Mattel to make line of ‘Top Gun’ toys ahead of sequel release

TOP GUN

Tom Cruise in a scene from the 1986 film "Top Gun" produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Photo by Gannett News Service/Paramount Pictures.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Toymaker Mattel Inc. announced Friday it has been named global toy partner for Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun franchise ahead of the sequel “Top Gun: Maverick,” which is scheduled to hit theaters in June 2020.

The deal gives Mattel the rights to toys across multiple categories, including die-cast vehicles and aircraft, play sets, games and other toys.

“The new line will bring moments from both the classic film and the sequel to life, appealing to fans of all ages,” Mattel said in a statement.

“We are thrilled to bring Top Gun to life for both kids and their parents who undoubtedly fell in love with the franchise over 30 years ago,” Mattel’s Chief Franchise Management Officer Janet Hsu said. “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.”

The new line of toys will be available globally ahead of the sequel’s U.S. premiere.

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