GeneralsJoes Reviews Vitruvian HACKS Crystal Clear Blanks

Yes, the review sections have been neglected in the past months, but I hope to play some catch up this week.

Starting it off is a look at the Virtuvian HACKS Crystal Clear Blanks, the new transparent blanks that were released a short while ago and have proven to be an excellent addition to the Blank library.

Check out my Vitruvian HACKS Review Page or click the link below.

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Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS – Crystal Clear Blank

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

As 2016 comes to a close, we celebrate the year of Vitruvian HACKS, a year full of thrilling new product, exciting new directions, and a rainbow’s worth of customizing blanks that continue to appear and impress.

Along with all of the vibrant colors of said rainbow, a short while ago Boss Fight Studio released their long awaited Transparent Blanks, figures produced in crystal clear colors providing a wealth of great opportunities for new characters or interesting combinations.  I’ve checked out and reviewed many different colors of blanks throughout the year, but these Transparent Blanks have to be at the top of my favorites list…something about these clear figures is just too cool for words.

I’ve never really been infatuated with clear figures as some other folks are, but I can appreciate a unique design aesthetic when I see it, and these figures certainly have it.  What’s especially cool is that the majority of the interior of these figures is also produced in clear plastic, so the effect of the figure is really remarkable.  Obviously you do see the metal screw, but they manage to make the rest of the figure quite clear, which looks even more amazing once you start equipping the figures with gear.

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While the ghostly clear look on its own is impressive in its own right, the figures really shine  once armor starts being applied and you get a very spirit-like vibe with armor that appears to just float there in mid air.  The result is characters that look almost supernatural.

Leveraging the different variations of translucent accessories also lends some amazingly cool looks to these clear figures, showing layers of opaqueness that really pop among more traditionally decoed and designed figures.  The look of these clear figures is truly impressive, and I end up loving this blanks quite a bit.  I may end up picking up quite a few more of these along the way, I can think of tons of creative uses for them.

Each blank 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.

I really enjoy the way the multitude of transparent figures are coming together and make for a great group of supernatural beings supporting the Gods and bringing the battle to the Gorgon Horde!

Boss Fight Studio breaks the Internet with Bucky O’Hare announcement

We interrupt this minor GeneralsJoes hiatus with an important announcement!

Boss Fight Studio has been hinting at this for a little while now, and finally, late last week they announced it officially – new Bucky O’Hare action figures are coming from our favorite action figure company!

That’s right, the fine folks at Boss Fight Studio have inked a deal with Continuity to produce action figures based on the classic 80s toyline and animated series Bucky O’Hare!  Co-created by Larry Hama, Neal Adams, and Michael Golden, Bucky O’Hare was a prominent fixture for a short period of time back in those golden days where unfortunately a barrage of other media and action figure lines somewhat overshadowed the greatness of the property.

We will now all get an opportunity to see just how great the line could be with brand new Bucky O’Hare action figures from Boss Fight Studio!  This is fantastic news, not just for those of us who consider Boss Fight friends, but for fans of 80s toylines in general.  I can’t wait to see what develops!  Keep watching BossfightStudio.com and BossFightShop.com for some of the latest information and updates.

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G.I. Joe Collectors Club posts Pre-Orders for G.I. Joe/Transformers Sets

We first heard about this at JoeCon this year, and now the Collectors Club has posted their Transformers/G.I. Joe boxed set up for pre-order with an estimated ship date of December!

Along with the boxed set itself, the Only Human versions of Arcee and Hot Rod are also available.

Check out the latest G.I. Joe Collectors Club pre-orders right here.

Eagle Force Returns down to the last critical hours…

Less than 36 short hours are left in the Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter and it sits now at $176,000 which is a fantastic amount, but still leaving some of the stretch goals on the table.

Take one last look, now’s the time to get in on the ground floor!  I can tell you there are some fun things in the works for Eagle Force, and it all starts right here.

Head on over to Kickstarter and consider throwing in some cash, there isn’t a whole lot more time to do it.

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As an added bonus, here are a bunch of the bio cards that have been posted as Kickstarter updates as a way to get familiar with the Eagle Force characters.  Lots of history here…  like I said, get on while the universe is just being built.  Lots of great stuff here and still to come!

Support Eagle Force Returns on Kickstarter now!

Eagle Force Grimm Reapers Stretch Goal unlocked – surge towards the finish line!

As we get towards the finish line of the Eagle Force Returns Kickstarter Campaign, Fresh Monkey Fiction has announced the early unlocking of the Grimm Reaper Troopers!  That puts this figure as part of the All In package as well as able to be purchased as an army builder 4-Pack!  It’s an excellent looking trooper with a really cool backstory to boot.

