GeneralsJoes Reviews Kokomo Toys Exclusive Atelis Warrior

If you haven’t gotten your hands on the Kokomo Toys Exclusive Vitruvian HACKS Atelis Warrior then you are seriously missing out!

One of the stand out figures from the first series of Vitruvian HACKS, the Atelis Warrior is a fun new concept with great paint applications and a ton of cool accessories.

Head on over to my Vitruvian HACKS Review Page or click the link below to read my review!

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Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Atelis Warrior

Available for sale now at the Kokomo Toys eBay Store!

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In spite of how utterly awesome the Vitruvian HACKS Gorgon figures are, there has been some demand among the collector community for Gorgon “foot soldiers”.  Snake creatures that run around on two legs rather than slithering on their spectacularly engineered, articulated tails.

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Well, for Kokomo Toys’ most recent exclusive, Boss Fight Studio did just that with the Atelis Warrior.  The majority of the figure is repurposed from the Amazon template, with the standard female buck, Amazon skirt, leg armor, and gauntlets, except we get Medusa’s chest armor and arm gauntlets to compliment it.  Along with that we get both different variations of the Gorgon head, the “calm” version and the “screaming” version which adds a very nice layer of customizability to this fun troop builder.

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Putting aside all the great extra pieces, just looking at the figure itself, this is a spectacular looking new type of Gorgon soldier.  The green skin color is a really great, unique shade of green that is different than any other shade before it, an almost pale, faded hue, complimented by intricate and fascinating tattoo work throughout.  As an “Altered Amazon” this figure has a neat back story, and built upon the already terrific Boss Fight Studio female figure buck, it’s a poseable and well balanced fighting machine.  The overall presentation of the figure is terrific, with the Amazon Skirt complimenting the Medusa armor to perfection, giving us a figure that is truly inspired by the Amazon Warriors, but has some really great Gorgon elements.

Accessories

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The Atelis Warrior comes with an excellent assortment of great accessories.  Her weapons are a nice gold sheen and she is loaded.  This tailless Gorgon comes with two swords, two snake whips, one snake knife, two helmets (one Myrmidon and one Gorgon), and the Gorgon shield, allowing for many awesome variations of accessory load outs.  Being able to swap out the head and arrange the weapons in so many different ways gives collectors a wealth of options for posing various different Atelis Warriors.  As you can see, I bought several for this very reason.

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The Atelis Warrior is a ton of fun.  A great Gorgon figure worked into the fantastic female base figure adds a fun new element to the Vitruvian HACKS mythology and is an exceptionally fun figure to boot.  Great stuff from Boss Fight Studio and huge kudos to Kokomo Toys for pulling off this great exclusive!

Available for sale now at the Kokomo Toys eBay Store!

GeneralsJoes Reviews latest Vitruvian HACKS Series 1 Releases

It’s been an exciting ride over the past year and it’s with mixed emotions that I post my review for the final three main figures in the Series 01 Vitruvian HACKS line!  These three figures are the final wrap up to the Greek Mythology series (at least barring the upcoming Kokomo Toys exclusive) and they are certainly ending on a very high note.

Check out these reviews at the Vitruvian HACKS Review Page, or the direct links below:

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Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Eos Warrior

Available for sale now at BossFightShop.com!

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To say I was pleasantly surprised with the Helios Warrior we received a short while ago would be a massive understatement, so at least I was somewhat prepared for what to expect from the Eos Warrior that just arrived at my mailbox last week.  Even being so prepared, however, I found it difficult to contain my excitement over getting yet another God and Titan inspired enchanted warrior to fight against the Gorgon Horde.

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While Helios is the Greek Titan representing the sun, his sister Eos is a “titaness” or goddess representing the dawn.  It makes sense for the two siblings to work together in order to provide supernatural help to human kind.

Like the Helios Warrior, the Eos Warrior is produced with a fantastic translucent orange hue which I can only explain as “blood orange”.  It’s a distinctly different, more vibrant color than the translucent orange blank and creates this look that truly feels representative of solidified flame.

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I was pretty amazed at how similar this female figure is to her male counterpart, from the figure’s base color, to the rich candy apple red of the armor, to the Phoenix logo on the torso armor as well as the shield itself.  They even come with the same accessory compliment.

Like the Helios Warrior, this figure is vibrant and striking, immediately standing out on display among even other colorful offerings.  There is an exceptional punch to the color contrast, resulting in a spectacular looking aesthetic that truly feels handed down from the Gods.  As with every figure we get from Boss Fight Studio, the construction, articulation and design are spot on, each color choice nearly perfectly complimenting another, and pairing the Eos Warrior next to the Helios Warrior just creates this perfect book end experience and I enjoy having them as additions to the Spartan/Gorgon conflict.

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If anything I wish Boss Fight had dipped into more supernatural entities like Poseidon to reflect other environments.  Of course, there are blanks available to do this for anyone who truly wants to…

Accessories

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The Eos Warrior comes with a nice variety of accessories, with the Amazon torso armor, skirt, and leg armor and the same Gorgon/Amazon gauntlets that most female warriors come with.  She also has three separate swords (the same ones that Helios Warrior came with) and a great Phoenix deco shield.

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Eos Warrior looks spectacular and comes with some really great accessories, almost perfectly complimenting the Helios Warrior’s look and feel.  I love the colors, love the concept and really like how this figure came out.

Available for sale now at BossFightShop.com!

Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Anakritis Gorgon

Available for sale now at BossFightShop.com!

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Throughout the past year we have received several different types of Gorgons with many different paint decos, so it seems only appropriate that the last release of Greek Mythology figures contains a pair of new Gorgons, and a pair of really striking new Gorgons at that.

The Anakritis Gorgon is based on the pattern of a neon Garter snake with some excellent, vibrant colors and an intriguing pattern across the surface of the snake’s skin.  Without the armor, this very cool pattern continues along the flesh of the creature underneath and creates a very cool aesthetic.

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Released with the “screaming” Gorgon head, the Anakritis is developed as an interrogator of sorts, a sinister member of the Gorgon Horde, colored in an excellent shade of blue and red.  I love the way the two colors compliment each other on the skin, both exposed and hidden behind the armor.  Certainly, the Boss Fight folks have limited tooling to currently work from, so repaints are prevalent, but the difference between how Boss Fight handles repaints and other, more mainstream companies do, is that Boss Fight really digs into the reason and purpose behind the repaints and puts together some terrific deco choices, so even repaints feel fresh, appealing, and new.

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One word of caution – if you’re tempted to remove the gauntlets from the Anakritis’ arms, use a hair dryer or heat gun and be very careful.  Mine were able to be removed fairly easily, but they did cause some paint wear on the forearms underneath.  Nothing drastic, but something to watch for.

Accessories

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I’m glad Boss Fight went in a different direction than the typical sheath, sword, helmet, shield for their accessory compliment, however these particular Snake Blades did end up a little warped out of the package.  Far from a deal breaker, and these weapons seem to be the only ones that suffer from that occasional malady, but I did want to mention it.  I really love the vibrant metallic color shade of the blades and the shield, which contrast nicely with the flat almost stone texture of the armor and Gorgon skull helmet.

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I’m on board for whatever Gorgons that Boss Fight Studio decides to produce, and the Anakritis is no exception.  I love the way the bright colors work off of each other, I like the back story, and the accessories are decent as well.  This figure builds upon the existing base of Gorgons well, but also stands apart on its own quite nicely.

Available for sale now at BossFightShop.com!

Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Serpentess Order Gorgon

Available for sale now at BossFightShop.com!

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Even as Boss Fight Studio revealed their first Gorgon releases, many folks were asking them about the potential for an “albino” variation of their sinister snake sisters.  Well, it took until the very end of Series 01, but they came through in a huge way with the Serpentess Order Gorgon!

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But this isn’t just a plain white albino deco.  This is a clear example of why the Boss Fight Studio designers are the best in the business.  They could have decoed up a pale white figure and be done with it, but instead they worked in a very pale pink hue and created this astounding pearl-like color scheme that is just phenomenal.  I can’t quite explain the effect of the deco of the snake skin, but it looks as if it’s crafted from the surface of a valuable jewel with this slight hint of pink and a gloss that is unlike much of anything that I’ve seen on an action figure before.

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This slight pink color is offset amazingly well by the translucent purple armor, gauntlet and Gorgon skull helmet, which offsets the pearl sensation of the underlying body in such a way that the figure looks almost ephemeral, which completely backs up the excellent storyline crafted around this character.

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According to the bio, the Serpentess Order Gorgons are nearly mystic, with the ability to speak or understand any language, raise and commune with the dead, and produce venom that imbues the same mystical powers upon those who drink it.  The Serpentess Order is fascinating from a story standpoint and spectacular from a design standpoint.  It truly is an almost flawless combination of two key components of action figure development.

Accessories

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Along with the terrific paint scheme, the Serpentess Order Gorgon has wonderful accessories.  I’m a big fan of the long swords, and she has two of them in terrific crystaline color schemes, which follows the backstory of her using crystal armor and weapons as part of her mystical nature.  The transparent nature of her armor and helmet is really beautiful and with the shimmering white flesh underneath it, we have a very spiritual looking figure.  Great, great accessories to go along with a spectacular figure.

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I can’t say enough good things about the Serpentess Order.  She has a great backstory, an astounding and understated paint scheme, and terrific overlay of fun (and functional) accessories.  This is just about as good as it gets, folks.  Pick her up!

Available for sale now at BossFightShop.com!

Amazing and unexpected Boss Fight Studio Reveals at ToyArk.com

We’d heard this week that Boss Fight Studio was planning to reveal some intriguing new Vitruvian HACKS items at the upcoming New Jersey ComicCon (today in Cherry Hill, NJ) but today ToyArk.com revealed a lot more than I think many folks expected!

