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Interview at GenerationGinger.com
Since we started The Hero Project, the hardest thing to do has been to find the people that align with what you have to offer. Sometimes, serendipity plays a role and they find you. We talked with GenerationGinger.com about the cultural value of culture-centered action figures for kids. The Rama figure is a ‘collision point’ between kid’s aspirations and cultural discovery. It...
Evolution of Rama (and the UniBody)
With all the talk of future heroes and ‘she’roes, we haven’t had the chance to celebrate the Rama figure, as much as we’d like. Let’s take a few minutes to show a bit of Rama in progress, as we were working the kinks out and trying to amplify his ‘heroic essence’. At first, we were very focused on where the market was at for action figures. There is a...
Pawtucket toy designers launch project of 'heroic'... →
Great coverage for The Hero Project and the Rama Action Figure on the local front. Thx, Ethan and JHogue!
gentleman-mummy asked: In future, what other heroes might you decide upon for new designs? Off the top of my head, I could see Boudicca, Gilgamesh, Perseus, the White Buffalo Woman, Zhong Kui, Parvati/Durga or Nancy Wake as future candidates...(all of them, I think, are important figures that kids should know about.)
Podcast interview about The Hero Project and our... →
We had a great time talking about some of the thinking that goes into the design of many of our favorite Joe toys and got to plug our new Kickstarter passion project
thorthemighty-deactivated201211 asked: What would happen if your project doesn't get funded on Kickstarter?
Action figures of world mythical heroes- Starting with Rama The Hero Project on Kickstarter!
Featured Illustrators- Friends of The Hero...
Its rare that we get a chance to work with most of the people we know and respect. So, when we started The Hero Project, we wanted to create a way to get some of our friends involved. We asked them to contribute illo’s to what is now the Art of The Hero Project book. They’ve submitted some really inspired work and took the time away from other projects to chip in, so please take a...
New character designs: part 1
Here’s the first round of potential characters for the future! We’ll be following up with 4 more on Sunday and , coming soon, a sneak peek of a proposed female body. Don’t forget to cast your vote for your favorite character? Quetzalcoatl- Air/sun god of the Aztec’s, possibly based on a real hero and ruler. Find out more at Wikipedia and Godchecker Sinbad the sailor-...
TheHeroProject just made O'Reilly Media's... →
Thanks O’Reilly for the show of support!
Hero Project named July's Cool Thing @ About.com's... →
Great coverage for the project from Corey Tincher
gootie asked: I am very excited to see this happen! I think the samples you have on the Kick Starter page look great. Any chance we might see a John Henry?
The Hero Project- An Open Call to Adventure
Last night at 12:00 am, Tucker and I launched a new action figure via Kickstarter called The Hero Project. The figures lets kids play with (and learn about) great heroes from different cultures from around the globe. Our first figure is the hero Rama from the Indian epic, the Ramayana. His story is revered by millions (possibly billions), not just in India, but also in south east Asia and the...
Intro to The Hero Project- Click here to see more at our Kickstarter page
The Hero Project: 8 ways to help make it happen
By now, you’ve probably seen our Hero Project Kickstarter campaign for our 8” Rama action figure. It will be running from 7/7- 8/8, slightly more than 30 days. Since the clock is ticking, we thought it might worth letting you know a few ways you might chip-in to make this really huge. For those of you who might be unfamiliar with Kickstarter. Its an amazing new site that helps...
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Old myths, old gods, old heroes have never died. They are only sleeping at...– Stanley Kunitz