Wednesday, May 24, 2006

LOST action figures from McFarlane Toys this fall

McFarlane Toys - AKA The House that Spawn Built - is releasing a line of action figures from the hit ABC series Lost! Coming this fall are scale replicas of Jack, Kate, Hurley, Locke, Charlie and Shannon. Here's some more info:
Each 6-inch Lost figure will have a detailed base and photographic backdrop, capturing an episode-specific moment in the character's story. In addition, each package will include a detailed prop reproduction central to the character's story, enabling fans to "own" a piece of the show's mythology. For example, Kate's figure will be packaged with a reproduction of the toy airplane that plays so prominently into her backstory.
And Filmfodder has some more info still:
Each toy will include a full-scale prop that befits its character. For example, Kate's figure will include a toy lead plane and Hurley will come with a lottery ticket. What the heck will they give the rest of the figures? Locke a wheelchair? Jack a coffin with a dead father-type? Charlie a statue with heroin? (That would be kid-friendly!) Shannon.... well, I don't want to guess that one.

If that's not enough, McFarlane will sell deluxe boxed sets that include dioramas of "Lost" locations (the hatch or the beach) and also re-create famous scenes from the show.

Future lines of "Lost" figures will include characters such as Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and Mr. Eko (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje).

The toys will be released this fall, timed with "Lost's" third-season premiere. Naturally.

If action figures aren't your thing, don't worry. Variety also reported that French game publisher Ubisoft has struck a deal with Touchstone Television to adapt the drama into a console videogame.

I can't wait to see the Eko figure complete with "Jesus stick" accessory :-)

My wife is going to kill me once these come out: we've barely enough room for all the Star Wars figures, and now this. But you tell me: who wouldn't want a cuddly Hurley figure bedecking their desktop next to the monitor (maybe he can guard the ranch dressing you're snacking on :-P) I just hope the McFarlane Lost line is somewhat posable: the Spawn figs were only slightly less maneuverable than the old Masters of the Universe toys.

EDIT 3:09 PM EST: Just after posting this I found where McFarlane has released the first pic from their new Lost line. Here's the Charlie figure:

Two things: that figure looks exactly like Charlie. But how can it possibly be called an "action" figure when it looks pretty obvious he's not pose-able at all?