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 Post subject: Golden Age Comics Figurine Collection
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:31 pm 
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Hi All,

I would like to introduce you all to the Golden Age Comics Figurine Collection, a new series of limited edition, hand-painted resin figurines of selected super hero, science fiction, and horror characters from the Golden Age of Comics available from Goldenagefigurines.com. Our latest figurine available for pre-order is Fantomah, Mystery Woman of the Jungle, the first superheroine in the history of comics:

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Created by the enigmatic Fletcher Hanks, Fantomah is a mysterious supernatural protector of the African jungles who inflicts bizarre and brutal punishments on evildoers. All of the Fantomah tales drawn by Hanks have been collected in two fantastic books edited by Paul Karasik, I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets! and You Shall Die by Your Own Evil Creation!, both published by Fantagraphics.

Fantomah is sculpted at 1/21 scale and stands 3.75" (9.5 cm) tall, with an estimated weight of 1.25 oz (35.4 g). The production run will be limited to 250 pieces and divided into 3 color variants: the white, yellow, and blue skull editions, each based on a specific color scheme from the original comics. The ratio of each variant produced will depend upon the number of pre-orders received. Each variant will have its own label, be individually numbered, and come in a full color printed box. To reduce the chance of breakage, the figurine will be packaged separately from the base; a small drop of super glue will be required to attach it. The pre-order price in our online shop is just $14.95; the offer is good until October 31, 2013, after which the figurine will be priced at $16.95. We anticipate the figurines to arrive by December 2013/January 2014. The final product may differ somewhat from the digital illustration shown here, as it is a hand painted item.

We also have some special package deals: the Fantomah Two Variant Special for just $28.90 (a savings of $1 over ordering them separately); a Fantomah Three Variant Special for just $42.85 (a savings of $2 over ordering them separately); and a Fantomah+Stardust Special for just $36.62 (a savings of $3 over ordering them separately). All offers expire 10/31/13.

Stardust the Super Wizard Figurine Giveaway

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We have also produced Stardust the Super Wizard, another cult classic character from the twisted mind of Fletcher Hanks. To raise awareness of Goldenagefigurines.com and our unique line of collectibles, we have recently partnered with Punchtab to conduct our first giveaway contest; enter for your chance to win a Stardust the Super Wizard Figurine (Grey Boots Edition)!

Stardust Figurine Giveaway

You should see a PunchTab Contest Entry form at the link above. To enter, you can use either your Facebook account or e-mail address. Once you have entered, you can gain additional entries by completing the extra tasks, which you?ll be able to see using the left/right arrows. The contest is entirely free and no payment is required. Good luck!

The link to the official rules is found on the Punchtab form; please read the key rules on our page before entering. The contest ends November 5, 2013 at 4PM PST.

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Jared


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 Post subject: Re: Golden Age Comics Figurine Collection
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:50 am 
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That. Is. So. COOL!

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Age Comics Figurine Collection
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:39 am 
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Thanks tuning4k! Those characters are all owned by DC and I would have to license them, but maybe it's a possibility down the line.


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 Post subject: Re: Golden Age Comics Figurine Collection
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:25 pm 
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I was confused for a minute and then relaized "Oh! You're reading my tag line!" I wasn't actually demanding them of you. But I will keep an eye on your site for future public domain Golden Age characters!

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Age Comics Figurine Collection
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:33 pm 
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Doh! You're right. I get asked all the time about doing licensed properties and just assumed you were requesting those. For the record, I'd really like to do a Golden Age Ray based on Lou Fine artwork! I appreciate the simple elegance of the character design.


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 Post subject: Black Terror Survey & Painted Fantomah Prototypes
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Hi All,

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We've set up a new survey to get a rough idea of the market size for the Black Terror vs. Killer Robot figurine, the prototype of which is in preparation. Participants will be emailed a special 5% off discount code when the figurine is put up for pre-order, hopefully by mid-December 2013. The price will be around $30, though the final price will be determined by the number produced, which will be influenced by the results of this survey. The more we make, the lower we can price it, so please share this survey with your friends. The minimum number we can produce is 150 and we need an indication that at least 120 can be sold before initiating production.

