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Title: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Paul on March 13, 2014, 06:37 AM
Check out www.bossfightstudio.com and like them on Facebook as well. 

First up looks like a Greek Warrior (think more Achilles than 300)   

These are the former Hasbro guys that did a bunch of Joe, Marvel universe and Star Wars figures that many of us have in our collections.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jeff on April 16, 2014, 10:44 AM
Looks like Boss Fight Studios finally revealed the full first series of their 4" Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. = Highly Articulated Character Kit System

Sort of a blend between custom kits and SA figures.  The first Series has Athenians, Gorgons, Spartans, and more.  You can check out the pics here (http://www.toyhypeusa.com/2014/04/11/g-i-joecon-2014-boss-fight-studio-day-1/) and here (http://www.toyhypeusa.com/2014/04/15/boss-fight-studio-vitruvian-h-a-c-k-s-press-images-from-joecon-2014/).

I'll definitely be picking up a few of these I think.  Not sure I'll need all the Celestial/Statue variants, but definitely interested in checking out their kickstarter once it goes up.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on April 16, 2014, 08:56 PM
Yeah I love the concept...  I wonder what "eras" they may look into?

Or if they'll try complimentary stuff for other toy lines at some point? 

Love their stuff, it's really high quality looking.

BTW, tell me that tail on the Medusa/Gorgon character doesn't remind you of the articulation style to the VOTC Chewie's torso?  That's still some innovative work I marvel at when I look at that Chewbacca figure.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Greg on June 3, 2014, 07:54 PM
Boss Fight's Kickstarter has begun: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/813878470/boss-fight-studios-vitruvian-hacks-action-figures

Figures are a bit pricier than I would have liked ($17+) so I haven't pledged anything. I feel like I was able to get a lot more bang for my buck from Marauders, plus now other lines I collect have product shipping soon (Star Wars, Marvel, Walking Dead) so I'm much more hesitant to spend my cash. I'm sure I will eventually cave for one of each figure, but I doubt I'll army build some Greeks like I initially planned.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: JediJman on June 4, 2014, 01:14 PM
I would totally buy a set of these.  How does the pledge portion work?  Is that currently the only way to get the figures?  Cool stuff, but I found their site very confusing.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Greg on June 4, 2014, 03:11 PM
I would totally buy a set of these.  How does the pledge portion work?  Is that currently the only way to get the figures?  Cool stuff, but I found their site very confusing.

The Kickstarter is essentially a pre-order, in that you would pay now and (assuming the project gets funded; if it doest you don't pay anything) get the figures later. Each reward level is a different item, so if you wanted a single Spartan you would pledge $30 and select that reward. Then there is a seperate Fundafull site to purchase additional figures. If you don't want to pay up front Boss Fight's goal is to make nearly everything available thru a website later. A couple of the figures are exclusive to this Kickstarter though (bronze Spartan and "Celestial" repaints).
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: JediJman on June 4, 2014, 09:17 PM
What about the stretch goals?  It looks like the pre-curse Medusa was shown, but is not available with wave 1?  I'd like to get a few Spartans and the Medusa with and without legs, but not crazy about spending a ton for them.  I'd bite on the $30 Spartan if it meant I could for sure order legs Medusa.  Decisions decisions.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Greg on June 4, 2014, 11:10 PM
What about the stretch goals?  It looks like the pre-curse Medusa was shown, but is not available with wave 1?  I'd like to get a few Spartans and the Medusa with and without legs, but not crazy about spending a ton for them.  I'd bite on the $30 Spartan if it meant I could for sure order legs Medusa.  Decisions decisions.

It looks like if you want to purchase any additional items (including any unlocked stretch goals) during the Kickstarter, you have to pledge for at least the $115 one-of-each reward level. That's rather annoying and costly if you just want two or three figures. Considering the project is nearly funded and will most likely hit the $90k stretch goal for the Medusa, it might be more cost-effective for you to wait things out and buy what you want once they are offered up for regular sale online.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Dave on July 19, 2014, 10:55 AM
These look super cool.  Too bad Hasbro isn't still employing these guys to make SW figures.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on July 20, 2014, 09:41 PM
See how much this thing made?  They hit that $90k and then some. :)
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Greg on July 21, 2014, 01:29 AM
Yeah... so I splurged on this one. I went for the $500 "all-in" on the last day. I think there is something like 40+ figures including blank bodies. It was an irresistible deal!
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on July 21, 2014, 02:32 AM
My brother got in on it...  I don't know what but all I know is he said I can have some skeletons, and I like skeletons so that's cool.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: evenflow on July 21, 2014, 06:49 PM
I really wanted to but couldn't swing it. i got someone to get me a skeleton though to go with my skeleton warriors.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Greg on July 21, 2014, 10:46 PM
The skeletons look great, and I really want to army build them. I want to get one in-hand first though to make sure the final product is sturdy. I'd be somewhat disappointed if the skeletons end up like Hasbro's Battle Droids. 
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jeff on December 7, 2015, 09:39 AM
Remember these?  They have finally opened non-kickstarter pre-orders for the Wave 1 stuff.

