May 2013 - Funko has announced a new batch of POP! vinyl figures based on Disney characters.
Expect to see Disney Pop! Series 5 in stores around June 27th. Series 5 includes:
Peter Pan Minimates Soar into the Disney Store With New Photos!
March 2013 - With the recent release of Peter Pan on Blu-ray, fans of all ages have had the chance to experience the classic animated film for the first time. And now they can act out the adventures they saw in the film using Minimates mini-figures! Two box sets and one vehicle featuring 2-inch Minimates of the famous Peter Pan characters have hit the Disney Store, and they are packed with playability!
INTRODUCING THE NEW 2013 STAR WARS® Star Tours™ Action Figure Packs from Hasbro
February 2013 - The celebration of the amazing new Star Tours Disney theme park ride continues in 2013 with new STAR WARS Star Tours Action Figure Packs from Hasbro. Building off of the packs released in 2011, these two sets of figures introduce new Droids from the ride experience as well as a few reprised fan favorites. New figures include a blue Signal Droid, red RX Droid, a G2 Droid rebuilt from scratch for more accurate detail, and the very first appearance of a new Seeker Droid!
These packs launch in May 2013 at Walt Disney World - Hollywood Studios during STAR WARS Weekends and will be available at Walt Disney World stores in Florida and Disneyland Resort stores in California shortly thereafter.
Experience the magic of the ride and then relive the action with the STAR WARS Star Tours Action Figure Packs!
(Item# A0416) STAR WARS® Star Tours™: Search for the Rebel Spy
The Disney Store Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Peter Pan with Exclusive Minimates!
February 2013 - In 1953, the Walt Disney Company delighted audiences with its full-length animated feature Peter Pan, an adaptation of the 1911 novel about a magical boy who wouldn't grow up. Now, with the first-ever Blu-Ray release of the film in stores now, the Disney Store has teamed up with Diamond Select Toys to release the first-ever Disney Minimates, based on Peter Pan!
LEGO Systems Unveils 250 New Building Sets at American International Toy Fair
- Builders of all ages will be inspired by endless LEGO possibilities, from new preschool play options to classic themes and new licenses to the introduction of the most advanced LEGO® robotics product ever -
NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 -- American International Toy Fair -- LEGO Systems, Inc., makers of the world's leading construction toys, will unveil its largest collection of build and play toys ever – 250 new products – at the American International Toy Fair in New York City. With new products launching throughout the year, children of all ages and interests will find a LEGO® building set or theme to spark their building creativity, inspire storytelling and role play or keep them engaged in imaginative play for hours. New items are on display in Booth #1351 in Hall 3B of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from February 10-13.
The LEGO Group Announces Building Sets Inspired by Disney's The Lone Ranger
NEW YORK, American International Toy Fair (February 7, 2013) – The LEGO Group today announced an upcoming collection of LEGO® construction toys inspired by the Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films' feature film The Lone Ranger, which debuts in theaters July 3, 2013. Scheduled to launch this April, six new building sets will bring the action and stories of the film to life in LEGO form, and will include iconic characters such as John Reid (aka The Lone Ranger), Tonto and the horse, Silver.
"We are thrilled to once again collaborate with Disney Consumer Products to create construction toys based on a live action film," said Jill Wilfert, vice president licensing & entertainment at The LEGO Group. "We have not offered a LEGO western theme in over 10 years, and The Lone Ranger provided the quintessential inspiration with familiar characters, stories and scenes, allowing us to develop authentic and exciting models for children and adult collectors alike."
Disney at American International Toy Fair 2013
(RTM note - this is a long one, with lots of nifty gems mentioned, such as the LEGO Lone Ranger license...)
GLENDALE, CA (Feb. 5, 2013) - Innovation, creativity and powerful storytelling are the hallmarks of the 2013 toy line from Disney Consumer Products (DCP).
Some of the most innovative toys are from the new Monsters University toy collection and include features like sound and light detection technology and facial sync technology to allow for more interactive play than ever before, while The Little Mermaid and Disney Junior toy lines incorporate music and character voices to bring the products to life.
Sparking imagination, these toys capture the magic of playtime with evergreen play patterns. Here is a highlight of the top products from DCP at Toy Fair 2013:
Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but this was not always the case. Monsters University tells the story of how these two mismatched monsters overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
ALEXANDER DOLL COMPANY CELEBRATES 90TH ANNIVERSARY: INTRODUCES LIMITED EDITION ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, NEW LICENSED PRODUCT AND A NEW PRODUCT CATEGORY
New York City -- January 30, 2013: The Alexander Doll Company is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a stunning collection of commemorative dolls, new licenses including Dylan's Candy Bar® and a collection of whimsical washable dolls. The entire collection will debut at the International Toy Fair in February 10-13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City.
January 2013 - Funko has announced a new batch of 2.5-inch blind-boxed Mystery Mini vinyl figures, this round based on Disney/Pixar characters. This first series will have 8 different characters, each in 3 different poses.
Expect to see these in stores near the end of February.
December 2012 - Funko has announced a new batch of 3D POP! Vinyl Bookmarks, this time featuring more Disney characters. The bookmarks are six inches long and should be available now.
Look for Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Buzz Lightyear, and Maleficent.