If you’re waiting for the live-action version of “The Lion King” to come to theaters on July 19, you can make the wait a little easier with Build-A-Bear collection that is being released.
The toy company’s latest collection is inspired by the characters of the movie and is available both in-stores and online now. Unlike some of the Build-A-Bear collections based on films like the new “Toy Story 4” products, the “The Lion King” collection isn’t just born but the actual characters from the film, like Nala, Simba, Pumbaa and more.
If you decide to head to your local Build-A-Bear to purchase them rather than ordering online, you’ll find that the stores have some special activities — like a special heart ceremony — and photo opportunities during selected weekends this summer (7/19-7/21; 7/26-7/28; 8/2-8/4). You’d also be able to participate in movie-themed activities, as well as receive an exclusive movie poster.
You can also add a “Nants’ Ingonyama” (Circle of Life Chant) sound chip to the dolls or an “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” sound chip. You can also find several clothing items and accessories which fit the king and queen of the jungle.
Simba (Young or Adult)
The most well-known character from “The Lion King,” Simba, comes in a young furry friend for $29 or an adult furry friend for $35. While the young Simba is cuddly and adorable, the adult Simba doll has a giant mane and sits about 14 inches tall.
Nala (Young or Adult)
You can also get a young or older Nala for $29 and $32, depending on which you choose. The Nala doll bright green eyes, a tufted tail and light tan fur. She is the perfect stuffed animal toy to sit and read your kid’s favorite book with.
This lovable warthog Pumbaa plush is $32. Known for his sensitive soul, Pumbaa’s name translates to “silly” in Swahili, so it’s the perfect gift for anyone who just likes to sit and watch some nature shows on television while cuddling something soft and furry.
This Timon furry friend is the least expensive in the collection at just $15. He is Pumbaa’s best friend so it might be worth getting him along with a pumbaa doll so you or your kids can enjoy them together.
Hakuna Matata Tank Top
If you don’t want to buy a stuffed animal there is always the option to buy some clothing or accessories for your pre-existing Build-A-Bear stuffed animals to wear, like this Hakuna Matata tank top which is $7.50. You’ll also find a Circle of Life t-shirt for the same price or a Simba sleeper for a little more at $13.50.
To view all the items in Disney’s “The Lion King” collection at Build-A-Bear, you can visit the company’s website. So which furry friend would you choose?