Pop Insider Editor-in-Chief Ali Mierzejewski stopped by ABC World News Now to show off some great new pop culture-influenced toys for 2019. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product notes below.


DOODLE BEAR (TOMY)

  • TOMY refreshed and reimagined the Original Doodle Bear for new generations of kids.
  • The all-new Doodle Bear combines digital and dimensional play with a new play pattern and the Doodle Bear Studio app.
  • Kids can bring their Doodle Bear to life by scanning in the bear, creating a customized scene by hand drawing, placing in-app stickers around their bear, and recording a personalized message to save and share with friends.
  • The new Doodle Bear comes in Fashion and Chef.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Fall 2019

SESAME STREET GONGER, ABBY CADABBY, ELMO PLUSH AND 50TH ANNIVERSARY BLIND BOXES (GUND)

 

  • The celebration of Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary continues with the 10” Gonger, 11” Abby Cadabby, and the 13” Elmo plushes.
  • All three plush and the collectible plush are huggable soft and surface-washable for easy cleaning.
  • Abby Cadabby comes in her new flowery, iridescent skirt.
  • The blind boxes features classic Sesame Street’s characters as miniature figures, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Prairie Dawn, Snuffy, Baby Bear, and a mystery character.
  • Ages: 1+
  • MSRP: Gonger Plush -$27.99; Elmo Plush – $19.99; Abby Cadabby Plush – $29.99; Blind Boxes – $9.99
  • Available: GUND specialty retailers

 

 

 

 

 


BARBIE CAREER 60TH ANNIVERSARY DOLL ASSORTMENT (MATTEL)

  • Barbie is continuing to explore new professions in the Barbie Career 60th Anniversary Doll Assortment.
  • The assortment celebrates some of her most iconic positions.
  • She will add pilot, astronaut, journalist, political candidate, athlete, and firefighter to her resume with this new assortment.
  • Each doll wears a career-themed outfit and includes an accessory.
  • The new assortment also has unique looks, such as different body types, skin tones, eye colors, and hairstyles.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target
  • The celebration of Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary continues with the 10” Gonger, 11” Abby Cadabby, and the 13” Elmo plushes.
  • All three plush and the collectible plush are huggable soft and surface-washable for easy cleaning.
  • Abby Cadabby comes in her new flowery, iridescent skirt.
  • The blind boxes features classic Sesame Street’s characters as miniature figures, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Prairie Dawn, Snuffy, Baby Bear, and a mystery character.
  • Ages: 1+
  • MSRP: Gonger Plush -$27.99; Elmo Plush – $19.99; Abby Cadabby Plush – $29.99; Blind Boxes – $9.99
  • Available: GUND specialty retailers

THE LEGO MOVIE 2 WELCOME TO APOCALYSEBURG! (LEGO)

  • Help Emmett build to save his friends and protect his hometown from an alien invasion with the LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! Set.
  • The epic 360-degree experience features a section of the Statue of Liberty with a chill-out room in the head, a café, Scribble Cop’s office, an armory, a barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, a rooftop diner, a gym, a spa, and more.
  • The set includes a buildable telescope, three lookout platforms, furniture, accessories for each room, and Lucy’s crossbow.  
  • There are 3,178 pieces in total.
  • Ages: 16+
  • MSRP: $299.99
  • Available: LEGO.com

MEGA MAN MEGA BUSTER ARM CANNON (JAKKS PACIFIC)

  • Kids can pretend to me Mega Man with the lights and sounds Mega Buster.
  • When kids squeeze the trigger, they will activate light patterns and sounds.
  • The cannon has features authentic sounds from the show and video game.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $24.99
  • Available: Amazon, Target

SPONGEPOP CULTURE PANTS (ALPHA GROUP)

  • Celebrate iconic pop culture in a unique way with the 4.5-inch SpongePop Culture Pants vinyl figures.
  • The line includes B-movie SpongeBob, Patrick, and Dr. Plankton based on on the horror episodes of the show, as well as Old-Timey SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward inspired by the golden age of animation.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Amazon in March

SPONGEBOB MASTERPIECE MEMES (ALPHA GROUP)

  • Fans can bring their favorite show to life along with movie moments that are now popular viral memes with 8-inch Masterpiece Memes vinyl figures.
  • The highly detailed figures include Mocking SpongeBob, Imaginaaation SpongeBob, Surprised Patrick, Spongegar, and Handsome Squidward.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $19.99
  • Available: Amazon in March; Target in April

SPONGEBOB SLIMEEZ FIGURES (ALPHA GROUP)

  • Kids can experience Bikini Bottom like never before with Spongebob Slimeez figures.
  • Load each 3-inch figure with Nickelodeon Slime, push, and watch the slime ooze through the figures.
  • The new figures come with 2 ounces of slime and a collectible SpongeBob cube for the blind package experience.
  • Collect all seven figures, including the rare Gold SpongeBob Slimeez.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $6.99
  • Available: Target, specialty stores in April

SPONGEHEADS (ALPHA GROUP)

  • Fans can dress up and embark on amazing adventures in Bikini Bottom as their favorite SpongeBob SquarePants characters with SpongeHeads.
  • The 20-inch soft and inflatable headwear fit most kids’ and adults’ heads.
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $12.99
  • Available: Amazon in March; Target in April

SPONGEBOB AND PATRICK EXSQUEEZE ME PLUSH (ALPHA GROUP)

  • Fans will love to squeeze and laugh with SpongeBob and Patrick as Exsqueeze Me Plush dolls.
  • The interactive, soft plush burp and fart when fans hug them.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Wave 1: Spring, Wave 2: Fall