But seriously, you’ve been warned.
Ahead of the July 19 release of Disney’s live-action remake of the beloved The Lion King, the company released a trove of merch that I am legit dying to have. (Why are NYC closets so small?! The struggle.)
The line includes apparel, stationery, home goods, and — obvs — a bunch of items for babies and toddlers.
The standout of the collection just may be the special-edition Simba and Nala plush, though. Not only are they *the* cutest, but beginning on June 10, for each special-edition lion plush sold globally, Disney will donate $5 to the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) to support the Lion Recovery Fund (LRF) and its local partners as part of Disney’s larger Protect the Pride campaign.
Have a look-see at some of our favorites from the Lion King line below.
The Lion King Baby Blanket by Milk Snob ($44.95) really just looks like the perfect-sized throw to me. Babies don’t need adorable nostalgic merch like I do; they won’t even know what they’re missing.
OK, so technically the Lion King Backpack for Kids is, you know, a backpack for kids. But that just feels very limiting. What if you are a commuter with very few things? You deserve this backpack, too. Just look at all the colors and characters! Also, it’s only $19.95 (you listening, Hershel?!).
(I swear some of these products are actually meant for adults, just bear with me.)
Huzzah! Something for a whole adult! This Rafiki Short Sleeve Hoodie for Men by Junk Food is just begging for me to wear it to a sensible farmer’s market. And at $34.99, it’s def cheaper than the bill will be from said market. (Either I’m having an identity crisis or products really don’t need all these extra labels like kids and men’s; pshaw.)
The totes adorbs Hakuna Matata Pendant Necklace features three little charms — a Simba silhouette, a sun, and a loop with ”Hakuna Matata” on one side and ”It means no worries” on the other — in different metal tones on an 18-inch, sterling silver rope link chain. It retails for $39.95 and is going into my cart.
Pictured at the top, the Lion King Cooler Tote ($49.95) looks easy to clean and like it could fit allll the drinks. So, done and done. Goodbye, money.