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It's been five long years since the last volume was published, but the folks at Bantam Books have announced a collaboration with Baen Publishing and the fledgling Pamster Toy Company to introduce a line of action figures based on characters from the popular Wild Cards mosaic novels. Set in a world like our own; save for the alien Takisian Virus which killed tens of thousands, disfigured thousands and left a precious lucky few with fantastic powers; the Wild Cards novels feature the exploits of characters created by some of the top writers in science fiction, including George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Melinda Snodgrass, Chris Claremont, John J. Miller, Stephen Leigh, Walter Jon Williams, Lewis Shiner and many, mnay more. The books were written in the "mosaic" format, allowing each author to write the chapters featuring their own charcters.

A group shot of many of the new Wild Cards action figures.

Wall Walker: Spider-Man body and head, Spider-Man 2099 cape
Howler: Hydro-Man head, super-posable Spider-Man body

Straight Arrow: TJ Superman head, Martian Manhunter legs, Superboy arms, Impulse body
Carnifex: re-paint of a villain from The Shadow (ShiWan Khan, maybe?)

Harlem Hammer: Movie Steel head with Super Sculpey facial hair, Morbius body, GI Joe Extreme arms with Sculpey sleeves
Golden Boy: simple re-paint of a Batman Forever Bruce Wayne

Captain Trips: Wild Wild West Artemus Gordon head and body, WWW Loveless top hat, Super Sculpey coat and beard
Starshine: Doc Samson body, Tony Stark head (with mustache shaved off)

The Oddity: Spider-man head with Super Sculpey fencing mask, Morbios right arm, Aliens Ripley left arm, Punisher body.




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