TOY FAIR: Mattel Previews ‘Planes,’ ‘Cars,’ ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Sofia the First,’ ‘The Little Mermaid’ and More

Just ahead of the American International Toy Fair in New York City, Mattel has shared some upcoming product information offering glimpses into some of its upcoming 2013 products from the Disney universe.

Disney/Pixar’s Cars Micro Drifters™ Fast-Flip Raceway from MattelDisney/Pixar Cars Fast-Flip Raceway. Kids can take their Micro Drifters vehicles — featuring their favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Cars — from Radiator Springs to the Piston Cup Race with this new track set! With a press of a button the action is started, launching vehicles around Willy’s Butte, where they can race, drift and swarm — just like in the movies. Time it right, and the set will flip to reveal the Piston Cup Race. It”s a perfect way for kids to catch the drift! MSRP: $24, Available July 2013

Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4-Inch Basic Figure Playset from MattelDisney/Pixar Toy Story 4-Inch Basic Figure Playset. Kids can blast off to planet fun with this tabletop play set! Inspired by Buzz Lightyear’s Spaceship, the item opens up to reveal a multi-level play set. Kids can battle enemies with working projectiles, hold prisoners in the collapsible jail and enjoy space jaunts with the space walking wire. An elevator and Captain’s cockpit add creature comforts for the crew. MSRP: $29.99, Available July 2013

Disney Planes Pilot Pals™ Dusty Crophopper Remote Control Plane from MattelDisney Planes Pilot Pals™ Dusty Crophopper Remote Control Plane. Kids can have high-flying fun recreating the action seen in Disney’s Planes with this RC vehicle that offers role-play remote control, which means the plane moves when they do! Push the button to set its propeller spinning and move it forward, then use the two controllers — one for each wing — to tilt the wings and control its movement through mimicry. Sounds and phrases amp up the action for a thrilling air-venture! MSRPL ARP: $39.99, Available August 2013

Disney Planes Sky Track Challenge™ Track Set by MattelDisney Planes Sky Track Challenge™ Track Set. It’s an air-venture for Planes fans! The five-feet of track on this set includes obstacles like a mountain tunnel and crash zone. Planes clip in to the tracks with universal plugs and can be launched for side-by-side racing action with amazing speed and impressive barrel rolls. The first to complete the race is automatically diverted to the winner’s circle -– with a giant shiny trophy –- triggering the checkered flag! Includes one Planes vehicle. MSRP: $29.99, Available August 2013

Disney Sofia the First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends by MattelDisney Sofia the First Talking Sofia and Animal Friends. Wearing her very special amulet from the King, Sofia can understand and talk with animals — just like in the Disney Jr. series. Dressed in her signature princess gown, this Sofia 10 1/2″ doll can recognize and talk with three of her best animal friends: Clover the Rabbit, Robin the Robin and Mia the Bluebird. When girls bring each animal close to Sofia’s amulet, it glows, and Sofia can recognize and talk to each beloved friend and get unique responses in return! With multiple character-specific phrases from Sofia and her animal friends, it’s endless interactive friendship fun! MSRP: $39.99, Available July 2013

Disney Sofia the First Magical Talking Castle by MattelDisney Sofia the First Magical Talking Castle. With so many play areas and hidden surprises, the Magical Talking Castle is the perfect place for the charming Sofia the First to call home. When girls place Sofia or Clover the Rabbit on the castle’s special base, they can ‘magically’ hear phrases said in each character’s voice. But that’s just the beginning: Bring in other 3″ dolls and figures from across the line to bring Sofia’s world to life and unlock even more character phrases. Girls can extend an outdoor play level and footbridge to Enchancia and explore the castle grounds, or take Sofia and Clover on a picnic. Inside the castle, Sofia can glide down the staircase, enjoy royal dancing and dining in the ballroom, or find Clover hiding in the window seat. With another day of princess training about to end, all that’s left for Sofia to do is have sweet dreams in her lavish royal bedroom. Castle includes furniture, Sofia doll and Clover figure. Other dolls and figures sold separately. MSRP: $59.99, Available July 2013

Disney Princess Ariel Royal Ship by MattelDisney Princess Ariel Royal Ship. Girls will love playing out all of Ariel’s adventures at sea! Aboard her two-level, expandable ship, Ariel can steer from the top deck or slide below to her underwater world; complete with purple vanity and mermaid-princess bed, jelly fish chandelier, treasure chest and various ‘treasures’ to store in this secret hiding place. Find magical surprises, such as her best friend Sebastian who is hiding under the serving platter, or say hello to Flounder who is swimming outside, just like in the movie. Dolls sold separately. MSRP: $49.99, Available July 2013

Disney Princess Mermaid-to-Princess Ariel by MattelDisney Princess Mermaid-to-Princess Ariel. Girls will be delighted to re-create Ariel’s unforgettable transformation from mermaid to princess — over and over again! Magically transform Ariel into a princess by pulling her skirt over her tail to reveal a shimmery pink gown. Then, transform her back into a mermaid by pulling down on her sparkly tail. To further add to the fairytale fun, Ariel ‘sings’ two different songs from the movie as she transforms! MSRP: $24.99, Available July 2013

Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle by MattelDisney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle. The Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle is more enchanting than ever! This brand new castle includes fairytale-themed rooms for all girls’ favorite princesses — including a bedroom for Rapunzel and a spiraling hair ‘elevator’ for her and her princess friends to go up and down. The castle also comes to life with the Disney Magic Mirror App (Available on the App Store?). When girls scan the castle’s defined labels with an iOS device they unlock and trigger activities in each princess’ room and around the outside of the castle. The three-story castle also includes a charming kitchen where Snow White can ‘bake,’ a fancy dining room for Belle to serve her guests, a bathroom for Ariel to lounge in the tub, a sewing room for Cinderella to make pretty dresses, and a royal vanity for Sleeping Beauty to get ready. With so many areas of play, more than 30 accessory pieces, and the new augmented reality app, it’s the ultimate castle for any Disney Princess to call home. Dolls sold separately. MSRP: $189.99, Available June 2013

The 110th annual American International Toy Fair kicks off this weekend. Be sure to follow @StitchKingdom on Twitter to keep up with the latest in Disney toys from Mattel and others.

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