These cool and fun grown-up toys for men will keep you entertained for days, months and even years.
Just because all men must grow up doesn’t mean you have to lose touch of your sense of wonder and playfulness. Technology has blessed us with an abundance of man-toys and gadgets that make life more fun and interesting.
Whether you’re an outdoorsy guy, an introverted homebody, an extroverted party animal, or the creative type, you can bet there is a toy out there for you. And now that you’re all grown-up, you can probably afford it!
Concerned that people will judge you for playing with toys as a grown man? Your critics don’t know what they’re talking about or missing out on, so ignore them.
Why Toys For Men? 5 Benefits Of Play For Adults
Who said only kids can have fun? While play is essential for a child’s development, it is also beneficial for adults of all ages.
Play, be it with toys, a pet, or through other mediums, can enrich all aspects of your life, including your physical and mental health, creativity, and relationships. Here are five key benefits:
- Relieve Stress: Play is fun and can trigger the release of endorphins (the body’s feel-good chemicals), promoting a sense of well-being and possibly even relieving pain.
- Better Brain Function: Fun activities such as completing puzzles, playing chess, or building toy models challenge you to think, helping improve brain function, prevent memory problems, calm the nerves, and help ward off stress and depression.
- Stimulate Your Mind: Like children, adults learn best when they are playing. That’s because people of all ages learn new tasks better when they’re in a relaxed and playful mood and having fun.
- Feel Your Prime: Play, especially when it involves physical activity, can boost your energy levels and overall vitality, strengthening your immune system, warding off or alleviating stress, and improving your resistance to disease. It helps you feel your prime any time, anywhere.
- Improve Relationships: Having a playful nature and playing with others, be it your wife / girlfriend other, children, or friends, can strengthen your connection with those individuals.
So now that you know why it’s important for adults like yourself to play, let out your inner child and have some fun! See if you can find something you like from our collection of toys for men.
Release Your Inner Child: 41 Great Toys For Men
These fun, unique and flat-out cool toys for men are suitable for anyone of any age and interest. Go over them, and let us know which one(s) catch your eye.
1. Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System
Once a figment of our imagination and the stuff of sci-fi, Virtual Reality (VR) is here and it’s poised to not only radically redefine entertainment, but also the way we communicate, learn, and share content.
As long as you have a powerful enough computer to run it, Oculus Rift is one of the best ways to currently experience virtual reality, delivering a level of immersion that makes you feel like you’re in a totally different world.
You might look goofy and risk kicking your cat when things get hot, but this is one of those toys for men that’s worth the embarrassment.
2. Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine
What better way for a man to express his love for cars than to intimately understand an engine?
With over 250 parts and clear, easy-to-follow instructions, Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine lets you build a working model of a real V8 engine.
This one of the manliest toys for men, and an excellent learning tool. It’s great for lessons in the garage, a fun father-son project, or just a cool display in your man-cave.
3. Holy Stone Drone
Drones are fun and popular, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see one on our list of toys for men.
Whether you fly drones just for fun (a drone hobbyist) or use them to record captivating videos and take beautiful pictures for work projects, Holy Stone’s has a drone for you.
The company is renowned for making quality drones for both beginner and experienced flyers, and the HS110D is one of the best quadcopters under $150.
At such a bargain price, you can grab one for yourself and the kids.
4. Magnetic Sand Hourglass
Hourglasses are mesmerizing, and so are magnets. Put them together, and you end up with one of the coolest toys for men.
With a Magnetic Sand Hourglass, it appears that you’re looking at simple black sand at first glance, but something truly awe-inspiring happens when you flip it over on its wooden base, which has a built-in magnet.
In the blink of an eye, the “sand” magically stands up like an amazing stalagmite! Before long, you’re left with a fuzzy ball of iron filings holding the hourglass and the base together!
5. Baby Yoda Toys
How can something so cute be appealing to any man, let alone make it one of our list of awesome toys for men? Baby Yoda is a special kind of cute, though, that’s why.
As the breakout star from the The Mandalorian TV show, he has taken the world by storm and is arguably the only baby character ever to have grown men swoon.
The appeal has a lot to do with man’s inherent need to protect the vulnerable. Plus, having anything related to the little green alien makes you cooler in the eyes of women, be they your wife, girlfriend or daughter. That’s a fact!
6. K’NEX 6-Foot Ferris Wheel
As a man, it often helps to think big when you want something, and what better way to have fun than to complete the THE largest K’NEX building set of all time!
This Ferris Wheel has 8,550 pieces and has a ludicrous height of over six feet (183 cm) when assembled.
Leave the smaller ferris wheel sets for your children — this monster is for you.
7. SMALL FISH Infinity Cube Fidget Toy
No man is impervious to stress, anxiety or panic. If you’re a pen-biter, knee tapper, or any other type of fidgeter, this but solidly-built, pocket-sized toy might be what the doctor ordered.
