I visited the Toy Fair New York to visit some of the Blizzard partners in search of licensed products. This year there wasn’t any new products, but at least there were products recently shipped and some are expected to ship on April 2014.
Prior to the event I learned there were no new Blizzard licensed products from USAopoly and Mega Bloks to be shown at the Toy Fair. Thus, I focused my attention on Funko and NECA, who are exhibitors at the event.
The Funko booth #4805 is displaying several licenses in the form of POP Vynil figures, Wacky Wobblers, Plushies and Papercraft. Among their licensed products displayed at the Toy Fair New York are (follow the links for better photos):
- Funko POP Games Starcraft Queen of Blades Vinyl Figure
- Funko POP Games StarCraft Jim Raynor Vinyl Figure
- Funko POP Games Diablo Vinyl Figure
- Funko POP Games Diablo Tyrael Vinyl Figure
- Funko POP Games World of Warcraft Illidan Action Figure
- Funko POP Games World of Warcraft Arthas Vinyl Figure
I had the pleasure to see the NECA Diablo III Lord of Terror Deluxe Scale Action Figure. It stands 9 inches tall with several articulations.
This action figure was sculpted by former-McFarlane sculptor Brian Fay who is currently Blizzard Entertainment’s in-house sculptor. I don’t think any photo can do justice to all the details in this action figure.
My sincere advice is that if you really like this action figure, please don’t hesitate nor wait until it ships. Go pre-order it. Pre-orders are like a survey. If it gets great demand, more products are created. It only costs $24.99.
I was very excited to see the life-size Diablo III – Prop Replica – El’Druin, The Sword of Justice. This is Tyrael’s sword. I wielded it on my hand, and it is not heavy. Feels right and balanced. The description below tells you the materials it was crafted on.
The NECA booth #4802 can be found on the lower floor.
This recreation of Archangel Tyrael‘s legendary weapon was built directly from digital files used in-game, and measures nearly three and a half feet long. It features a pulsing blue LED light in the hilt, simulating the awesome protective powers the sword draws from the High Heavens.
Each El’Druin is carefully crafted of ABS, plastic and PVC in a construction designed for durability and impact resistance. Afterwards, it is hand-painted in gold and silver, using a mix of washes and dry brushing to enhance the detail and the metallic feel. The result is a realistic replica that looks just like the real thing, but is perfectly safe.