Monday, July 27, 2009

Mighty Crusaders Action Figures


Somehow I missed these. Looks like this would have been tied to the ambitious but ultimately self-destructive 1980's revival that featured work by Rich Buckler, Robert Kanigher, Trevor Von Eeden, and Dick Ayers along with some pretty nifty Steranko covers!

6 comments:

Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Lisa is gonna love this post. She is a fan of this line of figures. You don't want to hear what I think of them.

Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

The comics were under the Archie imprint if I remember correctly. They are updating some of the characters like the Web.

Devlin Thompson said...

Yeah, they're not too great. They have weird stumpy bodies seemingly inspired by Masters Of The Universe figures, but they're not straight copies like the DC Warlord and friends assortment, but smaller and molded in hard plastic. This kind of ill-conceived adaptation to suit current styles was a real problem later for Playmates Toys, when their huge Ninja Turtles success led them to producethe kind of dwarfish Star Trek figures and, more problematically, their completely Turtleized Dick Tracy line.

Lisa_mynx said...

A FAN??? the hell i am-- i think they are quite possibly the worst action figures ever made

emb021 said...

I never knew of the figures. I do have all (I believe) comics. Started off as "Red Circle Comics" before being changed to "Archie Adventure Comics". Good stuff, but a lot of ok stuff. Some other creators: Steve Ditko, Alex Toth, Carmine Infantino, and several others.

Jon K said...

You're right about them being tied into the short-lived Red Circle revival of the 1980s. And your other commentors are right about the limitations of the figures, too!

I've been hoping that now that DC has the rights to them (as well as the Thunder Agents) we'll see some decent figures of these characters come out!