Unikitty! Lego Sets Now Available At Tesco In The UK
Lego playsets based on Warner Bros. Animation’s and Cartoon Network’s Unikitty! animated series have finally arrived in the UK, the new Lego sets are exclusive to supermarket retailer – Tesco. Six different Unikitty! sets are now available to buy on the Tesco Direct website and in branches of Tesco across the UK. The six playsets are as follows: Unikitty’s Cloud Car; Prince Puppycorn’s Trike; a Party Time Playset with Unikitty, Prince Puppycorn, Master Frown and Hawkodile minifigures; Dr. Fox’s Laboratory with Unikitty, Dr. Fox, Puppycorn and Richard minifigures; a Unikingdom Brick Bucket which includes a simplified version of Unikitty’s castle and also the Unikingdom Fairground Fun playset with Unikitty, Puppycorn, Richard, Dr. Fox, Master Frown and Brock minifigures.
Lego has also updated their website with a brand new microsite for Unikitty!, the new microsite has more information about the new playsets, the characters as well as some stop-motion videos featuring the Unikitty! Lego minifigures in action. The new Unikitty! Lego playsets are expected to launch in the United States and other countries very soon.
Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour Starts 27th July
Throughout the school summer holidays, Cartoon Network UK will be running a Ben 10 tour around the UK called the “Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour”, a specially custom-made trailer branded like The Rustbucket RV motorhome from the animated TV show will be visiting several locations of Toys “R” Us, Tesco and Smyths Toy Superstores. The tour will kick off this Thursday (27/07/2017) at the Tesco Extra branch in Havant, Hampshire and will be visiting an additional 16 locations and will end at the Smyths Toys Superstores branch in Ashford, Kent on Sunday 20th August.
The purpose of the Rustbucket tour is to promote the brand new Ben 10 toy range now available at toy retailers across the UK. The toy range is produced by Playmates Toys and distributed in the UK by Flair (a part of the Giochi Preziosi toy group). Flair has already released a range of collectable “power-up” and “deluxe” figures, “Transform-N-Battle” roleplay items and basic and deluxe versions of the Omnitrix as well as the Rust Bucket playset. The Hero Truck tour will also include an augmented reality experience, where shoppers will be able to transform themselves into their favourite Ben 10 alien. After the UK tour, the Rustbucket will tour around Europe in countries such as Poland, Spain and Italy.
In addition to the tour, branches of The Entertainer, Smyths and Toys “R” Us have put out displays with a Rustbucket design to display the new toy range, kids are able to sit inside the Rustbucket shaped display and pretend that they’re on an adventure that’s out of this world.
Regarding the Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour and the new toy range, Graham Saltmarsh, director of licensing for Cartoon Network Enterprises UK and Northern Europe said:
“We know from our retail partners that immersive fan experiences are in high demand, especially during the summer holidays as parents look for ways to keep their kids entertained. We’re confident these ‘Ben 10’ activations will create a huge sense of excitement as soon as kids arrive at their local store and leave them eager to get their hands on the fantastic new toy range.”
Below are all the dates and locations for the Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour in the UK as listed on the official Cartoon Network UK website:
27th July – TESCO Havant Extra (Solent Road, Havant Hampshire, P09 1TR)
29th July – TESCO Swindon Extra (Ocotal Way, Swindon, SN1 2EH)
30th July – Smyths Toys Superstores (5, A, Cribbs Causeway Retail Park, Bristol, BS34 5TX)
1st August – TESCO Cardiff Extra (Excelsior Estate, Cardiff South Glamorgan, CF14 3AT)
3rd August – TOYS R US (Cross Point Business Park, Coventry, CV2 2SR)
4th August – TOYS R US (Meole Brace Retail Park, Hereford Rd, Shrewsbury SY3 9NB)
5th August – TOYS R US (Wyvern Way, Derby DE21 6NZ)
6th August – TESCO Stretford Extra (Chester Rd, Stretford, Trafford M32 0QW)
8th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Vicarage Ln, Blackpool FY4 4NB)
10th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Glasgow Fort Shopping Park, G34 9DL)
12th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend NE28 9NT)
13th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (15, Crown Point Shopping Park, Leeds LS10 1ET)
14th August – TESCO Hull Street Stephens Extra (Hull St Stephens Centre, Hull, HU2 8LN)
17th August – TESCO Cambridge Bar Hill Extra (15-18 Viking Way, Cambridge, CB23 8EL)
18th August – TOYS R US (London Road, Ipswich, IP8 3TT)
19th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (1 Staples Corner Retail Park, Geron Way, NW2 6LW)
20th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Unit 5 Ashford Retail Park, Barrey Road, TN24 0SG)
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