As most readers realize…I really enjoy Rocket World’s Insurgents Wilderness Gruppo (I.W.G.). The line of figures received my award for the Best Toy Line of 2004 with their initial release of animal characters. Since then, Rocket World (otherwise known as Patrick Ma) has added onto their very popular – and successful – I.W.G. line with a number of new characters. Also, look for the mini figures to be released later this year…and we are anxiously waiting for the Astral Overseers (the extraterrestrial friends of the I.W.G.) to be revealed.
So we all should know the basic premise behind this line. The Astral Overseers infected the members of the I.W.G. with a virus that has allowed them the ability to communicate and form a cohesive group. This group has set out to end poaching and the destruction of the environment.
The 3rd set of 3 I.W.G. figures was released at Comic Con. This included Irra the Owl, Desmond the Dolphin and Astrid the Jaguar. There were also 2 exclusive I.W.G. figures – one through Rocket World and one through STRANGEco. Taharka the Black Rhino was made available through Rocket World and sold out promptly. Huey the Black Panther was sold through STRANGEco – I was able to snag one of them.