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Parents and kids have pretty much bought every Little Tikes Story Dream Machine Starter Set there is — because they’re almost always sold out online.

We’re happy to share that it’s in stock NOW as of Dec. 2023.

We’ve been keeping an eye on this hot item and saw that it hit its lowest price ever on Amazon in early Nov. 2023 at $45.70. While we don’t anticipate this deal coming back any time soon, we’re just beyond thrilled to see it back in stock.

When the Little Tikes Story Dream Machine Starter Set is in stock, you can find it on Amazon or in the toy section at Walmart, in-store or online. Below, join us as we follow restocks and sales on the popular toy.

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What is the Story Dream Machine Starter Set, and why is it so in demand?

a little tikes story dream machine toy on an amazon box

Well, the toy is pretty cool. You can think of it like a projector for children’s books. So instead of flipping through pages, you insert a storybook cartridge into the built-in slot and watch the story play on the wall. Kids can watch the words and pictures pop up on the screen, while a narrator reads them the story.

The Story Dream Machine Starter Set will cost you $49 at either Amazon or Walmart. It comes with the Story Dream Machine, plus three classic Little Golden books:

  • The Poky Little Puppy
  • Tawny Scrawny Lion
  • The Saggy Baggy Elephant

Targeted for little readers aged 3 years and up, we can see why the toy is a huge game-changer for bedtime story time.


The lowest price we’ve seen on the Little Tikes Story Dream Machine Starter Set was $45.70.


The set retails for $49.99. Since it’s been so hard to get your hands on, we can understand why it hasn’t gone on sale for months since it was first released in July 2023.

But in Nov. 2023, Amazon dropped its list price down to $45.70 — the lowest price we’ve ever seen on the item, even confirmed by CamelCamelCamel. The deal is now over, but we’re happy to see it back in stock for the holidays.

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If you can’t find it online, your next best bet is shopping in-store at Walmart.


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Shipping: Free with Walmart+ or on orders of $35+
Some Walmart stores have the toy in stock and on shelves now. If your store has it, this is the best time to grab it before it sells out again so you can have it in time for the holidays.

When the price dropped on Amazon, we saw Walmart match the price for just a little bit on their website. But be careful, sometimes a third-party seller might make a listing look like it’s on major sale by including a high ‘original price.’ Don’t be fooled — the original MSRP is $49.99.

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Little Tikes has other story collections that you can purchase separately, for $15 each.

The Story Dream Machine Starter Set already comes with three books, which is plenty. But if you want to add to your collection, you can find Little Shark, Big Shark, or Berenstain Bears story collections for the Story Dream Machine at Amazon or Walmart for just $15 each. Each set comes with three books, so each book comes down to $5 each.

Note that the machine is only compatible with the Little Tikes Story Dream Machine story collections.

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The Story Dream Machine also serves as a white noise machine and night light.

a child sleeping next to a Little Tikes Story Dream Machine projector

Aside from playing gentle light effects in nightlight mode, this little machine also offers five white noise sounds to help kids fall asleep. If you’re worried about the volume being too loud, parents and kids can use the kid-friendly controls to adjust the volume.

As for keeping the machine charged, it runs on four AA batteries, which aren’t included.


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