Heroes Force™ makes donation
to Soldier On Fund
Heroes Forces™ Donates $6,600.00 to the Soldier On Fund at the Grey and Simcoe Foresters Regimental Museum in Barrie Ontario June 28,2012.
"The first of many cheques" says Heroes Force™ creator Shannon Thibodeau. This check represents a contribution from every person who bought the first edition. We donate $1.00 from every figure sold to the Soldier On Fund and will continue to do so with the launch of the second edition.
The Mission of the Soldier On Fund is to provide resources and opportunities for serving active and retired Canadian Forces personnel with a permanent or chronic illness or injury to actively participate in physical, recreational or sporting activities.
From Left to right: Major Kiss (Representing Soldier On Fund), Peter Luchak (President, Think Drink Inc. responsible for manufacturing and distribution) Shannon Thibodeau (Heroes Force™ Creator) , Patrick Brown MP Barrie, Faith Russell (Student), Master Warrant Officer McKelvey (Representing the Soldier On Fund) and John Alan Sperry (Heroes Force™ product designer)
Heroes Force™ takes off like a fighter jet!
When the order arrived in November of 2011 we started to show the first collectors edition to prospective customers. Shannon’s perseverance paid off as he found our first retail seller. Within two weeks we had sold 1000 figures and small stores helped our endeavour by becoming resellers.
After a story in the Barrie Examiner on Dec 17th the Hero Force™ got national attention. Within a month the Heroes Force™ figures were featured nationally by CBC, CTV and Global News, CTV Morning live, Sun TV and various internet web and blog sites .The National Post did an article and even the NY Post mentioned the figure!
With media going viral the Heroes Force™ website (www.heroesforce.com) received over 250 000 hits in the next month from all over the world and emails started to roll in congratulating us on producing something strictly Canadian.
After the media picked up on the Heroes Force™ action figure we were inundated with request for buying and distributing the product from all over North America. We quickly sold most of the inventory we had produced and were asked if anymore would be available. The decision was made to develop and produce three new figures representing our soldiers in combat. These figures would show our military in their combat fatigues with certain accessories. We hope that our military family and Canadians like our new product and we will keep donating to the Soldier On Fund to help those who have protected us! Expect to see the new figures in Canada in late June 2012. Pre-orders are presently being taken starting May 25, 2012.
|This is Sun TV (Toronto) video coverage of Heroes Force, Dec 30th, 2011.
Shannon Thibodeau is interviewed, he is the creator of the figures.
Video © 2011 Sun TV