The Dune movie might still be almost a year off, but there are action figures to buy right now. Just in time for the holidays, Dune wave 1 is officially out.
All the way from Arakkis
Another thing on-hold from the hellish year that was 2020, Dune was originally scheduled to be release this very month (December 2020). But that was before covid wreaked havoc across the entire globe.
At this point, like so many other theater-experiences and happenings, Dune has been delayed into 2021. Specifically, it’s now set to open up in theaters (and presumably on demand as well) on October 1st. But as with some other properties, the delay of the movie will not mean a delay of the accompanying merchandise.
McFarlane Toys is making the action figures for the new film, and they’re hitting store right now. So you can load up on Dune before loading up on Dune. That might be a little off-putting for some prospective fans, but Dune has a massive fanbase already, and they just might like what they see out of McFarlane.
Falling right in line with the company’s new push for superior articulation, wave 1 of Dune will stand in at the company’s usual 7″ scale. The wave will feature four basic figures, which will all come with parts to Build-A 5th figure (actor Dave Bautista’s Beast Rabban), and one deluxe edition. That’ll be the gigantic 12″ Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. And yes, he’s apparently in scale with the 7″ figures.
Each will star the faces of the movie’s players including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, and the aforementioned Bautista.
From the press release:
Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet)
- Paul Atreides, the leader of this epic adventure, is featured in a Fremen Stillsuit that enables the human body to survive in the sun-scorched open deserts of Arrakis.
- Paul comes with a crysknife, twin blades, a base, and the piece to the Build-A Rabban figure.
Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson)
- Lady Jessica, a member of the order of the Bene Gesserit and highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat, is featured in a Fremen Stillsuit that enables the human body to survive in the sun-scorched open deserts of Arrakis.
- Lady Jessica comes with a crysknife, fremkit, a base, and the piece to the Build-A Rabban figure.
Duncan Idaho (Jason Momoa)
- Duncan Idaho, the most gifted Swordmaster in the Known Universe, is featured in a Fremen Stillsuit that enables the human body to survive in the sun-scorched open deserts of Arrakis.
- Duncan comes with two swords, a base, and the piece to the Build-A Rabban figure.
- Stilgar, leader of the Fremen warriors of Dune and a man of great wisdom, is featured in a Fremen Stillsuit that enables the human body to survive in the sun-scorched open deserts of Arrakis.
- Stilgar comes with a crysknife, fremkit, base, and the piece to the Build-A Rabban figure.
Beast Rabban Build-A-Figure (Dave Bautista)
- Rabban, a towering brutal force of nature, is assembled when combining all four pieces from the McFarlane Toys Dune Build-A line: Duncan Idaho, Lady Jessica, Paul Atreides, and Stilgar.
- Rabban comes with his deadly inkvine whip and sword.
McFarlane Toys is also offering an impressive Dune Collectible 12-inch Baron Vladimir Harkonnen figure inspired by the likeness of Stellan Skarsgård. The 12-inch figure captures the essence and likeness of the all-consuming figurehead of House Harkonnen as he hovers menacingly over his Dune base. Harkonnen rules through fear, determined to take back the throne of galactic power and reclaim the spice-rich sands of Dune from House Atreides by deadly means. The 12-inch Baron Vladimir Harkonnen figure is available now at Target, Walmart, GameStop, Amazon, national and international specialty retailers. MSRP $39.99McFarlane Toys press release