If you have a kid, odds are you’ve heard about Disney’s Frozen and all of the fun characters featured in the film.
Sure, there’s Elsa and Anna, the sisters who the movie is really about, but there’s also Kristoff, the adorable reindeer-loving fellow who becomes Anna’s partner through her frigid trip. There’s Sven, that reindeer who rescues Kristoff more than once, and, of course, Olaf the snowman, who keeps you laughing throughout all of the drama. It’s no surprise that these amazing characters have translated into some even more amazing toys, including dolls, plush, and play sets.
My 8-year-old wanted each and every character to play with and we were lucky enough to find Frozen dolls at our local Walmart just before the holidays, so they became the perfect surprise come Christmas morning.
We ended up buying a set of character dolls for about $40, which I think is a great deal, since I don’t know how I would have found Sven on his own. The only character who wasn’t included in the set was Kristoff, but we were able to purchase him individually for about $12, also at Walmart. Now, I’m able to find a play set from Mattell that includes all of the characters, including Prince Hans (not sure we wanted him anyway), for about $55. There are several options made by Disney, too, and I’m told many of the stores are sold out, so if you want one and see it, pick it up fast.
There are other options available, from plush characters (an Olaf that can detach his body from his head, but reattaches with Velcro so that kids don’t lose the pieces), to singing dolls that are a little more expensive.
I still think this is my favorite Disney movie ever, and that’s saying a lot since Dumbo held that title for decades, so I’m happy to have the characters for my daughter to play with often, being reminded of the film’s message about the importance of family and the reality that people aren’t always what they seem.