The Shazam range of plush prizes from Bandai Namco Amusement Europe looks set to be one of the highlights of this summer season with excitement already building for the associated film’s April release.
Darrell Simmonds, EMEA sales mananger, prize division at Bandai Namco Amusement Europe Ltd, is tipping the company’s Shazam plush range to be one of this season’s biggest hits. Shazam is the latest in the incredible series of DC Comics movies, which have included the massive Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Batman Returns and more.
The joyful movie has a release date of April 2019 in the UK and is hotly anticipated to continue the unsurpassed popularity of recent DC Comics releases. The story surrounds a fostered boy called Billy Batson, who, by speaking the magic word “SHAZAM” (acronym of six “immortal elders”: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury), can transform himself into a costumed adult with the powers of superhuman strength, speed, flight and other abilities. Starring Asher Angel as Billy Batson and Zachary Levi as Shazam, this is the first film version since the 1941 serial Adventures of Captain Marvel (which was the character’s original name). “DC Comics plush is very collectable
and players will be looking out for this latest addition to the range. If you have stocked our retail-quality plush characters before, this is an essential purchase in preparation for the Easter holidays,” said Simmonds.