Source: The Noble Collection/The Pop Insider

A host of classic properties from NBCUniversal are getting new collectibles thanks to a newly expanded licensing agreement between The Noble Collection and Universal Brand Development.

The Noble Collection plans to expand its line of “Toyllectible” figures and products, including stationery, candle holders, bookends, jewelry, and more with new properties, including Illumination’s Minions and Despicable Me, Universal Monsters, DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and more.

“These classic and entertaining franchises have sparked the imagination and captured the hearts of people around the world for decades,” says Julian Montoya, senior vice president, The Noble Collection. “We are excited to expand our partnership with Universal Brand Development to provide fans and collectors of all ages with an opportunity to celebrate their connection with these amazing characters and stories. This relationship is an excellent example of The Noble Collection’s commitment to collaborate with globally recognized franchises powered by passionate fandoms as we strive to be the premier developer of Toyllectible products.”


The company plans to extend its recently launched BendyFigs line with collectible figures based on E.T., DreamWorks’ Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and Madagascar, and horror properties, including Happy Death Day, The Purge, and more.

Next year, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Amblin Entertainment’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Noble Collection will debut an E.T. commemorative collection — including a Collector Plush — based on the iconic film from director Steven Spielberg.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.