‘Lone Ranger’ play set coming to ‘Disney Infinity’ video game

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Wild West-loving gamers can take the reins as the Lone Ranger or Tonto in the newest “Disney Infinity” play set, revealed Thursday.

Inspired by Disney’s upcoming film “The Lone Ranger,” a reboot of the classic radio show and TV series, the Disney Infinity figurines are cuter versions of their live-action counterparts — Armie Hammer as the masked ex-Texas Ranger and Johnny Depp as his American Indian sidekick. (Click through the gallery above for a peek at the characters.)

Each “Disney Infinity” figurine contains a complete story, allowing the characters to be “transported” into the game — a concept similar to the massively popular video game franchise “Skylanders.” The action figures store players’ game progress and settings. Players also have access to a Toy Box mode — a sandbox in which gamers can build their own worlds and share them with other players. In addition to “The Lone Ranger,” play…

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