PJ Masks Toys – The Ultimate Guide

PJ Masks Toys 2017Guide to PJ Masks Toys

PJ masks is the latest toy phenomenon sweeping the country and set to be one of the top toy brand for 2017.

What is PJ Masks?

PJ Masks CharactersPJ Masks is a hit television show broadcast on Disney Junior and is about 3 young friends Connor, Amaya and Greg who when they put their pyjamas on and activate their animal amulets, they turn into superheroes who have the alias of Catboy, Owlette and Gekko.

Launched is the U.S back in September 2015 the show quickly became one of the channels top shows and gaining a strong following almost straight away.

The show is based on the French “Les Pyjamasques” book series by the author Romuald Racioppo.

Due to unprecedented demand from families across the U.S toy company Just Play launched a range of toys and apparel including action figures, playsets, vehicles and plush in addition to dress-up and role-play at the end of last year and the toys just launched in the UK in February 2017.

So why is it a big hit in the UK?

Well it’s actually one of the first super hero cartoons aimed at pre-schoolers and the fact that every child wants to be a super hero and that’s exactly what young Connor, Amaya and Greg become – also the stories and animation are fantastic and have a real quality about me.

So let’s take a look at the PJ Masks UK toys and figures that are available now

PJ Masks Toys

 Sing and talk plush

Sing and Talk Plush Cat Boy

Product feature
  • Soft and cuddly
  • Each character is 35cm in height
  • Amulets light up
  • Go from day to night play
  • Plays the theme song and says phrases from the TV show
  • Dimensions: 12x28x38cm
  • Batteries Requried: 3 x LR44/AG13 (included)

Take your adventures into the night to save the day with PJ Masks Sing and Talk Plush Cat Boy!

First off I have to say that these big plush characters look fantastic and the quality of the actual toy is really good, what really impressed me the most was the size of the figure, coming in at around 35cm tall Cat Boy is going to be plush that your little ones will just want to hug and squeeze.

PJ Masks Cat Boy has his unique cat stripes and cat ears and features the amulet from the show which lights up when when you press his hands.

Of course this is a sing and talk plush figure and  Cat Boy says a number of phrases from the cartoon series and also sings the main theme tune to the cartoon.  If I had one little critique here it’s that sometimes the voice can sound a little muffled.

Fans of PJ Masks are going to love these plush characters and I have to say that they are well worth buying as a quality toy.

Sing and Talk Plush Owlette

Product feature
  • Soft and cuddly!
  • Each character is 14″ (35cm) high approx.
  • Plays the theme song and says phrases from the TV show!
  • Amulets light up!
  • Go from day to night play!

The singing and talking Owlette plush toy is fantastic and fans of the series are going to love how big and interactive this toy really is.  The real standout for me as a parent writing about this big 35cm tall talking plush figure is just how well made it is, it really does have a quality feel that you don’t always find with a lot of toys these days.

Owlette is the only female member of the group and the figure carry’s on just like this range of toys with all the features and accessories including her costume consisting of a red one-piece outfit with a mask that is styled around the essence of a bird, the toys costume has a pink cape on the back which resembles a bird’s feathers and on the front the amulet.  The amulet also acts as a great night light when activated and by pressing her hands she will say key phrases from the show and will also sing the theme song.

Sing and Talk Plush Gekko

The singing and talking Gekko plush toy will make your kids feel like they’ve got their very own Gekko due to how large and interactive this toy is and it really does do a great job of interacting and expanding the imagination.

Standing at around 35cm or approximately 14 inches this talking plush Gekko and a great recreation of the cartoon character is fantastic and fans of the series are going to love how big and interactive and because the actual quality of this toy is really good it just adds to the imaginative play and role play that your children will get from this.

As per the other 2 figures in the taking plush line Gekko who is the youngest of the team and his green superhero outfit is very lizard-like in appearance and he even has a tail!

