THE GREAT OLD ONE, 12” CTHULHU RETRO ACTION FIGURE FROM WARPO, OUT NOW
November 2, 2015

Warpo and Diamond Comics Distributors Announce Exclusive Worldwide Distribution Partnership

CHICAGO, IL (November 2, 2015): Warpo, creators of the Legends of Cthulhu action figures, announce today the highly anticipated, extra-large 12” Cthulhu retro action figure is now available at toy and hobby shops nationwide.

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The 12” Cthulhu Standard Edition, along with the Previews Exclusive Glow in the Dark Edition releasing next week, is the cornerstone of the Legends of Cthulhu collection, with 7 points of articulation and pliable “gripping hands” suited for grasping 3.75” action figures and sending them to their doom. The 12” Cthulhu figure is packaged in an early 1980s-style, full-color box, featuring a brand new painting by the masterful artist Ken Kelly.

To celebrate the launch of the 12” Cthulhu, Warpo releases today the third and final part of the 12” Cthulhu commercial series.

In further Warpo news, the company announces today it has signed an exclusive distribution deal with Diamond Comic Distributors. Diamond will represent and sell Warpo toys to thousands of retail stores worldwide.

“It was only a year and a half ago when Warpo launched our Kickstarter for Legends of Cthulhu, and we’re blown away at the great response we’ve received from the toy community,” says Warpo president Bryan Katzel. “The deal with Diamond is going to make Warpo toys available to a larger global audience, and we’re so thrilled to be aligned with such an incredible partner.”

“Warpo Toys is an amazing find and has proven an incredible success for Diamond Comics,” says Erique Watson, Diamond Comics brand manager. “This new partnership is the natural evolution in Warpo’s continued success story, and we’re truly excited to be able to offer more of their unique products to our retailers around the world.”

Legends of Cthulhu 3.75” and 12” retro action figures are available at BigBadToyStore, Think Geek, comic book stores, Half Price Books, and in toy and hobby shops nationwide.

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About Diamond Comic Distributors
Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond.

About Warpo
Founded in 2013 by avid collectors and toy industry veterans Bryan Katzel, Eric LeFeber and Tommy Baldwin, Warpo is Making Yesterday’s Toys, high-quality collectible toys with a a distinct retro look and feel. Taking an artisanal approach of “method manufacturing”, Warpo’s debut product line, Legends of Cthulhu launched with a Kickstarter in June 2014, and the company’s future releases include action figures, plush, playsets, and more. For more information, visit warpo.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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