Disney's Japanese branch rolled out the Tsum Tsum Plush toys in 2013 as an accompanying purchase to the popular Japanese mobile game by the same name.
Tsum tsum in Japanese means "stack stack", and these cuddly little characters are intended to be stacked in a pyramid. Introduced in the United States and at Disneyland Paris in mid-2014, there are now dozens of Tsum Tsum Plush doll characters available which represent popular fairy tale, cartoon and movie characters.
From Alice in Wonderland to Donald Duck, from Winnie the Pooh to Mickey Mouse, let's take a closer look at these stackable dolls.
The Japanese game Tsum Tsum for smartphones and tablets was so popular, Disney decided to license and release physical Tsum Tsum Plush dolls which could also be stacked. Mini, medium and large models are offered, taken from popular Disney cartoons, movies and fairy tales.
Winnie the Pooh, Lilo and Stitch, Toy Story, Bambi, Lady and The Tramp, Alice in Wonderland, Monsters Inc., Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan, The Three Little Pigs, Winnie the Pooh and The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Chip and Dale characters are available.
Disney has announced that ongoing releases of additional Tsum Tsum dolls will continue in the future. The mini Tsum Tsum Plush characters are just over 3 inches long and are cuddly, cute, handheld models. For children, the medium 11 inch and large 17 inch dolls are so comfortable and squeezable, they can easily be used as pillows.
Each doll has been given embroidered characteristics and "personalities" which easily identify it with its well-known Disney counterpart. There are more than 5 dozen unique characters in the Tsum Tsum Plush Collection, and their stackable ability makes storage and display simple.
Disney collectors will definitely have to take a look at these unique plush dolls with a Far East influence. And young boys and girls love hugging and cuddling these one-of-a-kind Disney character representations.
Parents will appreciate the fact that individual characters (especially the minis) are so low priced, helping your child collect the entire lineup is an affordable possibility. And for Disney collectors or fun-loving children, the Tsum Tsum Plush Collection provides great gift-giving ideas throughout the year.