[Originally posted on Toy News International
In Hasbro's virtual investor day panel
, they announced they had expanded their license agreement with Epic Games
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
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
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"
So we reached out to the folks at Hasbro, McFarlane Toys
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
Since I have yet to hear back from McFarlane Toys
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