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The 1980s military toy line Eagle Force returns as a modern articulated line of 4" action figures.
The 1980s military toy line Eagle Force returns as a modern articulated line of 4" action figures.
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Tooling update, Wave 2 preview…and cards or boxes?

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Hey everyone! 

We’ve begun our tooling phase for the figures…here are a few images.

 

Just a bunch of steel blocks…I know it doesn’t look very exciting but we’ll be using these steel tools for a while so it’s a thrill for us to see them. The tools will take about a month to finalize then we should start seeing samples toward the end of July…we’ll be sure to share images of those as soon as we get them.

We’re also working up the design for the packaging. We were originally planning on doing boxes for the line but we’ve been toying with the idea of collector friendly card backs..like our Amazing Heroes line. If we go this route it would look something like this. Post a comment and let us know what you think. Do you think this is a better direction? 

Also we wanted to share a couple of reveals for our Eagle Force Wave 2 kickstarter that we plan to launch in early 2018 once we’ve shipped the Wave 1 figures to the Kickstarter backers. Wave 2 will have characters from Eagle Force, Monster Force and Eagle Force: Heroes vs Villains. Here are a couple Eagle Force reveals…these are early work in progress images.

Harley
Harley

 

Sgt. Eagle ...Captain Eagle's father, the founder of Eagle Force.
Sgt. Eagle ...Captain Eagle's father, the founder of Eagle Force.

 

Redwing II
Redwing II

We’re looking forward to getting Wave 2 off the ground early next year.

Also, if you need your Eagle Force fix The Drawn Word is at it again with a Goldie Hawk photo card set….that’s right photo cards. 

The Goldie Hawk pack follows Goldie's secret solo mission from 1987. Goldie races to answer a distress beacon from an abandoned R.I.O.T. laboratory in Germany. Who and what she encounters will play out in Eagle Force Mega and Eagle Force Returns! …wait did I just mention Eagle Force Mega…wonder what that is? If this kickstarter hits it’s final stretch goal you’ll find out.

Thanks again for the support everyone.

Bill and Craig

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    1. Bill Murphy 7-time creator
      Superbacker
      3 days ago

      @ James, I don't think that's something we'd do, but we are looking at doing a wave of figures in their 80s outfits.

      Bill

    2. James Tagumasi Jr 3 days ago

      Any thoughts on adding a Leah Martin-likeness, young Goldie Hawk into the future waves? Pretty cool for the line to have an actual person in the toy line. Nostalgiac for the Sgt. Slaughter and Fridge releases back in the day....

    3. James Tagumasi Jr 3 days ago

      Cardbacks!!! Yes!!!

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      Chris White on June 14

      Hi, I've got Gig boxes and Mego card backs from the original line and both are great; that said, I find card backs are easier to display MOC, or store if opened.

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      Kristopher on June 13

      Always cardbacks! lol...Boxes are for hamburger helper and rice-a-roni. Seriously, not only would they look 1000 x nicer on cards, I'd be 50% more likely to buy two of many figures.

    6. Cannon Fodder on June 13

      I'll keep card backs, most likely I will bin the boxes. So I vote card backs!

    7. Matt Paladinetti on June 12

      I'm all for cards

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      R Robbie Williams on June 12

      Although the boxes would provide an easier, safer storage method, would be beautiful, and no doubt full of amazing box-art.... I think the kid in me would want the card backs. Grew up with Eagle Force on the card. Grew up collecting all my other 1/18th faves on the card. There's just something exciting about a figure on a card. Whether it be something nostalgic in me or whathaveyou, I'm thinking the cards would be the most exciting way to go.

    9. Rob Osborne on June 12

      Probably card backs, yes...but I need to go back and see what the boxes were projected to look like.

    10. Joe Tages on June 12

      I vote for card backs all the way, guys.

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      bobazarre on June 12

      I also think cards would be better.

    12. Mark Anthony Vasquez on June 12

      I would rather have cards than boxes, please do cards! Also I think it would be nice if once the molds are run and you get samples that you might offer those samples for sale as test shots.

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      Robert Ashman on June 12

      Yes, I would much prefer the cards over the boxes

    14. Justin C. Taylor on June 12

      If it's financially feasible to do so, I'd definitely prefer you do the cards instead of the boxes. Replication of the 80s Eagle Force aesthetic has been a big part of the modern revival, so it makes sense to carry that over to the type of figure packaging as well.