We have received a new press release from Jon Wesley Huff, who will be Kickstarting a line of 5.5″ action figures. The Eon Quest line will feature a modern take on classic designs in the vein of 80’s Masters of the Universe toys. Check below for the press release, and you can see some images after the jump.
THE EON QUEST™ ACTION FIGURE LINE IS COMING TO KICKSTARTER
The 5.5’’ action figure format gets a bold new re-imagining for a new era.
OCTOBER 6, 2014 (Champaign, IL): The Cosmic Warriors of the Ninth Galaxy are here! An exciting new line of collectible 5.5’’ action figures is about to be launched on Kickstarter starting October 15, 2014! Paying homage to some of the most popular toys of the past, Eon Quest™ is nevertheless a bold, new interpretation of a classic action figure format. A fresh, modern sculpting style is combined with swappable limbs, removable armor and accessories. Every figure will also include one of five unique mini-comics that, collectively, tell the story of the characters’ first adventure.
“I’m so incredibly excited to share this with everyone. I’ve always loved the size and feel of the 5.5’’ figures I played with as a kid. Eon Quest is really designed to take the spirit of those old lines and channel it into something totally new,” says creator Jon Wesley Huff. “It’s not nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake. It’s about taking a basic form, dusting it off, and re-forging it from the ground up to go in a new direction with it.”
The Eon Quest Kickstarter will start on October 15, 2014 with an initial funding goal of $70,000. Series 1 will consist of five figures—Starbreaker™, Uplink™, Captain Wolfmoon™, the Magmoid™, and the Magmoid Captain™. An exclusive Kickstarter-only variant of the Magmoid will be the first stretch goal add-on figure. All the latest information can be found on www.eonquest.com.
About the World of Eon Quest
After a thousand years ruling the Ninth Galaxy, Lord Eon™ must call forth its greatest warriors to undertake a dire quest. Negalith™, Lord of the Void, is trying to break free of his imprisonment and threaten their universe once more. Only the combined powers of Starbreaker, Uplink, Alchemris™, Lady Lune™, Boostar™, and Lila Baron™ can stop him!
About Jon Wesley Huff
Jon Wesley Huff has been working in the Graphic Design and Marketing field for fourteen years. He currently serves as Senior Art Director for one of the leading RC hobby companies in the world, where he has learned a lot about producing products overseas. He has had a passion for illustration, action figures and comic book storytelling his whole life, which has greatly influenced the development of Eon Quest.