Sam, Silent Tom, and Drew interview Jason from Spero. He gives us the lowdown on the property, from comic book, and now action figures via kickstarter. You can listen via the embedded player below, or use the drop down menu above to subscribe to us on Itunes or Stitcher for easy mobile listening. Be sure to check out his KICKSTARTER HERE and the SPERO FB PAGE HERE.
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A new Kickstarter is underway for a card set featuring Jeffery Brown’s The Incredible Change-Bots. The campaign, started last week by The Drawn Word , runs until July 7th. Featuring the Awesomebots led by Big-Rig versus the Fantasticons led by Shootertron, rival groups of robots who can change in to vehicles from the planet Electrocybercircuitron . While in premise it sounds a lot like another certain transforming brand these are the characters featured in the Top Shelf Productions graphic novels, described as part parody, part nostalgic tribute, part moral fable.
Up for grabs in the Kickstarter are a series of cards, 24 regular cardstock cards in a tuck box featuring new artwork and then a subset of 5 Heavy Metal cards and further down the line 2 oversized cards lasercut onto hardwood and metal featuring Big-Rig and Shootertron, and some signed versions thrown in for good measure. And there are promises to “keep throwing things” should stretch goals are met. For more info drop by Kickstarter and check out the campaign!
Spero Studio’s Jason Bienvenu and Brandon Gray are looking to bring a new line of action figures based on the graphic novel The Kingdom.
“Spero Studios was founded by Jason Bienvenu and Brandon Gary, inspired by the 3 3/4 inch toy lines of the mid 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, Spero focuses on bringing back the fun and joy from these eras with high quality products featuring modern articulation and accessories! Our first offering is inspired by The Kingdom Comic book featuring the animal warriors from the first story arc. Series one features the main Protagonist “Pale” and his Clear “Spectral” variant as well as 4 army builder characters to fill out the ranks of your ape armies! Each figure stands a little over 4 inches tall; features 18 points of articulation as well as weapons and accessories.”
The figure line is in the 4 inch scale and presented in a “cartoon style of the comic book source material” and don’t look too out of place next to some of the TMNT offerings in stores today. The Articulation is on par with what today’s collectors and kids are used to with 18 points of articulation for great play and possibility.
Looking for more info? Check out Kickstarter or their Facebook page for graphics, prototypes, all the great details and of course to pledge for your own cool Warriors of The Kingdom figures!