I have to admit, this isn’t a show I would expect to get toys made based on it (shouldn’t be surprised though, everything seems to get a toy line these days). Don’t get me wrong, I think Archer is a great show. I’m a big fan of it, been once day one. With that said, I am excited for this to happen. I just hope it works, especially after the struggle that Venture Bros. figures have had getting produced. So I am a bit skeptical. Regardless, Factory Entertainment has recently announced they will be producing plushies, statues and action figures based on the characters from Archer. They will have prototypes on-hand at Toy Fair next month in New York. So hang tight, we’ll know more about these collectibles soon enough. Factory Entertainment does make James Bond collectibles too, so they would make a good fit. (Via TNI)
Factory Entertainment, Inc announced today that it has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with FX Networks to produce a line of collectibles from its hit animated award-winning comedy series, Archer.
Featuring the exploits of ISIS (International Secret Intelligence Service) agent Sterling Archer, voiced by Emmy nominee H. Jon Benjamin, Archer is hilarious adult animation at its best. The fourth season of the show, which premiered on January 17th, delivered stellar ratings and will run on Thursdays at 10pm e/p for 13 weeks on FX.
Factory Entertainment will be offering a wide variety of Archer products across several categories including:
– Collector Plush including: Sterling Archer, Lana Kane, Baby Seamus and Pam Poovey’s Dolphin Puppet.
– Shakems Premium Motion Statues – Factory Entertainment’s line of highly detailed, desktop-scaled polystone statues featuring a dynamic motion element and authentic character dialogue including: Lana Kane & Sterling Archer.
– Action Figures – Detailed collector-oriented action figures starting with Sterling Archer himself!
These and a number of other products are currently in development with a planned release starting in the spring of 2013. Initial prototypes will be unveiled in the Factory Entertainment Booth (#4979) at New York Toy Fair in February.
“We are big fans of the show and so a line of Archer licensed merchandise was a natural fit for us” said Jordan Schwartz, President and CEO of Factory Entertainment. “Its brilliant, edgy humor offers a rich resource of appealing and amusing product ideas” Schwartz continued, “we think Archer fans will be really pleased with what they see!”