Below are the highlights from our Jakks Pacific tour. Our pics have started to be uploaded, check them out here!
Our walk through at Jakks revealed some new info on the UFC line.
-The UFC Basic Octagons will be released with a change in the matting. The octagons will include one figure (such as Liddel, Rampage Jackson, possibly Arianny, Dana White or Joe Rogan).
-The UFC Big Gloves will include Brock Lesser and will retail at $29.99.
-New fighters will be John Jones, Urijah Faber, Roy Nelson, Cain Velasquez along with new releases of past figures such as Tito and Brock. All the heads in 2011 will be from scans not sculpts.
-The Dana White, Joe Rogan and Arianny figures will be out later this fall.
-The figures will come with 29 points of articulation.
TNA sales exceeded Jakks expectations during the holidays. Jakks is really going to be diving into the TNA roster. We will see figures such as Matt Hardy, Mr. Anderson, a new Samoa Joe sculpt, more Jeff Hardy and Hulk Hogan figures. The wave will also will include the TNA Knockout such as Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne (wave 5 or 6), Mickie James and Daffney. We will also being seeing a Dixie Carter figure out later this year.
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Jakks’ 4" line will include a LED black light that when pushed reveals the figure as a zombie. Those figures will have 16 – 18 points of articulation.
Battle packs and basic figure accessories will all work with the Queen Ann Revenge Deluxe Ship. For example the cannons that come with the Blackbeard figure can also become the cannon on the ship. The Queen Ann Ship will also have black light reveal on the sails as well as on the ship.
We will also get a 6" collector’s figure. Each figure in Wave 1 will come with a piece of a build-a-figure. You will need the 5 pieces to build the 6th figure which is Gunner. There will be 18 points of articulation on these figures. They are planning several waves of the 4" and 6" figures throughout the year.
12" fencing figures will also be released. We know we are going to get Jack Sparrow and Blackbeard, and if they are posed in certain movements you will be able to make them fence off with each other.
Jakks does have the license to do figures from past movies. We think we will see figures for them in the future.
||Posted by Daniel Pickett