GeneralsJoes Reviews Vitruvian HACKS Wave 3

Now this train is moving…  I covered the first four figures (Wave 2) of Vitruvian HACKS carded figures yesterday and it was just a precursor to the great stuff in store in Wave 3.  I’ve already covered Black Racer, who was one of the Wave 3 figures, but the remaining three (Myrmidon Warrior, Leonidas, and Eurayle) are now posted on the Vitruvian HACKS review page!

Among these three figures is probably my favorite figure of the entire HACKS run so far… you may be surprised at which one it is.  Check out the reviews below.


Spero Toys Animal Warriors of the Kingdom set to launch shortly!

Word has started to emerge about a new upcoming action figure line called Animal Warriors of the Kingdom from Spero Toys!

They appear to be shooting to launch a Kickstarter soon and have started a press campaign featuring images from some of their initial release toys.  These action figures look to be humanoid animals, which is pretty much right up my alley, and are darn close to a 4″ scale.  They look to be highly articulated and pretty intriguing from a design perspective.

GeneralsJoes will absolutely be paying some close attention to these, and I’ll let you know as soon as the Kickstarter hits.  Meanwhile, check out some fantastic press photos below, and make sure you’re following Animal Warriors of the Kingdom from Spero Toys on Facebook for all of the latest updates.

Also, head on over to the Spero Toys website for some fantastic concept art and other goodies to take a peek at.

Great looking stuff!

Vitruvian HACKS – the reviews begin

It turns out the moderate lull in G.I. Joe news presents a great opportunity to focus on an obscure new toy line that I’m sure nobody reading this page has ever heard about…

I was fortunate enough to be able to get my hands on the second shipment of HACKS figures from my Kickstarter pledge… now seven days, nearly 800 images and 4 gigabytes worth of digital files later, the reviews can now begin!

My intention is to devote a day to each wave, then to the exclusives, then the accessory packs, blanks and skeletons.  I’m still working on these, so time will tell how successful I am at meeting that schedule, but I’m giving it the old college try.

Today, over on the Vitruvian HACKS review page, I’ve posted the full line up of Wave 2 carded figures, including Stheno, Underworld Warrior, Athenian Warrior, and the Green Mamba.

I’ve been friends with the folks in Boss Fight for many years, but I am trying very hard to look at these things through an unfiltered eye.  Hopefully I have some success.  Check out the reviews below and I look forward to rolling through this fun week of HACKS greatness!

Wave 2


Vitruvian HACKS Week Begins – Shipment Two Unboxing

Good morning!

Well, I’m kicking off Vitruvian HACKS week today, and the first celebration of the second shipment of Kickstarter product is a look at getting my product on

This video also features a look at my toy room and some wonderful British interludes by Chris from The Full Force.  Check out the unboxing video below, then keep watching, because the first HACKS reviews hit today!


Final Reminder – Capitol City Toy and Collector Show TODAY at 1:00pm!

New Hampshire, Massachusetts and all New England based collectors, please join me and a bunch of great G.I. Joe (and toy fans) at the Capitol City Toy and Collector show starting TODAY in Concord, NH at 1:00pm.

Boss Fight Studio will be in the house with Wave 1 and Eternal Struggle HACKS for sale, as well as a number of other great regional vendors.

Check out the flyer below and hopefully I’ll see you there!


GeneralsJoes Reviews Vitruvian HACKS Eternal Struggle

Just in time for the Capitol City Toy and Collectors Show this weekend in Concord, NH, I’m reviewing the Vitruvian HACKS Eternal Struggle 2 Pack!  This 2 pack is their travelling convention exclusive, meaning every time they attend a show, they’ll be offering the 2 pack for sale at the show and on!

Boss Fight Studio WILL be attending the show this weekend, so if you’re in the New England area, it might be worth making the trip.  Check out the show’s flyer below, and the direct links for the Eternal Struggle reviews below that.  Some great stuff coming out from Boss Fight Studio these days!




How to use the Vitruvian HACKS Skeleton Spacers

Now as the second batch of Kickstarter shipments are being received, many folks are getting their grubby mitts on the skeletons for the first time, and many of those same folks are looking at all those clear pieces of plastic in the bag and saying “WTF?”

I don’t blame ya!  There isn’t an immediate sign of what exactly to do with them, though Boss Fight has explained it in the past.

Essentially those little clear rubbery/plastic things are two different things.  They’re clasps for Skeletons to use the battle stand, and they’re armor spacers.  Basically, because Boss Fight sculpted the Skeleton so skinny (you know, as a skeleton should be) if you want to do cool things like put armor on, there needs to be something to fill that gap, especially with the armor from the male figures.

So, basically, you can set up the Skeleton like this:


If you enlarge that image you can see the two clasps that go around the Skeletons bony feet.  Those clasps have holes in them that hook to the pegs of the stand.

The four spacers can clip or slide onto the Skeleton’s limbs to add some “bulk”.

Now, keep in mind, the female arm bracers seem to fit the Skeleton fine WITHOUT the spacers.  If you want to use armor from the males, that’s where they come in handy:


In that picture above, I have spacers on the legs, which close the gap and keep the armor pressed tight so it doesn’t wiggle around.  The result is a much more effective fit and the skeleton becomes a lot more customizable.

As of yet I haven’t found any arm bracers that necessitate the spacers on the arms, but I’m sure something is coming, and kudos to Boss Fight for staying ahead of it.

Capitol City Toy and Collectibles Show – Saturday May 14th!

Attention New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New England collectors!  This Saturday, May 14th at 50 Bradley Street in Concord, NH is the Capitol City Toy and Collectors show, put on by BattleForce New England!

Join myself and fellow G.I. Joe and toy collectors from 1:00pm – 4:00pm with some great retailers, including Boss Fight Studio.

Because Boss Fight Studio is attending this show, they will also have the fantastic Eternal Struggle 2-Pack Travelling Convention exclusive for sale at the show and at this coming Saturday.

Check out the flyer for this great looking show below and hopefully I’ll see you there!


GeneralsJoes Reviews FSS Bullhorn and Inferno B.A.T.

It’s been a crazy month or so at GeneralsJoes HQ, including the receipt of the latest shipment of the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Figure Subscription Service.  1990 favorite Bullhorn and the COBRA Inferno B.A.T. have arrived and the reviews have now been posted.

You can check them out on the G.I. Joe Collectors Club Review Page, and I’ve also linked them below.  Video reviews are posted as well, which are also linked in the individual reviews, but also embedded below, too.


Generals Joe and Tell – Video Reviews for FSS Jammer and Pathfinder

It’s been a little while since I posted new YouTube video reviews, but there are a bunch in the queue that should be hitting over the next couple of weeks!

Huge thanks to Chris from The Full Force podcast for all of his help in putting these fun videos together, I hope you enjoy them.

More to come!

FSS Jammer

FSS Pathfinder