I’m overdue on posting this look at Kasual Friday’s Big Screen and Comic Book Superstars. Our long-time pal Scott George sent them to us right before the holidays. Scott launched KasFri a few years ago, after a successful run at Hasbro overseeing Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe. With his experience with licensed properties and toys, Scott picked up licenses for mini-figures and apparel for some of the mainstay pop culture brands – wave 2 and 2.5 of Superstars covers Rocky, Robocop, the Phantom, and Evil Dead.
It’s been raining in California for days, but I can’t complain – it’s the start of the weekend and I’m opening toys. Today’s booty – a bunch of Big Screen and Comic Book Superstars from Kasual Friday. In the mix are the figures from Rocky II, III, and IV, and Ash from Army of Darkness, Robocop, and the Phantom. Our longtime pal Scott George, one of the founders of Kasual Friday, sent these over from the East Coast (where the weather hasn’t been much better). Thanks, Scott!
Now, it will take me some time to get take proper pics, but this being Friday and the toys being from Kasual Friday, I felt compelled to put something up today. And, when I do have better pics, we’ll also do a Free Stuff giveaway of the Italian Stallion and Clubber Lang. One lucky winner will get the pair with Rocky in his yellow trunks, because we all know it’s more fun when Clubber wins. And yes, I know – Clubber wears the blue trunks in that fight, but as Wesley Snipes says, always bet on black. (Translation: we only have Clubber in his black trunks.)
So stay tuned for the pics and giveaway, and have a great weekend!
Back in April, Dave Vonner hinted at teaming up with fellow Hasbro Alum Scott George during a special edition of the Fwooshcast. At the Philadelphia Comic Con, their collaboration, Kasual Friday, revealed a specialty line of figures.
Philadelphia – At Philly Comic Con, Kasual Friday revealed 3 new characters from their upcoming 3″ stylized figure line. Shown for the 1sttime were MGM’s Army of Darkness ASH and CLUBBER LANG along with King Features Syndicate’s THE PHANTOM. These figures will remain on display at Philadelphia Comic Con, Friday and Saturday at theStylinOnline.com booth. Figures will be available Spring 2013.
While at Hasbro, Dave and Scott teamed up to bring us the Marvel Universe line, with Dave on design and Scott on marketing. I’m looking forward to seeing what else they’ll bring to the table with Kasual Friday.