Tonight we have a video presentation (by our friend, Scotty Slasher, no less. Go subscribe to Scott’s Slasher World on YouTube for tons of cool Pop Culture content, much of it local) of a Book-and-Record storybook starring the Sectaurs.
Unless you’re of a certain age, you may have no idea what the Sectaurs are.
Sectaurs: Warriors of Symbion was a line of action figures released by Coleco in 1985. Created by Lawrence Mass, Tim Clarke, and Maureen Trotto, the Sectaurs world blended humanoids with insects and arachnids. Marvel Comics released a limited series of Sectaurs comics, and the characters were also adapted for an animated miniseries and a series of Book-and-Record strories, which were illustrated by famed comic book artist, Pablo Marcos. You’ll see one of those come to life above.
As toy-franchises of the 1980s go, Sectaurs was was way less stupid than Masters of the Universe, but still not exactly world-shatteringly excellent. The concept was that of a world where insects and arachnids had evolved into sentient beings instead of mammals, due to genetic experiments that had gone strangely off-track.
The characters connect via a hive-mind type of telepathy and their civilization is in a sword-and-sorcery kind of era.
The toys are highly collected, and Zica Toys, after years of Kickstarter campaigns, has released new Sectaurs figures in a 4″ scale. You can find those HERE. Another company is taking pre-orders for new versions of the toys in a larger scale, closer to the original size. If this sample of the toy line interests you, check out THIS PAGE with a complete history of the concept, comics, toys and animated series, and then if you’re really hooked, go HERE to pre-order the new toys from NaCelle.
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