The Minions from Despicable Me would seem eminently suitable for a cool, customizable construction toy line, but unfortunately we’ll have to settle for Mega Bloks instead. Yes, the Minions will have some interchangeable features, including troll-style rooted hair on the Evil Minions, but the sets shown so far are painfully minimal and feature heavy use of pre-shaped parts.
Don’t expect Gru and his girls yet, either…like the second film, the line seems to be ignoring them. There’s a pattern here: Mega Bloks has Barbie, Hello Kitty and now Minions…dear God. Everything my wife likes is going to Mega Bloks. If this pattern follows, they’ll grab the rights to Precious Moments and vintage Dark Shadows next.