Who’s your friend who likes to play?
Bing Bong, Bing Bong
His rocket makes you yell “Hooray!”
Bing Bong, Bing Bong
Who’s the best in every way, and wants to sing this song to sayyyy…
Bing Bong, Bing Bong!
Inside Out was a sweet movie and although it mainly focused on Sadness and Joy’s journey back to Headquarters, Bing Bong was my favourite character and he was very important to the storyline. I think Pixar did a really great job in developing an adorable imaginary friend. You can’t really get any more adorable than a pink character made of cotton candy that is part cat, part elephant, part dolphin, who cries candies.
Following the release of the movie, there was no shortage of Inside Out toys and figures. One toy that really caught my eye was the Tomy Musical Bing Bong toy. This Bing Bong toy is a great size (approximately 6½” tall), highly detailed, and the best bit is that he talks and sings!
This Musical Bing Bong has a couple of modes when you turn him including his normal “on” mode ,in which he has 5 different sayings including the Bing Bong song, and a sound effects mode, which has 4 different effects including the music to the Bing Bong song. You can get Bing Bong to talk or sing by pushing on his purple bow tie. Bing Bong is also a relatively poseable as his arms, trunk, and head move.
If you’re an Inside Out fan, I think this toy is great for kids and is great for collectors as well. For collectible purposes, I think it is nice that the toy is packaged in a way that we can still move the parts and turn the toy off and on without having to take the toy out of the box, but the packaging is not the most durable. I think they could have done a little better job with the packaging, but other than that, I think this is a great toy and I definitely recommend it to anyone who likes Inside Out. Although Bing Bong is my favourite, you can collect all of Riley’s emotions to get a complete set. I know I will be keeping my eye out for a Sadness toy as well to keep Bing Bong company.