By pressing Gekko’s hands he will interact and say phrases from the cartoon series and upon activating his amulet he will light up for fun nighttime play.

 

Character Masks

Character Masks

Product feature

  • Transform into your favorite PJ Masks hero with the PJ Masks
  • High quality mask made of durable plastic
  • Features a soft insert and an adjustable strap for the perfect fit
  • Can be paired with the PJ Masks Dress Up Set for the ultimate night time hero costume
  • Contents: 1 PJ Masks Character Mask

Now you can dress up and become your favorite superhero with these fantastic character masks based on the 3 main characters, Owlette, Catboy and Gekko.

These are great quality masks and come at a great price point and make a easy way for your children to become their favorite character and if the mask isn’t enough you can also add the full dress up costume which is available separately.

PJ Masks Character Costumes

Character Costumes

Product feature

  • Pyjama costume set.
  • Includes a fabric face mask!
  • Fits sizes 4-6.
  • Look just like the characters from the show!
  • Act out your favourite characters in these great role play costumes!

If the separate character mask wasn’t enough then you need the full superhero PJ costume, choose between Geeko, Catboy and Owlette.  Each costume set comes with a highly detailed full-body PJ costume which is made of quality fabrics with in each of the characters signature colours.

You also get a mask with this set but unlike the individual masks you can buy separately this one comes with a fabric mask.

N.B: Just a warning here for parents. the only thing you have to watch out for on this set is the size – it is a one size fits all and I know that for our 5 year old the costume was a little snug to say the least apart from that the quality was quite good, although I don’t think this will last longer than one summer in our house!

5 Collectible Figure Set

5 figure collectors set

Product feature

  • This deluxe pack of PJ Masks 10cm figures includes Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, Luna Girl and Romeo
  • Each figure is set in a dynamic action pose!
  • Perfect for play and display!
  • Dimensions: 8.3×30.5×15.2cm
  • Contents: 5 collectible 10cm figures
  • Suitable for ages 3 and above.

Get ready to own all the main characters from the cartoon series in this fantastic collectors boxset!  Each figure is around 7cm and is highly detailed – each figure comes on a stand.  These figures are really solid and so perfect for younger children.

The pack contains each of the 3 superheros in action poses and also 2 villains Luna Girl and Romeo and they are perfect pocket size figures that you can easily take anywhere to play with – even in the bath!

My kids loved these figures and even though the figures are not very poseable they still had hours of entertainment and they look great also.

Light-Up Action Figures

Light Up Figures

Product feature

  • Night-time is the right time to fight crime with the Light-up Figures
  • Perfect choice for every fan of the hit TV show.
  • Press down on each character’s head to make their amulet glow and move them into fun action poses for endless hero play
  • Each sold separately
  • Contents: 1 light up 7cm figure, 1 amulet wrist band
  • Batteries Required: 3 x LR41/AG3 (included)

I think this is going to be one of the most popular toy lines in the collection and they really have done a great job with these light-up toy figures.

Totally different from the 5 figure collectors set these figures really are the main action figures in the range and come not only do you get one of the 3 characters but you also get an amulet.

So how do these figures light-up?  Well each figure is battery operated (you do get a battery in the pack) and when you push down on the head of Gekko, Catboy or Owlette their amulet light’s up and they become a great night light – the masks also light up.

These figures have great articulation, the legs move and they can be positioned to sit, also the arms have articulation and can move around.

The Light Up action figures are the perfect addition to the vehicles which are available to buy separately (see below)

PJ Masks Vehicles

PJ Masks vehicles

Product feature

  • Re-live your favourite PJ Masks adventures with these amazing vehicles
  • Cat Boy and his stealthy Cat Car vehicle
  • Gekko and his swamp vehicle
  • Owlette and her soaring Owl Glider
  • 3” figure who will sit inside the car
  • Able to fit all three PJ Masks 3” figures inside

 

You cannot be a superhero and not have a really cool superhero vehicle and thankfully a range of 3 toy vehicles are available to buy.

