Just yesterday Rebellion announced that they would be partnering with Hiya Toys to do 2000AD figures and the first two figures we are getting are two of the most popular characters from the 2000AD universe Judge Dredd and Judge Death from the Judge Dredd comics. They also have plans for other characters from Judge Dredd and the Lawgiver motorcycle which is sweet!
Not only that they have announced that they will be doing 6″ figures and I am very curious to know more of what they’ll be like. Their 4″ Predator figures are fantastic and I am very curious to know what other licenses aside from 2000AD will they be doing in the 6″ scale and if you look at their Facebook page you can see an image from First Blood so maybe Rambo? I am very excited to know more and I am sure we will in time!
Now back to the 4″ figures. I really love the details they have put into these. Dredd looks fantastic and I love the big chin that he has in the comics. All the regalia from his uniform is here. He also comes with interchangeable hands, a Lawgiver pistol, and a Daystick club. I am over the moon with how this figure looks as we have not had an affordable 2000AD line for years.
Then there’s Judge Death who looks incredibly well-detailed and gruesome! He is tall, lanky, and very sinister. The only accessory that he comes with is a human heart.
In June the 6″ will launch and I am very excited for Judge, Dredd, Judge Death, Judge Fear, and Judge Mortis (who are also being released in the 4″ line. I do wonder if they have plans for other characters from the 2000AD Universe such as Slaine, Strontium Dog, and Rogue Trooper!
Here’s the press release from Rebellion:
Rebellion and Hiya Toys are proud to announce a new line of four-inch and six-inch articulated figures based on the world of Judge Dredd, from the pages of the bestselling comic British comic, 2000 AD!
Hitting stores in time for Judge Dredd’s 45th anniversary in March, this brand new range of fully possible figures draw on more than four decades of ground-breaking comic books set in the world of the classic character created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra in 1977.
The new collaboration begins with two 1:18 scale, four-inch PVC action figures – the legendary lawman of the future, Judge Dredd, and his ultimate foe – the superfiend, Judge Death!
One of the world’s most famous comic book characters, Judge Dredd has been patrolling the mean streets of Mega-City for forty-five years and this dynamic and fully poseable figure perfectly captures his iconic look, drawing on the artwork of legendary artists such as Carlos Ezquerra, Mick McMahon, Brian Bolland, Cliff Robinson and more!
With 19 points of articulation, he comes with shoulder and joint pads, chain and badge of office, boot holster, utility belt, and imposing helmet. He also comes with a trademark Lawgiver gun, which fits into the holster on his boot, and Daystick club accessories.
Hailing from another dimension, Judge Death is the undead mass murderer who has declared that all life is a crime! Based on the iconic character design and art by co-creator Brian Bolland, as well as the work of artists Cliff Robinson and Garry Leach, the Judge Death figure comes with 18 points of articulation and a gruesome human heart accessory!
Available to order from retailers and to trade from this month, and releasing in March 2022, both will come shipped in an attractive protective cardboard window box.
Dredd and Death will be followed in the spring by 1:18 figures of Death’s compatriots in carnage, the terror-inducing Judge Fear, in April (available to order from December), and the lord of decay, Judge Mortis, in May (available to order from January).
And no Judge is complete with his fully-armed ride – Judge Dredd’s iconic motorbike, the Lawmaster, will be available as a set to order from March and hit shelves in July.
In June, Hiya will launch the 1:12 (six-inch) line with Judge Dredd (available to order from February), Judge Death in August (available to order from April), Judge Fear in September (available to order from May), and Judge Mortis in October (available to order from June).
Jason Kinglsey OBE, CEO of Rebellion, said: “The fans have been clamoring for new action figures based on the incredible world created by Wagner and Ezquerra, so we’re delighted to be able to announce our partnership with Hiya Toys in time for 2000 AD and Judge Dredd’s forty-fifth anniversaries. Hiya Toys have a great track record for quality and the designs for these figures have blown us away, they look faithful to the comics and with great little details that show how much care and attention has even poured into them. There are so many amazing characters to choose from in this world, we can’t wait to see what’s next!’”