Monday, October 08 2018 11:24

Disney Store & shopDisney Reveal First-Ever Top 15 Holiday Toys List, Printed "Holiday Toy Book"

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The holiday shopping season is upon us, and my friends at Disney Store | shopDisney have revealed their 2018 “Top 15 Holiday Toys” list. While hot holiday toy lists have been a regular staple for years, this is actually the very first year that Disney Store | shop Disney has shared one of their own - highlighting a list of must-haves for Disney fans and gift-givers alike. There's a lot to love on the Top 15 list (a companion to their full Holiday Gift Guide) with exclusive toys spanning Disney, Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar. They're also the only place to shop Disney Parks merchandise outside of the theme parks, including the Disney Parks Holiday Train Set and Cinderella Castle Play Set from Walt Disney World Resort. Check out the Top 15 below, and for more gift ideas, be sure to check out The Rock Father's Holiday Wish Guide™.

Top 15 Disney store | shopDisney Toys:  

  • Disney Animators' Collection Mini Doll Gift Set - 5'' ($99.95) Discover 13 classic characters together in one gloriously gift-boxed mini doll collection of all-time favorites, reimagined as toddlers under the guidance of authentic Disney animators and artists.             
  • Buzz Lightyear Talking Action Figure ($29.95) This Disney ∙ Pixar Toy Story action figure does plenty of talking, and Buzz is in full protection mode with light-up details and karate chop action!
  • Disney Princess 11-inch Doll Gift Set ($129.95) This enchanting collection of Disney Princess dolls features 11 of Disney's most beloved heroines (plus Pua and Hei Hei!)
  • Belle Tea Cart ($49.95) Always be prepared for an enchanted tea party with this delightful Beauty and the Beast Singing Tea Cart. Lumiere sings Be Our Guest while Mrs. Potts and Chip set the scene for tea time, all the time!
  • Mack Carrier with 6 Die-Cast Cars Set – Cars ($79.95) Load 'em up and haul 'em out! Mack has a lot to say for himself as he trucks Lightning McQueen and five more pullback action Cars to the races. Mack features lights and sounds, plus space for an additional two vehicles.
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Deluxe Playset ($59.95) Create Mickey Mouse Clubhouse memorable moments with this deluxe playset offering hours of activities. Mickey Mouse is joined by his Clubhouse friends in this colorful set that features interactive light and sound effects.
  • Minnie Mouse Farmers Market ($49.95) Playtime will always be healthy and fresh with Minnie Mouse's child size Farmer's Market Stand play set. This cart full of fun produce, products, and play money makes every imaginary shopping trip a delight.
  • Marvel Universe Mega Figure Set ($49.95) Celebrate Marvel Studios' 10th anniversary with this Mega Figurine Set. Featuring 20 of Marvel's most iconic characters complete with detailed sculpting and metallic detailing, this epic set will save the day in super heroic style.
  • Millennium Falcon - Star Wars Toybox ($79.95) The intergalactic smuggler Han Solo and his Wookiee companion Chewbacca are at the helm of their Corellian starship with this Millennium Falcon Play Set. Part of the Star Wars Toybox collection, it includes light-up features and sound effects.
  • The Incredible Remote-Control Vehicle ($39.95) The mechanical member of Disney ∙ Pixar’s Incredibles is as super as the rest of the Parr family. This detailed remote-control replica of The Incredible features working headlights and light-up hood.
  • Spider-Man Talking Action Figure ($29.95) Spider-Man has plenty of fighting words to battle his enemies as this talking action figure. And if that doesn't work, then the friendly neighborhood super hero can use his two web slingers!
  • Disney Parks Holiday Train Set ($139.99) All-aboard to the North Pole along with Mickey and the gang in the festive remote-control toy train gift set, including locomotive, four train cars with animated character surprises, plus over 20 feet of track.
  • Minnie Mouse Brunch Cooking Set ($29.95) This 30-piece brunch cooking set features stylish serve ware and sweet treats – a delicious delight for mini foodies and their lucky guests!
  • Cinderella Castle Play Set - Walt Disney World Resort($89.99) With four levels of imagination, lights and sounds, it's a Cinderella dream come true from Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Incredibles 2 Deluxe Figure Set ($24.95) The 10-piece set includes the five members of the Parr family from Disney PIXAR’s Incredibles 2, alongside other familiar faces, so you can bring the movie to life.

Holiday Toy Book and In-Store Events:

To continue the gift-giving spirit, Disney store | shopDisney will release a “2018 Holiday Toy Book” on October 29. The ink-on-paper holiday catalog will include Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars toys, gifts, décor and more for kids and families available at Disney stores | shopDisney.  As families dig in and start to build their holiday wish lists, they will discover special Disney surprises throughout the catalog including 40 hidden Mickeys and fun stickers to mark their favorites. Pick up a copy at any Disney store starting October 29.

On Saturday, November 3, Guests can join the “There’s Magic in Store Holiday Event” for Disney store’s big reveal of special holiday décor and a kick off to get everyone in the Holiday spirit. From store opening, Guests can wear their holiday best, take a holiday photo and participate in story time and hear from the new holiday book Holiday Mischief with Stitch

Disney store and shopDisney continue to have the broadest selection of toys, collectibles and uniquely designed gifts across Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel for fans of all ages across fashion, accessories, toys, tech, home and more. Since its launch in 2017, shopDisney is home to more than 80 brands including exclusive and hard-to-find items, wish-worthy toys, designer collaborations and an expanded assortment of Disney Parks merchandise.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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