London based company The Noble Collection have been around for some time creating prop replica's and high end collectibles from key fantasy licenses such as Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings.
As of October this year, they are branching out into toys with a new line called "Bendyfigs"
"These authentic, intricate figures from your favorite brands come in a unique and flexible form factor. Proudly display each character with the included stand. Bendyfigs™ are fun for kids and a detailed collectible for fans of all ages — they’re Toyllectible™!"
Bendyfigs are a 7 inch scale figure that utilise a seamless body that can be posed and articulated by what we assume is a metal armature under the rubber body. Over this we have sculpted or soft goods clothes - whichever is appropriate. The figures are sold on generic blister card and they feature a display stand in the pack. All of this for an impressive RRP around the £12 mark.
The lineup is also impressive, and launches with Lord of the Rings with figures already showing up in B&M stores in the UK. We have Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf and Gollum in the first series, with a Sauron figure incoming in the new year.
They also have figures planned for Universal Monsters, Star Trek, Harry Potter and DC - with a launch wave of four figures planned for each, and shown on their website as digital sculpts.
The figures are stylised in their facial likeness and they look to be made to a 7 inch height and not a true scale with Gollum for example being the same height as Gandalf, which is a shame but likely allows them to use the same base body for all figures.
Visit the Bendyfigs Website for more details
Universal Monsters :- Frankenstein's Monster, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula and the Creature for the Black Lagoon.
Star Trek :- Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Uhuru
Harry Potter :- Harry, Hermione, Dumbledore and Dobby
DC :- Superman, Batman, The Flash and The Joker
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