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About

Welcome to the world of Eagle Force

In 2016 Fresh Monkey Fiction and Zica Toys teamed up to bring Eagle Force back to toy shelves via the Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter campaign

Originally debuting in 1982, Eagle Force was a 3" die-cast action figure military-themed toy line created and designed by Bill Baron and Paul Kirchner. Only the initial assortment made it to toy shelves but it was enough to introduce us to Captain Eagle and his team of top military specialists with codenames such as Sgt. Brown, Big Bro', Harley, Turk and The Cat. They battled the evil forces of R.I.O.T. (Roving International Organization of Tyranny), lead by the evil General Mamba, assisted by Baron Von Chill, Beta Man the Arsonist, Nemesis the Saboteur, Savitar the Ninja, and an army of R.I.O.T. Shock Troopers.

Eagle Force Returns action figure prototypes
Eagle Force Returns action figure prototypes

During the ongoing manufacturing process we've taken the opportunity to expand the Eagle Force universe beyond just the action figures. As anticipation for the toy line grew we began to preview characters for future waves, plus started some trans-media projects including books and trading cards. The Eagle Force universe now includes over 150 characters that span the following teams:

• Eagle Force Returns • R.I.O.T. • Eagle Force’42 • Ninja Force • Eagle Force ’81 • Super Force • Monster Force • Eagle Force Mega • Spy Force • Heroes vs Villains • The Agency • C.L.A.W. • The Midnightmen • Thule Society •

With the ever growing universe, we decided it was time for a proper Eagle Force Handbook that would allow readers to learn more about all the characters from the world of Eagle Force. Our first volume, The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 will include over 20 character profiles for the following characters:

• Captain Eagle • General Mamba • Dracula • Savitar • Santini III • Firebug Trooper • Nameless Soldier • The Cat • Mastivf • Kayo • Eagle Force Officer • Hornet • Mr Legacy • The Face • Left Hand Master • Chatsworth • Barron Von Chill VIII • R.I.O.T. Commandos • Captain Hawkins • Officer O'Malley •

With contributions from Christopher Irving (Eagle Force: The Cat novels, Leaping Tall Buildings), Justin Bell (Eagle Force Returns webcomic, War of the Three Planets), Vito Delsante (Stray, Batman Adventures) and Sean Rourke (Pendragon Armada). Plus artwork by Paul Kirshner, Steven Butler, Miguel Angel Ruiz, Mitch Ballard and Chris Malgrain. And graphic design by Richard J. Fowlks (Back Issue Magazine, IDW's Full Bleed) 

Below are a few example pages from Volume 101

Along with some of the character art that will be featured on the profile pages.

REWARDS

Along with offering both the Standard ($10) and Digital editions($5) of The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 we have also created these unique rewards.

The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 - Kickstarter Exclusive Cover ($20)

This edition includes an exclusive cover by original Eagle Force designer Paul Kirchner. This art was created to promote the 1981 toy line and will debut for the 1st time in color for this exclusive cover. This cover will ONLY be available to Kickstarter backers.

Covers and Stickers Pack - ($45)

You can get both covers and all 4 Eagle Force Stickers. This reward includes the following items:

The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 - PDF • The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 - Print • The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 - Eagle Force ’81 cover (Kickstarter Exclusive) - Print  • Captain Eagle ‘81 Sticker • General Mamba ’81 Sticker • Captain Eagle Eagle Force Returns Sticker • Ultima Thule Sticker

Ultimate Eagle Force Collector Pack - ($70.00)

For those who are new to Eagle Force this ultimate collector pack includes comics, stickers and trading cards. This reward includes the following items: 

The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 - PDF • The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 - Print • The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 - Eagle Force ’81 cover (Kickstarter Exclusive) - Print • Eagle Force Returns Trading Card set • Eagle Force Strikes Trading Card set • Eagle Force Goldie Hawk Trading Card set • Captain Eagle ‘81 Sticker • General Mamba ’81 Sticker • Captain Eagle Eagle Force Returns Sticker • Ultima Thule Sticker 

