At a pirate-themed preview event earlier this month, Disney Consumer Products unveiled a new toy line based on the upcoming fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, On Stranger Tides. The 3-D movie will release in theaters on May 20.
The On Stranger Tides toy assortment, debuting in stores beginning this March, will include figures and play sets with a special black light from Jakks Pacific. The black light accessory that comes with all four-inch figures, four-inch Legend Pack figures and accessories, and the Queen Anne’s Revenge play set unveils a secret reveal that turns the figures into zombies. Jakks will also introduce new strategy-based board games based on the movie this fall.
The Lego Group will introduce nine play sets based on the movie, including a buildable version of Queen Anne’s Revenge and the Whitecap Bay play set, in which Jack Sparrow and the other pirates encounter mermaids.
Additionally, Disney Interactive Studios and TT Games have teamed up to develop Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game. The video game will release in May in conjunction with the film and will be available for the Wii, Xbox 360 from Microsoft, PlayStation 3, PSP, Games For Windows—Live, and the Nintendo DS family of hand-held systems.
Disney will also release a full line of Pirates-themed merchandise, including publishing, apparel, cosmetics, accessories, and stationery.