Creative Beast Studio announced their next Kickstarter Campaign, and the first First Sci-Fi IP Cyberzoic Dinosaurs figures, with some including armor. Details and a press release are below:
Created By Toy Industry Vet David Silva, Cyberzoic’s Action Figures Transport Fans to a Dystopian Future Where Warring Clans Battle for Dominance on a Distant Planet
Cyberzoic’s Immersive World Features Futuristic Technology and Natural History- inspired Creatures including Dinosaurs, Dragons, Prehistoric Mammals, and Alien Wildlife
HACKENSACK, NJ – October 3, 2023 – Creative Beast Studio today launched its first unique science fiction IP “Cyberzoic” with a Kickstarter campaign. Cyberzoic tells a compelling story about the near-extinction of humankind via a dedicated line of intricate action figures and comic book series depicting armored dinosaurs, fearsome dragons, prehistoric mammals, and various alien wildlife. Its singular narrative will engage sci-fi, fantasy, wildlife, and action figure enthusiasts. Fans can support the Cyberzoic Kickstarter campaign here.
Toy designer David Silva originally conceived the Cyberzoic storyline in college. Inspired by classic sci-fi and fantasy properties including Dino-Riders, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, and Zoids, but with a hard edge aimed at adults, Cyberzoic explores themes of power, technological innovation, environmentalism, conservation, culture, colonialism, and our place among the natural world. Leaning on 20 years of experience crafting figures for major entertainment brands including Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Godzilla, Spiderman, G.I. Joe, Terminator 2, Aliens, Predator, Spawn, and Pacific Rim, as well as launching a line of scientifically-accurate dinosaur action figures, “Beasts of the Mesozoic,” David is finally bringing his Cyberzoic vision to life as only he can.
“I’ve been so inspired by sci-fi and adventure stories since I was a kid. I also loved natural history growing up, but the entertainment properties that catered to this passion never fully achieved the artistic potential of their premises, often compromising the wonder and beauty that true natural history has to offer in favor of more familiar trends and tropes. To finally put my own spin on a concept that brings together people, dinosaurs, and dragons is a dream come true,” said Silva. “I’ve had the foundation of Cyberzoic kicking around in my head for three decades. After the success of the ‘Beasts of the Mesozoic’ brand, it was time to develop a story on the opposite end of that timeline, bringing the dinosaurs into the science fiction genre and making Cyberzoic a reality. My goal is not only to present ideas and concepts that people have never seen together before, but also explore our connection with other forms of life, both familiar and alien.”
The initial $205,000 Kickstarter goal includes all-new action figures of the two main characters, Dragolina and Argentues, a fan-favorite dinosaur (Allosaurus), the mighty Arctic Dragon, and the legendary Saber-toothed Tiger! There are four human clans planned to be represented (Tech, Fire, Dragon and Desert), all living among dragons, dinosaurs, prehistoric mammals, and alien wildlife. Other popular dinosaurs not yet released in Creative Beasts’ “Beasts of the Mesozoic” series will be featured in Cyberzoic as stretch goal items, including Dilophosaurus, Deinonychus, Carnotaurus, Utahraptor, and Achillobator. And from their backward compatibility with several Beasts of the Mesozoic dinosaur figures, several of the new dinosaur armor units can convert into vehicles or robotic animals!
The Kickstarter will also include an exclusive art print and concept art calendar for 2024, only available during the campaign. A comic book is also planned to be included with the figures at release, telling the Cyberzoic story through vivid art and character-building storylines. If the initial Kickstarter goal is met, additional animals, human characters, and armor units will be unlocked as stretch goals.
Allosaurus j. (1/18th)- $100 (MSRP $119.99)
Dragonslayer armor unit- $40 (MSRP $49.99)
Argenteus- 4″ pilot- $25 (MSRP $27.99)
Allosaurus bundle- $155
Smilodon p. (1/12th)- $55 (MSRP $64.99)
Saberbeast armor unit- $25 (MSRP $29.99)
Dragolina- 3.75″ rider- $25 (MSRP $27.99)
Smilodon bundle- $100
Arctic Dragon (Kuraokami) $200 (MSRP $229.99)
All-In Launch Bundle- $450 (MSRP $550.93)
2170 AD. AI and synthetic ecosystems have solved the problems of overpopulation and hunger. Humanity has now turned its entire focus to exploring the cosmos. Soon manned space flights discover an Earth-like planet capable of sustaining life, which they name Gaea 2. The planet is home to a variety of alien wildlife —including highly-intelligent ‘dragons’. As humanity studies and colonizes the planet, the dragons fight back, pushing these peaceful visitors to the brink of extinction.
But all is not well on Earth either. One day, all communication with Gaea 2 stops. There are no more supply shipments and contact with their home planet is completely lost. Soon, the people of Earth are presumed dead except for Gaea 2’s scientific and military residents. But the humans won’t go down so easily. Using the research technology they brought with them, they create biological weapons of their own: genetically-engineered embryos that “birth” Earth’s mightiest prehistoric creatures. Programmed to obey their masters and outfitted in protective armor, these terrifying beasts help the humans push back against the dragon attacks while they terraform Gaea 2. Thus saving the human species, but destroying the world’s natural habitats.
With the threat of human extinction seemingly resolved, the colonizers split into factions. Each clan champions its own philosophy about ensuring the long-term survival of humanity. Bitter conflicts erupt, leading to power struggles, uneasy alliances, and devastating familial breakups.
Who will win the war for Gaea 2? Or will humanity eradicate itself?
About David Silva
David Silva has been sculpting and designing in the toy industry for companies including McFarlane Toys, Hasbro, and NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) since 2003. He specializes in creature-related action figures, with past and current work devoted to toy lines such as Spawn, McFarlane’s Dragons, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Predator, Aliens, Terminator, Pacific Rim, and Godzilla. He launched Creative Beast Studio in 2009 to focus on dinosaur model kits, a passion since childhood. David received the Spectrum 22 Silver Dimensional award for his piece “Dragon vs. Raptors” in 2015.
About Creative Beast Studio
Founded in 2009 by toy industry veteran David Silva, Creative Beast Studio is home to Cyberzoic, the “Beasts of the Mesozoic” dinosaur action figure line, model kits, and more. Originally created to meet fans’ rabid demand for accurate depictions of dinosaurs, Creative Beast Studio’s “Beasts of the Mesozoic” line of dinosaur action figures features the only scientifically-accurate representations of its kind on the market. The line has evolved into the go-to destination for authentic-looking dinosaurs using the most up-to-date scientific knowledge publicly available. Today, Creative Beast Studio focuses on its new IP Cyberzoic and “Beasts of the Mesozoic” dinosaur action figures, while also creating highly detailed collectible resin model kits for prehistoric animals and fantasy characters including dragons. In the future, Mr. Silva plans to expand the Cyberzoic universe and release more prehistoric action figures under the “Beasts of the Mesozoic” brand.