MAGIC: THE GATHERING Character Announcement
First 4 Figures development of a set of five resin statues based on Wizards of the Coast's Magic: the Gathering franchise, has gotten underway under license from the Hasbro Properties Group. Three of the statues will be finished in time to be displayed at the London Toy Fair, January 2005. The following two will be shown at the New York Toy Fair in February 2005.
First 4 Figures Magic the Gathering Statue Background
Five statues will be made, one from each of the five different colours of magic. Each colour has its own character: blue is the color of trickery, black is death and destruction magic, red magic is all fire and rage, white heals and protects, and, finally, green magic is aligned with nature and can be used to summon mighty creatures. Each statue will have a colour coordinated base, dependant on which colour of magic they belong to.
The first wave of figures will all be based on the Kamigawa block. Four of the five statues will be from the core Champions of Kamigawa release and one from the Betrayers of Kamigawa expansion set (to be released in February 2005). Plans for a further two waves have been inked in for 2005.
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Champions of Kamigawa Line-up
• White Magic - Eight and a Half Tails. Legendary creature. Fox Cleric
• Blue Magic - Melouku the Clouded Mirror. Legendary Creature. Moonfolk Wizard
• Red Magic - Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. Legendary Creature. Goblin Shaman
• Green Magic - Kodama of the North Tree. Legendary Creature. Spirit.
Betrayers of Kamigawa Line-up
• Black Magic - Ink Eyes. (character information are not to be released yet)
Approximate Retail Price: $54.99
Ages: 8 & Up
Available: May 2005
Limited edition: 5,000 per statue
All statues will average around 10¡± including the colour coordinated base and be hand painted. They will come in a coloured box, with an authenticity card, and a numbered base.
The statues will be done by the talented Formation Designs, who comprise of Scott Whitworth and Chris Gabrish. The statues will be painted by Dan Cope.
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About First 4 Figures
First 4 Figures is a subsidiary of Puzzle Productions. Puzzle Productions manufactures and markets high quality resin figures under the brand name First 4 Figures. Included its product line up includes famous licenses such as Tales of Midnight, WWE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING.
The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the industry¡¯s richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro¡¯s core brands, such as G.I. JOE, TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY and CANDY LAND, beyond the toy and game aisle, creating rich lifestyle experiences.
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