Halo Reach action figures will be produced by one of the most popular toy makers in the world, McFarlane Toys announced today on their website. McFarlane Toys will produce 5 inch action figures as well as in scale vehicles of the anticipated mega hit not only in 2010, but plan to produce them well into 2011. Also on tap will be deluxe figure packs featuring the characters from the game. McFarlane Toys CEO Todd McFarlane had this to say about the announcement:
“We are extremely excited about what Halo: Reach offers as the next evolution of the Halo franchise, both in terms of story and gameplay and how these elements can be translated into our specific field of expertise: action figures and collectibles.” said McFarlane Toys CEO, Todd McFarlane. “This is a great opportunity for us to bring some of the exciting visual advances that have been developed for Halo: Reach to three-dimensional life in the action figure arena. More and more of our retailers are seeing the impact that video games — and Halo in particular — are having on popular culture and entertainment as a whole, and they’re finally waking up to the fact that video games are as much of a viable toy product as the biggest movie franchises. It looks like 2010 will end on a tremendous up swing!”
McFarlane Toys has a long history of making action figures based on some of the most popular characters of all time including the Universal Monsters, Horror Movie Series featuring Jason Vorhees, Michael Myers, Leatherface, and Freddy Krueger. McFarlane Toys also produced the cult classic action figures of the Wizard of Oz reinvision by McFarlane himself. No release date has been set for the Halo Reach series but I would suspect it will be right around the time the game is released. Check back with DualShockers for more information.