So far, toy company NECA seems to be doing a pretty good job with a licence for Valve's catalogue of first-person shooters. But at the end of the day, NECA makes toys for the mass market, so what you'll be getting will be fairly standard stuff.
Over the weekend, a potentially more exciting announcement was made: Valve will also be having toys made by threeA, a Hong Kong company who in this writer's opinion are simply the best manufacturers of action figures on the planet.
While threeA made a name for itself initially making original toys and figures based on its own properties, like World War Robot (whose artist Ashley Wood also helps run threeA), it's recently moved into licensed territory, making figures based on things like Real Steel.
They're also the guys behind the enormous, $US500 Metal Gear Rex figure due out later this year.
It'll be very interesting to see what they can come up with.