Sunday, November 05, 2006

Jareth the Goblin King Action Figure

Fans of Jim Henson's 1986 fantasy-film Labyrinth will be excited to hear that they will finally be able to get their very own Jareth the Goblin King action figure! The fine folks at NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) announced that they will be releasing a Jareth figure, with the likeness of David Bowie, under their "Cult Classics Presents" banner. Pictures have not been released by NECA yet; however the reactions from those who saw the figure shown at the recent Toy Fair are nothing but high praising. The figure is set to be in stores in March 2007. NECA has no other Labyrinth figures or merchandise planned or licensed for release.

Labyrinth collectors may recall that Palisades Toys announced last October their plan to release a Jareth figure in "spring 2006". However the company's buy-out and closure in February resulted in the figure never being released. Although this figure is similar is subject matter, the NECA figure is different from the product Palisades had designed and publicized.

I'll keep you all posted as more news on this, and other Labyrinth products, develop.

1 comment:

Twinkletoes said...

Please, please, please cay you keep me posted with any developments/where and how I can get one? If I can't have the actual Goblin King myself then just the figure will do.

Thanks very much