Despicable Me 2 has arrived at Toys ‘R’ Us, with a full range of toys based on the Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment film now available throughout the U.S.
Among the product available at Toys ‘R’ Us this month are exclusive items from Thinkway Toys such as a banana-scented fart blaster, plush characters, collectible action figures, a build-your-own Minion figure and a Minion missile launcher.
"The first installment of Despicable Me was a blockbuster hit and fans worldwide immediately fell in love with Gru, Agnes, Margo, Edith and of course, the Minions," says Lisa Harnisch, senior vice president, general merchandising manager, Toys ‘R’ Us, U.S. "We worked closely with our valued partners to be the first retailer to offer Despicable Me 2 merchandise, including fun exclusive items sold only in our stores, providing customers the opportunity to experience all the excitement of the movie before it hits theaters."
Beginning May 30, the retailer will also feature Despicable Me 2 versions of Monopoly and Operation alongside the Thinkway range in a dedicated feature shop.
"We are thrilled that Toys ‘R’ Us has quickly brought Despicable Me 2 products to shelves, making its stores the ultimate Despicable Me 2 destination," says Jamie Stevens, senior vice president of global retail development, Universal Partnerships & Licensing. "The company's excitement for this film is yet another great example of Toys ‘R’ Us knowing exactly what its customers want and its commitment to providing them with the most expansive and unique assortment of merchandise available."
Despicable Me 2 arrives in theaters July 3.