The wish is granted…long live Jambi.
It appears the loudly expressed wishes of collectors such as myself did not fall on deaf ears: JAKKS Pacific, maker of the popular WWE and Rocky action figure lines, has obtained the master license to the new American Gladiators.
MALIBU, Calif., Mar 31, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) today announced that it signed an exclusive worldwide Master Toy License with MGM Consumer Products for American Gladiators(R), the hit competition-based television program that airs on NBC. JAKKS(R) expects to launch a line of American Gladiators toys and related products in Spring 2009, based on the characters and challenges seen on the show. American Gladiators is produced by MGM Television and Reveille in association with Flor-Jon Films, Inc.
The comprehensive American Gladiators Master Toy license agreement, brokered through licensing agent JTMG LLC, on behalf of MGM Consumer Products includes action figures, accessories, as well as outdoor sports and seasonal products, and role play toys, all based on the new American Gladiators live action series and the classic television series.
This means I get my Wolf figure. Awesome. Now I just have to wait a year for the toys to come out. Crap. I hope the show’s still on by then.