US: Jazwares to launch toys based on virtual block building world Roblox

Robert Hutchins

By Robert Hutchins

January 10th 2017 at 11:58AM
UPDATED January 10th 2017 at 12:33PM
US: Jazwares to launch toys based on virtual block building world Roblox

The new line of toys features a cast of characters based on those created by players within the gaming platform’s user-generated games.

Jazwares has been tapped to launch a new line of toys based on the popular block building universe videogame title Roblox.

The new line of toys features a cast of characters based on those created by players within the gaming platform’s user-generated games.

With a growing user base, Roblox has recently hit more than one million users, players who have collectively put more than 300 million hours into the game.

Leading game creators on the platform are now reportedly making over $50,000 a month in revenue as Roblox has recently made the move to phones, tablets, PCs, VR and Xbox.

Jazwares will now launch a line of 40 different mix and matchable toys based on popular characters in Roblox user-generated games. The toys will debut at retailers across the US in February.

“We’re taking user-driven content principles of Roblox and moving them into the physical world,” said Dave Baszucki, CEO of Roblox in an interview with GamesBeat..

“We have 40 characters in the first wave, all of them created by our users. These stories powered by the creativity of our community.”

The users can earn royalties based on the toy sales.

Each toy comes with a unique code that can e redeemed for exclusive virtual items.