Disney Crossy Road Toys On The Way

by Robert Workman

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Hipster Whale made quite a deal when it teamed up with Disney to create its own special version of Crossy Road for mobile devices last year. Now, some of those characters are making the crossover into real life toys.

Moose Toys has announced that it’s partnered with Disney to create a new line of toys based on figures from the Disney Crossy Road series, including a variety of micro figures, backpack hangers and plush toys, set to be priced somewhere between $2.99 and $14.99.

It looks like, for the first toys in the line-up, we’ll see figures and plushes based on Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Buzz and Woody from Toy Story, young Simba and Zazu from The Lion King, and Daisy Duck. More characters will be introduced as well, including Donald Duck, Baymax from Big Hero 6 and several others.

Obviously, with the continuous line of characters being added to the world of Disney Crossy Road – with new levels also introduced – there’s lots of potential here for the toy line to grow, and millions of items to be sold to fans that can’t get enough of the mobile hit.

The toys are expected to arrive in stores starting on April 1st, although, again, prices haven’t been entirely finalized just yet. At least they’ll be affordable.

“The global smash hit game features an all-new 8-bit design style for Disney’s iconic characters and was created in collaboration with Melbourne’s leading game studio, Hipster Whale,” the company noted in a press statement. “In Disney Crossy Road, players hop, dodge and slide their way through busy lanes of traffic.

“Since launching one year ago, the game has been downloaded more than 31 million times and has garnered nearly 170 billion in-game steps taken.” Not too shabby for a Frogger-style action title.

Now the only real question is how often we’ll see new Disney Crossy Road figures added to the line-up. Could we see ones based on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Cars 3 this summer? And what about Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2 next year? There’s tons of potential for growth.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.