The Coalition and McFarlane Toys announces a new lineup of Gears of War 4 figurines, marking the first time Gears of War toys won’t be produced by NECA.
It may not have been what fans were expecting, but Rod Fergusson had ominously hinted that Gears of War 4 news would be coming this week. Now, the team behind the title, The Coalition, and McFarlane Toys have announced a new lineup of figurines for Gears of War 4 which are slated to launch in late 2016, around when the game itself is expected to release.
The figures will stand seven inches tall, with an average of fifteen points of articulation across the line. While McFarlane Toys didn’t release any information about the price, other seven inch figures typically go for around $16, so it’s likely the new Gears of War 4 lineup will follow in similar footsteps.
While the official McFarlane Toys website doesn’t have the photographs for any of the upcoming figurines, The Coalition actually posted several shots of the of the new JD figurine:
JD made his Gears of War debut during E3 2015 this year, and fans have been clamoring for most information about the blonde-haired soldier ever since. So far, we know that he was sent on a mission to hunt down a Pouncer, but details have remained scarce about the COG infantryman.
Though no images have surfaced involving Kait, the female protoganist who appeared alongside JD in the initial trailer, we fully expect that she’ll get her own MacFarlane Toys figure as well. Information has been scarce about the general plot for the upcoming Gears title, which is supposedly bringing a focus on introducing a new cast of characters into the series. No word yet on if JD and Kait will provide an emotional connection similar to Dom’s bond with Maria, but time will reveal all.
McFarlane Toys has been a busy company with videogame tie-ins of late, with a series of Titanfall 2 toys being announced just three days ago. The studio has worked on many game franchises, ranging from Assassin’s Creed to Halo. Previously, NECA had produced all of the figurines for the Gears of War franchise, but it looks like that partnership is now one for the history books. NECA was pretty brief in fielding questions about their expired partnership:
Unsurprisingly, Gears of War’s original lead designer said that he thinks fans will enjoy the fourth iteration, but for now fresh information about the lancer-filled title remains locked behind closed doors. While it’s likely this was the news Rod Fergusson was hinted it a few days ago, we’ll keep you posted if more Gears of War 4 news trickles out from The Coalition.
What do you think about the The Coalition’s Gears of War 4 lineup with McFarlane Toys, Ranters?
Gears of War 4 is slated for a late 2016 release on Xbox One.