TONNER CHARACTER FIGURES™ of Spider-Man® and Peter Parker, sculpted in the likeness of Tobey McGuire, will spin their way onto retail store shelves early this summer, just in time for the highly-anticipated release of Marvel Characters and Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man® 3.
Spider-Man® and Peter Parker are the first of many TONNER CHARACTER FIGURES™ (TCF’s™), based on the third major motion picture from the franchise. The Spider-Man® character figure series will feature Spider-Man® in his classic costume and his alter ego, Peter Parker as well as other key characters. “We are thrilled to have the privilege to not only replicate the extraordinary costumes from Spider-Man® 3, but to also sculpt the TONNER CHARACTER FIGURES™ based on the actual actors,” Robert Tonner, CEO and head designer of the award-winning Tonner Company said.
“Tonner Character Figures™ (TCF’s™) are not fashion dolls, or conventional action figures, but a new type of hybrid,” explains Tonner. “I wanted to take a different approach to the category by working large scale, with more detail, removable clothing, and offering separately available costumes and accessories. I believe a new classification is appropriate--hence the TCF™ concept,” he added.
The TONNER CHARACTER FIGURES™ are app. 16" tall with multiple articulated joints for expressive movement and mobility. In keeping with the fine detail and high-end quality of Tonner’s other popular product lines, TONNER CHARACTER FIGURES™ will feature hand-detailed face painting, rooted hair; and authentic costuming.
Tonner debuted the Spider-Man® 3 series at Toy Fair on February 11. TCF’s based on the Spider-Man® 3 series will be sold at www.tonnerdirect.com
and gift and toy specialty retailers nationwide, including FAO Schwarz, beginning this summer; the suggested retail price range is around $150.00 for dressed TCFs. Separately available clothing will be available as well as character variations in strictly limited edition releases.
You can see more images of these from our 2007 New York Comic Con