Regain your focus — manipulate it with one hand while working with the other.
This is one of those toys for men that’s suitable for anyone of any age, be it your wife or young children.
8. Yard Games Giant Tumbling Timbers
Who would have ever thought something as simple as stacking blocks of wood as high as possible could be so fun and suspenseful? If you’ve never experienced such a game, you need to give Giant Tumbling Timbers a try.
Get a group of your friends together during a party or BBQ and see how high you can balance blocks on top of a wobbly, 4-feet high stack.
Collapse is inevitable, but which one of you will be responsible?
9. PowerUp FPV VR Live Steaming Paper Airplane Drone
Drones keep getting more capable yet smaller as time passes, and this is one of the simplest, most innovative high-tech drones you can buy today.
Sophisticated yet so simple, PowerUp VR Live Steaming Paper Airplane Drone lets you craft a piece of paper into a high-flying drone you control by moving your head.
All you need to do is grab the packaged Delta paper templates, fold them to create an airplane of your liking, attach the durable carbon fiber frame and the camera, download the PowerUp app, and — voilà! — you’re ready to fly.
10. Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Retro Arcade Gaming Kit
You can never get too old to play video games, and few toys for men embody this sentiment than the Raspberry Pi 3 Retro Arcade Gaming Kit.
If you’re an 80s arcade kid, relive your frustrating childhood days trying to beat that difficult 8-bit stage. A 90s kid? There is something for you, as well.
That’s because the Raspberry Pi lets you play all of your favorite classic games released for the NES, Sega Genesis, SNES, PS1, Nintendo 64,, and many other systems. It is worth every dollar.
11. Nerf Rival Nemesis Blaster
What can I say, guys like shooting things. So what better way to have fun and release some pent up energy than blasting away with a massive, fully-automatic toy gun?
The latest Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K blaster lets you declare all-out war with your friends, kids, girlfriends, and enemies without anyone getting hurt or, you know, dying!
12. KAMRE Camera Sunglasses
Tired of people not believing the things you did or saw? No one will doubt you ever again once putting these bad boys on.
With camera Sunglasses like this one, all you have to do is press a button to record a video of whatever you’re looking at, and in crisp 1080p resolution and with audio, no less.
And talk about a toy that makes you look good…
13. iubest Scooter Suitcase
No longer do you have to dread walking long distances around a massive airport with a heavy luggage in tow, or — worst yet — run with it to catch your flight.
Scooter suitcases have made that a thing of the past, so spare yourself the trouble and literally ride your luggage to the waiting area.
If you’re one of the very few guys that like to lug around heavy luggage because it’s good exercise, that’s fine too. Good for you!
14. UGEARS Mechanical Models
Every guy or man is a mechanic at heart (some better than others, of course), making intricate working mechanical models excellent toys for men who like using their brain when having fun.
Made completely out of wood and requiring no glue, they are genuinely challenging and result in some truly amazing art. Building anything from complex train engines to highly-detailed guns.
Have problems with being patient or concentrating? Mechanical models can help you improve on both counts.
15. FlashForge Finder 3D Printer
You know why men are born mechanics? Because they love to create.
Bringing cool stuff to life inside magical little boxes used to be 80s sci-fi, but now it’s real, very real!
The FlashForge is a perfect toy for men because it appeals to their need to fix, build and create. It’s a powerful, easy-to-use 3D printer that’s genuinely plug and play.
What will you create?
16. KICK Foosball Table
A game of foosball, anyone? Once thought to be the beer pong of its time, foosball is now more of a competitive sport than simply a reason to chug down a few.
It’s perfect for hours of entertainment, be it with just one of your buddies or with several, so long as none of you are spinners. Remember, spinners are cheaters!
One of the most renowned manufacturers is KICK. They make high-quality foosball tables that are affordable.
17. Nerf Official Lazer Tag
Much smaller guns than the Nerf Rival Nemesis Blaster, but they shoot lasers.
A game of laser tag is always a blast no matter how old you are, and the Nerf Phoenix LTX Tagger nails the fun factor.
In fact, Nerf has elevated laser tag by offering all kinds of features, such as shields, ricochets, and more.
18. Revell Ford Bronco Plastic Model Kit
Whether you’ve ever owned a Bronco or not, the fact of the matter is that men love cars, or at the very least, appreciate them more than women do.
Collecting cars is not a financially feasible hobby for most men, but model car building certainly is. And few companies develop highly authentic model car kits as well as Revell.
Cars have always made for great toys for men.
19. 77tech Practice Putting Green
As journalist Peter Dobereiner once said, “Half of golf is fun; the other half is putting.” There’s a lot of truth in that.
Golf is a fun hobby for men, but few men like the constant drudgery of putting.
