Remember a few months back there was that strange teaser about the possibility of Power Lords returning? Well, that big ol’ doomsday clock has reached zero and the curtain has been lifted. Power Lords will be making a triumphant return to collector’s shelves in 2013 courtesy of the Four Horsemen!
The Four Horsemen are nearing the end of their tenth year in business, and they're gearing up to make the next year one of their most productive years ever! Not only are they going to continue to handle the creative duties on Mattel's DC Universe Classics, Masters of the Universe Classics, the new Green Lantern Classics and more, but they’re also moving forward with their own popular FANtastic Exclusive project in the fall,
This weekend, the Four Horsemen announced the acquisition of their first license, The Outer Space Men. The 4H provided some images of the figures in the line and, as usual, amazed us with their work. While we were looking at all the pretty pictures though, we realized we weren’t quite sure what we were looking at. Who were The Outer Space Men? We didn’t have much more than a passing awareness of them, so we hit the books. And what we found out only made the 4H versions more awesome.
Forty-two years ago the space race between the United States and Russia was in full swing, and a full wave of action figures known as “The Outer Space Men” was released that caught the imagination of a generation. Although the initial salvo of characters was well received, the characters that were to be part of the second wave, collectively referred to as “The World of Tomorrow”, never made it into production and currently only exist as elaborate prototypes / production samples in the homes of a couple of fortunate collectors.