On Dec. 11, Walmart stores in the U.S. will be the first to offer 5 Surprise Mini Fashion collectibles. The new range features more than 40 real fabric fashion bags and accessories for kids to collect. More than two dozen fully functional handbags and clutch purses are in the assortment, each featuring soft fabric construction with fine details and stitching. The surprise accessories include pretend makeup, sunglasses, jewelry, and stickers.
“Fashion is all about mixing the hottest trends with those timeless classics, and with 5 Surprise being the ultimate trend in collectibles, this new series of miniature functioning handbags was an obvious next step for us,” says ZURU’s Global Brand Director Aneisha Vieira. “Each capsule includes a hand-stitched fabric bag that’s fully functional, with stunning fine details and other fashion accessories, and with an eye towards sustainability, we are proud to introduce a new more eco-friendly capsule.”
The eco-friendly capsule is a simpler design when compared to the previous 5 Surprise assortments. The individual compartments have been eliminated, as have the plastic wrappers that contained the toys. The two-part, round capsules are now made from certified recycled plastic and come wrapped in a PET-based film. The surprises in each capsule are encased in paper baggies.
“We are committed to being a leader in the toy industry when it comes to utilizing more sustainable materials in our top-selling lines,” says ZURU’s Global Marketing Director Henry Gordon. “We are working hard to reduce our carbon footprint and to infuse more eco-friendly materials while continuing to deliver a top-quality play experience. These capsules made from recycled plastic are a meaningful step in that direction, and deliver on ZURU’s 10-year sustainability initiative and goal to help make a global impact in this area.”
At launch, the Mini Fashion collection includes 25 real fabric fashion bags, including two rare bags, and accessories. Each collectible capsule carries an MSRP of $9.99.