Move over 'Hello Kitty', seems the Minions are everywhere you look in the Stateline. In the past month, I have found Minions looking at me from all directions. Here's the latest examples. Have you seen these Minions around town?


I remember the day when 'Hello Kitty' was everywhere. Seems the shelf space has been taken over by Minions. They are cute, fun, and carefree, and can take a beating like the rest of us. Here are just a few of the Minion items I have come across this past month alone.

While at the McHenry County Fair, you can win Minions in the Midway.

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While shopping with my wife at Hancock Fabrics, I came across Minion Bead Kits.

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While shopping at Bed Bath and Beyond, Minions are now edible in the form of 'Peeps'. Yes, 'Peeps'.

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That's just the beginning. Minions have their own merchandise website featuring Minion knit hats, jumbo talking dolls, decorative pillows, soft slippers, toys, games, DVD's and more.

Believe it or not, I cam across their own Facebook page too.

Keep your eyes open and it seems everywhere you look, you'll see a Minion looking you in the 'eye'.

Forget about the White Christmas. This Christmas is shaping up to be a Minion Christmas.

Maybe they will take over the world after all.