Although she may have a tough time remembering, it’s hard to forget the first time we met Dory in
Finding Nemo. The movie featured an adorable cast of characters, charming under-the-sea fun, and a family story that made waves 13 years ago. Now, our favorite band of aquatic friends is reuniting, in a story that follows everyone’s favorite forgetful fish, Dory, voiced by Ellen DeGeneres. Finding Dory hits theaters on June 17, but in the meantime, we’ve rounded up our favorite toys to bring home an ocean full of fun.
LET’S SPEAK WHALE ( BANDAI)
Remember when you first saw Finding Nemo and then spent the past 13 years trying to perfect your own whale language? Now, Bandai lets kids speak whale just like Dory with Finding Dory Let’s Speak Whale. Designed for kids ages 3 and up, Dory records kids’ voices and then plays it back with various effects with the press of a button. The 10-inch Finding Dory Feature Plush speaks four phrases from the movie and comes in a variety of characters. As the master toy partner, Bandai will also offer a line of various products including Squigglefish, bath squirters, and Hatch ‘n Heroes.
FINDING DORY ROBOFISH ( ZURU)
We know from the declining fish population in the coral reefs that everyone wants to take home their very own Dory, Marlin, and Nemo—and thanks to Zuru, now they can do just that in an environmentally friendly way. The Finding Dory RoboFish feature kids’ favorite characters in the form of little robotic fish that look lifelike as they swim through water. The characters feature a “power save” mode and will automatically switch off after four minutes in the water to save power and will reawaken once dried and placed back in the water.
BIG WALL PLAYSET ( COLORFORMS)
Colorforms will offer six products all valued priced for offline, traditional toy fun. The Big Wall Playsets features a large Finding Dory sheet that sticks to the wall and 12 large reusable Colorforms. The Create a Story boxed set includes an easel play area that folds out, six large Dory backgrounds, and 48 reusable Colorforms. The Figure Fun Playset opens to reveal Dory’s undersea world, and includes a stand-up character figure, four backgrounds, and 36 Colorforms. For on the go fun, the line includes the Fun Pack, On the Go, and Take Along sets.
FINDING DORY MAGIC PICTURE SEARCH ( SPIN MASTER)
With Spin Master’s Finding Dory Magic Picture Search game, kids can—quite literally—find Dory. Join Dory and her ocean friends in a game of hide and seek as each player gets a dive “mask” that magically reveals hidden pictures on the game board. Players turn over a character card and then race to find that hidden character first. This game is designed for kids ages 3 and up, so the whole family can get in on the fun!
WALL FRIENDS ( UNCLE MILTON)
Dory Wall Friends is an interactive light-up Dory to display on kids’ walls. Kids can press the remote control button and watch as she lights up and says phrases from Finding Dory. More than 13 inches tall, Dory Wall Friends can serve as a nightlight (more like the coolest, friendliest nightlight ever) with high and low brightness, with an auto-shut-off at bedtime.
FINDING DORY BUBBLE SCIENCE ( WONDER FORGE)
I mean, “bubble science.” Need I say more? Finding Dory Bubble Science, from Wonder Forge, lets kids explore the world of science with seven bouncy experiments inspired by Finding Dory characters. Kids follow the easy, setep-by-step instructions to blow a bubble inside a bubble, create bubble sculptures, juggle a bubble, and more.
FINDING DORY NEMO & DORY BUBBLE BLASTERS ( IMPERIAL TOY)
Bubbles are a summertime staple, so why not mix them up with your favorite summer movie? Imperial Toy is making a splash with the new Finding Dory Nemo and Dory Bubble Blasters. Complete with Super Miracle Bubble Solution and a shell-shaped dipping tray, this set lets kids blow bubbles endlessly. Forever and ever and ever.
AQUABEADS DORY AND FRIENDS SET ( INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS)
International Playthings will introduce four Aquadbeads craft and bead sets for Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory. The Dory and Friends set lets kids design characters from the movie, including Dory, Hank, and Destiny. Kids just place the beads in the pattern, spray them with water, and they magically stick together. It’s like those crafts you used to make at camp—but with no heat, and no mess!
FINDING DORY COLLECTION ( BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP)
UM. No. Stop it. These are the cutest things in the entire world. Build-A-Bear introduces it’s Finding Dory, featuring Dory (of course), Nemo (OMG. THOSE EYES.), and Ocean Bear, who is so beautifully cerulean. Ocean Bear also has a bunch of cute Finding Dory fashion accessories, such as a hoodie (I can’t). These make my heart so happy.
FINDING DORY DIVE & CATCH GAME ( SWIMWAYS)
Dory and her friends feel most at home in the water (Duh, they’re fish!), so Swimways’ Finding Dory Dive & Catch Game is bringing them straight to a pool near you. Kids can help Mr. Ray pick up Dory and her friends in the pool. Kids can throw the friendly-faced fish in the pool, dive in after them, or create their own fun games with their favorite characters. This six-piece set is designed for kids ages 5 and up.
FINDING DORY MASH ‘EMS ( TECH 4 KIDS)
Mash’Ems, from Tech 4 Kids, are collectibles that kids can squish, mash, and stretch and are now available in Finding Dory characters so kids can bring home the movie fun. If I’m being honest, the faces on these characters alone tell me that Hank is going to be my new favorite. #Hank4Ever
OPERATION FINDING DORY EDITION ( HASBRO)
Kids can help Dory, Hank, and their fish friend in Hasbro’s Operation: Finding Dory Edition game. Players must skillfully remove each fish with the tweezers, and keep a steady hand so to avoid setting off the buzzer. If the alarm lights up, the fish will be trapped! To win, players must collect all the Funatomy fish. I’m obsessed. (Once again, #Hank4Ever.)
FINDING DORY SUBMARINE (KID TRAX)
Kids can go on their own adventures with the Kid Trax Finding Dory Submarine. This six-volt, battery-powered ride on makes me super jealous that I’m probably too big for it. It comes with a clear submarine dome and LED lights. There is a removable working periscope and a motorized propeller that lets kids create their own stories.
Check out the latest
Finding Dory trailer below and cut to me: sobbing in a movie theater. This is going to be Toy Story 3 all over again, isn’t it?: