Eagle Force Returns Action Figures

Created by Bill Murphy

The 1980s military toy line Eagle Force returns as a modern articulated line of 4" action figures.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Tooling and Packaging images...plus Designer Con info.
over 1 year ago – Sat, Nov 04, 2017 at 09:40:59 PM

Hey Everyone...

Sorry about the delay in updates. We've been finalizing the tooling of the figures with the factory. Here are some images. Unfortunately the pastic the factory used if very light so they are hard to photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A couple of small fixes left to do, but we're going to move on to the painted sample phase of production. I hope to have some images of the paint figures by December. 

The Kickstarter assortment of figures will be broken up in waves of 8. Here is the art for wave 1.

We'll be at Designer Con in Pasadena ,CA on Nov 11-12. Please stop by the booth, we'll have the Eagle Force and Larry Hama prototypes at the show, along with some reveals for Wave 2 of Eagle Force, which will include character from Eagle Force, Monster Force and Heroes vs Villains.  We'll also have the 18x24 Eagle Force island poster..both the "Standard Edition" and the limited edition "Attack on Eagle Island" poster for sale. 

These will be available on our website after the show. Plus we'll have a few sets of The Drawn Word's Eagle Force Trading Cards if you missed on their Kickstarter. 

Thanks

Bill 

Tooling update, comics, posters, packaging and more
almost 2 years ago – Sat, Aug 05, 2017 at 10:47:04 PM

Hey everyone,

Things have been progressing at the factory. We've gotten some images of the tooling I wanted to share. 

 

 

 Still a lot of final tweaks to be made to get the figures right, but very fun to see. We should have fully assemebled samples in hand in 2 weeks. 

We're working on the card art for packaging. Per fan feedback these will be traditional card backs, but collector friendly, so you can remove your figure. Here are some images, BIG thanks to Jason Bienvenu for moving these forward. These are more conceptual and not final, but they are headed in the right direction for sure.

We've also started to run a 18 part Eagle Force weekly comic strip. It's posted on Facebook every Wednesday. Eagle Force Returns Volume 01" Shattered Piece" is written by Justin Bell and Illustrated by Ryan Lord. Here are the pages we've posted so far. Please follow us on Facebook for the latest updates. 

 

 

 

 

 

We're also working on a interconnected Eagle Force Universe poster series. Here is a very early preview. 

Each poster covers a different era in the Eagle Force time line. For example: 

  • Liberty League: A team of super powered humans that formed during the early days of World War II to help defend freedom and defeat C.L.A.W. (Crime, Lawlessness, Anarchy & Warfare) a global subversive organization dedicated to world domination. 
  • Eagle Force '42: The original Eagle Force Team, formed by Sgt. Eagle to lead the global war effort and defeat the Axis Powers, including C.L.A.W. 
  • Eagle Force '81: The Eagle Force team, lead by Sgt. Eagle's son, Captain Eagle to defeat General Mamba and R.I.O.T. (Roving International Organization of Tyranny). 
  • Eagle Force Mega: In the early 90's Goldie Hawk reunites Eagle Force as a Top-Secret American strike force to fight the reborn evil of R.I.O.T. ( Robotic International Organization of Terror) in both outer and cyber space. 
  • Eagle Force Monster Force: General Brown recruits Declan Van Helsing to uncover the secrets behind the super natural threat of the Forgotten King.
  • Eagle Force Returns: Captain Eagle comes out of retirement in 2015 to form a team of new recruits when R.I.O.T. reforms, now lead by the mysterious Ultima Thule.
  • Eagle Force Heroes vs Villains: Special Agent Vess recruits a team of heroes to fight evil on the streets across America. 

Thanks for the support everyone! We're looking forward to getting these figures in your hands early next year. 

Bill and Craig

We leave you with the Sgt. Bulldog entry, written by Justin Bell, from the upcoming Eagle Force Handbook.

Real Name: Ryan Bronski
Birthplace: Camden, Alabama
Military Specialty: Staff Sergeant

Ryan Bronski grew up in poverty, learning the hard way that nothing came easy and if you wanted to get ahead in life, you had to be willing to put in the work. His parents instilled an aggressive work ethic in the young man at an early age, encouraging him to get a paper route, bag groceries, and do other small jobs in order to earn his own money and pay his own way. By the time he was fourteen years old, he’d saved up enough money to get a new bike, but he continued saving until his sixteenth birthday and bought himself a beat up used Buick instead.

