Sandra Johnson is a YouTube superstar who created the immensely popular toy channel, ‘DisneyCarToys.' The channel, intended for kids starting from toddlers to school children, posts toy videos, unboxing videos, doll parodies, toy skits and toy reviews among others that are created by Sandra and her friend-cum-assistant, Spidey. The videos have garnered millions of subscriptions and billions of views making Sandra a YouTube sensation. The name ‘DisneyCarToys’ was derived from the Diecast Disney Pixar Cars Toys as her eldest son, Alex, loves cars and is an ardent collector of car toys. Several fantasy characters, princesses and dolls like Spiderman, Snow White, Rapunzel, Princess Elsa and Peppy Pig feature in her videos. Many a times, she has featured two different characters in one video, like Barbie with Spiderman. This trend has become so popular that other YouTubers started following suit. Sandra, Alex and Spidey are almost regulars on the videos while other family members like Sandra’s husband, Mike, who also owns a toy channel, her daughter, Ava, and toddler son, Adam, also feature in her clips. Her other channels are 'Sandaroo Family' and 'Sandaroo Stories.'
The Rise To Stardom
A doting mother of three adorable children, Sandra, who relives every moment of her childhood with her bundle of joys, created the fun kid friendly toy channel on YouTube, ‘DisneyCarToys’ on June 16, 2012. She coined the name ‘DisneyCarToys’ from the Diecast Disney Pixar Cars toys that she and her eldest son, Alex, used to collect. The initial clips of the channel comprised of Disney Cars and later included Spiderman dolls, Peppy Pig, Frozen Elsa, Barbie and Cookie Monster, among others.
The doll parodies, such as 'Frozen Elsa with Barbie' and 'Spiderman with Anna Dolls' became quite popular. She and her friend-cum-assistant, Spiderman "Spidey Awesome" Scott, also called Spidey, who appears in many of her videos in Spiderman costume, creates videos for the channel.
These videos are targeted at toddlers, preschoolers, and school children feature toy videos, unboxing videos, doll parodies, surprise eggs opening, giant surprise toys videos, and toy reviews. The video ‘SURPRISE TOYS GIANT BALLOON DROP POP CHALLENGE’ garnered 100 million views within six months. Another video posted by Sandra showing a 'Count n Crunch Cookie Monster' eating 'Micro Drifter Cars' garnered such acclaim and fame for her channel that she eventually made it her channel icon.
Many of her videos feature her children Alex, Ava, and Adam, of whom Alex appears almost regularly in different avatars, including as himself. For instance, the ‘Dr Sandra McStuffins Baby Doctor Check Ups + Spidey and Kids’ videos feature Alex who pretends to be sick, and Spidey who poses as the doctor, while toddler Adam gets a check up. Again, the ‘Disney Princess IRL Dress Up Costumes & Makeovers’ videos feature Ava dressed up as Snow White, Rapunzel, Frozen Elsa, Cinderella, and Jasmine among others.
Starting from 2017, Sandra and Spidey created some skits of fast food drive-ins where the two compete as restaurateurs with Sandra posing to run a Diary Queen fast food restaurant and Spidey a Taco Bell fast food restaurant. The latest videos of the channel are the new kids’ toy videos ‘ToyTrains4u.'
As the channel burgeoned gradually, its subscription count also increased immensely, increasing to 2 million by May 16, 2015. As of June 10, 2017, the channel has amassed over 5 million subscribers, with over 6995 million views.
The enormous success of ‘DisneyCarToys’ encouraged Sandra to create two more YouTube channels. She created ‘Sandaroo Family’ on April 12, 2016, that features videos and vlogs focussing on everyday life of Sandra and her family, and ‘Sandaroo Stories’ on Mar 25, 2017. The latter displays short skits of Barbie doll from ‘DisneyCarToys’.
Other sister channels of ‘DisneyCarToys’ are ‘ToysReviewToys,’ run by Mike; ‘Batman's Club,’ run by Mike and Alex; ‘AllToyCollector,’ run by Sandra’s twin sister, Valerie; and ‘Grandma Toys,’ run by Sandra’s mother.
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Behind The Curtains
Sandra Johnson was born with her twin sister, Valerie, on September 17, 1979, in the United States. Her family comprises of her husband, Mike Scott, and three children, including the eldest son, Alex, daughter Ava and youngest son, Adam.