Like KISS, Korn, and Metallica before them, Fall Out Boy are being made into action figures thanks to SOTA Toys. The dolls, which made their debut at the San Diego Comic Convention, are about six inches tall and feature the members of FOB donning mostly black outfits, with Pete Wentz in camouflage pants and lead singer Patrick Stump in a smart blazer. “The band chose nearly every detail [of the dolls],” said Jeff Howard, VP of business development for SOTA, “from the facial expressions, to the clothes, to the color theme.” While the FOB action figures (which will be sold individually at $14.99 each) do have moveable parts like poseable arms, the clothing is not fabric — instead it’s molded to their bodies, so it will be impossible to tell if the Wentz doll was made to scale (read more).
Still, the dolls do come with one major as-yet-to-be-officially-announced incentive: There will be a golden ticket hidden in one of the packages, and the lucky fan who finds it will be given what the company says is “a very special surprise.” FOB enthusiasts can start searching for the winning ticket in October when they hit shelves in stores including Hot Topic, Virgin Megastore, and Tower Records.
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