Flash Gordon

Update, 2/20/20: The Hero H.A.C.K.S. Flash Gordon Movie Figure and Lunchbox are available now for preorder!

The makers of the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. collectible action figures inked a new deal to tackle some classic properties.

Hearst’s King Features tapped Boss Fight Studio to produce an all-new line of action figures based on the classic Flash Gordon and The Phantom comic books, in addition to the 1980 Flash Gordon film. The deal was put together by FanGirl Consulting and Brand Management, agent for Boss Fight Studio.

Boss Fight‘s new collector-focused Hero H.A.C.K.S. line will be an extension of the company’s H.A.C.K.S. (Highly Articulated Character Kit System) collection of 4-inch scale figures. Each character will feature detailed sculpts with more than 30 points of articulation.

Launched in 1936, Lee Falk’s The Phantom is still the most widely read superhero comic strip in the world — distributed by King Features to more than 500 newspapers. Flash Gordon has been published since 1934 and continues to be an influential transmedia franchise.

Photo: Universal Pictures

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James Zahn

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James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.