After partnership between McFarlane Toys and DC and Warner Bros. Consumer Products continues to be a fruitful one with McFarlane Toys unveils new toys and products based on DC’s pantheon of characters and beyond. Case in point, McFarlane Toys has unveiled a Static Shock action figure based on his appearance as part of DC’s New 52 publishing initiative.
This isn’t the first time Static has received his own action figure. A few years back a Static action figure was produced as part of the DC Collectibles Icons line and based on his original appearance in the ’90s as part of Milestone.
It’s a far cry from two decades ago when the original Static Shock cartoon, despite being an incredible ratings success, was unable to attract toy companies or other licensors due to the false belief that a black superhero wouldn’t sell, as recounted by the late/great Dwayne McDuffie. If only they could have foreseen the incredible merchandise success of Black Panther merchandise.
Here’s hoping it won’t be long until we see toys based on the original Static Shock cartoon. Until then check out details and images for the Static Shock action figure below:
A typical nerdy high school student with a passion for science and pop culture, Hawkins’s life changed dramatically after he got caught up in a local gang war and was doused with an experimental chemical that contained a mutagen agent. This led to him gaining a variety of electromagnetic powers, and as a big fan of comic books, Hawkins decided to use his powers to help clean up his community and save the innocent. A fun, humorous individual in his normal life, these aspects of Hawkins’s personality shine in his superhero persona as well, and Static is well known for his witty banter and good-heartedness.
- Incredibly detailed 7” scale figure based off the DC Multiverse
- Designed with Ultra Articulation with up to 22 moving parts for full range of posing and play
- Static is featured in his look from the New 52
- Static Shock includes the Static Saucer, two electric blasts, and a base
- Included collectible art card with figure photography on the front, and character biography on the back
- Collect all McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse Figures