Animal Warriors of the Kingdom Kickstarter returns in May

Animal Warriors of the Kingdom returns to Kickstarter on May 1, 2017!  Check out the official announcement below!

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Spero Studio was founded by Jason Bienvenu and Brandon Gary, inspired by the 4 scale, toy lines of the mid 70’s, 80’s & 90’s, Spero focuses on bringing back the fun and joy from these eras with high quality products featuring modern articulation and accessories!

Figure design and control art by Jason Bienvenu, beautifully sculpted by Jose Fernandez and Fabiano Carlos Coelho.

Animal Warriors of the Kingdom

ANIMAL WARRIORS OF THE KINGDOM™ Series One: will consist of Ape, Canine, and Feline warriors, including the series main protagonist the albino ape Pale and he’s vile nemesis Baron Kah Lee. Each figure features 17 points of articulation as well as weapon accessories.

THE FIGURES: are 1:18 scale figures similar to G.I. JoeMarvel UniverseH.A.C.K.SMarauders Task ForceDime Novel LegendsEagle Force ReturnsZombie Lab and Hellscreamerz figures. The figures are sculpted, colored and faithful of the comic book source material while remaining highly detailed with have great crossover potential for lines like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S.!

SERIES ONE WAVE ONE

FIGURE INCLUDES: 1 Figure, accessories as well as removable armor! Mix and match your figures weapons and gear to create unique army builders

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PALE: ADVENTURE ARMOR  –The young albino ape king sports his trademark Mohawk and red armor while wielding the ability to absorb his fallen enemies powers; however this gift comes at a great cost as their ghosts become attached to him and slowly drive him mad!

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BARON KAH LEE – The tyrannical ruler over all of the Ape Kingdom. This devious villain rules with an Iron paw and will stop at nothing to secure his place at the thrown, including eliminating the rightful ruler, Pale the young ape king!  Create Kah Lee’s Elite Guard with alternate head accessory.

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LEON: This traveling hero roams from town to town fighting for honor and revenge. His people were among the first to be displaced and enslaved by the Baron’s reign.

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CHUNARIAN SOLDIERS -These heroic soldiers make up the backbone of the Chunarian army and guard the walls of the sanctuary jungle city of Chuh-Nar from enemies of every kind. Create the Captain of the Guard with alternate head accessory.

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CAPTAIN BRUTUS & THE HORRID KNIGHTS – Feral Mandrill soldiers meant to overwhelm and decimate rival armies; what they lack in fighting skill they make up for with sheer numbers and unhinged savagery! Create the Horrid Knights with alternate head accessory.

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HORRID ASSASSINS – Only slightly less vile than the mandrills these chimps are deadly with a bow but can wield a blade when in a bind. These apes rain hate down on opposing armies as the city gates give way to the steady push of the horrid!

STRETCH GOAL FIGURES! Sneak Peak

SERIES ONE WAVE TWO

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STENCHER! This skunk is his own one animal army, his wretched stench can incapacitate almost anyone; and if his fowl odder doesn’t defeat you his formidable fighting skills will.

For more information, follow Animal Warriors of the Kingdom on Facebook or visit SperoToys.com!

12 Days for Animal Warriors of the Kingdom Kickstarter

There are 12 days remaining to support the Animal Warriors of the Kingdom Kickstarter project!

Animal Warriors of the Kingdom Kickstarter

We’ve talked about it once before and as part of our Armchair Coverage of Joe Con 2016 but it’s time to sound the rallying cry once more!  The Animal Warriors of the Kingdom can use your support!  Time is running out!

Yes, I realize that there are plenty of high-quality toy lines vying for the attention of collectors these days.  From the Marauder Task Force to the amazing Vitruvian HACKS to the forthcoming Legends of the West, collectors are finding themselves faced with a veritable cornucopia of high quality products to choose from.  From modern military to Greek mythology to the Old West, there seems to be something for everyone.  So what makes the Animal Warriors of the Kingdom unique?  What reason could I possibly give to persuade action figure collectors to support this project in its final two weeks?

I won’t give you one.  I’ll give you:

Five Reasons to Support Animal Warriors of the Kingdom.

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Joe Con 2016: Spero Studios Animal Warriors of the Kingdom

The Animal Warriors of the Kingdom have invaded Joe Con 2016!

Animal Warriors of the Kingdom Kickstarter

Sure, the core focus of Joe Con 2016 is firmly centered on the G.I. Joe brand but over the past few years there have been several new exhibitors who have been attracting quite a bit of attention.  From Marauder Gun-Runners to Boss Fight Studio, third party toy companies have been steadily making inroads with the 1:18 scale crowd and this year is no exception.  Case in point: Spero Studios’ Animal Warriors of the Kingdom!

On display this weekend at the Broken Arrow Toys booth (run by a good friend of JBL), Spero Studios has been unveiling test shots and production samples from their forthcoming Animal Warriors of the Kingdom line that is currently funding on Kickstarter.  (HINT!) Today, just an hour or so before the Hasbro panel was scheduled to begin, they unveiled some of the next series: the BIG APES!!!

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Seriously– my primate-fascinated mind cannot begin to describe how awesome these are!  I’m already picturing where I can put these guys on my shelves– somewhere down from Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys but not too close to the Planet of the Apes!

In addition, the production samples for the entire first series were also on display!  If you’re at the event and you’re on the fence as to whether you’d like to support the Animal Warriors of the Kingdom Kickstarter, stop on by the Broken Arrow Toys booth and check’em out!

To follow more news from Spero Studios, follow Animal Warriors of the Kingdom on Facebook and consider throwing some support behind the Animal Warriors of the Kingdom Kickstarter.  With 21 days to go they’re currently at $20,000 of a $52,000 goal!

Keep checking back for more of JBL’s Armchair Coverage of Joe Con 2016!

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Support Animal Warriors of the Kingdom on Kickstarter!

Animal Warriors of the Kindgom is a new 1:18 scale figure line seeking backers on Kickstarter and it is worthy of your support!

Animal Warriors of the Kingdom Kickstarter

So what is “Animal Warriors of the Kingdom?”  It’s the debut action line from Spero Studios, based on the graphic novel “The Kingdom – Rise of the Ape King” from author Jason Bienvenu.  Spero Studios was founded by Bienvenu and Brandon Gary who were inspired by the action figures we’ve known from the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s. Spero is dedicated to bring back the fun of those classic lines with modern articulation and accessories!animal warriors of the kingdom adventure armor pale

The first series is epic in its simplicity; it features the main primate character Pale, the heroic albino ape warrior, as well as four unique army builders.  That’s right– in the first series supporters can obtain the core character of the graphic novel as well as variety of troops in which to stage their epic battles. Continue reading