Comic book figures near funding target

Indie Spotlight Comic Book Heroes needs $2,500 more to produce toy range.
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A toy company is hoping to bring comic book characters old and new into action figure form.

Indie Spotlight Comic Book Heroes, a crowdfunding project set up by Geoff Beckett Jr of GBJR Toys, hopes to raise $20,000 in investment to produce the figures.

It has currently raised $17,552.

Beckett Jr of GBJR Toys has obtained the rights, domains and toy line Indie Spotlight from another company who grew the line, and with that deal has created an action figure body system that will "improve and make action figure production faster and full of more choices per series". 

The $20,000 will be used to produce a new run of the Series 2 Indie Spotlight action figures, while $30,000 will allow the company to make an exclusive Maxx figure for contributors who choose it as a reward.

The peviously released Series 1 action figures consisted of The Maxx, Kabuki, Katchoo, Shadowhawk and Scud, and are available in limited numbers on, Hastings and Toys R Us.

The five Series 2 figures that will be produced if the funding target is met include Dick Tracy, Ignacia, King Zombie, The Tick and a Dick Tracy variant with Trenchcoat and Tommygun. 

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