Disney’s So Desperate To Sell Frozen Merch That They May Just Be Repackaging Tangled

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elsa-frozenAn Amazon customer with an eye for details thinks Disney may be repurposing old Tangled merchandise and selling it because they can’t keep Frozen merchandise on the shelves. Is anyone surprised by this? Disney is smart. Disney is wily. Disney is not going to miss an opportunity to sell parents a bunch of crap with a Frozen label on it.

Jezebel pointed out today that an Amazon customer was pissed when she realized that the Elsa wig she purchased for her daughter was probably just a Tangled Rapunzel wig, repurposed and re-packaged:

I love Disney, I love Frozen and I think that any toy that they want to come out with is great as long as it respects the characters. Last time I checked it was Rapunzel, not Elsa who had hair that glowed. The braided with they sell with a ribbon is fine, but not this glowing one, because Elsa simply does not have hair that glows. Why would Disney allow this? It is disrespectful to the people who put Tangled together, and Tangled launched a new era for Disney. THIS REVIEW HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PRICE. If the item is hard to find then up the price I get it. Disney, you wouldn’t make a frog with a crown and call it Elsa’s Frog Prince or a carpet called Elsa’s Flying Carpet right? Because Elsa is not Tiana with a frog prince, she is not Jasmine with a magic flying carpet and SHE IS NOT RAPUNZEL with magic glowing hair.

I see where she’s going, but with all due respect the flying carpet and frog prince would make no sense, whereas Elsa did have long beautiful, Rapunzel-esque locks. There’s nothing wrong with this if you ask me. Here are the two pieces of merchandise so you can see for yourself:

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Both weigh about the same and are powered by 3 AG13 batteries, which are included with the wig. The Rapunzel wig lights up by pressing her flower clip and the Elsa wig lights up by pressing her snowflake wig. It’s an obvious knock off, but I really don’t think kids would care. I’m more shocked that anyone would pay $55 for a play wig for their child than I am by Disney deciding to reuse one of their own ideas.

At this point, parents are so desperate for Frozen merchandise, Disney could package all the ice they stock for their ridiculously expensive Disneyland sodas in Ziploc bags with Frozen stickers on them and parents would probably line up to buy those little bags, too.

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