November 25, 2014

Mike Allred’s Madman figure has been unlocked early in celebration of the new comic book release.


Los Angeles, CA (November 25, 2014)—To celebrate the November 26th release of Michael Allred’s Madman In Your Face 3D Specialthe Amazing Heroes Wave 1.5 Kickstarter by Fresh Monkey Fiction has now unlocked the exclusive Madman 4.5” action figure for a $25 pledge. Also available is a limited number of 25 signed Artist Edition figures, with exclusive Madman card art by Allred, which goes for a $65 pledge.


“We were so excited to add Madman to Amazing Heroes, that as a special thank you to our supporters we have decided to unlock Madman early,” Bill Murphy, Founder of Fresh Monkey Fiction says. “We felt this would create a better opportunity to get Madman into hand of fans and collectors”


The Amazing Heroes action figure line was successfully funded last August; the Wave 1.5 Kickstarter is a follow-up to allow fans to fund three additional figures—Madman, Silver Streak, and Champion of Mars. This time, though, Fresh Monkey Fiction has established comic book creators on board to provide original card art in special Artist Editions:


Michael Allred (Madman): Madman and Golden Age Dare-Devil

Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon): Stardust

Tom Fowler (Quantum and Woody): Black Terror

Phil Hester (Green Arrow): Captain Action

Reilly Brown (Deadpool): Champion of Mars

Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash): Silver Streak

Sonny Liew (The Shadow Hero): Green Turtle


Also being offered for pledging is a set of four exclusive vinyl Madman Exclamation Bolt stickers. For a pledge of $15, offered are a 6” red bolt, and three 3” stickers in yellow, mauve, and red with a black outline. Made of industrial and resistant vinyl, the Madman stickers are suitable for car windshields and outdoor use.


The Amazing Heroes Wave 1.5 Kickstarter campaign runs until December 21, 2014. The Madman In Your Face 3D Special, with 3D conversion by Christian LeBlanc and contributions from several more creators, will be at comic shops everywhere on November 26th.


The Amazing Heroes Wave 1.5 Kickstarter is now available on Kickstarter and goes though Dec 21st with a goal of $15,000.00.





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About Fresh Monkey Fiction

Fresh Monkey Fiction LLC is dedicated to telling stories through art and design. We’re building a business model around leveraging the power of crowd funding to bring great products to the collector. Our motto is “If you support it, we will make it”. Our goal is to create amazing collectibles that encourage fans to explore the depths of their imagination and tell great stories. If we can bring a little bit of playful imagination to someone’s day, we’ve done our job.  Discover your imagination at www.freshmonkeyfiction.com.

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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1 Comment »

  • demoncat_4 says:

    cool to see madman in plastic for think he was one of those characters that the first attempt was done by the company known as shocker toys.

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