Thursday, November 14, 2013

Disney Dozen Holiday Gift List: Magical Gifts for All Ages!

Debuting this holiday season is Disney Consumer Products completely delightful Disney Dozen Holiday Gift List featuring (wait for it) a dozen fabulous products sure to make every child smile this holiday season young and old alike!
"It's the holiday season and Disney Consumer Products has magical gifts for all ages and budgets in its #DisneyDozen gift list inspired by favorite Disney, Marvel and Star Wars characters and stories. This award-winning assortment includes 12 entertaining and innovative holiday gifts – plus some additional "must-have" items – that tap into The Walt Disney Company's rich history of storytelling, while offering enduring play value and transforming playtime into a truly magical experience that Disney is known for."  You can check out the full press release here:

I got luck enough to try out a few of these awesome products!

The first toy is an adorable Palace Pet! The one I received was Berry, Snow White's bunny! You can find her on Amazon for just $12.99 and she is absolutely adorable! If you didn't catch a few of her phrases in my Instagram video head over here and check it out, but be prepared for absolute adorable overload!

Palace Pets come with an accessory (Berry has a brush) and little storybook as well as a being dressed up to really just compliment their princess counterpart.  And Berry isn't alone! You can also pick up the following Talking/Singing Palace Pets:  Cinderella's Puppy Pumpkin and Ariel's Kitty Treasure

The second Disney Dozen toy I got to review was one of the new Jake and the Neverland Pirates Lego sets! These are totally adorable! I almost forgot how cute toddler legos are! There are a few different sets of these new Jake legos including: Pirate Ship Bucky, Neverland Hideout, and Treasure Hunt (this is the one I received).  These range in price from $14-$35 on Amazon based on the size of the set. The Treasure Hunt set is super cute because it comes with a Lego piece of gold that snaps in when you are hiding.  It seems like it could be a really fun game of "build and go seek" where you build a little scene hiding the piece for someone else! there are images of three different ways Lego/Duplo suggests you can building your little treasure fort and of course I took the time to try them all out: 

The third toy I got in my review pack was the awesome Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods! In the new toy to game tradition like Skylanders and Disney Infinity you can teleport these little guys right into your tablet or smartphone game of Angry Birds Star Wars II! (App currently priced in Apple AppStore for $0.99.)  These are, first of all, adorable on their own and then having a playing component makes them even more fun! My set came with Angry Bird (and Pig) versions of both old and new Star Wars figures with info on how to teleport these guys into your game and information about the other available telepods sets on the back! :)

The fourth and final toy I got to review is equally well detailed and fun to play with as the others. The Sofia the First Talking Doll with Animals an be purchased for under $30. The box comes with a 10 inch Sofia doll dressed in her purple dress with crown on and her famous amulet around her neck.  It also comes with three of her besties: Clover the Rabbit, Robin the Robin, and Mia the Bluebird.  When you press Sofia's amulet she speaks and her amulet lights up.  When you bring one of her pals close to her amulet she recognizes them and you can hear their unique replies to her! The box even features Sofia's story on the back "After helping a baby bird, Sofia gets the power to talk to Animals! Now she can chat with her furry favorites: Clover, Mia, and Robin!"  What I love about this little explanation is that you can introduce Sofia to your children with this great toy! I love light up toys for kids and I love the quality of Disney's products this holiday season! 
I was so lucky to get to try out 1/3 of the toys that are part of this holiday season's Disney Dozen! What else made the cut? The #DisneyDozen gift list includes:

  • Disney Princess Palace Pets (Blip) and Palace Pets app (Disney Publishing Worldwide) 
  • LEGO® DUPLO®-brand Jake and the Never Land Pirates™ construction sets (LEGO)
  • Angry Birds Star Wars TELEPODS (Hasbro) 
  • Sofia the First Magical Talking Doll with Animal Friends (Mattel)
  • Cheerin' Minnie (Fisher-Price) 
  • Disney Infinity (Disney Interactive) 
  • Disney's It's A Small World Animator's Collection (Disney Store) 
  • Disney's Planes Wing Control Dusty Crophopper RC Plane (Mattel)
  • Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle (Mattel) and Magic Mirror App (Disney Publishing Worldwide) 
  • Doc McStuffins Get Better Check Up Center (Just Play) 
  • Marvel Iron Man Flying RC Extreme Hero (EB Brands) 
  • Under the Sea Surprise Ariel (JAKKS Pacific) 

  • Want to see more great gift ideas? The official Press Release has more awesome options based on age group! 

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