http://bossfightshop.com/
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: JediJman on December 7, 2015, 12:44 PM
Remember these?  They have finally opened non-kickstarter pre-orders for the Wave 1 stuff.

http://bossfightshop.com/

These look awesome.  Stiff price point for just one figure though.  Any chance of a group/large order to bring down the cost?  Maybe a JD promotion will pop up...  ;)
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Dave on December 7, 2015, 03:47 PM
Remember these?  They have finally opened non-kickstarter pre-orders for the Wave 1 stuff.

http://bossfightshop.com/

These look awesome.  Stiff price point for just one figure though.  Any chance of a group/large order to bring down the cost?  Maybe a JD promotion will pop up...  ;)

I was bummed I missed out on the kickstarter for this.  Almost dropped a large amount for one of their higher investor levels.  I can't believe how long its taken to release these.

I too am still interested in these, but will have to be really selective at that price point.  Hopefully once they're released there will be better deals.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on December 7, 2015, 03:55 PM
$19.99 is actually pretty cheap.  It's not Hasbro afterall, so $20 for an SA figure with scads of accessories?  Color me shocked the price is that low, actually.  If you look at comparable lines around, that's not bad.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: JediJman on December 7, 2015, 05:52 PM
$19.99 is actually pretty cheap.  It's not Hasbro afterall, so $20 for an SA figure with scads of accessories?  Color me shocked the price is that low, actually.  If you look at comparable lines around, that's not bad.

Where else are you paying $20 for 4 inch figures?   ???  I'm not saying they are overpriced, but that price point is a little steep for my collecting habits.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on December 7, 2015, 06:47 PM
Acid Rain World toys, Hiya Toys Aliens 4" figures, Marauder Inc's military line (co-op with Bossfight)...  All these small companies cost that much pretty much, actually.  They're not Hasbro, like I said.   :-\  Acid Rain figs run up near $30 actually.  They're imports though too.

Hell, the skeleton is $13.  I'm impressed they're selling it that cheap.  Smart move selling it separate of any accessories though, to army build.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jeff on December 8, 2015, 12:04 AM
Where else are you paying $20 for 4 inch figures?

Acid Rain World toys, Hiya Toys Aliens 4" figures, Marauder Inc's military line (co-op with Bossfight)...  All these small companies cost that much pretty much, actually.  They're not Hasbro, like I said.   :-\

Ori Toy (Acid Rain World) and Hiya Toy (Aliens: Colonial Marines) are probably good comparisons.  Both of those make small production run, super-articulated 3.75" figure lines and both are a bit more expensive ($22-25 for Hiya; $23-28 for Ori) - though the higher part is probably due to being import/overseas.

I love the figures but I'm also in the $20 =  :( category.  I will probably pick up a skeleton and maybe one other for my Cantina.  They are really nice looking and exactly what a lot of collectors want (SA, nice deco, lots of accessories)... but $20.  It's a lot to ask for 3.75" figures.  :-\ 

Not that long ago, there a was an interesting article (http://pop-critica.com/the-four-horsemen-announce-mythic-legions-scale-change/?utm_campaign=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter) about a 4 Horsemen line that they converted to 6" since they felt fans would prefer a $25 6" figure instead of a $20 4" figure.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on December 8, 2015, 12:24 AM
Yeah, it's not been "fun" by any means, paying $20+, but if it's something you're into ya know?  I'd say though, given how little Hasbro's been putting out I personally want (or want much of) that it's been a little easier to move onto things I find interesting in other lines.  But $13...  They're really not that far off for similar quality themselves.  It's not that big of a jump to $20 at this point for good Hasbro 4" stuff. :(

I've often thought if they delivered basically a 4" Sideshow figure (not all softgoods, but all the extra hands, an extra head or two, extra belts/accessories, etc.), $20 wouldn't look quite so bad for Star Wars actually.

