Safari Ltd., based in Florida, officially announced on August 9, 2018, that they have in production, for release in 2019, a Bigfoot figurine or replica.
The new Bigfoot figurine, from the video I’ve seen, appears to have detailed features: five toes (a real plus +), and hands with a lifeline (another +). It is obviously a male but with no genitalia (probably due to the child marketing guidelines). A ridge of hair down the back shows clear hair definition across the entire body (+). These will be on sale at the International Cryptozoology Museum (and other fine Bigfoot museums we would assume) as soon as they are officially released.
For those online complaining that Safari should produce a whole line of cryptids, hold on. They actually did via their Cryptozoology Toobs.
It will be recalled that in December 2013, at the suggestion and in consultation with me, cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, Safari released a popular Cryptozoology Designer Toob. The seven-figure toob dedicated to Cryptozoology contains the following: Bigfoot/Sasquatch (cryptid), Fur-Bearing Trout (fake), Jackalope (fake), Coelacanth (classic species of Cryptozoology discovery), Abominable Snowman/Yeti (cryptid), Giant Squid (classic species of Cryptozoology discovery), and Loch Ness Monster (cryptid). Most figures in this set are 1-3 inches in length, and have been hand painted to exacting standards.
At the end of 2017, Safari Ltd. announced they were retiring the Cryptozoology Toobs. The International Cryptozoology Museum was offered the opportunity to purchase the remaining stock, and we did. We still offer them through the online and in-house Museum gift store (click here). They will probably run out at the end of 2018, and will become a rare collectible.
Please note that this new Bigfoot design is rather different for the small version in the Cryptozoology Toob.
Safari Ltd. has produced fine examples of cryptozoology-aligned items for years, including their coelacanth, Pliocene-Pleistocene hominoids, and Ice Age mammals.
The toy maker also sells dragons and other mythical (versus legendary – which are cryptids) creatures.
The borderlands are occupied with, for example, from the Satyr (Goatman) to the Werewolf, by Safari Ltd. figurines. o0i9pi