@LastResortToys Takes Out The Trash Bag Bunch for a New XL Spin
December 29, 2017

 

Last Resort Toys is back and the are working on bringing back a classic license: The Trash Bag Bunch.   The announcement was posted earlier this week on their official blog:

A few months ago I started a dialogue with Mel Birnkrant (http://melbirnkrant.com) as a fan, fellow collector, and toymaker–which has led to a collaboration.  After some emailing back and forth, we got to talking about licensing.  Mel owns Trash Bag Bunch, and I love Trash Bag Bunch–it was a perfect match.  I immediately started developing ideas for what I could do to bring the license back.  I’m currently in development of officially licensed toys based on some of the characters from the original line–but with a new approach.  This isn’t your father’s Trash Bag Bunch!  Details about the toys and characters for this new line will be announced in the near future!

Then yesterday Last Resort posted a new blog that answers more of fan’s questions about the scale and scope of the upcoming line:

So here’s the reveal: these are not mini figures.

If something is to be revisited, why not take it into new territory?  This line will see the original designs from 1991 at a scale approximately 4X the original toys–about 8-10 inches, depending on the character.  With larger sculpts comes added detail and the potential for some articulation where appropriate.  These toys will fit right in with your Kaiju, Sofubi, and Vinyl collections.

The first few will be from series 1, but, as many are probably wondering, YES, I also intend to bring the ever-so-rare original series 2 designs to all the fans who never had the chance to welcome them into their collections.

As the price and production costs will reflect the scale and detail of the figures, only a handful of the coolest creatures will get the XL treatment to start with, however, as long there is an audience for these, there is no limit to the scope.

Which characters can you expect?  Is there other merchandise?  Multiple colorways?!  STAY TUNED

We will be keeping our eye on the gang at Last Resort Toys and we will keep you posted on new developments.

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, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.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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