Monday, February 21, 2022

Disney·Pixar Turning Red Toys/Merch Revealed!

Hey everyone! Turning Red doesn't premiere on Disney+ until March 11th so, to pass the time and to get even more pumped for the film, I thought it'd be fun to check out all the new/upcoming toys from Just Play Toys in the meantime! This toy line was finally revealed earlier this week and I can finally share the news that Mattel is NOT producing the toys for Turning Red like we all thought originally—unfortunately. Apparently Mattel didn’t even pitch for it and the toy license for Turning Red ended up going to Just Play Toys (who already does a lot of Disney merch, so they’re certainly not new to the game), but yah it’s kinda sad there won’t be that consistency now with the other Mattel Pixar toys from the last few years. Like, yup that means no 7” scale Turning Red figures or Mattel Pixar minis, which is a bummer cause I’ve been picturing what those would look like for months now. Oh well, maybe one day Mattel will pick up Turning Red to at least produce a few 7” figures down the road like what they did with Brave, Inside Out and so many other Pixar films recently.

I know this is a bit disappointing to a lot of you, but I’m still excited to share what Just Play Toys and a few other companies have done here with these characters and maybe there will still be an item or few that will catch your attention. Anyway, here's your look at many, if not all, of Just Play’s Turning Red toys, plus some others (all coming in early March). Some of these products will be only at Walmart, some will be at Target and some on Amazon, so there is quite the mixture there as far as distribution. I'll put the basic info for each item below, but be sure to check out my video (also embedded below) for additional details. 

First up is the Many Moods of Red Panda Mei Animated plush. This is a 12” plush with movie phrases, music and motion when you squeeze her belly. This plush will retail for $24.99 at will sell at Target, Walmart and Amazon.

Next up is the Deluxe Meilin doll. This is a 6” articulated doll of Mei that can “transform” into her Red Panda self by putting her in the included fuzzy Red Panda outfit. This will retail for $19.99 and will be available at Target and Amazon.

Moving along, here’s another Meilin Doll, this one is another poseable 6” doll that seems to be in line with the one I just showed with the Panda costume. This one here though is a bit more basic and just includes a removable red panda hoodie. Retail for this one will be $12.97 and will be a Walmart exclusive. 

Next up is this furry plush Turning Red secret journal with stickers, a hidden compartment and an invisible ink UV pen. Retail price for this one is $19.99 and will be available to purchase at Walmart and on Amazon. 

The next toy here is another plush, there are a lot of plush in the lineup, and this time it’s a Jumbo 16” Red Panda Mei plush. This is more of your basic plush, no sounds or anything, just a nice big soft classic plush with a pretty decent film accurate look. This plush will be only on Amazon and sell for $19.99.

And here is the next plush, this one is the 11” Red Panda Mei Concert Plush with sounds. Press her hand and she plays the 4-Town song Nobody like U”. If you didn’t know, 4-Town is a ficticious 90’s style boy band in the film who Mei and her friends are huge fans of. This plush will retail for $16.97 and will be sold exclusively at Walmart.

Next up, and I believe this is the last plush, is this small 8” inch Red Panda Mei plush which is a good size for those who might not want or have space for the much bigger jumbo 16” plush. This plush will retail for $7.99 and will be available to purchase at both Walmart and Amazon.

Moving along, getting into some figures here, here we have the Turning Red BFF collectible figure five piece set which features Mei, Panda Mei and her 3 besties: Abby, Miriam and Priya. This set will retail for $12.99 and will be available at Target and Amazon, so keep your eyes peeled.

Next we have Just Play’s version of mystery minis: the Turning Red collectible blind box mini figures featuring Mei, Panda Mei and their many emotions. There are 10 figures to collect in this series which is labeled Series 1, but we’ll see if a Series 2 actually happens. I would have liked to see more of a variety of characters here, but maybe that’ll happen in a second series. These are 2.25” tall, will retail for $4.99 each and will be available at Walmart and Target. There will also [probably] be blind box codes as well, so [possibly] stay tuned to those in a future unboxing video.

Almost done up is this Turning Red Shrinky Dinks sets, which makes sense since Shrinky Dinks were very popular in the 80’s and 90s and this movie does take place in the 90s, so there’s that nostalgia factor. Now I don’t think these Shrinky Dinks are made by Just Play Toys, this would be from a different company from what I understand, but either way this will retail for $14.99 and will be sold exclusively on Amazon. 

Lastly there’s this Meilin reversible plush character head which is essentially a little throw pillow to add fun and and pop of color to beds, couches, chairs and more. This is another Amazon exclusive and will retail for $14.99.

Moving onto these were revealed a little over a week ago so many of you have seen these already I’m sure, but I still wanted to include them here in this update. The three Turning Red Funko POPs we know are coming so far are Meilin Lee, Red Panda Mei (which is a larger 6” size POP) and then a Funko Shop Exclusive Flocked Red Panda Mei.

Also coming from Funko is this Panda Mei stylized collectible plush as part of their "Plushies" collection.

I also wanted to report that Boxlunch Stores have also been getting some Turning Red merch in, so be sure to keep checking the website and in-store for more as it’s just starting to trickle out. 

Lastly, I also spotted some non-toy Turning Red items at Target recently. There's an Imagine Ink book and a Grab & Go Play Pack (both I found in the Target Dollar Spot a few weeks back and figured I’d let you know about these releases as well). Speaking of books, don’t forget to check Amazon and/or your nearest Barnes and Noble as most of the official Turning Red books are out now or at the very least available for pre-order. Looks like a lot of good stuff! 

Also at Target are some clothing items for girls (a t-shirt and PJ set). 

Anyway, that’s all I got for now! I’m sure there will be more as this is just the initial wave of reveals (I'll add more here once I see it). So what do you guys think? Anything stand out as a must grab or are you waiting to see how much you actually enjoy the film before snagging stuff? Who’s looking forward to Turning Red’s premiere on Disney Plus on March 11th?

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