Pacific Rim Toys Will Put A Jaeger On Your Shelf
Are you excited to get your grubby little mitts on a bunch of collectible merchandise from Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim? If you’re not yet, you should get there, because there’s going to be a lot of it. Toy Fair 2013 is going on right now, and here are some images of a few of the dozens of tie-in products you’ll be able to purchase in the coming months.
These Jaeger toys are seriously cool. There’s not much to compare them to, so you don’t have a good frame of reference for how big they are, but they seem like they’re going to be pretty substantial. With the sturdy bases these look like they’re intended more for display purposes rather than heavy play.
While the Jaegers are badass, I do wish that there were figurines of the Kaiju, the giant monsters from under the sea that the mech suits are designed to battle. Logic dictates that there must be some, we’ve seen snippets of the creatures in the trailers, but as of yet no photos have surfaced.
Beyond the usual promotional crossover, Pacific Rim is going to dive head first into the merchandising deep end. Beyond things like action figures, models, and videogames, they’re following some less-traveled paths. You’ll also be able to sit down with your friends over a nice cup of tea and put together a 700-piece Pacific Rim puzzle.
You’ll also be able to add a few massive mech suits or giant beast pieces to your next HeroClix campaign.
Here are a few more images of the Jaeger toys. What do you think? How pumped are you for Pacific Rim’s impending July 12th release?