But I digress ...
Another one of my long-term favorites has always been Flash Gordon, perhaps the original SciFi space hero. In my mind, Flash has just never got enough love both from Hollywood and beyond, and I've long argued that it's a property -- if done right -- could be as enduringly popular as George Lucas' Star Wars. I think the original serials from the 1930's are fabulous. I think the cartoon and movie from the 1980's are spectacular. While there have been a few other iterations that largely missed the mark for any number of reasons, Flash -- 'savior of the universe' -- deserves another day to win the hearts and minds of viewers.
Thankfully, it looks like he'll be getting a bit of a resurgence as Boss Fight Studio is dipping back into those days of yesteryear to bring Flash, a few of his comrades, and some other King Comics heroes to bold new life (well, in plastic anyway) with what looks to be one of those 'blind box' toy programs in 2022. I'll be copying and pasting their release materials below, but fans who are interested in checking out the complete set (it's a bit steep for my slim budget) can follow the link right here.
Sure, I get that some of these heroes from your granddad's era might not be of insurmountable interest, but back in the day (and with some of us who still worship genre) these characters were exactly what young skulls were looking for. They were icons of a kinder, gentler, simpler time, and I challenge readers to go out and discover them once more. Who knows? If they prove popular in the consumer marketplace, then you can bet movie and TV producers will be more than willing to dip back into that well for new trips to the silver screen.
Rest assured: I'd likely be first in line on opening night.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!
Your favorite King Comics Super Heroes come to life in brand new epic mini-figures!
Each PDQ contains 18 blind-boxed mini-figures in an eye-catching display.
Each blind box contains a bold figure posed just like your favorite comic scenes. Character choices include Flash Gordon, Ming the Merciless, Prince Thun, Phantom (Blue), Diana Palmer, King Vultan, Dale Arden, Phantom (Purple), Phantom in Disguise, and Devil.
Average size: 3 inches high
This is a pre-order item and is expected Summer 2022
*These figures are adult collectibles for Ages 8 and up. Contains functional sharp points and small parts.