Toys and Costumes From the Movie Despicable Me
Universal Studios has released a new computer-animated movie called Despicable Me in July 2010. While primarily targeted to children, as is usual these days, the movie GRU will also be enjoyed by many adults.
The plot revolves around the main character Gru, a supervillain who needs to pull off something big to maintain his notoriety. In his plan to steal the moon and gain back his reputation, he adopts three little girls to help pull off his heist. In the end, Gru is more interested in being a father to these girls than to being a supervillain.
The movie is witty and funny and contains some memorable characters. There is Agnes who loves unicorns and her two sisters, Edith and Margo. The little yellow minions that help Gru with all his “evil plans” really appeal to children.
Merchandise based on the movie is out although mostly just online so far. There is a game for Nintendo DS, the Wii, and PlayStation 2 where you get to be Gru and plot your next heist. There are also a few books related to the movie included some paperbacks for young readers and a replica of the Sleepy Kitten book that Gru reads to the girls at bedtime.
Plush toys of various characters are also available online. There are a few plush toy minions – Dave, Jorge, and Stewart. There are also plush toy versions of Agnes, Edith and Margo. The most popular toy so far seems to be a stuffed unicorn like the one that Gru won for Agnes at the amusement park.