2012 In (Cool Toy) Review: Retro Line Of The Year|
In 1968, the Colorforms Company released a series of seven bendable alien action figures. Each one of these alien action figures, ranging from 3.5" tall to 7" tall represents an extraterrestrial creature from another planet as well as galaxy. Each armed with a weapon or accessory, the Outer Spacemen sported soft vinyl bodies. Fast forward to 2010, The Four Horsemen bring back these super-cool Outer Spacemen action figures by releasing several series on vintage cardbacks. The cool thing about this is, the cardbacks are encased in a removable plastic clamshell package, should a collector choose to pay homage to the vintage 1968 line and remove them without damaging the cardback. From the Infinity edition Spacemen to the Cosmic Creators series Spacemen, the Four Horsemen did a fantastic job crafting, sculpting, and painting these action figures. So much so, that a few months ago, fans were treated to a re-issue of series one and two of their Infinity line. So, that bears the question; What can be better than retro-style alien action figures? Nothing, of course!