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Friday, August 29, 2014

It's official Amazing Heroes is going to be a toy line!!!



You all did it, you made Amazing Heroes a reality!!! Thanks to all of you we'll finally have action figures of our favorite heroes. We could not be more excited!! Thank you all for making this happen. We can't wait to get started.



Now to answer the big question. How can we get Champion of Mars and Silver Streak?

We didn't quite make our stretch goals, but we've got some plans in motion to try to make these 2 figures available. If we're lucky and with some generous help from some "special guests" we might be able to offer these figures sooner than we think. We'll keep you updated as things fall into place.

Thanks again for all your support. We are truly humbled by the support you have put toward this project. We're looking forward to moving on to the next phase of bringing Amazing Heroes to life.

Please remember to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest information.

Bill Murphy 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Amazing Heroes Action Figures adds Amazing Man in its final week on Kickstarter.


Fresh Monkey Fiction partners with Gallant Comics to add Amazing Man to its line of 4.5" retro inspired action figures.


With only a week left to reach it's funding goal, Gallant Comics has jumped head first into the Amazing Heroes Kickstarter in order to produce a limited amount of Amazing Man action figures based on their comic book John Aman: Amazing Man. Fans of the Amazing Heroes Kickstarter will be able to order their own Amazing Man figure directly from Gallant Comics in June 2015. 

Amazing Man joins the line up of Black Terror, Captain Action, Stardust the Super Wizard, The original Dare-Devil, The Green Turtle and The Blank Slate. You can read the further adventures of Gallant Comic's John Aman: Amazing Man at www.gallantcomics.com





Fresh Monkey Fiction has also announced that a limited amount of The Green Turtle action figures are now available for $25.00 through the Kickstarter campaign. The Green Turtle is featured in the acclaimed graphic novel "TheShadow Hero" by Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and Sonny Liew (My Faith in Frankie). Originally offered exclusively as part of a 6 figure set, Fresh Monkey Fiction has set aside 100 units of this limited edition figure so you can now order him individually.





There are only 7 days left to raise the remaining $9,000 for these figures to be produced. In order for Amazing Man, Green Turtle and the rest of the Amazing Heroes to be manufactured the Kickstarter will need to reach it's full funding goal of $30,000 by August 25th. To help support the campaign please visit:


Let’s get this retro line of heroes rolling.

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Green Turtle Joins the Amazing Heroes Kickstarter




Obscure Golden Age superhero The Green Turtle, newly invigorated from the graphic novel TheShadow Hero, joins the Amazing Heroes Kickstarter line as his own action figure. If funded, this limited edition retro style action figure will become the first ever of this hero. He joins a line that includes Captain Action, the Black Terror, Golden Age Dare-Devil, and Stardust the Super-Wizard.


Created during wartime by Chinese American artist Chu Hing in 1944, The Green Turtle was the first Asian superhero, briefly appearing in Blazing Comics. The character was revisited by Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese) and Sonny Liew (My Faith in Frankie) in their acclaimed graphic novel The Shadow Hero (First Second Books). Due to the period’s racism, Hing cleverly kept his hero in the shadows—his face obscured to hide his nationality. Now, in the 21st century, The Green Turtle is allowed to openly add to the diversity of today’s ever-progressing comic book medium.

“With your help, The Green Turtlearguably the first Asian American superherocan finally get his own action figure!” Gene Luen Yang says. “As a fan of The Green Turtle, I couldn't be more thrilled!

“If you are a fan of superheroes in general, you have to check out the entire Amazing Heroes line. The colors, the capes, the superpowersthey all got their start in the 1940s.”

The Green Turtle figure will be limited to 300 pieces and is offered as part of an exclusive six-figure set that will only be available on Kickstarter/Fresh Monkey Fiction. Gene Luen Yang has also made available some signed posters of The Shadow Hero for only $14.00.

"We're extremely happy to offer this limited run of The Green Turtle figure for both fans of his Golden Age adventures, as well as new fans that just discovered him in The Shadow Hero," says Bill Murphy, Founder of Fresh Monkey Fiction. 

The Amazing Heroes Action Figure campaign is entering its last few weeks on Kickstarter with a goal of $30,000 to produce the entire line. The official figure is done in conjunction with First Second Books.


Amazing Heroes DIY Blank Super Hero Figure now on Kickstarter





Fresh Monkey Fiction announces the "Blank Slate" DIY figure as part of its line of classic superhero Amazing Heroes action figures. The Blank Slate joins the line up of Captain Action, the Black Terror, Golden Age Dare-Devil, The Green Turtle and Stardust the Super-Wizard.


The "Blank Slate" is 4.5" tall and comes in a standard white color, with 2 interchangeable heads, one with hair and one without. Also available is the "Mindless Minions 2 Pack"(also with interchangeable heads) so you can build an army of DIY figures to customize into your own creations.

