HoliDAY of Play 2015

COMMENTARY: The More Things Change with Star Wars Licensed Toys…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kylo Ren 20-inch figure, from Jakks Pacific

A long weekend ago, in a toy store far, far more crowded than I had anticipated (Toys “R” Us Times Square, though I really should have known better at that point), I checked out Destination: Star Wars—The Exhibition, which showed off Star Wars toys past and present. It closed this past Monday, but photos of all the exhibits can still be found online. Besides the opportunity to see vintage Star Wars toys, it was worth visiting because located over in its own themed corner of the store were all the new toys launched in anticipation of the upcoming, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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JAKKS and CDI to Release Where’s My Water? Plush Line

Where’s My Water?, the international best selling app from Disney, will soon become a best selling toy. Disney Consumer Products (DCP) announced  that JAKKS Pacific, Inc., (JAKKS) and Creative Designs International, Ltd. (CDI), have teamed up to create a robust line of plush figures and novelty items that bring the game’s main characters to life.

Fans of the app can now collect the Where’s My Water? characters in an array of sizes. JAKKS and CDI will release plush versions of Swampy, Allie, and Cranky as 3-inch clip-ons and 7-inch, 10-inch, and 20-inch dolls. The companies will also launch a line of 2-inch figurines. Where’s My Water? toys from JAKKS and CDI are scheduled to be available this month at Toys “R” Us and Target.

This post was originally written by Leah Rocketto and published by For more news, visit, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.