As anyone with young kids can tell you, kids love characters! From DC superheroes to Paw Patrol, kids of all ages can’t get enough of their favorite characters.

And it isn’t just kids; teenagers are also obsessed with collecting “merch” of their favorite characters. Shows and games like Pokemon and Five Nights at Freddy’s have become extremely popular to the point that items with the characters on them are flying off the shelves. 

This is where wholesale licensed plush toys come in. If you are looking for the hottest new toys to restock your prize bins, then look no further than A&A Global’s vast selection of popular licensed plush toys at wholesale costs. 

What is a Licensed Plush Toy and Why Should I Buy Them For My Business? 

When a toy is “licensed” this means that the toy is in the shape of or has photos of a character from a TV show, movie, comic, or video game. Because of licensing agreements, certain toys may only be found at certain companies that have an exclusive agreement with that brand.

Offering licensed toys as prizes is a great way to keep kids of all ages engaged in the arcade games. If a child simply must have another Freddy’s plushie for their collection, they will stop at nothing to win the ultimate prize. 

What Makes Licensed Plush Toys Special 

Many adults grew up playing with generic stuffed animals and toys, so we may ask “what’s the big deal about all the characters? It’s just a plushie.” However, for kids, it is a very big deal. Here are the top 3 reasons why kids love licensed toys: 

  1. When they get to hold a plushie of their favorite character, it makes their favorite show or movie seem extra real. This brings to life the magic of movies and helps kids develop their imagination during play. 
  2. It’s fun to collect toys for play. The more toys means more ways to explore. 
  3. Kids will love to show off their newest toy!

The Benefits of Buying Licensed Plush Toys Wholesale

1. When kids connect with the character, it will increase demand. There are many kids who have special interests and will want anything that has their favorite characters on it. Offering licensed toys in prize bins and inside arcade games will draw kids in more effectively than offering generic stuffed animals. Additionally, kids are all about “keeping up with the Joneses.” If a child sees another child walking through the arcade with an 7inch Fortnite Llama Plush in his arms, the immediate reaction will be “I want one too!”  

2. Kids of all ages connect with licensed toys. Many arcades can easily stock prizes for younger kids, but have difficulty drawing in teenagers with their prizes. While little kids will be thrilled with anything bright and flashy, most teenagers these days are too occupied with their SmartPhones to care much about toys. 

This is where licenses come in! 

Teens may spend a lot of time looking at their phones, but what they are doing on those phones is watching movies, playing games, and staying up to date on the latest trends. The same way that little kids do, teens also have their own favorite characters. They love Marvel movies, football, Fortnite, Harry Potter, and more. Teenagers may be attached to their phones, but prizes that fit their interests will be enough to make them put down their phones and start playing for prizes!

3. Licenses are a major driver of sales. Stocking licensed plush toys as prizes can help you stand out from other competitors in the area. Unlike generic, non-licensed toys, plush toys of characters are very memorable to kids and teens. Once a child wins a plushie on their first visit, they will remember how much fun they had at your arcade every time they look at it.

This will keep kids coming back and it will make your business a highly requested venue. This means more sales, both for the arcade and for the restaurant, as parents keep themselves occupied with food and drinks while the kids play. 

4. Some of the licenses we carry are exclusive to A&A. If your area has a lot of competition, exclusive plush toys are a great way to stand out. A&A carries toys, candy, vending machine merch, and more that you can’t find anywhere else. Offering quality, unique toys and prizes will set you apart from other arcades and keep the kids playing

The Most Popular Licensed Plush Toys That Kids Love!

DC Super Friends

Kids love superheroes - both boys and girls alike. The Super Friends plushies come in two different sizes, 8 inches and 11 inches. A&A Global carries the most popular DC characters, including Cyborg, batman, Superman, Supergirl, Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Aqua Man, and The Flash to appeal to every young comic lover. 

These Super Friends plushies are fun for kids of all ages. Because these plush toys look so much like the original animated characters, children will love acting out their favorite scenes and missions with their new plush toys. 



PAW Patrol

This TV show features a team of 6 rescue dogs who work together to protect the community. Kids love the show because they can enjoy watching the cute characters work together to help others. With the PAW Patrol licensed plush toys, kids can act out their own adventures and practice teamwork while playing with their friends. 

These PAW Patrol plushies come in both the 8 inch size and the 11 inch sizes. They are the perfect toy for younger children and are built to withstand multiple washes, trips to grandma’s house, visits to school, and many games of tug-of-war between siblings. 



Rick and Morty

Cartoon characters aren’t just for little kids anymore. 

Thanks to Cartoon Network’s new programming, featuring several adult-oriented animated TV shows, many teens would love to win a 7 inch or 9 inch plush toy of their favorite character. Rick and Morty represents a darker, more esoteric brand of humor that appeals to teens.

