He’s a star, man. Waiting in toy stores. In October, that is, just in time for Halloween.
The Goblin King has a penchant for making himself difficult to get to–while there has been a prior action figure made of David Bowie‘s supernatural, maze-enthusiast, codpiece-tastic babynapper, he’ll run you up to $350 on the secondary market nowadays. No one could blame you for running away from that…and now, they wouldn’t have to. We got a glimpse of McFarlane Toys‘ new take on the character earlier this year, and now, via Toyark, we have an official product image and details:
The hair alone on this guy merits some sort of toy-sculpting award. And thanks to the good folks at McFarlane, you might also say his ruffles really have ridges. This version of Jareth, which we hope will be the first of several given Bowie’s costume changes, comes from the masquerade sequence, in which the previously malevolent villain proves he can be equally debonair and seductive. Parents in the audience already knew this, but for many of their kids, it was a pivotal moment.
The figure has 12+ points of articulation–the “+” probably depends on how you count ball joints–and includes crystal ball and mask accessories. Part of the ongoing, cross-property “Color Tops” series, he also includes the standard display base with a Labyrinth logo and should retail for under $20.
While more Jareths are the most likely follow-through, we’ve never really had a good Labyrinth line of figures, and there are plenty more we’d like to see now that McFarlane has the rights. Jennifer Connolly might require additional actor likeness rights, but Ludo, Sir Didymus, and the goblins should all be doable. If McFarlane manged to do to the M.C. Escher inspired final confrontation as one of their building sets, Labyrinth would be making me swoon all over again.
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Images: Victoria McNally for Nerdist, McFarlane Toys, TriStar Pictures