Thursday, February 11, 2016

McFarlane Toys to Release Construction Sets Based on Smash-Hit Horror Series Five Nights at Freddy's



Comic book icon and toy creator Todd McFarlane recently announced that McFarlane Toys has teamed with video game maker Scott Cawthon to produce a line of highly collectible construction sets based on his runaway success, Five Night’s at Freddy’s. The series has become a verified cultural phenomenon over the last two years allowing Cawthorn to release three sequels. It’s been reported that there are over 2000 daily installs of the mobile game. In part, a large part of the game’s success was due to influential YouTube stars recording their terrified reactions while playing the game.  With all four Five Nights at Freddy’s games in the series firmly nestled into the top 100 paid app lists on mobile devices, the franchise has thus proven its longevity and consumer appeal.   


The first wave of McFarlane’s upcoming Five Nights at Freddy’s construction sets will depict intricately detailed buildable scenes at various price points. One of the first construction sets from McFarlane Toys will allow fans to build the iconic “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza” restaurant featured in the first game.  The game’s main characters, Freddy, Bonnie, Chica and Foxy will all appear as buildable and collectible mini-figures that straddle the line between adorable and absolutely horrifying.  

“We’ve struck the perfect balance,” said Todd McFarlane, Owner and CEO of McFarlane Toys. “The mini figures for the Five Nights [at Freddy’s] sets are equal parts cute and creepy.  The Five Nights at Freddy’s construction sets will be available at major retail locations beginning Summer 2016.  Fans of both McFarlane Toys and Five Nights at Freddy’s can check www.mcfarlane.com and the McFarlane Toys social media channels for updates and news.  The McFarlane Toys deal was brokered by Striker Entertainment, the licensing agency for Scottgames.

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