Inevitably, Fortnite is getting its own line of collectible figurines. In an official partnership with Fortnite developer Epic Games, McFarlane toys will produce a range of seven-inch figures, as well as resin statues and “related accessories”.
It looks like the figurines will be based on popular skins from Fortnite’s battle royale mode (I’m reliably informed that the promotional artwork features ‘Cuddle Team Leader’) as opposed to actual characters from its Save the World mode. This makes perfect sense, of course, as battle royale is the popular one. The collection will launch this autumn, and be available for purchase from “mass retail stores”.
“The Fortnite brand has taken on global status and continues to grow each day,” says Todd McFarlane, CEO and founder of McFarlane toys, and the guy who created Spawn. I wonder what he’d make of Cuddle Team Leader. Anyway:
“The game, with its sense of skill and irreverent fun, now has hundreds of character options to choose from, which is a tremendous blueprint for making any successful toy and action figure line. With such a deep and visually interesting library to choose from, I have no doubt that we will be able to showcase both current and ‘classic’ looks from the Fortnite franchise.”
“We’ve been fans of Todd and McFarlane Toys for years and years, and it’s been a dream come true to have an opportunity to collaborate with them,” adds Donald Mustard, creative director at Epic Games. “I’ve seen some of the prototypes and they’re so sweet… I think players are just going to be blown away.”
Sweet. The prototypes are sweet.