Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Finding Dory: Disney Store Swimming Destiny Figure

finding dory disney store swimming destiny figure

Note- Today I'll be repeating a lot of my thoughts from last Saturday's post, since most of it applies here.

From The Disney Store (also found at Disney Parks from what I've seen online), here we have their exclusive Finding Dory "Swimming Destiny" figure! This was released back in early May of this year.

Now I didn't get the entire Disney Store collection of swimming figures (since I opted in for the Zuru RoboFish collection instead, which are similar toys), but I did end up getting a couple of characters that Zuru never of them being Destiny here (the other bring Hank, which was Saturday's post).

A few months back I realized, "wow out of all the Destiny toys in my collection, none of them actually swim"; so once this figure went on sale at the Disney Store, it was a done deal for me. The original price was a steep $14.95, but I believe I got this one for around $8.00. Three AAA batteries are required and included.

finding dory disney store swimming destiny figure

This is a swimming, water activated toy. But unlike the Zuru Robofish, the figures in this collection talk as well! This Destiny speaks nine phrases from/inspired by the film:
  • "Whooooaaaaaa...whoooa!"
  • "That came out of nowhere. Whoa, whooaa,...oh no, here we go!"
  • "Dory, it's me Destiny!"
  • "Uhhhhh, kind of tough for a whale to travel around here."
  • "Uh, well shark to be exact."
  • "Well, technically shark but let's be honest—who likes sharks."  
  • "But it's not like I have any teeth."
  • "Don't bail on me Bailey!"
  • "I am a whale shark!"
I have to say, I wish some of those lines above (of her clarifying that she's actually a type of shark) stayed in the movie. I always thought that a whale shark thinking that she's a whale was a funny and clever idea, but her character wasn't executed like that in the film at all. Having those lines in Finding Dory would have cleared up a couple things, but that's just a random nitpick about the film and has nothing to do with the toy of course.
finding dory disney store swimming destiny figure

To activate "play mode" (swimming feature), hold down the button on Destiny's back for 15 seconds and wait for a beeping sound. Place Destiny in the water and watch her swim! Simple as that.

Note: While in play mode, Destiny will speak all nine phrases in a row without stopping when taken out of the water (for whatever reason). To revert back to, what I'll call "out of water mode" after water play (so she only says one phrase at a time), hold the button again for 15 seconds until you hear the same beeping sound.

finding dory disney store swimming destiny figure

Destiny's movements are propelled by a little fan behind her tail fin. She moves really quite well and is actually pretty fast. No complaints there!

finding dory disney store swimming destiny figure

Though I've been swamped and haven't had the time I thought I would to make product demonstration videos (at least until after the holidays), you can still find other videos of her in action on YouTube (check out one HERE).

This has since sold out on the Disney Store, but you can still find Destiny online on either eBay or Amazon using the direct link below.

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