Each vehicles comes with a figure which is a great addition, the figures are around 3 inches tall and are the exact same figures that you can buy separately.

Each vehicle can actually hold all 3 figures which is a neat touch and the Gekko mobile for example has space for his tail!

The vehicles themselves have pull-back wheels which when you let go speed across the floor.

We love the added details like how well the figures actually clip into the vehicles and remain quite steady.  The build of the vehicles themselves seems really solid and not flimsy like some other ranges we could talk about!

Your only problem is deciding which vehicle to buy!

PJ Masks Deluxe Vehicles

deluxe toy vehicles

Product feature

  • Not to be confused with the standard vehicles.
  • Deluxe Cat Boy and his stealthy Cat Car vehicle
  • Deluxe Gekko and his swamp vehicle
  • Deluxe Owlette and her soaring Owl Glider
  • Roll the Cat-Car to activate the pouncing paws and open mouth action
  • Vehicle headlights light up!
  • Features fun sounds and phrases from the show

This is the ultimate range of vehicles and a must-have for all fans of the show!

Costing nearly double the price of the standard vehicles you really do get what you pay for as these deluxe versions open up to interactivity with light and sound. You get to hear phrases from your favorite heros and see the headlights light up as you race around the room on your adventures.

Each of the characters vehicles does something slightly different:

  • Race the Cat-Car to activate the pouncing paws and mouth as seen in the show.
  • Race the Gekko vehicle to activate the moving tail and flipping fin action.
  • Race the Owl-Glider or push the tail to activate the flapping wing action

PJ Masks Headquarters Playset

Headquarters Playset

Product feature

  • Send Catboy in his Cat Car down the winding ramp into the night to save the day
  • Engage in superhero fun and recreate your favorite PJ Masks missions on the double-sided playset, which stands over 2′ tall and has three exciting character-themed levels
  • Inspired by the hit preschool superhero animated Disney Junior show
  • Activate lights and sounds on the PJ Picture Player to start your mission, where you can hear fun phrases and sing along to the action-packed theme song
  • Take flight on the zip-line, swing on the hanging cat rings and nab unwanted intruders with the trap door
  • Quickly move to any of the levels of the headquarters in the working elevator
  • Head out to battle villains through any of the three hero-themed hatches
  • Requires three AAA batteries (not included)
  • Recommended for ages 3 years and up

What’s in the box

  • Headquarters Playset
  • 3″ Catboy figure
  • Cat Car

This is the ultimate toy in the new range and hotly tipped to be one of the dream toys for Christmas 2017!

This playset works with the 3″ action figures which are available separately and the vehicles.  This is a great set and you can find out more about our thoughts in our full headquarters review.

One of the first things you’ll notice is how tall this playset is and it really is robust and can take a fair amount of rough play.  Split into 3 levels, the ground floor has an interactive computer display which flashes and speaks – it also plays the theme tune, there are set pins in the floor which your figures can fit on to hold them in place.

The headquarters also comes with the Catboy 3″ action figure and his vehicle and the headquarters has a great looking ramp that extends out from the playset on the second level which the Catboy’s car can whizz down.

To gain access to each level their is a working see through elevator which can carry one of the figures to any level, this works by pushing a side leaver.  Then fo the really cool part on the top level you have a zip wire which you can attach your figures to for a fast getaway!

Fans of the TV show are really going to love this set and make sure you check out our full review which also includes a PJ Masks Headquarters price comparison and store checker table so you can find the cheapest deals and which retailers have stock of this popular hot playset.

FAQ

What does PJ stand for?

This is a really simple one, PJ is short for Pajamas which is what the young heroes change into before becoming superheros!

Where to buy

The first wave of PJ Masks toys arived in the UK in Feburary 2017 and has already become a huge hit with toy retailers.   If your looking at buying any of the new range of toys from the hit Disney channel then you have come to the right place!

