When we last talked about World War Z action figures, it was just a list of possible characters sent to retailers for pre-orders...or to gauge interest at Toy Fair time...or for whatever reason companies send out massive lists of product no one is supposed to know about. While at Toy Fair, there was, indeed, a line of WWZ action figures at the Jazwares booth, but it was under wraps and all we could do was pet the curtain. Today, Entertainment Earth launched pre-orders on the eve of the film's release, and after some begging and pleading, we've got some excellent pictures of the initial release.
Series 1 includes:
• Gerry Lane - includes axe, crowbar, and a shovel /spade
• Civilian Zombie - includes a collectible mini poster
• Special Forces Zombie - includes interchangeable limbs
• Paramedic Zombie - includes interchangeable leg, medic pack, and an axe
Click HERE to pre-order the Paramedic Zombie and Gerry Lane
Click HERE to pre-order the Civilian Zombie and Special Forces Zombie
NOTE: The Gerry Lane figure is NOT based on the likeness of Brad Pitt. The zombies and Gerry are loosely based on concepts from the film's script and direction of Paramount Pictures. Now that the film is released and no longer labeled "Top Secret", Jazwares fully intends on bringing out the more iconic zombies straight from the film. It is unclear whether they'll have the rights to Brad Pitt's likeness in the future, though. All signs point to no.
Jazwares™, a leader in the licensed products marketplace, will bring Paramount
Pictures’ apocalyptic thriller World War Z to life in the first line of action figures based on the new film in theaters June 21st, 2013. The exciting collector line will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, LATAM and EMEA beginning summer 2013 and feature a series of articulated collectible figures inspired by the zombies and key characters from this summer’s highly-anticipated film.
“World War Z is the perfect addition to our growing action figure roster,” said Laura Zebersky, executive vice president global sales, Jazwares. “Everyone is talking about zombies right now and there is already a huge demand for these figures. We received great feedback about the line and anticipate that excitement will continue to grow with the movie’s official release.”
Available this summer at major retailers nationwide, Jazwares’ World War Z line will include 6-inch articulated figures from the film. The partnership adds a premier movie to Jazwares’ robust lineup of entertainment properties, and showcases this latest Paramount Pictures’ major film release in top toy retailers worldwide. “Jazwares has an outstanding track record for producing quality entertainment-based figures and we know movie fans will be thrilled to see the movie characters from World War Z come to life in the toy aisle,” said LeeAnne Stables, President,
Consumer Products, Paramount Pictures.
...oh...and there's a plush toy. Meet SUBWAY SAM!
The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.