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Mickey And Minnie’s Runaway Railway Inspires New Line of Happy Meal Toys At McDonald’s

The magic of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway has rolled into McDonald’s! Just in time for their birthday celebration, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse have inspired a brand-new line of Happy Meal toys at McDonald’s, bringing Mouse Rules to the iconic Golden Arches. 

This new collection features Mickey and Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald and Daisy experiencing some of the iconic attractions from across Walt Disney World Resort. Anchored by Engineer Goofy and Mickey and Minnie celebrating Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, these toys connect together to form a 10-car train. Each one also has a unique function to make the character move as it rolls, so as the attraction’s soundtrack says, nothing can stop us now from having fun!  

Now through Dec. 14, while supplies last, when you purchase a Happy Meal at participating McDonald’s locations, you can enter for a chance to win a vacation for four to Walt Disney World Resort and experience the attraction that inspired it all: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Families can also enjoy fun and engaging games at home as part of this Happy Meal program through the McDonald’s Happy Meal App. 

As part of the November limited edition Disney-themed toys, McDonald’s is giving out game tickets with a code that parents can enter to win a vacation for four to Walt Disney World Resort that can be taken through Dec. 15, 2022. There are game tickets with a code in every Happy Meal.

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Play-Doh For Grown Ups

Play-Doh is launching its first-ever product specifically for adults, which will be available at Amazon and Walmart.

The scented product line, aptly named Play-Doh for Grown Ups, was inspired by “comical trends, iconic themes and pop culture favorites,” according to a Hasbro spokesperson.

The line includes: Overpriced Latte (coffee); Mom Jeans (clean denim); Grill King (smoked meats); Dad Sneakers (rubber); Spa Day (floral); and Lord of the Lawn (fresh cut grass).

There are six 4 oz. cans total, in colors including brown, green, red, blue, pink ,and white. One color is described as the nutty brown color of expensive coffee, while another showcases the bright green of a healthy happy lawn.

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Newest American Girl Historical Character Courtney Moore Brings The 80’s Like Totally Back

American Girl announced the launch of its first historical character in three years, Courtney Moore. She is a total ‘80s girl whose big, bright and bold ideas inspire today’s girls to find their inner hero to accomplish great things. Growing up in 1986, Courtney’s story reflects the pop culture of the decade from sky-high hair, neon-colored fashions, music television, and video gaming to major historical moments surrounding women in government and space exploration, as well as larger cultural shifts around blended families and emerging technology.

Courtney comes to life via an 18-inch doll with curly sandy-blonde hair that can be worn in a high side pony, plus accessories like a pretend cassette player and tape, colorful bangle bracelets, and pretend Lip Smacker lip balm. The Courtney doll arrives wearing a high-waisted denim skirt, a bright blue off the shoulder crop top, plus white faux-leather slouchy boots. Girls can add tons of new looks with Courtney’s 13-piece mix-and-match ‘80s fashion collection and spend hours playing with Courtney’s Bedroom Set with over 25 pieces—including a hot pink bunk bed, two rainbow comforters and pillows, and a see-through phone that lights up and rings.

Courtney’s world also includes several licensed products of ‘80s classics—including Courtney’s Caboodles and Hair Accessories Kit with a real mini Caboodle, plus Courtney’s Care Bears Pajamas for both girls and dolls and Courtney’s Care Bears Sleeping Bag Set. For the gamer in all of us, fans can level up with Courtney’s doll-sized Pac-Man Arcade Game that plays like the real thing with multiple levels. 

The Courtney collection is now available at americangirl.com, and at all American Girl retail locations nationwide. The Courtney doll and book retails for $110. 

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Pop Culture Homes Reimagined As Polly Pockets

Polly Pocket was first designed by Chris Wiggs in 1983 for his daughter Kate. Using a makeup powder compact, he fashioned a small house for the tiny doll. Bluebird Toys of Swindon, England, licensed the concept and the first Polly Pocket toys appeared in stores in 1989. Mattel held a distribution arrangement with Bluebird Toys for Polly Pocket items in the early 1990s. In 1998, while production lulled, Bluebird Toys endured multiple hostile takeover attempts until Mattel finally purchased them later that year. The original Polly Pocket toys were plastic cases which opened to form a dollhouse or other playset with Polly Pocket figurines less than an inch tall. 

With this in mind, The ToyZone has reimagined six different fictional homes from television and film as Polly Pockets. Czech artist Jan Koudela created the CGI rendering to make the scenes as realistic as possible. The reimagined homes are from Stranger Things, Friends, The Simpsons, Lord of the Rings, The Shining, and The Royal Tenenbaums.

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LEGO Star Wars The Child 

Turn the cuteness factor up to the max with this LEGO Star Wars The Child (75318) build-and-display model.

Authentic details of this popular character, affectionately known as Baby Yoda, are recreated in LEGO style, with posable head, ears and mouth for different expressions, plus the Child’s favorite toy – a gearshift knob (element included) – for it to hold just like it does in Star Wars: The Mandalorian.

This buildable model comes with an information sign and the Child LEGO minifigure to complete a charming display.

This 1,073-piece, collectible LEGO Star Wars building toy measures over 7.5” (19cm) high, 8.5” (21cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.

