Monday, September 29, 2008
Cancelled Action Figure Cavalcade: An Introduction
Cancelled Action Figure Cavalcade is a new feature here on the A Fistful of Suck. CAFC is the result of my overabundant nostalgia. I was tempted to make a straightforward tribute to the action figure lines of the recent past but I thought it best to have a stronger focus. It will be a tribute to action figures that were once in some stage of planning to be released but never were. This will include individual figures, lines that ended before their time and even lines that were never released at all. It will be a feature of reminiscing and sometimes outright mourning. The primary resource for this project will be the remnants of toy show archives with the gaps filled in with my own fractured memories. The internet has changed a lot in a relatively short amount of time and a lot of once useful resources for action figure information are no longer around. I've scavenged the depths of the web to find evidence of action figures that were denied their chance to exist. Here on Cancelled Action Figure Cavalcade we will honor these "never-weres" and give them at least one chance in the spotlight.