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.
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.”
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.
“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.”
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.