17 Best LOL Dolls in 2018

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LOL Surprise Dolls take the fun of those crazy popular toy unboxing videos your kids can’t get enough of and let your child experience the thrill of unboxing with their own two hands. We all know that children are naturally curious, and letting them unwrap a LOL Surprise toy helps them feel like they’re making a discovery with each “surprise” that these toys give them. The average LOL Surprise Doll has 7 surprises taking the form of stickers, secret messages, Doll clothes, dolls, and accessories.

Others have 15 surprises, while the biggest and best have 50 or more. In most cases, all of these surprises are wrapped in a ball, in layers around the Doll itself, and there are dozens of collectible figures to collect. Whether you’re getting a Doll, a LOL Pet, or a Lil Sister (a miniature version of a LOL Doll), we’ll guide you through some of the most popular items you can find. And where do you get LOL Surprise Dolls?

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  • Over 85 surprises
  • Working pool
  • Working elevator
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  • 3 surprises
  • About $10 or less
  • Can be used with other Eye Spy Series toys

 Below are 17 of the best LOL Dolls toys available. For each of the LOL balls, we detailed how many surprises are inside, what they are, and more.

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1. L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise!

L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise!

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This surprise officially comes out on September 25th. It trumps the original “Big Surprise” ball above by adding over 10 additional surprises. If you want a sneak peek, some special Bigger Surprise LOL ball videos have already been uploaded to Youtube.

Number of Surprises

These surprises are unique to this set, with exclusive Dolls and items. It contains a Doll, a pet, and a Lil Sister that you can’t get anywhere else.

 

Why We Like It

  • Over 60 surprises
  • Limited edition

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2. L.O.L. Surprise! House

L.O.L. Surprise! House

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This time, the surprises come in the form of a house instead of a ball. The wooden house is three feet tall and three feet wide, with a working elevator, lights, sounds, a pool you can fill with water, a sandbox, and a spa.

Number of Surprises

There are over 85 things to unbox from the cardboard moving van. These surprises include a Doll, a Lil Sister, a pet, a cardboard moving truck, and lots of furniture.

 

Why We Like It

  • Over 85 surprises
  • Working pool
  • Working elevator
  • Lights and sounds

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3. LOL Surprise Fashion Crush

LOL Surprise Fashion Crush

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This is part of the Eye Spy Series where the user finds clues to find the Dolls’ lost pet, using the spyglass that comes with it. There is also a collector’s poster included.

Number of Surprises

There are three surprises: an outfit inside a gel (a little messy and gets all over the outfit), a pair of shoes, and an accessory. There’s also the spyglass you can use to find hidden clues.

 

Why We Like It

  • 3 surprises
  • About $10 or less
  • Can be used with other Eye Spy Series toys

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4. L.O.L. Surprise! Confetti Pop-Series 3

L.O.L. Surprise! Confetti Pop-Series 3

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The Confetti Pop ball has surprises revealed with water and a little explosion of confetti, along with several other surprises.

Number of Surprises

There are 9 surprises in each ball. These include a sticker with a secret message and a sheet of collectible stickers. There’s also the bottle charm that helps with the special water surprise your child can use on the Doll. There are shoes, an outfit, and an accessory for the Doll, and a temporary tattoo for your child. Unfortunately, there’s also a messy confetti pop surprise for you to vacuum up later.

 

Why We Like It

  • 9 surprises
  • Confetti pop (fun but messy)
  • Water surprise

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5. L.O.L. Surprise Under Wraps

L.O.L. Surprise Under Wraps

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Like the Fashion Crush toy, the Under Wraps toy is another Eye Spy Series toy that comes with a bonus collectible poster. The capsule packaging can be used as a carrying case or a Doll stand.

Number of Surprises

15 surprises are included. First, there’s a spyglass that will show a secret message and surprise codes, a bottle for the water surprise, 7 pieces that form the Doll’s mystery disguise, shoes, an accessory, an outfit, and the Doll itself. The Doll can be fed water or bathed for more water surprises.

