WARPO PARTNERS WITH DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS TO BRING LEGENDS OF CTHULHU RETRO ACTION FIGURE LINE TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2014
July 22, 2014

Artisan Retro Toys Based on the Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft Make First Public Appearance since Successful Kickstarter 

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(BALTIMORE, MD)- (July 22, 2014)- Diamond Comic Distributors is pleased to announce today its partnership with Warpo, indie upstart creator of artisan retro toys which launched onto the market with a wildly successful Kickstarter last month, to bring the Warpo Legends of Cthulhu line of retro-styled action figures to Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) and then to retailers, fans and collectors.

Legends of Cthulhu is a four-figure retro action figure line featuring archetypal characters from the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft – The Professor, The Cultist, The Deep One, and Spawn of Cthulhu. The figures were created using Warpo’s Method Manufacturing™, which uses era-specific processes to create authentic, retro toys with distinct artisanal, collectible quality. By enlisting legendary sculptor Eddy Mosqueda (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Masters of the Universe), and artist Ken Kelly (Micronauts, Manglor Mountain, KISS’ Destroyer album cover), Legends of Cthulhu captures the look and feel of the beloved action figures from the 1970s and 1980s. Each figure stands 3.75” tall, has 5 points of articulation, and comes with character-appropriate accessories. Figures will come packaged in a nostalgic, retail-exclusive blister-card featuring original painted artwork by artist Ken Kelly.

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At Comic-Con International: San Diego, Diamond will debut the Legends of Cthulhu collectibles at the PREVIEWSworld booth #2401 from July 23-27, in addition to featuring Warpo’s popular retro-style TV commercial. This will be the first opportunity for fans to see the figures up-close after last month’s Kickstarter campaign, which raised it’s initial fundraising goal of $60,000 in three days, and went on to raise more than double that amount.

Further, Diamond Comic Distributors will present the Legends of Cthulhu line in their September 2014 issue of PREVIEWS, making the figures available to retail for the first time.

 

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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. Look for future releases that include action figures, plush, playsets, and more. For more information, visit warpo.com.

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—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 on the web at www.diamondcomics.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, 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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