The Black Terror vs. Killer Robot is inspired by the cover to Exciting Comics #45 (March 1946) and will be a limited edition, hand painted polystone resin/white metal sculpture produced at 1/21 (Eaglemoss) scale and standing 3.84" (9.74 cm) tall. Some assembly will be required; more background and CG images of the figurine can be found here. No special color variants will likely be offered. The survey will be up at least till mid-December or until we reach the 120 threshold.

I also wanted to share some factory photos of the painted Fantomah prototypes:

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I think they look great considering that the figurine is only 3.75" (9.5 cm) tall. The one glaring mistake is that the heads of the Yellow and White Skull variants have been switched; since they are not attached to the body at this stage, it was a simple error to correct. The paint application appears a bit glossier than that of Stardust, but that is due to the strong lighting. I approved the prototypes yesterday and production is now underway, with the production figurines hopefully arriving by late December/early January. I'm still receiving a steady amount of Fantomah pre-orders and I wanted to note that there are only 16 blue variants left unreserved; if you have your eye on that one, I would pre-order it sooner than later.

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Jared


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 Post subject: Fantomah has arrived!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:37 pm 
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Greetings all! The Fantomah, Mystery Woman of the Jungle figurines have arrived and are now in stock:

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Fantomah is sculpted at 1/21 scale and stands 3.75" (9.5 cm) tall, with a weight of .6 oz (17 g). This is to the same scale as the Marvel and DC superhero figurines produced by Eaglemoss of England. The production run is limited to 150 pieces and divided into 3 color variants: the white (90 pieces), yellow (10 pieces), and blue (50 pieces) skull editions, each based on a specific color scheme from the original comics. Prices range from $17.95 to $22.95, depending on the variant, and the figurine can be purchased at Goldenagefigurines.com, eBay, and Amazon. Less than 50 remain in stock, with the yellow and blue skull editions almost sold out. Each variant has its own label, is individually numbered, and comes in a box with a unique full color printed sleeve. To reduce the chance of breakage, the figurine is packaged separately from the base; a small drop of super glue is required to attach it.

Fantomah, Mystery of Woman of the Jungle, is probably Fletcher Hanks's second most well known creation after Stardust. She is the first superheroine in comics, appearing in Jungle Comics #2 (February 1940) published by Fiction House, predating the first appearance of Wonder Woman by almost 2 years. A mysterious supernatural being who protects the jungles of Africa, Fantomah possesses near limitless magical power, including the powers of flight, levitation of other objects, and the ability to mutate her adversaries into any form imaginable. When the jungle or its inhabitants are under threat, Fantomah can instantly change from a beautiful blonde woman to a frightening skull-faced wraith capable of inflicting bizarre and brutal punishments on evildoers. All of the Fantomah tales drawn by Hanks have been collected in two fantastic books edited by Paul Karasik, I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets! and You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation!, both published by Fantagraphics.

I hope these figurines are of interest to you and thanks for your support!

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Jared


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 Post subject: Re: Golden Age Comics Figurine Collection
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:44 pm 
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Hi All,

Quick update on our stocks of Fantomah and Stardust figurines:

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We are down to just 9 White Skull Fantomah figurines - the other color variants have long since sold out. If you want to add one to your collection, don't delay! There will not be a second edition. For a nice write-up on the figurine check out this piece on io9.com.

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Also, we have just 1 Yellow Boots Stardust left on Amazon; only 75 were produced. Grab him while you can - once he's gone, he's gone!

Thanks to everyone who has purchased our figurines and supported the venture thus far; still working on getting the Black Terror into production, will let you know ASAP when he is ready for pre-order.

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Jared


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 Post subject: Re: Golden Age Comics Figurine Collection
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:01 pm 
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Just a quick note to let you know that Goldenagefigurines.com is having a sale on the remaining stock of Fletcher Hanks's Stardust the Super Wizard (Grey Boots Edition) figurines! They are now just $21.99 (normally $24.57); offer ends March 17. The Red and Yellow Boots Editions of Stardust are sold out. The more recent Fantomah figurine is also completely sold out, though a second edition with a different pose/color scheme is a possibility; if interested, you can sign up for one here.

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