I seem to be one of the only people that found this movie to be utterly stupid, but due to the fact that everyone has caught on to Napoleon Dynamite, Fox is taking complete advantage as today it was announced by Fox Licensing & Merchandising and McFarlane Toys that a new licensing agreement bringing a “sweet” line of action figures based on characters from the hit cult-flick Napoleon Dynamite. The “hilarious” (NY Post) and “wonderfully original” (People) comedy that has had dynamite theatrical staying power, incredible word of mouth and a distinct look and feel is now being represented with a brand-new line of Napoleon Dynamite figures.
The line will feature an assortment of figures including the film’s quirky anti-hero Napoleon Dynamite, his mustachioed sidekick Pedro Sanchez and chatroom-junkie brother Kip.
“This is the new generation’s cult classic film; fans will be repeating the lines over and over just like my generation did with three or four movies when I was 13,” said McFarlane Toys founder Todd McFarlane. “My goal is to showcase the main characters of the movie and reward the fans with some of the more memorable and unforgettable scenes in action figure form.”
“Napoleon Dynamite and action figure may seem like an oxymoron, but McFarlane Toys has the appreciation and understanding of this character and the film to create some truly fun and highly appealing toys,” said Peter Byrne, Executive Vice President, Licensing, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising. “There is a huge pent up demand for merchandise for ‘Napoleon Dynamite‘ and a McFarlane action figure will be a ‘must have’ for all fans.”
The new line of Napoleon Dynamite from McFarlane Toys will be hitting shelves in Fall 2005.