Fresh figs are feckin manna from heaven. Had to google fig newtons... They are called fig rolls here and the exact same thing. And I buy them regularly.I actually buy fig newtons fairly regularly (like probably a package every 2-3 months).
Fresh figs are pretty hard to find in stores since they don't travel very well; they get damaged easily in transport and spoil quickly. Because of that, the ones grown in north America are mostly used for dried fig products. Which is unfortunate since fresh figs are quite good.