• JAKKS Pacific and Lucasfilm Join Forces to Deliver Out of This World Figures and Toy Products Based on Iconic Star Wars(TM) Characters

      Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc., announced today it has signed an agreement with Lucasfilm to manufacture, distribute and market a 31" Darth Vader figure inspired by the iconic character from the Star Wars universe. The agreement also includes rights for additional product categories including flashlights, play tents, arcade games and more, to introduce a whole new generation of fans to Star Wars.

      "We are excited to build on our existing relationship with Lucasfilm and produce new products based on one of the most iconic libraries of characters that generations of fans love," said John Blaney, Executive Vice President, Marketing, JAKKS Pacific, Inc. "We will apply our extensive expertise in the development and marketing of large scale and collectible figures based on blockbuster action entertainment to create these larger than life figures that Star Wars fans of all ages will be excited about."

      "With a successful track record of bringing popular entertainment properties to life and with a strong passion for the franchise, JAKKS was the perfect licensing partner to enlist as we continue to build our consumer products portfolio for Star Wars," said Anita Castellar, Global Licensing Manager, Lucasfilm. "With strong retailer relationships and global distribution, we are confident that together we will be able to deliver the experiences that our fans have come to expect from us."

      JAKKS will debut its 31" Darth Vader Figure at the International Toy Fair in New York City. The 31" Darth Vader Figure has seven points of articulation, highly detailed features and Darth Vader's signature Lightsaber. The 31" Figure will be the largest articulated figure of the iconic villain and is expected to be available at major retailers nationwide in Fall 2013.

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      Comments 6 Comments
      1. happy's Avatar
        happy -
        What a waste of time.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        Quote Originally Posted by happy View Post
        What a waste of time.
        Y'know, given a lot of your recent posts, I think you could easily win the award for Most Ironic Username.
      1. happy's Avatar
        happy -
        Quote Originally Posted by Mr. JabbaJohnL View Post
        Y'know, given a lot of your recent posts, I think you could easily win the award for Most Ironic Username.
        In all my years of posting here and elsewhere, (I use the same name everywhere) you are the first to ever take notice.
      1. JediTricks's Avatar
        JediTricks -
        Heh heh.

        Anyway, yeah, super waste of time. Let's see, first off there was a foot and a half tall line that just FAILED MISERABLY. Then this thing has an ultra simplistic design and no neck and is stubby. And finally it has Jakks Pacific at its helm, and honestly I haven't seen them do much that worked outside of wrasslin'.
      1. Darth Metalmute's Avatar
        Darth Metalmute -
        My size Barbie was missing someone tall, dark, and mysterious in her life...
      1. El Chuxter's Avatar
        El Chuxter -
        31"? I can't imagine a lot of collectors have room for this sort of thing anymore.
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