With the release of Toy Story 4, it is no surprise that one of the most exciting aspects of the franchise returning to theaters is all of the wonderful merchandise headed to stores. There is an incredible depth in the options of toys that are available, from those that tie-in with the latest film to others that celebrate characters and moments from previous films.
Recently, I was given the chance to play with a new series of Toy Story toys. Similar to wind-up toys, Disney has released Shufflerz, which are toys that shuffle forward slowly (hence the name of the line). The difference with the Shufflerz is in how you interact with the toy and “wind it up” – rather than turning an uncomfortable plastic stick until your wrist begins to throb, you simply press down on the character’s head repeatedly. In the notes accompanying the products, Disney suggests pressing down 10 times. This gives the toy enough of a wind to cover a significant amount of ground.
There have been several waves of these toys released at Disney Stores across the country (and online through its Shop Disney website). The entire line-up of toys is below:
The Shufflerz are priced at $12.95 each – they are currently on sale at Disney Stores and on Shop Disney. Not all of them are currently in stock at this time. As we move toward the June release date of the film, we may see more of these go on sale!