All the Lion King toys and merchandise you need to celebrate the new Mufasa film

Selection of Lion King Memorabilia

by Samantha Ball |
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While there's already a lot of Lion King toys and merchandise out today, we can't wait to see all the new toys Disney will bring out, following the announcement of the new Disney movie, Mufasa: The Lion King.

The brand new trailer for the movie dropped recently and is set to be a prequel to the live action remake of the original Lion King, sharing the story of how Simba's father, Mufasa, became king.

Best Lion King toys and merchandise at a glance:

Best Lion King soft toys: Simba and Nala Small Soft Toy Set, Disney, £35
Best Lion King keepsake: Enesco The Lion King Pride Rock Figurine, Disney, £99.95
Best Lion King clothing: Personalised Disney The Lion King Fleece Dressing Gown, My 1st Years, £31

So whether you're looking at buying some cute Lion King toys for your little one to play with or snuggle, or even some Lion King memorabilia for yourself, Mother&Baby have found the best items for you.

Best Lion King soft toys

This Simba and Nala Small Soft Toy Set is really good value for money, as individual soft toy figures can cost a similar price to this pair.

The soft toys are inspired by the original The Lion King characters, and have detailed features, including furry tufts and tail tips.

Both soft toys are only suitable for children over the age of two years. Some parents might find it inconvenient that it needs to be hand-washed rather than machine-washed, but it helps keep the toy soft and cuddly.

Best Lion King toy for babies and toddlers

Suitable from birth, the Zazu Shoulder Soft Toy makes a lovely cuddly friend for your little one. It's a reasonable size, and made with soft-feel fabric.

Again, it's hand-wash only which might not be ideal when handled by a toddler, but it's a small inconvenience which won't matter when they're toddling around with Zazu sat on their shoulder.

It features a magnetic base which sticks to a metal plate to hold on their shoulder, which obviously can be kept out of reach for smaller children, until they're bigger.

Best Lion King keepsake

The Enesco The Lion King Pride Rock Figurine is a beautiful celebration of the 30th anniversary of the 1994 film. It'll make a lovely keepsake or accessory to a nursery.

The figurine features a patchwork pattern, with Rafiki's drawing and the main characters on pride rock. The figurine is handcrafted, so you should expect slight variations in the product you receive, but we think it's a great way of owning a Lion King memorabilia that's completely unique.

Best Lion King tonies figure

Tonies the Lion King Audio CharacterAmazon/Tonie

Featuring four iconic songs from the Lion King movie, the Tonies the Lion King Audio Character is a great screen-free alternative.

With a run time of 30 minutes, your little one can enjoy the iconic moments and songs from the Lion King movie without the guilt feeling of them watching the film, so they can even enjoy it as a bedtime story and song.

Best Lion King bag

The Lion King Tote Bag features embossed wording and silhouette-style artwork feature of the three main characters from the 1994 film.

Whilst the bag is spacious, with a zip-up pouch attached outside, the bag is wipe clean only and cannot be hand-washed.

Best Lion King music box

The Lion King Music BoxEtsy/Nature Tree Design
Price: £20.82+

www.etsy.com

Handmade to the tune of The Lion Sleeps Tonight, this vintage style The Lion King Music Box is a unique item.

Some customers said it was smaller than expected, but very well made and makes a wonderful gift. You can have a custom engraving on the box, to make it truly unique.

Best Lion King clothing

Personalised Disney The Lion King Fleece Dressing GownMy 1st Years

A cosy dressing gown for little ones, the Personalised Disney The Lion King Fleece Dressing Gown is super soft.

It'll help to keep your child warm after bath time or in the morning, and can even be personalised with their name. Although, it is worth noting that the more characters you choose, the smaller they will appear.

It's machine washable, so you don't have to worry about spillages your little one might have.

Best Lion King throw merchandise

While not suitable to be used as a baby blanket, the Simba Woven Throw will look lovely hung up on a wall or even to be used for yourself. It features silhouette-style artwork and a fringe trim along the edges.

It's soft-feel fabric, meaning it's incredibly cosy and it's apart of the Lion King 30th Anniversary Collection.

Best Lion King puzzle toy

One you can get the whole family in making, the Lion King 30th Anniversary 500 piece Wooden Puzzle is ideal for children over 36 months, and it celebrates the original Lion King film.

The puzzle also comes in a commemorative canvas bag, so it's incredibly good value for money.

Best Lion King LEGO merchandise

LEGO Disney Simba the Lion King Cub PlaysetVery

Available to pre-order, the LEGO Disney Simba the Lion King Cub Playset is helping to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Lion King movie.

It's made up of 222 pieces, with easy to follow instructions so your child (or even yourself), can make their very own LEGO Simba. With moveable legs, you can stand or sit the figure down, and it even comes with a leaf plate of food to build.

Pros

  • Child-friendly LEGO version of Simba
  • Easy to follow instructions

Cons

  • It's currently only available on pre-order

When is the new Mufasa: The Lion King movie out?

Originally the film was supposed to be released this summer, but it was recently announced that the film will be released on December 20th, 2024.

Samantha Ball is a Senior Writer for Mother&Baby, having written for the brand since 2018. She's a mum of two and loves browsing for the best and current trending products for little ones and for cute seasonal outfits.

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