Mystery Pack - ($125)

This pack includes all the items from the Ultimate Eagle Force Collector Pack, PLUS a few additional mystery items, including Eagle Force items that have never been offered before, and will never be offered again. This reward includes the following items:

The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 - PDF • The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 - Print • The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 - Eagle Force ’81 cover (Kickstarter Exclusive) - Print • Eagle Force Returns Trading Card set • Eagle Force Strikes Trading Card set • Eagle Force Goldie Hawk Trading Card set • Captain Eagle ‘81 Sticker • General Mamba ’81 Sticker • Captain Eagle Eagle Force Returns Sticker • Ultima Thule Sticker • Plus mystery items! 

Your creation can become part of The Official Eagle Force Handbook with the Personal Recruit Reward ($300) 

You can design your own character for the Eagle Force universe. You provide us with a design or sketch. We’ll produce an official drawing of your character and have Eagle Force Returns writer Justin Bell write your character a bio. Your character will then be added to the Eagle Force Handbook. Please note you will need to sign a release form so that we have the rights to use your character for printing in the handbook.
This reward includes the following items:

The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 - PDF • (2) The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 - Print  • (2) The Official Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 101 - Eagle Force ’81 cover (Kickstarter Exclusive) - Print • Digital artwork of your character

STRETCH GOALS 

$2,500 (UNLOCKED) - R.I.O.T. Pilot Character Bio added

If we reach this stretch goal we'll add the R.I.O.T. Pilot Bio to the handbook.

$3,000 (UNLOCKED) - Monster Force Comic pages added

If we reach this stretch goal we'll add a 2 page Monster Force Preview Comic to the handbook. This preview comic is written by Sean Rourke (Monster Force, Ninja Force) with art by Eric Koda (X-Men), colors by Marcie Klinger and letters by Vito Delsante (Eagle Force'42 , Stray). 

$4,000 (LOCKED) - Eagle Force Mega Digital Story

Christopher Irving will write a story with characters from the 1990's Eagle Force team:  Eagle Force Mega. Each backer (over $5) will get a digital version of this story.

$4,500 (LOCKED) - New Character Reveal 

We'll include a new Eagle Force universe character bio that will be revealed for the 1st time when we publish the handbook. This character will remain a mystery until the handbook is published and delivered to backers. 

NEXT STEPS

Once the campaign is successfully funded we'll be using BackerKit to manage this campaign once the Kickstarter is over. BackerKit is a service outside of Kickstarter which provides a more powerful survey feature than what Kickstarter provides. It allows you to manage your pledge even after the campaign ends. 

Registering with BackerKit might be a requirement for all backers in order for us to better manage your order. If you do not want to register with BackerKit please do not pledge to this campaign.

Once the graphic design is complete the Handbooks will be printed and orders fulfilled directly by Ka-Blam publishing. 

Most of the character profiles and artwork are complete for Volume 101, so once orders are fulfilled in October we’ll move directly into the Eagle Force Handbook: Volume 102. 

Thanks again for helping to bring back Eagle Force! We hope you enjoy this handbook as we continue to expand the Eagle Force Universe.

Please follow Eagle Force here:

www.freshmonkeyfiction.com
www.zicatoys.com
www.facebook.com/eagleforcereturns
www.facebook.com/FreshMonkeyFiction
www.facebook.com/zicatoys
www.instagram.com/freshmonkeyfiction
www.instagram.com/zica.toys
www.twitter.com/freshmonkeyfic

Risks and challenges

No project is without risk. Even though most of the character profiles and artwork are complete for Volume 101, the biggest challenge will be to meet our deadlines and remain on schedule.
To ensure the best products possible and meet the standards that our fans expect, we want to make sure we give ourselves enough time to engage and communicate with our artist and printers.
Communication with our backers is equally important to us, because without your support, this project would not be possible. Our goal is to keep our backers informed as often as we can, and keep them up-to-date on any potential changes along the way.

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