Even while riding the success of Toy Story 3, the Disney merchandising machine never rests. The Mouse Factory this week gave WalletPop a preview of its next wave of movie tie-ins. We came away impressed with two high-tech, but low-priced toys tied in to Tron: Legacy(Dec. 17) and a new doll collection that will accompany the Rapunzel-inspired Tangled (Nov. 24). All will be available in the fall at the Disney Store and major retailers.
The Tron Zero Gravity Light Cycle ($34.99, ages 8 and up) made even the jaded kid in me say "wow". It drives on the wall and upside down. It can also engage other vehicles in gravity-defying combat, one rep said. Disney added that it is the first movie-based toy to sport Air Hogs technology, which uses vacuums to keep the cycle on the surface as it rolls via remote control.