*This post was written by me on behalf of Jakks Pacific. I received a product sample to review. All opinions are 100% mine.
Growing up, most Latino kids knew and loved El Chavo. He spoke our language, made us laugh with his funny antics, and taught us about friendship. It didn’t matter whether you lived in New York City or Miami, we all felt connected to his kind heart and his enthusiasm. We also loved the rest of his quirky friends and his many unforgettable catchphrases such as “Eso, eso, eso!” (Thassit!, thatssit!, thassit!)
What many people don’t know is that El Chavo was also a global phenomenon and is beloved internationally as much as he is here in the United States. El Chavo is the number one family property for Latinos and the most profitable entertainment franchise in the Spanish-speaking world. Today re-runs of El Chavo del 8 are watched worldwide in over 90 countries, including the United States, Latin America, Brazil, and Spain.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with El Chavo, he is a reckless and stubborn eight-year old orphan who lives in a fictional housing complex and has funny situations daily with his friends Quico, Ñoño, Popis, Don Ramón, Doña Florinda, and Profesor Jirafales. Their interactions and shenanigans are always guaranteed to be hilarious and memorable.
The best thing is that a whole new generation of El Chavo fans will be created with the launch of the new line of toys that will be available this month through toymaker JAKKS Pacific. It’s so exciting to know that all the young people, as well as those of us adults who grew up with El Chavo, will have the chance to get to enjoy him all over again.
As you can see from the photos, my boys are enjoying learning about and playing with El Chavo and all his friends. You and your family can purchase the new line of El Chavo toys at major retailers starting in mid August. It will be a perfect opportunity to bridge the gap between generations!
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Product Review/Giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above from Jakks Pacific to test/review/giveaway in exchange for my opinion and for the purpose of writing this post. I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be “family friendly.” I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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