A&A Global carries all of the major characters: Rick, Morty, Mr. Meeseeks and Squanchy. While those names might suggest that the TV show isn’t exactly suitable for children, younger siblings might also want a plushie in order to copy their older siblings. 



Five Nights at Freddy’s 

The adults might be baffled by it, but the teens and older kids love it! Five Nights at Freddy’s is a horror and problem solving video game series designed for PC. It has also been adapted into a book series and has inspired cosplayers of all ages. 

Most toy retailers, like Walmart and Target, are not stocking FNAF toys and merchandise yet, which could make your arcade one of the few places for fans to win prizes of their favorite characters. While these plush toys are not all that cute, that seems to be the appeal among fans of the video game. Characters like Funtime Freddy, Funtime Foxy, Baby, and Ennard are highly detailed, true to the original characters, and made of high-quality materials that make them able to survive anything that teenagers can throw at them. 

These licensed plush toys are also highly unique. If you want to stand out from the competition and appeal to the teenager market, then buying these wholesale 12 inch plushies can be the boost that your business is looking for. 

Never underestimate the power of video game-obsessed teenagers: if you have it, they will come. And then they will come back because So-And-So won a Funtime Foxy and now they need one too. 


Trolls 

Parents with young children can testify what a big deal Trolls became after the 2020 movie, Trolls World Tour, became available for streaming during lockdown. These 10” x 6’ plush troll heads are the perfect toy for young children. Not only will they recognize the characters from the Trolls movie, the fuzzy, cuddly toys are easy to love and fun to play with. 

A&A Global recommends displaying these plush toys on the wall in order to make them as visible as possible. That way, kids who pass by will see them and have a moment akin to the one that Ralphie Parker has with the Red Ryder Air Rifle in the movie A Christmas Story.

When you buy these licensed plush toys wholesale, you will get two different types, one pink and one blue, that come packed in assorted cases with 30 plush toys per case. These toys can be for boys or girls. While boys enjoy their adventures with the blue plushie, girls can comb the hair of the pink troll while making up imaginative stories about their princess troll kingdom. 

Pokemon

Pokemon will never go out of style! 

Kids and teens of all ages will immediately recognize Pikachu, Charmander, Jigglypuff, and Squirtle. Whether it is because they love the Pokemon Go app or if it is out of nostalgia, even adults will want to catch ‘em all. 

These licensed plush toys cannot be used in cranes, but they make for great prizes for redemption and carnival games. You will want to stock up now because once Pokemon fans start collecting, they won’t want to stop until they have all their favorite Pokemon. 


A&A Global Also Offers Jumbo Licensed Plush Toys

No matter what games your arcade has, A&A Global has all the best toys and prizes to keep kids and teens coming back for more. The selection of Jumbo licensed plush toys includes: 

  • The Jumbo NFL Miami Dolphins Plush. This is perfect for all young football fans. For kids who play on club teams, one of these high-quality NFL bears can quickly become their game day good luck charm. 

  • The Jumbo Nick 90s Plush Series. Do you remember Rugrats and Hey Arnold? Your customers will too. Kids these days might be too young to have seen these classic cartoons, but the adults will recognize these loveable characters instantly. Afterall, games and plush toys aren’t just for kids!



Wholesale Licensed Plush Toys as Crane Toppers

Jumbo licensed plush toys are the perfect prize! 

They can easily be used as crane toppers on your machines to attract new players, keep players engaged, and cut down on operator costs. When you are a kid, nothing is more desirable that that gigantic teddy bear on top of an arcade game - and these toppers are even more desirable when kids are offered a chance to win one of their favorite characters. 

When you buy licensed plush toys wholesale, you can either create plushie mixes on your own or purchase one of our licensed percentage mixes.

The Jumbo 32% Lic A&A 12in-16in Plush Kit includes 16 pieces of A&A Global exclusive licensed plush, 10 pieces of Exclusive generic themed plush, and 24 pieces of A&A generic plush.

You can’t go wrong with mixed plushie kits! Not only will your arcade be set with the stables, like generic alien and sloth plushies, you will also have all the hot, new licensed characters that the kids want.

The Jumbo 100% Lic A&A 12in-16in Plush Kit includes 40 pieces of licensed jumbo plush from franchises like Mossy Oak®, DC Comics, Nickelodeon, and more! Some of these pieces you won’t be able to find anywhere else! Keep all the kids coming back when you use these affordable jumbo licensed plush toys as crane toppers!



Place Your Order With A&A Global Now!

If you're looking to up your game it might be time to buy some amazing licensed plush toys wholesale. Not only will these alluring prizes keep kids and teens of all ages engaged in playing your games, they will have kids begging to come back for their next birthday party. 

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