Heads up! The Toys That Time Forgot vol. 2 Kickstarter Campaign is now LIVE!
If you’re unfamiliar with the title, TTTF is a first-of-its-kind art book highlighting a series of “lost” toy projects, mainly action figures, spanning three-plus decades. Volume 1 was a success on Kickstarter, so there’s no doubt that vol 2 will follow in its footsteps!
In early 2017, I brought my new book, TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT VOL 1, to Kickstarter. After the 30-day campaign the book was successfully funded, and in the early fall of 2017, the book was delivered to backers. Reaction to the book was extremely favorable… and humbling. It showcased both unproduced toys from popular properties, such as Star Wars, Sectaurs and Earthworm Jim and complete lines that were never produced like Hasbro’s Dark Crystal, Knickerbocker’s Krull and Mattel’s Fleas. My goal was to both showcase the art and passion that went into these projects as well as showing readers something they had never seen before. There was no other book in the world like TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT VOL 1… until now.
TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT VOL 2 sheds new light on a fresh range of boys toys projects that made it into development (some all the way to prototype stage), but for one reason or another did not make it to retail shelves, as well as those that did hit stores, but had plans for additional toys canceled. Did you know that Galoob showcased an action figure line based on the 1984 film The Last Starfighter at that year’s Toy Fair? How about the canceled plans for Year 2 and 3 of Hasbro’s Inhumanoids line? What about Magic The Gathering? Dinotopia? Harry Potter?
Written and compiled by me, the 200-plus page, hardcover book will take an in-depth look at over 20 instances of toy lines that suffered these type of fates. Stories will be supplemented with supporting photographs of the production process, existing prototypes, control drawings used to create the sculpts, concept sketches and more. The stories (and supplemental materials) have come straight from the men and women that lived them — from inventors and sculptors to project managers and toy company executives — as well as from the uber-collectors that seek out and showcase these materials.
Like the first book, TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT VOL 2 is an art/history book. It is not a guide designed to log each figure and each accessory in a static format. It presents these ‘lost’ toys in dynamic, eye-catching ways that showcase both the toys as art and their respective places in history. VOLUME 2, like its predecessor, is split into three sections: The Golden Age (1980s), Darker Times (1990s) and The Gilded Age (2000s). Each section will have entries representing a healthy mix of both licensed and inventor-based products… some of which again have never been seen by the public.
Here are a few intro spreads from TOYS THAT TIME FORGOT VOL 2…
We’ve got some really cool offerings including exclusive toys from our friends at Super7, limited prints and more!
The campaign has already reached 20% of its funding goal as of the time of this post, so there’s no doubt that we’ll surely add this title to our collection if it keeps up this momentum! Make sure to get your pledge in here: Toys That Time Forgot vol. 2 Kickstarter Campaign