Blockbuster Movie Toys on Western Mass News

With the big summer blockbusters come hot new toys based on kids favorite characters from the big screen and TV. Toy Insider Senior Editor Ali Mierzejewski stopped by Better Western Massachusetts to show off some of the best new toys based on your kids favorite movies and shows. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the notes below, and for more on the hottest new toys of the season be sure to view our Spring and Summer Toy Guide.


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Ballroom Belle (Jakks)

  • Ballroom Belle is a sweet friend to cherish and is radiant with beauty and grace as she descends the grand staircase into the enchanted ballroom.
  • Ballroom Belle is a large-scale doll standing approximately 14-inches tall.
  • She is dressed in her beautiful yellow ball gown with gold details, shoes, plus she has iconic “tree of life” pendant necklace, from the film.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Target

Baby Belle (JAKKS Pacific)

  • This beautiful large doll is inspired by Belle’s classic yellow dress, with a soft body to cuddle
  • She also has a beautiful rose rattle she can hold.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Target

Minion MiP (WowWee)

  • A Minion of your very own that YOU can make laugh, cry, or even fart? Well my friends, that day has arrived…Meet Minion MiP Turbo Dave, your own personal Minion!
  • With the Minion MiP app, you can drive, plan paths, or trigger hilarious reactions to props and characters from the Despicable Me franchise.
  • Also included is a coding platform for tinkerers out there. Be the boss, scare your pet—just promise us you won’t cause too much trouble!
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Target, Amazon, Toys “R” Us, Best Buy, Kohl’s

Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3 Mack’s Mobile Tool Center (Just Play)

  • The new Mack’s Mobile Tool Center is based on the highly-anticipated Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3 film!
  • This set features Lightning McQueen’s trusty teammate Mack as a full-service mobile race-station, complete with tools and a light-up diagnostic screen!
  • Open Mack’s trailer to reveal a Lightning McQueen vehicle featuring fun sounds and phrases from the film!
  • The trailer also holds a workshop full of custom parts and tool storage.
  • Drive Lightning McQueen up the ramp and onto the working lift for servicing.
  • The interactive light-up screen shows what needs to be fixed! Kids can pretend to check McQueen’s engine, change a spare tire, and fill up his tank with gas. McQueen will be fixed up and back to the race in no time!
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $59.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Toys “R” Us, Kmart

Dancing Groot (Hasbro)

  • Bring the ultra-groovy style of Guardians of the Galaxy to life with this music-playing, sound-detecting, limb-shaking Dancing Groot!
  • This 11.5-inch Dancing Groot figure plays a clip from the upcoming Guardians of Galaxy Volume 2 movie soundtrack, so that when the far-out beat starts to play, Groot can’t help but to get those roots in motion!
  • Groot can also detect external music, so when the figure recognizes tunes from a phone, tablet, or other device, Dancing Groot starts to boogie!
  • When internal or external music is detected, Groot’s eyes light up and Groot starts dancing!
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $34.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

    Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Electronic Music Mix Star-Lord (Hasbro)

  • Blast, battle, and jam out! Star-Lord is one of the galaxy’s grooviest heroes, and he has definitely got the best playlist.
  • Move and groove alongside Star-Lord with the Electronic Music Mix Star-Lord figure, featuring a song from Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 Just insert the included mix tape into the tape player on the Star-Lord figure’s side to activate music and phrases from Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2.
  • With this Electronic Music Mix Star-Lord figure, kids, trees, and genetically modified raccoons alike can all imagine blasting out-of-this-world tunes while they blast into awesome intergalactic action.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Target, Toys “R” Us, Walmart

Wonder Woman Battle-Action Sword (Mattel)

  • Become Wonder Woman with her iconic sword.
  • With this cool role-play toy featuring authentic details and realistic sounds, young warriors will feel heroically powerful.
  • Wave the dagger, and it activates sword swinging and blocking sounds. Arm yourself for battle and join the Amazon warrior in her fight to protect the world.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Walmart

Wonder Woman Headband & Arm Band (Mattel)

  • Become Wonder Woman with her signature headband and armband.
  • Recreate the extraordinary movie moment when she receives the headband and “indestructible” armband, then launch into heroic action play with your new super powers.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart, Toys “R” Us

Wonder Woman Hero-Action Bow (Mattel)

  • Become Wonder Woman with this authentic, life size Wonder Bo-Dom.
  • Featuring iconic colors, decos, and bow styling, it blast darts with Super Hero power.
  • The bow comes with six darts.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Walmart, Toys “R” US

Fast & Furious Basic Stunt Stars Assortment (Mattel)

  • Now you can be the driver as you and a character from the Fast & Furious films play out epic action scenes!
  • Fast & Furious Basic Stunt Stars include a 1:32 scale vehicle and action figure based on characters from the movies.
  • Two-inch figures fully articulate, can be launched from their vehicles, and have “magnetic” ability to hang on the hoods and trunks of the cars.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Target, Walmart, Amazon

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