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LITTLEPLASTICMEN.COM SPRING 2014
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FRESH MONKEY GOES FOR THE GOLD
Kickstarer planned to help commit old school characters to plastic
NEWS IN BRIEF
NECA tweaks Predator line-up
The crew at NECA are replacing a figure in its upcoming
Predator Series 12 release. Bad Blood, the first Predator
for NECA from the Dark Horse comic series is being
moved out of the assortment and will be replaced by
Viper, an all-new Predator created by the toy company.
NECA said that Bad Blood is still coming and will be
made available as a deluxe stand-alone figure at a
later date. The Series 12 Predator assortment is still on
schedule for a June release.
Amazon buys comiXology
Online behemoth Amazon has purchased digital
comics pioneer comiXology. Amazon vice president
of content acquisition and independent publishing
David Naggar said the retail giant looks forward
to investing in comiXology, growing the team and
‘bringing comics and graphic novels to even more
readers.’ Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The
acquisition is subject to certain closing conditions,
but is expected to close during the second quarter.
CROWD-FUNDING focused collect-
ibles company Fresh Monkey Fiction
is planning a summer 2014 Kickstarter
campaign to support the creation and
ultimate distribution of its Amazing
Heroes action figure line.
According to the company, the heroes
are ‘transported to a strange world by a
mysterious villain from beyond the stars,
and try to defend themselves from their
fiercest enemies as they fight a hidden
battle that could annihilate the universe!’
The first series of these 4.5” scale
retro figures will include Golden Age
crime fighter Black Terror, avenging
hero Golden Age Dare-Devil, super
wizard Stardust, and Captain Action -
the original super hero action figure.
Additional figures, to be Kickstarter
exclusives, will be announced in the
coming weeks.
“With the Amazing Heroes line we
hope to invoke a bit of vintage nos-
talgia as we play homage to the mid
‘80s super hero toy lines that many of
us grew up with,” said Bill Murphy,
founder of Fresh Monkey Fiction.
“Fresh Monkey Fiction is incredibly
excited to be working alongside Cap-
tain Action Enterprises to bring one of
our favorite characters, Captain Action,
into this new scale.”
Amazing Heroes will mark the first time
that many of these classic heroes have
been released in an action figure format.
“It’s an action figure line created by
fans for fans, and our hope is that fans
of these classic characters will help
make it a reality,” added Murphy.
Additional information about the
Kickstarter campaign for Amazing
Heroes will be released a little closer
to the launch date. You can learn more
about the company and its products at
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