One of my favorite stops at San Diego Comic-Con is the with the Four Horsemen, the folks behind the scenes on some of our favorite toy lines like Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Classics and now Thundercats. I spoke with Eric Treadaway about their own line of toys, Mythic Legions, which launched on Kickstarter as the most-funded action figure project of all time, surpassing the previous reigning champs, Boss Fight Studios’ Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. and their previous Kickstarter for the Gothitropolis Ravens.
We also got to touch on their continuing work with Mattel, on the DC Comics Multiverse and Batman v Superman 6-inch lines. And of course, Thundercats!
The Four Horsemen had previously announced they would be releasing a pair of their Kickstarter Gothitropolis Ravens variants with Action Figure Xpress at San Diego Comic-Con. With this update, they shared the good news that the exclusives would also come with accessories. AFX’s exclusive, the translucent Decimus Hrabban, will include a similarly decoed battle pack. Like the add-on for the Kickstarter project, the battle pack includes an alternate screaming head, a helmet that fits both, and a saber. The Four Horsemen’s exclusive, the Golden Eagle variant, will sport the colors of the US Navy and come with the American flag cape accessory included with the Kickstarter Golden Eagle.
Both are priced at $35 and will be available at the AFX booth (#3345) at SDCC starting on Preview Night. Happy Con!
These two Kickstarter campaigns are already past their funding stages, but there’s still exciting developments for this week’s Kickstarter update. Boss Fight Studio was at G.I. JOE Con this weekend, but before they left for the show they gave us a first look at one of the most highly anticipated figures of the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. campaign. And while the Four Horsemen previously completed fulfillment of the Gothitropolis Ravens and are now ramping up for production on Mythic Legions, they have revisited the former and are making two variant birds available through Action Figure Xpress.
The Four Horsemen have a booth at Toy Fair for the first time this year, and with the bulk of the show behind them they were admittedly a little weary. But mention of the Mythic Legions Kickstarter campaign quickly got them animated again.
As we approach the end of the first week of the campaign, they are approaching 2/3rds of their funding target. To put this in perspective, funding for Mythic Legions passed the threshold for their first Kickstarter, for the Gothitropolis Ravens, in the first three days, but the target for this campaign is much higher – $140K versus $65K. They’re pleased with the progress thus far.
When I talked to them at San Diego Comic-Con last year, they were leaning toward a 4-inch, Glyos-compatible line, similar to their line of Outer Space Men. Because I’m more of a fan of 1/12 scale, I was pleased that they ultimately settled on Mythic Legions being a super-articulated 6-inch line, which will mean these figures will stand side by side with Gothitropolis and Seventh Kingdom figures.
Will the Four Horsemen be able to catch lightning in a bottle a second time on Kickstarter? That’s up to you!