Two action figure campaigns launched on Kickstarter yesterday. A few hours after posting our teaser for Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. project, Boss Fight Studio got the green light from Kickstarter and opened up the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. campaign. And shortly thereafter, October Toys took their campaign for a Skeleton Warriors revival live. It’s pretty cool that in times when the big toy companies are having trouble getting licensed product to retail shelves, small independents are able to utilize the crowdfunding channel to get their products to collectors.
Boss Fight Studio’s Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Action Figures – campaign ends July 11
Skeleton Warriors Glyos Compatible Action Figures – campaign ends June 23
There are several similarities between the campaigns. Both feature fantasy-based action figures in the 3.75 – 4-inch scale. The HACKS (I’m getting tired of typing in all those periods) figures will feature non-licensed Greek warriors and Gorgon adversaries, while Skeleton Warriors are a revival of a 90’s cartoon that spawned a line of figures from Playmates. Both feature interchangeable parts. HACKS will implement a new system of articulation and construction that will allow a lot of customization within the Boss Fight Studio products as they expand. Skeleton Warriors leverages the Glyos system from Onell Designs, allowing mixing and matching with the wide array of figures that already exist. Both feature relatively modest funding targets and lots of interesting stretch goals.
We hope you’ll consider supporting both these projects and the independent toy makers behind them. Thanks!