Paul Allor showed off the first two pages of IDW’s new comic! These were shown at this weekend’s SDCC. Check them out after the jump.
Some exciting news from Boss Fight Studios!
NEW YORK, NY — July 17, 2019 — Boss Fight Studio, creators of the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. collectible action figures, has been tapped by Hearst owned King Features to create a line of figures for both Flash Gordon and The Phantom classic comic book franchises, as well as the iconic 1980 Flash Gordon film.
Aimed at adult collectors, “HERO H.A.C.K.S.” is an extension of the already popular H.A.C.K.S. figure system and will feature 4” scale figures with over 30 points of articulation and highly detailed sculpts. Due out in spring of 2020, Boss Fight Studio will debut the line in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Flash Gordon film.
“We are thrilled about bringing Flash Gordon and The Phantom to a trusted partner like Boss Fight Studio” says Carla Silva, VP/GM, Global Head of Licensing, King Features. “We know the brands are in great hands and with the team’s remarkable attention to detail, they will develop a product line sure to please our fans”.
“The team here at Boss Fight Studio is very excited to begin work on these two long-loved King Features properties,” said Sarah Brown, Director of Business Development and Marketing for Boss Fight Studio. “The inclusion of Flash Gordon and The Phantom into the Boss Fight family of brands furthers our push to grow H.A.C.K.S into all new and exciting expressions. This is only the beginning of what we know will be a long-term success story between BFS and KFS!”
The most widely-read superhero comic strip in the world, The Phantom, created by Lee Falk, was launched in 1936 and has endured for over 80 years. Today, King Features distributes the strip to more than 500 newspapers in approximately 40 countries and it is translated into nearly 15 languages. From his debut as comics’ first costumed hero, The Phantom has the distinction of being one of the few adventure strips in continuous syndication.
The Flash Gordon comic strip was first published in 1934 and was originally drawn by Alex Raymond. His illustrations built a reputation for Flash Gordon as one of the most highly regarded and influential American comic strips. Flash Gordon has since been represented in a wide range of media, including television and animated series, as well as full motion pictures such as the 1980 cult-classic.
This deal was brokered on behalf of Boss Fight Studio by their agent, FanGirl Consulting & Brand Management.
About King Features:
King Features, a member of the Hearst Entertainment & Syndication Group, is one of the largest and most experienced organizations in classic consumer product merchandising and licensing as well as the world’s premier distributor of comics, columns, puzzles and games to print and digital outlets worldwide. King represents some of the most recognizable iconic property franchises, including “Popeye,” “Betty Boop,” “Flash Gordon,” “The Phantom,” “Mandrake the Magician” and “Hägar the Horrible.” For more information, please visit www.kingfeatures.com/licensing.
About Boss Fight Studio:
Founded in 2013 and located in Norwood, Massachusetts – Boss Fight Studio is a super team of toy industry pros with decades of mainstream and collector brand experience. Our mission is to deliver world-class, high quality, exceptionally detailed collector coveted action figures and accessories. Boss Fight Studio is the proud creator of Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. and holds the collectible toy license rights for Masked Republic’s Legends of Lucha Libre, Continuity Studio’s Bucky O’Hare, as well as Steve Purcell’s Sam & Max: Freelance Police property.
The Lord of Chaos. The Planet Eater. The Chaos Bringer. Unicron stands alone as the most menacing figure in Transformers lore, capable of devouring entire worlds and civilizations. He debuted in the 1986 film Transformers: The Movie and his insatiable appetite nearly brought the entire universe to its knees.
But his legacy transcends both space and time.
Transformers fans may be mere humans, inhabiting a miniscule planet hardly worth consuming, but they are some of the most passionate fans out there. That’s why HASLAB, the Hasbro Pulse crowdsourcing platform, is the place to awaken such a massive project.
Introducing the first ever Transformers HASLAB project: Transformers War For Cybertron Unicron.
Join us in a historic opportunity to celebrate the legendary Unicron with a figure whose features, detail, and scale are worthy of his gigantic legacy.
This campaign will move into production when it reaches its minimum goal of 8,000 backers. All support must be received by 11:59 PM EST on August 31, 2019. If the campaign is successful your payment method will be charged on August 31, 2019. Orders are estimated to ship in early 2021.
News from Zica Toys! Check out the image after the jump.
Turns out the issues with the paint apps on the most recent samples weren’t nearly as bad as I originally thought. This is a new picture I recently received from the factory that was taken in much better lighting, giving a much more accurate presentation of the colors. As best I can tell everything looks accurate but I won’t be 100% certain until I have them in hand for review.
You’ll notice that the Captain Action and Captain Evil figures now come with alternate heads so that they can be displayed as identical clones if preferred.
Yes you read that headline correct. Christmas has come early! You no longer have to wait for the stretch goal to be unlocked. I’ve decided to add the first two accessory packs (Rifles/Pistols & Backpacks) to the initial fund goal. You will now be able to add both of these accessory packs as part of the Backerkit survey. If you would like to add these onto your order you will need to increase your pledge based on the cost per pack:
Weapons Pack 1 – $10 add on – free shipping when added to any additional item
Backpack Set – $12 add on + $2 shipping with any additional item.
The wait is over! The painted Down Range prototype is here. Only 5 days left to get those pledges in. More surprises to come.
Pandora, the scarred red-headed leader of an Irish criminal underground, is a woman with anger issues, a rival Irish mobster had his lads cut the “Glasgow smile” into her face! Check her out after the jump!
Thanks to Hisstank member crayfish for posting news that SmallJoes.com has the Chicken Fried Toys’ line of Dime Novel Legends up for pre-order.
Chicken Fried Toys© (CFT) is proud to introduce the Dime Novel Legends© (DNL), their first-ever lineup of 3.75-inch, fully articulated, collectible action figures that bring back the essence of the American Frontier West. These realistic reproductions of iconic Western archetypes feature authentic styling and looks, and include numerous accessories and gear that historically reflect the period between 1835 and 1895.
Valaverse just posted on social media that the highly anticipated Action Force line of 6 inch military figures launches tomorrow, 6/14!
It’s official, the Action Force Kickstarter launches Friday June 14th. An official word will go out when it’s live!