Plan to See Disney Infinity on Wish Lists
I’ve been playing video games for the majority of my life. Santa brought us an Atari 2600 when I was only about 7 years old. That was dang near 40 years ago! Over time, we let go of our Atari, upgraded to a ColecoVision and eventually to a Nintendo Entertainment System. I loved Duck Hunt and thought Rob the Robot was the most amazing advancement in technology ever, even though I couldn’t master how to use it!
I have some amazing memories of playing games as a kid and young adult and even an adult. It only made sense that I would welcome the idea of creating such memories for my girls. We’ve played games as a family, but also encouraged the girls to play on their own. Sometimes fate steps in to ensure they’ll find something that they both can agree is fantastic.
Back in the summer of 2013 I attended an event introducing a new innovation in gaming, Disney Infinity. I was amazed at the ability to change the scenes, follow themes and adventures from my favorite Disney characters and be creative mixing characters together. Then a few months ago during my adventure for the Disney Pixar Inside Out Premiere, I had the chance to play around with the latest iteration of the franchise game, Disney Infinity 3.0. As fate would have it, I learned even more direct from Disney Infinity’s very own John Vignocchi during Blogger Bash in New York.
What makes Disney Infinity unique is that it isn’t JUST about Disney’s traditional line of characters; it encompasses the wider Disney umbrella including Pixar movie characters, Star Wars, Tron and Marvel! Think about the diversity of similar and polar opposite personalities: Iron Man’s Hulkbuster on screen with Olaf. Minnie and Disgust. Yoda and Anger. Ultron and Chewbacca. One child can be all about Disney’s princesses while the other can be something a little more sinister.
Our oldest daughter likes games typical of a gamer while our younger daughter prefers friendlier games that aren’t so aggressive. Disney Pixar Inside Out is a movie they both enjoyed and touched them for different reasons. The girls enjoy playing the Inside Out characters because it offers the diversity of the emotions while allowing them to work together to achieve the goals. It’s totally win/win.
Finding gifts for kids these days can often be a challenge. With my nephew, we purchased an X-Wing starter set for him and on each holiday or birthday after that, we’ve added to it with a new X-Wing figure release. It’s been nice to not have to stress about what type of gift to get him. One thing that I really like about games like Disney Infinity is that it becomes a legacy item. A parent (or other relative) can give the Disney Infinity 3.0 starter pack as a gift for a child’s birthday.
The starter kit includes Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition video game software, 2 Star Wars figures: (Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker), 1 Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Base, 1 Star Wars™: Twilight of the Republic Play Set piece and 1 Web Code card (unlocks content for PC/mobile). Then on a subsequent gifting opportunity, add to the collection with the latest release, a child’s favorite character or Power Discs. As an example, some Star Wars and Inside Out characters have already been released, but Spot from Good Dinosaur and other Star Wars figures are set as future releases. Power Discs give your characters special power-ups, unlock special gadgets and get new vehicles and (unlike prior versions of Disney Infinity) come in a clear package where you can see what you’re getting! To top it all off, the Toy Box is accessible across platforms and you can play Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box on iOS devices!
There’s so much more to come for Disney Infinity 3.0 and it is all very exciting! As the holidays approach, I’m sure it will be among the items on a lot of wish lists while many of the characters will be highly sought after. Hot toys and games related to Star Wars: The Force Awakens are already out of stock in many stores so if you have a Star Wars fan in your family, you’ll want to consider grabbing the Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars starter pack sooner than later. There is nothing worse than having to tell your child (or husband) that something they really wanted was out of stock. You may even find a few characters that you love as well!
Which characters will be your favorite?
41 thoughts on “Plan to See Disney Infinity on Wish Lists”
I haven’t played a console game since the Xbox!! Moved on to board games!
Same as Dave but with a Mega Drive 🙂
I’ve never tried this game before, but I hear it’s a lot of fun! I’m sure my daughter would love it, especially the Star Wars one!
I don’t play video games, but Disney Infinity sounds really cool! I love Disney movies, so I would definitely like to try it.
This Disney Infinity sounds great. Love all the pixar characters are included. Looks to be fun experience
My god-daughter would LOVE this! Anything Disney is great in her mind. Great review!
My kids don’t play traditional video games (only iPad based apps) but I love the figurines from Inside Out and we were thrilled with the movie. I’m sure some sort of Disney characters will be on their Christmas list this year.
I saw these at the store the other day and someone had to explain them to me. They really do look like fun.
Disney Infinity 3.0 sounds like a great game and a good gift idea for the holidays. I like that it offers a wide variety of characters so everyone can be happy.
The starwars one look fun.
I loved this movie! I haven’t played this game yet, but it looks really cool with those figures!
I have heard great things about Disney Infinity. My girls aren’t into video games yet, but this is definitely one I would be willing to let them give a try.
We’ve never played Infinity but have heard a little about it. My favorite characters are the Pooh characters, I bet they’ll have them in time.
We are big Disney fans but haven’t tried Infinity yet. I have a feeling my SON would LOVE IT!
I need every Inside Out Character! We have Infinity 2.0 and I haven’t played much but 3.0 make me want to play….well that and Disgust! 😀
We haven’t played this game. We are huge fans of Pixar and Disney. I’m sure the twins will love this game.
Everything had an atari too!!! I’ve heard great things about Disney Infinity…thanks for sharing!!
We don’t have this game, but I think my kids would love it. I’ll have to check it out.
Interesting games for the kids….This would keep them busy for a while.
we don’t have this system yet, but as my kids get a bit older i can certainly see this being something that they would love to have! i’d probably play too.
we bought the disney infinity for kids a few years ago, we thought they would love it but they complain since we still have a wii the graphics are not that good. UGgh
My son loves his Disney Infinity. He’s already asked for the Star Wars figures. I’m hoping Santa can bring them!
That looks like something that BOTH my girls would enjoy. Chelsie’s more of the friendlier type of games and I know she would have fun playing with the inside out characters. Kyra is 14 now and well she’s into the “spy” games and Pokemon.
We haven’t gotten into Disney Infinity yet, but I have heard great things about it. It would make a great Christmas gift for my kids.
We loved that movie and I’ve heard so many good things about this console. we do NOT need another gaming console. We do not!!
I sometimes feel like the only person left on the planet that hasn’t paid Disney Infinity yet. I need to start because my kids have been asking me about it for a while now. I think it’s a good time to start because that Star Wars kit looks like a lot of fun.
My kids love these kinds of games! With Christmas right around the corner, its a perfect gift!!
That looks so fun! I don’t have a console and no kids to play with.
Ohhh so cute! Love that movie 🙂
I bet my nephew would love this game. I’m not near him so I wouldn’t get to try it out myself.
After the Skylanders money pit, I am wary for Disney Infinity. Plus, I heard it is not so much gameplay storyline as sandbox which, although creative, may not be of interest to my girls…..
I think my grandchildren would love it! Thanks for a great review!
Since everyone has a different favorite Disney character, I like the diversity offered by Disney Infinity. I think our family would really enjoy the Star Wars characters and I would have to see if they make an Ursula.
That looks like so much fun. I want to play.
My computer is a dinosaur so we never play games on the computer. It just can’t handle it. We were big on video games until they decided to upgrade way to often and I got burned out on paying big bucks trying to keep up. I decided the old fashioned board games were the best. They never were out dated in our home.
Looks like fun!
Maybe I should get this for myself….
I wouldn’t argue with that, Sarah. 🙂