Shocker Toys has announced that they have acquired the rights to produce GWAR action figures in Shockini form and 6-8 inch fully sculpted figures. Oderus Urungus, Flattus Maximus, Beefcake the Mighty, Jizmak Da Gusha and Balsac the Jaws of Death will be featured in the set based off their GWAR characters.
Under a license from GWAR, the GWAR action figures will retail for around $15 and will be available at specialty stores and mass retailers in summer of 2006. Each figure will come with plenty of murderous accessories and a GWAR comic book for a little reading after dark! Also to be produced will be Shockini versions of GWAR shrunk down into three-inch block figures they will kick the block figure world square in the blocks!
GWAR is a satirical thrash metal/punk band formed in 1985-1986 by a group of artists and musicians at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. The band is perhaps best known for their elaborate sci-fi/horror film-inspired costumes, raunchy lyrics, and graphic stage performances.
New York, Buffalo based Shocker Toys LLP was founded by Geoff Beckett in 1999 as a creative new product developer in the toy industry. This company is transforming itself into a fully functioning new force in the action figure business. The company's current roster includes such lines as Toxic Avenger, Electrobyte Shockinis, AC Comics, Blue Water Productions, Arcana Studio, Bucky O' Hare, Judge Dredd and their own new brands of customizable toys.