Also, details will be coming soon on a contest for a R.I.O.T. Hideout playset.

Let’s finish this thing strong, folks!  Come on, only 2 weeks left and a lotta stretch goals still to go.

Dime Novel Legends Reveals additional items

As the days tick down towards Dime Novel Legends new action figure Kickstarter, their latest figure has been revealed in the form of the Fire Brigadier!

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This adds to an already impressive lineup of figures that have been revealed to date.  The Kickstarter is starting soon and it looks like a great one!  Check out the rest of the figures below.

Congratulations Eagle Force… now let’s crash some stretch goals!

As of late last night/early this morning, the awesome looking Eagle Force Kickstarter has been successfully funded!  BOOSH.

I am thrilled to see that things are moving forward here, but I can’t help but scroll down and check out those stretch goals that are still hovering out there.  Characters like Ultima Thule and Redwing…  fantastic troopers like the Grimm Reapers and Arctic Troopers.

So much cool stuff to still unlock, let’s keep hammering at this!

Yes, I’m being selfish.  I wrote many of the bio’s for these characters and I want to see them brought to life in plastic.  Help me support my dream!  Bill, Craig, Joe and many others have put together a terrific assortment of great individual characters who not only carry the nostalgia from the 80s, but are really fun modern military figures as well.

Recently new additions have been revealed, such as the Goldie Hawks…

Join me in supporting Eagle Force on Kickstarter so we can open up the world of Eagle Force to collectors everywhere.

GeneralsJoes Reviews Vitruvian HACKS Wave 5

Hot on the heels of some exciting reveals at GraniteCon, Boss Fight Studio has posted their fifth wave of Greek Mythology figures up for sale on BossFightShop.com!

To celebrate this exciting announcement, I’ve posted full reviews of each individual Wave 5 figure in the Vitruvian HACKS Review Section.  Lots of stuff to love with these four latest figures, but don’t listen to me, check out the images for yourself.

If you like what you see, skip on over to BossFightShop.com and snag ’em up!

Enjoy!

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Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS – River Styx Guardian

Order the River Styx Guardian on Boss Fight Shop!

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One of the most intriguing side stories to this whole initial run of Vitruvian HACKS is the role Hades plays in the mythology, creating his own undead army to battle back the Gorgon Horde.  From the Undead Warrior to the Tartarus Guard and the Underworld Warrior, Hades has created himself a nice little army of supernatural soldiers.

Now you can add the River Styx Guardian to this list, though from a color scheme perspective, he really stands apart.

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Rather than the familiar purple colors that some of Hades’ other foot soldiers have, the River Styx Guardian is a really awesome vibrant light blue color, one would imagine the colors of the River Styx itself.  Those familiar with Greek Mythology will know that the River Styx is where souls cross over into death, and if anyone should drink the water from this river, they could potentially gain immortality.  Achilles was rumored to be dipped into the River Styx as a child, which is what gave him his abilities, and what exposed his ankle as his vulnerability (that was where the hand that held him was clutched when he was placed in the water).

Hades has created himself a crew of elite defenders of the River Styx, and they look pretty amazing.

The base figure here is a great light blue color with some awesome, freaky deco on the face showing an awesome vacant look of determination.

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His armor is the great decorative armor from the Athenian Warrior layered with some terrific variations of shiney blue and white, offset by really cool lighter flecks.  The contrast of the blue and the lighter spray on the torso armor is really terrific and also matches the smooth leg armor, giving things a really metallic, other-worldy appearance.

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Really what separates this figure is the color scheme of very light blue contrasted with the darker blues of the armor on the torso and legs.  It’s an excellent series of colors that makes the figure look very supernatural and almost like a section of water come to life.  The way the armor is all different variations of the underlying blue brings the entire figure together.

Accessories

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The River Styx Guardian comes with some great accessories.  Three separate swords (including the slightly curved sword, which is my favorite) as well as the more ceremonial Athenian helmet, the Athenian armor, and Spartan leg armor.  He has a shield with an awesome tampo of Hade’s infamous Cerebrus, the vicious dog with three heads.  All of these accessories are decoed like the leg armor with a metallic blue, flecked with great lighter blues.

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At first, the River Styx Guardian looked a little monochromatic, and I wasn’t sure I was sold on the figure.  But being part of Hades army, and a close up look at the real intricacies of the color choices validated the decision to grab this figure.  It’s a really nice compliment to many of the other figures out there, and even if the color scheme doesn’t necessarily jive with the rest of Hades’ crew, this is a great looking figure and I love the tie-in to River Styx as a whole.