Editor's Note: Some of the pics got cropped but if you click on the links, you'll get the full size snapshots (with heads).
What were not present were the variants or “chase figures”, a phrase used by industry professionals for the variant figures that might have only one in a case. There is a burned Claire chase figure to look for in series 1 with the possibility of others.
Series 2 is slated for September of 2008. The series will include Niki/ Jessica, Future Peter, Mr. Linderman, Matt Parkman with Molly and Noah Bennet.
The best of this set are Future Peter and Mr. Linderman. While Parkman and Molly make a great two pack I didn’t feel that the face of Parkman looked enough like Greg Grunberg.
Series 3 will give us another villain with Adam Monore joining the line. Series 3 is slated for November 2008. Note that the Hiro figure in Kensei Armor is not the final product. This series is by far the best of the entire line in terms of resemblance to the actors. Besides Adam and the Kensei Hiro, series 3 will include Elle Bishop, Nathan Petrelli and the Haitian.
When I asked the Mezco representative what character, if any, would be a San Diego Comic Con exclusive he smiled and said he didn’t know. With some further prying there exists the possibility, “only a possibility”, that it may be the Future Hiro.
A nine inch figure line is also expected in November featuring forty points of articulation. Figures will include Niki/ Jessica, Peter, Claire and Sylar. The following picture was taken at the Diamond Select booth. It may be the nine inch Peter figure or perhaps a chase 7 inch figure of Peter flying. It was very cool nonetheless. It was still made by Mezco so the possibility that this is the nine inch figure is good.
Check out Mania all this week for Toy Fair 2008 coverage.