INFERNO The Flame Man of MERCURYTM
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On Mercury, the planet nearest to our Sun, great rivers of molten metal churn and flow past majestic cities, glowing red hot in the blinding radiance of the Sun. Here, in temperatures so great that life as we know it would be consumed in a flash, the mighty Volcan Peoples live - beings of living fire that burn eternally. Protected by suits of thermal alloy, lest the freezing cold of outer space should snuff them out, INFERNO and The Flame Men of Mercury travel the Universe in the great chariots of fire that we of Earth call comets.
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Inferno, The Flame Man of Mercury was intended to light up in 1969. This presented some problems, as if one wasn’t actually pressing the button on his chest, and using up battery power, he looked pretty dull and dismal. My original prototype, in which the flames were painted orange, as pictured on the package back, not only, photographed much better, but was considerably more pleasing to the eye than the electrified version was, when it was not alight.
Thus, the Four Horsemen issued this figure with painted flames, as seen in the original 1969 prototype. When the Glyos inspired “Waves” appeared, with their delicious candy colored transparency, I realized that recreating the electrified original, and doing it one better, was just a simple fix away. The effect is shown at the top of this page (Batteries Not Required) Those of you who caught a "Beta Wave" can do it easily. Click HERE to see just how. Better still, maybe, someday, a customizing upgrade kit will be available from the Four Horsemen, themselves.
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