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.

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AFP Free Stuff Giveaway: Warpo Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter Exclusives

I’m a big fan of independent toy makers, so when Talyn discovered Warpo Toys and their Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter campaign, I became a backer – there was no way to withhold my support of the H.P. Lovecraft creation that has inspired so much of the pop culture I love today. If Lovecraft, Cthulhu, or retro toys hit any of your buttons… well, the Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter closed in July.

But don’t you fret – our pals at Warpo are helping us give you a shot at the most exclusive figures from the Kickstarter campaign – the ones unlocked exclusively to backers when the campaign met its stretch goals! For the rest of the figures, The Professor, The Cultist, The Deep One, and Spawn of Cthulhu, you’ll just have to wait until Warpo announces where you can get them.

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Warpo Toys Reveal Lovecraft and Giant Cthulhu Stretch Goals for Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter

With two weeks remaining on their already-funded Legends of Cthulhu Retro Figures Kickstarter campaign, Warpo Toys has already received $100K in pledges, unlocking a translucent “conjured” Cthulhu and a high priest (a paint variant of the cultist) via two stretch goals. Now the fledgling toy makers have unveiled the two stretch goals that have yet to be achieved.

As Warpo shared with IGN, the remaining two stretch goals are H.P. Lovecraft himself (a head sculpt and paint variant of the Professor) unlocked at $140K pledges, and a 12-inch “Great Old One” version of Cthulhu unlocked at $200K. They’ve already said that the latter would be an add-on purchase, but if the pattern with the previous stretch goals holds, Lovecraft may be a free add-on to anyone pledging at the $90 level or up.

Warpo is asking fans to comment on the IGN article and to share the project via social media. Cthulhu commands it!

Four Days to Help October Toys’ Skeleton Warriors Kickstarter Hit Funding Target

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!

Warpo Toys’ Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter Campaign Funded In 3 Days

Warpo Toys is off to a strong start with their Legends of Cthulhu Kickstarter campaign. They’ve surpassed their funding target and first stretch goal, for a translucent “conjured” Cthulhu which will be exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign.

At over $80K pledged so far, they’re close to reaching their second stretch, which unlocks at $90K funding.

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