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Wednesday, October 24 2012 22:57

Disney reveals their Top Ten "Must Have" Holiday Gifts for 2012...

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The folks over at Disney Consumer Products have revealed their list of the Top Ten "Must Have" Holiday Gifts from their own collection. Their official picks come from across the Disney spectrum including Disney·Pixar Cars, Disney Princess character Cinderella, Disney Fairies, Doc McStuffins, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man, Winnie the Pooh and Wreck-It Ralph. The Rock Father has the run-down below, along with pics and a few nudges toward where you can snag some of these items for your own little ones. Some of them are already selling out...

Disney’s Top 10 “Must Have” gifts include the following:

Gift for All
studioA one-of-a-kind gift for any Disney fan or budding artist, the Disney Creativity Studio (Rock Father Note - available exclusively through the Apple Store beginning in November) features a “smart” stylus that magically transforms into a pencil, marker, crayon, brush or stamper, for an immersive art experience on iPad. Through engaging activities and coaching from a real Disney artist, kids of all ages can draw and color their favorite Disney characters to create their own customized Disney artwork. Simply download the Disney Creativity Studio App from the App Store and let the artistic adventure begin! SRP $49.99, ages 5+ (for all ages). Disney Creativity Studio includes a code to download the app for free. The app is also available for purchase for $3.99 from the App Store.

Gifts for Kids
tiggerJust Play's Bounce Bounce Tigger (available now - Walmart.com)
“Tigger’s gonna make you bounce, bounce” with a dancing, shimmying, rocking version of this lovable character from Disney’s Winnie the Pooh. While playing his signature theme song to the tune of a classic hip hop hit song, Tigger shows off his best dance moves in sync with the music. Kids can dance and giggle along with Tigger as he bounces to the left, bounces to the right, rocks back and forth, and “wiggety, wiggety wiggles!” SRP $39.99, ages 3+.

mcstuffinsDoc McStuffins Time For Your Check Up Doll (with Lambie)
Celebrated as one of the hottest toys of the year by Time To Play, Toys“R”Us®, and Toy Insider, this Doc McStuffins doll by Just Play is literally flying off the shelves. This adorable interactive Doc speaks more than 10 phrases and she can bring her friend Lambie to life with the touch of her stethoscope, which activates with lights and sounds. Kids can sing along to the entire “check up” song with Doc as they use their imagination for hours of role play fun. SRP $34.99, ages 3+. A great role play item to accompany the doll, the Doc McStuffins Doctor’s Bag Playset comes with a fun sound and light stethoscope with interactive effects plus seven other pieces in a cute medical bag. SRP $19.99, ages 3+.

tinkJAKKS Pacific Disney Fairies Color Surprise Tink (available now - Walmart.com)
Place Disney Fairies Color Surprise Tink onto 10 different shades of color and watch as her wings magically recognize and light up in that color! Tink also comes with a bonus pixie pass code that lets you unlock a free one-month membership pass at pixiehollow.com. SRP $29.99, ages 4+.

happilyDisney Princess – Cinderella
Little princesses can celebrate the magic of Cinderella with a spectacular assortment of new toys inspired by the release of Cinderella Diamond Edition on Blu-Ray™. Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award Winners of 2012, the  Disney Princess Cinderella Doll and ''Happily Ever After'' Carriage Set and the Cinderella Deluxe Doll Gift Set are Disney Store exclusives (Get 'em here). With the Cinderella ''Happily Ever After'' Carriage Set, girls can recreate the iconic fairytale metamorphosis. The set includes the transforming coach, a horse, and a Cinderella doll in her beautiful white satin wedding gown & veil. SRP $59.99, ages 3+. The Cinderella Deluxe Doll Gift Set features six dolls, two dresses and a dress form, and includes her step-sisters Anastasia and Drizella, Lady Tremaine, Prince Charming and the Fairy Godmother. SRP $79.50, ages 3+. Girls can get ready for the ball with the Cinderella Enchanted Carriage Vanity which features storytelling icons like the clock, pumpkin, and bows in its lovely design. SRP $99.99, ages 3+.

6172045507012Mattel Lightning McQueen Hawk (available from the Disney Store or Walmart.com)
An ideal toy for any Disney•Pixar Cars fan, Lightning McQueen Hawk is inspired by the new flight-themed Cars Toons short, “Air Mater.” With exciting transformation play, Lightning McQueen Hawk converts from a car into an airplane with wings. In drive mode, Lightning McQueen Hawk has driving sound effects and phrases, and as a plane it reveals rocker booster lights and fun projectiles. Lightning McQueen Hawk features built-in sensors that respond to kids’ movements. Kids will love reliving animated scenes and creating new “air-ventures” with this beloved character. SRP $43.99 ages 4+.

mastermovesFisher-Price Master Moves Mickey (available from the Disney Store or Walmart.com)
Get down in the house with your favorite mouse! Master Moves Mickey dances to a funky beat as he combines over 15 different dance moves into his own original dance combinations. Perfect your moves with Mickey Mouse as he shows off his insane handstand and then pops right into a 360! Press his nose to hear original tracks, funky beats and watch him show off his cool Mouska-moves! SRP $69.99 ages 3+.

Spiderman Spider Strike Night Infiltrator th2The Amazing Spider-Man
A web-slinging array of Spider-Man toys give kids everything they need to recreate the action-packed excitement of the hit summer movie. The Amazing Spider-Man Mega Blaster Web Shooter with Glove (Walmart.com) allows kids to shoot webs from the palm of their hands just like the webbed crusader (string included). Evil doesn’t stand a chance! SRP $19.99, ages 5+. Hasbro's Spider Strike Night Infiltrator Vehicle includes a Spider-Man action figure that rides in the seat. With the push of the spoiler you can see Spider-Man launch into action as he swings over the hood. SRP $19.99, ages 4+.

wreck-itWreck-It Ralph Talking Figures: Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz (available at Disney Store)
The talking Ralph and Vanellope dolls by Thinkway Toys are new characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wreck-It Ralph, a hilarious arcade-game-hopping adventure opening Nov. 2 in theaters nationwide. Wreck-It Ralph comes in both a friendly and a wrecking mode. The sweet Vanellope Von Schweetz talking figure includes peppermint candy hair extensions and a brush. With turning head action, original movie voices and more than 30 sayings, these poseable dolls stand approximately 11 inches tall. SRP $44.99 each, ages 4+.

Gifts for Babies and Toddlers
poohquiltDisney Baby Heirloom Quilt & Plush
Exclusively at the Disney Baby Store at the Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA and disneystore.com/disneybaby, the Winnie the Pooh Heirloom Quilt & Plush is the perfect “first set” for every little one. Featuring the loveable characters from Disney’s classic film Winnie the Pooh, the Heirloom Quilt is super soft to provide endless cuddles for parents and baby. You can also personalize it! SRP $79.50 (Also Available online at Disney Store). The plush fur is made of a rosette swirl pattern and is huggably soft. The plush is also available in classic Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse designs, and includes a keepsake bag. SRP $49.50. 

What do YOU think of Disney's choices from their own collection? Share your thoughts in the comments section below! 

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.

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