Ever wanted to dress up as your favourite LEGO characters? Well now you can as Disguise have announced a partnership with The LEGO Group to produce a range of Halloween, role play and accessories based on the world of LEGO. These will presumably feature characters from Ninjago, Friends, Nexo Knights, The LEGO Movie and other popular LEGO IP themes. Funnily enough I was just thinking how cool the Wacky Scientist from the new Minifigures Monsters series would be as a Halloween costume. Unfortunately this new announcement only mentions kid sized products, but you can check the announcement out below. (Please note the feature image does not represent the costumes in question, but in place of official imagery, it’s the best we could find)
POWAY, Calif., Aug 31, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Disguise, Inc., the Halloween costume division of leading toy manufacturer, JAKKS Pacific, Inc. JAKK, +1.17% announced today that it has secured a licensing agreement with the LEGO Group to “construct” children’s Halloween costumes, role play and accessories based on popular LEGO® characters. The multi-year, multi-category agreement grants Disguise rights to distribute its LEGO licensed products across channels in North America, Europe, Korea and China.
“The LEGO brand is full of aspirational characters that kids love and want to be. We are very excited to be partnering with the LEGO Group to design and create innovative costumes and accessories based on their inspirational and iconic characters,” said Joe Anton, President of Disguise, Inc.
“We are thrilled to be working with Disguise to produce official LEGO costumes. This is a great opportunity for us to enable children to truly become their favorite LEGO character and engage in their favorite LEGO play experience in a new way,” says Andrea Ryder, Senior Director, Licensing, the LEGO Group.
The LEGO costumes from Disguise are scheduled to be available at retailers in fall 2016.
About Disguise, Inc.
Since 1987, Disguise has been a leader in the Halloween industry creating innovative and trend setting costumes and accessories. Based in San Diego, Disguise produces costumes and accessories under many of the world’s leading licensed brands as well as its own proprietary brands for the nation’s largest retailers including specialty, party and pop up stores. As a wholly owned subsidiary of JAKKS Pacific since 2008, Disguise designs and manufactures millions of costumes for the American and other markets worldwide each year bringing smiles and creating memories for kids and adults alike. To see Disguise’s extensive Halloween collection, please visit www.disguise.com.
Disguise is a trademark of Disguise, Inc.
About JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. JAKK, +1.17% is a leading designer and marketer of toys and consumer products with a wide range of products that feature popular brands and children’s toy licenses. JAKKS’ diverse portfolio includes Action Figures, Electronics, Dolls, Dress-Up, Role Play, Halloween Costumes, Kids Furniture, Vehicles, Plush, Art Activity Kits, Seasonal Products, Infant/Pre-School, Construction Toys, Ride-On Vehicles, Wagons, Inflatable Environments and Tents, Impulse Toys and Pet Products sold under various proprietary brands including JAKKS Pacific®, Road Champs®, Funnoodle®, Plug It In & Play TV Games™, Kids Only!®, Tollytots®, Disguise®, Moose Mountain® and Maui®. JAKKS is an award-winning licensee of several hundred nationally and internationally known trademarks including Nickelodeon®, Warner Bros.®, DC Comics and Saban’s Power Rangers®. DreamPlay Toys, LLC is a joint venture between JAKKS Pacific, Inc. and NantWorks LLC to develop, market and sell toys and related consumer products incorporating NantWorks’ proprietary iD recognition technology. www.jakks.com
About The LEGO Group:
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK, Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials.
Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.
© 2015 JAKKS Pacific, Inc. All rights reserved.