Action figure workhorse Jakks Pacific is releasing a line of toys based on Disney’s latest Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stanger Tides. What makes this cool is these four inch figures will come with a nifty little black light “reveal” which will reveal their darker side. That’s right, kids. Yer off the edge of the map. Here, there be monsters.
Now, I’m not sure if this is more a glow in the dark thing, or if Jakks will use special UV ink on the toys. Either way, “moonlight” shows them for what they really are. Each single figure will come with its own black light accessory, as well as all of the Legend Pack figures, and the Queen Anne’s Revenge playset. The characters I found from this first series include Angelica (Penelope Cruz), Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Gibbs (Kevin McNally), Jack (Johnny Depp), and some random pirate from the Queen Anne’s Revenge (Mark Smith).
From my old WWF (yeah, that’s what we called it back then) days, I came to know Jakks as more of a quantity over quality kind of toymaker with their wrestling superstar action figures. From what it looks like, we have the same guys at work here. Details will be passed over in lieu of quicker presentation on the shelves of Wal-marts across the country. Still, with price tags from $7.99 for the singles, they might be worth looking at.