Following the first Toy Story 4 toy reveal in London last week, Disney, Mattel and Thinkway Toys have lifted the lid on a wider range of licensed lines at Nuremberg Toy Fair.
The selection of products focuses on brand-new characters from the upcoming Disney-Pixar sequel, namely Ducky and Bunny, a pair of bubbly carnival plush toys, as well as Bonnie’s reluctant new craft project turned toy Forky. These original characters were introduced in the two Toy Story 4 teaser trailers released in November 2018 and will go on to play memorable roles in the upcoming movie.
Mission Moves Buzz from Mattel (pictured top) brings the toy space ranger to life with lights, sounds and iconic action moves. Kids will love his animated effects as he walks forward and back and speaks classic lines like ‘Buzz Lightyear to the rescue!’ Press the big red button on his left side to deploy his wings and hear him say a series of phrases as he moves around, and swivels his hips in his signature style. He even includes an Easter egg surprise to discover and make Buzz do the moon walk!
Also from Mattel is the Ducky and Bunny Interactive 2-Pack, recreating the dynamic duo in movie-inspired relative scale and have authentic colours and styling. Each figure has over 20 sounds and phrases for realistic play, and they interact when in close proximity to one another.
New from Thinkway Toys, which debuted a number of its hero lines last week, are Bunny and Ducky Huggable Plush. Fans can bring the bubbly new characters home as soft, detailed plush toys. Bunny stands 16-inches tall and comes with floppy ears, arms and legs. His best friend Ducky, who is 9-inches tall, is sold separately – but who could keep these two perfect companions apart?
“Everyone at our company knows how special Toy Story is, and the relationship fans have with these beloved characters,” says Tasia Filippatos, Senior Vice President, Disney Consumer Products Commercialisation, EMEA. “This translates into movies, toys and merchandise of the highest levels of innovation and creativity. The support across the business, with best-in-class retail activations and marketing campaigns, will reinforce the strength of this much-loved franchise. We are very proud of this new collection of products and we’re sure that they will delight fans of all ages.”
These new lines, plus broad range of other toys and licensed merch, will be available at retail across EMEA from 22 April 2019.