Holiday Gift Guide: Despicable Me
(KUTV) If you have children and haven't been living in an isolation chamber, then there is a very good chance that you've been introduced to Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes and an army of yellow troublemakers who speak in a combination of English, French and Spanish.
In 2017 there have only been three films to hit the $1 billion mark: "Beauty and the Beast," "Fate of the Furious" and "Despicable Me 3." The second highest grossing animated film of 2017 was "The Boss Baby" and it finished just short of $500 million worldwide. "Cars 3," a film that you would think shares the same audience and has an equal amount of appeal, topped out $483 million. To say that the Despicable Me franchise is popular would be a massive understatement.
"Despicable Me 3" recently joined the previous three films from the franchise on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K UHD and Digital HD, but there's more than just the movie to consider when it comes to your gift giving.
Minion MiP Turbo Dave
A few years back Wow Wee introduced the world to MiP robots, an interactive toy that reacts to the environment and people around it while spinning around the room on its two wheels. Their "Despicable Me" tie in, Turbo Dave, is an upgraded version of the popular toy that includes Bluetooth compatibility and a free app that allows Dave to be controlled by a mobile device. Dave reacts to movement, gets dizzy and tips over when shaken, knows more than 100 phrases and can even interact with other Despicable Me characters.
Despicable Me Plush Minions
Maybe you aren't crazy about modern gadgets and just want something your child can snuggle up with. They've got those as well.
Despicable Me Plush Buddies
Or, maybe you want a pocket-sized Minion.
Deluxe Action Figures
What about a more traditional action figure? Yes, they've made plenty of those. Some even talk.
Deluxe Talking Figures
Or how about a toy that combines a bit of all of the above? Yes, they have a line of talking, arm-waving, electronic Minions. Their rubbery skin isn't nearly as cuddable as the plush models, but he'll make for the perfect mischievous companion.
And yes, they still make the incredibly popular Fart Blaster.
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