I knew about this earlier in the week, but had to keep it on the DL, but FINALLY, it's happening: "24" action figures!! Here is the announcement from McFarlane toys:
Here is the protoype for the first figure: http://www.action-figure.com/modules...index&id=78697MCFARLANE TOYS ANNOUNCES '24' ACTION FIGURES
Two Jack Bauer Boxed Sets to Be Released Mid-2007
January 11, 2007
Copyright 2007 TMP International, Inc.
20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising and McFarlane Toys announce a licensing agreement to produce action figures based on Fox's multiple Emmy®-and-Golden Globe Award-winning Drama -- 24.
Two figures of the show's hero, Jack Bauer (played by Emmy® Award and Golden Globe winner, Kiefer Sutherland) are currently in production. Both are packaged as boxed sets and re-create scenes taken directly from the action-packed drama on Fox.
"Without question, 24 is one of TV's biggest cliffhanger programs," says McFarlane Toys' CEO Todd McFarlane. "Kiefer Sutherland does an amazing job as Jack Bauer, the biggest reason people tune in each season. I know a lot of our fans will be excited to hear about us making figures of one of TV's top action stars."
"All of us here at Fox are genuinely excited about the upcoming 24 product release from McFarlane Toys -- Todd and his team have built their reputation on bringing innovation, creativity and magnificent attention to detail across all their intellectual property offerings. says Michael Peikoff, vice-president of domestic licensing for 20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising. "The passionate fans of 24 will not be disappointed and are eagerly awaiting this product launch."
One of the most ground-breaking, thrilling and acclaimed television dramas, 24 follows twenty-four consecutive hours in the intense life of Jack Bauer, a maverick anti-terrorist agent from the state-of-the-art Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU). Each episode covers one hour of real time and each season's unique storyline unfolds in one heart-stopping day.
McFarlane Toys' first 24 action figure is expected to hit store shelves in August, with the second scheduled for holiday season 2007 release. Check back on Spawn.com for more information as it becomes available.
I was going to shrink it down, but NOBODY shrinks Jack Bauer and gets away with it.
Needless to say, I'm REALLY REALLY REALLY excited. I can finally have a President Palmer figure to guide me about my day.