"I'd so like, kick Spawns butt with some sweet grappling moves and my nunchucks. I know how to kill a man with two fingers but I'm not supposed to talk about it" commented Napoleon...
McFarlane Toys is quickly becoming the home of the eclectic with the acquisition of licenses like Wallace and Gromit, Corpse Bride and Dracula now living along side their already established sports lines and the ever present Spawn. Now...get ready for a little Dynamite...
Century City, CA—(XX) Fox Licensing & Merchandising and McFarlane Toys proudly announce a new licensing agreement bringing a “sweet” line of action figures based on characters from the hit cult-flick Napoleon Dynamite. The “hilarious” (NY Post) and “wonderfully original” (People) comedy that has had dynamite theatrical staying power, incredible word of mouth and a distinct look and feel is now being represented with a brand-new line of Napoleon Dynamite figures.
The line will feature an assortment of figures including the film’s quirky anti-hero Napoleon Dynamite, his mustachioed sidekick Pedro Sanchez and chatroom-junkie brother Kip.
“This is the new generation’s cult classic film; fans will be repeating the lines over and over just like my generation did with three or four movies when I was 13,” said McFarlane Toys founder Todd McFarlane. “My goal is to showcase the main characters of the movie and reward the fans with some of the more memorable and unforgettable scenes in action figure form.”
“Napoleon Dynamite and action figure may seem like an oxymoron, but McFarlane Toys has the appreciation and understanding of this character and the film to create some truly fun and highly appealing toys,” said Peter Byrne, Executive Vice President, Licensing, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising. “There is a huge pent up demand for merchandise for 'Napoleon Dynamite' and a McFarlane action figure will be a 'must have' for all fans.”
The new line of Napoleon Dynamite from McFarlane Toys will be hitting shelves in fall 2005.