Toys “R” Us will release Monster 500, an exclusive line that features 10 characters as well as two play sets. The characters are racing for one of five teams in the speed competition Monster 500, and each character will be sold as a small, 3-inch die-cast vehicle. Customers can also collect select large character feature vehicles standing 4 inches high and 5 inches long.
The characters of the Monster 500 line will be released in two Invasions. Invasion One includes Zoom Zombie (Team: The Driving Dead), Lead Foot (Team: Lunatic Legends), Flattop Frank (Team: The Experi-Mentals), Evil Clownevil (Team: Freak Force), and CrocPot (Team: Animal Asylum). Invasion Two features Drac Attack (Team: The Driving Dead), Captain Heinous from Uranus (Team: Lunatic Legends), Dr. Jerkyl and Mr. Ride (Team: The Experi-Mentals), Turbo Chainsaw Massacre (Team: Freak Force), and Werewolf Blitzer (Team: Animal Asylum). The assortment also includes the Monster 500 Graveyard Gauntlet Track Set and the Monster 500 Toxic Terror Trap Playset.
Monster 500 toys are now available for presale at toysrus.com and will begin selling in stores nationwide on October 15. The company plans to expand the Monster 500 assortment with additional characters and new products, including the introduction of Invasion Three and Invasion Four next spring. Also, the Monster 500 app will be available for Android and iOS October 15 when the toys hit shelves. The app allows fans to bring their monster characters to life in a racing game. Each Monster 500 vehicle and play set comes with a trading card that can be used to unlock each character’s digital counterpart.