Full disclosure, before this week I had never heard of the Eagle Force action figures, the ’80s toy line featuring the titular elite United States Government counter-terrorist task force organization known as Eagle Force as they combat the aptly named Roving International Organization of Tyranny (R.I.O.T.), a terrorist organization driven by the desire for world domination.
The franchise and toy line has largely remained in limbo for the last few decades, that is until Fresh Monkey Fiction ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to produce a new line of Eagle Force toys under the title “Eagle Force Returns.”
The Eagle Force action figures are now available to order exclusively through BigBadToyStore and will be arriving by 2022 coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Eagle Force.
Check out the official images and press release below
Eagle Force 4″ Captain Eagle
Eagle Force 4″ Maverick
Eagle Force 4″ Nemesis
Eagle Force 4″ R.I.OT. Shock Trooper
Eagle Force 4″ Sgt. Brown
Eagle Force 4″ The Kiloworg
Eagle Force 4″ Crimson Moon Legionnaire
Eagle Force 4″ Count Iron Moon
Eagle Force 4″ General Mamba
Eagle Force 4″ Harley 40th
Eagle Force 4″ Ivan II
Eagle Force 4″ Stryker
Originally created and designed by Bill Baron and Paul Kirchner in 1982, Eagle Force was a 3″ die-cast action figure military-themed toy line. Even though only the initial assortment made it to toy shelves, it was enough to introduce fans to Captain Eagle and his team of top military specialists with codenames such as Sgt. Brown, Big Bro, Harley, Turk and The Cat. Captain Eagle and his troops battled the evil forces of R.I.O.T. (Roving International Organization of Tyranny), led by the evil dictator General Mamba, who is assisted by Baron Von Chill, Nemesis the Saboteur, Savitar the Ninja, and an army of R.I.O.T. Shock Troopers.
“Eagle Force fans have waited 40 years to relive the nostalgia of their youth,” said Fresh Monkey Fiction founder Bill Murphy. “Now Fresh Monkey Fiction is bringing back many of the original Eagle Force team members in their classic gold outfits, with more modern styling and articulation. The Eagle Force 40th Anniversary Action Figures BigBadToyStore exclusive action figures feature 12 figures for the initial Eagle Force Classics assortment. Many of these figures include extra trooper heads, so fans can build out their army of Eagle Force and R.I.O.T. soldiers.”
Each Eagle Force Classics figure stands at 4” tall (1:18 scale) and features:
14 points of articulation.
Several accessories including extra heads, hands, weapons, and stands.
Heads, hands, weapons, and certain pieces can be easily swapped out to personalize your figures.
They are intended to blend in perfectly with other figures in the same scale that share similar themes and designs.
The 12 figures include the leader Captain Eagle (with his trusty eagle companion), demolitions expert Sgt. Brown, the ace mechanic Harley, the sharpshooter Stryker, the evil dictator General Mamba, R.I.O.T. Saboteur Nemesis, the R.I.O.T. Shock Trooper, and Ivan the R.I.O.T. Russian arms dealer. Additional figures include Eagle Force Mega: Strike Force leader Maverick, Monster Force: Crimson Moon Legionnaires, Count Ironblood and Kiloworg troopers.
“BigBadToyStore and Fresh Monkey Fiction are partnering on an unprecedented, four week event to celebrate 40 years of Eagle Force,” said Fresh Monkey Fiction founder Bill Murphy. “BBTS is exclusively offering 12 exclusive, 40 Anniversary figures on day 1. And fans will want to follow Fresh Monkey Fiction on social media for updates during the event including exclusive images, behind-the-scenes material, and just maybe a surprise or two.”
Orders open at BigBadToyStore on October 11, 2021.
For updates follow the Eagle Force Toys Twitter account or follow Fresh Monkey Fiction on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit the website. And don’t miss out on the limited quantities of our current Eagle Force Returns action figures now available at ZicaToys.com.