Burger King restaurants and DHX Brands will team up for a global promotion for DHX’s boys’ action property, Slugterra. Burger King restaurants will feature Slugterra alongside Lalaloopsy toys in Kids’ Meals globally throughout May. Guests will have four different Slugterra toys to choose from and collect during the month.
Jakks Pacific has extended its contract for the hit boys action property Slugterra from Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc. The toy manufacturer’s Slugterra toy line launched in the U.S. in February of 2013, several months after the series’ premiere in October of 2012.
Originally consisting of collectible slug figures, blasters, and darts, Jakks Pacific has since expanded the line to include human action figures, vehicles, plush, and stretchy velocimorph flyers. New styles of blasters and darts, as well as several waves of new slug figures have also been introduced.
To date, Jakks Pacific’s Slugterra toys have launched in dozens of countries, and the inclusion of exclusive game codes for Nerd Corps’ online Slugterra games and mobile game, Slug It Out!, will soon be implemented globally. The fourth wave of slug figures is slated to arrive at Toys “R” Us across the U.S. this fall, accompanied by a Toys “R” Us-exclusive 10-pack of the second wave of slugs.
Nerd Corps recently announced a green light for a third season of Slugterra, slated to begin rolling out next summer. Jakks Pacific, meanwhile, will introduce new waves of toys through next year.
Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Nerd Corps Entertainment, announced the release of Slugterra: Slugs Unleashed, an all-new DVD collection based on Nerd Corp’s animated action series. The DVD includes 5 episodes and bonus content including a look behind the scenes of Slugterra, plus bonus animated Slugisodes.
Slugterra is set underground where the ammo is alive, and every cavern holds a new adventure, a new battle, and new slugs to be discovered. The plot revolves around Eli Shane and his desire to be the greatest slugslinger in Slugterra, and to protect Slugterra from enemies while he father is missing. Episodes include: The Slug Run, Shadows and Light, Dawn of the Slug, Club Slug, Endangered Species, and the DVD bonus features include a look behind the scenes and additional Slugisodes. Slugterra: Slugs Unleashed is available in stores June 18.
Teletoon has teamed up with Nerd Corps Entertainment to develop a new 52 x 11-minute 3-D animated series, Endangered Species. The comedy series, aimed at kids ages 6 to 11, follows the antics of a recently liberated pet bunny and a stump-winged seagull as they try to survive in a wilderness that’s becoming more urban. The show is currently under development.