Sunday, November 16, 2014
You've been asking how to get Silver Streak and Champion of Mars, well now is your chance. Head on over to the New Amazing Heroes Wave 1.5 Kickstarter and help us get them funded. We've even got a reward for both of them together to save you a little money.
We're also offering ALL the original figures from Wave 1 but this time as Artist Editions.
Don't worry you don't need to re-order the same figures, if you're just wanting the interchangeable Artist Edition card backs you can order those as well, individually or as a set. Plus we also have Golden Age Card backs if you're a fan of classic golden age art.
Plus to we're super excited to announce the stretch goal this round is Mike Allred's Madman. In order to unlock Madman we need to raise $20,000.00, so please share this link to the kickstarter and help us spread the word.
Let us know if you have any questions and thanks again for supporting Amazing Heroes.
Friday, August 29, 2014
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.
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Monday, August 18, 2014
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:
Monday, August 4, 2014
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 Turtle—arguably the first Asian American superhero—can 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 superpowers—they 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.
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
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 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 email@example.com in PDF or JPEG form.
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.