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I know as an admitted Disney shopaholic my favorite part of a new Disney release (along with seeing the film of course) would have to be the new merchandise. While waiting for the June 22nd debut of Disney and Pixar’s highly anticipated film, Brave, Disney fans can get into this exciting story early with a wide variety of amazing products available from the Disney Store’s new Brave Collection.
Brave follows the Scottish tradition of epic tales depicting battles and legends as a Scottish Princess named Merida rebels against the traditional role inflicted on her. However, doing so only causes serious conflict in her kingdom. When she turns to a witch for help to improve her fate, Merida only makes the situation worse as the witch inflicts a terrible curse on Merida’s people. Now Merida must discover what bravery really means in order to save her kingdom from the curse before it is too late.
Disney’s new Brave Collection offers many different options of things to purchase that go along with the film. Some of my favorite items include:
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The Brave Angus with Sound and Merida Doll Set ($39.50), the Classic 11” Merida Doll ($16.50), the 14” Brave Angus Plush Toy ($19.50), the 10 piece Deluxe Brave Figure Play Set ($19.50), and the 20” Merida Plush Doll ($19.50). Another item that will definitely be popular is the 16” Toddler Brave Merida Doll ($24.50). This collection also includes everything from costumes to Vinylmation to books, cups, cell phone covers, and more so there is truly something for everyone. If Brave follows the same pattern as Tangled (whose merchandise was also released before the movie came out in theaters) this collection will be going fast after everyone sees the film on June 22nd. Now is a great time to beat the rush and to get ready for the movie by going to your local Disney Store or disneystore.com to check out the new Brave Collection.
And, in an exciting twist, on June 4th the Disney Store announced the June 22nd release of a 17” Limited Edition Merida Doll on its facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DisneyStore) to go along with the film’s debut in theaters. Ever since the last 17” Limited Edition Doll, Wedding Rapunzel, was announced to accompany the TV debut of the short film on March 23, 2012 there has been speculation and a lot of buzz about who would be the next 17” Limited Edition Doll. Many predicted Pocahontas would be next to accompany the release of parts I and II of the movie from the Disney vault on Blu-ray/DVD this summer. The next 17” LE doll predicted was Cinderella to go along with the Diamond Edition of Cinderella on Blu-ray/DVD that will be coming on October 2, 2012 and can be pre-ordered now on amazon.com and disneystore.com. Merida will be the first Disney 17” LE doll released with the films debut in theaters; the others have come out with Blu-ray/DVD’s or TV releases. In the past Disney has featured more than one 17” LE doll in one year though (some have even come out at the same time like the Rapunzel and Mother Gothel dolls) so we will have to stay tuned to find out if Pocahontas and/or Cinderella will also be available this year or not. The 17” Merida doll is also not available for pre-order like the Wedding Rapunzel was. It will be first come first served to get her from disneystore.com or a Disney Store location on June 22nd so make sure to check her out on the Disney Store’s Facebook page. I can’t wait and am counting down to see the movie and order the LE doll- it’s going to be an exciting, Disney-filled day!