Toys Hit Retailers Worldwide This Month; Disney's Zootopia Premieres March 4, 2016OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 12, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — TOMY International announces the retail arrival of its line of toys inspired by the highly anticipated Walt Disney Animation Studios feature film Zootopia. As a leading global toy manufacturer and distributor, TOMY has translated the world of Zootopia—a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive – into a comprehensive line of figures, vehicles, playsets, role-play and plush toys that will appeal to fans of all ages who want to collect the complete character ensemble from the film, debuting theatrically in the U.S. on March 4, 2016. The intricately detailed toys capture character personalities with lights, sounds, and songs and will inspire fans to recreate the fun and adventure of Zootopia.
The city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where animals of all sizes work and play together, and TOMY's toy line offers the same broad range of characters, from the largest elephant to the smallest shrew. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to fit in. With Judy's Police Cruiser from TOMY, children can play out their own chase scenes, complete with flashing lights and a unique jail cell that adjusts to fit different animal sizes. When Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case, she ends up working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who is not really eager to help. The talking plush from TOMY features Nick's fast-talking phrases and helps bring these scenes to life.
"We are so excited to create toys celebrating the rich and whimsical characters from Zootopia," states Shehnaz Safiuddin, Senior Vice President of Toy & Hobby at TOMY. "The toy line is now available at retail locations worldwide, in time for the US movie premiere on March 4th and for Easter gift giving—which couldn't be more ideal with the star rabbit Officer Judy Hopps in the line-up!"
Featured items in TOMY's toy line include:
Core Figure Line:
- Collectible figures with articulation
- Character packs include two figures
- SRP: $8.99. Age Grade: 3 years and up
- Twelve character choices available now
- Four new characters launching in Fall 2016
Talking Plush with Sounds
- Large 12" plush featuring character voices
- Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) and Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), each sold separately
- SRP: $19.99 each. Age Grade 3 years and up
Judy's Carrot Recorder and Badge
Judy Hopps always carries two things when she's on the job; her ZPD badge, and her trusty carrot recorder.
- Judy Hopps' carrot recorder and clip badge.
- Records and plays sounds
- SRP: $14.99 Age Grade: 3 years and up
In addition to the line hitting retails this month, new items will be available in fall 2016 for the holidays.
About TOMY International
TOMY International ( www.tomy.com) is a leading global designer, producer and marketer of a broad range of innovative, high-quality toys sold to preschoolers, youths and adults under the TOMY® and Ertl® brands as well as products for parents, infants and toddlers marketed under the The First Years®, JJ Cole® Collections and Boon® brands. TOMY International also markets its products under popular licensed properties such as John Deere, Pokémon, Chuggington, Sonic the Hedgehog, Lamaze, and other well-known properties. TOMY International's mission is to make the world smile. TOMY International reaches its target consumers through multiple channels of distribution supporting more than 25,000 retail outlets throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia. TOMY International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based TOMY Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code No. 7867). © TOMY
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