Tap into the retro madness with this awesome new Cthulu mythos themed toy line!
What I love about the current retro action figure trend is the fun hypothetical it represents– the best retro style toys try to realize what their characters would have looked like as action figures had they been released in the late 70s or 80s. In that respect, Warpo’s Legends of Cthulu series– which is currently gaining momentum on Kickstarter— totally succeeds.
The new toy line definitely nails the vintage feel, harkening back to designs from the classic Call of Cthulu and the Dungeons and Dragons and Remco toys from the early 80s. From the detailed sculpts of the figures (in spite of their limited articulation) to the wonderfully old school orange packaging, these Lovecraftian toys are among the coolest looking and best executed retro figures I have come across.
Composed of four figures– the Spawn of Cthulu, a Cultist, the heroic Professor, and the insanely awesome Deep One– this series is well over halfway toward its funding goal, with almost a month left to go on Kickstarter. It’s a great concept, and perfectly executed… I can’t wait to see what the stretch goal figures will be, although I think it’s a safe bet the final, add-on figure will be a giant sized cast of the Spawn figure, to embody our main monster himself, Cthulu.
If you’re in to Lovecraft, or retro toys, or just cool looking action figures, you can Click Here to contribute to the cause, and help make the Legends of Cthulu a reality.