SDCC 2014: Four Horsemen Plan to Follow Gothitropolis Ravens with Mythic Legions Kickstarter

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It’s been a long road traveled for the Four Horsemen’s highly successful Gothitropolis Ravens Kickstarter project, and the finish line is in sight. I talked to Cornboy at Preview Night, and although it was tough going, working with three separate factories to get through the pantographing to tooling to painted prototypes, but the 4H are very happy that the quality of the factory samples is meeting their exacting standards.

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Boss Fight Studio’s Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. is the Most-Funded Action Figure Kickstarter, and They’re Not Done Yet

Last night, Boss Fight Studio’s Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Kickstarter project surpassed $315K funding, achieving two big milestones. First, the project unlocked all the original stretch goals for the project, including a fully-articulated skeleton figure and a unique Spartan, Stonefist the Gorgon Hunter. And second, the project became the most-funded action figure project in Kickstarter history – no small feat, considering the biggest one to date had been last year’s Four Horsemen’s Gothitropolis Ravens campaign.

To keep up the momentum, Boss Fight added four more stretch goals, and then another three when those started to be unlocked. If all stretch targets are met, there will be three more skeleton color variants, three variant accessory packs, and a unique Amazon. Of course, that’s another $50K to cover to hit the $400K mark – but with that $500 All-In reward getting better and better, would you be surprised if they made it?

Funding for Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. closes at 7:52PM PDT tonight.

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Kickstarter Monday: Legends of Cthulhu and Vitruvian HACKS Ending This Week; Four Horsemen Show Ravens Paint Samples

Lots of excitement for action figure fans in this Kickstarter update. Two funding campaigns are closing this week – Warpo’s Legends of Cthulhu ends on Wednesday, July 9, and Boss Fight Studio’s Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S.  ends Friday, July 11. Both are already funded and will proceed. Now it’s just a question of how many stretch goals each will unlock before the closing bell.

Meanwhile, the Four Horsemen provided four massive updates on their Gothitropolis Ravens project, which was funded back in August last year – 55 pics of paint samples from the factory.

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Four Horsemen Gothitropolis Raven Test Shots Look Amazing

While the Four Horsemen refer to these as the “first” test shots, the more accurate way to describe them would be as the first test shots after earlier looks at the Gothitropolis Ravens revealed problems with scale and detail that required retooling. I don’t recall if this was part of the earlier acknowledgement of the issues, but this latest update discusses a move to a new factory for the fix.

There are a couple of shots of the upcoming figures with the Scarabus, the previous figure from the Gothitropolis Fantastic Exclusive line – while it could be the perspective of the photos, it still looks like the Raven may be a little undersized. But what is undeniable is that the detail and articulation of the figures looks great. The Four Horsemen provided 32 pics in this update, so enjoy!

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Four Horsemen Announce Delay to Kickstarter Gothitropolis Ravens – But Looks to be Worth It

We’d heard from the Four Horsemen that there were some issues with the sizing of the Gothitropolis Ravens and were expecting some delays to come from that. They’ve just announced that they expect it to be about a 2 month delay. Originally targeted at March, this would mean May at the soonest.

I continue to be very bullish on this project – the 4H have always striven to deliver quality products, and when they’ve had missteps they’ve corrected them. While I’d love to have my ravens now, I’m happy to wait for them to get it right. They’ve shared a ton of pics – it looks like they’re making great progress.

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Truth by Combat – a Seventh Kingdom Epic by Superdadd2 and Izdawiz – PowerLords.com

I just love fan-created stories depicted by action figures. Sure, the Four Horseman have said that Superdadd2 and Izdawiz’s epic isn’t Seventh Kingdom canon, but that doesn’t stop it from being a hell of a lot of fun. Check it out!

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Superdadd2 is the kind of collector who believes that action figures should see tons of play. Over the years, Superdadd2 and his sons have used action figures to create both comic strips and stop-motion movies. His sons have gotten good enough at this that one of their stop-motion movies won a $10,000 prize.

The Never-before-seen “Truth By Combat” comic photo strip featured below is classic Superdadd2. He delights in mixing and matching various figures from numerous unrelated lines to tell a story. It’s important to note that the story in the photo strip below (written by fellow Four Horsemen Fan Izdawiz) is in no way Seventh Kingdom canon and has not being approved by the folks at Four Horsemen Toy Design.

via The First Fantastic “Fan Fare” Figure Feature: Focusing on Fan-Created Fun For Fans, by Fans! « Power Lords Return.

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