There is some interesting snippets coming out of the UK Toy Fair regarding McFarlane's plans for their 7" Color Range of figures.
Up to now these limited articulation, highly detailed figures, have stuck closely to solid McFarlane franchises like The Walking Dead and Assassins Creed. They have also been stacked heavily around Anime and Video Game licences.
These licences will continue in 2017 with more Anime figures planned for Attack on Titan, Naruto Shippuden, Tokyo Ghoul and One Punch Man. There is also talk of a Ghost in the Shell figure called "The Major" like the Assassins Creed figure from 2016 we expect this to be a figure from the live Action Movie of 2017 starring Scarlett Johannson as "The Major". Other Video game licence releases will be Gears of War, Mass Effect Andromeda, Borderlands and Destiny. The staple of The Walking Dead will also continue to expand in 7" across the year.
The exciting news though is the plans for McFarlane to create 7" Color Tops figures from two HUGE 1980's films. The two Jim Henson movie's of Labyrinth and Dark Crystal are being worked on with the initial plans to release Jareth The Goblin King from Labyrinth and what we assume will be a 2-pack of Jen and Kira from Dark Crystal.
There were no figures, just mock-ups, in London. This could mean they are very early on in development. Or, they could be holding back for a larger scale reveal at New York Toy Fair next month. Either way, 2017 looks to be exciting for McFarlane collectors.