In collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Fisher-Price has created a toy set based on some of the main characters of the Emmy-winning sports dramedy, Ted Lasso.
Called Ted Lasso Little People Collector Set, the officially licensed merchandise features 2.5-inch figures of Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham), Keeley Jones (Juno Temple), Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt), Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein), Sam Obisanya (Toheeb Jimoh), and the always positive, mustache-bearing head coach, Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis).
Ted Lasso Little People Collector Set figures
As seen in the photos of the highly collectible toy set, Ted is wearing his classic navy AFC Richmond sweater over a collared shirt, paired with signature khaki pants. Rebecca, meanwhile, is sporting an eggplant suit, which is a reference to one of Ted’s most memorable quotes from the show: “Being a role model’s a huge deal. Don’t you realize that there’s probably a little girl out there somewhere rocking a tiny eggplant-colored power suit, and she’s just dreaming about becoming a sports executive someday.”
Keeley has her hair in her signature high and tight ponytail and accessorizes her overall look with big hoop earrings and pink pumps. She also has her cell phone in her hand, which is a nod to her work as a social media guru and the promoter of Bantr, a popular dating app that sponsors AFC Richmond. Displayed on her phone are Fisher-Price Little People lion and panda, which relate back to when Keeley asks Ted and Rebecca if they’d rather be a lion or a panda.
Coach Beard is dressed in the traditional AFC Richmond warm-up tracksuit and holds a clipboard, which is a fun acknowledgment of him being always the man with the plan. Kent, meanwhile, looks surly in his black AFC Richmond jersey uniform.
Lastly, Sam is sporting the classic AFC Richmond game uniform with a soccer ball in hand. In true Sam fashion, his figurine has a big smile, mirroring the player’s positive, can-do attitude.
Ted Lasso Little People Collector Set packaging
The interior of the toy set’s box doubles as a diorama that appears to recreate one of the changing rooms for AFC Richmond players from the series. According to Fisher-Price, there are over 10 easter eggs hidden all over the pack.
Where to buy the Ted Lasso Little People Collector Set
The Ted Lasso Little People Collector Set will be available for purchase starting August 9th through Mattel’s website and other retailers nationwide, including Entertainment Earth.
About Ted Lasso
Developed by Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly, Ted Lasso is a sports comedy-drama series that follows the titular American college football coach who is hired to coach an English soccer team in an attempt by its owner to spite her ex-husband. Ted tries to win over the skeptical English market with his folksy, optimistic demeanor while dealing with his inexperience in the sport.
The series has been well-received by critics who commend the show’s performances, writing, themes, and uplifting tone. The show’s 10-episode first season was nominated for 20 Primetime Emmy Awards, becoming the most nominated freshman comedy in Emmy Award history. Sudeikis, Waddingham, and Goldstein won Emmys for their performances, and the series won the 2021 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Where to watch Ted Lasso
The first two seasons of Ted Lasso are exclusively streaming on Apple TV+. In October 2020, the series was renewed for a third season, which doesn’t have a release date yet.