Japanese designer VERDY has collaborated with the iconic Despicable Me character Minions in 2020, and to celebrate the new movie Minions: The Rise of Gru (Tiny Soldiers 2: The Rise of Gru / Minions 2), the two are teaming up again to release their latest co-branded collection.
The collection will feature zip-up jackets, hoodies, T-shirts, hats, boards, stickers and key rings, and Minions can be seen alongside VERDY’s iconic original character VICK on the items. The long-sleeved T-shirt and zip-up jacket feature Illumination, Minions: The Rise of Gru, and the Wasted Youth logo on the left chest, while VERDY’s classic tulip can design is combined and transformed with Minions.
Scott Schiraj, franchise director of Universal Brand Development, said of the collaboration, “Illumination’s Minions are global fashion leaders and their influence on pop culture and fashion is undeniable. Our first Minions x Verdy collaboration sold out in less than a minute. With fan demand, we are excited to team up with Verdy again for a new capsule collection of Minions: The Rise of Gru, and to partner with our Universal Studios Theme Parks in Hollywood and Osaka to launch the collection exclusively to give fans a sneak peek at these limited-edition products. VERDY
The new VERDY x Minions co-branded collection will be available at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 17, and at Universal Studios Japan on June 24, followed by a special website on July 1.