When the whispers first came of a return of 1980s Mego property Eagle Force, I was intrigued. Debuting in the early 80’s the original Eagle Force was a die cast line of 2.5″ action figures that unfortunately hit retail just as Mego was going under, and as such, never had a chance to truly reach their potential.
There is some crossover appeal between Eagle Force and G.I. Joe, as various customs have appeared throughout the community celebrating those die cast figures. But honestly, I hadn’t had an attachment to them as a child, so while I was intrigued, that’s about as far as it went.
Then the rumors started circulating that they would be 4″ military figures, and would feature modern construction and be highly articulated. Okay, my “intrigue” just went full on into “anticipation”.
Finally, the word came out that not only would Eagle Force’s return feature a 4″ modern military aesthetic, but they would also be designed and sculpted by Boss Fight Studio? Well, if there’s a stronger word than “anticipation” I now had it. I’ve been eagerly camped out at the Eagle Force Returns Facebook Page, just waiting for some new information to hit and now I’m very proud to say, thanks to the folks behind Fresh Monkey Fiction, I’ve been allowed to reveal the first ever look at Captain Eagle from the exciting Eagle Force return!
To say that he’s everything I hoped for would be a massive understatement. This is a guy who has been through the ringer and has come back for more. It’s immediately apparent that RIOT has made their presence known again, and Captain Eagle must come back into action to do battle for the safety of the world!
A joint venture between Fresh Monkey Fiction and Zica Toys, with design and sculpting by Boss Fight Studio, the return of Eagle Force certainly looks like something to celebrate in 2015! Do what I’ve been doing and set up shop at the Eagle Force Returns Facebook Page and at EagleForceReturns.com and keep those eyes peeled, because if this first piece of concept art is any indication, we are in for one hell of a ride next year. The Kickstarter will be launching in Q2 of 2015, and I’m already starting to save my pennies.
I only had one Eagle Force figure as a kid and it was Captain Eagle himself. I never dug the size and use of die cast metal for some reason, maybe because they weren’t compatible with the popular 3 3/4 inch range. But I loved the concept and the characters looked awesome on the card art.
Many of them turned up in slightly altered forms throughout Hasbro’s G.I. Joe line. I think it’s proper that Eagle Force be given a second shot at success, especially now that the Joes have (yet again) gone on extended leave at retail.
Judging from that concept art, the new Eagle Force is going to rock!
Wasn’t there some other company that made 4″ soldier action figures for a while? I think they’ve pretty much given up on their own brand. Has… something… Has… been?
couldn’t resist ragging on the big H. These figures will definitely be a welcome sight!
That is sadly how I feel with the company right now -_-.
I totally agree. For a few years there, I was buying from them again, but then they lost their freakin’ little minds.
I loved these characters, for about a month. Then they disappeared. I will be all over these – any chance a few “comic” stories to be told? Super cool!
I am totally in. I was waiting to see some initial designs to curb my enthusiasm, but judging by this, we’re in for a killer Kickstarter.
OMG. I had a bunch of these as a kid. They were affordable and you could get a lot for your bucks back then. I even had the Eagle Fortress! Sadly, during a moment of stupidity, I buried a bunch of my guys in the backyard. Now, as a 44 year old, I’d love to relive my childhood with Captain Eagle!