If you’re excited about the release of the first Disney movie starring an African-American Princess, The Princess and the Frog, around Christmas this year, we bet you’ll want to get your hands on some of the toys that will be coming out for Princess Tiana fans in the fall! Check out what we previewed at Toy Fair this week!
With vibrant and regal colors like purple, green, gold and blue, the toys will have evoke life in New Orleans and the bayou, where the film is set. The collection will include dolls, playsets, role-play items and costumes and colorful accessories. In addition, Disney will also introduce an extensive line of The Princess and The Frog-inspired apparel, accessories, home décor, electronics, school supplies and personal care products as well as an assortment of story and activity books.
Keep in mind that these are just some of the toys that will be out this fall and that we’re not suggesting you go out and buy all or even any of them! We just want to show you some of the cool toys that they are introducing that will allow the princesses in your life role-play!
The Princess and the Frog Tiana doll ($25) from Mattel, will probably be the most popular toy from the line. Just like in the story, beautiful Tiana wears her sparkly blue ball gown and comes with her frog Prince Naveen. The gown will light up and the doll and frog will interact!
In addition to the signature Tiana doll, Prince Naveen and Princess Tiana will be available in wedding attire. There will also be a Tiana Toddler doll ($20), from Mattel, marking the first time that a Disney Princess is actually portrayed as a toddler in the film and not just in the imagination of the doll designers!
I think the Musical Instrument Set ($25), from Jakks Pacific, will also be a big hit. It includes New Orleans inspired trumpet, cymbals, ukulele (based on Princess Naveen’s instrument of choice), a Raymond character shaker, drum, and drumsticks.
The Serving Set ($20), also from Jakks Pacific, will probably also be a hit as other themed tea sets have been for Disney (Anya has the Sleeping Beauty tea set!). The sweet set for two including two menus to Princess Tiana’s restaurant, two tea cups, teapot, sugar bowl, creamer, serving tray, plates, water goblets, napkins with flower rings, forks, knives, spoons, a pair of candle sticks with holders, Princess Tiana and Naveen Frog salt and pepper shakers, and two petit fours.
With the Kissing Frog Pairs ($20), from Mattel, kids can re-enact key moments from the movie. When you bring Frog Tiana close to Frog Prince Naveen, the two will “kiss” and you can hear the sound of the smooch as music plays.
Girls can also accessorize like Princess Tiana. The Ball Gown Accessory Set ($18), from Jakks Pacific, includes a light up necklace, three bracelets, ring, pair of earrings, evening bag, and tiara.
Little girls adore dressing up like their favorite princess so they’ll love the collection of costumes from Jakks Pacific and the Disney Store. They can choose from the Bayou Wedding Dress and Ball Gown ($23) or the suped up version of the Bayou Wedding Dress (price TBD).
Which toys are your favorite? Which do you think you’d buy for that special princess in your life?