We’re Unboxing the Ryan’s World Treasure Chest | Here’s Our Honest Review!

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Are your kiddos YouTube fans?

Then they’ve probably seen Ryan’s World with his insanely popular toy reviews. This year, Target is featuring a totally exclusive toy created by Ryan’s World that’s made it to the top of so many Christmas lists.

As you’ll see below, we’re unboxing the pirate-themed toy chest to let you know what we really think about it!

Watch Collin and Stetson on this Facebook Live Video reviewing the Ryan’s World Toy Chest!

ryans world toy chest new sitting on floor

Here’s what Collin had to say about the Treasure Chest –

“This thing is huge and has quite a few compartments! It definitely is a fun experience to open with the skeleton keys.

I do feel like the two main drawbacks to this toy are the higher price and the excitement of surprise toys since the appeal normally dies off once the kids have opened all of them.

However, it took Stetson and I quite a bit of amount of time to open all of the packaging, so that’s great to keep the kiddos entertained! The packaging reminds me of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ golden ticket, which I just love! 

The toys inside are fun, but they’re plastic and not the best quality. As a parent, I don’t think that they’re worth the $70 price tag AT ALL, but they’re definitely cute, great for someone who’s a big Ryan’s World fan, and the treasure chest is reusable.”

  • Collin’s rating based on price – 4 out of 10
  • Stetson’s rating based on price – 5 out of 10
  • Overall rating from both of them based on the unboxing experience – 9 out of 10

ryans treasure chest with plastic toys on wood floor

This huge treasure chest, which is Ryan’s biggest unboxing experience yet, features 8 different pirate-themed surprises from Build-a-Ryan figures, gold coins, gem putty, and even skeleton keys to unlock all of the fun surprises! There are plenty of unique pieces to set their imaginations out to sea!

plastic pirate toys from ryans world toy chest

Here are our favorite features of Ryan’s World Mega Mystery Treasure Chest:

    • It’s the biggest unboxing experience with Ryan yet!
    • The chest can be repurposed and used as a storage case for toys and other small items.
    • Includes 8 secret & fun compartments with surprises:
      • Mystery figures
      • Build-a-Ryan figures
      • Gold coins
      • Gem putty
      • Skeleton keys to unlock the surprises
      • Dig and discover surprise toy
      • Hero item
      • The ultimate mystery vehicle which even includes its own micro surprise
    • Exclusive only at Target.

These are some cons reviewers mentioned to look out for:

    • Kids didn’t seem interested in the toys after unboxing them.
    • Parents complained that you don’t get much for your money.
    • Toys are cheap plastic.

Here’s where you can scoop up a Ryan’s World Toy Chest this Christmas:

hand using plastic skeleton key for ryans world toy chest

    • Target – $71.99 (Regularly $79.99)

This toy is a Target Exclusive, which means the chances of it selling out are pretty high! To score the best deal right now you can text TOY to 827438 for a 25% OFF coupon. Limit one coupon per person & valid until 11/23.

Need more gift ideas? Come see the other top kids’ toys for Christmas 2019!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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Comments 45

  1. Mellie

    You could go to the dollar store & make your own treasure box with 8 dollar items that the kids won’t be interested in. You could also get creative & glue photos of Ryan into the box & then you would save atleast $60.

    • Another Shelly

      Where can I buy a treasure box like that to fill with my own prizes?

      • Sam

        You can buy a nice handmade wooden one for $30 or under on Etsy, plastic on ebay (I would also put an alert as people sell they ryans world ones without the stuff), amazon, and I bought ones about half this size from mardels not sure if they have larger.

      • alissaross

        Stores like Hobby Lobby sometimes have nice boxes that look like treasure chests, or unfinished ones that you can decorate. Pare that with a sale or a coupon, and you’ve good a great deal on a MUCH better treasure chest.

  2. Tombeamenderfer

    This is waste of money ! Not worth $60 that’s for sure !

  3. Anna

    Wouldn’t pay even $10

    • Kim

      I scored mine a while back for around $50. This was one of the main gifts my child asked for for christmas. In fact, he’s been asking for it for almost 5 months DAILY. He is obsessed with everything Ryan. I’m sure I could have got the stuff inside for way cheaper and I’m sure that the stuff inside is likely “junk” BUT the look on his face christmas morning when he unwraps it will be totally priceless and without a doubt make it “worth” it! No Regrets and as long as HE enjoys it and it makes HIM happy then that’s $50 well spent IMO.

      • Kim

        Also, how is this any different than those popular LOL surprise toys?? It’s not. Those things are way overpriced but guess what? Kids LOVE them and continue to buy them. Just because parents think the stuff is junk doesn’t make it true in the eyes of children.

        • Tim Gunn

          This! This! This! If you can afford it then by all means do it for your child. Don’t be that cheap parent your kid will remember. And if you can’t afford it, then be creative goto Michaels/Amazon for a treasure box and go find affordable toys to wrap in boxes, tissue paper, etc. your child will love both either way!
          Make It Work!!!

          • Sparrowfly

            Lol! Don’t be a cheap parent. Buy them things instead of teaching them the value of things and spending time with them. Lol. I’d rather spend my money doing something with them in the limited time we have than spending $70 on cheap toys they’ll forget about.

