Sunday, January 12, 2020

Diamond Select Toys to Release New 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Action Figures on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Mark your calendars, Avatar: The Last Airbender fans — new action figures are coming next week!


Diamond Select Toys will be rolling out 7-inch scale action figures of Airbender Aang, Waterbender Katara and Firebender Zuko on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 through its website as well as local comic shops (find a store at comicshoplocator.com) and popular online retailers.

They will each come with accessories — such as Aang’s Airbender staff and his winged lemur companion Momo — and various interchangeable parts, and each comes packaged in the famous Select action figure packaging. According to Diamond Select, the assortment ultimately “shines a spotlight on season 3 of the hit animated series."

The figures were designed by illustrator Eamon O’Donoghue and sculpted by Richard Force. They’re being sold for $19.99 each or $59.97 for all three. (#AUG192718, SRP: $19.99/ea.)

Some stores are listing the figures as "Wave 1", so if these figures prove popular, DST could be releasing more Avatar: The Last Airbender figures in the future!


Product Features
7 inch (17.78cm) scale
Made of plastic
Shines a spotlight on Season 3 of the hit animated series
Highly articulated
Packaged on a blister card
Sculpted by Richard Force

Box Contents
Aang figure and Spear
Katara figure and Water effect
Zuko figure and Fire effect

2020 marks the 15th anniversary of Last Airbender’s debut on Nickelodeon. Created by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko and airing between 2005 and 2008, the critically-acclaimed Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in world people can manipulate the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air, and they lived peacefully in different regions until one of the nations started a world war. One master who can manipulate all four elements, dubbed the "Avatar," had been able to prevent this war, but disappeared soon after. 100 years later, a new Avatar named Aang awakens and sets out on a journey to master all the elements in order to bring peace to the land once more by defeating Fire Lord Ozai and ending the destructive war with the Fire Nation.

The series managed to be such a hit with fans by combining amazing animated action set pieces with three dimensional interesting characters set in this magical fantasy world.

The animated series originally aired for 61 episodes over three seasons ("Books") originally on Nickelodeon, where it began in February 2005 and concluded in July 2008. The series was nominated for—and won—Annie Awards, Genesis Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Peabody Award.


Its success led to the creation of adjacent consumer products, including video games, and a follow-up series, The Legend of Korra, that returned to the world of Avatar years after Aang’s death to follow Korra, his successor as Avatar. That series ran between 2012-2014. In 2010, the series got its first feature-length film, The Last Airbender.

The stories of both Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra have since continued on in graphic novel series.

Netflix will be putting out an Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series from original creators DiMartino and Konietzko sometime in the future, with filming set to begin this year. The streaming giant has said that it plans to stay true to the location and “background heritage” of the animated series after the 2010 film failed to do so.

Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment are set to released the Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Complete Series 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Steelbook Collection on February 18, 2020.

More Nick: Netflix to Host Open Casting Call for Live-Action 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Series!

Originally published: Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Original source: CBR.com.
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