The gibberish-speaking crew of little yellow creatures has finally hit the big time. “Minions” sees its adorable animated stars Stuart, Bob and Kevin promoted from supporting characters in “Despicable Me” to leading
men monsters of their first full-length feature when the comedy hits theaters on July 10.
And the frenzy surrounding the golden trio’s big screen debut is positively mind-boggling to most grownups. Children (READ: marketing teams) refer to it as: Genius.
Fans can purchase everything from yellow Tic Tacs to cell phone cases emblazoned in the Minions’ likeness, and even a McDonald’s Happy Meal toy that spews profanity (allegedly).
Here are six of the most curious merchandising items to stock up on now.
1. The “Did I Hear That Right?” McDonald’s Happy Meal toy: Would you like a side of profanity served up with your fries? According to some outraged adults, the “Minions” movie Happy Meal toys that have been rolled out across McDonald’s restaurants nationwide are teaching their children profanity, specifically: “What the f–k?” A spokesperson for McDonald’s told Mashable that the toys say: “para la bukay,” “hahaha” and “eh eh,” adding, “The allegation that this toy is saying anything offensive or profane is not true.”
2. Limited Edition Minions Tic Tacs: Keep your breath minty fresh. After all, they pretty much resemble the Minions in shape and size.
3. Minions Crochet iPhone Case: Your favorite movie stars will always be close at hand with this handmade crocheted cell phone case.
4. Minion Dog Costume: Help your pooch get in on the action with this hilarious get-up, complete with goggles and tiny blue overalls.
5. Minions Seat Belt: Lock in your favorite characters with an adjustable
Minions seatbelt, the perfect way to dress up any ride.
6. Minions Duct Tape: Let’s be honest, duct tape has never been attractive – until now. Help the “Despicable Me 2” alums stick around with this cartoon-covered Duck Tape available in more than 100 different patterns.
With voices provided by Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, and director Pierre Coffin as the Minions, the animated comedy hits theaters on July 10. Watch the trailer below:
– Written by Dana Zepeda