Stranger Things’ Caleb McLaughlin Helps Launch Collectible Toy Line with Military Families

McLaughlin kicks off San Diego Comic-Con with an afternoon of paintball, food, fun and lots of #AwesomeLittleGreenMen


There’s no better way to kick off Comic-Con than by throwing an epic party while giving back to your community. That’s exactly what Caleb McLaughlin did yesterday (July 20) in Oceanside, CA.

The Stranger Things star teamed up with MGA Entertainment for the launch of Awesome Little Green Men™. The new blind box collectible toys, combining humor and battle play with a pop vinyl aesthetic, will be available at retail stores nationwide beginning August 1.

“Awesome Little Green Men is a fresh new take on little green army men, but raises the bar by infusing battle and game play with amazing new characters to collect,” said Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment. “With our proven track record of creating successful collectible toys, we are excited to deliver an amazing new brand for kids to enjoy.”

Although small in stature, Awesome Little Green Men’s larger than life expressions let’s you know just how serious they are about the mission. With more than 100 unique characters to collect in Series 1, including four super rare figures in the green army and blue army, the new toy is more than a collectible – it’s a game too. General Pain and General Panic lead the troops, and the goal is to build the best squad in order to win the game. Each pint-sized character is a member of a special unit, and all have seriously funny names such as “Private Porkchop,” “Captain Obvious,” “Sergeant Swag.”

The event hosted military families to an afternoon of paintball, food, and lots of Awesome Little Green Men. The friendly competition of paintball was fierce, fun, and definitely awesome!

Click through the gallery to see photos from the Awesome Little Green Men Launch Party

Juliet Schroder

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.