 

Why We Like It

  • 15 surprises
  • Can be used with other Eye Spy Series toys
  • Water surprises

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6. L.O.L. Surprise! Lil Sisters Let’s Be Friends

L.O.L. Surprise! Lil Sisters

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Here’s another Eye Spy toy. The limited edition Lil Sisters Dolls are basically miniature LOL Surprise Dolls (half the size of the regular Dolls) that have a similar unboxing, with a couple fewer surprises.

Number of Surprises

5 surprises can be found in the Lil Sisters ball. The spyglass gives codes and surprises, as does use water on the Doll. There are two accessories.

 

Why We Like It

  • 5 surprises
  • Water surprise
  • Less than $10
  • Can be used with other Eye Spy Series toys

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7. L.O.L. Surprise! Biggie Pet Dollmation

L.O.L. Surprise! Biggie Pet Dollmation

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This toy is pet-themed with a Dalmatian Doll in the center instead of a girl. The Dalmatian has backpack straps for your child to wear, but the Dalmatian could also be used as a piggy bank. It has a collector’s poster and is part of the Eye Spy Series.

Number of Surprises

There are over 15 surprises including 2 pet babies (very small LOL pets), a charm (pet baby dolls or food baby), the spyglass, a necklace (that can be a bracelet for your child), a wishbone, funny bone, a fortune teller heart, and a baby dolls reveal.

 

Why We Like It

  • 15 surprises
  • Doll doubles as backpack or piggy bank
  • Can be used with other Eye Spy Series toys

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8. L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter

L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter

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The ball can be a carrying case, Doll display, or playset (that is also usable for bath playtime). It comes with a collector’s poster.

Number of Surprises

This ball contains 7 surprises. There are a secret message sticker and collectible stickers, a bottle, shoes, an outfit, an accessory, and the glam glitter series Doll. Feeding the Doll with water or bathing it, you’ll find out if she “cries, spits, tinkles, or color changes.”

 

Why We Like It

  • 7 surprises
  • Water surprise

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9. L.O.L. Surprise! Pets

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Like the Glam Glitter Doll’s case, the ball for the Pet Series 4 can act as a carrying case and a playset.

Number of Surprises

This toy has the usual 7 surprises in 7 layers, with one of several LOL Surprise Pets at the center. There are a secret message sticker and a sheet of collectible stickers, shoes, and an accessory for the pet Doll. Your child can also scoop through the litterbox that comes with it for extra surprises.

 

Why We Like It

  • 7 surprises
  • 2-pack

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10. L.O.L. Surprise! Pop-Up Store

L.O.L. Surprise! Pop-Up Store

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This toy is more of a display case like the House above can be. The Pop-Up Store can show over 36 Dolls and store some of the accessories. It can also be transformed into a cute little store area (with café, boutique, and pizza parlor backdrops) that your child can play with. In the end, the Pop-Up Store can be folded into an easy to carry case.

Number of Surprises

The only surprise is the exclusive LOL Doll that comes with it.

 

Why We Like It

  • Displays collection
  • Transforms into playset
  • Portable

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11. L.O.L. Surprise!! Glitter Series

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The limited edition Glitter Series balls can be used as a carrying case, a display for the Doll inside, or a waterproof playset. It comes with another collectible poster.

Number of Surprises

There are 7 surprise layers in this limited edition glitter series pack: a secret message sticker, collectible stickers, a water bottle, shoes, the outfit, an accessory, and the LOL Doll that has a water surprise.

Why We Like It

  • 7 surprises
  • Water surprise

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12. L.O.L. Surprise! Lil Sisters

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Like many of the LOL Surprise products we’ve listed, this Lil Sister ball acts as a carrying case or playset. It’s another Lil Sisters type of toy, so the Dolls are considerably smaller.

Number of Surprises

Because it’s a Lil Sister toy, there are only five surprises to find: a secret message sticker, collectible stickers, a small accessory, a large accessory, and a Lil Sisters Doll with a water surprise.

 

Why We Like It

  • Five Surprises
  • Water surprise

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13. L.O.L. Surprise! Pets

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This ball can be a carrying case, a Doll display, and a playset. It contains a pet Doll like the ones you’d find in the Pet Series 4 ball.

