Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter reveals tentative price list and figure release

Now, this is, I would imagine, subject to change, but at this point, the folks from Fresh Monkey Fiction have revealed the initial price list and stretch goal layout for their upcoming Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter!

This is a very helpful step, letting some enthusiastic fans plan ahead and start saving those essential funds needed to support what looks to be an amazingly fun Kickstarter initiative!  They released the information on their Facebook page, but you can also check it out below.

If you’re going to be at ComicCon this weekend, be sure to stop by booth E10, Row 600 and pick the brains of the Fresh Monkey Fiction folks.  Bill will also be helping out with a panel about Kickstarting action figures!  All of this information (and more) can be found on the Eagle Force Returns Facebook Page, so “Like” that bad boy and stay all up to date on the latest news on the upcoming Eagle Force resurgence!

Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter Expectations

Captain Eagle
Captain Eagle – Classic Gold
Takedown
General Brown
Sgt Bullbog
Stryker Jr
Eagle Force Officer (Army Builder)
Eagle Force Trooper (Bulldog Brigade Army Builder)
RIOT Commando (Army Builder)
RIOT Commando Arctic Assault (Army Builder)
RIOT Trooper (Army Builder)
Fireball
Riot Firebug (Army Builder)
Hornet
Barron Von Chill II
RIOT Pilot (Army Builder)
Eagle Island
Eagle Force Glider
RIOT Trooper – Army Builder Set of 4
RIOT Commando – Army Builder Set of 4
Eagle Force Trooper (Bulldog Brigade) – Army Builder Set of 4
Eagle Force Officer – Army Builder Set of 4
Riot Firebug – Army Builder Set of 4
RIOT Commando Winter – Army Builder Set of 4
RIOT Pilot – Army Builder Set of 4
16 Figure Assortment – All 16 figures
16 Figure Deluxe Assortment – All 16 figures, Playsets, Trading Cards
ALL IN- Figure Package – All 25 figures (Including Stretch goals)
ALL IN- Deluxe Package – All 25 figures (Including Stretch goals) Playsets, Trading Cards

Stretch goals

Eagle Force Trooper – Black (Army Builder)
Zapper
Takedown’s Thunder Unit (Army Builder)
Redwing
Kayo
Count Von Chill
Ultima Thule
The Cat

Both ALL IN sets includes a free extra exclusive unannounced ALL IN figure, that you can ONLY get with the ALL IN set IF we fund all our stretch goals.

Standard figures = $20
Army Builder sets 4 figures = $70
All In = 25 Figures – $450
Deluxe All In = 25 Figures + Eagle Island + Glider – $700

Prices are rough estimates for now and listed for United States , International costs will be higher. Prices do not include shipping.

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Total HACKS is looking amazing fresh from Roll Out Roll Call

Along with the great Vitruvian HACKS reveals, Paddy and Brian showed off an amazing first look at their Total HACKS book, what looks to be a fantastic collection of everything Vitruvian HACKS, from figure bios to short stories and dioramas! Anyone who purchased their Total Retaliation book as a good idea of what to expect here, and the slides they showed off looked amazing.

Check out the video stream embedded below, and make sure you’re following the Total Retaliation & Total HACKS Facebook Page for all the latest updates and information!

Boss Fight Studio’s Roll Out Roll Call Presentation Slides

Earlier this morning, Boss Fight Studio stunned the collecting community with a series of really great reveals through their panel at Roll Out Roll Call.

I asked, and they were kind enough to allow GeneralsJoes to host the official images from their slideshow in far better detail than I was able to grab via screen capture.

HUGE thanks to the Boss Fight folks for allowing me the opportunity to share these with everyone, and make sure you’re setting your alarms for 12:01am to pre-order Wave 5 and the chrome Blanks at BossFightShop.com!

If you want some more details about the slides below, make sure you check out my in depth recap of the panel.

Thanks again to the Boss Fight crew for letting me host these fantastic slides!

If you like what you see from the Zombie Labs stuff above, too, make sure you’re checking out Dream Concepts on Facebook.  For Legends of the West hit up Chicken Fried Toys.  Lots of great stuff to come!

Boss Fight Studio news galore from Roll Out Roll Call

Over the past two days in London, Boss Fight Studio has participated in a pair of streaming panels from Roll Out Roll Call, and as a part of these  panels they’ve revealed a ton of great details on upcoming product from their Vitruvian HACKS toyline as well as other lines that they’ve worked on.