"As a kid I always customized my own characters out of other action figures.  I wanted a way for the DIY'ers out there to easily create their own superheroes" says Bill Murphy, Founder of Fresh Monkey Fiction. 

The  "Blank Slate" and the “Mindless Minion” 2 Pack are available now on Kickstarter for only for $15.00, or you can get a set of  2 figures for $25.00.

The Amazing Heroes Action Figure campaign is entering its last few weeks on Kickstarter with a goal of $30,000 to produce the entire line.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fresh Monkey Fiction Announces The Design your Amazing Hero Contest


The Amazing Hero Action Figure Kickstarter by Fresh Monkey Fiction—with the goal to produce limited retro action figures of classic superheroes—launches its Design Your Own Amazing Hero contest.

Contestants just need to download the template from the Fresh Monkey Fiction website to submit their design.


Fresh Monkey Fiction will choose the best of the template submissions and post them on the Amazing Heroes Facebook page for readers to vote on. The entry with the most "likes" by August 23 will win.

The best of the best—the winner—will receive a hand-painted Black Terror "proof of concept" figure created by customizer Bill Burns.

The Amazing Heroes Kickstarter hopes to reach its goal to produce vintage style action figures of The Black Terror, Captain Action, Golden Age Dare-Devil, and Stardust—with stretch goals that include Silver Streak and Champion of Mars.

Contest Submission Guidelines:

1. All entries must be submitted before August 23, 2014.

1. Contestants must be a supporter of the Kickstarter at any pledge level.  Go here to pledge http://tinyurl.com/l7kh423

2. Contestants must use the Amazing Heroes Template to create your hero. It can be found here

3. Designs must be submitted through the Amazing Heroes Action Figure Facebook page or emailed to freshmonkeyfiction@gmail.com in PDF or JPEG form.

Contest Rules:

Submissions must NOT include any published characters, unless they are owned by the contestant The design must be totally original and unique. By submitting your design to us you give Fresh Monkey Fiction the right to post the image of your design submission on the Amazing Heroes Action Figures Facebook page for use in this contest. All character submissions remain © and TM the respective owners. Fresh Monkey Fiction is not to be held liable for any third party character infringement as a result of this contest.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Amazing Heroes arrive at SDCC '14


San Diego Comic Con is fast approaching and Fresh Monkey Fiction will be there to take it head on to spread the word about their crowd-funded Amazing Heroes action figure line. Launched just last week, Amazing Heroes hopes to bring four classic and cult heroes to life as 1980s style vintage 4” action figures. The first wave includes Captain Action, the Golden Age Dare-Devil, Black Terror, and Stardust the Super-Wizard—with stretch goal figures of Champion of Mars and Silver Streak.

Fresh Monkey Fiction will be at the Captain Action Custom Figure Contest, Thursday, at 3:30 in Room: 24ABC. There with Captain Action Enterprises, we’ll answer any and all questions about the Amazing Heroes Kickstarter and its exclusive Captain Action figure.

We’re also running the “Find Fresh Monkey Fiction” contest during San Diego Comic Con from July 23-27.

If you are attending Comic Con just find someone wearing a Fresh Monkey Fiction t-shirt, come across one of our SDCC flyers, or find a cosplayer dressed as an Amazing Hero—Captain Action, the Golden Age Dare-Devil, Black Terror, or Stardust the Super Wizard—take a photo with the hashtag #AmazingHero (and tag the Amazing Heroes Facebook page in any FB posts), and a link to our Kickstarter on any social media.

 It will instantly enter you in our contest to win one of our cool prizes:

 1st Prize - Original Amazing Heroes Sketch

A original sketch by Tom Fowler (Venom, Green Arrow), artist of the comic book page that's on the back of the Amazing Heroes packaging. He'll do an original sketch of the any wave 1 Amazing Hero character of your choice.

 2nd Prize - Toys, Comics, and Shirts

Toys, comics and Fresh Monkey Fiction t-shirts have be donated from the following friends of Fresh Monkey Fiction: Captain Action Enterprises. MonOrMonster Studios, Wheelhouse, Zica Toys, CKRTLAB ToysFirst Second Books and Haggards Fine Furniture.

 3rd Prize – XL Fresh Monkey Fiction T-shirt

If you are enjoying the show from home, just relax and share the Amazing Heroes Kickstarter on any social media with the hashtag #AmazingHero (and tag the Amazing Heroes Facebook page in any FB posts). It will instantly enter you in our contest to win a Black Terror figure from CKRTLAB Toys and a Fresh Monkey Fiction t-shirt.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest info.

 The initial Amazing Heroes press release can be found here, while the Amazing Heroes Kickstarter campaign runs until August 26th.





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