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FANSPROJECT FUNCTION X-01, FUNCTION X-02, FUNCTION X-03
Three new figures from FansProject combine homages to figures past with current articulation and engineering. Function X-01 Code transforms into a futuristic four-wheeled vehicle whose driver becomes the robot’s head; Function X-02 Quadruple U Becomes a wolf-like creature whose trainer becomes its head in robot mode; Function X-03 Smart Robin becomes a futuristic star fighter whose pilot becomes the head of the robot. Each of these figures is listed at $68.99, with the Function X-01 being very limited. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=11878
TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MP-19 BLUESTREAK
The third of the “Nissan brothers” is getting a Masterpiece figure as well. Bluestreak will be joining Prowl and Smokescreen in September, and he is listed at $79.99. We also still have the other two on pre-order, so feel free to grab Prowl and Smokescreen while you’re here. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11670&mode=retail
IRON MAN 3 TONY STARK MOVIE MASTERPIECE FIGURE
This new 1/6 scale figure includes a brand new likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, light up effects, armor parts, a lab table covered with blueprints and armor parts, a lit lab floor base, an articulated robotic arm with camera, and more. This set is listed at $269.99, $10 off the MSRP. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10437&mode=retail
SUPER ALLOY IRON MAN MARK VII 1/6 SCALE DIE-CAST FIGURE
Play Imaginative is also releasing a 1/6 scale Iron Man, this time in the Mark VII armor and coming with a Hall of Armor bay. This version is a follow-up to their Super Alloy Batman, and will be at least 88% die-cast, plus light up sections and more. We have this set listed at $449.99. http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=PLI10068&mode=retail
Here’s some booth pics of the Halo, Playmakers, and Prince of Persia lines from McFarlane. I didn’t speak to anyone at the booth, but it was interesting to see Todd McFarlane working the booth. He’s participated in special events at Toy Fair before, but I can’t remember him actively manning the booth and talking to buyers and media.
With pre-orders available at $7.99 (at Entertainment Earth) to $14.99 per figure, these articulated 4-inch figures should come in a few bucks below their static big brothers when they’re widely available. However, I can’t help thinking that for a buck or two more, McFarlane could have done collectors a solid and packed in interchangeable hands and head, so you could have a batter and fielder in one package instead of two. I think they’d have better sell-through that way.
MLB PLAYMAKERS IN-PACKAGING PHOTOS
Brand New Action Figures Hitting Stores in March
McFarlane Toys is on deck and ready to knock it out of the park with full in-packaging photography of the highly anticipated MLB PlayMakers action figures line.
PlayMakers is a completely new McFarlane Toys product based on our existing sports licenses. These new action figures include the high level of detail McFarlane Toys is known for in a newly developed 4-inch scale figure. The addition of tremendous articulation, more than 20 moving parts, allows for complete playability and enables consumers to recreate countless action poses of their favorite sports hero. Plus, we’ve got the inning covered from top to bottom, as most players will be available in both a batting and a fielding version!
Here is a look at the entire Series 1 of MLB PlayMakers:
McFarlane has provided a first look at its new 4-inch super-articulated line of figures for Major League Baseball, Playmakers. It looks like there will be different body types (I see subtle differences in the knees and pant legs), so Ramirez will look bigger than Jeter, for example. The articulation looks pretty good to me too, with the biggest limitations in the hips and ankles.
Still no indication of whether figures will include interchangeable heads and hands to switch between fielding and batting or what the suggested retail price will be.
FIRST LOOK AT MLB PLAYMAKERS ACTION FIGURES
Brand New Action Figure Line and Format Coming to Stores this March
McFarlane Toys is excited to reveal a first look at the highly anticipated addition to our sports action figure lines — MLB Playmakers. As announced last November, Playmakers is a completely new type of McFarlane Toys product based on our existing sports licenses. These new action figures include the high level of detail McFarlane Toys is known for in a newly developed 4-inch scale figure. The addition of tremendous articulation, more than 20 moving parts, allows for complete playability and enables consumers to recreate countless sports action poses. All figures come in either a batter or fielder pose, except for pitchers.
While we aren’t ready to show you the entire line, you can take a “seventh inning stretch” from what you are doing and check out this sampling from Series 1 and see the playability and detail this great new line has to offer.
MLB PLAYMAKERS SERIES 1
DEREK JETER (fielding) — New York Yankees
ALBERT PUJOLS (batting) — St. Louis Cardinals
MANNY RAMIREZ (batting) — Los Angeles Dodgers
Other players in Series 1 include:
Playmakers are scheduled to release to retailers nationwide this March. To find a retailer near you, please check our Where to Buy section.