Earlier this week, Disney Consumer Products held its annual holiday preview showcase in which it presents many of the new and exciting products that will be released during the fall and holiday seasons. While we hope to present to you just some of the great things you can expect to find on the shelves at Disney Store and other popular retailers later this year, we’d like to start of slow by focusing on a few specific collections, starting with toys inspired by Wreck-It Ralph which opens on November 2, 2012.
As a follow-up to its too-successful-for-its-own-good Designer Princess collection, Disney Store today unveiled its new collection, Disney Designer Villains. Ursula from The Little Mermaid, the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mother Gothel from Tangled, Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians and Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland are presented in the collection. And, of course, no collection of Disney’s most heartless of the heartless without Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty.
At the 109th Annual International Toy Fair in New York City, Tonner Doll Company debuted all new dolls for 2012 including these prototypes for TRON Legacy and Avatar. Tonner had previously released a Kevin Flynn figure based on the original TRON from 1982 and now they take on the sequel. Included in the collection are Quorra (Olivia Wilde), Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) and Gem (Beau Garrett).
Just ahead of Toy Fair which begins this weekend, Mattel has unveiled its new collection of Disney Sparkling Princess collection. Featuring Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Show White and Tiana, the beloved princesses characters sparkle in updated versions of their signature gowns. Each Disney Princess is outfitted in a beautiful, jewel-toned dress featuring glittery details, ruffle accents, and a matching tiara.
The Disney Sparkling Princess dolls will be available in stores in March and will retail for $10.99 each.
Via its official Facebook page, Disney Store has previewed its next limited edition doll, Rapunzel in her wedding dress from the short Tangled Ever After which recently premiered in theaters alongside Beauty and the Beast 3D.
The doll will be released in-store and online on March 28 and is limited to an edition size of 8,000 pieces. Pre-orders are set to begin on February 21. The doll will retail for $99.50.
For more information and photos, including a close-up of Rapunzel’s face, visit Disney Store on Facebook.
Wondering what to get the Barbie / ‘Dancing with the Stars’ fan in your life this holiday season? Look no further as FAO Schwarz just may have the answer. Keeping in tradition with offering the most exotic and unique experiences in the world of toys, FAO is offering up three prototype Barbie ‘Dancing with the Stars’ dolls from Mattel.
In response to backlash stemming from frustrations trying to purchase the limited edition Disney Princess Designer dolls online, Disney Store has announced a new release policy via its Facebook page. The new release policy replaces the one doll per week, online and in-store simultaneous release.
It appears that those eager to catch a glimpse of the new ‘Disney Princess Designer Doll Collection’ won’t have to wait until Disney D23 Expo after all. The dolls, which re-imagine all ten Disney princesses as runway fashion models, were scheduled to be unveiled at the Expo next weekend with one princess per week being released at Disney Store locations beginning on Monday, August 22.
The picture quality doesn’t appear to be that great, but considering they probably weren’t taken with consent, one has to forgive that just a little.
Scheduled to make their debut at the 2011 Disney D23 Expo, the Disney Store exclusive Princess Designer Collection brings haute couture to the world of Disney Princesses. Designed by Disney Store artist, the collection consists of all ten princesses, styled and dressed as they might appear walking down the runway at the next great fashion show.
Perhaps inspired by the success of bringing Duffy back from overseas at Tokyo Disneyland where he is a phenomenon, Disney Consumer Products has made a gesture that indicates plans to bring another Japanese bear-exclusive, this one from Disney Store Japan — UniBEARsity. The company has recently applied for a trademark for the use of UniBEARsity for ‘Toys, games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles (except clothing); hand-held units for playing electronic games other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; Christmas stockings; Christmas tree ornaments and decorations; snow globes.’