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.
New Kickstarter project marks the move to 6-inch scale
Marauder is best known for their work in the 1/18 or 4-inch scale. They’ve been in business for about a decade and have produced a lot of weapons and accessories for military figures, like G.I. Joes. Last year, they raised almost $250K on Kickstarter for the Marauder Task Force, a 4-inch scale action figure line featuring a modular system that allows for a lot of easy customization. (Boss Fight Studio, the group behind Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S., designed and sculpted the figures.)
For their latest project, their fourth on Kickstarter, Marauder is returning to weapons and accessories, this time for 6-inch scale figures. One pledge level is for six weapons (4 unique rifles, a pistol, and an RPG) that would be an instant arsenal upgrade for a Marvel Legends Punisher, for example. Another pledge is an army builder pack (4 each of AK-47s, M4s, and commando rifles), great for if you want to give your AIM or Hydra agents some conventional weapons.
Marauder is known for their attention to detail and accuracy, and the weapons will be modular and customizable, via options that will be made available as stretch goals. They are looking to raise a modest $14K, and already have 28 stretch goals planned. To support this project, visit the Marauder GR 1:12 Scale Gear for 6 inch Action Figures project page on Kickstarter. The funding period closes on May 4. Thanks to @almostahermit for the heads up on this.
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.
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.
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.