@Hasbro Unleashes The Beast with NEW Live-Action ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Toys
January 6, 2017

While out and about today I came across a display at my local Toys R Us of the new Hasbro products bases on the upcoming Disney Live-Action Beauty and the Beast feature film.

The line includes the sort of dolls you would expect from this film such as village and castle versions of Belle:

And some 2 packs of Belle and the Beast as well as Belle and the transformed prince (which is a TRU exclusive):

There are a couple of role play items such as the Mrs. Pots and Chip tea set:

And the rose in the bell jar:

But I was surprised to see a couple of action figure sets of Belle and the Beast and a boxed set of the sidekicks:

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson will be in theaters March 17th, 2017.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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