Zica Toys is most famous for their Mego-esque 8″ Buck Rogers figures based on the 80′s TV show. Myself and other reviewers heap tons of praise on the original male Zica buck body as the “best in it’s class” for all of the new 8″ retro revival figures. It not held together with rubber bands and functions more like a cross between a super-articulated 6″ figure and a scaled down 1/6th scale figure.
Now they have shifted their focus and are working on a line of action figures geared toward the customizing market. They call this first offering “Humanoid 8.0″ and are getting the ball rolling with their first female figure, Yvonne. Yvonne features multiple points of articulation, three sets of hands, three chest plates of different sizes, and rooted hair.
Looking ahead their plans would be to expand the line with the addition of a male figure and a wide range of custom accessories, including clothing and heads. Zica’s mission is to expand the current 1/9 scale market to go beyond just offering the retro style figures and expand into what’s being done in the high end 1/6 scale market. This is step one of their plan.
Zica is currently running a pre-order promotion that runs until 11/01/2012. During that time the Yvonne figure will sell for $20.00 plus S&H. When the promotion is over the price will go up to the standard SRP of $25.99 plus S&H.
US customers can order them directly through my website, www.zicatoys.com, and International customers can contact Zica via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to place an order through PayPal.
||Posted by Daniel Pickett