It's supposed to be the Year of the Horse and not the Monkey but I guess the guys at Very Cool and Coo Model didn't get the memo ;p They have decided to collaborate and release a 1/6 scale Monkey King figure in the second quarter of 2014 and chose to preview the figure now to get pre-orders. Used to be figures were released when the movie was released to generate sales but nowadays figures are PREVIEWED instead when the film is released and pre-orders are then taken. You don't get the figure until maybe when the DVD is released some six months or so down the road. That's what happened with the Hot Toys Movie Masterpiece Series 1/6 scale Iron Man 3: Tony Stark the Mechanic 12-inch limited edition collectible action figure (reviewed HERE). The figure only came out after the Iron Man 3 DVD was released.
The Monkey King is a Hong Kong-Chinese film directed by Cheang Pou-soi and starring Donnie Yen as the titular protagonist, Sun Wukong, the Monkey King. Yen also serves as the film's action director. The film is based on selected chapters of Wu Cheng'en's classical novel Journey to the West and will tell the story of how the Monkey King rebels against the Jade Emperor of Heaven.
From VERY COOL x COO MODEL comes this New Product: THE MONKEY KING IN 3D IMAX Movie Version Licensed Sixth Scale Monkey King Figure (Product Ref. No: 64001). Product Checklist: Vivid Head Sculpt, Clothes, Trousers, Short Robe, Carved Dragon-Head Shoulder Armor, Arm Guard, Carved Wrist Guard, Copper Ornaments, Carved Leather Belt, Waist Guard Amor, Full Set of Amor, Cloak, Pair of Carved Boots, Hands x 4, Hat Crown, Pheasant Feather x 2, Carved Golden Cudgel, Brand New VERY COOL MX02 True Type Body.
Pre-order Starting from: February 7, 2014
Product in Stocks: Q2, 2014
February 3, 2009 – Sūn Wùkōng (孙悟空) Monkey King 12-inch figure by Medicom Toys posted HERE. Based on Shingo Katori's portrayal of Sūn Wùkōng in the 2007 version of Saiyūki (西遊記)