Look At These New Destiny Action Figures
Bungie and McFarlane Toys team up for new Guardian figures.
It's a big year for the Destiny franchise, as Bungie's much-anticipated sequel is scheduled to come out this fall. Due out before that is a new line of Destiny action figures from McFarlane Toys.
Announced this week, the new, 10-inch figures are for the game's three classes: Titan, Hunter, and Warlock. The $20 toys come standing on a Destiny-themed base. Here's what they look like:
"Detail, depth, and customization--that's what Destiny gives its players, and that's what made it the biggest new video game franchise launch," McFarlane Toys CEO Todd McFarlane said in a statement. "With our upcoming Destiny line, fans can expect that same amount of detail and customization that we have built our own reputation on."
The figures will be available at "major retailers" around the US in July. McFarlane said the Titan, Hunter, and Warlock toys are part of its "initial wave" of figures, which suggests more are coming later.
McFarlane Toys is no stranger to video game figures, as the company has already released toys based on the Mass Effect, Five Nights at Freddy's, and Assassin's Creed franchises. Outside of gaming, McFarlane has made figures for big-name series such as The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Spawn, which was created by McFarlane.
Destiny toys already exist, as Mega Bloks and Bungie previously partnered for a series of toys based on the sci-fi shooter series.
Destiny 2, or whatever Bungie decides to call it, aims to appeal to fans of the first game while broadening the franchise's reach.
"For anyone who either hasn't yet tried Destiny or hasn't played in a while, we think we've made a sequel that's going to have a lot for them to love, too," Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said during an earnings call this month. "The cornerstone of that is a great cinematic story that's been a real focus with a great cast of memorable, relatable characters, coupled with some very nice ways to make the game more accessible to a casual player. Without losing anything that our core players love, we've made it more accessible to someone who just wants to have a great, more casual first-person action experience."
Bungie is not finished supporting the first Destiny, as a new update released this week made a series of weapon and ability balance changes--check out the full patch notes here.
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