Mezco Toyz and Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products have teamed up to announce an all new line of South Park figures based on the highly acclaimed, Emmy nominated Comedy Central TV series. Sweet!
The first series of 6” scale figures features Cartman (classic), Kenny, Chef, Officer Barbrady, Big Gay Al, and “Hip Hop” Cartman. Each figure includes episode-specific accessories, interchangeable parts and multiple points of articulation, all packaged in a collector friendly clamshell. Mezco also plans to expand the line to include a full range of 2”-18” scale figures and environments, as well as Mezco’s signature Mez-itz line of 1”-3” block figures.
South Park centers around four foul-mouthed 4th graders and the strange happenings and twisted occurrences in their small Colorado town – from alien abductions to genetically altered turkeys -- their everyday lives regularly intersect with world events, the paranormal, the mythical and the divine. Premiering in 1997, the show has become a cultural touchstone and is currently in its ninth season.
Mezco Toyz is a toy company unlike any other. Mezco combines humor and horror, with action and adventure to produce the most sought after collectibles and toys on this (or any other) planet. Mezco Toyz is an experienced developer and manufacturer of action-figures, toys and collectibles and has created figures for such high-profile licenses as Family Guy, Animal House, Blues Brothers, Scarface, Edward Scissorhands; Mezco is very excited to add South Park to its roster.
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products is a part of Nickelodeon Enterprises, the ancillary business unit of Nickelodeon Networks. It is responsible for licensing Nickelodeon brands and characters as well as the properties of Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, Spike TV and MTV International, as well as some non-Viacom properties. Nickelodeon Enterprises is active in all ancillary markets, including merchandise licensing, home video, interactive software, electronic media, online, wireless, book and magazine publishing, music, live tour and stage shows, theme parks and themed hotel venues. Nickelodeon Enterprises manages the largest TV-based licensing business in the world with $4 billion in retail sales. Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures and Spike TV are trademarks of Viacom International, Inc.