INSIDE OUT – Pictured (L-R): Bing Bong, Sadness, Joy. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

INSIDE OUT – Pictured (L-R): Bing Bong, Sadness, Joy. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

I’ve been reading social media posts over the last few days ever since the Disney • Pixar’s INSIDE OUT movie was released in theaters. It’s pretty easy to see that the standout character so far is Bing Bong. He’s the imaginary friend that Riley tucked away into her memory when she out grew him.

But what is Bing Bong? He’s a happy, bouncy fellow that’s equal parts of elephant, dolphin, and kitten. He wears hobo gloves, a pork pie hat, and a jacket decorated with a flower lapel pin. His body is made from sweet cotton candy and when he wells up with emotion, he unleashes a torrent of candy tears. His song is simple, but that’s his thing. But when Sadness and Joy get lost in long term memory, they find Bing Bong, and he becomes a major player in saving Riley.

Knowing that audiences love the sidekicks, Disney • Pixar produced a few different Bing Bongs to choose from. Here’s a sampling of the current products (toys, books, collectibles, accessories and more ) available. I did notice that the Disney Store Bing Bong plush is current sold out – you can check the status here. I’ve also read that the Bing Bong Tsum Tsum is in short supply, but I haven’t confirmed it. Pick these up now if you want to see them under the Christmas tree. I know, it’s months away, but trust me, if it’s popular now, it’s going to be even more wildly so as we near Christmas. Five years in retail confirms it.

Pick these up now if you want to see them under the Christmas tree. I know, it’s months away, but trust me, if it’s popular now, it’s going to be even more wildly so as we near Christmas. Five years in retail confirms it.

INSIDE OUT – Pictured (L-R): Bing Bong, Sadness, Joy. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

INSIDE OUT – Pictured (L-R): Bing Bong, Sadness, Joy. ©2015 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Here are the Bing Bong Products Currently Available:

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Disney/Pixar's Inside Out 6 Plush Set - Bing Bong, Joy, Anger, Fear, Sadness & Disgust - 11 inches

Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out 6 Plush Set – Bing Bong, Joy, Anger, Fear, Sadness & Disgust – 11 inches

Inside Out Small Plush, Bing Bong - 8" by TOMY

Inside Out Small Plush, Bing Bong – 8″ by TOMY

Disney - Bing Bong Plush - Inside Out - Medium - 16''

Disney – Bing Bong Plush – Inside Out – Medium – 16”

Inside Out "I Cry Candy" Bing Bong - 10" tall

Inside Out “I Cry Candy” Bing Bong – 10″ tall

Disney Inside Out Tsum Tsum Bing Bong Exclusive 3 3/4" Plush

Disney Inside Out Tsum Tsum Bing Bong Exclusive 3 3/4″ Plush

 

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Funko POP Disney/Pixar "Inside Out"  Bing Bong

Funko POP Disney/Pixar “Inside Out”  Bing Bong

Inside Out Musical Bing Bong

Inside Out Musical Bing Bong

Funko Pop! Disney - Pixar #137 "Inside Out" Clear Bing Bong (Hot Topic Exclusive)

Funko Pop! Disney – Pixar #137 “Inside Out” Clear Bing Bong (Hot Topic Exclusive)

Funko Disney/Pixar: Inside Out Mystery Mini Vinyl Figure - Bing Bong (Eyes Opened)

Funko Disney/Pixar: Inside Out Mystery Mini Vinyl Figure – Bing Bong (Eyes Opened)

Disney Pixar "Inside Out"  Deluxe Figure Playset

Disney Pixar “Inside Out”  Deluxe Figure Playset

Disney/Pixar Inside Out 6 Piece Figure Set - Disgust, Fear, Sadness, Joy, Anger and Bing Bong

Disney/Pixar Inside Out 6 Piece Figure Set – Disgust, Fear, Sadness, Joy, Anger and Bing Bong

Disney Pixar "INSIDE OUT" Mini Figure - Bing Bong

Disney Pixar “INSIDE OUT” Mini Figure – Bing Bong

Disney "Inside Out" Movie Figure Set - Toy Playset of 12 with Joy, Fear, Anger, Sadness, Disgust, Bing Bong, Rainbow Unicorn, Jangles the Clown Etc and Special Collectible.

Disney “Inside Out” Movie Figure Set – Toy Playset of 12 with Joy, Fear, Anger, Sadness, Disgust, Bing Bong, Rainbow Unicorn, Jangles the Clown Etc and Special Collectible. – This is one of those buyer’s beware listings – read the fine print. These are TINY – about 1″ – 2″  tall (they’re cake decorations – see below).. If that’s what you want, then they’re perfect. But they’re hard plastic that can shatter (not the same plastic minifigs are made out of. It’s the #1 seller in new releases, go figure. And the “clear packaging”? It’s a Ziplock bag. But if you’re looking for the harder-to-find characters like Forgetter Memory Mover, Jangles the Clown, Rainbow Unicorn; plus two vehicles – Train of Thought and Riley’s Cart (the Little Red Wagon with wings), then this would be an OK set to display.

