Jean St. Jean Introduces New Line of ‘Creatureplica’ Action Figures
March 24, 2014

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 Prepare to enter the primordial woods and frozen wastes of the world and explore it’s darkest corners. There are things undescribed by science on the fringes, stomping through the forest, chittering in the shadows. Join us in our quest. And Beware.

This week sculptor Jean St. Jean introduced a new 6″-7″ scale original toyline that he has created based on some of the biggest creatures in Cryptozoology – “Creatureplica.”    Here’s how Jean describes the line over on the official website:

There are things un-described by science on the fringe. True dedication to native folklore, witness reports and historical record is the basis for the genesis of Creatureplica and the creation of our sculptural depictions. Our initial wave is in scale with 6” and 7” action figure lines, fully articulated with environmental bases. Creatureplica is allowing me to approach this line with a level of attention to detail, sculptural refinement and authenticity that hasn’t been given to the topic before. With that said, you’re going to be seeing things that aren’t going to look like the typical versions of cryptids that are generally thrown out there by typical toy manufacturers.

Until now, serious crypto toy lines were as rare as the creatures themselves. Prepare to enter the primordial woods and frozen wastes of the world and explore it’s darkest corners. There are things undescribed by science on the fringes, stomping through the forest, chittering in the shadows. Join us in our quest. And Beware.

- Jean St. Jean

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The first three figures sculpted are the: North American Sasquatch, Himalayan Yeti and the HorrorHound.    There is also a mention of the 4th figure being the Louisiana Rougarou.  These figures are slated to be available in the fall of 2014.

Jean had some of the first sculpts on display over the weekend at the HorrorHound Weekend convention.

North American Sasquatch

Himalayan Yeti

HorrorHound

You can see lots more pictures of these figures, plus keep up on all the latest Creatureplica news over on the official Creatureplica Facebook page.

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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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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3 Comments »

  • BanzaiBoB says:

    These look awesome! Sign me up for a Bigfoot and a Yeti!

  • Hobgoblin238 says:

    I think the Yeti would make a fantastic MU Frost Giant since most of us didn’t get one due to hoarders.

  • Josh says:

    Freaking Kool! Ive always thought the horror hound deserved plastic idolization. I cant write enough about how happy I am with all the monster and creature pieces coming out. I really hope this keeps up.

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