“I am not a number! I’m an action figure of a free man!”
Wandering Planet Toys have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a line of gloriously retro, officially licensed action figures based on The Prisoner, the cult classic television show starring and created by Patrick McGoohan.
In 1967 the cult classic TV series, The Prisoner burst onto the screen. The series, about an unnamed British intelligence agent who awakes to find himself trapped in an idyllic seaside village, was not only an instant hit with viewers at the time, it went on to be watched and re-watched obsessively by fans, quickly gaining cult status.
The line will feature a variety of different versions of McGoohan’s cult favourite character, from “Arrival” to “Checkmate” to “Beach Escape”, as well as double figure “Episode” packs including Eric Portman’s “Number 2” and McGoohan’s “Number 12.”
“The Prisoner is quintessential cult TV,” said Wandering Planet Toys co-founder and Emmy nominated writer Chris “Doc” Wyatt (Marvel’s Rocket and Groot). “Depending on the viewer it can be seen as a stylish spy drama, an allegorical social commentary, a paranoid conspiracy thriller, or even a piece of avant-garde filmmaking. Our Wave 1 toys are dedicated to the idea of honoring the series and contributing to its fandom.”
The Kickstarter campaign concludes on May 26, 2021, and you can feast your eyes on all the different tiers available below:
NUMBER 6 FIRST EDITION ($24 pledge) features the iconic black jacket with white piping, and the classic 6 badge.
NUMBER 6 KICKSTARTER-EXCLUSIVE “ARRIVAL” EDITION ($24 pledge) features the Prisoner’s all-black outfit, as seen in the episode “Arrival” and in the opening credit sequence of each episode.
NUMBER 6 BEACH ESCAPE EDITION ($24 pledge) version of Number 6 is a variant of the First Edition figure, but WITHOUT the #6 badge. This edition features a special cardback featuring the icon moment of Number 6 attempts escape on the Village’s beachfront.
NUMBER 6 “CHECKMATE” EDITION ($24 pledge). This edition of NUMBER 6 figure sports the multi-colored cloak worn in during the living chess game in the episode “Checkmate” complete with the chess staff.
NUMBER 6 – LIMITED EDITION ROVER PACKAGE ($40 pledge). No discussion of THE PRISONER is complete without mention of the Village’s spherical guardian and menace, ROVER. In order to evoke the iconic moment of NUMBER 6 pushed up against the gelatinous side of the guardian, Wandering Planet Toys has created a Limited Edition plastic packaging unit depicting our hero in the belly of the beast. This package is a resealable clamshell so the figure can be removed for display, then reinserted.
“FREE FOR ALL” TWO-PACK SET ($60 pledge). This 2-figure set features NUMBER 6 and NUMBER 2 (as played by Eric Portman). The accessories include NUMBER 6’s hat, bullhorn and election poster from the episode, as well as phones from NUMBER 2’s office.
“SCHIZOID MAN” TWO-PACK SET ($60 pledge). This 2-figure set features NUMBER 6 as well as his doppelganger NUMBER 12 (also played by Patrick McGoohan, but with a color-reverse white jacket with black piping). The accessories include two fencing foils, two fencing helmets, and two marksman pistols, and miniature versions of NUMBER 24’s psychic testing “Zener cards”, so that you can hold your own contest to determine which figure is the real NUMBER 6.
DEGREE ABSOLUTE – The “ALL IN” PLEDGE ($240 pledge) including an EXCLUSIVE Wandering Planet designed THE PRISONER T-Shirt. In addition to the full Wave One product line, backers will also receive an exclusive THE PRISONER T-SHIRT designed by Wandering Planet Toys.