Digital package renders for Sectaurs Dargon and Stelara. | Source: The Nacelle Co./The Toy Book

In the February 1985 issue of the Toy Book, readers got their first look at a new line of action figures at the top of page 22. Coleco’s Sectaurs were represented in print by Dargon — Warrior Prince of the Shining Realm — atop his Dragonflyer in a news item introducing the brand of “insect-evolved humanoids” and “insectoid” creatures to retailers. Now, 37 years later, the Toy Book has another Sectaurs first look, this time from The Nacelle Co‘s Sectaurs: Warriors of Symbion.

Sectaurs were revealed in the Feb. 1985 issue of the Toy Book. | Source: Adventure Media & Events

As a genetic experiment fails on the distant planet of Symbion, frightening changes take place that cannot be stopped. The result is a world where the inhabitants have taken on the awesome characteristics of insects, and the insects grow to incredible and terrifying proportions. Telepathically bonded in combat, Sectaurs join with their insect companions in the ultimate battle for survival.

—The Sectaurs Origin Story

“Sectaurs is a line with a great history, fantastic design, and a seemingly endless well of creative potential,” says Nacelle Co. Founder and CEO Brian Volk-Weiss. “For us, it was a no-brainer to jump into the revival of this property.”

Dargon of the Sectaurs | Source: The Nacelle Co./The Toy Book

Created under license from Seven Towns, the relaunched Sectaurs action figure line honors the original collection from the 1980s by pairing vintage-inspired sculpts with modern articulation. The first two figures, the 7-inch Dargon and 6-inch Stelara will be available to preorder from The Nacelle Co. beginning Sept. 2.

Stelara of the Sectaurs | Source: The Nacelle Co./The Toy Book

“Sectaurs is such an iconic IP and truly has held a place not only in the hearts of the original creators Maureen Trotto, Tim Clarke, and Larry Mass but with fans all around the world,” says Seven Towns CEO, Mike Moody. “We are very excited to be working with Nacelle to revive this awesome property with new and gripping themes.”

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Over the past few years, The Nacelle Co. has branched out as a diversified media company. Known for its comedy specials and TV series, including Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us and the multiplatform A Toy Store Near You, The Nacelle Co. now produces podcasts, is involved in publishing, and has been building a robust portfolio of licensed brands to develop across its growing toy division.

The company recently revealed its Legends of Laughter action figure line, featuring Joan Rivers, Bill Hicks, and Lenny Bruce, and is now shipping the first figures from its reimagined version of Ideal Toys’ Robo Force, featuring updated versions of the 1980s’ Maxx Steele and Wrecker. Additionally, the company is working on a relaunch of Revell’s Power Lords and is currently soliciting retailer orders for two new kid-focused brands, Garden Surprise and Big Bad Battle Caps.

For another update on what The Nacelle Co. is up to, check out this exclusive SDCC chat with Brian Volk-Weiss at our sister publication, the Pop Insider.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.