We were sent these toys from Just Play in return for coverage.
It’s nearly the summer holidays – time for all the Hakuna Matata feels and the NEW LIVE ACTION Disney’s Lion King release. Ever since I saw the trailer of Simba, Pumba and Timon walking across the log and growing older as they danced together, I’ve been counting the days until it’s on release at the cinema.
JUST PLAY TOYS
Just Play sent us the most fun parcel of Lion King toys to play with – so we headed out to Pride Rock [our local park] for a reenactment of the classic. No prizes for guessing who had to be Scar…
No, wait, there were more roars I needed to capture apparently.
DISNEY’S LION KING LIVE ACTION TALKING SIMBA
So we have another Simba in our home now. The last time we had a Lion King plush in our home was the Disney Lion Guard’s Kion plush stakes and Hero loved him so much. This Simba is around 14 inches tall, talks, and ROARS. Not only does he roar from his voicebox, but his mouth moves when he does it. His little lion head moves up and down as his jaws open and close, his head moves around and he’s adorable. His little lion cub teeth are the sweetest.
We were also sent a little companion for Simba – TIMON! Timon is the meerkat part of Simba’s guardian duo when he’s been warned away from the pridelands by Scar and led to believe he was to blame for his father Mufasa’s death. He’s a loud-mouthing, bug eating, hilarious little friend of Pumba the warthog – and this Timon talks too!
There seems to be a sensor in Simba which is triggered when someone is within 3 metres at least, because when I was filling up the paddling pool this weekend, each time I walked through the living room, he spoke to me. If you want to activate him manually, press his shoulder, not his foot as some reviews are claiming.
Lyoto insisted that we take photos of Timon alone.
We haven’t seen the film yet so we can’t tell you whether they look or sound the same as their movie counterparts – but they’ve been fun and are beautifully made, and at around £23 for Simba [you can get Nala and Pumba also] and £10 for Timon, they’re very good value in our opinion!