The animals’ superpowers range from the extraordinary shapeshifting, infrared vision and magnetism to the silly powers of stinking and super-sticky feet. Among the featured species are the sunflower sea star, dingo, spotted hyena and amur leopard. There’s also a rare surprise collectible item in the mix that Yowie will reveal later this year.
“For the first time in Yowie history, we are including insects in a collection of Yowie figurines,” said Cynthia Thayer, Global CMO at Yowie Group.. “Collectors can be on the lookout for a peacock tarantula and a rusty-patched bumble bee. 'Animals with Superpowers' also include two new species discovered in recent years – a mutable rain frog discovered in 2009 and a ruby-eyed green pit viper discovered in 2011. There’s even an opportunity to obtain Nap and Crag as collectable glitter characters.”
From an animal that can carry 10 times its natural weight to an arachnid that can taste and smell with the hairs on its body, children and families will delight in learning about a new variety of endangered species. With this new limited-edition collection, Yowie hopes "Animals with Superpowers" will inspire fans to learn about the natural world and spread the message of conservation.
“While comic book superheroes are amazing, their powers are pretend,” said Mark Schuessler, Global CEO at Yowie Group. “We’re excited to bring genuine superhero animals to kids who are eager to learn about the world and its inhabitants. There’s an opportunity to obtain 20 new collectibles, including 18 incredibly fascinating endangered animals. Yowie values providing 100 percent milk chocolate treats to children while also making learning about wildlife and endangered species fun.”
Yowie surprise-inside chocolate eggs can be found in more than 30,000 retail outlets across the United States, including Walmart, Albertson’s, HEB, Food Lion, Ahold, Meijer, Walgreens, Family Dollar, 7Eleven, Speedway, Circle K and Loves, or online at Amazon.com.