More Heroes Action Figures to Be Released

More Heroes Action Figures to Be Released

06/17/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT



Heroes fans, rejoice. NBC’s cult hit may be on hiatus but there’s another way to get your superhero fix: Mezco Toyz will soon be releasing a second (and third!) batch of action figures based on the Emmy Award-winning show.

The first set, which hit shelves in June, include characters Claire (Hayden Panettiere), Sylar (Zachary Quinto), Peter (Milo Ventimiglia), Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy) and Hiro (Masi Oka). The 7-in. action figures can be purchased in specialty stores, major retail outlets, online retailers and the NBC Store but the manufacturer plans to release two more sets of collectible figures later this year.

“Mine will come out soon!” Greg Grunberg, who plays mind-reading police officer Matt Parkman, tells PEOPLE. “It’ll come out with Jack Coleman’s Noah Bennet doll. It’s so cool. I already saw a picture of it and it’s fantastic.”



Grunberg says he can’t contain his excitement, especially after he almost got his own action figure a few years ago while playing a CIA agent on Alias.

“I had one molded for me,” he explains, “and I took the digital scan but they never got around to launching it! But this one for Heroes is definitely coming out. It’s crazy. I’m on a calendar. I’m on a mug, on trading cards. It’s so weird but it’s so cool at the same time.”

Adds Grunberg, “it’s a nice advantage that my son Jake can go to school and say, ‘My dad’s a superhero!'" --Eunice Oh

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