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Preview: New Toys & Accessories from Disney Junior's THE LION GUARD

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After a television movie and plenty of teasers over the past few months, THE LION GUARD made its official debut on Disney Junior last week, and along with the launch comes a whole new line of merchandise centered around the adventures of Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, and his diverse group of friends as they unite to protect the Pride Lands. While we don't have any of it here just yet, we did spot some new items at Disney Store today during a visit to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago - and Little Finley found her curiosity piqued. Take a look at some of what Disney Consumer Products is currently rolling out at retail...

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The Lion Guard Pride Land Play Set by Just Play Toys: Fans of the new Disney Junior series, The Lion Guard, can help the leader Kion protect the Pride Lands with the new Pride Land Play Set. Little Lion Guards will love exploring all the exciting features and accessories, including an exclusive Kion figure. Kids can test out the boulder launcher to keep adversaries away, use the secret leaf trap door to stop intruders, and capture any unwanted guests with the bone trap! A vine lift helps Kion easily get up to his look out perch to keep an eye on the Pride Land. In his downtime, Kion can play in the fun, working waterfall! Collect the rest of the Lion Guard figures to add to the adventure! In addition to all the figures and playsets by Just Play, they're also doing an assortment of talking plush, all available at mass retailers (Toys "R" Us, Walmart, Target, etc.)

Didn't buy any yet, but Finn was really eyeing the new toys from #TheLionGuard at @disneystore today.

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From the Disney Store-exclusive collection there's plush animals, a figurine set, and the popular dishware pieces...

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And, of course, there's some really cute apparel items as well...

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And from Disney Press, a full-line of books for young readers - plus Jay Franco has unique styles of LION GUARD bedding available at Target and Walmart...

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Finally, the folks at Wonder Forge will be releasing their PROTECT THE PRIDE LANDS Game this spring - 

Wonder Forge Lion Guard Game

Stand together to protect the Pride Lands! Fearsome foes from the shadowy outlands are closing in and you must work as a team to fend them off! Race to get Kion to the top of Pride Rock so he can unleash the power of the roar and save the day! For Ages 4+

THE LION GUARD airs daily on Disney Junior. Check local listings, or visit the official site for more.

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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