The Lion King is considered a firm favourite in our household, so when I heard the ‘The Lion Guard’, an American animated television series based on Disney’s 1994 film, was being aired in the UK on Disney Junior, I was excited that the little ones could follow the antics of some of their favourite characters on a more regular basis.
The Lion Guard series is based around Kion, the son of Simba and Nala, who, as second-born to the Lion King, becomes the leader of the Lion Guard, a team of animals who protect the Pride Lands and defend the Circle of Life. Kion, along with his friends Bunga the honey badger, Beshte the hippopotamus, Fuli the cheetah and Ono the egret, fights off threats mostly by a hyena named Janja and his clan.
As the show has been such a hit, to compliment this new series, Flair has released an exciting new range of collectible figures and Lion Guard playsets to create your own Lion Guard adventure at home. The range includes:
1 // Lion Guard Figure with Accessory Assortment – These figures and accessories feature action and reaction play for hours of Lion Guard fun. RRP £9.99
2 // Defend the Pride Lands Play Set – Bring the iconic Pride Lands right into your living room with this amazing play set! Including an exclusive Kion figure and six interactive features, the Pride Lands Play Set will make an exciting gift for young fans. RRP £39.99
3 // Lion Guard Training Lair Play Set and 2 Figures – Complete with lights and sounds, you can re-live Kion’s Savannah adventures! £69.99
4 // Lion Guard Leap n Roar Animated Plush -This 36cm Leap N’ Roar Kion showcases the power of Kion, the leader of the Lion Guard. Wave your hand in front of Kion’s nose to trigger his raging roar or push down on his rear legs to see him leap into action! RRP £39.99
5 // Lion Guard Collectible Figure Set – The Lion Guard Collectible Figure Set is a great start to any Lion Guard collection. Littles ones can have hours of fun recreating their favourite scenes with Kion, Bunga, Beshte, Fuli and Ono. RRP £12.99
6 // Lion Guard Figure Single Packs – Kid-powered
7 // Lion Guard Plush with Sound Assortment – These adorable Lion Guard plush toys are the perfect size to bring with you on all of your Pride Land adventures! RRP £19.99
8 // Mini Figure Blind Packs – Collectible mini figures are also available and kids will love buying these with their own pocket money. There is even a limited edition rare figurine for children to hunt down! RRP £2.49.
Last week, Phoebe and Jack were very kindly sent the Collectible Figure Set, a Kion figure with a toppling wall and two mini figure blind packs from the new range to review and they’ve gone down a storm.
The figures are good quality, detailed, bright and colourful and have definitely captured the attention of Jack and Phoebs. They have fun, letting their imaginations run wild and Phoebs is particularly fond of building and toppling the wall! I would however really like to purchase the Defend The Lions Play Set to enhance their collection.
Starting from £2.49 for the blind packs (perfect pocket money toys!), I think the toys are good value as they provide not only hours of fun, but also facilitate learning through imaginative play.
Disclosure: We were kindly sent these Lion Guard toys for the purpose of this review, but all opinions and images are my own.