That’s right…the day has almost arrived! Boss Fight Studio sent out a Kickstarter update letting all of us excited Vitruvian HACKS fans know that the first shipment of these fantastic looking figures may be shipped to them within the next TWO DAYS.
In fact, that update was a few days ago, and we’ve now received confirmation from Boss Fight, that packages are indeed ON THE WAY! Boxes will be air dropped to Boss Fight HQ, where they will be packed and shipped to eager and waiting Kickstarter backers.
Great news! Along with this great update, they’ve sent along some excellent pictures from the factory floor, showing the latest update of this product. The time grows near!
The first shipment is on its way from Shenzhen, China to BFS HQ in Massachusetts! This shipment contains Spartan, Stone Spartan, Medusa, Coral Gorgon, Black Racer, Talos, Gray Male Blank, and Fire Orange Male Blank. Production will finish on the remaining items after Chinese New Year and we’ll keep you updated on the progress. In the meantime, please enjoy these photos of V-HACKS getting packed and shipped!
Meanwhile, hit up Boss Fight Shop to stock up on any figures you may have missed, prices are great, and stock is running low.
All the way back in the mid 80s, during Season 3 of the Transformers animated series, the Sunbow writers made their clear link between the G.I. Joe and Transformers universes by introducing both Marissa Faireborn (daughter of Flint and Lady Jaye) and even more directly bringing forth the character of “Old Snake” a mysterious former terrorist who looked and sounded remarkably like COBRA Commander. Leveraging the whole idea of Synthoids only went to further that story.
For the first time ever, we get an Old Snake figure in the G.I. Joe scale, courtesy of the G.I. Joe and Transformers Collectors Club, and I’ve posted my review on the G.I. Joe Collectors Club review page. You can also click the direct link below.
Do you like your peanut butter in your chocolate? Some do, some don’t, but whatever your preference, the G.I. Joe and Transformers Collectors Clubs have taken steps to offer exclusives linking together the universes of G.I. Joe and Transformers, and their first entry into that world is Marissa Faireborn w/ Afterbreaker.
Actually released earlier last year, I only got the opportunity to pick this figure up a month or so ago, and am now getting around to the review. You can check out the review on the G.I. Joe Collectors Club review page, or the direct link below.
This Kickstarter fueled by the folks at The Fwoosh took the G.I. Joe community by storm a few months ago, especially with a few figures here bearing a passing resemblance to some of our favorite classic G.I. Joe ninja characters.
Well, if you didn’t have a chance to capitalize on the Kickstarter, you still have the opportunity to add some pretty cool looking 6″ ninja figures to your display shelves, as the Articulated Icons Feudal Series figures are up for pre-order now.
These are some pretty terrific looking figures, I have to admit, though I haven’t taken the plunge on any of them personally. I’ll be very interested to see how this all turns out, and look forward to seeing some in hand impressions so I can make an educated decision.
Check out the press release below, and hit their pre-order page right here.
The new year brings big news for Articulated Icons! If you missed out on our successful Kickstarter Campaign, you won’t want to miss this!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Los Angeles, CA: January 14, 2016 – Following the highly successful Kickstarter Campaign, Articulated Icons: The Feudal Series is now available for PRE-ORDER! What that means is, if you missed out on our Kickstarter campaign, or if you have decided you want to bolster your ranks even more, now you can!
All of our figures (save for the KS-exclusive Smokey Grey Ninja), can now be ordered through our store page, located HERE
If you are a backer or have been monitoring the Kickstarter campaign, you will notice that while this pre-order will be a part of our FIRST production run, these will be shipping AFTER all Kickstarter orders are fulfilled and shipped. Please note that this is NOT subject to change, so there will likely be a difference of a few of weeks between the end of the KS shipping and the start of the pre-order shipping. We will, of course, have better information about that as we get closer to fulfillment.
So, if you missed out on the Kickstarter, now is the time to order the Feudal Series! We will keep pre-orders
open for as long as we can into the production cycle, but we advise that you do not delay in placing an order — we will not have a lot of lead time to announce when pre-orders will end, so it might be abrupt to stay with the production timeline. Don’t miss out again!
Here are a few specific details about the pre-order structure and process:
- All pre-orders will be charged within 24 hours of the order being placed
- The base shipping fee for US is $10, everywhere else is $30. Individual figures shipping prices are listed with the figure and are added to the base shipping fee
- Pre-orders will be closed for each figure as they are sold out for our initial run (we will be holding some stock for conventions, etc.)
- If you are an existing Kickstarter backer and want to buy more, you can do so but it will be at the new pricing structure
So, we hope you had great holidays and are ready to build up your armies! We will be back with more regular updates now that we are in the new year, so look for more soon! Thanks for your continued support!
Head to our store NOW!
During the Kickstarter for the Marauder Task Force Valkyries figures, we were all pleasantly surprised by the appearance of more deco choices for the existing Marauder Task Force figures. Many folks took advantage of the Kickstarter to buy these new colors, and now those new colors are available in the Marauder store!
The following email communication comes from the folks at Marauder “Gun Runners”:
Hey 814 Valtaskers!
