At this year’s Toy Fair in New York Ban Dai revealed its new collection of toys to accompany the next chapter in The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy of Oz the 3D animated film, still in production, boasts an all-star cast including Lea Michele (Glee) as Dorothy Gale and Kelsey Grammer (Boss) as The Tin Man. The film also introduces a whole new set of characters to accompany Dorothy on her new adventure through Oz. Martin Short lends his voice to The Jester, the films villain and Broadway star Megan Hilty (Smash) stars as The China Princess.
The line of toys includes 10” fashion dolls, figures, play sets, and plush dolls. With the wide range of toy types Ban Dai ensures that children of all ages will be able to enjoy them.
The 10” fashion doll seems to be the star of the show. The doll represents the new Dorothy; she still has the same braided pig tails but traded in her cotton dress for denim and her ruby slippers for cowgirl boots. The doll will also feature snippets of songs from the film sung my Michele. She’s more a modern girl but still Dorothy at heart.
Some of the most fun toys are the life sized walking and barking Toto doll and an Oz miniature play set. The play set features Emerald City at the center where characters can ride the spinning “Rainbow Mover” into whichever world they desire. Kids can collect other world play sets that attach to the Emerald City.
The toys will be great for fans of the original Wizard of Oz as well as the next generation. The toys can still be enjoyed without the film but will be a great accessory to Dorothy of Oz when it releases.
For more information on the film check out their website www.dorothyofoz.com