At $20 though not doing much army building or anything.  I dig the Vitruvian HACKS stuff but I'm not going to buy much of it.  A Spartan and a Skeleton are about it for me.  Possibly Medusa but probably not.  Right there, you're over $50.

And yeah, I've always attributed the Ori Toys stuff to the import status, same with Hiya though they barely crank anything out, either one, so again the price stings a lot less.  Not like every month they put out much.  The Laurel was the only vehicle Acid Rain got this year IIRC, and Hiya hasn't put out anything, yet, technically.  The 4 Aliens are from a year or two ago now.  The rest are still lingering on pre-order.

There's so little from the niche places, it's not too bad spread out.  Hell, these pre-orders have been teased for ages from Bossfight.  Feels like forever.

The Marauder Inc. figs are pretty pricey too and took a long while to come to fruition.

Was looking at the Marauder figs just now out of curiosity actually...  They're about $20 too if you get one with all the accessories.  You can get one with nothing for $13 though.  That's neat.  You can even get them without heads.  Weird.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: JediJman on December 8, 2015, 10:16 AM
I haven't seen much of that other stuff - had no idea there was a "premium" 4" figure market out there.  It's too bad - I really like these, but won't buy man/any at that price.  When you have people complaining about basic Hasbro figs moving from $7 to $8 and super articulated 6" figures for the same price, it's hard to stomach $20 a pop (plus tax and shipping to boot) for such a small figure.  I still might grab a few, but definitely won't be getting the full set or multiples for hundreds of dollars.  Too bad - if these were down in the $15 range I'd be comfortable buying more.

If any MN guys are planning to buy some of these, please let me know and maybe we can group order to save on shipping or something.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jeff on December 8, 2015, 11:19 AM
had no idea there was a "premium" 4" figure market out there.

Consider yourself lucky.  With the Hasbro slow-down the past few years, I found my way into the premium 4" market.  It is expensive, but there is some really, really awesome stuff out there if you go looking for it and are willing to pay for it.

If any MN guys are planning to buy some of these, please let me know and maybe we can group order to save on shipping or something.

I'm still trying to decide...  I think I need at least two black skeletons (Owen and Beru? :P) might need an accessory set to go with them... still trying to decide if I want a spartan, a gorgon or one of each.   :-\
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: McMetal on December 8, 2015, 11:22 AM
Yeah, the Legends of Cthulhu figures would be another good comparison. That started out as a Kickstarter campaign too and the 4 basic figures still hover around $20 each many months later. I didn't have a problem with it because they are very well done and I appreciate supporting toys from a property I really enjoy. But no question it would be hard to keep up with if they were cranking stuff out as regularly as Hasbro.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Dave on December 8, 2015, 11:54 AM
If any MN guys are planning to buy some of these, please let me know and maybe we can group order to save on shipping or something.

I'm interested Justin, but I'll be patient.  I'll be interested to see if they offer any bundles/deals once these are out on the market.

My oldest just read all of the Percy Jackson books and would dig a Medusa and some of the other mythological stuff.

I personally think the Spartans look cool.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on December 8, 2015, 06:40 PM
had no idea there was a "premium" 4" figure market out there.

Consider yourself lucky.  With the Hasbro slow-down the past few years, I found my way into the premium 4" market.  It is expensive, but there is some really, really awesome stuff out there if you go looking for it and are willing to pay for it.

Yeah, while I think people would go ape**** over half this stuff if they bought even one thing, it's a definite slippery slope then.

I've gone all-in on the Acid Rain...  I started out "no figures, only a few vehicles".  I now have 4 of the "Stronghold" vehicle, 2 Mk2 Speeders, 1 Mk1 Speeder, 3 Laurels, and all the figures but two, and multiples of most.  I also have the LE hand-painted "playset" (in the collector sense...  IE: glorified "scene/stand").  I don't have the exclusives to cons, which are highly limited and 90% are for overseas shows as it's an import Chinese line and only does SDCC in the states via their importer.

The line's expanding, but it expands slowly.  THe guy who created it pulls inspiration from quite a bit, and he does all the prototype painting himself I guess so the paint masters are ready.

Hiya is sort of similar but deals with licenses, and circumventing licenses in the US.

