FUTURAMA Mini Figures by Kidrobot (August 13-release)

Kidrobot follows up their 2007 Simpsons Mini Figures with yet another Matt Groening cartoon-creation: FUTURAMA! And the release date (on August 13th) just so happens to be the 2nd Day (US-time vs SG-time) of the Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Con too! I wonder if KR has anything fancy planned for us folks in Singapore ... hhhmmm

PRESS: Welcome to the 31st century! Matt Groening and David X. Cohen team up with Kidrobot to bring all your favorite Planet Express employees to vinyl. From the cryogenically frozen Fry to the ancient Dr. Zoidberg, 12 iconic characters, including 2 chases, are coming at you blind boxed on August 13. Each 3-inch figure retails for US$8.95.

CLICK THRU for Artist Write-Ups and further product details ... and no, the image posted-right is not an "official" pic, but perhaps "leak" that has been floating about the www for a while now (and might not be the final rundown of figures.... heh)

ARTIST-BIO: Matt Groening is the creator and executive producer of THE SIMPSONS and FUTURAMA. He has received multiple Emmys for his work in television. Groening is also creator of the popular comic strip Life in Hell. Groening has won 11 Primetime Emmy Awards, ten for The Simpsons and one for Futurama as well as a British Comedy Award for "outstanding contribution to comedy" in 2004. In 2002, he won the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for his work on Life in Hell.

David X. Cohen is the executive producer of FUTURAMA. Cohen previously spent five years as a writer for The Simpsons, and holds a Masters degree in Theoretical Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley, as well as a Bachelors degree in Physics from Harvard University, where he served as President of the Harvard Lampoon humor magazine. He has received three Emmy Awards, two Annie Awards, and zero Nobel Prizes for his work.

Size: 3-inches
Chases: 2
Accessories: Each figure includes a character-specific accessory.
Packaging: Blind boxed
Insert: Each figure in this series comes with a sticker.
Availability: Kidrobot stores, kidrobot.com, select retailers.
Official Release Date: August 13, 2009
Price: US$8.95

Source: KR


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