The Last Airbender: Appa and Other Characters Revealed!

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 9th, 2010 at 4:42 pm,

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Ever since The Last Airbender TV Spot dropped many people have been wondering about this new movie by M. Night Shyamalan. Of course, hardcore fans who follow Avatar: The Last Airbender – the animated series that inspired the movie – have been waiting for this film a long time and rest assured they are tracking every step.

One of the biggest obsessions amongst Airbender fans is how their favorite characters from the show will ended up looking on the big screen. Well, thanks to an event hosted by Nickelodeon and Viacom today, we have some first looks at the characters fans want to see!

The event held to promote the upcoming Last Airbender toy line that was inspired by the movie. We have some glimpses of action figure versions of Aang (Noah Ringer), Prince Zuko (Dev Patel), Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), The Blue Spirit – and everybody’s favorite Sky Bison, Appa!

Check out a few of the images I nabbed (sorry they aren’t hi-res). Naturally we’ll start with Appa and then move on from there:

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Appa

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How could you not love that face?

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Big enough to fly a 3.75 inch Aang where he needs to go

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Appa sporting his iconic tatoos

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Sokka

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Two different versions of Aang

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The Blue Spirit

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Prince Zuko

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A better Look at The Blue Spirit’s mask

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10-inch mechanized Aang figure

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10-inch Aang and Zuko set

The Last Airbender phase I toy line will be released on June 1, 2010. Along with some of the figures you see here there will be life-size Aang staffs, kids costumes, costume accessories and two new Airbender manga comics; one manga will be an official adaptation of the movie, the other will serve as a prequel to the movie.

As noted in the photos, there are two sizes of action figures – standard 3.75-inch figures (Appa will be a bit bigger) and a special line of mechanized 10-inch figures for major characters like Aang and Zuko. The toys will be carried by all major stores and distributors, so if you live near a Walmart, Target or K-Mart, you’ll be able to get your hands on one come June 1st.

The movie version of The Last Airbender hits theaters on July 2, 2010. However, be on the lookout for an official trailer attached to Percy Jackson & The Lighting Thief, which hits theaters this weekend. We’ll be sure to keep you updated here on Screen Rant in the meantime.

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  1. Animated series Kofi, not Anime.

    • Also that when I saw it in Wal-mart, they were so tiny.. I liked the original action figures instead.. they are taller!

  2. wow you are correct. I never knew it was American. Huh. Thanks.

  3. I think it was actually animated in korea. But that's just off the top of my considerably flat head.

  4. Something about his face look disturbingly human. I think it's the fact that his nose has a bridge.

  5. But it was created, written and designed by Americans.

    The creators openly acknowledge the immense influence of Miyazaki, rather than more traditional anime. WHich in my opinion is a good thing.

  6. i hope uupa doesnt look that weird, when i think of him i picture the face of one of the 'wild things' but with his body.
    the spcial effects for this look pretty good, so im hoping uupa gets a good look to

    • Umm.. I saw the action figures at Wal-mart today, and I did not like them.. oh and isn’t it Appa?

  7. Appa kind of creeps me out.

  8. good appa, you look kinda cool

  9. holyyyyyyyyyy………did I see momo in there ? awesomeeeeeee

  10. Appa looks excellent! and did I see Momo in the background of one of those pictures? also, I didnt realize that the Blue Spirit would be in the movie.

  11. Well, there they are. I'm pleased with Appa, I was afraid he would have wings or some other interesting interpretation. As for the rest of the lot, many of these look like their live action characters. However, I'm still in the club that would have preferred a different look for Katara, Aang, Zuko, Sokka, etc. How collectible will they be? Its hard to say until I get a better look at them. If I go by fandom response, I would say a good amount of fans will be grabbing these when they can. I will definitely nab a Katara, even if she is not from the original series. Regardless of racial representation, I am a woman, and I am very happy Katara is present in this line up. I hope her character is as strong and admirable in the movie as it was through the eyes of the original Avatar the Last Airbender creators and writers. But this doesn't keep me from wanting an original series Katara action figure. Hopefully some special edition original series figures will be considered for in the future.

  12. These are just godawful. The “Blue Spirit” looks like some sort of blue monkey monster with hair. Look up a picture of the REAL Blue Spirit, the two look NOTHING alike. And speaking of looking nothing alike, the racefail of the cast is even more upsetting now that we finally get a Katara doll… who looks nothing like Katara. Why does Hollywood think mainstream audiences will only related to white heroes? And why did they go out of their way to make the mostly pale-skinned Firebender villains dark brown?

    Please visit racebending.com for more information. Boycotting the movie means boycotting the merchandise too.

  13. I agree that Blue Spirit looks bad but I kind of like Aapa. When going from an animated tv show to a movie, there's bound to be some differences, especially when the action figures are going to be then created based on the actors/characters representing it. Either way I'm looking forward for the movie and the figures. By the way I've blogged about what you wrote on a post of mine on The Last Airbender action figures and I digged/bookmarked this post. And remember the figures can still be in prototype phase, and if that's the case they can still change until June or whenever they're going to be released.

  14. Yeah, changes are to be expected in a movie, but the Blue Spirit still looks awful. And there is NO excuse for the race changes at all. If I were you, I'd wait to rent this instead of watching it in the theater.

  15. This is like getting action figures from the Dragonball Z live action movie versus the anime. No way I buy this crap.

  16. This collectible item are fantastic, i watch it when i was a kid.

  17. ii CAN WAiiT UNTiiLL DiiS MOVii3 CAM3Z iiN TH3AT3R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. A'men about the blue spirit … when i first saw the picture i was like “what's with the masked waterbender” … the blue spirit wears a blue mask and BLACK, unmarked clothing … and what's with the freak'n blue swords? … NO sword is blue … and what the heck is Zuko doing holding a sword? why does sokka's machette (it's supposed to be a machette) look like one of Jet's hook swords? and why does Aang look like a girl?

  19. That “machette” Is actually Sokkas boomerang. Sokkas boomerang in the show has unrealistic abilities that wouldnt translate into real life. This boomerang is more of a hand weapon that Sokka has in the movie.

    • Hah hah unrealistic abilities? What about the ability to control the elements or being able to fly or talking dragons and spliced animals? If they are going to change the personality of Sokka completely, the least they could do is let him have his boomerang…

  20. That “machette” Is actually Sokkas boomerang. Sokkas boomerang in the show has unrealistic abilities that wouldnt translate into real life. This boomerang is more of a hand weapon that Sokka has in the movie.

  21. you really don't have to T@LK LiiK3 DiiS!!!!!!!!!!!…just saying.

  22. So then The Blue Spirit is now an “avatar”?
    Maybe its just the blurry image but seriously LOOK AT IT!

  23. appa looks sort of like m. night

  24. no MOMO

  25. What happened? It looks like Appa has down syndrome.

  26. How come there are STILL NO GIRL toys?!?!

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