Weta, who in addition to being a special effects house are also a merch company, have a bunch of Apex Legends stuff coming out, ranging from little vinyl figures to more expensive statues.
Statues first: they’ll be out in December, stand around 9 inches tall and cost $100. They’re called figures, but since they’re set in elaborate poses and are 100% immovable, I’m calling them statues. If you’re wondering how they look so close to the in-game characters, it’s because each statue was rendered from Respawn’s actual 3D models.
Next up are the smaller vinyl figures, which cost $30 and will be out in November. These are more stylised, in the same way many of Weta’s other figures are, and that’s fine, because like their Lord of the Rings figures it’s very tastefully done.
Fresh off their success with last year’s GKR, Weta are now working to turn the studio’s 2009 sci-fi classic District 9 into a board game as well.
At first glance, it’s pretty similar! The same punchy art style is there, there are hexes to move on and loads of very cool miniatures included in the basic box.
The aim is obviously different though; rather than being a straight-up fight like GKR was, in District 9 you’re re-living the three days of the film, only now you’re playing as one of four factions that’s trying to scavenge for alien tech while trying to avoid rioting prawns and some crazy half-alien guy (Wikus, who is in the game as a miniature but isn’t controlled by anyone) running around with his own agenda.