official shrek packaging photos here
Toys Begin Creeping into Stores Everywhere
Friday, April 27, 2001



Toys Begin Creeping into Stores Everywhere

April 27, 2001


The pre-movie buzz for the new DreamWorks animated film Shrek has started in a big way. Critics are starting to sit up and take notice of what promises to be one of the premiere films of the summer. Starring the voice talents of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow, the CG animated film opens May 18.

    This is McFarlane Toys' first master toy license and we're excited about the variety of product we're releasing.

    • Shrek 6-inch, featuring Shrek, Dragon-Battlin' Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad's Mascot and Lord Farquaad.

    • Shrek Super-Size, featuring fully articulated Shrek and Donkey figures with talking phrases.

    • Shrek 3-inch Assortment, featuring virtually every character in the Shrek movie. The collection of 3-inch figures will be released in three sets of multi-packs: Shrek & Friends, Duloc Dungeon Crew and Fairy Tale Friends.

    • Shrek Bean Bag Plush, featuring Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and Gingerbread Man, each with sound.

    • Shrek Plush, featuring Shrek and Donkey plush dolls.

    • Shrek Playsets, featuring Wrestlin' Shrek (6-inch scale), Shrek's Swamp House (3-inch scale), the Deluxe Dragon boxed figure (3-inch scale), the Swamp Bath (3-inch scale), the Outhouse (3-inch scale) and the Duloc Dungeon.

    In addition to all standard lines, the Kroger's retail chain will have an exclusive Shrek package, featuring four mini-figures available only in Kroger's stores.

Word has it the figures are already trickling into toy stores (a couple weeks early). If they haven't gotten to your area yet, here are a few photos of the toys in their packaging.