All of the streaming videos are available at the Boss Fight Studio Facebook Page, but some of the highlights can be seen below:

Boss Fight Studio Reveals Video Stream

Vitruvian HACKS Wave 5

Pre-Order starts tonight at midnight on BossFightShop.com!

Vitruvian HACKS Wave 6

Four figures included in Wave 6:

  1. Eos Warrior (female fire trooper in translucent yellow/orange with “candy red” shiney armor.  GREAT Phoenix deco on the shield and armor.
  2. Anakritis Gorgon (an interrogator Gorgon trooper with a neon Garter snake deco)
  3. Achilles (a sculpted metal protective boot for his right ankle, and an extremely intricate shield tampo design)
  4. Berzerker Gorgon (a male Gorgon described as a variation of Eurayle’s disciple.  Some very cool cobra-themed tattoos on his back)

Series 2 and Series 3

Boss Fight broke down some nice details about the upcoming Fantasy wave and Retro Sci-Fi Series, revealing an initial look at some 3D sculpts and some inputs on these two upcoming series.

Blanks and Skeletons

More Blank colors were revealed, including transparent, “sky” blue, and it was revealed that the silver/chrome Blank will go on pre-order TONIGHT with Wave 5!

Also a new stone deco Skeleton will be coming soon as well.

Vitruvian Crew

Boss Fight Studio also announced and revealed some concept art for the crew of the “Vitruvian” a time-hopping spaceship that serves as the crux behind the Vitruvian HACKS universe.  The crew will contain a few key characters including:

  1. Gary Goggles (awesome tribute to deceased G.I. Joe historian Gary Head, who is also the historian of the Vitruvian)
  2. Space Leonidas (Leonidas was retrieved just in time from the battle of Thermapolae and instead of being a military style guy, he’s more of an Olympian.  Shorts, cross trainers, energy style weapons)
  3. Carmen “Merc” Mercado (60s era Bolivian revolutionary who serves as the Vitruvian’s main mechanic)
  4. VI (The Vitruvian’s Artificial Intelligence system that is essentially armored hands and feet connected by translucent pink “energy” to resemble human form.  She’s snarky and sarcastic, but is the essence of the Vitruvian ship.

Graphic Novel

Along with their toy product, Boss Fight Studio is working with comic/animation writer Christopher Hicks and comic artist (HACKS package artist as well) Les McLaine on an upcoming graphic novel!

While they’re not going to be using Kickstarter for future toy product, they ARE going to be using Kickstarter for the graphic novel to ensure that the artist and writer can be paid ahead of time for their work.  As part of the graphic novel Kickstarter, both Talos and the Celestial Warrior 2-Pack will be available again as “Kickstarter Exclusives”.

One of the stretch goals of the graphic novel Kickstarter is the VI Vitruvian HACKS figure herself.

Zombie Lab

Boss Fight Studio also revealed a first look at this exciting new upcoming Kickstarter campaign “Zombie Lab”, which was initially revealed during MegaCon.  In a pretty stunning surprise, they actually had some concept art of the upcoming line, which features some pretty fantastic design concepts!

  1. Zombie Labs will be fully sculpted and engineered by Boss Fight Studio to be HACKS compatible!
  2. Zombie Lab will feature CIVILIAN FIGURES which can be swapped out as Zombies!  That’s right, we’ll be getting HACKS Compatible CIVILIANS.
  3. The zombie figures will feature sculpted divots in their flesh where different weapons and accessories can be lodged or stuck to look as if the Zombie is being stabbed or hacked with an axe
  4. Some of the zombies have removable “guts” that clip into open wounds in their bodies
  5. One of the zombies actually had an attachment to give it four arms instead of two
  6. Lots of different head and weapons options

Again, if you want to check out the entire videos, head on over to the Boss Fight Studio Facebook Page and it sounds like we’re in for a few years of amazing upcoming product!  I couldn’t be more excited.

Vitruvian HACKS Blind Bag unboxing video review

As soon as I heard that Boss Fight Studio was doing blind bags, I knew it would make for a pretty cool video review, so the instant I got my box in the mail, I set up the camera and started recording.

I had no idea what I was getting before the video started going so if you want to see my reaction and how the blind bags are sold and shipped check out my video on YouTube!

Thanks again to Chris from The Full Force for helping in put these together.

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GeneralsJoes looks at the Vitruvian HACKS Cloud White Blank

With the successful shift from pre-order to “in stock” status at BossFightShop.com, a few new blank colors were added to the Vitruvian HACKS library, including Cloud White.  A perfect template for customizers, I decided to take a good look at the Cloud White blank, testing some different armor combinations.