The big surprise was the announcement of Blind Bag Mini Kits, which are accessory sets designed to compliment and enhance the existing Blanks line up!  The mini kits will be sold in Blind Bag format and will be available in red, white, and black colors and provide parts for Rodents, an Anubis, Crustaceans, a Robot, Boxers and “The Old One” which is similar to Cthulhu.  It’s safe to say all those little hints Boss Fight have been sending out in recent months through their various social media platforms were clues to this new line.

Of course we also get some fantastic new images of the upcoming Wave 1 of the Series 2 Fantasy line from Vitruvian HACKS and wow, these look even more incredible with every new batch of images we see.  Images shown were of the Female Elven Archer, Cave Faerie, and Male Knight.  These figures are quite simply some of the most gorgeous action figures I’ve ever seen in any scale.  Truly astounding.

Last but certainly not least, we also get a look at boards for the upcoming Bucky O’Hare line featuring Bucky himself and Jenny!

Looking at these reveals, it’s impressive to think about the sheer volume of product that Vitruvian HACKS has given us in essentially one short year, and they certainly don’t look to be slowing down.  We should be seeing more of these fun sets at NJCC today and hopefully more information about release dates and such will be coming soon.

Make sure you check out ToyArk.com which has a TON more images than I’ve mirrored here.

Surprise! Kokomo Toys Exclusive Vitruvian HACKS Atelis Warrior Pre-Order Launch!!

A fantastic Saturday surprise today as Kokomo Toys has announced an unexpected Vitruvian HACKS pre-order for the “Altered Amazon” Atelis Warrior!

Ever since the line launched fans and collectors have been clamoring for some kind of Gorgon “foot soldier” and the folks from Kokomo and Boss Fight Studio have delivered!

The Pre-Order is now live on eBay and figures are expected to ship within 30 days!  That’s right, this great looking army builder is right around the corner.

Go hit up the Kokomo Toys eBay Store right now and slam down a pre-order, I can guarantee these will not last long.  The previous Kokomo Toys Exclusive Elite Amazon is already fetching big dollars on the secondary market.  Don’t miss out on this one.

This fantastic exclusive brought to the fans by the great folks at Kokomo Toys! Check out their great Facebook Page to stay up to date on all the latest news!

GeneralsJoes Reviews Vitruvian HACKS Berzerker Gorgon

When Boss Fight Studio spontaneously announced the release of their Berzerker Gorgon, I was thrilled and immediately placed my order.  Boy am I glad I did!  The figure arrived late last week and has been updated to VitruvianFACTS.com already, and now I’ve got the review posted on the Vitruvian HACKS Review Page!  Check it out or click the link below directly.

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Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Berzerker Disciple Gorgon

Available for sale now at BossFightShop.com!

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Ever since the majesty of Medusa was first revealed, G.I. Joe fans everywhere have been dreaming of a male figure build with the snake tail for…well, for reasons.  With their seventh wave of Vitruvian HACKS figures, Boss Fight Studio has delivered, and what’s especially nice is that they’ve delivered a pretty damn cool action figure in its own right to boot.

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Ever since first reading the biographies for Eurayle and her Disciples I became extremely interested in that element of the Gorgon universe.  Devoted human soldiers under the hypnotic trance of one of the Gorgon sisters seemed like a really intriguing twist on the infamous Medusa mythology.  With very cool pale green skin tones and some great weapons, I ended up buying a few of the Disciples and love where that story is going (especially with Achilles’ release in Wave 6).  The fact that Boss Fight Studio bumped up production of their male lower-torso (initially slated for release with the Naga Serpent in their Fantasy series) to work it into a Series 1 release is really awesome from a fan point of view.

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The Berzerker Disciple Gorgon is a figure that works exceedingly well in many different ways.  The various shades of green throughout the figure compliment each other flawlessly and put together a strikingly beautiful look.  Familiar light “Disciple” green along the belly, embraced by a much darker, vibrant green at the edges makes for one heck of a nice looking Gorgon.  He’s got the bald Blank head with a two-toned green deco that further emphasizes his “berzerker” nature.

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I’m happy to see that the articulated snake tail works to perfection with this new male lower torso and the entire figure feels like it was designed this way from the beginning, from head to toe…err… tail.  Construction, deco, and character concept are all terrific.

Accessories

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The Berzerker Disciple Gorgon doesn’t come with a ton of weapons, but what he does come with makes for a fascinating combination.  He has two separate sheaths, which ends up in a great cross-strap look across his bare chest (he doesn’t come with armor) and the darkened Gorgon skull helmet sets it all off nicely.  He comes with two short swords dipped in venom and looks like an excellent fast attack, lethal trooper.  I really like what he’s got.

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To say I was excited when Boss Fight announced the early release of the Berzerker would be a wild understatement.  One might say I went “berzerk”.  He’s a fun, intriguing figure with some unusual accessories and for the first time since Wave 4, a newly tooled part included (with the lower torso).  Great, GREAT figure and a nice compliment to my already growing horde of Gorgon villains.

Available for sale now at BossFightShop.com!