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SEAL OF APPROVAL WINNER

Fall 2013

Despicable Me 2 Minion Dave

Back for the sequel, this remarkably spot-on reproduction of the Dave character from the film was a crowd favorite. Minion Dave has loads of unique responses at the ready when your child does any number of actions with the action figure. There are phrases and sounds spoken and uh, expelled, but the most popular effect was how his eyes moved. It just breathed life into the doll and made him all the more appealing. The toy is very stable when you rotate his feet outward making him easy to stand up. The design of the toy also garnered high marks. There is a good mix of hard, durable plastic and soft “skin” for his body. Additionally, the bright vivid colors are true to the animation but also serve to attract and appeal to the age group.

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Recommended Age: 4
Price: $ 44.99

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