With great movies come great merchandising...Despicable Me 2 is such a great success that a lot of toys have been flying off shelves.
If you are a keen observer you would have noticed the overwhelming amount of merchandising around the minions, which comes with a larger role in the new movie. In fact, minions are so popular that there is already a Minions spin-off scheduled for next Christmas. That means the Despicable Me Minions are going to be in very high demand so get yours while you still can.
Below is our list of favorite Despicable Me 2 toys and collectibles.
Despicable Me 2 Fart Blaster ($19.99) - While you need to have a sense of humor to enjoy this toy, it’s easily understandable why kids love this; it makes a variety of different fart noises that brings out the inner child in all of us. $19.99 for a farting machine might seem a little steep, but your bubbie’s laughing and cackling will be more than worth the money. This also comes with a banana-scented edition at $34.99 that emits a slight banana scent every time you press the fart button. However, the scent is not refillable so once it’s used up that’s it. Given the scent is not refillable, unless you absolutely want it, the regular Fart Blaster will be plenty fun! Requires two AA batteries.
Despicable Me 2 9-inch Talking Figure - Dave ($64.99) - Unlike their smaller-sized talking minion counterparts (Despicable Me 2 Minion Tim Singing Action Figure (8"), Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave Talking Action Figure (8"), Despicable Me 2 Minion Stuart Laughing Action Figure (8")), this 9-inch interactive version is worth the $25-$30 upgrade. It is truly like having your own minion. You simply speak to it and it will speak back and even sing a song if you press on its chin. Because this comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity from Minion Tim, this is definitely a collectors’ item. The real cloth overalls is also a nice touch. The 8” versions are also great if you don’t need the interaction aspect. NOTE: It comes with instructions on how to prevent arm, skin and mechanism damage so it’s not for younger kids. It also drains quite a bit of battery so get rechargeable ones. Requires four AA batteries.
Despicable Me 2 Deluxe Action Figure Series ($14.99) - We love this series for the functionality given the price tag. It comes with a detachable rocket launcher / fart dart launcher depending on which minion you get. Each standing at approx. 4.5”, these are the perfect size for tiny hands. As with other minions, their arms and feet are completely movable so you can position them in any posture you want. The tips of the darts are made of soft plastic so they won’t hurt your bubbie. The last of this series is the Build A Minion Baby Carl, where small accessories can be attached to build your own special Carl. The quality and detail in these little guys are quite good considering the size and price tag.
Despicable Me 2 - Evil One Eyed Purple Minion 10” Plush ($39.99) - While these are the “evil” minions, they are still insanely popular. Maybe it’s their twitchiness or how they remind kids that evil “monsters” aren’t so scary after all. Because there isn’t a lot of merchandising around the purple minions, at least not like the yellow ones, this is one of those few options for fans of the purple minion.
Despicable Me 2 Plush Clip-On Minion ($8.99) - This is the perfect way to take your minions with you everywhere you go, including school. Kids can attach these clip-ons onto their backpacks, keychains or whatever else they fancy. These clip-ons also features a zippered pouch that is perfect for carrying smaller items like pocket change. At 7” tall excluding the clip, these are amazing adorable.