Bronski lived and died for that car, spending many hours fixing it himself, souping it up and taking his friends on countless joyrides through the rural back roads of his Alabama home. As he neared high school graduation, he spoke to his parents about where he wanted to go to college, and while his grades were good, they weren’t quite good enough, and once again, the Bronski family just couldn’t quite pay the bills. Disappointed, but not discouraged, Bronski elected instead to sign up for the United States Army, intending to use the G.I. Bill to pay for school and work his way into one of the many skilled factory jobs that littered the countryside around his home.

But something funny happened. He loved the Army and the Army loved him. His drive, determination, and discipline earned him a lot of respect among his peers, and his sense of not being afraid to get his hands dirty earned him the reputation of being a “doer” not a “teller”. Bronski formed quick bonds with most of those he ran into, and had the unique capacity to mold undisciplined soldiers into a team that would at the very least follow his lead.

After being promoted to Sergeant, Bronski ended up in Germany, first running into Sergeant Brown and heard about a group of troublemaking soldiers who frustrated their superior officers to the point that four of them were on the verge of involuntary discharge or other corrective action. Bronski asked that they be given one more chance, and Brown agreed, but on one condition - Bronski himself would have to take them under his wing.

He agreed, and the soon to be infamous Bulldog Brigade was born.

Shortly after forming this ragtag “Bulldog Brigade”, a terrorist attack rocked Berlin, and Bronski was forced to take his team into action. They succeeded where even the German KSK could not that day and immediately began developing the reputation of the Bulldog Brigade.

Soon earning the nickname Sergeant Bulldog, Bronski had a knack for finding the problem children and bonding with them, bringing them into his own personalized Bulldog Brigade, a slowly growing group of highly trained, but poorly disciplined soldiers. Under Bronski’s guidance, the Brigade was able to sharpen their discipline and even further enhance their training, growing into a truly formidable team of operatives.

It was also in Germany where Sergeant Bulldog met Churchill, an abandoned bulldog who he took under his wing, thinking that it was fate that brought the animal to him right as he was forming up this Bulldog Brigade.

Once their initial training in Germany was done, Sergeant Brown was so impressed by how well they worked as a team, he suggested they get sent to where the real problems were and a week later they were on a transport to Afghanistan, Churchill and all. Over the next several years, Sergeant Bulldog and his Bulldog Brigade performed many operations, covert and otherwise, executing them to near perfection with an unheard of success rate, capturing Taliban leaders, halting suicide bombers and effectively cleansing an entire region of the war-torn nation. Brown and Bronski formed a close friendship themselves, and although Brown had little love for some of the individual personalities that made up the Bulldog Brigade, he couldn’t argue with their results.

After two tours in the Middle East, Sergeant Bronski became a liaison working directly with the Army Rangers, and the entire Brigade essentially formed into a Ranger detachment, operating within the realm of Special Forces in various operations throughout the region. At this point the lack of discipline the Brigade had been known for was a long distance memory, and the team was seen as the tip of the spear of many deep recon and military operations behind enemy lines.

Three tours later, Sergeant Bulldog and his Brigade were sent back to the United States for some well-earned rest and relaxation just in time for R.I.O.T. to rear their ugly heads and turn the world on its ear. It didn’t take long for Sergeant Brown to reach out to Bronski and ask him to be his right hand man and to bring his unique team with him. Bronski agreed, but on one condition - Churchill had to come, too. Together, Brown and Bronski began the process of reforming the world renowned Eagle Force team.

Now, not only are the existing Bulldogs part of Eagle Force’s renowned field operations team, but Sergeant Bulldog himself has a hand in training and developing combat readiness protocols for the entire team, helping to build the backbone of Eagle Force’s ever-growing military operation in the face of worldwide terrorism.

Tooling update, Wave 2 preview…and cards or boxes?
about 2 years ago – Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 12:00:08 AM

Hey everyone! 

We’ve begun our tooling phase for the figures…here are a few images.

 

Just a bunch of steel blocks…I know it doesn’t look very exciting but we’ll be using these steel tools for a while so it’s a thrill for us to see them. The tools will take about a month to finalize then we should start seeing samples toward the end of July…we’ll be sure to share images of those as soon as we get them.

