In 2015 Illumination’s Minions got their first solo feature film. While Gru eventually showed up, most of the runtime was dedicated to the little yellow beans and their nonsense. Somehow the Minions became a sensation with aunts across Facebook. The mischievous creatures appeared as images on status posts every single friggin’ day. Many aunties were unfollowed; I can attest to that.
To commemorate seven years of Minions surpassing their master in popularity, Beast Kingdom has created an unexpectedly large statue of Kevin, Stuart, and Bob as they hitchhike to “Orlando.” Of course, if you’ve seen the film, you know this doesn’t exactly go as planned. But, after some trial and error, the Minions finally figure out a way to thumb a ride.
This hefty Beast Kingdom statue captures that moment from the Minions’ first solo feature film. By “hefty,” I mean this thing is 34.5cm tall by 35cm wide. The price also matches the size, as this thing clocks in at $359.99. Unfortunately, only 3,000 of these statues are being made. So, if you really, for whatever reason, must have a giant Minions statue, click here to pre-order. Kevin, Bob, and Stuart should ship out in March 2023.
Meticulosity handcrafted and painted, each statue is bursting with the vibrant yellow and jean-colored blue that the characters have become famous for. The three little friends are ready to take on a desk near you with their individually numbered plaques and highly detailed base. A collectors statue of the highest degree, and one for true fans of the craziest animated characters to ever grace our screens.
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem opened in Universal Orlando long before the little yellow jerks got their standalone movie. Still, it has been apparent that Illumination’s franchise would grow within the park in recent years. First, it was just the old The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera building, but now they’re spreading across the road to where Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies attraction and Shrek 4D once stood. So how long until the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is the Minions’ Roller Coaster? Will this madness never end?! OK, if it means Fast & Furious – Supercharged gets a less cringy makeover, I may be all for it, actually.
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