Thursday, July 23, 2020

SDCC 2020: Megalopolis Tackles Earth Worm Jim, Battle Toads, Madballs & More

SDCC 2020 Megalopolis Teaser
Megalopolis Toys has added more iconic brands to their upcoming 2021 line of classic/retro action figures; Earthworm Jim and Clay Fighter from Interplay Entertainment; and Battletoads, Banjo Kazooie, Conkers Bad Fur Day and Perfect Dark from Microsoft’s Rare Ltd Studios.

In this relaunch, Megalopolis Toys is developing 6” scale sculpts of characters inspired by classic gaming archives from Interplay Entertainment and Rare Limited in partnership with top industry design talent. The Megalopolis:Premium DNA line will also include figures from Madballs™ and Barnyard Commandos™ both owned by Cloudco Entertainment, which are already in development. Each of the respective toy lines will start accepting pre-orders Q3 and Q4 2020 and will be sold direct-to-consumer through, the Megalopolis Toys mobile app and select specialty retailers Summer 2021.

“We are ecstatic to be adding these incredible properties to our growing catalog. Fans of Battletoads have been asking ‘where are the toys’ for decades, and we are answering that call with an expansive selection of characters and styles that will satiate the appetite of even the most diehard fans.

In addition, our partnership with Interplay is giving us the chance to re-imagine Earthworm Jim as a modernized, highly articulated collector line. This amazing property has been ripe for an updated line for years. We will also now have the chance to bring the full catalog of characters from across the entire Clay Fighter franchise into it’s first ever toy line!”   
-Ben Westover, Creative Director/Co-Founder of Megalopolis

“We have sought out cult classic titles for passionate, underserved fan bases to give them the products they’ve wanted for years. When they see the level of detail in the sculpture, paint applications, articulation, and packaging of these figures, as well as the depth of character selection, we know they will be just as thrilled as we are, because we are as big of fans of these properties as anybody! ”         – Matt Westover, President/Co-Founder of Megalopolis

“I’m delighted to be tasked with finding these great retro properties and watching them come to life once again as action figures. There will undoubtedly be many delighted fans!” adds Marsha Armitage-Bristow, president of Brand Brilliant Consulting, who brokered the deals.

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