Monday, 22 May 2017

Disney Crossy Road toys review

At the weekend, we took the kids to a free Gaming Festival in the town square, which had several marquees filled with computer and arcade games from various generations. While the Street Fighter tournament on a huge video screen was popular, the part that was teeming with the most people (of all ages I might add !) was the retro-gaming tent, which had dozens of old-fashioned pinball machines and arcade games, as well as a selection of old fashioned games consoles like the first Playstation and Sega games. 

I rediscovered the joy of playing some of the oh-so-simple but totally addictive games like Frogger, which just involved jumping a more-or-less amphibian shaped blob across a road, dodging cars and lorries. Little did I know that this simple concept from my youth had been given a modern makeover in 2014 in the Crossy Road game, which had in turn created a spin-off game in 2016 called Disney Crossy Road. 

The game features a whole host of Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck, as well as characters from numerous Disney franchises such as The Lion King, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph and Pixar's Toy Story and Inside Out. In total, the game features over 440 characters, with secret characters like Mortimer from the Mickey & Friends franchise and Lenny from the first Toy Story movie.

Character Options have now unveiled a range of pixelated mini figures and plush toys to collect, swap and play with, based on characters from the popular game. There are already 40+ characters to collect, including Mickey and friends, Toy Story, Big Hero 6 and Lion King, meaning your child will have great fun hunting for their next character. I've no doubt further characters will be added at a later date too.

 Each character comes with its own rarity status, ranging from rare, epic, secret, legendary and limited edition. With prices starting at £2.99 for 2 x Mystery Figures, they will be a great pocket money purchase that kids can buy with their own money.

They remind me of a cross between Minecraft and Disney and I love the retro feel. The Disney Crossy Road toys target a 6-11 year old audience, but, as with most Disney films and merchandise, they will appeal to fans of both sexes and all ages, from young children right up to adults.

My favourites are the mini figures, which can be bought in four packs for £9.99, including one mystery figurine, and blind packs containing two figures for £2.99. The plush figures retail at £9.99. If you're intrigued about the figures and want to see some great unboxing videos, head over to the Moose website to see what they found in their packs.

I sense a new collectible craze on the way !

for more information :

Crossy Road items are available to purchase at:
Toys R Us

Disclosure : We received the products in order to write an honest review.


  1. Eddie's been smitten with new minifigures. I suspect it will be another dip in my pocket. :)

    1. Pierre's still saving his pennies for Pokemon cards at the moment but I suspect he will move on to something new very soon !


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