Number of Surprises

The surprises come in 7 layers again. There’s a secret message sticker, a sheet of collectible stickers, a bottle, shoes, an outfit, an accessory, and a pet Doll (these ones come from Series 1 or 2) with a water surprise. Like the L.O.L. Surprise! Pet Series 4, there’s a scoopable toy litterbox with a surprise inside.

 

Why We Like It

  • 7 surprises
  • Water surprise
  • About $10 each

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14. L.O.L. Surprise! Doll Series 2

L.O.L. Surprise! Doll Series 2

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The ball can be used as a carrying case, display, or playset. It comes with a collectible poster.

Number of Surprises

The 7 surprises are no different than most others that can be found in these toys. There’s the secret message sticker, collectible stickers, bottle, shoes, outfit, accessory, and the Doll that has a water surprise.

Why We Like It

  • 7 surprises
  • Water surprise
  • Can cost as low as $10

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15. L.O.L. Surprise! Pearl Style 2

L.O.L. Surprise! Pearl Style 2

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This set has 6 mini pearl surprise balls and a shell-shaped stand to display the Doll. The Doll inside is limited edition, and there’s also a Lil Sister. The case for the whole thing is purple and glittery, functioning as a carrying case, storage, and playset.

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What’s unusual about this one is the rainbow fizz ball shell you can drop into the water to find the Doll and Lil Sister, like a bath bomb. There’s a small accessory in each of the 6 pearls.

 

Why We Like It

  • Several Surprises
  • Rainbow fizz ball shell reveals Dolls, like a bath bomb
  • Exclusive Doll and Lil Sister

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16. L.O.L. Surprise! Series 1

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This is another water surprise Doll that comes in a portable case that can work as a playset.

Number of Surprises

This toy has 7 layers of surprises: a secret message, a sheet of stickers, a bottle, shoes, an outfit, an accessory, and the Doll with a water surprise.

 

Why We Like It

  • 7 surprises
  • Water surprise

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17. L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise

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The LOL Surprise Big Surprise toy is impressive in size (it’s a ball that’s about 13 by 13 inches). Also impressive is the sheer number of surprises (50), as well as the cost (which can be over $100 depending on where you buy it).

Number of Surprises

There are 50 LOL surprises that will keep a child entertained for a very long time. They are all limited-edition surprises, outfits, and accessories that you won’t find in the smaller LOL Surprise toys. The LOL Big Surprise Doll is unique to this set.

 

Why We Like It

  • 50 surprises
  • Surprises are limited edition

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Buyer’s Guide

What do you have to look out for when searching for the perfect LOL Doll? To begin with, it might be easiest to focus on the number of surprises the LOL toy has. Bigger is always better, and kids always want more fun from their hottest toys. Yet tied to the number of surprises is how much the LOL Doll costs. Are you really getting your money’s worth if you’re buying a toy that has only 3 surprises for your child to unbox? So below are comprehensive reviews of the number of surprises many LOL Dolls provide and the best ways to save your money while giving your child what they want.

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Number of Surprises

When it comes to LOL STEM toys, not all of them are created equal. On one hand is the LOL Surprise Fashion Crush that only has 3 surprises. This would be great for a very little kid who is bound to have a shorter attention span, but older kids will still have a ton of energy and focus after only 3 surprises. These kids will want something that has double the amount of surprises, even triple that. And the standard LOL Dolls have just the right amount: the Series 1 and 2 collectible Dolls, the Series 1 Pets, the Series 4 Pets, and the Glam Glitter Dolls all have 7 surprises each.

If you’re still looking for a little more, the Under Wraps and Biggie Pet Dalmatian toys have about 15 surprises each. That’s 5 times the surprises (without the price multiplying too much in the process). If money is no object, you can choose to go really, really big. The L.O.L. Surprise! House has about 85 surprises, most of them being furniture that you can unload from a cardboard moving truck. For both the Doll House and the Pop-Up store, you’re not getting a layered ball, but they’re more like places to display or store your child’s Doll collection.