Take a look at my review of the Cloud White Blank at the Vitruvian HACKS Review Page, or at the direct link below.

If you like what you see, buy the Female Blank or the Male Blank at BossFightShop.com.  They are IN STOCK NOW!

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Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS – White Blank

Pre-Order the Blanks at BossFightShop – Either Female or Male!

Not one to sit on their haunches, the folks at Boss Fight Studio have been following up their initial Kickstarter release with a pretty steady stream of great new product.  High on the list of that product are some great new colors of Blanks, including Cloud White!

The Cloud White Blank is a vibrant and excellent shade of white, another example of the subtle color expertise from the Boss Fight crew.

Both blanks (the male and female) come with the same heads, hands, and feet as the previous iterations, and what’s really cool about the white color is the sense of it being a “template” for customizers.  While the other blanks are appealing in their own way using their default colors, the white blank gives a real sense of an empty page or a blank slate that can be used to do whatever you might want.  It’s a really cool look.

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Along with that, the figure looks fantastic with Bone White accessories, looking almost spectral, and also counter-balances beautifully with black, red, or hell, pretty much any other color imaginable.  White really does go with anything.

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I was one of those people who was excited for the character figures, but grabbed all the Blanks mostly because they were part of the bargain.  Little did I know just how infatuated I would be with the Blanks on their own and how much fun would be provided simply with the part swap nature of the featureless figures and awesome accessories.

For those of you who do not have the Cloud White Blank yet, GRAB IT…  it’s an awesome template offering a wealth of great opportunities for customs and part swaps.  Plus it’s brand new and in the Boss Fight Shop right now.

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Each blank also comes with three heads, three sets of feet (boots, bare, and sandals), two sets of hands (one jointed forward/back, one jointed side-to-side) and the footpeg to help them stand.  I could actually see someone producing a full line of just blanks, the fact that Vitruvian HACKS offers them as compliments to a full blown universe and toyline is absolutely amazing.

It’s pretty astounding how well even the most basic of white Blank figures compliments the various accessory pack colors. Bone White accessories can create ivory statues, and the generic light color really works off of the other accessory packs nicely.

Boss Fight Studio webstore now showing items IN STOCK and new added!

Bossfightshop.com has undergone a dramatic overhaul today with shifting all of their pre-order product to IN STOCK status as well as adding a wealth of new product including Army Builder packs, the new green and white blanks as well as a brand spanking new Olympus Blue Accessory Set!

Holy wow.

Check out BossFightShop.com and grab these goods while they’re in stock, and check out the full update below.

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Huge G.I. Joe Convention High Res Image Update – Marauder, Eagle Force, Legends of the West, AWOK goodness

Huge thanks to YoJoe staffer Phil for making the rounds on the convention floor today and agreeing to grab some better images of the Marauder Task Force, Eagle Force, Legends of the West and Animal Warriors of the Kingdom figures that were revealed yesterday!

There’s a ton of great stuff being shown during JoeCon, and you can check out some fantastic images below.  Please check out the YoJoe G.I. Joe Convention 2016 Photo Galleries as well for some other great images straight from Loveland, Colorado!

Big kudos to Phil and the YoJoe team for their coverage.  Expect them to be all over the Hasbro Team presentation at 11am Mountain/1pm Central TODAY!

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Eagle Force Returns

Legends of the West

Animal Warriors of the Kingdom

Marauder Task Force reveals fantastic new offerings for 2017

As if there wasn’t enough news already!

By all accounts the Marauder Gun Runners booth at JoeCon is hopping, and in the midst of all  the eager Task Force fans, Marauder has revealed some amazing new items coming in 2017!

First and foremost, what looks to be a Task Force compatible Exo-Suit (think Edge of Tomorrow type of thing) and a fully articulated military K-9!  Articulated animals are something that fans have been clamoring for throughout the years that I’ve been a member of the community and it’s pretty fantastic to see some of those dreams realized.  The images aren’t great I’m trying to get someone to take some better ones) but you can get an idea of what’s coming from Marauder.  Also in their booth are some test shots of upcoming items to be released including lower arms without armor and some new vests and accessories previously unrevealed!

Also, somehow I missed this news tidbit, but physical samples of the Valkyrie Test Shots have also been released via the Marauder Gun Runners Facebook Page, and those are mirrored below.

This has been an amazing start to JoeCon 2016 and both Hasbro and the G.I. Joe Collectors Club are still to come with their reveals.  What an explosive finish to the Fun Publications reign, I desperately wish I was there to enjoy it with everyone else.