When I was young I used to go to Seaside Heights every summer with my family and we would try to win prizes. Some of the stuff we would win would be toys for myself and my sister and this is when Mego had started hitting its stride. These action figures were amazing as they used real cloth and looked like the characters from TV, movies and comics. Now, Executive Replicas is looking to capture some of that lost art and I had a chance to speak with them and this is what they had to say
TR: Tell us about Executive Replicas.
TR: What persuaded you to go into this business?
WD: Being a collector for over 45 years, I wanted specific figures and products made, and no companies were producing these characters or producing high-quality products to portray the beauty and artistry of many classic characters. After a couple of years of deliberation, my brother and I decided to take a chance and follow our dream of starting a toy company for high-end collectors. I had some previous experience working for another company as their production manager, so I made some contacts…obtained some licenses, and the rest is history.
TR: What are some of the licenses that you hold?
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Lost In Space
- Bettie Page
- Lady Death
- Red Sonja
- ARH library of characters
TR: I have noticed that there are a few items out of stock. Are they going to be reintroduced or are they gone forever?
TR: So what are some of the figures that are coming out in the coming year?
- 2001; Clavius astronaut suit and statues
- Bettie Page V2 figure and statues
- More Lost in Space characters
- More ARH figures
- Metropolis Robot
- Carolline Munro as Vampirella
TR: Are there any special surprises you can let my readers in on?
If I did, then it would not be a surprise…
TR: Alright I am sold on some of these where can I order them?
You can order direct from us at www.executivereplicas.com
TR: What would be some figures you would love to bring to life?
I would love to continue the classic horror line, but the customer base is getting smaller, making it harder to produce the numbers needed. The Universal Monster line still holds up but as for the B-Movie monsters…the interest is dying off even if the movies are playing on Netflix. You have the She-Creature, The horror of Party Beach, Blood of Dracula, Invasion of the Saucer Men (One of my favorites) but the movies don’t hold top today with the younger generation.
TR: Do any of the figures hold a special place in your heart?
TR: If you could work with a specific license or studio who would it be and why?
I want to keep my future intentions to myself to maintain the many surprises we have planned for our company and fans. I will say that I am working on some of our own intellectual properties.
TR: Anything else you’d like to add?