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THE EAGLE SOCIETY is dedicated to the memory of EAGLE - Britain's National Picture Strip Weekly - the leading Boy's magazine of the 1950s and 1960s. We publish a quarterly journal - the Eagle Times.

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Friday, 1 January 2010

Coming soon - Dan Dare Action Figures

Scheduled to go on sale in March, 2010 (and just in time for the 60th anniversary of Dan Dare's first appearance in the Eagle), is the first of a possible series of Dan Dare Action Figures from Day2Day Trading.

Thanks to Anthony Jeff for these pictures of what he calls the "first action figure prototype". Anthony has confirmed that the figure has been developed from the concept designs of Chris Weston, and which were featured in an article in Eagle Times magazine in Spring, 2008 (Eagle Times Vol 21 No 1) - however, we understand Chris' designs were for Underground Toys, so some further clarification might be needed?

The figures will be 12" high and feature Anthony's "own design Atom figure body". The March release is waiting for final packaging artwork and sign-off by the licensors.

When we have any further news (such as price, which has yet to be determined), we will let you know. Or keep an eye on the Day2Day Trading site. It's nice to see they are publicising Spaceship Away and Titan Books Dan Dare series under their Dan Dare News.

2 comments:

Toy Manuafcturer said...

Dan Dare has now shipped for reviews and sales to the U.K.

It comes with the day2day designed and developed action figure body with pop off arms for easy dressing. NSF child and food safety materials are used for my products.

Mike said...

Hi Folks, I've been a fan of Dan and the Eagle since I was a kid 60years ago. I've seen the new figure of Dan and while the body is ok the face is grotesque. In the comic he was tanned and humourous, like a big brother. This white face is a vampire with the big eyebrow muscles and eyebrows that look as if he's been branded. His wrinkled forehead is just gross. Dan raised one eyebrow not his whole head. Did the modeller really look at the comic-strip? I will NOT be buying this figure. I bought a cheap action figue and made my own pretty good figure.