Cartoons, Toys

Skeleton Warriors Action Figures Return…on Kickstarter



I remember in the ’90s when Playmates busted out the original figures – for the time, they were mind-blowing in terms of detail, with vac-metal armor bits and dirty washes that made the bone sculpts really pop. It felt like the first serious mass-market attempt to take on what Todd McFarlane was starting to do independently.

And they were before their time. A proposed second series that would have featured a large skeletal dragon never made it past prototyping. But now October Toys has picked up the rights, and wants to make them again – this time in a smaller, 4-inch scale that features the Glyos system popular among indie toylines, which allows for interchangeable parts, and by the looks of it, parts so small you REALLY want to keep them away from babies and pets.

It’s one way to have a nerd boner…

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist