Corgi plans metal Marvel figures

From the press release:

Corgi USA, the leading brand in the die-cast scale model collectible market, has acquired a license from Marvel Entertainment, Inc. to produce limited quantity, high end metal figurines of some of the hottest characters in the comic book world.

Initial products in the Marvel line, to be introduced at the American International Toy Fair in February, 2006, will include Spider-Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor, as well as other heroes and villains made famous in Marvel comics.

Unlike the resin-only figures of these characters currently on the market, Corgi's 1/12th scale (approx. 6 in.) metal figures will be designed to stand the test of time. Produced in very limited quantities, these highly detailed metal miniatures will encourage consumers to collect the complete line.

Each Marvel character will be sculpted in 3D. Alter ego figures and adversarial characters will allow collectors to build a comprehensive collection.

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