Kickstarter Monday: Vitruvian HACKS Packaging / Paint Masters and Gothitropolis Ravens Production and Shipping Update

It’s been a while since I checked in on the two largest action figure Kickstarters, and things are progressing well for both. Vitruvian HACKS hit every planned stretch goal and then some. Now the team at Boss Fight Studio is moving forward on the designs for the additional figures. On the Raven front, the Four Horsemen have had some delays, but are closing on on shipping to backers.

I backed both of these projects in a big way. Maybe I went overboard, because I definitely don’t have space for everything – but it’s good to see things moving along nicely for both.

Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Action Figures by Boss Fight Studio – funded on July 11, 2014

In two of the last few updates, Boss Fight Studio shared artwork and packaging from James Griffiths and Troy McKee (shown above) and paint masters for the Amazon and Leonidas, two of the figures that were added via stretch goals. One thing I am not clear on – the packaging artwork shows an Amazon, but the copy is for Medusa. I’m not sure if this is intended to be generic artwork, or if the Medusa copy was used as a placeholder. I have vague recollections that the intent was to have specific artwork for each figure (like G.I. JOEs) but that might be wishful thinking. I’ll have to double check.

Gothitropolis Raven Action Figure by Four Horsemen Studios – funded on August 12, 2013

It’s been a long road for the Ravens, which were initially estimated to ship back in March of this year. But after some delays to ensure quality, the Horsemen are very close to shipping these out to backers. A couple of their last updates have focused on the mass production of the figures and their journey to the United States. The factory pics (they have a lot more in the production updates) are very interesting – there’s such an amazing amount of work done by hand. And their last update indicates that the figures have landed on American soil, which means it could just be a few more weeks before they go out to backers.

Hopefully they don’t get held up – the Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter project has talked about a potential delay due to worker slowdowns at ports in California.