Earlier this morning, we heard the news that McFarlane Toys has picked up the Harry Potter license, but we were not sure in what capacity. Thanks to a new press release from the company, we have some concrete details, and they sound great!
McFarlane will be producing a range of toys from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, featuring action figures with a diverse size range (in-scale Hagrid?).
Here is the official press release:
McFarlane Toys, a global leader in the action figure industry, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) announced today a partnership to bring a new line of premium collectible Wizarding World action figures to mass and specialty retailers.
McFarlane Toys will create collectible action figures ranging in size from 6-inch to 12-inches based on characters and creatures from the Wizarding World, including characters and creatures from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.
McFarlane Toys’ first wave of fully articulated action figures will include fan-favorite characters Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and Lord Voldemort as seen in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films and Buckbeak the Hippogriff, from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. All the figures will feature character-specific accessories and will retail between $19.99 and $24.99 at retailers nationwide.
“The Wizarding World captures the emotions of its fans unlike any other,” said Todd McFarlane, owner, and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “Taking the iconic imagery from the Wizarding World and creating figures for everyone to take home is quite an honor for me.”
McFarlane Toys, known for its beautifully sculpted and painted figures and collectibles, is excited to partner with one of the most world-renowned franchises. As avid Wizarding World fans themselves, the McFarlane Toys team is ready to create the most realistic, detailed and character accurate figures for fans of all ages.
We also learned from this press release that McFarlane Toys will be unveiling the Wizarding World action figure prototypes at the 2019 Toy Fair New York, February 16-19, 2019. We will be there and have an appointment to tour their booth, so you can bet we will bring you the best Harry Potter toy coverage that the internet can offer!