@ZicaToys Launches The New Adventure People (Featuring Captain Action) on @Kickstarter
January 16, 2016

ZICA Toys is very excited to present a new take on an old favorite from the action figure toy aisles, Adventure People! With the help of Eleventyplex, Boss Fight Studios, and other talented artists, this new line will have the aesthetics and articulation features that are most popular with today’s modern action figure collectors. Standing 4” tall (1:18 scale), they will blend in perfectly with other figures in the same scale that share similar themes and designs.

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The first assortment will be broken down into two series, Captain Action and Comic Action Heroes. This is the approach we want to take throughout the entire line, with all of the different series falling under the Adventure People brand name. By using the same basic aesthetics and articulation design across all of the characters in their respective series, we hope to make it look like they’re all part of the same action figure universe.  The figures shown in the campaign are painted resin samples so they’re a little rough around the edges in some areas.  High quality construction, materials and paint applications will be top priority on the production figures.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1728265268/the-new-adventure-people

A New Adventure Begins!

The First Wave of Adventure

The first assortment will be comprised of 4 figures which include Captain Action, Captain Evil, Action Jackson, and Jet Jungle.

 Captain Action Color Variant Set

This set is only available with the “Super All In” pledge reward. The purple version was chosen because it represents an actual costume color variant from the original Ideal Toys line. The gray suit version is just for fun, plus it looks pretty cool! 

Captain Action color variant set
Captain Action color variant set

Articulation Features

Each figure will have multiple points of articulation, with the more notable ones being:

  • Head attachment is ball and socket.
  • Arms swivel at the elbow joint.
  • Waist articulation (torso/pelvis connection) is ball and socket.
  • Knees are double jointed.
  • Ankle joints have rocker design for more dynamic poses.

Each figure will include a total of 5 different interchangeable hand sets , 4 of which will offer alternate wrist articulation designs for a wider variety of weapon/accessory posing options.

 Packaging

The figures will come in collector friendly window box packaging.  Below is a rough mock-up of the design we plan to use.  The background artwork will be different for each character.

For more information and to order your own set of figures check out the official Adventure People Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1728265268/the-new-adventure-people

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 »

  • Ron says:

    Sweet – I hope these sell well so we can see the Silver Streak car that Zica showed as a 3D design rendition become a reality and get released. Otherwise I’d be real happy if a Dr. Evil, Action Boy and Khem were to follow.

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