Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEWS: Warpo Announces Legends of Cthulhu Retail Release

Miss out on the excellent Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter? Well don't worry, as soon you'll get a second chance to snap up Warpo's awesome retro-style figures - at retail!


Artisan Retro Toys Based on the Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft Make First Public Appearance since Successful Kickstarter 

(BALTIMORE, MD)- (July 22, 2014)- Diamond Comic Distributors is pleased to announce today its partnership with Warpo, indie upstart creator of artisan retro toys which launched onto the market with a wildly successful Kickstarter last month, to bring the Warpo Legends of Cthulhu line of retro-styled action figures to Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) and then to retailers, fans and collectors.

Legends of Cthulhu is a four-figure retro action figure line featuring archetypal characters from the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft – The Professor, The Cultist, The Deep One, and Spawn of Cthulhu. The figures were created using Warpo’s Method Manufacturing™, which uses era-specific processes to create authentic, retro toys with distinct artisanal, collectible quality. By enlisting legendary sculptor Eddy Mosqueda (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Masters of the Universe), and artist Ken Kelly (Micronauts, Manglor Mountain, KISS’ Destroyer album cover), Legends of Cthulhu captures the look and feel of the beloved action figures from the 1970s and 1980s. Each figure stands 3.75” tall, has 5 points of articulation, and comes with character-appropriate accessories. Figures will come packaged in a nostalgic, retail-exclusive blister-card featuring original painted artwork by artist Ken Kelly.
At Comic-Con International: San Diego, Diamond will debut the Legends of Cthulhu collectibles at the PREVIEWSworld booth #2401 from July 23-27, in addition to featuring Warpo’s popular retro-style TV commercial. This will be the first opportunity for fans to see the figures up-close after last month’s Kickstarter campaign, which raised it’s initial fundraising goal of $60,000 in three days, and went on to raise more than double that amount.

Further, Diamond Distributors will present the Legends of Cthulhu line in their September 2014 issue of PREVIEWS, making the figures available to retail for the first time.

ABOUT WARPO-Founded in 2013 by avid collectors and toy industry veterans Bryan Katzel, Eric LeFeber and Tommy Baldwin, Warpo is Making Yesterday’s Toys, high-quality collectible toys with a a distinct retro look and feel. Taking an artisanal approach of Method Manufacturing™, Warpo’s debut product line, Legends of Cthulhu launched with a Kickstarter in June 2014. Look for future releases that include action figures, plush, playsets, and more. For more information, visit

ABOUT DIAMOND COMIC DISTRIBUTORS (DCD)—Diamond is at the nexus of comics and pop culture. Based in Baltimore, MD, DCD is the world’s largest distributor of English-language comic books, graphic novels, and related pop-culture merchandise, serving thousands of retailers worldwide. For more information, visit Diamond on the web

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