Special Report We Bare Bears Bearista Coffee Mobile UK Tour Birmingham 14th January

Special Report We Bare Bears Bearista Coffee Mobile UK Tour Birmingham 14th January

Special Report We Bare Bears Bearista Coffee Mobile UK Tour Birmingham 14th January

For two weekends (Saturday 13th January and Sunday 14th January; Saturday 20th January and Sunday 21st January), the three bears from Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears – Grizzly (Grizz), Panda (Pan Pan) and Ice Bear are touring around the UK in their Ice Bear designed coffee van stopping at four major cities – London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester. The tour started yesterday at London’s Southbank, today, the three bears visited Birmingham (or “Bearingham”). As Birmingham city centre is only thirty minutes away by train from where I live and I’ve got nothing else better to do on a Sunday, I thought I might as well have a look.

The coffee van was located at Victoria Square, just outside of the Council House and next to the “Floozie in the Jacuzzi” statue, so it was easy to find. When I got there, I discovered that the coffee van was designed exactly like Ice Bear from the show, complete with fur and his face at the front and a pergola sheltering the statues of the three bears. There were two “bearistas” (a pun on bear and barista, someone who serves hot drinks) serving free We Bare Bears themed coffee drinks with humorous names, I asked for a “Pandacino”, which was a cappuccino with Panda’s face sprinkled on with chocolate powder, the baristas used stencils for the different characters forming the desired design on top of the drink.

The coffee cup also featured Pan Pan’s face on it, Ice Bear and Grizz cups were also available. Other drinks also included the “Bearpresso” (espresso), “Mocha Bear” and “Ice Bear Needs Latte”, there were two more child (or “baby bear”) friendly drinks including the “Grizzlychoc” (hot chocolate) and the “Babybearcino” (a cup of hot milk with or without chocolate sprinkles). Masks with the bears’ faces were also given out to the kids.

In the actual animated series, Ice Bear is a talented barista and in the episode “Coffee Cave”, the bears open up a coffee shop in their own home. However, in an ironic and humorous twist, it turns out that Ice Bear himself can’t cope with caffeine and turns psychotic when he has too much coffee.

We Bare Bears Coffee Menu

After I was served a drink, there was an opportunity to take a selfie with the bears, Grizz’s hand was holding a selfie stick, which had a tablet attached to it. I’m currently waiting for my photo which will be sent by e-mail, but as soon as I receive it I’ll include it in the blog post. The public event was well executed, creative and adorable and the people running the event were very friendly, it was a good publicity event to help promote the animated series and to advertise the new episodes now airing on Cartoon Network UK.

The next stop on the Bears’ tour is Buchanan Street in Glasgow, Scotland next Saturday (20th January) and finally the intu Trafford Centre in Greater Manchester next Sunday (21st January).

Special Report We Bare Bears Bearista Coffee Mobile UK Tour Birmingham 14th January

Special Report We Bare Bears Bearista Coffee Mobile UK Tour Birmingham 14th January

The animated comedy series – We Bare Bears follows the story of three bears brothers with three unique personalities. Together they try to fit into human society, either by making friends with humans, doing various jobs or even attempt to achieve internet fame. The bears find life can be difficult and often get into awkward situations but they always have each other for support. New episodes of We Bare Bears are currently airing every weekday at 4.30pm, only on Cartoon Network UK, also don’t forget to check out the Bouncing Bearstack competition.

https://www.regularcapital.com/2018/01/cartoon-network-uk-we-bare-bears-bouncing-bearstack-competition/

http://wbb.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/

Cartoon Network UK We Bare Bears Bearista Coffee Mobile UK Tour

Cartoon Network UK We Bare Bears Bearista Coffee Mobile UK Tour

Cartoon Network UK We Bare Bears Bearista Coffee Mobile UK Tour

For the next two weekends (Saturday 13th January and Sunday 14th January; Saturday 20th January and Sunday 21st January), the three bears from Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears will be on tour in their Ice Bear shaped “Bearista” coffee mobile and will be visiting four major UK cities – London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester. The coffee van will be giving away free hot drinks and there will be an opportunity to take a selfie with Grizz, Ice Bear and Panda.

