2018’s Hottest Toy Was a Tiny Dyson—Now It’s Back and Better Than Ever

published Nov 24, 2018
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Most days, it seems like no matter how much you clean, the house is always dirty five minutes later. There is a never-ending amount of laundry. Even when you’re done with every basket of clothing, the clothes you’re wearing still needs to be washed and the cycle begins again. You find dust, debris, and lord only knows what on your floors just 20 minutes after you’ve swept.

If you live with children, you’ve most likely accepted that there will always be something that isn’t clean in your home. Maybe they leave their dirty socks in the living room. Or maybe you have a budding artist that enjoys “painting” on your walls. Well, you might not be able to break those habits yet, but you can at least have clean floors! In case you missed it, last year Dyson started selling fully functional toy versions of their vacuums—and this year there are even more models to choose from.

The version you might recognize from last year looks exactly like the full-sized Dyson Ball meant for adults. The product description reads:

It is meant for children ages three and up (due to small parts, children under this age really should not use this product). It has simulated cyclone action with tiny, colorful balls. It twists and turns like the real Dyson Ball Vacuum. It actually features suction at the foot of the vacuum and can pick up small pieces of paper or tiny poly beads (and dirt). There is even a dustbin at the back that can be removed and emptied!

Parents can purchase this from Target for $26.99. It has over 354 reviews, with many of them being positive 4- or 5-star reviews. One reviewer said it’s sturdy for children around 30 pounds, as her son loves to stand on his toys when he plays.

And if you want more options, you can also buy a mini version of the cord-free stick vacuum for the same price, also at Target. Even Pottery Barn Kids entered the fray, introducing their own models: a matte gray Dyson Ball and a Dyson Cordless, both of which cost $69 but are currently on sale for $48.30 with code MOREPLEASE. Bed Bath & Beyond also sells the Dyson Ball and Dyson Cordless for $29.99 each, which is slightly than Target’s price but worth checking out if you have any coupons saved up.

If you’d rather get an adult-sized Dyson for yourself, its going to cost you more than $30. However, an upright corded look-alike is currently on sale for $299.99 from Amazon, 25 percent off the original price of $399.99. If you’re hoping to surprise an adult with a Dyson this Christmas, it’s currently your cheapest bet.

This post was originally published on November 24, 2018, and was last updated on November 13, 2019, to reflect current prices and offerings.