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The Bing Bong Book (Disney/Pixar Inside Out) (Little Golden Book)

The Bing Bong Book (Disney/Pixar Inside Out) (Little Golden Book)

Disney-Pixar Inside Out Pen and Notebook Set - Keep Your Emotions In Check Journal.

Disney-Pixar Inside Out Pen and Notebook Set – Keep Your Emotions In Check Journal.

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Disney Inside Out "Bing Bong" Keychain

Disney Inside Out “Bing Bong” Keychain

Disney "Inside Out" Ten Character Key Chain Set\

Disney “Inside Out” Ten Character Key Chain Set

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Disney-Pixar "Inside Out" Joy, Bing Bong, and Sadness-  Limited Edition Pin 2015

Disney-Pixar “Inside Out” Joy, Bing Bong, and Sadness-  Limited Edition Pin 2015

Disney-Pixar Inside Out 6 Pin Starter Set includes Sadness, Fear, Anger, Disgust, Joy, and  Bing Bong

Disney-Pixar Inside Out 6 Pin Starter Set includes Sadness, Fear, Anger, Disgust, Joy, and  Bing Bong – Every Day is Full of Emotions  – Disney Parks

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Disney "Inside Out" Bing Bong, Rainbow the Unicorn, Dave, Frank & Bobby 5 PC. Ornament

Disney “Inside Out” Bing Bong, Rainbow the Unicorn, Dave, Frank & Bobby 5 PC. Ornament

Disney-Pixar "Inside Out" 2pc Ornament Set - Bing Bong and Rainbow Unicorn

Disney-Pixar “Inside Out” 2pc Ornament Set – Bing Bong and Rainbow UnicornDisney Inside Out "Bing Bong" Ornament

Disney Inside Out “Bing Bong” Ornament

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DISNEY - Pixar "INSIDE OUT" 24-piece Birthday Cupcake RING Topper Featuring Riley's 5 Emotions: Fear, Sadness, Joy, Anger, Disgust, and Imaginary Friend Bing Bong.

DISNEY – Pixar “INSIDE OUT” 24-piece Birthday Cupcake RING Topper Featuring Riley’s 5 Emotions: Fear, Sadness, Joy, Anger, Disgust, and Imaginary Friend Bing Bong.

Disney-Pixar "Inside Out" Movie Figure Set Cake Toppers / Cupcake Party Favor Decorations.  Large Set of 12 with the 5 Emotions, Bing Bong, Rainbow Unicorn, 2 Vehicles and Special Collectible Figure

Disney-Pixar “Inside Out” Movie Figure Set Cake Toppers / Cupcake Party Favor Decorations.  Large Set of 12 with the 5 Emotions, Bing Bong, Rainbow Unicorn, 2 Vehicles and Special Collectible Figure – at the time I posted this, the same set is being sold as a minifig set for a few dollars less. Check the current price of that set here. Because they arrive in a Ziplock bag, I’d say they were a bulk purchase for a bakery, but who knows.

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Disney/Pixar "Inside Out" Characters Mug

Disney/Pixar “Inside Out” Characters Mug – the rest of the characters are on the outside of the mug

Disney Store Bing Bong Mug

Disney Store Bing Bong Mug 

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Decorator Pillow - DisneyStore.com - personalizable

Decorator Pillow – DisneyStore.com – personalizable

Disney Inside Out Backpack and Kids Luggage ID Tag

Disney Inside Out Backpack and Kids Luggage ID Tag 

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QMY Women's Inside Out Bing Bong Cute Tank Top

QMY Women’s Inside Out Bing Bong Cute Tank Top

Disney Store Deluxe "Inside Out" Sock Set - 6 Pairs -  Anger, Fear, Sadness, Joy, Bing Bong, & Disgust -faces on the other side - Kids size Large (1-4)

Disney Store Deluxe “Inside Out” Sock Set – 6 Pairs –  Anger, Fear, Sadness, Joy, Bing Bong, & Disgust -faces on the other side – Kids size Large (1-4)

Disney Pixar Girls Inside Out Character Tee with Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Fear, plus Bing Bong!

Disney Pixar Girls Inside Out Character Tee 

Girl's "Inside Out" character t-shirt..It highlights Joy, Anger, Bing Bong, Sadness, and Disgust.

Girl’s “Inside Out” character t-shirt..It highlights Joy, Anger, Bing Bong, Sadness, and Disgust.

YUXIANG Men's Inside Out Bing Bong T-shirt Size M

YUXIANG Men’s Inside Out Bing Bong Cute T-shirt Size M

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Who was your favorite character in the film?