Even if you grew up in the 1980s, you still may not remember the short-lived Sectaurs toy line of action figures that sat atop a variety of giant insect creatures. Launched in 1985 by Coleco, the toys were supported by a five-episode animated series and an eight-issue tie-in comic published by Marvel, but failed to achieve widespread success.
Nevertheless, Sectaurs did develop a small, yet passionate, fanbase. Now Zica Toys is looking to revive the brand, releasing its own versions of the original eight Coleco action figures with a further two “army builders,” based on characters from the comic books.
To that end, Zica plans to launch a Sectaurs Kickstarter campaign in early July, and roll out details of each of the 10 characters in the proposed “first wave” over the next 10 weeks on its Facebook page, beginning with Dargon, a “heroic Sectaur of the shining realm.”
Due to budgetary constraints, Zica won’t be reissuing the Sectaur’s insectoid mounts just yet. However, if the Kickstarter is sufficiently successful, the mounts will be part of the follow-up waves, alongside a possible Hyve playset and the never-released second wave of Coleco Sectaurs.
So, if you are a Sectaurs fan, and want to ensure secure the rebirth of this semi-forgotten toy range, keep an eye out for the Kickstarter campaign in 10 weeks’ time. And while you wait, you can check out this classic TV spot for the original Sectaurs toy launch.