Current online stockists of the toys include Tesco.com, The Toy Shop (The Entertainer), amazon, ebay, Toys R Us, Argos, Smyths Toys, Debenhams and very.com.

We feature the full range of toys and accessories in our online shop where you can find full price comparison and stock availability information, so you can see at a glance which retailers have stock and who has the cheapest prices!

We will also feature any online voucher and discount codes that any retailer we feature may have available to use this can be anything from 20% off to free next day delivery.

 

Character Breakdown

Greg/Gekko

PJ Masks GekkoGreg is the youngest member of the team and he transforms into Gekko. His vehicular method of travel is the Gekko-mobile.

Gekko is a strong and sticky master of camouflage, always ready to rush into danger and save the day with his super Gekko muscles as he scales walls to suprise the baddies.

When he isn’t Gekko, Greg isn’t as strong and that sometimes causes him to doubt himself. This is usually remedied by Connor and Amaya’s encouragement. Greg is also super nice, friendly, helpful and somewhat shy.

Sometimes Gekko can get himself into trouble like when he pretends to be Kick McGee along side Catboy who plays as Master Fang during missions.

Like his fellow teammates, childlike immaturity tends to overtake his mindset on the mission leading to issues, but this is always realized and learnt from leading to the mission being successful and the villain’s plans foiled.

Special abilities:

  • Super Gekko Muscles: Can be stronger and lift objects.
  • Super Gekko Lizard Grip: Can climb on walls and other surfaces.
  • Super Gekko Camoulflage: Can blend in the background.
  • Super Gekko Water Run: Can run on water.
  • Color-Changing: Can change colors of his costume.

Conner/Catboy

pj masks catboyConner is the oldest and the leader of the team and he transforms into Catboy. His vehicular method of travel is the Cat-Car. Catboy is incredibly fast, amazingly agile, he can hear the quietest sounds across unbelievable distances and did we mention that he’s also scared of water!

With these skills Catboy can outrun anyone and gives Night Ninja a challenge with his amazing leaps and acrobatic moves!

His vehicle the Cat-Car gets the heroes from A to B in lightning speed and even shoots moth balls should there be anything in the way!

As Catboy, Connor leads the PJ Masks through the steps of defeating villains such as Romeo, Luna Girl & Night Ninja.

He prefers to have his own way, but still respects Owlette and Gekko when they ring in with their opinions.

On many occasions, like his fellow members, childlike immaturity tends to overtake his mindset on the mission leading to issues

Special abilities:

  • Super Cat Ears: Can hear any sound from far away.
    Super Cat Jump: Can jump really high.
    Super Cat Leap: Can leap at a fast time.
    Super Cat Speed: Can run really fast at lightning speed.

Amaya/Owlette

PJ Masks OwletteAmaya is the only female member of the team and her superhero name is Owlette.

She is the only female member of the team, and is the only team member capable of flight.

When she is not flying around Owlette can count on her Owl Glider vehicle to get her Catboy and Ga out of trouble.

Owlette, with her sharp mind and super planning skills she’s quick to act. She can fly, has super eyesight and when she flaps her powerful wings, the bad guys are sent sky high!

Amaya can be somewhat impatient at times and tends to have a bit of an ego when something lucky happens to her, despite this, she is very sweet and cares for Connor and Greg and their safety. She’s also helpful, friendly and super smart.

During the night, she wears a red onesie pajamas with pink-colored arms, pink trim, and a pink owl symbol signifying her PJ Masks status.

Her pajamas, despite being a “onesie”, do not have attached feet so she wears a pair of pink slippers.

  • Super Owl Eyes: Can see at nighttime.
  • Super Owl Wings: Can fly with her cape, like wings.
  • Super Owl Ears: Can hear from far distance.
  • Owl Wing Wind: Can make a wind from the owl wings.