WorkingClassVillains has listed their latest project, Backyard Legends, on the funding site Kickstarter.Com in an effort to get financial backing for the line’s first figure, the Prince of Crystal. Backyard Legends is inspired by the great “2nd tier” properties of the 80s and it needs your help to become a reality.
Here’s how the folks at WCV describe the project:
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.
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. Read the rest on Backyard Legends Kickstarter page.