Who thought that The Nightmare Before Christmas would have such lasting power that toys are still being made 29 years since it first hit theatres? When it was released in ’93, the merchandising prospects sort of sucked. Now we’ve got Jack, Sally, and the rest of Halloween Town on nearly everything.
For the past few years, Dimond Select has produced several characters from the classic stop-motion film. This year we’ll be getting a new set that will include Jack, Oogie Boogie, and Zero. These three will be arriving in July. The figures can be picked up for $24.99 each or as a set of all three $74.97.
A Diamond Select Toys release! With Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas, the best keep coming! This third series of the NBX toy line’s greatest hits features Oogie Boogie, Santa Jack and Zero, and each figure comes packaged in a full-color box. Oogie Boogie features a removable face, Santa Jack features multiple points of articulation, and Zero features an articulated flight base. Each figure comes packaged in a full-color window box. Sculpted by Cortes Studios.
Previous Diamond Select exclusives from The Nightmare Before Christmas are still available. The “Making Christmas” set can be pre-ordered for $120. Meanwhile, the Jack, Santa, Zero, and Oogie Boogie set is available now for $120. Other ancillary characters are also still in stock. Click here to see what Diamond Select currently has.
Action figures based on the Henry Selick flick have come and gone from a few companies over the years. I tried to collect the NECA line in the 2000s, but I gave up after finding numerous defects or broken figures. I’m not sure if Diamond Select’s figures are better constructed, but since Jack is so slim, it’s hard to guarantee his joints will hold up for long unless he’s kept in the box.
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