The We Bare Bears “Bearista” Coffee Mobile will be stopping at the following locations, dates and times:

London: Queen’s Walk, Southbank: Saturday 13th January 10am to 4pm.
Birmingham: Victoria Square: Sunday 14th January 11am to 5pm.
Glasgow: Buchanan Street: Saturday 20th January 10am to 4pm.
Manchester: intu Trafford Centre: Sunday 21st January 11am to 5pm.

http://wbb.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/

Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour Starts 27th July

Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour Starts 27th July

Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour Starts 27th July

Cartoon Network UK Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour Starts 27th July

Throughout the school summer holidays, Cartoon Network UK will be running a Ben 10 tour around the UK called the “Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour”, a specially custom-made trailer branded like The Rustbucket RV motorhome from the animated TV show will be visiting several locations of Toys “R” Us, Tesco and Smyths Toy Superstores. The tour will kick off this Thursday (27/07/2017) at the Tesco Extra branch in Havant, Hampshire and will be visiting an additional 16 locations and will end at the Smyths Toys Superstores branch in Ashford, Kent on Sunday 20th August.

The purpose of the Rustbucket tour is to promote the brand new Ben 10 toy range now available at toy retailers across the UK. The toy range is produced by Playmates Toys and distributed in the UK by Flair (a part of the Giochi Preziosi toy group). Flair has already released a range of collectable “power-up” and “deluxe” figures, “Transform-N-Battle” roleplay items and basic and deluxe versions of the Omnitrix as well as the Rust Bucket playset. The Hero Truck tour will also include an augmented reality experience, where shoppers will be able to transform themselves into their favourite Ben 10 alien. After the UK tour, the Rustbucket will tour around Europe in countries such as Poland, Spain and Italy.

In addition to the tour, branches of The Entertainer, Smyths and Toys “R” Us have put out displays with a Rustbucket design to display the new toy range, kids are able to sit inside the Rustbucket shaped display and pretend that they’re on an adventure that’s out of this world.

Regarding the Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour and the new toy range, Graham Saltmarsh, director of licensing for Cartoon Network Enterprises UK and Northern Europe said:

“We know from our retail partners that immersive fan experiences are in high demand, especially during the summer holidays as parents look for ways to keep their kids entertained. We’re confident these ‘Ben 10’ activations will create a huge sense of excitement as soon as kids arrive at their local store and leave them eager to get their hands on the fantastic new toy range.”

http://www.licensingsource.net/cartoon-network-outlines-ben-10-uk-retail-plans/

http://www.licensemag.com/license-global/cn-preps-ben-10-uk-toy-launch

http://toyworldmag.co.uk/news/cartoon-network-unveils-ben-10-uk-retail-activations/

Advert for the new Ben 10 Omnitrix toy:

Below are all the dates and locations for the Ben 10 Hero Truck Tour in the UK as listed on the official Cartoon Network UK website:

27th July – TESCO Havant Extra (Solent Road, Havant Hampshire, P09 1TR)
29th July – TESCO Swindon Extra (Ocotal Way, Swindon, SN1 2EH)
30th July – Smyths Toys Superstores (5, A, Cribbs Causeway Retail Park, Bristol, BS34 5TX)
1st August – TESCO Cardiff Extra (Excelsior Estate, Cardiff South Glamorgan, CF14 3AT)
3rd August – TOYS R US (Cross Point Business Park, Coventry, CV2 2SR)
4th August – TOYS R US (Meole Brace Retail Park, Hereford Rd, Shrewsbury SY3 9NB)
5th August – TOYS R US (Wyvern Way, Derby DE21 6NZ)
6th August – TESCO Stretford Extra (Chester Rd, Stretford, Trafford M32 0QW)
8th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Vicarage Ln, Blackpool FY4 4NB)
10th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Glasgow Fort Shopping Park, G34 9DL)
12th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend NE28 9NT)
13th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (15, Crown Point Shopping Park, Leeds LS10 1ET)
14th August – TESCO Hull Street Stephens Extra (Hull St Stephens Centre, Hull, HU2 8LN)
17th August – TESCO Cambridge Bar Hill Extra (15-18 Viking Way, Cambridge, CB23 8EL)
18th August – TOYS R US (London Road, Ipswich, IP8 3TT)
19th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (1 Staples Corner Retail Park, Geron Way, NW2 6LW)
20th August – Smyths Toys Superstores (Unit 5 Ashford Retail Park, Barrey Road, TN24 0SG)

http://www.cartoonnetwork.co.uk/promotion/ben10tour