Princess Elena of Avalor will make her royal debut in the highly anticipated animated series “Elena of Avalor,” with a one-hour premiere event FRIDAY, JULY 22 (7:00-8:00 p.m., EDT), on Disney Channel. The theme song is performed by Gaby Moreno, Latin Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist, and Elena’s anthem “My Time” is performed by Aimee Carrero.
As highlighted earlier today on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ Disney’s newest princess is Elena of Avalor, a 16 year old latina princess who is destined to rule the land of Avalor. At this year’s New York International Toy Fair, we previewed new lines of dolls, toys and role play outfits and accessories from companies such as Hasbro, JAKKS Pacific and Just Play, which you can explore today in both photos as well as videos.
Several popular toy manufacturers were showing some of the Frozen themed merchandise they’ll be offering at retailers later this year at the recent New York International Toy Fair. Below we explore just some of the Frozen items we got to check out firsthand from companies such as Hasbro, JAKKS Pacific and Wonder Forge.
At the 2016 New York International Toy Fair, TOMY previewed some of the toys it will be releasing this fall in support of Zootopia (March 4, 2016). Among the new items shown were new action figure packs such as Chief Bogo with ‘mouse criminal’ and Flash the Sloth with an unnamed mouse character. In addition, new play sets were introduced as well as a plush version of Gazelle ($24.99) that plays ‘Try Everything’ as performed by the character’s voice actor, Shakira. Also shown was Judy’s Carrot Recorder and Badge ($14.99) role play accessory set which records up to 10 seconds for playback.
It is Tsum Tsum Tuesday and we can’t think of a better way than spending it — besides acquiring more Tsum Tsum, that is — than checking out the future Tsum Tsum-themed product we’ll all be buying later this year. It was clear that when it comes to Tsum Tsum merchandise, we’re just at the bottom of the stack based on the many manufacturers and distributors that were exhibiting at the New York International Toy Fair. Below is just a sample of what we saw that we can share, along with some hints about other products we can’t share quite yet.
Just ahead of the New York International Toy Fair in New York City this weekend, JAKKS Pacific has announced it will be expanding its Star Wars line of Big-Figs to include Rey (seen here) as well as BB-8.
The pair are the newest entries to the popular line of oversized, articulated action figures which have already included Darth Vader, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, First Order Storm Troopers, Boba Fett and many more, including characters from ‘Star Wars Rebels.’
Rey stands tall (on her own, thankyouverymuch) at nearly 20″ while the BB-8 will be virtually life-size at a whopping 31″ height and will feature lights, sounds, a retracting tool arm and optional stabilizer pegs for display.
LEGO Systems, Inc. today announced a robust slate that will drive continued excitement for the LEGO® Star Wars(TM) product line, the company’s first-ever licensed theme collection that today is a perennial favorite among fans of all ages. From sets based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to those inspired by a new original animated series, ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’ to sets based on the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One film, the 2016 LEGO Star Wars collection is one of the largest and most diverse since its 1999 introduction.
In addition to featuring Marlin, Dory and newly introduced pals Hank the Septopus, Destiny the Whale Shark and Bailey the Beluga Whale, we also see returning favorites Squirt, Sheldon and Tad (although Monogram’s product description names Pearl).
However, seen here but not named (presumably identified by ‘Exclusive A’ and ‘Exclusive B’) are what appear to be a sea otter — who has been briefly mentioned in the past — as well as a grumpy looking sea lion.
Just ahead of the New York International Toy Fair which kicks off Saturday, Febuary 13, Disney and Hasbro have shared a first look at the ‘Elena of Avalor’ doll being produced in support of the new animated Disney Junior series. The doll is seen here, held by Aimee Carrero, who voices the title character.
‘Elena of Avalor’ will first appear as part of a crossover episode on ‘Sofia the First’ before launching its own series. It was recently announced that Jenna Ortega will also star as Elena’s younger sister, Princess Isabel; and Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui will voice Migs, Luna and Skylar respectively, magical flying creatures called Jaquins who support Elena as she learns how to rule her kingdom.
Mattel today announced its relationship with Disney Consumer Products for the Cars franchise has been renewed up to and including Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3. The agreement gives Mattel continued worldwide rights to manufacture, market and distribute toys and products based on the award-winning Cars franchise across multiple categories, including vehicles and playsets.
According to Mattel chairman and CEO, Christopher Sinclair, ‘Disney and Mattel have enjoyed an outstanding partnership for nearly 60 years, and we are thrilled to see the relationship continue in such a meaningful way.’