NEW YORK, NY- As one of the highest-selling comic book series in Marvel's vault, X-Men
has continually proven to be a fan favorite over the years. With a television series that has run consistently for over 12 years, and a highly-anticipated third movie installment hitting theaters in May 2006, Toy Biz continues to update its X-Men toy line with innovative takes on the classic characters.
This year's new product line will be highlighted by an array of action figures, accessories and role play items. Two new figure assortments will be introduced featuring the characters Wolverine
and Angel. Also featured in 2006: the Wolverine Mutant Racer, which turns an ordinary racecar into an extraordinary, super-secret battle machine; and the Wolverine Role Play Sets which feature motion-activated retractable claws and missile firing action!
X-Men products suggested retail price begins at $7.99 and up.
X-Men 6" Figure Asst. 1 January 2006, SRP $7.99
Toy Biz teams up with Marvel publishing to create these incredibly cool looking 6" action figures. All are tricked-out in high-tech gear and are ready to do battle using their own uncanny mutant abilities. Two assortments will be available this spring, with more to come in the fall.
- Superposeable Stealth Wolverine
- Superposeable Ninja Strike Wolverine with Weapons
- Stealth Beast
with Grappling Hook Launcher
- Ruby -Quartz Armor Cyclops
with Optic Blast Action
- Superposeable Magento with Electro
X-Men 6" Figure Asst. 2 April 2006, SRP $7.99
- Air Strike Wolverine
- Angel with Bird of Prey
- Superposeable Stealth Cyclops
- Superposeable Tech-Gear Beast
Wolverine Mutant Racer January 2006, SRP $19.99
This tricked-out ride lets you give Wolverine the ability to turn an ordinary racecar into an extraordinary, super-secret battle machine. With a hidden missile launcher and concealed glider, you can launch the coolest sneak attacks on unsuspecting villainous mutants—leaving them in your dust to think about what hit them!
Wolverine Role Play Sets January 2006, SRP $14.99
Each role-play set features a glove with retractable claws that emit authentic slashing sounds every time you swipe your hands. Choose between the Adamantium Battle Set that lets you fling 10 disks from your glove at your "enemies," or the Mutant Battle Set that launches 9 missiles at whatever—or whomever—stands in your way!
- Wolverine Adamantium Battle Set with pop-out claws, vinyl glove and 10 disks
- Wolverine Mutant Battle Set with pop-out claws, vinyl glove and 9 missiles
About Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
With a library of over 5,000 characters, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. - formerly known as Marvel Enterprises, Inc. - is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvel's operations are focused on utilizing its character franchises in licensing, entertainment, publishing and toys. Areas of emphasis include feature films, DVD/home video, consumer products, video games, action figures and role-playing toys, television and promotions. Rooted in the creative success of over sixty years of comic book publishing, Marvel's strategy is to leverage its character franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world. More information about Marvel can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.marvel.com
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