Hasbro Star Wars Fortnite Action Figures In The Works?

Bespin refugee - February 26, 2021


[Originally posted on Toy News International]

In Hasbro's virtual investor day panel, they announced they had expanded their license agreement with Epic Games for Fortnite that would now include action figures. Recently Hasbro had announced that they were doing a 6" Classified version of Snake-Eyes based on his appearance in the Fortnite game.

It wasn't entirely clear in the announcement if that meant we would only be seeing more figures based on characters that Hasbro already makes product for that have appeared in the game, such as Marvel or Star Wars. Or did it mean that Hasbro would be making action figures based on actual Fortnite characters, even though other companies like McFarlane Toys and Jazwares have already been making such figures.

For those not familiar, for the last few years McFarlane Toys has been making 7" Fortnite figures and Jazwares has been making 6" and 4" figures.

So we reached out to the folks at Hasbro, McFarlane Toys and Jazwares to see if we could get any clarification about what Hasbro's announcement today meant for the future of Fortnite action figures.

As I type this, the only company so far to get back to me has been Hasbro. While they aren't ready to give out specifics on which exact characters they will be doing, they did tell me that the new agreement does NOT limit them to just Hasbro properties appearing in the game. They went on to tell me the license is specific to 6-inch and above scale in action figures and vehicles.

Since I have yet to hear back from McFarlane Toys or Jazwares about the status of their Fortnite lines, I can't tell you definitively that those companies won't still be releasing figures in some way. My best GUESS at this time is, Jazwares might continue on with their 4" figures while their 6" and the McFarlane 7" ones will be discontinued. Again that is just a guess based on the info Hasbro provided me about them doing figures for 6" and above.

If I get some kind of further confirmation from McFarlane and or Jazwares about the status of their lines, I will be sure to update this story.



As for Hasbro, again just speculating here, but seems like a good bet we will not only see regular 6" Fortnite figures from them, but also see other properties like Marvel, Star Wars and G.I. Joe that have appeared in the game get the Fortnite figure treatment. I wouldn't even be surprised if this new agreement between Hasbro and Epic Games didn't open the doors for other Hasbro properties like Transformers and Power Rangers to appear in the game as well


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