Jazwares Inc. Awarded Master Toy License For Astro Boy Movie

by Jay Cochran
October 25, 2008
The folks at Jazwares Inc. let us know that they have been awarded the master toy license for the new ASTRO BOY movie.

Slated for worldwide theatrical release in 2009, ASTRO BOY will feature the voices of Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, Bill Nighy and Eugene Levy with Freddie Highmore in the title role. David Bowers is directing ASTRO BOY from a screenplay written by Timothy Harris, with Maryann Garger producing.

ASTRO BOY was created by the "god of manga", Japan's Osamu Tezuka, in the early 1950s. The iconic character has since found wide popularity around the world as the hero of three acclaimed animated television series spanning the past four decades, besides being one of the top licensed properties for merchandising.

More details about this new toyline will be revealed soon.

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jamaro - 2008-12-03 @ 3:52 am

Well since I can't say too much about Astro Boy yet, let's talk Sonic.

I will start a new thread for Sonic!

Superchaos2585 - 2008-12-02 @ 8:59 pm
Oh man, I'd be up for that! I always wanted an eggpod; used to draw all sorts of them (making up my own boss fights) back in elementary school. I'm also a big fan of robot versions of the hero, so Metal Sonic has always been a fave. It would also be really cool to see little multipacks of minature bots from the games over the years.

I drew those too... It looks like most Sonic fans think alike lol... You're right , that would be awesome if they'd make multipacks with the badnicks and other small robots... Well, I hope Jazwares'll listen to us. Oh yeah, this whole conversation has nothing to do with the Astroboy figures so let's start a thread about the Sonic figures..

Alexx - 2008-12-02 @ 2:51 pm
Hey jamaro...

As long time Sonic fans, There are many people (of which I am one of) who would like to see the robots and vehicles of the Sonic universe portrayed as action figures. I mean it would be awesome to have the Eggpod to put our Eggman/Robotnik figures in. And the same thing goes for the Tornado as spunk mentioned. I would love to have the Tornado to put Tails in... I would also love to see Metal Sonic, a new E-102 Gamma, E-123 Omega (again as spunk mentioned), and maybe even E-101 Beta and other characters from Sonic Adventure... I was just wondering if you could pitch these ideas or even design these... Thanks for taking the time for reading this...

Oh man, I'd be up for that! I always wanted an eggpod; used to draw all sorts of them (making up my own boss fights) back in elementary school. I'm also a big fan of robot versions of the hero, so Metal Sonic has always been a fave. It would also be really cool to see little multipacks of minature bots from the games over the years.

spunk - 2008-12-02 @ 6:53 am

Ha ha ha! I have one of those! I agree with Rock Steady about the Super Poser Knuckles and Tails and with Superchaos2585 on the Metal sonic figure and the Eggpod as well as Tail's plain The Tornado! I would also like to see a wider range of characters (See my other post) :)

Superchaos2585 - 2008-12-01 @ 10:18 pm
I second the E figures. Those designs were always stellar. But more importantly I totally second Metal Sonic. We NEED a Metal Sonic. He is a fan favorite and I'm amazed he has not been given proper plastic treatment.

I totally agree... I have no clue why Toy Island didn't make him for Sonic Heroes or at least something... hopefully jazwares knows what we want... I'm really enthusiastic about them getting the license for the Sonic figures and I hope they can do something good with it... Oh and they did have a little statue type figure of Metal Sonic many years ago, but I wouldn't count it as a real figure as it is horrid and little effort appears to be put into it...... Heres a link to a picture of the thing... (link)

RockSteady - 2008-12-01 @ 9:28 pm
Hey jamaro...

As long time Sonic fans, There are many people (of which I am one of) who would like to see the robots and vehicles of the Sonic universe portrayed as action figures. I mean it would be awesome to have the Eggpod to put our Eggman/Robotnik figures in. And the same thing goes for the Tornado as spunk mentioned. I would love to have the Tornado to put Tails in... I would also love to see Metal Sonic, a new E-102 Gamma, E-123 Omega (again as spunk mentioned), and maybe even E-101 Beta and other characters from Sonic Adventure... I was just wondering if you could pitch these ideas or even design these... Thanks for taking the time for reading this...

I second the E figures. Those designs were always stellar. But more importantly I totally second Metal Sonic. We NEED a Metal Sonic. He is a fan favorite and I'm amazed he has not been given proper plastic treatment.

Superchaos2585 - 2008-12-01 @ 1:56 am

Hey jamaro...

As long time Sonic fans, There are many people (of which I am one of) who would like to see the robots and vehicles of the Sonic universe portrayed as action figures. I mean it would be awesome to have the Eggpod to put our Eggman/Robotnik figures in. And the same thing goes for the Tornado as spunk mentioned. I would love to have the Tornado to put Tails in... I would also love to see Metal Sonic, a new E-102 Gamma, E-123 Omega (again as spunk mentioned), and maybe even E-101 Beta and other characters from Sonic Adventure... I was just wondering if you could pitch these ideas or even design these... Thanks for taking the time for reading this...

RockSteady - 2008-11-30 @ 8:44 pm

With the rerelease of the Super Poser Sonic the Hedgehog figure, is there any chance we will see a rerelease of the Super Poser Shadow? Also will you consider releasing the, unforunatelly canceled, Super Poser Knuckles and Tails?

spunk - 2008-11-23 @ 10:11 pm

So excited! I have been a Sonic fan since Sonic 1 came out and my brother left his Game Gear alone on his bed lol. and I've played every Sonic game since. Thanks Joe for that great info I cant wait to see the pictures of the upcoming figures!

RockSteady - 2008-11-23 @ 7:00 pm

Sounds cool Jamaro. I'm realy excited for these. Sonic has been my favorite video game since it first came out. When cn we expect these figures to come out?

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