Boss Fight Studio, creators of the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. collectible action figures, has been tapped by Hearst owned King Features to create a line of figures for both Flash Gordon and The Phantom classic comic book franchises, as well as the iconic 1980 Flash Gordon film.
Aimed at adult collectors, “HERO H.A.C.K.S.” is an extension of the already popular H.A.C.K.S. figure system and will feature 4” scale figures with over 30 points of articulation and highly detailed sculpts. Due out in spring of 2020, Boss Fight Studio will debut the line in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Flash Gordon film.
“We are thrilled about bringing Flash Gordon and The Phantom to a trusted partner like Boss Fight Studio” says Carla Silva, VP/GM, Global Head of Licensing, King Features. “We know the brands are in great hands and with the team’s remarkable attention to detail, they will develop a product line sure to please our fans”.
“The team here at Boss Fight Studio is very excited to begin work on these two long-loved King Features properties,” said Sarah Brown, Director of Business Development and Marketing for Boss Fight Studio. “The inclusion of Flash Gordon and The Phantom into the Boss Fight family of brands furthers our push to grow H.A.C.K.S into all new and exciting expressions. This is only the beginning of what we know will be a long-term success story between BFS and KFS!”
The most widely-read superhero comic strip in the world, The Phantom, created by Lee Falk, was launched in 1936 and has endured for over 80 years. Today, King Features distributes the strip to more than 500 newspapers in approximately 40 countries and it is translated into nearly 15 languages. From his debut as comics’ first costumed hero, The Phantom has the distinction of being one of the few adventure strips in continuous syndication.
The Flash Gordon comic strip was first published in 1934 and was originally drawn by Alex Raymond. His illustrations built a reputation for Flash Gordon as one of the most highly regarded and influential American comic strips. Flash Gordon has since been represented in a wide range of media, including television and animated series, as well as full motion pictures such as the 1980 cult-classic.
This deal was brokered on behalf of Boss Fight Studio by their agent, FanGirl Consulting & Brand Management.
King Features, a member of the Hearst Entertainment & Syndication Group, is one of the largest and most experienced organizations in classic consumer product merchandising and licensing as well as the world’s premier distributor of comics, columns, puzzles and games to print and digital outlets worldwide. King represents some of the most recognizable iconic property franchises, including “Popeye,” “Betty Boop,” “Flash Gordon,” “The Phantom,” “Mandrake the Magician” and “Hägar the Horrible.”
Founded in 2013 and located in Norwood, Massachusetts – Boss Fight Studio is a super team of toy industry pros with decades of mainstream and collector brand experience. Our mission is to deliver world-class, high quality, exceptionally detailed collector coveted action figures and accessories. Boss Fight Studio is the proud creator of Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. and holds the collectible toy license rights for Masked Republic’s Legends of Lucha Libre, Continuity Studio’s Bucky O’Hare, as well as Steve Purcell’s Sam & Max: Freelance Police property.