What you need is to sort out that short game, and an excellent way to do that is to have your very own personal putting green in the comfort of your own home!
With 77tech Practice Putting Green, you’ll be turning you crappy 3-putts into 2-putts or better in no time.
20. Sphero SPRK+ Steam Educational Robot
The best toys for men or anyone for that matter are usually those that help develop a skill, and the Sphero SPRK+ Steam Educational Robot is one of those toys.
If you’ve always been interested in learning to code but didn’t know where to start, the little robot and app combo is a solid start.
It helps you learn many programming languages in an engaging and fun way regardless of your skill level.
21. Adult Coloring Book
Coloring in isn’t just for kids. Not only is it a fun creative outlet, but it’s also meditative and a very effective stress reliever and concentration-booster.
Coloring books for adults are not what people typically consider “toys” for men, but they are not like the average book you buy for children. They tend to feature higher quality of paper, more intricate designs, and a wider selection of themes.
Whether you’re a big fan of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, cities, swear words, or animals, there is a coloring book out there for you.
22. Engino Levers, Linkages & Structures Building Kit
Yet another toy that appeals to a man’s need to build and create.
For those men particularly into science or engineering, this awesome STEM building kit can prove to be more fun than a night at the bar or club.
You get to put your brain to work to create something that you will truly be proud of.
23. Venom Remote Control RC Boat
RC boats, much like drones, are some of the most entertaining toys for men out there, not least because of their purity and simplicity.
Having just one is fun, but bringing several of them together is a party that can bring out some competitive lake races.
The Venom Remote Control RC Boat, in particular, is super fast so having one will improve your chances of winning any race. Just make sure to carry some spare batteries.
24. LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn Building Kit
It sucks that you weren’t on the spacecraft that took man to the moon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t visualize yourself being part of NASA’s daring program.
The LEGO NASA Apollo Saturn Building Kit lets you build an accurate, highly detailed model of the Apollo Saturn V rocket that landed the first people on the moon!
Let your imagination run wild has you put the LEGO blocks together to form a work of engineering art.
25. BNEXT VR Headset
VR headsets make for some truly entertaining toys for men, but they can be very expensive. If you don’t quite have the money to afford an Oculus Rift, consider the BNEXT.
Whether it’s watching movies or playing games, this highly affordable headset connects to your smartphone to give you an immersive virtual reality experience.
Again, watch where you swing your limbs. Kicking your cat, be it intentional or otherwise, is never cool.
26. Jada Toys 1989 Batmobile
I am Batman! You are Batman! We are all Batman!
As a “mere” human that often stands toe-to-toe with superpowered beings like Superman, Batman is an inspiration to us all. And few things bring our love for Batman and cars together better than Jada Toys’ 1989 Batmobile.
This is not a model car that you have to assemble, but it is solidly built and comes with some cool features, such as an openable cockpit and rear panel, machine guns that can be flipped around, and even a mini Batman.
27. Syma R/C Helicopter
If you’re a flying aficionado or just someone who has entertained the idea of flying, check out Syma’s R/C Helicopter might be the toy for you.
Only 10 minutes of solid flying time? Check! Solid build quality? Check! Available for $40 or less? Double check! Unlimited fun? Checkmate!
Flying something mechanical doesn’t get easier and more affordable than this.
28. Roger von Oech’s Balls Of Whack
When you first see the Ball of Whacks, you might think it’s just another Rubik’s Cube. Not so, my friend!
Comprised of thirty magnetic rhombi that are easy to form and reform, this ball can be taken apart and rebuilt in endless ways to form amazing designs.
Roger von Oech’s Balls Of Whack let’s you experience the sheer pleasure of play, exploration, and endless kinetic discovery! And it’s very affordable.
29. Simpl Dimpl
If you’re like most people, you rattle your keys around when stressed, anxious, or even bored. Sure, a simple key chain can be all that you need, but why not spice things up a bit?
Simpl Dimpl is an innovative keychain with two silicone fidget buttons that encourages tactile stimulation and improves calmness and concentration.
Your fidgety fingers won’t be able to put it down!
30. Mechanical Horse Automaton Kit
I find that the best toys for men tend to be those that appeal to man’s need to build and explore.
Artful, educational, and fun to build, ABONG’s Mechanical Horse Automaton Kit is a collection of laser-cut wood pieces that will challenge your mind as you piece them together to build an amazing horse automaton.
Once assembled, simply turn the crank to watch your beautiful creation come to life!
31. BB-8 App Enabled Droid
Does watching anything Star Wars always make you wish you had a droid? You and me both, my friend.
BB-8 was the breakout droid of the new Star Wars sequel films, most notably The Force Awakens. With this toy, you can nerd out by controlling and letting him (it?) do things using Bluetooth.
Until they do something similar with the much cooler IG-11 droid from The Mandalorian, BB-8 will have to do for now.
