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 Post subject: OFF TOPIC! "LOST" action figures CONFIRMED!!!
PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 3:46 am 
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Okay, wrong forum, I know...but I thought I would pass along the fact that in the USA Today this morning, they confirmed the first wave of Todd MacFarlane based LOST action figures...Yes, I am a LOST nerd. It said the first wave of 6 should be out by the time the 3rd season starts. Wave one includes....
1. Jack
2. Kate
3. Locke
4. Charlie
5. Hurley
6. Shannon

Kind of surprised about Shannon, but cool.

Also, be on the look out for the Hatch playset!!! Oh, San DIego cannot get here soon enough!


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 4:56 am 
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oh god. i have to spend more cash

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 5:22 am 
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I saw the TV movie "Danger Island" (which Lost blatantly rips off) so I have no interest in the series or the toys.

Still, it's always sad to hear of any property forced to endure the dubious talents of Todd MacFarlane.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 5:30 am 
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I moved this to the appropriate forum.

My wife and I love LOST, but don't know if it's something I want figures from.

Jeff


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 7:35 am 
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Jeff Cope wrote:
I love LOST, but don't know if it's something I want figures from.

Exactly what I'm thinking. But I might pick up Hurley :D

BTW, this article: http://tinyurl.com/joetw - says the set "includes Jack, Kate, Hurley and Sawyer".


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 7:57 am 
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Here's the article from Variety.com this morning:

Inside Move: Disney sailing to aisle of 'Lost' toys

Touchstone TV pacts with McFarlane Toys to create product line



Honey, they shrunk the Hurley.
Disney/ABC's Touchstone TV has partnered with McFarlane Toys to create a line of action figures based on characters from the hit skein "Lost."

The toys will be released this fall, timed to "Lost's" third-season premiere. First batch of six-inch figures include Jack (Matthew Fox), Kate (Evangeline Lilly), Hurley (Jorge Garcia), Locke (Terry O'Quinn), Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) and Shannon (Maggie Grace).

Each toy will include a full-scale prop that jibes with the character. Kate's figure will include the toy lead plane the character chased down in season one; Hurley will come with a lottery ticket.

And for the "Lost" fan who has time to spare -- when not chasing down the latest wild Dharma Initiative/Hanso Foundation piece of speculation floating through the blogosphere -- McFarlane will sell deluxe boxed sets that include dioramas of "Lost" locations (think the hatch or the beach) and also re-create famous scenes from the show.

For Jack, that means showing the character moments after the plane crashed; with Locke, it's when he first found the hatch. And Hurley is depicted creating his stranded island golf course (from season one).

"As long as we have him saying 'dude,' then we're capturing who the character is," said McFarlane Toys CEO Todd McFarlane.

Future lines of "Lost" figures will include characters such as Sawyer and Mr. Eko.

McFarlane, whose recent toy tie-ins have included "Napoleon Dynamite," "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride" and "The Simpsons," traveled to "Lost's" Hawaii set earlier this year to take body scans of the show's stars.

He said Monaghan, Garcia and Daniel Dae Kim were particularly excited to be immortalized as toys.

"The younger guys get it," McFarlane said. "Hurley, his face scanned the best. There's a lot going on there. When he smiles, a lot happens to his face."

McFarlane said few TV shows work as action figures -- monsters and animated characters usually work better. But the sci-fi elements behind "Lost" -- not to mention its large ensemble cast -- make "Lost" a rare candidate for turning into toys.

"This is right up the alley of people who are already buying our products," he said.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 7:58 am 
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Kate for sure, the rest depending on whether they're in a bizarrely contorted pose or not.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 10:07 am 
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Julius-Do you think we will see these in San Diego...or is McFarlane not interested in showing at cons anymore?

I admit to being a little fascinated by the selection of Shannon...I am sure we will see all the primary characters...

1. Sawyer
2. Eko
3. Sayid
4. Claire
5. Sun
6. Jinn

THis has got to be wave 2.

But maybe Boone, Ethan Rohm, Anna Lucia or Libby are possibilities.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 2:28 pm 
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Ghost6 wrote:
Julius-Do you think we will see these in San Diego...or is McFarlane not interested in showing at cons anymore?.


Yeah, we should see them there. They just made the announcment that they'll be showing one of the figures on Spawn.com tomorrow

http://www.spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12864


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 7:57 am 
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And here's the first picture from USAToday.com:

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Y'know, when I first heard about this a few months back I laughed.

But now seeing that Charlie...! I will be buying these. *grumble* :?

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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2006 4:27 pm 
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I just wish these were un-posed figures...just standing upright and looking straight ahead...The sculpts are awesome, but the pre-pose is a little depressing...still going to get them though...

The day after tthat first article about the figures, there was ANOTHER article about the toys and Todd said that Walt would probably come with Vincent the dog! Plus, Libby, Ethan Rohm, Boone and Anna Lucia (All the dead folk) have been scanned for figures as well...

This could be a very cool collection!


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