It's lots of awesomeness though.  I mean, I got the Hot TOys Snap Kit Aliens figures back in the day, and in a case they were reasonable.  Kind of what a good SW figure is today.  Those, also being imports, I'd assume would be a hefty mark-up now.  And the Hiya Aliens: Colonial Marines figures go amazingly well with those HT Snap Kit Aliens figures.  And Hiya is kind of sneaking around the Aliens license to make Aliens things, by putting it under the Aliens: CM banner.  It's all weird.

Bossfight is on their own doing unlicensed stuff for the US, so that's cool that it'll be a lil more affordable.  Enough I'll pick up a few of those I'm sure.  I'd like some skeletons, and at least one Spartan really.

I've been eyeing up Marauder Inc's figs too.  I mean they're really cool.  Skull deco baclava heads, customizability...  They're working on a woman figure now too.

There are other lines/companies too.  There's one for Forgotten Planet iirc which is US based, and make really nice figures, but for a property I had never heard of/had no interest in really.  Nice toys though.

Hell, they still make 1/18 airplanes/military stuff now and again, but that's now up to insane prices as they don't have big box retailer backing any longer.  The prices are probably fair (mostly modern stuff so I don't have interest), but makes a $20 figure look cheap.  :-X
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: evenflow on January 4, 2016, 11:57 AM
Have the kickstarter orders been shipped out yet?
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on January 4, 2016, 08:16 PM
I think it's getting close.  I don't keep super close tabs. 

Marauder's line of soldiers is shipping as my brother's arrived at my house (safer place to get stuff shipped to) and it looks insanely cool.  Wish there was a line of "tag along" Star Wars guys like this.  :-X  Like generic dudes you just add stuff too.

I like SW style articulation better over Joe style, but those Marauder guys look cool.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on June 2, 2016, 01:02 AM
My brother bigtime backed this kickstarter, and I gotta say, Boss Fight made some AMAZING stuff.  I opened the box (came to my house) and the skeleton may be one of the most finely engineered action figures I've ever seen, in every way.  Boss Fight knocked that figure alone out of the park.  I'm hooked and ordering a couple figures now.  I can't afford to go "all in" on this line but I'm definitely picking up 5 or so figures and a small skeleton hoard.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Paul on June 3, 2016, 11:49 PM
I got my box today and it is a great set of figs.  I can't wait for Series 4, Pirates!
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on June 7, 2016, 07:02 PM
I haven't kept up with the project like I should've...  Mostly via my brother really.  What are the Pirates looking like?  Is there a Roberto Clemente figure? :P

I was allowed to narf a skeleton and again, I say, probably the most finely engineered action figure, any line, any scale, I've ever seen in my life.  Proportionally it's incredible, and it's got articulation for days.  Even the wrists are ball-jointed...  on a SKELETON.  There's no room to work there but they make it work, and it looks perfect.  I guess some people aren't even realizing the wrists are ball jointed, it's so finely hidden.

I'm going to order up skeletons and do some deadies here and there.  Perfect figures for an Uncle Owen/Beru burned custom if you're so morbidly inclined too.

And to boot, the skeletons have these clear plastic bits so the armor and things fit them well, and not all loose/sloppy.  Also, a clear foot sleeve thing so the figure has a peghole to stand on a stand too.  Just awesomely designed, and the thought/effort is extremely intricate and mindful.  "Love" went into these.

I'm not much for ******** on Hasbro...  They're a big company with big problems.  And they can't do stuff like this anymore.  Not in China at least, and not for the pricepoints they are forced to hit by big retail.  The days of GOOD cheap figures may be over I guess.  But the days of GOOD figures are far from gone.  You can get them, you just have to pay now I suppose. 

I wish there was something akin to this for Star Wars.  There's the inability to reuse parts and things, so that's sorta where this hits a roadblock IMO, but man, they'd make some nice figures.  It'd cost way too much and would price out most people though.  I think it's clear it could happen, but it couldn't happen under Hasbro I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Dave on June 8, 2016, 12:46 AM
I'm pretty sure these guys used to be contract designers for hasbro. I thought I read that someplace. I think they might have done part of the saga line.

