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Legends of Cthulhu Retro Action Figure Toy Line

A collectible 3.75" action figure line based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft that look identical to their 1970's/80's retro counterparts

Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s we were immersed in role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and Call of Cthulhu. We always felt that Lovecraft’s worlds were deserving of their own action figure line and what better time period than the late 70’s / early 80’s when his work first began its modern-day resurgence and the golden age for action figure collectibles was in its prime.   

The result is our interpretation of what a major toy company in that era would have done with these characters and how a creative team of the period would have translated H.P. Lovecraft’s stories into a mass-market children’s toy property.

Legends of Cthulhu is a 3.75” action figure line based on similar figures of the late 70’s and early 80’s. This is the first retro action figure line based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. We’ve taken great care to design these figures in a way that’s true to the time period, with appropriate articulation, awesome accessories and deco consistent of the era.

Our initial line-up will include 4 figures based on archetypes from the HP Lovecraft universe:

Spawn of Cthulhu: Extraterrestrial worshippers of the Great Old One known as Cthulhu.
Figure Specs: 3.75" tall, swivel head, jointed arms and legs
Accessories: Necronomicon (book), snap-on wings

The Cultist: A member of the Cult of Cthulhu, an organization of humans working to hasten Cthulhu’s return to power on earth.
Figure Specs: 3.75" tall, swivel head, jointed arms and legs
Accessories: Staff, dagger, ceremonial mask

The Deep One: An immortal undersea creature that serves only the all powerful Cthulhu.
Figure Specs: 3.75" tall, swivel head, jointed arms and legs
Accessories: Spear

The Professor: Adventurer, investigator, and the unfortunate hero whose journey brings him to the edge of madness.
Figure Specs: 3.75" tall, swivel head, jointed arms and legs
Accessories: Revolver, Cthulhu idol

Figures will come packaged in a Kickstarter exclusive blister card that Warpo has spent much time and consideration to ensure a nostalgic experience. We knew the package artwork would be crucial to making this a success so we enlisted Ken Kelly to hand paint the front and back of the card. 

 Back of packaging (initial concept layout):

Warpo has created some incredible rewards that include so much more than just the figures. We’ve taken great care to include many items that toy manufacturers of the period would have produced to promote the property, such as t-shirts, coloring books, plastic cups and much more. Check out all the great concepts available below:

Legends of Cthulhu packaging art print

 Our team has a close working relationship with many printers and have begun the process of quoting already. Final art files are laid out and ready for print. Turnaround time is 3-4 weeks. *Actual product and colors may vary slightly.

Legends of Cthulhu T-shirt

This one is a piece of cake. We have a t-shirt vendor that has done tons of work for us in the past already quote us on the t-shirts and "iron-on" decals that would work for this application and feel authentic. Final art files are laid out and ready for making iron-ons. Turnaround time is about 2 weeks. *Actual product and colors may vary slightly.

Legends of Cthulhu Coloring Book

Again, leveraging the relationships we've had professionally with printers we have several sources for this item. At this point we promise that the book will have 24 pages at the bare minimum... we're hoping that we can generate more content so there will be more but that will depend on how much we can get done. Turnaround time is about 3-4 weeks depending on scheduling after artwork is submitted. *Actual product and colors may vary slightly.

Legends of Cthulhu Big Plastic Cup

We are working with a vendor online for this reward and have begun the process of quoting already. Final art files are laid out and ready for print. Turnaround time is 2 weeks. *Actual product and colors may vary slightly.

Legends of Cthulhu VHS w/commercial

 This is something that we don't have a lot of direct experience (though Bryan did reproduce at ton of cassettes back in the day...) but see no difficulty in producing. We have a facility in Nashville that we're in discussions with for quoting. The commercial video is ready for production / duplicating and final art files are laid out and ready for print the VHS sleeves. *Actual product and colors may vary slightly.

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Posted 9 June, 2014 - 09:43 by VF5SS

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2 comments posted
I want that coloring book.

I want that coloring book.

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Posted by TimF on 9 June, 2014 - 13:23
Yeah, these look pretty

Yeah, these look pretty great. I think I definitely need to get in on this one (as well as catch up on all the other 3.75" figures I've fallen behind on.)

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Posted by NekroDave on 9 June, 2014 - 14:21
 
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