Moving into yet another artistic medium, modern rock storyteller Claudio Sanchez of Coheed and Cambria has announced a partnership between his comic book brand, Evil Ink and leading action figure manufacturer and collectible producer NECA to release the inaugural line of The Amory Wars action figures. Pre-orders are live today on the band’s official site and are expected to ship for the holidays.
This fulfils a dream for Sanchez, as he integrates the sci-fi concept behind his band’s concept albums (The Amory Wars) into the toy space for the first time. Story protagonists, Coheed and Cambria Kilgannon come to life as intricately detailed 8-inch fully poseable action figures with detachable weapon accessories. To promote the figures, the band shared a throwback nineties-style “Action Figure commercial” featuring the heroic husband and wife duo as a nostalgic nod to the toy renaissance of their youth.
Regarding the partnership with NECA Sanchez commented:
Lights, Camera, Action… Figures! I’m very happy to announce the release of our collaboration with NECA in bringing The Amory Wars line to life. As a child, toys played an integral role in the foundation of who I am now as a storyteller and the excitement never fades when I get to take this step with any of my creations.