32. Feel Flux A Scientific Toy
You might think you know all there is to know about magnets, but witnessing the Feel Flux in action will put you in sheer awe.
Drop the magnetic ball into the copper tube and watch as the ball astonishingly slows its fall without touching the copper tube’s surface.
No list of toys for men is complete without the Feel Flux. It is one of the wonders of our universe, and a worthy addition to your collection!
33. 3-D Home Kit
Toy houses are just for little girls? Think again!
Most men dream of owning their own house, and this incredibly open-ended home kit lets you experience some of the work and rewards of being an architect.
It provides you with all the materials you need to design and construct a detailed, three-dimensional paper model of almost any home you can imagine, spanning up to four stories high and 6,200 square feet!
34. SEGWAY miniPRO
Steve Jobs once said that the Segway would be “as big a deal as the PC.”
Whether his vision comes to fruition one day remains to be seen, but few toys for men are as fun and practical as two-wheeled, self-balancing personal transporters.
With a top speed of 10 mph (16 km/h), riding a Segway is a sure way to have some fun while on your way to places.
35. Flybrix Deluxe Make Your Own Drone Set
What’s more fun than flying a drone? Flying a drone that you built… out of LEGOs.
Complete with classic LEGO bricks, a whopping eight motors, propellers, a controller, an app that connects via Bluetooth, and easy step-by-step instructions, Flybrix’sDeluxe Make Your Own Drone Kit lets you turn drone flying into a fun engineering experiment.
Setting everything up only takes 15 minutes. Think you can handle it?
36. Tedco Newton’s Cradle
We searched long and hard for a GOOD Newton’s Cradle worthy of our list of toys for men, and we found one that we think will make you happy.
Tedco Newton’s Cradle meets all the necessary criteria: It is large, well-built, attractive, pleasant sounding, and very affordable.
With five solid metal spheres that pleasantly click-click audibly and rhythmically as they should, people won’t be able to resist playing with your new desk toy.
37. SuperSize 3-D Nylon Kite – Pirate Ship
Flying kites is a childhood pastime in many parts of the world; unfortunately, most adults have forgotten how much fun it can be.
Navigating a kite as the wind tugs it every direction is always an enjoyable experience, and the bigger the kite, the more the thrill.
X-Kites’ 3D Supersize Pirate Ship is so big and so detailed that it will mesmerize even the most seasoned flyer. It features a 72-inch long hull, a rudder, and huge sails decorated with the iconic jolly roger.
38. Ghost Cube
Just a fancy-looking rubik’s cube puzzle, right? Think again!
Feel your brain scramble as the cube morphs into a nauseating jumble of incoherent angles and oblong shapes with each turn!
But you won’t mind. Not only is playing with a Ghost Cube challenging, but it’s also unbelievably addictive. As one of the most iQ-intense toys for men on our list, it will transport your visual-spatial skills to a new dimension of mind-numbing fun!
39. Mini QMan – Translucent
Grown men playing with little translucent men that bend and contort in every which way? It’s not as weird as it seems.
Rubbery and downright Radical, Mini QMen will make their presence known in your office, home, or any other place where fun meets function.
These contorting rubbery men with magnetic appendages look good all alone, in a conga line, performing feats of agility and breathtaking circular aerobatics, or arranged in just about any way you can think of connecting them.
40. Hanayama Vortex Puzzle – Level 5
Rubik’s cubes aren’t the only mind-bending toys for men. In fact, they’ve become a bit too rudimentary.
On the surface, Hanayama’s Vortex Puzzle looks simple and straightforward — after all, it consists of only three metal spirals that lock together into a Vortex — but your perceptual skills, fine motor skills, and imaginative 3D thinking will be challenged in ways you never thought possible.
If you’re a puzzle lover, this is one of those potentially infuriating toys that you will keep coming back to.
41. True Balance Wooden Coordination Balance Toy
Can you balance two wooden disks on a handle? How about seven?
This simple but extremely fun toy for men makes use of seven wooden disks, each with a magnet and an off-center pivot, that are stacked on top of a sturdy wooden handle.
As you grab the handle, the disks spin away from each other, and your job is to achieve balance by swiveling them back into a perfect stack. Think you can handle it?
Toys For Men: Get One And Start Having Fun
So there you have it — over 40 cool and fun toys for men that should entertain you for days.
It’s a very comprehensive list that we will continue to update as newer, cooler, and more entertaining toys, gadgets, games, puzzles, and models are developed.
Remember, just because you’re all grown up now doesn’t mean you have to stop playing. Don’t be ashamed to let out your inner child once in a while for some play time.
It’s your turn: Are you familiar with any of these toys? Do you have any recommendations? Let us know in the comments below.
For even more ideas of what you can do with your free time, check out our list of 134 Best Hobbies For Men.