I think one of the best parts about working with vintage toys is, you get to play with them while you do it. Case in point, at the mid-point of researching the line, I got inspired to emulate the incredible energy that Chris Franklin put into issue 11’s cover, and I must admit that it was cathartic.
Little off-shoot projects like this are something that charge my mental batteries. It no longer feels like work in any way.
I didn’t have the Steel Monsters as a kid because they came out too late for me, but I remember thinking, “I’m gonna buy all of this stuff someday!” and well, someday is now. Issue 11 features a cover story on the Tonka Steel Monsters toy line; if you pre-order through us, I’ll add a Metal Face air freshener, absolutely free (It smells like grapes!)
More reveals of Issue 11 later in the week.
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