El Chavo Toys are now available in the US.

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Posted July 2, 2013 by Astrid in MatriPuntos

12 Inch Chavo Plush ¡Eso, Eso, Eso!

Whether you  are a Cuban in Miami, a Puerto Rican in the boroughs of Queens, or a Mexican in LA or Houston, El Chavo was (and still is) the 8 year-old boy who we all had in common via our television sets. It did not matter where you lived, he shared our sensibilities, spoke our language, made us laugh, and above all, he was our friend. But, he also became a global phenomenon and a character beloved internationally –  so much that four decades later, the original “El Chavo del 8″ show still reaches 100 million viewers daily (that is more than the Super Bowl viewership on a daily basis). Today, re-runs of “El Chavo del 8” (1971-1992) are watched worldwide in over 90 countries, including Latin America, Brazil, Spain, and of course, the United States.

Toymaker JAKKS Pacific is announcing that it is launching a new line of El Chavo toys that will be available at major retailers by mid August. Attached please find the press release with further details as well as a link to images of toys.  In the meantime, please let us know if you need any additional information and if you will be posting a story or would like to include the toys in any special “back to school/new products/gift guides” pieces that you may be running soon.

The new “El Chavo” toy line includes the following:

 

CHAVODEL8

5” Vinyl Toys (SRP $9.99)

These toys feature five points of articulation and three popular characters from the show: Chavo, Popis and Quico. Recommended age: 3+

 

 

 

 

 

plushupdoll12” Plush Dolls with DVD (SRP $12.99)

The cuddly Chavo, Popis and Quico dolls come packaged with a DVD featuring a full length Spanish-language episode of El Chavo. Also available without DVD. Recommended age: 3+

 

 

miniplushdolls

7” Mini Plush Dolls (SRP $4.99)

These soft dolls include Chavo, Popis, Quico, Ñoño, Don Ramon and Doña Florinda and feature embroidered faces. Recommended age: 3+

 

FINGERPUPPETS

Finger Puppets (SRP $7.99)

The fun finger puppet line includes the entire El Chavo gang and allow enthusiasts to create their own storylines. Recommended age: 3+

 

 

 

DominoesEl Chavo Dominoes (SRP $9.99)

This domino set includes 28 high quality dominoes in a colorful El Chavo tin box. Recommended age: 3+

 

 

 

 

About “El Chavo”

The most-watched television sitcom in Mexican history “El Chavo,” made its debut on Mexican television in 1971. The story focuses around the adventures and tribulations of the title character, El Chavo, an orphan, and other inhabitants of a fictional housing complex. In the U.S., “El Chavo” runs Monday through Friday, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the leading Spanish-language cable network Galavision, part of Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Televisa, the world’s largest Spanish-speaking media conglomerate based in Mexico, created an animated series in 2007 based on the iconic sitcom. “El Chavo Animado” made its American debut on the Univision Network earlier this year. The show airs on Sundays at 4 p.m. ET/PT.


About the Author

Astrid

Periodista con más de 7 años de experiencia en el mundo de las comunicaciones donde ha tenido la oportunidad de entrevistar a grandes celebridades, politicos y personalidades influyentes. Ella posee un bachillerato en Periodismo y una Maestría en Periodismo Multimedios de Florida International University. En el 2012 fundó LatinBlah.com una plataforma digital dirigida al mercado hispano. Rivera también es la anfitriona del programa radial Miami Despierta.

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