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An independently produced, highly detailed, extremely posable, faithfully rendered update of  a classic action figure design.
An independently produced, highly detailed, extremely posable, faithfully rendered update of a classic action figure design.
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Remember when you asked for He-Man for your birthday and you got Blackstar? Or you wanted GI Joe and got Crystar instead? Or when your friends got all the Thundercats for Christmas and you got all the Power Lords? At first you resented those second stringers for not being what you had built in your mind as the end-all-be-all action heroes. But then, as time passed, those characters ended up being a badge of honor in your toy box and slowly these forgotten heroes rose through the ranks of your toy battles, forever immortalized in imaginary valor. Now, those heroes return in true form, taking their place once again as the saviors of your action figure collection. These are the Backyard Legends!

A revolution in collector action figure design/prototyping, production, and marketing! Introducing The Prince of Crystal; the first in a classic styled action figure collection called Backyard Legends. Celebrating the “action figures of yor”, each classic character in Backyard Legends is rendered with an updated design, sculpt, & scale while retaining the original feel and charm of a beloved character first introduced to children decades ago. Independently produced using cutting edge cottage industry methods & materials, Backyard Legends are specifically tailored for todays adult action figure collector as well as those with fond memories of the adventure first experienced with their childhood heroes & villains.

The figures in the Backyard Legends collection will feature highly detailed sculpts, 19 to 21 points of articulation and all accessories to make the character true to their original predecessor & ready for action. The scale of the entire Backyard Legends collection will follow the 5 to 6 inch scale of action figures that is so popular with todays adult figure collector. And since individual character size is very important in how each character relates to each other, the design of every future release in Backyard Legends will reflect proper proportions where required. In essence; all of the figures will be as short, tall, muscular, scrawny, etc. as they should be according to their original source material and in relation to other figures in the collection.

Designed and produced in a way that cuts out the need for costly overseas mass production, Backyard Legends will give collectors something that is not only passionately brought to life by those who truly love the art of the action figure, but also high quality and unique to their collection. Because of a surprise breakthrough during research & development of The Prince of Crystal, a new method of action figure production has been refined. No part of a Backyard Legends figure needs to be assembled with screws, pins, glue, or sonic welding like in typical action figure production. The parts for a Backyard Legends figure simply come strait out of their molds, color correct, & click together; ready for display, posing, or light play. Specifically The Prince of Crystal action figure himself will be produced in a clear material, very reminiscent of the original character he's based upon. And since each figure unit is produced on an “as-ordered” basis, there is never a risk of over production or under production. All funds raised here will go to pay for services in design, sculpture, mold making/tooling, and initial production of The Prince of Crystal action figure.

The second character planned for Backyard Legends will be non other than The Prince of Crystal's antagonistic rival & brother: The Prince of Magma. And that hero versus villain theme is what we would like to follow on future releases. There is nothing better in an action figure collection than having arch enemies within weapons reach of each other. And if there's any hero or villain you'd like to see come to realization as a part of Backyard Legends, post on the Backyard Legends Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Backyard-Legends-Action-Figures-of-Yor/111543002240519...) and tell us who you're dying to add to your collection.

(Warning: These are not intended for kids, but for the kid at heart!)

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