The remaining Orange Hazard Ops, Brown Terra Ops, Yellow Shock Ops, Gray Tech Ops and Yellow/Green Strike Ops figures and accessories are NOW live on www.marauderinc.com We received several questions about when the new deco figures and new colored gear would be available…so wanted to let you all know!
Thanks again for your support!
MJ & Team
The folks over at Fresh Monkey Fiction have opened up an Instagram account, and as one of their first actions, they’ve posted a great looking preview of Captain Eagle from the upcoming Eagle Force Kickstarter!
Check out Fresh Monkey Fiction on Instagram and check it out for yourself!
We’ve been following the progress of Zica Toys‘ Captain Action Kickstarter preparation ever since they first announced it a while ago, and this latest update has us pretty excited!
Over on their Facebook page, Zica has revealed the first resin versions of Captain Action, Captain Evil, and Action Jackson, a recently revealed part of their upcoming Kickstarter!
With figures designed by Boss Fight Studio, these Captain Action toys look like a great blend between modern stylings and vintage aesthetic. I’m digging what I’m seeing so far.
Keep watching the Zica Toys Facebook Page for updates, and believe me, we’ll be letting you know when the Kickstarter is up and running.
I’ve been sharing this throughout social media, but figured not all GeneralsJoes readers are on the Facebooks or Twitters.
Exciting news as the pre-order for the first run of Vitruvian HACKS action figures are up and rolling! For anyone who missed the Kickstarter or just wants to beef up their pledge, jump on BossFightShop.com and pre-order your little hearts out!
Pricing is unexpectedly great with Skeletons for $12,99, blanks for $14.99 and regular figures for $19.99. Own an army of 1:18 scale skeletons for a very good price.
There are even some blanks that weren’t available in the Kickstarter. I’ve copied and pasted a Boss Fight FAQ update below which outlines all of the minor differences between what was shown in the Kickstarter and what’s available here.
Now, go hit BossFightShop.com and pick some of this great stuff up! GO!
Hey Boss Fighters!!
We just wanted to drop a line to clear up some confusion on our product names and additional Blanks as they appear on our Web Store.
There are many Blank Males and Females that were not part of the Kickstarter (and therefore are not included in the All-In package).
- Shadow Grey Female
- Transparent Orange Female
- Python Purple Male
- Champagne Beige Male
- Brown Female
- Walnut Male
- Orange Male
- Bio Blue Female
- Pink Male
- Wheat Female
As our production process moved forward we renamed many of the characters from the original names that were used for the Kickstarter. Here is a list of those changes.
- Coral Snake is now Coral Gorgon
- Immortal Warrior is now Talos
- Green Snake is now Green Mamba
- Milk Snake is now Colubrida Guard
- Underworld Queen is now Tartarus Guard
- Ghost Light Armor is now Glow In The Dark
Unearthly Green is now Green
- Fire Orange is now Transparent Orange
- Obsidian Black is now Black
- Lipstick Red is now Red
- Walnut Brown is now Walnut
- Tree Bark is now Brown
- Sunset Orange is now Orange
- Sunny Wheat is now Wheat
I hope that makes sense and will help you in your collecting. Sorry for the confusion but things evolve throughout the design/production process and trust us…these are all changes that benefit the future of our brand.
Exciting news for a Friday morning today! Boss Fight Studios has sent a Vitruvian HACKS update, and I think it’s the update many of us have been waiting for. We have confirmation that Kickstarter orders of Vitruvian HACKS should be shipping to backers in February!
Please check out the update below, and if you didn’t get in on the Kickstarter, as of Monday, December 7th, you’ll be able to pre-order Wave 1 through the Boss Fight webstore! Great news.
I’m beyond excited that these are moving forward. I’m ready!
In this update, we’re going to talk about Kickstarter timelines, pre-orders and shipping!
The timeline we have from our factory right now – barring any delays – has the entire production run arriving by early February. Our current goal is to have all Kickstarter orders shipped in February. We’ll be receiving the production run in two parts, the first part in late January. We will be shipping it to backers in two shipments as well, so you can get your toys as early as possible!
We’ll be opening up limited pre-orders for all waves of Series 1 Carded figures, Skeletons, Pre-Curse Medusa, Tartarus Guard, Blanks and Accessory packs on 12:01 EST, Monday December 7th! If you missed out on the Kickstarter and want to be among the first to receive your V-HACKS figures, don’t delay! If you’re already a KS backer, and you want to buy additional items in the pre-order, that’s awesome, but please be aware that we cannot combine shipping on KS items and pre-order items. Pre-Orders will be shipping mid-March to give us time to be sure all of the Kickstarter backers have received all of their items.
Kickstarter backers, we’ve still got a surprise in store for you! Each KS backer above the $30 level (if you got one or more figures) will receive a surprise free figure to thank you for your patience! We’re so grateful for our backers that you’ll be getting a new figure that hasn’t been seen anywhere yet!
Please note, at this point all of the money from the Kickstarter has been used to pay our vendors for production, this means that we are unable to offer any Kickstarter refunds.
Thanks for all of your support!
PS: All the below photos are near-final production samples!
If you’re like me, you’ve been captivated by Transformers: Devastation ever since you saw the first trailer for it…well, now Amazon has it at a great, low price, only around $35! Click the image below to grab it while it lasts!
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