Watch: Brad Bird Plays with Mondo's Incredible 'Iron Giant' Figure

January 21, 2015
Source: io9

The Iron Giant

Just before Comic-Con last summer, we learned that the collectible arthouse Mondo was expanding their love and tributes to film and television by producing and selling collectible toys for fans to buy. One of the first toys announced as part of their new venture was a huge figure of The Iron Giant, the massive robot from Brad Bird's under-appreciated animated film from the late 90s. Well, the figure is finally available for pre-order starting tomorrow, and to help hype the sale, io9 was given a video of Brad Bird himself playing with the figure, giving his full endorsement, and maybe even getting a little emotional and nostalgic.

Click to watch the short video of Brad Bird playing with Mondo's The Iron Giant figure:

The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant

Mondo obtained the original digital files to make this collectible as accurate and detailed as possible. The figure stands 16-inches tall and has over 30 points of articulation. He also comes with a bunch of accessories allowing you to turn him into the various incarnations from the film. He also has interchangeable heads with light-up eyes and a magnetic "S" that comes off of the seafood sign so he can become Superman. And perhaps the coolest thing is a tiny Hogarth figure that comes with The Iron Giant as well. It's a salty price at $300, but it looks to be worth it. You can buy it at Mondo's website right here beginning tomorrow.

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  • Xerxexx
    Shame this film went unnoticed.
    • Justin R
      Agreed, one of my favorite films of all time. I've been waiting to see this figure come out, but unfortunately I don't have $300 to throw out for it. Sad, but excited at the same time.
  • Only $300, he he. Nice figure though. My son was watching the movie the other day and really loves it. I'm also a bit unsure why it wasn't such a big film.
  • SAGA
    CAN WE HAVE The Iron Giant on BLU-RAY.!! I think is about time.!!
    • Mark Brackney
      I think Criterion has already Covered-that. Matter-of-fact, T.I.G. was one of the Few Animated films, EVER, to receive such an Honor.
      • SAGA
        The Criterion Collection release the T.I.G. on Blu-Ray?!? Really?? I been collecting Criterion films for a long time, and I never seeing T.I.G. been released by Criterion on Blu-Ray..!!
        • Mark Brackney
          Yep. Try Googling it. :)
          • SAGA
            I call The Criterion Collection Company, and they say the T.I.G. its never been release on Blu-Ray or DVD by them..!!
          • SAGA
            I contact The Criterion Collection Company, and they say the T.I.G. its never been release on Blu-Ray or DVD by them..!!
          • Mark Brackney
            REALLLY!? Oh, Man, I'm Sorry. I'm pretty darn Sure they had a Cover, though.....
  • Austin Hunter
    The movies been on my number one on my top 10 movies and will never leave that list




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