Four New Disney Toy Lines Launched at Toy Fair New York

Disney Living has four hot new Disney toy lines coming out and Adventures by Daddy was there to give you a front-row view of the launch party.  Continue reading for photos of all four new Disney toy lines including: Planes: Fire & Rescue, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Star Wars Rebels.

Disney Launch at Toy Fair 2014

DISNEY’S PLANES:  FIRE AND RESCUE

Planes: Fire & Rescue toys

Hot is right!  Fresh from racing the big blue sky, Dusty Crophopper, star of Disney’s PLANES, continues his adventures by joining the world of first responders to forest fires.  Speaking of Dusty, Dane Cook, the voice of Dusty, came out to help with the toy presentation.

Dane Cook

Dane Cook (voice of Dusty), photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Disney Consumer Products/AP Images

Dane Cook

PLANES:  FIRE AND RESCUE, the sequel to Disney’s PLANES, hits theaters in July 2014, but kids will be able to “put out fires” as early as June 2014.  The products showcase wild-fire firefighting and help develop and strengthen hand-to-eye coordination.  Dane presented Fire Blastin’ Dusty, which comes with “water balls” that can be scooped up by Dusty and then dropped onto “flames.”

Planes: Fire & Rescue toys

Piston Peak Air Attack lets kids race Dusty around a track to put out “flames.”

Planes: Fire & Rescue toys

There are radio-controlled vehicles and many other iterations of the various PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE characters.

For pictures of all the PLANES: FIRE AND RESCUE toys check out the gallery below.  Note: the photo gallery requires Flash Player, click here to view all the photos if your device is not Flash equipped.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Amazing Spider-Man 2 toys

From a high-flyer to a low-flyer – next up was THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (a Sony film, coming out in May 2014).  We were shown a preview of the movie, introducing us to the new villain, Electro (can you guess his superpower?).

Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Electro action figure is part of the Legends series and comes with Green Goblin’s left arm (you have to buy the other five action figures, as well, to complete the Green Goblin).  A very small Spider-Man came on stage to save us from Electro, brandishing the web-slinging Spider-Man action figure, spraying Silly String from the toy’s chest.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 toys

The little Spider-Man removed his mask to reveal Jorge Vega, who was joined by his co-star Andrew Garfield, the actor playing Spider-Man.

Andrew Garfield, Jorge Vega

Actor Andrew Garfield, right, and co-star Jorge Vega from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Disney Consumer Products/AP Images

 

This line comes with action figures, masks (including a spider vision mask), and Lego kits, too.

Amazing Spider-Man 2 toys

Click here for pictures of all THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN toys or check out the gallery below.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Guardians of the Galaxy toys

The hero theme continued with Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, scheduled for release in August 2014.  A band of misfit rebels make up the group of heroes in this Disney film, each representing the last of their kind.

Guardians of the Galaxy toys

Chris Pratt, who plays Peter Quill, appeared by video, showing off his action figure and his Quad Blaster, which can shoot one or two Nerf darts at threatening villains.

Guardians of the Galaxy toys

This line comes with action figures, masks, battle gear and more.

Guardians of the Galaxy toys

Find close-up photos of the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY toys in the gallery below, or click here if your device is not Flash Player equipped.

STAR WARS REBELS

Star Wars Rebels toys

Another ragtag gang of heroes is the star of STAR WARS REBELS, a new CGI-animated television show airing on Disney XD, beginning in the fall of 2014.  The series has a great cast of actors lending their voices, including Freddie Prinz, Jr., Tim Curry, and Billie Dee Williams.

Star Wars Rebels toys

Freddie Prinze, Jr., was escorted to the stage by two Stormtroopers and proceeded to regale us with tales of his audition (including that the fact that the project was actually a Star Wars series was kept secret from the prospective actors), give a breakdown of why  Star Wars is better than Star Trek, and show off the Lego Ghost.

Freddie Prinze, Jr. with Star Wars Rebels toysFreddie Prinze, Jr. with Star Wars Rebels toys

The line includes vehicle models (large and small), action figures, collectibles, Lego kits and more.

Freddie Prinze, Jr. with Star Wars Rebels toys

Detailed images of the new STAR WARS REBELS toys can be found in the gallery below or by following this link.

DISNEY INFINITY

While not a part of the official presentation, Disney Infinity was represented in the showroom.  A variety of characters were on display and the new Phineas and Agent P characters were demonstrated.  I got a peek at the Chernabog power disc and saw the very popular Elsa figure in action on the screen.

Disney Infinity at Toy FairDisney Infinity at Toy FairDisney Infinity at Toy Fair

On a personal note, the event tweaked a pet peeve of mine.  Disney billed the event as the unveiling of “innovative toy collections for boys of all ages.”  I don’t understand why toys, movies, books, etc., have to be gender specific.  Are boys and girls meant to feel bad if they don’t enjoy the toys, movies, books, etc., marketed at them?  Are they meant to feel bad if they prefer or also enjoy the toys, movies, books, etc., marketed at the opposite gender?  Why are we still trying to define in our children who they are meant to be?  The day should be long gone when we give girls dolls to teach them to be future moms and building sets for boys to teach them about architecture and construction.  Let them learn, explore, and experience the world for themselves and learn their own preferences.

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About George Gensler

George Gensler is a copyrights specialist during the week and a runner on the weekends. She lives in New York City now, but has lived in five countries on three continents. She grew up traveling the world, but her official residence was in Southern California and every visit home included a trip to Disneyland. She has also visited every Disney Park around the world and sailed on board two Disney cruises. She threw in a visit to the Disney Family museum in San Francisco for good measure, and has had the Premier Disney Park Pass since its inception.