Thanks to Toy Fair in London this past weekend we got a preview of some upcoming Tsum Tsum sets!
Posh Paws, the maker of 3rd party Tsum Tsums in the UK (the ones sold at stores other than the Disney Store like Toys R US), had a booth with a bunch of upcoming Tsum Tsums. Many were ones that have already been released by the Disney Store but haven't made their way to other stores yet (For example Aladdin and Peter Pan); however, there were a few that were completely new!
Our friends at the Tsum Tsum Plush - Buy/Trade/Sell Facebook group
were lucky enough to go to Toy Fair and they are kindly allowing us to use some of their pictures to take a look at these upcoming sets. Over the next couple days we will look at them. Yesterday we took a look at the Tangled set
and today we will take a look at Jungle Book!
Before discussing this set further here are some close ups of the Tsums in the set:
This is another great set for a Disney classic and we can't wait for it to be released but, as with the Tangled set, there are still a few questions.
First, when will the Jungle Book set be released? The Disney Store always releases sets before Posh Paws so the real question is when will the Disney Store release it. The new live action Jungle Book movie is being released April 15th and they been following the pattern of releasing the Tsum Tsums, along with other merchandise, before the Film opens. March or April is the likely time frame. With the announcement that the Disney Store is moving to two Tsum Tsum Tuesdays a month we don't know if it will be one Disney Classic set a month plus one Marvel/Star Wars set or if anything can be released any Tsum Tsum Tuesday. This makes it harder to pin down the exact Tsum Tsum Tuesday they will be released; however, it seems likely either it will be in March or the first Tsum Tsum Tuesday of April.
Second, will there be other characters in the set? Most of the 3rd party (Posh Paws, Disney Collection, etc) sets have been subsets of the Disney Store sets with characters missing (for example, they only have 3 of the 7 dwarfs) so it is likely there will be additional characters released at the Disney Store. There was an e-bay leak of a grey wolf that was likely from the Jungle Book set so we expect at least a couple more characters!
Are you excited for the Jungle Book set? Which other characters do you hope they will release at the Disney Store? Pictures courtesy of the Tsum Tsum Plush - Buy/Trade/Sell Facebook group and used with permission