It shouldn’t come as a shock that Netflix‘s popular, comic-based show The Umbrella Academy just licensed action figures. But what might surprise viewers is who’s doing them. Boss Fight Studios, known for their customizable Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S articulated bodies, scored the license, and will kick things off with figures of Klaus (Robert Sheehan), Vanya (Ellen Page), Diego (David Castaneda), and Cha-Cha (Mary J. Blige). Though Boss Fight makes figures in multiple scales, they generally prefer 4-inch. As yet, there’s no definite word yet on how tall these come.
From the official announcement:
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Boss Fight Studio” says Curtis Matthews, Licensing Executive at Striker Entertainment LLC. “Their signature high articulation and attention to detail will really bring the character personalities forward. The poses and movement possibilities are exciting.”
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Launched in 2013, Boss Fight Studio originally brought their fan favorite Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. IP to market, allowing for easy customization and playability of toys. As the company grew, they’ve expanded to host some exciting licenses bringing that same high articulation and attention to detail to fan-loved brands. Umbrella Academy is the latest brand added to the portfolio.
“We can’t wait to excite new fans with these toys. This is our first license with a contemporary show playing as we design. It will be fun to transform the beloved characters along with the story lines on the show” says Arana. “I’ve already started brainstorming how to bring Season 2 characters to life and I can’t wait.”
Boss Fight’s figures are generally available at online specialty stores, though as their highest profile license yet, The Umbrella Academy could potentially change that. Also, Boss Fight’s not showing images yet, but figures can be expected in second quarter of 2021.
Do figures of Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige and the rest excite you? And who from the show should get made into toys next? Let us know in comments.
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