Pre-order the set HERE for $79.99, it will ship on October 30th.

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Where Does He Get Those Wonderful Toys? LEGO Announces Show-Stopping DC Batman 1989 Batwing

For Batman Day 2020, LEGO has officially announced the 1989 Batwing (76161). The set has 2,363 pieces and will retail for $199.99.

It may not soar to Gotham City, but the LEGO Group’s latest release with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC, the LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batwing, is sure to transport fans to their most memorable DC Super Hero moments this Batman Day. Fans of Batman and avid builders are in for some serious fun as they embark on their journey to construct the ultimate Super Hero vehicle in the LEGO DC Batman collection.

The new LEGO 1989 Batwing draws upon the design seen in Tim Burton’s iconic 1989 Batman film, using the smooth lines and features from the original model to bring an impressive gothic elegance to any LEGO collection. DC and LEGO fans alike can indulge in their passion for the Caped Crusader as they explore all the delightful features of this new set, including a full interior, removable canopy and posable aerodynamic flaps. To add to the excitement, the construction kit is also dotted with Easter eggs to surprise builders, such as a screen featuring The Joker’s gas balloons and a ‘Bat Engine’ label on the vehicle’s engine – helping to truly transport builders back to 1989 and into the Batman universe.

Recreate the authentic detail and gothic elegance of BATMAN’s iconic aircraft, the Batwing, with this LEGO brick build-and-display model.

The impressive reproduction features a new special brick that will allow you to mount and display your model on your wall. There’s also a stand, nameplate and 3 minifigures – Batman, The Joker and a Lawrence the Boombox Goon – to create an impressive setting for your model.

Once completed, the set is measures over 4” (11cm) high, 20” (52cm) long and 22” (58cm) wide. The LEGO DC Batman 1989 set will be a wonderful addition to a Batman lover’s LEGO collection, joining the previously released LEGO DC Batman 1989 Batmobile to make a dark and dramatic display in any home.

LEGO 1989 Batwing will be available for LEGO VIP members on October 21st and for remaining LEGO fans on November 1st, directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.

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LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina

Star Wars fans, film lovers and builders can rejoice as the LEGO Group launches a new out-of-this-world building kit of a classic Star Wars scene – available September 16th from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.

Coming from a galaxy far, far away and into to the homes of LEGO enthusiasts and Star Wars fans across the world – the LEGO Group’s new LEGO Star Wars building set,  the Mos Eisley Cantina set, will dazzle adult builders and film fans alike. Bringing to life one of the Skywalker saga’s most iconic locations, the new set is sure to become an instant classic as Rebels immerse themselves in the famous cantina’s world of smugglers, musicians, bounty hunters and Jedi Knights.

The impressive building kit gives adult LEGO fans the chance to relax and enjoy a mindful building experience as they reconnect with their passion for the original trilogy. Intrepid builders can even open up the set’s removable roof to admire its intricate details and act out their favorite Star Wars: A New Hope scenes, using iconic character mini-figures including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, C-3PO. Additionally, the set features eight character minifigures that have been introduced in LEGO form for the first time, including Ponda Baba, Dr. Evazan, Garindan, and more.

As they embark on their journey to bring Mos Eisley’s quintessential taverna to life, films lovers and Star Wars devotees will be thrilled to discover the set’s special features, such as the attachable buildings, two Landspeeders – one of which has never been built in LEGO before – and a dewback LEGO figure. The LEGO Star Wars: A New Hope Mos Eisley Cantina is also dotted with hidden details throughout, such a “Wanted” poster featuring R2D2 and C-3PO, to the kyber crystals hidden in one of the exterior buildings.

Once built, the 3,187-piece LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina construction set makes for an extraordinary display piece, standing at over 7.5” (19cm) high, 20.5” (52cm) wide and 23” (58cm) deep when opened.

The LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina construction set will cost $349.99. It will be available for LEGO VIP members on September 16th and then globally October 1st, via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.

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LEGO DC FanDome Wonder Woman Set

Great Hera! To celebrate DC FanDome, LEGO is releasing this exclusive LEGO Wonder Woman set.

The set brings together 3 classic characters from the Wonder Woman comic book in a buildable, play-and-display action scene. Hands-on Wonder Woman display set Superhero fans of any age can build their own recreation of a superhero battle between Wonder Woman™ and Cheetah™ – as seen on the cover of the classic Wonder Woman comic. As the model features the same iconic characters as the Wonder Woman 1984 movie – Wonder Woman and Cheetah – it’s also the ideal gift for fans of the blockbuster movie. 

The 3 collectible minifigures are displayed in an outdoor environment set on a sturdy base. The completed model will add a great conversation piece to any room.

Available for pre-order HERE for $39.99.

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LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel

Launching August 27 exclusively on target.com, ($40) the new LEGO Star Wars Bespin Duel set celebrates the climactic clash between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, in honor of the film’s 40th anniversary.

With this construction set, you can recreate the iconic Cloud City duel scene on a stand with a nameplate, adding lightsaber-wielding Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader LEGO minifigures to complete a classic display piece.

This 295-piece Star Wars construction kit measures over 8” (20cm) high, 9” (23cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep – it doesn’t need a huge amount of space for display, but its striking, authentic details are sure to grab people’s attention!

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