Official Press Release
Chicago, IL – Corgi USA, the leading name in die-cast scale
models, has acquired the license from Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
to produce exclusive high end collectible metal figurines of some
of the hottest characters in the comic book world.
The initial Marvel line, to be introduced at the American
International Toy Fair in February, 2006, will include Spider-
Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor as well as other heroes and
villains. Unlike the resin-only figures of these characters
currently on the market, Corgi’s 1/12th scale (approx. 6″) metal
figures will stand the test of time. Produced in very limited
quantities, these highly detailed figures will be priced to
encourage consumers to collect the complete line. The first
figure produced in the series will be exceedingly limited and
sure to enhance collectibility.
Each character will be produced in 3D along with alter ego
figures and adversarial characters so collectors can build a
“We’ve quickly become known among collectors as the leading
source for high-quality metal comics collectibles,” David
Davenport, Corgi General Manager the Americas. “With Marvel on
board, we’re continuing — and greatly expanding — our
commitment to this vital segment.”
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