Mondo, the art company that until now has been known primarily for intricate, stylized posters based on your favorite movies, is branching out into toys, because they finally figured out that there were holdouts like me not giving them money yet. I was concerned when I first read the headline that their offerings would just be designer vinyl, but no – check out the specs on Mr. Not-a-Gun, above:
The 16″ tall figure will have over 30 points of articulation, light features, and other fun surprises! Accompanying The Iron Giant will be a Hogarth figure, scraps of metal for him to munch on and a Seafood sign that has a removable “S” to put on his chest. He will also include an interchangeable head and gun attachment, giving a choice of displaying the figure as the regular version, or the “War” version! The figure was designed from the actual CG files used in the film, for ultimate accuracy.
Price goes unmentioned, so fingers crossed that it isn’t Hot Toys-level. And there’s more…
The Ninja Turtle figures WILL be designer vinyl, because Playmates has all the other rights locked down. Not pictured as yet will be a black-and-white figure based on Kevin Eastman’s very first Ninja Turtle drawing…
…and this artist-designed toy by Mike Mitchell, “Li’l Mikey.”
No images have been released of the Alfred Hitchcock figure, but he’ll be 12″ and come with “an authentic likeness, his directors chair, clapboard, cigars, as well as props from his most famous films- a butcher knife, a raven, and a seagull! He also features a fine-tailored suit, several interchangeable hands, and a figure stand.”
I fear these will not be cheap, but I’m glad they’ll exist.