Amazing Heroes The American Crusader figure Kickstarter Launched
January 20, 2018


For those of you new to Amazing Heroes, the Retroverse line is inspired by vintage action figures from the 1980’s such as Secret Wars and Super Powers. Each figure stands 4.5” tall and has 5 classic points of articulation (POA). The Retroverse collection features classic Golden Age comic book characters such as Black Terror, Golden Age Daredevil, Green Turtle and Stardust, along with more modern characters like Captain Action and Mike Allred’s Madman.

We are continuing the Amazing Heroes Retroverse Collection by offering a new figure every quarter via a short 14 day Kickstarter Campaign. Each quarterly figure in the Amazing Heroes Retroverse Collection will be limited to only 100 pcs worldwide. Our 1st figure for 2018 is the Golden Age hero, The American Crusader!

hen astronomy professor Archie Masters was bathed in radiation from an Atom Smasher, it granted him flight, invulnerability, and super-strength! As American Crusader he brings his fight against evil to the front lines of World War II. First Appearance: Thrilling Comics #19 (Aug. 1941).

The American Crusader figure available in 2 Editions.

  • Modern Age Edition with exclusive art by Khoi Pham (Mighty Avengers, X-men).
  • Golden Age Edition This edition is a Kickstarter Exclusive and will ONLY be available during this campaign. Each package will be individually numbered and embossed with the Fresh Monkey Fiction logo.

Our 1st quarterly figure is The American Crusader and is limited to only 100 pcs. You can find the Kickstarter here. The campaign is ONLY for 2 weeks and so please share this link so we can add The American Crusader to our Amazing Heroes collection.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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