Mattel has been named global toy partner for Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun franchise, including both the 1986 movie and upcoming sequel, Top Gun: Maverick.
Mattel has the rights to toys across multiple categories, including die-cast vehicles and aircrafts, play-sets and games, and the new line will ‘bring moments from both the classic film and the sequel to life’.
“We are thrilled to bring Top Gun to life for both kids and their parents who undoubtedly fell in love with the franchise over thirty years ago,” said Janet Hsu, Mattel’s Chief Franchise Management Officer.
“Our design-led approach has allowed us to recreate the high-octane action from the movie with a line of toys that will impress fans of all ages.”
Pam Kaufman, President at Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products, added: “Top Gun: Maverick is one of the most anticipated movies next summer. The film has multi-generational appeal and lends itself to vehicle and role play toy categories. Top Gun: Maverick has all the ingredients to be a hit in theatres, as well as retail aisles.”
The line will be available globally ahead of the US premiere of Top Gun: Maverick in June 2020.