This news actually broke a couple of days ago, but it looks like almost everyone missed it because of Comic-Con. Mattel has announced that they’ll be the new Global Partner for the Top Gun franchise license. If they do something like they’ve done with the recent Jurassic Park Legacy figures, we could be in for some fun figures. It’s expected the figures and vehicles for both Top Gun and the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick will be included in the license. Check out the press release below:
Mattel Named Global Toy Partner for TOP GUN Franchise
Agreement for rights to create licensed toys for the highly-anticipated TOP GUN: MAVERICK, scheduled to debut in theaters in summer 2020
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced it has been named global toy partner for Paramount Pictures’ TOP GUN franchise, ahead of the highly-anticipated sequel, TOP GUN: MAVERICK, scheduled to debut in theaters in June 2020.
Mattel has the rights to toys across multiple categories, including die-cast vehicles and aircrafts, playsets, games and other toys. The new line will bring moments from both the classic film and the sequel to life, appealing to fans of all ages.
“We are thrilled to bring TOP GUN to life for both kids and their parents who undoubtedly fell in love with the franchise over thirty years ago,” said Janet Hsu, Chief Franchise Management Officer of Mattel. “Our design-led approach has allowed us to recreate the high-octane action from the movie with a line of toys that will impress fans of all ages.”
“TOP GUN: MAVERICK is one of the most anticipated movies next summer,” said Pam Kaufman, President, Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products. “The film has multi-generational appeal and lends itself to vehicle and role play toy categories. TOP GUN: MAVERICK has all the ingredients to be a hit in theatres, as well as retail aisles.”
The line will be available globally ahead of the U.S. premiere scheduled to be released in June 2020.