BLEACH: THOUSAND-YEAR BLOOD WAR Gets New Collectible Deal With McFarlane Toys

Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is getting a new line of collectibles from McFarlane Toys. McFarlane Toys and anime and manga producer VIZ Media announced a new licensing agreement this week for the iconic anime series. The
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Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War is getting a new line of collectible action figures from McFarlane Toys. McFarlane Toys and anime and manga producer VIZ Media announced a new licensing agreement this week for the iconic anime series. The new deal will include a line of 7″-scale action figures that will capture the essence of Bleach’s iconic characters!

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According to the announcement today, fans can expect a fully articulated figure with 22 moving parts. Additionally, they can expect a full range of dynamically posable characters and endless play possibilities.


Per today’s announcement, the product launch for the new figures is scheduled for late Summer 2024. They will be available both online and at select retailers. McFarlane Toys CEO and Founder Todd McFarlane said on the news, “We are excited to be partnering with VIZ Media and BLEACH to bring these unique and interesting characters to life. McFarlane Toys is always on the lookout for super cool brands and BLEACH is one of them. I think anime fans will be eager to add these action figures to their collection.”

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Meanwhile, VIZ Media’s Sr. Manager of Licensing stated, “We at VIZ Media, are looking forward to the release of these beautiful Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War figures with McFarlane. Whether you’re a lover of Bleach from 20 years ago or new to the Bleach fandom, these figures will not disappoint. We’re excited to be bringing the Soul Reapers and Quincies to life with McFarlane!”

McFarlane Toys has been dabbling in anime collectibles and action figures going back to the early 2000s, so it’s cool to see that tradition is being upheld all these years later. Interestingly enough, the original Bleach anime series debuted in 2004, and the show ran for 366 episodes, along with OVAs and movie spinoffs.

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The hit anime series is adapted from the manga created by Tite Kubo. Thousand-Year Blood War continues from where the previous anime series left off. Two seasons totaling 26 episodes are available to stream now in the United States on Hulu. It’s also streaming on Star+ and Disney+ overseas.

The classic original anime series is also available to stream now on Hulu. So you can always go back and re-watch the original series from start to finish before starting Thousand-Year Blood War. It should be interesting to see how McFarlane’s new Bleach figures turn out when they hit the shelves later this year.

About BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War

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Release Date: July 8, 2023 on Hulu, Star+, and Disney+
Series Director: Tomohisa Taguchi
Character Design: Masashi Kudo
Music: Shiro SAGISU
Part 1 Opening Theme Song: “Scar” by Tatsuya Kitani Ending Theme Song: “Saihate” SennaRin 
Part 2 Opening Theme Song: “STARS” by w.o.d.
Animation Production: Studio Pierrot
Distribution: VIZ Media
Cast: Masakazu Morita, Fumiko Orikasa, Noriaki Sugiyama, Yuki Matsuoka, Hiroki Yasumoto, Kentaro Ito, Shin-ichiro Miki, Satsuki Yukino, Binbin Takaoka, Houko Kuwashima

Synopsis: The history and truth kept hidden by the Soul Reapers for a thousand long years is finally brought to light. All things must come to an end—as Ichigo Kurosaki’s final battle begins! 

What do you think of the news? Are you excited about the new McFarlane Toys action figures for Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War? What characters do you want to see first? Do you like the McFarlane figures for Demon Slayer? Let us know your thoughts about the news on The Illuminerdi’s social media!

SOURCE: McFarlane Toys



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