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.