Huge Overwatch Action Figures Are Showing Up Around the World [UPDATE]

Hollywood, Paris, and South Korea are now the homes to giant Overwatch figures, still in the box.

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[UPDATE] Pictures of Pharah's oversized action figure have appeared online. Twitter user Osevno posted a picture of the rocket launcher-wielding character here. The original story follows:

Blizzard Entertainment has erected huge Overwatch action figures in destinations around the world. The larger-than-life, toy-like statues come in the box and can be found in Hollywood and Paris, France. Busan, South Korea, will host one of its own later today.

The promotional figures come in the form of Tracer, Genji, and Pharah. Twitter user Bluejacket was on the scene in Hollywood and took some pictures and video of the Tracer statue. The box features Tracer, her guns, and descriptions of her in-game abilities. It also has a "Try Me" button that plays sound, though Bluejacket said it was muffled. You can check it out in the video below or live right here.

It seems that each location gets one of the figures. Pictures of the Genji statue in Paris have popped up on Reddit, but according to a tweet from the Overwatch Twitter account, Pharah will be set up at 8 PM PT in Busan today. We'll update this article as pictures appear online.

The aforementioned tweet was originally believed by fans as a tease for new heroes, though the Overwatch Twitter account debunked that.

Bluejacket also tweeted out pictures of an Overwatch Loot Box, which contained a bottle of Coke. It's not clear if this is part of the Overwatch toy-like statue promotion. We've reached out to him and will update this article when we hear more.

Overwatch launches on May 24 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. You can find out exactly when you can play the shooter here. Though the official release date is May 24, though retailers will sell it on May 23, so you can install it and be ready for when the game goes live.

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tommy101

Ok Blizzard, now that you've overscaled figures for Tracer, Genji and Pharah, could you now make them in a form that's a little more manageable ;)?

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EricDWright

I'll give Blizz two things: 1. They do make good games; although I'm not buying into the last two (this one and hearthstone). 2. They surely know how to hype up a game....great paid marketing.

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ghiacciolo79

aaaahh...this explain where moneys have gone, instead putting some actual value in the game!

at least, they could have used the butt-pose...double fail!!

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Barighm

...well, at least the game is good enough to be worth some hype. Not THAT good, but still...

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GregoryBastards

whoa....what is this was actually an alien invasion..??

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IndoJimbo

where do I buy one?

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SyntaxKT

I can't believe I got battleborn to hold me over until this game came out and I wish I never bought it in the first place. It's at an all time low at 5k players (lower than borderlands 2) and wonder if Randy PItchford still thinks his game will compete against overwatch?
http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/pitchford-on-overwatch-sh-t-just-got-real/0163709

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sargentpsgamer

@syntaxkt: I sadly got it digital, otherwise I'd trade it in for Overwatch in a heartbeat.

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SyntaxKT

@sargentpsgamer: lol same. I'm gonna play overwatch so much that it will justify buying another game in its place so I won't feel as bad lol.

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Runeweaver

They are gonna get stolen, the amount of porn that has appeared online of tracer and other female characters , someone is gonna have a hard time resisting a life size figure.

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SyntaxKT

@Runeweaver: vr overwatch porn will be very interesting indeed

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jshah500

Got the email today that Best Buy shipped my copy. Can't wait!

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MisaelCarrillo

the game is good kinda overpriced for only online mode... but its good.

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SyntaxKT

@misaelcarrillo: maybe on consoles but I only paid 40 for the pc without the skins and extra things from other blizzard games I don't care about.

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Zorlac

@misaelcarrillo: Blizzard supports their games with free updates for years, so you can pretty much guarantee you'll get more than your money's worth out of it.

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DragonessAthena

@Zorlac: No they don't. Only Diablo 3 gets free updates. World of Warcraft gets minor updates and then you have to spend $50 for a new update. Starcraft 2 had it's story broken into a $60 game, then $40 expansions.

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MisaelCarrillo

@DragonessAthena: u are rigth and wrong, blizard launch kinda overprice Expansions sometimes but quality ones usually... but the price dicrese every year until it become like 15 or 20 dls wich is good.. ill just grab overwatch at the end of the year for 20 bucks or less, i still got too much steam games to play. the game is good anyway im just not in hurry to play it.

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Zorlac

@DragonessAthena: You're completely full of crap. There's more content in each of the SC2 expansions than 99% of the full games out these days. You think WoW only gets minor content updates? it gets full raids, new dungeons, hell it's even gotten new zones in a free patch before. There's a reason Blizzard games have 12 year life spans, and it's not because they don't support their games.

Zero reason to try and lie to be cool.

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EricDWright

@Zorlac: Zero reason to call him a liar...he is only misinformed.

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Zorlac

@EricDWright: There's a difference in being misinformed, and straight lying. He's definitely straight lying.

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EricDWright

@Zorlac: Lying implies intention to deceive...I disagree that he is trying to deceive. Although hes is incorrect about WoW is he correct about SC2.

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Zorlac

@EricDWright: Definitely not correct. Each SC2 EXPANSION has been large enough to stand as a full game. Not to mention the tons of content they've added between each expansion. If you still believe that BS about them splitting it just to make more money, then you clearly haven't played it.

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EricDWright

@Zorlac: No they weren't big enough to be a stand alone game. If they were then they would have been published as such....I don't remember ANY content updates (not counting patches, multiplayer maps or cheesy skins and shit) that added to SC2, Heart of the Swarm took 3 years to come out....and legacy of the void another couple years....

But regardless lets stay on subject....the guy IMO isn't lying....that is the point of all of these discussions..

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Zorlac

@EricDWright: Then you've not played them and certainly not kept up with the updates. End of story.

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elheber

I'll take 3 please.

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snugglebear

Hehe, you said "erected." Enjoy Overwatch, peoples. It looks good.