Ask Jakks Pacific Q&A With Craig Drobis – October 2018

Ask Jakks Pacific Q&A With Craig Drobis – October 2018


 

We’re catching up from our Q&A with Jakks Pacific, and this was originally supposed to be sent back to us in August 2018, which as now it’s October, we’re calling it by the new month. Make sure to get your questions in for the next Q&A we do with them.

Craig Drobis is the SVP of Marketing for boys action figures and collectors for Jakks Pacific. Craig will be answering your questions for all Ask Jakks submissions. ToyHypeUSA will be sending him monthly questions and we will have your answers back on or around the beginning of each month. Send us your questions to [email protected] by October 15th.

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1. Will Jakks Pacific be producing BigFigs for the Wonder Woman sequel (“Wonder Woman 1984”) due out in 2019?  If so, can Jakks Pacific please produce and release both Wonder Woman and the Cheetah!

At this time there are no plans for additional Big Figs for the Wonder Woman sequel.  From what I have seen, the movie looks like it will be great though.

2. At the San Diego Comic-Con panel, Jakks shown off the next wave of Incredibles 2 figures. For the 2” line, most of the figures shown were in wave 1. What is the difference in paint applications for figures like Mr. Incredible, Elasti-Girl, etc. for this wave?

When I first read the question, I thought it was about the 4″ figures so I will answer for both scales as we have a lot of newness in the figurest for Fall. 4″ figures – Wave 1 of The Incredibles 2 line included all of the family members in their red super suits as well as Frozone in his blue supersuit.  The only carry forward characters are Elastigirl who has her grey super suit from the movie as well as including a new accessory, being the goggles that Screenslaver puts on her.  Mr. Incredible is in his blue, original super suit.  The other characters in the mix are all new: Screenslaver, the Underminer, and a two pack of fire Jack Jack with Enda.
2″ Blind Box figures – Wave 1 has 2 different poses of Elastigirl (punching and kicking) with her red and grey supersuits.  Wave 2 Elastgirl is a new pose and has her in Hey Day lighter grey supersuit with red gloves and boots.  Mr. Incredible in wave 1 was punching in his red supersuit and wave 2 is a redeco with his blue Hey Day supersuit.  All new tools in wave 2 include Screenslaver, Voyd, Monster Jack-Jack, Reflux and the Raccoon as well as deco variants of Violet with her invisibility power and Jack-Jack seated with his metal power.

3. Are additional vehicles for the 2” line on the horizon, and how has the first wave sold?

There is a second wave of vehicles in production and the Elasticycle and Metrolev train are new to the assortment.  The wave one sales were not as brisk as I would have hoped, so that has impacted their arrival to retail shelves.

4. Has Jakks ever considered making 8-Bit articulated action figures similar to the 2.5” and 4” line as opposed to the flat 8-bit figures?

I believe you are referencing the classic Mario 8-Bit figures in the 2.5″ Nintendo line which have a solid black back.  We do not have plans for 4″ figures in 8-bit, however we do have Mega Man classic figures out now in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Mega Man.  These figures are double sided and do have some limited articulation in the arm/arm canon.  Attached is an image.  There are two packs of the figure available at GameStop and single packs at Walgreens.

5. The Batman Evolution 20” figure, I read that he will have 20+ points of articulation, and come with a Batarang. Is this only the first figure planned like this as opposed to the standard Big Figs line?

Yes, as it stands right now, the Batman Rebirth with 23 points of articulation is the only Big Fig planned with this additional level of articulation and detail.  We have the desire to do more and want to see how these are received.  The figure will be on shelf at Target any day now if it is not already.  Attached are some photos to keep you up to date.

 

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