We’re also working up the design for the packaging. We were originally planning on doing boxes for the line but we’ve been toying with the idea of collector friendly card backs..like our Amazing Heroes line. If we go this route it would look something like this. Post a comment and let us know what you think. Do you think this is a better direction? 

Also we wanted to share a couple of reveals for our Eagle Force Wave 2 kickstarter that we plan to launch in early 2018 once we’ve shipped the Wave 1 figures to the Kickstarter backers. Wave 2 will have characters from Eagle Force, Monster Force and Eagle Force: Heroes vs Villains. Here are a couple Eagle Force reveals…these are early work in progress images.

Harley
Harley

 

Sgt. Eagle ...Captain Eagle's father, the founder of Eagle Force.
Sgt. Eagle ...Captain Eagle's father, the founder of Eagle Force.

 

Redwing II
Redwing II

We’re looking forward to getting Wave 2 off the ground early next year.

Also, if you need your Eagle Force fix The Drawn Word is at it again with a Goldie Hawk photo card set….that’s right photo cards. 

The Goldie Hawk pack follows Goldie's secret solo mission from 1987. Goldie races to answer a distress beacon from an abandoned R.I.O.T. laboratory in Germany. Who and what she encounters will play out in Eagle Force Mega and Eagle Force Returns! …wait did I just mention Eagle Force Mega…wonder what that is? If this kickstarter hits it’s final stretch goal you’ll find out.

Thanks again for the support everyone.

Bill and Craig

Sgt. Bulldog's dog has a name, a special Eagle Force Pulp novel and a character reveal.
about 2 years ago – Sun, May 07, 2017 at 07:08:08 PM

Hey everyone!

The votes have been tallied and Sgt. Bulldog's pet has a name. It was a close race, but "Churchill" won with the most popular vote! I think this is a fitting name for our Sgt's best  friend. Thanks for voting everyone. 

The fine folks at The Drawn Word, who brought you the amazing Eagle Force Strikes Trading card set, have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for our 1st Eagle Force novel "Eight Lives Left" featuring classic 80's Eagle Force member The Cat. 

The Cat: Eight Lives Left is the first Eagle Force Pulp novella that tells the story of Lee Fine, a cat burglar roped into taking on one big job for an agency so secret it doesn't even have a name. Eight Lives Left plants narrative seeds that will come to bloom as far forward in the Eagle Force timeline as the upcoming Monster Force. It weighs in at as a 64-page pocket-sized (5.06 x 7.81 ) paperback book, with a limited print run for this first cover.

Written by Christopher Irving, this is an homage to all things Ian Fleming, as this cat burglar begins his journey into becoming America's leading secret agent.

Head on over to the Eagle Force novel "Eight Lives Left" Kickstarter campaign and check it out...but don't wait long the campaign ends on May 19th.

Also as many of you know we're in development of our next Eagle Force action figure kickstarter. The next line won't launch until 2018 after all kickstarter orders have been filled but we've been working to develop 2 companion lines, Eagle Force: Monster Force and Eagle Force: Heroes vs Villains

We've heard from a few of you that there was some disappointment around the fact that we're moving on to 2 companion lines and not focusing on the core Eagle Force Team. I'm happy to announce that the next campaign will feature characters from not only from  Eagle Force: Monster Force and Eagle Force: Heroes vs Villains BUT we're also going to feature core Eagle Force characters as well, both classic and new characters such as S.T.A.T. the Eagle Force Medical Officer.

Look for more character reveals later this year.

Thanks for your support everyone!

Bill and Craig

Backer Kits have been charged, plus final 3D prints from the factory.
about 2 years ago – Fri, May 05, 2017 at 12:12:59 AM

Hey Everyone!

If you placed additional orders via BackerKit, your credit cards have been charged. We have the follow open stats:

  • 33 Backers still need to answer their survey. Please make sure you have answered your survey or we can not guarantee you your figures.
  • 18 Backers have declined cards, please look for a notification from Backer Kit that you need to update your card.
  • 13 Backers still need to finalized their surveys. Please look for a notification from Backer Kit that you need to finalize your survey.

If you have any questions about Backer Kit please reach out to me via Kickstarter. 

The factory has output all the parts that are needed for tooling. We'll be visiting the factory next week to inspect all these parts so we can begin the tooling process.

  

Also, I wanted to mention...if you are a fan of our retro Amazing Heroes line we have just kicked off the Kickstarter for wave 2...lots of fantastic figures in this line up. Head on over a check it out.