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.
With two other action figure campaigns running in parallel on Kickstarter, the Skeleton Warriors project by October Toys needs your help. With four days remaining in its campaign, they are about $14K and change away from hitting their $45K target. With Kickstarter projects, it’s all or nothing – if you don’t get enough pledges to hit your funding goal, the project does not move forward.
In case this is your first time hearing about the Skeleton Warriors, the proposed toys are a revival of the Skeleton Warriors cartoon from 20 years ago. The figures will be 3.75-inch scaled, the first of which will be super-tall Baron Dark, the skeleton big bad at 5-inches tall. The figures are Glyos-compatible, and there’s also special reward tiers that include an exclusive “Skeleden” – part skeleton, part Pheyden – designed by Matt Doughty of Onell Design.
The other two campaigns, Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. by Boss Fight Studio and Legends of Cthulhu by Warpo, have both surpassed their funding targets and are working on hitting stretch goals. So give October Toys a kick and let’s make it a trifecta for action figure projects on Kickstarter!
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.
If you’re not headed to NYCC, then you’ll get your chance at the StoreHorsemen.com. That is, if there’s stock left over from members of the Power Lords Fan Club, who will get first dibs when these go online – if you are into Power Lords, then the fan club is the best bet for getting your hands on the exclusives. So consider this fair warning – I would be surprised if the Four Horsemen extend another Power Lords exclusives pre-order, like they did after Power-Con.
POWER LORDS EXCLUSIVES AT 2013 NYCC!!
2013 New York Comic Con! Onell Design’s booth – #102! Saturday, October 12th 1pm to 4pm! Power Lords: Ggrapptikk Grunts figures! Two versions! Extremely limited supplies! Poly-bagged, stickered and numbered! $13 each or both versions for $25!
The first variant figures to be released of the Power Lord’s fan favorite character, Ggripptogg, these two Ggrapptikk Grunts feature multiple points of articulation as well as modular playability via the amazing Onell Design’s Glyos “pop & play” system! Each comes with his massive Mega-Mace also featuring Glyos compatible modularity. If you remember the Power Lords: Power Solder & Elite Solder that were shared exclusives for the 2013 Power Con and Store Horsemen from a few weeks back, then you know that you need to get to the Onell Design booth early or you’ll miss out!
The Ggrapptikk Grunts will be available for purchase at Store Horsemen.com a couple days after the end of the 2013 New York Comic Con on October 13th at 3pm, but ONLY if there’s remaining stock left after the Power Lords Fan Club members 48 hour pre-sale window. Power Lords Fan Club members also get 10% off the purchase of these figures through StoreHorsemen.com ONLY. To join the Power Lords Fan Club, just go to http://www.StoreHorsemen.com/
The Four Horsemen have sold some test shots of their retro reboot line of Power Lords, but the first actual production figures will debut this weekend at Power-Con. There’ll be two Power Lords to pick up – regular and elite versions of the Power Soldiers.
The Glyos compatibility will add to the playability of this line – I’m sure folks with other Glyos figures will enjoy adding parts with human features and proportions.
Not going to Power-Con? Don’t fret – you’ll be able to pick these up at the Store Horsemen this upcoming Monday, the day after Power-Con has concluded.
FOUR HORSEMEN ANNOUNCE TWO AMAZING POWER-CON / POWER LORDS EXCLUSIVES!!
FROM FOUR HORSEMEN TOY DESIGN:
“Here are a couple shots of the Power Soldiers we’ll be selling at Power Con during the show and on Store Horsemen the Monday after the show. Each fully articulated and Glyos compatible figure will be 4″ scale, will come in numbered poly-bags, will come with both the staff and rifle, and will be $10.00 each with no limits on amounts purchased.”
For more information on Power-Con which will be happening September 14 – 15, 2013 at Torrance Marriott South Bay on 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, California 90503 follow this link: