Illumination’s mission to “Free the Fun” this summer will see a slew of fun new playthings inspired by the Minions, leading into their highly anticipated return to the big screen in Minions: The Rise of Gru next year. While the adorable figures, playsets, LEGO kits and flatulence-based weaponry of the new toy line are all winners, we’re excited to offer our readers the chance to win something special this month thanks to our pals at Universal Brand Development: the Exploding Minions card game! And what’s more, you can play with a chatty little buddy by your side with Babble Otto.
The first licensed spin on the popular Exploding Kittens (the No. 1 most-backed project in Kickstarter history), which has sold over 15 million games, is a family-friendly version of the Russian Roulette-style diversion that includes new card types and fun new illustrations of the Minions as reimagined by The Oatmeal. Suitable for players age 7 and up, Exploding Minions is available now from Target and Exploding Kitten (coming soon to Walmart) with an SRP of $19.99.
From Mattel, the Rise of Gru-inspired Babble Otto toy features nine different ways to play, 20+ sounds and phrases and state-of-the-art tech for a realistic Minionese experience. By moving Otto around in various ways to inspire different funny responses, or put the sacred stone in his pocket to get a big reaction! And when you’re done, just lay Otto down and he’ll sing himself to sleep with a lullaby. Available from Amazon, Target and Walmart for SRP $29.99.
Enter for your chance to win by selecting the correct answer to the trivia question below and emailing it with your name, address and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Exploding Minions Giveaway”.
Question: In the Minions movie, which character from another popular European toon makes a cameo during Villain-Con?
A. Red Rackham (Tintin)
B. Gargamel (The Smurfs)
C. Dubbelosix (Asterix)
D. Cardinal Richelieu (Dogtanian)