Despicable Me fans across the world are no doubt dribbling at the prospect of Minions, an upcoming feature-length film that will see Gru's adorable yellow henchmen set out on an adventure of their very own.
But, with the première still a few months away, how much do we actually know about the year's most hotly-anticipated family flick? Let's find out...
When's the release date? The film comes out on July 10 in the USA, although we lucky Brits get it a little bit earlier; June 26 is the film's UK release date.
What's the story? Minions is a prequel to the Despicable Me films. It will show us the history of the minions, giving us a glimpse of what happened to them before they joined Gru's cause. If you've seen the trailer, you already know some details; the minions have been around since prehistoric times, and the sole purpose of their existence is to serve the world's most despicable supervillains.
After disastrous stints with Genghis Khan, Napoleon, and other historical baddies, they find themselves without a master, and so three brave minions - Kevin, Stuart and Bob - set out to find somebody new to serve.
Who's in it? Well, the minions themselves will all be voiced by Pierre Coffin, who is also the film's co-director. There are big stars elsewhere, though; Sandra Bullock will play Scarlet Overkill, the villainess whom the minions end up trying to woo, while Scarlet's husband Herb will be voiced by Jon Hamm (a.k.a. Don Draper from Mad Men). Michael Keaton, Alison Janney, and Steve Coogan will also star in as-yet-unconfirmed roles.
Will any other established Despicable Me characters make a surprise cameo? Not that we're aware of. There's been no suggestion that Steve Carrell (Gru) will be involved in this movie; nor is there any sign of Russell Brand (Dr Nefario) Miranda Cosgrove (Margo), Dana Gaier (Edith), or Elsie Kate Fisher (Agnes) on the cast list as it stands.
Will there be another proper Despicable Me film? Indeed there will - Despicable Me 3 is tentatively slated for release in 2017, so Gru and his girls will be back in a couple of years.
Can I have my own minion?
Yes you can! Our Talking RC Minions
are huggable, snuggable, and every bit as adorable as their on-screen counterparts. Get yours here
With a mere 149 days to go until the Minions movie is released (149 days, you guys!), excitement is running high here at Gadget Inspector HQ. So high, in fact, that we've decided to indulge you all in a minion-themed deal to make the wait for the movie that little bit more bearable.
So here's the deal: if you purchase an RC Talking Minion
from Gadget Inspector, we'll throw in not one but TWO Despicable Me Masks
absolutely FREE! Not only will you get to play with your very own minion, you'll also get to look
like a minion while you do so!
Bear in mind, though, that our talking minions are selling like HOTCAKES right now. You may not have long left to take advantage of this offer, so click here
and purchase your own minion now, before we run out!
Everybody loved the Despicable Me films, right? And everybody is SUPER excited for the Minions movie that's slated for release next summer, right?!
That's what we thought. Well, we've got good news for everybody: there's a brand new toy in town, and he looks suspiciously similar to those little yellow critters you love so much...
Yes, our Inflatable RC Minion
toy is BACK IN STOCK, and he's had a big of a makeover since last time he was here. For one thing, he looks a lot more like his movie counterparts now - who could resist those big brown eyes and that adorably cheeky grin?
But that's not the only improvement, no sir. The best thing about our new minion toy is not how he looks...but how he sounds.
That's right: this is a TALKING minion toy, and he's just itching to say hello to you! He says nine different phrases, all in the original minion voice from the movies. Being a minion, most of what he says is gibberish, but recognisable sayings include "Banana!", "Whaaat?" and "Woohoo!", along with various laughing, kissing, sighing and babbling noises.
Of course, some things don't need to be changed: our minion toy is still super-cute, super-squishy, and very easy to inflate. You can play with him anywhere - indoors or out - and the RC controller allows you to steer him forwards, backwards, left or right. He can perform 360-degree pirouettes, and if he falls down, he'll get right back up again, all by himself!
Hello there, RC enthusiasts! We have some cracking news for you: the Micro Drone Quadcopter
, one of our best-selling products of all time
, is now BACK IN STOCK!
Better still, there are now three different ways to buy the Micro Drone. Which of the following options will you choose?
Without Camera - £45.99
Select this option if you just want the drone itself - no frills, no add-ons, just the quadcopter and the essential bits and pieces that you'll need to use it!
With Camera - £69.99
An extra twenty-four pounds will net you an attachable camera to go with your quadcopter. It can take photos AND record video footage while it flies!
With Camera & Spare Battery - £70.99
This is the deluxe package, as it were. Not only will you get a quadcopter AND an attachable camera, you'll ALSO get a spare battery for the drone. This allows you to charge one battery while you fly with the other, keeping the RC fun going for twice as long!
Don't fancy the Micro Drone? Click here to see our other RC helicopters.
Summer's almost over, and so is our massive REMOTE CONTROL TOY SALE! In case you've forgotten, allow us to refresh your memory...
- Everything in our Remote Control department is AT LEAST 25% off!
- Some items have seen even BIGGER reductions (more than 40% off, in some cases!)
- But! Sales can't last forever - that's what makes them so special - so be sure to act now and get your awesome new RC toy while it's not too expensive!