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Driven by Design: The Mastery Behind Valaverse’s Action Force

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Diving Deeper into Valaverse’s Action Force Collection

While I’ve been spinning tales of numerous toy lines on my site, Valaverse’s Action Force has subtly danced just out of the limelight. It’s not for a lack of dazzle, but keeping pace with the vast universe of toys is akin to herding cats—a delightful yet overwhelming challenge. However, my admiration for this collection and its mastermind, Bobby Vala, has soared, especially after tuning into his insights on the 3POA podcast.

Meet Valaverse and Its Visionary, Bobby Vala

For those still connecting the dots, let’s zoom in on Valaverse and the genius behind it, Bobby Vala. In 2019, Bobby unfurled the Valaverse banner. A man of many hats, he’s an award-winning product designer, illustrator, and creator par excellence. From dabbling in comic book sketches to conquering the realm of toy design, Bobby’s trajectory has been nothing short of meteoric. Armed with a toy design degree, he’s shaped the toy landscape for over a decade. Oh, and a tiny tidbit for Marvel enthusiasts: Bobby was the design architect behind mammoth brands at Hasbro Inc. Think “Avengers: Infinity War”, “End Game”, and “Black Panther” – Bobby sprinkled his magic there!

A word to the wise: Bobby embodies candor. He’s a straight-shooter with a penchant for wit, evident in each Action Force figure’s design.

From Humble Beginnings to a Tumultuous Landscape

Valaverse’s pride, the Action Force collection, emerged from the company’s inception and an ingenious reclaim of a dormant trademark from Hasbro. Bobby Vala, both the mind and the muscle behind Valaverse, had his share of teething troubles on Kickstarter. But much like a hero in a gripping plot twist, he persevered. His unyielding commitment brought the line to its present glory.

The Saga of the Action Force Universe

The end didn’t come with a cataclysmic explosion but with ‘The Divide’, a chasm that tore the nation apart. America, believed to be too progressive to succumb to inner conflict, ironically, fell prey to its own divisions. And as if political upheaval wasn’t enough, the 2028 quake further battered an already fractured nation. The outcome? A scattering of republics, each a sovereign entity.

For a brief golden period, harmony reigned. But as the age-old saying goes, “All that glitters isn’t gold.” Ambitions stirred, alliances formed, and the vast collective of Republics known as New Colonia emerged. And at its helm? The fierce ex-Army Colonel Reginald Mathis, or as the world came to fear and revere him, Kerak. As the leader of The Garrison, Kerak’s vision was clear: restore the military’s glory, even if the cost was steep.

Yet, not all republics played New Colonia’s tune. Enter SWARM, a formidable security force that suddenly popped into the scene. Their mere presence was a deterrent, but their dominance came with strings attached.

While New Colonia flexed its muscles overtly, the SWARM lurked, their motives cryptic. The smaller republics found themselves between a rock and a hard place – the aggressive New Colonia and the enigmatic SWARM.

But, hope springs eternal! An alliance of smaller states, aided by international forces, united. Their goal? To challenge the tyrants and restore balance. This wasn’t just any alliance.

It was the birth of the Action Force.

Delving into the Dynamic World of Valaverse’s Action Figures

Valaverse’s current lineup is a testament to top-tier craftsmanship and attention to detail. Their range of figures and accompanying comics showcase an intricate blend of artistry and narrative depth. I recently added the Sergeant Slaughter figure to my collection, and I can confidently say it rivals any other brand on the market. With an exquisite sculpt, a striking likeness, and meticulous detailing, it’s clear that Valaverse has taken action figures to an elevated realm.

If you are interested in seeing the entire line up to date, please check out our Action Force checklist.

But the pièce de résistance? The Valaverse Vanguard vehicle. This is not just another toy car—it’s an unparalleled marvel in the action figure world.

The Valaverse Vanguard Vehicle: A New Benchmark in Action Toy Line

It’s rare that a toy can make even seasoned collectors and enthusiasts drop their jaws, but the Vanguard vehicle achieves this with aplomb. Labeling it a ‘game changer’ might even feel like an understatement.

What truly sets the Vanguard apart?

  • Precision Detailing: From the intricately treaded tires to the lifelike winch, every component has been crafted with precision.
  • Spacious Interiors: Forget cramped cockpits; this vehicle comfortably accommodates up to 10 figures! A feat that is as astounding as it is exciting.
  • Adaptable Features: Feel the wind in your action figures’ hair by detaching the doors for an adventurous open-air feel.
  • Functional Utility: An operational trunk complete with gas tanks, perfect for those camping trips where your action figures need to power up a generator.
  • Combat-Ready: It’s not just a ride; it’s a fortress on wheels. With rockets for the launcher, blaster effects, and a gunner turret, it’s primed for any battleground scenario.
  • Customizable Defense: Choose between a roof-mounted rocket launcher and a gunner mount. Flexibility has never looked this powerful.
  • After all, why settle for one when you can have a duo of these magnificent machines? Double the action, double the fun!

Visual Delight Ahead!

Below, you’ll find images that bring this vivid description to life. Dive in and experience the Valaverse Vanguard vehicle in all its glory!

Valaverse Vanguard Vehicle
Concept Art for Valaverse by Antonio Rizzatti

In Retrospect: A Valiant Dive into Valaverse

In the vast cosmos of action figures and toy collectibles, Valaverse stands tall, not just because of its impeccable range but due to the sheer passion and innovation injected into each creation. From the intricate figures that tell tales of unparalleled craftsmanship to the Vanguard vehicle, which redefines the boundaries of imagination, Valaverse isn’t just producing toys—it’s curating experiences. For both the seasoned collector and the excited novice, this is a realm that promises wonder and awe at every turn. It’s not merely about adding to a collection; it’s about embarking on an adventure. And as every piece from Valaverse has shown us, it’s an adventure worth diving into, headfirst. Whether you’re in it for the thrill, the nostalgia, or the sheer joy of discovery, one thing’s for sure—Valaverse is set to remain an iconic cornerstone in the world of action figures. Dive in, and let the adventures begin!

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