10 Best Moana Toys in 2020

best overall rating
  • Recommended for ages 3+
  • Size - 1.8 x 6 x 4.2 inches
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries (included)
premium choice rating
  • Recommended for ages 3+
  • Box size - 4.7 x 11.8 x 15 inches, doll stands 11” high
  • Uses 5 AAA batteries (included)
great value rating
  • Recommended for ages 3+
  • Package size - 2.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • 3 button cell batteries (included)

Moana, one of the young heroines to become part of the Disney Princess phenomenon, is a 16 year-old girl from the Polynesian world of Oceania. Now, 2 years after its release, young girls still crave Moana-themed Disney merchandise and toys. Strong-willed and deeply concerned for her village, she takes out on a seemingly dangerous adventure to return the Heart of Te Fiti to the island from whence it came and save her village from the darkness which has overwhelmed it.

Joined by a large muscular demigod named Maui, the two travel together and become great partners. While the plot may be a common one, the vivid animation and music of the film bring much to a story that comes with adventure, magic, and happy endings.

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LIke many Disney characters such as the famous Mickey Mouse, Moana will always be identifiable as one of the Disney Princesses. The merchandise listed here reflects the quality and workmanship which is synonymous with Disney productions. Disney Moana fans can find Moana in Doorable sets.

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Buyer’s Guide

Choking Hazard

As is often the case with toys that have special details, these small parts and accessories can cause a choking hazard for children who regularly test the world by putting things in their mouth. Generally considered to be under the age of three, these children should be supervised while near any parts related to these toys. Generally considered for ages 3 and up, the toys on this list are all considered dangerous for children under three years of age.

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Age/Gender Specific

For the most part, Moana themed merchandise targets young girls age 3 to 12 years. Maui themed toys may enjoy some cross over from young boys and a LEGO set is marketed for both boys and girls, but with the main character being a teenage girl, the majority of the merchandise will naturally appeal more to young females.

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Age/ Interest Level

As mentioned above, the recommended age for these toys is between 3 and 12 years of age. But within that range, there are also interest and maturity levels to be considered. Of the doll figures listed here, there are differences in what each does or does not do. Before buying one might want to compare features between similar products to ensure the right fit between product and child.

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Battery Care

While there is certainly enough technology out there to enhance every toy made, it is always nice to let children use their imaginations and the majority of the toys on this list put players in the hands of the children who use them. There is only one point of caution that is offered here for those products which do use technology.

Remember batteries – even those encased within the toy body – are electrical components and should not be submerged or washed unless the packaging information specifically says the battery is waterproof. A talking plush Maui will continue to be cuddly but one good bath and he may become silent for a lifetime.

Special care should be taken to explain to small children that their technology-enhanced toys are not compatible with water.

Moana on Facebook

Keep up with this young heroine on Facebook. With over 2 million page likes, and as many who follow her posts, it is easy enough to see what is happening in the Disney world. While the page is not set up to accept friends, it will accept messages for this character. As with any online presence, do not post private information on this or any page.

Return/ Warranty Information

Policies for returns and warranty information are not typically considered when purchasing toys. One reason is the generally low price of the items and the other is the inherent understanding that the toy will/might become broken at some point. Occasionally, however, there are good reasons to return toys. The first is when the product is found to be missing items or not working as soon as the box is opened. This is the best time to exercise a return policy.

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The retailer is the one who has the most say in what that return policy is. Thirty days for toys is common. First, attempt a return to the retailer. If that doesn’t work, contact the manufacturer. Customer service numbers are printed on information leaflets or there are contact numbers on websites.

If it is a missing part, the manufacturer may be willing to send that part to you. LEGO brand is particularly good about replacing missing blocks. As with all returns, the sooner the manufacturer is made aware of an issue the better they are able to handle the complaint fairly.

Website and Parent Resources

Disney operates several web pages and sites to promote its products. Accessing the Moana page is easy at this link (http://lol.disney.com/characters/moana) . The page has video clips and downloadable coloring pages of all the Moana characters. The page also has special offers for merchandise and collectibles.

Expert Tip

Collectors of Moana memorabilia should look for the Disney trademark symbol and licensing information on each package. Companies known to have permission to create and sell Moana-themed merchandise include Hasbro, Jakks Pacific, Just Play, and LEGO.

Did you know?

Moana was the 56th animated feature film released by the Walt Disney Studios. It received two Academy Award nominations and has grossed over $600 million at the box office. While there have been claims that Disney used information about Polynesian cultures in a way that does not accurately reflect its culture, the movie has received many nominations and awards for its well-defined characters, beautiful effects, and uplifting music.