On May 22, 2014 Funko officially announced an expansion of their licensing agreement with Wizards of the Coast to create a new line of Magic: The Gathering action figures. This marks the first time the game, which has been produced for over two decades, will receive action figures with the new Funko Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker Legacy Collection action figures.
The Magic: The Gathering Legacy Collection are deluxe action figures boasting over 20 points of articulation, each with their own removable accessories. All of the Magic: The Gathering action figures in the Legacy Collection feature highly detailed and premium sculpts so that each Planeswalker has a "very accurate and realistic design."
The Magic: The Gathering Legacy Collection will have six figures in all to collect, the same Planeswalkers which are released in the Pop!: Magic: The Gathering series:
- Jace Beleren
- Ajani Goldmane
- Chandra Nalaar
- Garruk Wildspeaker
- Liliana Vess
- Nissa Revane
According to a prepared statement from Brian Mariotti, the CEO of Funko:
“We are deeply honored and very excited that Wizards of the Coast chose Funko as a partner to develop truly cool collectibles for Magic: The Gathering. I know the fans of Magic have been waiting nearly 20 years to get their hands on some fantastic Action Figures and stylized Vinyl figures. I promise that we won’t disappoint them!”
Elaine Chase, the Wizards of the Coast's Brand Director for Magic: The Gathering adds:
“We are excited to bring the world’s best strategy game to life with these figures. Funko has been a great partner, and we’re looking forward to giving players yet another way to enjoy Magic: The Gathering.”
Funko is currently accepting pre-orders for the Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker Legacy Collection action figures. They will be releasing in September 2014 and retail between $24.99 and $29.99 each. The Pop!: Magic: The Gathering series will be available this June.
If you plan on picking up the whole series, we recommend preordering to save some cash. At time of this article's publication, ToyWiz.com has the Legacy Collection available for preorder at $19.99 each and the Pop! figures for $9.99 each.
Which Funko Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker Legacy Collection action figure will you be getting?
They're sure to become collector items.
For more information about the game, visit www.MagicTheGathering.com.