For multiple generations, Disney licensed merchandise based upon the brand's iconic characters and popular movies have been among the most sought after gifts for children each holiday season.
|#DisneyUnwrapped Media Showcase, MommyBlogExpert.com|
Take a look for yourself at the 2014 Disney Dozen -- the top toys this holiday shopping season in stores now -- to answer the question once again why the brand continues to endure.
|Frozen snow Glow Elsa, MommyBlogExpert.com|
Inspired by the blockbuster animated Disney Frozen movie, there's a good chance this fun interactive doll is on your little girl's list this year. Elsa, which comes with her snowman friend Olaf, is simply magical. Press her sparkling snowflake to see a magical light show on her dress, then raise her arms to hear her sing the hit song "Let It Go" from this film. But that's not all, Elsa can say 15 sounds and phrases from fave movie moments. The doll can sing in 25 languages, too, with inhabitants each country where this toy is already selling being able to access two languages. Here in the U.S. bilingual Elsa speaks English and Spanish. From licensee JAKKS Pacific, the toy is available from mass retailers.
|Day at Disney Playset, MommyBlogExpert.com|
Toddlers and preschoolers ages 1-1/2 to 5 will quietly play for hours with this durable and colorful toy that's a mashup of the real experience of visiting Disneyland and Little People, another classic brand. Kids will love giving the figures a spin on the Tea Cups ride, the Small World boat or Casey the Train. And what would a pretend visit to Disneyland be without fireworks? This toy has that covered too: kids can hear and watch simulated fireworks and music. Best of all, this toy helps develop motor skills. Brought to you by Fisher-Price Little People Magic of Disney, this toy includes the playset, Mickey Mouse and Eddie Little People figures and Casey the Train vehicle. Scene Starters sold separately are also available, ranging from $9.99-$19.99 each. This toy is available exclusively at Walmart.
|Planes: Fire & Rescue Fire Blastin' Dusty, Image by Disney|
This engaging toy will be welcomed by kids who are fans of the Planes: Fire & Rescue movies. Includes an interactive Dusty Crophopper plane that comes with all kinds of bells and whistles to put imaginary fires out. Kids help Dusty put out blazes by scooping up pretend water balls and racing to the rescue. Take aim, pull the lever and shoot the "water" balls at the "fire" targets to knock them down. Includes multiple fire targets and water balls that store in the plane's pontoons. Enhancing play are realistic sounds and phrases triggered by Smart Sound technology. From licensee Mattel, this toy is available at mass retailers.
|Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile, MommyBlogExpert.com|
What an adorable concept this is: Doc McStuffins takes care of all the neighborhood toys with her on-the-go mobile clinic. When there's a toy in need, little doctors-in-training let everyone know they're on their way with a motion-activated siren that lights up and plays the "Doc Mobile" song. Equipped with kid-friendly faux medical instruments and equipment like a light and sound heart monitor, otoscope, thermometer. rolling gurney, patient seat and bandage sticker dispenser, children will be ready to provide on-site check-ups and treatment. There's even a hand-held radio that little ones can use to call in their diagnosis. From Just Play, available at mass retailers.
|Disney Princess Palace Pets Magic Dance Pumkin, Image by Disney|
Meet Pumpkin, Cinderella's interactive pet puppy who become life-like via remote control. Not only does Pumpkin follow movement commands from the light-up magic wand controller and dance, Magic Dance Pumpkin can speak a dozen phrases and sounds. Designed for your child to love, this ultra royal toy has soft fabric ears, removable fur cuffs, a fancy satin tutu and elegant. From Blip Toys, available at mass retailers.
|Giant Web Slinging Spider-Man, MommyBlogExpert.com|
Kids will literally have a blast with this 14" tall web slinging version of their favorite masked Marvel Super hero Spider-Man. By pushing a button on the character's back the scale figure blasts either Spidey Shot Web Fluid, a silly string-like material, or water. The figure comes with one 3.8-ounce can of Spidey Shot Web Fluid. Brought to you by Hasbro, available at mass retailers.
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