While Disney Infinity was crushed by a perfect storm of many elements, the stationary figures (tiny statues, really) were gorgeous. Many were collecting those by themselves as the design and production qualities were absolutely excellent. Here, our girls have never stopped using them, regularly bringing them into rotation among their other, more articulated toys.
Also interesting is the TOYBOX name. In-game, the TOYBOX was an open-world place where characters from many franchises could interact - the concept being that it was a digital equivalent to a child's toy box, where all playthings would intermingle. Of course, Disney has THE TOY BOX running on ABC as a competition series, but this certainly looks like the folks at Disney Consumer Products have been inspired to make physical toys based on a video game element that itself was inspired by classic, hands-on play.
Stay tuned for more details as I have them...
-Former Disney Infinity head John Vignocchi weighed in via Twitter that the assets that the Disney Infinity team created have, indeed been repurposed:
No. They took the stuff the team created, re-engineered them to be articulated toys, and then launched under the name “Toy Box”.— John Vignocchi (@JohnVignocchi) October 25, 2017
There is also a video via Infiniteer Adventures that discusses these...
UPDATE 10/27/2017: Disney Store TOYBOX Action Figures will feature 14 points of articulation and appear to be roughly 5" tall. Users of The Toy Run Facebook Group (an excellent resource) spotted figure displays at a few different Disney Store Locations. From STAR WARS, Kylo Ren, Rey and a First Order Stormtrooper are confirmed, and from PIXAR's TOY STORY we've now seen photos of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie. MARVEL figures are also in the mix. Stay tuned!
UPDATE 10/30/2017: The figures will retail for $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Disney TOYBOX Action Figures Wave One Checklist:
- Rey (Star Wars)
- Kylo Ren (Star Wars)
- First Order Stormtrooper (Star Wars)
- Hulk (Marvel)
- Iron Man (Marvel)
- Thor (Marvel)
- Spider-Man (Marvel)
- Woody (Pixar - Toy Story)
- Buzz Lightyear (Pixar - Toy Story)
- Jessie (Pixar - Toy Story)