Despicable Me 2, the sequel to 2010’s hit Despicable Me is due to hit theaters on July 3rd. In support of the movie there’s a huge range of products that will be available ranging from jigsaw puzzles, Funko’s Pop! figures all the way to dancing minions. Check the gallery below for images, and after the jump read for full descriptions of some of the products that should be available in stores.
Despicable Me 2 Licensing Program Fact Sheet
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2.
Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru, his adorablegirls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters. Below follows a sampling of licensed products that will be available at retailers nationwide this summer in support of the all-new movie, Despicable Me 2, opening in theaters July 3, 2013.
Thinkway Toys: Dancing Dave– An 8-inch talking action figure from Thinkway that grooves to music and sounds. He talks, he sings, he dances –Dave is going to be your new best friend to boogie with, so put on your dancing shoes! Suggested retail price: $34.99.
Thinkway Toys: Talking Action Figure Series – These talking action figures from Thinkway include more than 25 sayings in the original movie voices. Each Minion also includes a special “mode”, including LOL Mode, Banana Mode and Singing Mode to double the fun. Talking Action Figure Series includes Minions Stuart, Dave and Tim and Gru. Suggested retail price: $34.99.
Thinkway Toys: Fart Gun– For the rambunctious kids (and adults!) who love toilet humor, they won’t be able to get enough of this Despicable Me 2Minion gadget by Thinkway. By pressing the trigger you will engage both light and fart sound effects, and if you want a fruitier smell to accompany the flatulence, there will be a banana scented version as well. Suggested retail price: $19.99.
Thinkway Toys: Collector’s Edition Action Figure Series– These collector’s edition figures from Thinkway feature moving heads, eyes and mouths and will talk back to you in original movie voices that contain more than 30 sayings! Collector’s editionsinclude a 9-inch Minion Dave, a 14-inch Gru and an 11-inch Agnes, which all retail at $59.99. In addition to being chatty, when you press Dave and Agnes’s clothing, they’ll serenade you with a tune.
Thinkway Toys: Minion Mobile– Minions are on the move! This 9-inch vehicle by Thinkway includes an infrared remote control to operate it from a distance. When you press the “talk” button on the mobile you can hear original Minion voices and when you place a second Minion in the back of the vehicle, they will bop happily as it drives away! Suggested retail price:$44.99.
Thinkway Toys: Bedtime Agnes Plush– Get ready to meet your new, cuddly best friend. This plush 12-inch doll from Thinkway is soft and huggable. She’s wearing light up slippers and can chat you to sleep in her original movie voice, so there’s no need to be afraid of the dark! Suggested retail price: $34.99
Thinkway Toys: Action Figures– These highly detailed figures from Thinkway can pose any which way! You’ll want to collect them all, from Gru and Dr. Nefario to the whole Minion gang. Suggested retail price: $4.99.
Thinkway Toys: Minion Surprise Figures– These highly detailed 2-inch collectible figuresfrom Thinkway come with display stands – you can collecteveryone from Minions Dave, Tom, Stuart, Tim and Carl to Dr. Nefario and the Unicorn, among others. Suggested retail price: $2.99.
Hasbro: MONOPOLY Despicable Me 2 Edition Game – The MONOPOLY game has never been this mischievous! Assemble the Minions! Gru is back with a villainous plan to take over the MONOPOLY game. Spin the Minion to make your move, collect Banana Bucks fast, and own all your favorite Despicable Meproperties. Suggested retail price: $19.99.
Hasbro: OPERATION Despicable Me 2Edition Game – Whaaa’?! Stuart’s having a bad, bad day. He accidentally swallowed some unicorn fluff, his noggin’s gone nutty, and his tongue is toxic! What’s a Minion to do?! Operate! It’s the same classic OPERATION game fun, plus the wacky humor of Minions! Suggested retail price: $19.99.
Funko: Despicable Me 2 Dave Pop! Vinyl Figure – This Despicable Me 2Movie Minion Dave Pop! Vinyl Figure features the unpredictably hilarious Minion wearing his overallsand rendered in the adorable Pop! Vinyl figure format. Measures 3 3/4-inches tall. Suggested retail price: $9.99. Minion Carl Pop! Vinyl Figure also available.
Funko: Despicable Me 2 Agnes Pop! Vinyl Figure – One of the adorable little girls fromDespicable Me 2is even more adorable as a stylized vinyl figure! This Despicable Me 2Movie Agnes Pop! Vinyl Figure features the youngest of the three sisters rendered in the cute Pop! Vinyl figure format. Measures 3 3/4-inches tall. Suggested retail price: $9.99.
Funko: Despicable Me 2 Gru Pop! Vinyl Figure – Gru fromDespicable Me 2as an awesomely stylized vinyl figure! This Despicable Me 2Movie Gru Pop! Vinyl Figure features the (former?) super-villain of the film rendered in the adorable Pop! Vinyl figure format. Measures 3 3/4-inches tall. Suggested retail price: $9.99.
Basic Fun: Despicable Me 2View Master®– See your favorite Despicable Mecharacters like never before – in vivid View Master 3D! In partnership with Fisher-Price, Basic Fun has developed the Despicable Me 2View Master including a new internal design that provides a 50% brighter and larger image with a smoother operation and a new focus on 3D adventures featuring 21 images (across three reels) to tell the Despicable Mestory. Suggested retail price: $9.99 (viewer), $4.99 (reel pack), $14.99 (gift set including the viewer, three reels and a branded case)
Ceaco: Despicable Me 2Puzzles- Each of these puzzles is 100 pieces of fun with (former?) super-villain Gru, his adorable girls and the unpredictably hilarious Minions! Sit down with your kiddos after seeing the all-new comedy adventure and recreate one of the scenes to enjoy Minion madness all over again at home. As each piece fits together, you’ll keep the laughs going with these puzzles. Ages 3+. SRP: $6.99
In addition to toys and games, Despicable Me 2products will be available this summer in a wide range of categories:
•Exclusive Despicable Mefranchise game for iOS and Android releasing June 2013 (Gameloft)
•T-shirts for boys, girls, men and juniors (Hybrid Apparel)
•iPhone, iPad, iPod cases and accessories (Huckleberry)
•Mobile, game console, laptop skins (MusicSkins)
•Mobile, tablet, e-reader accessories and ear buds/headphones (Bytech)
•Minion-shaped USB flash drives (EP Holdings)
•Storybooks, Novelizations, Junior Readers (Little,Brown Books for Young Readers)
•Coloring and Activity Books (Dalmatian Press)
•Paint-by-Number and Marker-by-Number Activity Books (Cra-Z-Art)
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•Backpacks, lunch bags (Accessory Innovations)
•Notebooks, folders, pencils, pens (MZ Berger)
Thinkway Toys are currently available at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide. Other Despicable Me 2 licensed products will be available at retailers nationwide beginning May 2013.