Disney to release ‘Star Wars’ wearable toys

New Disney toys combine high-tech gadgets, old-school play

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR DISNEY CONSUMER PRODUCTS - Kids play with Playmation Marvel's Avengers, which will be available at mass and specialty retailers, select Disney Stores and disneystore.com in the US and Canada starting October 2015. Playmation, the next step in the evolution of play, was unveiled by Disney Consumer Products for the first time on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (Photo by Colin Young Wolff/Invision for Disney Consumer Products/AP Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Disney is launching a line of toys that combines high-tech wearable gadgets and old-school superhero role-playing to keep kids moving while engrossing them in sub-plots from “The Avengers,” ”Star Wars” and “Frozen.”

It’s Disney’s most ambitious game concept meshing real objects and virtual worlds since August 2013, when the family entertainment giant released its Disney Infinity video game that featured figurines and digital characters from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” ”Toy Story” and other franchises.

The new line, called “Disney’s Playmation,” hits stores in October with the release of a forearm attachment called a “repulsor” that puts kids in the role of Marvel superhero Iron Man.

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