After almost 3 years since the release of the 5 years celebration update, it is the first costume that gives additional object smashing while running as the Evil Minion, after a lot of complaints by the game's community. The fact that these powers were given to a common costume hints that there may be future rare or epic costumes with more advanced powers.
Stuart is the first new minion that was added in the game in v.7.9.0. Its cards were originally available during the Billion Downloads Party special mission. It was the first time a new minion appeared with a costume or disguise without the minion itself having been introduced first, as it happened with Carl, Jerry and Mel. Stuart plays a big part in the Minions film, however the ice cream outfit was not inspired by the film.