'Golden Girls' inspires creation of figurines based on main characters from the 80's sitcom
The 80’s comedy sitcom Golden Girls now has an even better way for fans to show how much they loved it. San Diego Comic-Con unveiled action figurines for the four stars.
The National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) released clothed action figures of Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sofia. A lot of work went into making their features as realistic as possible.
NECA has made it possible for any Golden Girls fan to have a collectible from the show 26 years after the sitcom finished. Dorothy Zbornak, Rose Nylund, Blanche Devereaux, and Sophia Petrillo are now a brand-new line of 8-inch-tall figures.
'From the classic TV comedy series that even today continues to inspire those who cherish friendship, rattan furniture and cheesecake, The Golden Girls take action figure form!' the brand announced.
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. All three characters are dressed in fabric clothing that’s perfect for an afternoon on the lanai, according to the company.
Their features are also easily recognizable. The figures won't be released until the first quarter of 2019, but some sites have already announced February shipping dates.
‘We received some great responses to The Golden Girls 8" Cloth Action Figures Assortment, especially when it came to the face sculpts. Trevor Grove Sculpture is responsible for the exquisite detail on these along with a few of our other figures announced at SDCC!’
NECA, Facebook, July 24, 2018
They are currently available for pre-order with a price range of $110 to $114.99. Each figure has painted-on hair, fabric clothing, and make-up.
It’s not the first time a toymaker has created figurines of the cast. In 2016, Funko did the same thing but their characters had much bigger heads and more exaggerated features.
Another company called Reflection Action Figures also sold another version of the stars. It can currently be found on eBay.
Pop! Animation also makes giant-headed figures too. Etsy revealed some hand-made Lego versions of the foursome, which wear similar hairstyles and facial expressions.
Other toys include a Monopoly set, Trivial Pursuit, and even a Golden Girls version of whodunnit set Clue. However, NECA’s collection endeavors to be a more accurate likeness of the characters.
The Golden Girls ran from 1985 to 1992 and starred Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty. The show has lived on in re-runs and earned new generations of fans in the decades since.