            • Rae

              My child doesn’t know what Ryan’s World is because she is NOT allowed to watch youtube. This has saved me tons of money with a lot of toys… And she is not deprived and has so many other toys and would still rather go somewhere than play with them. I like the creative ideas more than buying this because of the thought that goes into the gift.

        • alissaross

          It’s the parent’s job to teach their kids the difference between junk and a quality item, and to spend their money wisely. If they see you spend large amounts of money on junk, don’t be surprised if they grow up thinking this is normal acceptable behavior.

      • NV2007

        Same here. I paid full price back in Sept because I was afraid it would sell out. I returned it when I could grab it for $50ish with sale and coupon. SO many toys are kind of ridic when we think about them, but my kid will love receiving it.

        • Kim


      • Autumn

        My daughter got one for her birthday this summer and she loved it. She still pulls out the treasure chest and toys all the time.

  4. Susan

    I think it is wrong how the parents exploit these kids.

    • Ashley

      You could say the same thing about every single child actor/singer. I don’t think this kid is exploited and he is set for life.

      My kid isn’t into Ryan or his stuff, but I’d buy it in a heartbeat if that’s what my child wanted.

    • Nancy Unger Goldstein

      Ryan is making 20 million a year.

  5. Jessalynn5887

    I can’t believe they’re still selling this stuff with all the trouble his parents are in

    • Aimee

      What happened with his parents?

      • NLD

        I didn’t know either. Just looked it up. It said: In a complaint filed to the FTC, consumer watchdog Truth In Advertising accused Ryan of not clearly disclosing paid sponsorship from brands such as Walmart. “It is often difficult to discern the innocent (or sometimes not so innocent ) antics in Ryan ToysReview videos from the sponsored content. And for preschoolers, it is impossible to discern the difference,” Truth In Advertising said in the complaint. They say that 90 percent of the family’s videos include a paid-for product that they did not label as a sponsor.

      • Autumn

        My daughter got one for her birthday this summer and she loved it. She still pulls out the treasure chest and toys all the time.

  6. Nee

    Thanks for doing this – my son has been interested in this, so now I know what’s inside!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh perfect! You’re welcome, Nee! Glad this was helpful!

  7. Heather

    We bought this for my son for his birthday, he loves it!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! SO glad he is enjoying it! Thanks a TON for the feedback, Heather!

  8. Leane

    They have something similar to a treasure chest at ac Moore they are very nice wood. Use a half off coupon and they are about 17.00 I stained mine put my grandchildren’s name on them and filled them with art supplies. They each have there own keepsake.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How neat! Thanks for taking the time to share with us!

  9. Aimee

    Thanks for doing this. I was on the fence… def not worth the money. I could do so much more for my son with 70 bucks.
    Shame on them. They are rich already and came up with junk

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re most welcome, Aimee! Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us!

  10. rochellemcgee

    To be fair, people can spend their money the way they want to…but sometimes my kids really do ask for junk that I know won’t bring them joy for long and I feel it’s also my job to teach them the value of things. I’ll indulge within reason, but $70 for pirate trinkets that my kids have received at a dozen birthday parties before seems outrageous.

  11. Kelly

    Interesting toy. Fun to open.

  12. KrystleAnne

    I find that it’s the same for all toys of this kind. My niece loves Ryan’s World, LOL Surprise, Party POP Teenies, Shopkins. It’s not so much about the toys, but about the “Surprise, what am I going to get?” feeling for the kids. Toys are always plastic and tiny and they lose interest easily. Not worth the money… and the risk of stepping on those toys. Haha.

  13. J Anaya

    Ryan’s World is literally the best example of child exploitation! I refuse to buy anything from that brand. That’s alot of money on some dumb plastic that kids are gonna lose

    • tipaye

      Ryan is getting older…I’m wondering what’s going to happen then.

  14. Alycia

    Kids love surprise toys. I haven’t figured it, but then I love a surprise subscription box. It feels like Christmas morning when it comes. I went with cubscription from build a bear. You posted way back and I figure I would sign up for a year and she get a box for Easter, b’day and two for Christmas.

  15. Lesli

    Thanks for the review! My daughter has asked for a treasure chest for a couple years now. Her big brother has one and and she loves the idea. This chest looks really cute with all the compartments but definitely over priced! Maybe it’ll go on clearance in January!! Fingers crossed. 😉

  16. Denise Donaldson

    My son just turned 8 years old. Is he to old for this ?

  17. Donia

    I ran across the pocket watch dress up box at Walmart a couple weeks ago. There were only 4 left in the store then. I grabbed it for my 5 year old. Now I am wondering if I should just sell it if it is likely garbage too.

  18. dianeddd

    I found treasure boxes and made my own, total cost was 50. My stuff was way better, wish I could share a picture

  19. Christie

    Thank You for sharing! Nephew’s Love Ryan and of course I have to get them everything. I will pass and make my own. However, I must say the digging adventure the kids love. I buy them for my nephews about $15-$20 price range but usually dig dinosaur bones or gems.
    Might be able to still score a deal on clearanced pirate costumes and dollar store cheap stones and “jewels” for a create your own chest!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Neat idea! You’re welcome, Christie!

  20. Rockynmama

    Totally not worth $70-$80! I may pay $40 for it. My kid said oh no not good!

    • Rockynmama

      Oh and can totally make your own digable bricks and hide better treasures

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