Every year, major brands across the world scramble to release their Chinese New Year (CNY) themed products in time for the festive season. Everything from shoes, beauty products, and even toys are being made with the image of Chinese people ringing in the Lunar New Year in mind.
In this series, we will show you some of this year’s best and also, the weirdest Chinese New Year themed goods.
Last week, we showed you all the Chinese New Year themed footwear for 2021. This week, it’s all about toys!
It’s a yearly tradition. Every year, LEGO releases super detailed LEGO sets of LEGO folks celebrating Chinese New Year. There are flowers, animals, even mobile phones. This year’s special Nian figurine looks amazing!
This year, LEGO has The Story Of Nian and Spring Lantern Festival sets, which would both make beautiful display pieces, for any LEGO enthusiast. It’s also a fun way to teach children about the festivities and familiarize them with the motifs of the occasion.
The bright red bull, for example, can be a conversation starter on the Chinese zodiac.
The Story of Nian LEGO set can be purchased here from Shopee for $98.88 (U.P. $109.90).
The Spring Lantern Festival LEGO set is also on Shopee for $139.88 (U.P. $159.90).
Barbie has a wardrobe bigger than any pop diva so it’s no surprise she also owns a cheongsam.
This Chinese New Year 2021 edition of Barbie isn’t presently available in Singapore but we won’t be surprised if she pops up on say, Carousell, one day.
Chinese New Year is a time of gatherings and reunions. So it’s only right for there to be a Chinese New Year Monopoly set. Anything that facilitates spending quality time together, right? It’s probably why there isn’t a Chinese New Year Cards edition for games like say, Cards Against Humanity.
The Monopoly CNY Set can be found on Toys’ R’ Us for $39.99 (U.P. $49.99).
No, really, I’m serious.
There’s going to be a Chinese New Year edition of DC Univese’s Batman. It’s going to be all red and gold. Although it looks very, very bad for stealth, we’re sure DC Universe has come up with a suitable backstory for what Batman is dressed like this.
If you want this one-of-a-kind action figure of the caped crusader, you can pre-order it on Oh My Primus, a toy store located just beside Paya Lebar MRT.
It’s expected to be about $40 and estimated time of arrival is March, which is well after Chinese New Year!
I’m also intrigued that DC chose Batman, the guy that’s always in black and not Ironman, who is pretty much already always decked in CNY colours.
It appears though, that an artist with the Twitter handle @Saxon_Kwok already has the same idea.
Here is his rendition of the God of Fortune, who looks like a cross between an ancient Chinese warrior and the rich eccentric so beloved by millions of fans worldwide.
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