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Medicom Announces 2001: A Space Odyssey MAFEX Figures

Japanese toy company Medicom have announced that two new figures will be added next year to their popular MAFEX range of 6-inch figures, based on 1968 sci-fi film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The first figure resembles the bright orange spacesuit worn by Dave Bowman, the doubtful mission commander in the classic Kubrick flick. Standing 16cm tall, the Bowman figure comes with interchangeable hands, and an attachable stand to make it look like the protagonist is floating in zero-gravity. The figure is also shown wearing the iconic helmet seen in the films, though it isn’t removable. Some images were shared on Medicom’s website, which can be seen below.

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Joining Bowman on his MAFEX voyage is his second-in-command, Dr. Frank Poole, sporting the bold yellow suit also seen in the film. Like his astronautical counterpart, the Poole figure is fully posable, and comes with interchangeable hands and fixable stand. Again, the helmet isn’t removable.

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According to Medicom’s website, the figures will be priced at 5800 Yen (excluding VAT), which is around £40, or $56. They’re expected to launch in February 2017. For more information, you can check out Medicom’s official website.

Medicom is known for its production of collectible action figures and vinyls, based on numerous films, television and other areas of pop culture. Previous products have surrounded Batman, Star Wars, Disney and Dragon Ball Z. The company also recently recreated 2001: A Space Odyssey’s Dave Bowman in their distinctive Bearbrick line, which you can see here.

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