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WonderCon News: QM release Firefly & Dr Horrible figurines. Shiny.

March 20th, 2012 by Marc 2 Comments

The guys at AFTimes have been at WonderCon (lucky, lucky people) and have been snapping toys all over the place and while most of them are great – Star Trek, Star Wars, BSG and Avengers seem to be the flavour of the day – these are the ones that we are no officially giddy over.
The models on display were Wash, Kaylee, Serenity herself and, as an added bonus for Joss Whedon fans, how about Doctor Horrible and Penny? Call the bank manager, I’m gonna need a loan!

Firefly figurines! Oh yes! Made by Quantum Mechanix Inc., we have waited for years for these, we just didn’t know it.

Here’s how the company describe themselves:
Quantum Mechanix Inc. a boutique developer of screen-accurate replicas, collectibles, apparel and artwork inspired by entertainment’s most beloved shows and movies. We focus on serving the most demanding customers – from dedicated fans to the industry’s most prestigious production companies and studios – with the most detailed and accurate products possible.

Our product lines include:
•Screen-accurate recreations of props and scale models, including mid-scale ship replicas and animated character maquettes.
•Paper props and high-quality prints inspired by beloved science fiction TV and films. This category includes blueprints, “expanded universe” reference packs, and character and vehicle posters.
•Highly-detailed novelty collectibles such as keychains, badges, rings and bumper stickers.
•Apparel including “discreet geek” T-shirt designs.
•QMx Artisan – Hand-built models of props and vehicles. These items are produced by professional Hollywood prop-makers. Edition sizes are generally very limited.

QMx currently operates under licenses from such studios as MGM, NBC•Universal, CBS Consumer Products, Mutant Enemy, Twentieth Century Fox and the BBC. Licensed franchises include Doctor Who, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica,Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe, Serenity and Firefly.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….