a worthy new owner in Warner Bros who have at last taken Scooby Doo onto the big screen.
The Scooby Doo show has undergone several makeovers over the years but the adorable mystery-solving hound has remained a constant. Mystery Inc – Fred, Velma, Daphne and Shaggy – would be nothing without their intrepid talking canine sleuth riding with them in the Mystery Machine.
In the end Scooby is always there to help unmask the scary monsters and prove they are only too human after all.
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The first decade of the 21st century has witnessed an explosion of Scooby Doo themed toys, games and figures. But it wasn’t always this way.
The first real Scooby merchandise were the comic books, the first of which by Gold Key Comics ran until 1974. By the mid-seventies more Scooby toys were around including Scooby Doo lunch boxes and board games.
The 80’s and 90’s were a quieter time till the Scooby Doo revival took hold with the screening of the show on Cartoon Network from 1995. The current success of Scooby has been cemented with the release in 2002 of Warner Bros Scooby Doo movie and associated merchandise. Not to mention the success of the sequel Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed in 2004.
Sought after early Scooby Doo collectables include the 4×4 Super Friction Scooby Rally with Figure vehicle and figure boxed sets. There were six to collect. Other examples of early Scooby Doo figures include the Bend-Ems by Justoys and Bendy (Fat) by Warner Bros Scooby Doo toys.
Todays collectable Scooby Doo toys by Character Options mark a high point in Scooby fandom, but there will always be a growing affection for vintage Scooby Doo toys and figures amongst fans and collectors.
These days Scooby Doo figures, toys and vehicles are also available in all new Glow in the Dark versions.
Mystery Mates Glow in the Dark Scooby Doo Figures are a new and exciting addition to Character’s range of Scooby figures. Mystery Mates is the name given to the new range of Scooby Doo toys by master toy licensee Character Options.
First released in January 2010 the amazing Mystery Mates Glow in the Dark Scooby Doo Figures are found in two and five packs, with the Mystery Mates vehicles and also in selected Scooby Doo playsets.
This brilliant new range includes twinpacks and five packs of Scooby figures as well as vehicle and figure sets and amazing glow in the dark Scooby Doo playsets.
The twinpacks feature glow in the dark Surfer Scooby & Frankenstein, Caveman Scooby & Phantom, Hot Dog Scooby & Dracula, Medieval Scooby & Mummy, Scuba Scooby & Beast from Bottomless Lake, and, Astro Scooby with Skeleton Man.
There are two new glow in the dark five figure packs. Choose either Astro Scooby, Hot Dog Scooby, Creeper, Frankenstein and Beast from the Bottom of the Lake; or, Scuba Scooby, Surfer Scooby, Skeleton, Zombie and Wolfman.
The glow in the dark Scooby Doo Mystery Mates vehicles are Shaggy with Firetruck, Ghostbuster Shaggy with Ghostbuster Van, and, F1 Driver Scooby with Race Truck.
The must have set in the range is the Glow in the Dark Mystery Machine Vehicle & Crew Scooby figure set. Scooby’s Mystery Machine bus comes complete with Mystery Inc members Fred, Daphne (with torch), Velma (with book), Shaggy (with Scooby Snacks) and Scooby (with magnifying glass).
There are two new playsets in the range. One is the previously available Mine Car Mayhem Scooby Doo Playset, this time released with glow in the dark features. The second is an all new release – the Haunted Fairground Scooby Doo playset. This set includes a new Ringmaster Scooby figure, Ferris Wheel, Deadly Dodgems and the Hall of Mirrors, all with glow in the dark features.
Scooby Doo Pirate Crew
Also available are Scooby Doo Pirate Crew figures in pirate-themed twinpacks and five packs.
Scooby Doo Pirate Crew figures, new for 2010, include a five pack containing an exclusive ‘Peg Leg’ Scooby Doo figure plus Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Redbeard.
The twinpacks are Pirate Scooby and Velma, Fred and Redbeard & Shaggy and Daphne.
The Scooby Pirate figure can also be found with the Pirate Crew vehicle.
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Scooby Doo Playsets
No collection of Scooby Doo toys and Scooby Doo figures would be complete without creepy a Scooby Doo playset.
Character Options current new Scooby Doo playset is the Mystery Mansion which is a perfect scale for the Mystery Mates Scooby Doo figures (available as extras).
The Mystery Mansion Scooby Playset is packed with creepy features including a revolving bookcase, a sticky spiders web Yuck!, a haunted suit of armour Yikes! and working trap doors – Let’s get outta here!!
Also available from Character is the great fun Mine Car Mayhem Set. This Scooby Doo Playset is ideal for the Mystery Mates Scooby Doo figures and from 2010 is released also in a glow in the dark version. The Scooby playset features a looped track, mine car with rip cord action and includes five barrels to knock over.
Another fun new Scooby Doo playset is called the Haunted Funfair. This playset features glow in the dark parts and is an ideal scale for the Mystery Mates figure series. The Haunted Funfair Scooby Doo toy features a ferris wheel, hall of mirrors and the Deadly Dodgems. The playset come with a Ringmaster Scooby figure.
New for 2010 is the Scooby Doo Pirate Fort Playset. This set is in scale with the Pirate Crew figures and features a firing cannon and pirate treasure chest.
The Mystery Mates Scooby Doo Figures feature all new monsters along with our Mystery Inc friends Fred, Velma, Daphne Shaggy and Scooby Doo figures in various guises including Spaceman Scooby, Scooba Scooby, Stone Age Scooby and Sherlock Scooby.
Based on the creepy house featured in the opening titles of Scooby Doo, the Mystery Mansion Scooby Doo playset opens to reveal a trap door, revolving bookcase, moving chandelier and haunted suit of armour.
Play hide and seek with this great new Scooby toy from Character.
Scooby Doo Figures
There is an awesome new range of Scooby Doo Figures to collect.
The Mystery Mates Scooby Doo figures by Character Options can be found in two figure packs, five figure packs as well as with the Mystery Mates Vehicles.
The Mystery Mates collection has a twin pack of a regular Scooby Doo figure with Shaggy complete with pile of Scooby Snacks. There are also figures of Fred, Velma and Daphne.
Other Scooby Doo figures currently available include Sherlock Scooby, Stone Age Scooby, Scooba Scooby, Spaceman Scooby, Ghostbuster Shaggy, Velma. Whats more, there are Scary Monsters to collect including Frankenstein and the Beast of the Bottomless Lake.
Scooby Doo Figures – Mystery Mates Velma and Stone Age Scooby, Medieval Scooby and The Creeper, Scooby and Shaggy, and Space Man Scooby and Zombie Figures.