For the last week and a half we were traveling and are just getting all caught up and have more exciting Tsum Tsum news to share!
First, to recap some news we already shared.
Last week we saw a preview of Tsum Tsums coming later this year for Christmas season including two awetsum Advent Calendars as well as some random other holiday Tsums. Also included was a preview of Finding Nemo and a Finding Dory Tsum set that includes Baby Dory and Dory's parents. You can see our Holiday Preview post by clicking here
Now onto the new news and rumors (as well as more info about some rumors we reported previously).
We will start with Japanese Tsum Tsum plush news.
July 8th the Japanese Disney Store will release their version of the Finding Dory Tsum Tsums. The actual Tsums will be very similar to the ones released by the US and European Disney Stores; however, they will have a mini Baby Dory Tsum! In addition to the regular Tsum Tsums they will also have a bunch of Finding Dory/Finding Nemo Tsum Tsum related items (key chains, bags, cups, etc) including a new style plush. These are more ball shaped and we don't know if they will release others like this in the future but since they are listed with "Tsum Tsum" in the name we look forward to getting a closer look once they are released.
After Finding Dory we know the Japanese Disney Store will release a set of Tsum Tsums for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (the original Star Wars movie) on August 4th. Since all the previous Star Wars Tsum Tsums have been released everywhere fairly quickly after they first arrive we wouldn't be surprise if they are released in US and Europe in August as well.
Now moving onto the US (and European) Disney Store.
First up, we know that the next Tsum Tsum Tuesday in two weeks will be Marvel Women of Power and expect this to be the Tsums released in the US as well as Europe (even though there has been no official announcement in the US yet).
In August we are increasingly convinced we will see the much awaited Beauty and the Beast set released (and probably the Star Wars: A New Hope Tsum Tsums as the 2nd release of the month).
After that we have had more leaks about future sets recently.
The first are preview pictures of a whole set of Villains Tsum Tsums! Included should be the already leaked Dragon Maleficent and Dr. Facilier as well as Captain Hook, Ursula, Lady Tremaine, regular Maleficent, Genie Jafar, and the Evil Queen from Snow White. This set will most likely be released for Halloween season (probably in September along with the leaked new Nightmare Before Christmas Tsums).
Next, in addition to the previously leaked Miss Piggy Tsum Tsum, an Animal Tsum Tsum has appeared on E-Bay which is further indication that a Muppets set is in the works.
Also, a new Mickey and Friends set of "Movies" Tsum Tsums have started to leak on E-Bay. So far we have seen Minnie in 3-D glasses, Movie Usher Mickey, Jester? Goofy, and Popcorn Dale. No idea when or where this set will be released yet but they are very cute and can't wait to see the rest!
Finally, in addition to the Mini Elliott Tsum Tsum a medium and large Elliott have leaked on E-Bay. We suspect Elliott (and maybe Pete?) will be a "surprise" release on one of the upcoming Tsum Tsum Tuesdays. The new Pete's Dragon movie is out August 12th so it wouldn't be a surprise if he shows up either later this month or next month.
The final bit of plush news (for now) is that Disney officially announced that the Disney Parks Fantasyland set of Tsum Tsums will be released tomorrow on July 8th! They specifically said they will "premiere" on the Shop Parks app on the 8th so we aren't sure if they will be in the Parks themselves on the 8th or just the app to start. We know 5 of the Tsums in the set (Mr. Toad, Carousel Horse, Small World Hippo, Philharmagic Mickey, and Princess Minnie) but expect there to be a few more. Once we know more we will be sure to let you know!
Now onto Tsum Tsum Vinyls and the last week has been an exciting one for fans of the Jakks Pacific Tsum Tsum Stacking Vinyls. Both the Disney Tsum Tsum Series 3 and Marvel Tsum Tsum Series 1 Tsums have started to appear in stores across the US including Walmart, Target, and Toys R Us. So far both 3 packs and the Mystery Stack Packs have arrived. In exciting news for collectors across the pond, the older Series 1 and 2 have started to appear in the UK!