The House also comes with several extras like another Doll, a Lil Sister, a pet, a pool and hot tub you can fill with water, and a working elevator for the house’s three floors. But if you want an actual ball that’s filled to the brim with surprises, look no further than the L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise ball that comes with exactly 50 new surprises. These new surprises include the dolls and accessories as well as clothes for a brand new Doll that sits at the center. Topping this is the upcoming Bigger Surprise that holds over 60 surprises (it hits stores on September 25th).

While the Big Surprise ball has unique surprises and the Bigger Surprise ball’s secrets aren’t even revealed yet, there are many surprises in the smaller toys that are pretty common. First is a sticker with a secret message on it, then a sheet of collectible stickers. Next are shoes, an outfit, and a fashion accessory for the Doll.

Coming last is, of course, the Doll itself, which is a random Doll that you won’t see on the outside of the box. This means you’re going in “blind” every time you buy, and you could get a repeat if you buy more than one. A lot of the time there’s a little bottle charm that comes as a surprise. You can fill it with water so the Doll can drink it, or you can put the Doll in a sink, dish, or tub filled with water. This will do a few things, depending on which Doll you got. When the Doll fills with water it could either cry, spit water, “tinkle,” or even change colors.

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This means that the Dolls are safe for bath time, right down to the plastic carrier they came in. There’s another special water-type surprise that comes with the L.O.L. Surprise! Pearl (Style 2) Doll. It’s called a rainbow fizz shell. When this shell is put in water, it fizzes and dissolves, changes the color of the water, and reveals a new Doll and a Lil Sister. Also, some of these toys are marked as “Eye Spy Series” toys. These have a spy glass that can reveal messages hidden in some other surprises and packaging.

The backstory to the Eye Spy toys is that the Dolls are trying to solve the mystery of a missing pet. With the “Under Wraps” version of the Eye Spy Series, your child gets a wrapped capsule and a spyglass that will reveal where to start unwrapping. Then the capsule has a Doll inside, but before it’s opened, your child will uncover some of the Doll’s accessories on the outside of the capsule. Then the Doll can be unwrapped (it’s covered in colored rubber that comes off in parts at the eyes, head, and body).

Here’s a fair warning that some surprises turn into surprising household cleanup for a parent who doesn’t want confetti from the LOL Confetti Pop series all over their carpet. The water surprise Dolls will squirt water everywhere. And there’s a messy blob of jelly-like stuff that encases the outfit your child will find in the LOL Surprise Fashion Crush toy. Parents complain that the gel sticks to the clothes and doesn’t come off easily, even with water.

You’ll have to judge if you want to spend some extra time cleaning up after the LOL Doll toys. Kids really do have a lot of fun with confetti that gets everywhere. You? Maybe not so much.

 

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Still, mixing and matching the dolls and accessories with outfits that come with the collectible Dolls can be a lot of fun. But this requires something else: more LOL Dolls. So are you willing to invest in more toys? There are 45 different Dolls to collect from Series 1. In LOL Surprise Series 2, there are over 35. It’s the same for LOL Surprise Series 3. And remember that you’re going into this blind figure set. The Doll you get is totally random, and no child wants the same Doll twice.

You could get lucky and never get a repeat, or your child can trade repeats with a friend if that’s possible. In the end, you have to hope for the best or set aside some emergency funds for a child very upset over a duplicate Doll. Unfortunately, there’s one more thing to worry about. It’s that LOL Dolls are selling so well that there are businesses that profit off of selling cheap counterfeit Dolls.

A popular phony brand is the “LQL Doll.” And in general, if the outer packaging does not say “MGA Entertainment, Inc,” or “MGA” or “L.O.L. Surprise!” then you more than likely have a badly made toy that you paid too much for. These toys are badly painted and break down rapidly, which could upset your child. But besides being poorly constructed, counterfeit toys are also a safety hazard.

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When some of the LQL Dolls were discovered, they contained phthalates which can cause real damage to a child’s lungs, kidneys, and reproductive systems. So a package that isn’t properly labeled should be disposed of before any harm can be done.

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Expert Tip

If you find a counterfeit toy, it’s best to alert other consumers about the fakes so they don’t circulate further.

Did you Know

With 4 series of collectible Dolls now, there are over a hundred Dolls that you can collect.