Mondo Announces Toy Line, Will Break the Internet With IRON GIANT Figures
By Charles Webb on July 21, 2014
This morning, Mondo announced the latest step in their campaign to acquire all of the monies of movie geeks the world over, kicking off a new line of toys with figures based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, and the Iron m-f’ing Giant.
The pair of figures from latter will probably sell out quickly if Mondo is doing its usual limited run thing. Mondo is releasing both a 16″ tall replica of the Iron Giant himself as well as a 6″ bolt prop from the film. The Iron Giant will have 30 points of articulation, lights, accessory pieces of scrap metal, a gun (for his “War” transformation), an “S” insignia, and an accompanying Hovarth figure. Mondo didn’t make pricing available in the announcement.
It’s kind of a coup for the 15-year-old movie, which was largely abandoned by Warner Bros. and received almost no marketing support (and zero toys) during its release. Well, that’s not entirely true: early VHS copies included a little plastic version of the alien robot, but there was really nothing else to commemorate the release.
And if you haven’t found enough Ninja Turtles swag to break your bank with the series’ 30th anniversary, Mondo has announced a pair of figures making their debut during the Con. The first is the Lil Mikey Vinyl Figure, reproducing Mike Mitchell’s chibi-style Michelangelo design which would have been right at home during the ongoing iam8bit gallery show.
Lil Mikey will be joined by The First Turtle, an early “joke” design from co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. This derpy turtle is getting a black and white, 6″ figure.
Finally, old Hitch is getting a 1/6-scale figure, complete with director’s chair, cigars, props, interchangeable props and hands.