To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the legendary GTA III, Rockstar is teaming up with Sideshow Collectibles to put out a very limited Claude twelve 1:6th scale action figure. I saw this figure in person during last the New York Comic Con last weekend while I was at the Rockstar booth getting a special look at Max Payne 3 and I must admit that it is a pretty slick looking piece.

The box features a golden version of the game’s american release box art and the figure comes with a number of different hands to hold the various included weapons and also a secondary outfit in the form of the orange prisoner jumpsuit that he wore in the beginning of the game. I am familiar with Sideshow’s 1:6 figure via their Star Wars line and I assume that this means this figure will also have standard articulation points for various poses.

With the announcement of GTA V coming as well as the rerelease of this game for the iPad I can really see the fans jumping on this, which is what I do bee live to be the first toy based on this license.

Here is the official press release below and you can pre-order the figure here!

The limited-edition Claude action figure will be available November 2011.

10 years ago, this month, the revolutionary open-world epic Grand Theft Auto III was released to the world – a game that set players loose as a small-time criminal at the bottom of the food chain in Liberty City, a sprawling metropolis where anything can happen – and probably will. 

To commemorate the game’s 10th anniversary, Rockstar Games is proud to present this limited edition action figure of lead character Claude, an ex-con out for revenge in a city filled with mobsters, street gangs and cops on the take.

Found running the streets of Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto III, Claude rose from a small-time bank robber who is betrayed by his girlfriend to a big-time gangster ready to get revenge.

Produced in partnership with Sideshow Collectibles – Renowned toy manufacture revered by collectors around the world. This fully articulated 1:6 scale action figure of Claude comes dressed in his original attire of cargo pants and a bomber jacket, but he can also sport his iconic Liberty City Prison-issued jumpsuit (supplied).

Claude comes equipped with an arsenal of classic weapons from Grand Theft Auto III including a bat, knife, grenades, pistol, sniper rifle, and assault rifles.

Limited Edition – Only 1,500 pieces

Features:
12 inch body with nearly 30 points of articulation
Fabric Liberty City State prison outfit
Bomber jacket with real zippers
Canvas cargo pants
Two assault rifles
Sniper rifle
Grenades
Knife
Sub machine gun
Baseball bat
Pistol
One pair of fists
One right trigger hand
One left C grip hand