Though Comedy Central spent many a year swearing blind that it would NEVER happen, they finally licensed South Park figures and they are out! We just got the wave one figures (Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Butters) and they look great but have two inherrant drawbacks.
The first is size. Since the manufacturer chose to concentrate on the children, the figures are so large that any adults would have to be about 12" tall putting them in a very high price point and effectively limiting the number of adult characters per release. The second is the manufacturer. I am unfamiliar with the maker of these figures (Drastic Plastic is all I can recall from the packaging, there was another name on there as well.). As a relative unknown they made that all too common mistake of licensed toy makers. They split up the principle characters! By shunting Kenny into "Wave 2" (along with Timmy, Tweak, and, inexplicably, Towelie) they have left us with a lop-sided assortment as experience teaches that about half of these lines never make it to the infamous Wave 2, much less projected Waves 3 and 4, etc. In sincerely hope that I am wrong about this, but I have been burned before.
The up side is that they did put some thought into accessories! All too often I am left wondering if the manufacturers of some licensed toys even know anything about the property they bought! This one did their homework. Kyle comes with his adopted Canadian brother Ike, Cartman comes with Kitty, Stan comes with his, um, "alternative lifestyle" dog (no pink bandanna, unfortunatly), and Butters comes with an Underpants Gnome! Provided they plan to make only the various children (and there are certainly enough of those to last a few waves) this could be a pretty good set. Each figure is about 6" or so tall and have some limited articulation if I recall (I'm not at home as I write this, nor have I opened any) and retail for about $12.00 each.