Ninja, Dr Disrespect, LIRIK, Summit1g and TimTheTatman each had a figure of themselves leaked, although there may be other top content creators’ collectibles ready when it comes to the official release of the products.
The leaked figures were revealed only hours after Ninja, LIRIK and TimTheTatman hinted towards an upcoming announcement with a teaser image of the new collectibles.
The image was shared by tayriva, who claimed that the Target store he works at already had the figures for sale on shelves at a $19.99 price tag each when Ninja, LIRIK and Tim had released their teasers.
Many now expect the figures to be primarily sold at Target stores across the US when they get officially announced, after finding out where the leaked image of the figures was shared from.
However, GameStop also seems to be one of the retailer stores that will sell the streamers’ figures, as they were listed available for preorder with the release date set for September 1 on the popular retail site before the page was removed shortly after the image was leaked.
Ninja along with some of the other content creators teased the figures to fans, adding, "Coming soon" to their posts, although with the leak it may have been earlier than they had expected them to be revealed.
One of the things I mentioned earlier that was a big announcement... coming soon! pic.twitter.com/6OwjTMakuK— Ninja (@Ninja) August 3, 2019
These popular streamers follow in League of Legends star Faker's footsteps who also had a limited edition collectible figure of himself sold in early June.
With the announcement not going to plan, fans are left unclear on when the official launch of the collectible figures will actually take place for all of the retail stores.
However, many suspect that the date of September 1 which was previously listed on the GameStop site would be the most likely for fans to expect the full launch.