So hasbro *could* do it if they were willing to pay the design team and the manufacturing costs.  Hasbro has simply chosen not to do it to save money and hit a certain price point.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on June 8, 2016, 01:21 AM
Well that's what I meant...  Hasbro CAN'T do it because it costs too much to do figures like this.  Not to say I'm not buying $20(+) action figures, but for Hasbro that's not gonna fly, so it's not really possible for them because they have constraints these companies don't...  Then again these companies aren't looking at moving 100k of a figure either.  They would gladly, I'm sure, but also realize they're catering to the small market. 

But hey, at least the small market has something...  Tough to complain about that.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Dave on June 8, 2016, 10:42 AM
I haven't personally seen these figures yet, but they sound super cool.  I'll probably pick up a few in the coming months.

It is too bad that Hasbro couldn't do something awe inspiring like this with something like The Black Series Wal-Mart exclusive line.  Even bump it up to $20 a figure for a handful of totally awesome figures.  I would rather pay $20 for something sweet than $14 for the mediocre TBS WM figures with awful paint apps.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: JediJman on June 8, 2016, 05:25 PM
I haven't personally seen these figures yet, but they sound super cool.  I'll probably pick up a few in the coming months.

It is too bad that Hasbro couldn't do something awe inspiring like this with something like The Black Series Wal-Mart exclusive line.  Even bump it up to $20 a figure for a handful of totally awesome figures.  I would rather pay $20 for something sweet than $14 for the mediocre TBS WM figures with awful paint apps.

+1 on both accounts
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on June 8, 2016, 06:43 PM
I've often thought I'd shell out $19.99 if the figure was essentially a mini Sideshow figure (sans real cloth outfits...  capes I like, skirts sometimes, but not the thought of miniature entire outfits).  But imagine a Clone for an example, that had like 3-4 sets of hands with various poses to them (open hands, closed/weapon holding hands, pointing hands, etc.), every weapon and pack, possibly multiple headsculpts, and articulation set at a standard.

On a figure like the new Leia, where some of that doesn't make sense or whatever, she's maybe got a specialized large accessory or a few things even.

It'll sort of kill army building completely (well almost anyway).  It'd be so far niche though, and so off their idea of what "works".  But when you think about it, how much 6" is only selling to the niche?  Are kids giving that line a 2nd look?  Do they care at all about that?  Volume sales would still matter, but it has to matter less for that line than 3.75" at this point.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: JediJman on July 25, 2016, 12:58 AM
I finally broke down and ordered a big chunk of these after seeing more great reports from Toy Fair.  I nabbed Pre Curse Medusa, Underworld Warrior, Skeleton Warrior x2, Spartan Warrior x2, Cursed Spartan, Cursed Gorgon Sister, Amazon Warrior x2, Youngest Gorgon Sister, and a couple of blank bodies to try out.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on July 26, 2016, 10:41 PM
You won't be disappointed.  The Skeleton is still a bit of an action figure marvel to me.  So intricately well done/designed.  I'm amazed they squeezed out the articulation they did.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: evenflow on October 15, 2016, 01:52 PM
The only one i have is the Skeleton. It is a pretty awesome figure. I wish it was a little bigger though.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: JediJman on October 25, 2016, 05:44 PM
These are all awesome by the way.  Expensive, but totally worth it for the detail and articulation and accessories.  I'd pay $20 for SW figs without a complaint if they all turned out like these. 
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on October 25, 2016, 11:01 PM
As soon as payday rolls around I think I'm ordering up some Skeletons and humans.  Maybe a Medusa to go with them as a mini-collection.  I can't afford them all, but a nice assortment is definitely going to happen.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Dave on November 22, 2016, 09:58 AM
Finally got around to opening my figures this weekend.  Totally awesome, and it makes me kind of sad that this sort of quality can't make it in to the SW line.  Sure they're like $22 a figure, but holy hell are these sweet.  I'd love to see a step up from the WM TBS line where they make some core characters from each of the new movies with this level of quality.

My only gripe is with the skeletons.  I had a really hard time posing them and getting the ankle joints to bend right.  But the Spartan and Amazon warriors, and Medusa were so, so sweet.  That articulated snake tail on Medusa was a thing of beauty.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jeff on April 11, 2017, 12:57 AM
Pretty sure I am now officially addicted to both the Cursed Skeleton figure and the Warrior Skeleton figure.  Armored skeleton warriors make zero sense anatomically, but man are they awesome!

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C88Rb89XsAAVPHU.jpg)
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Dave on April 11, 2017, 01:28 PM
Oh man.  I didn't even realize they had another wave come out.  That skeleton warrior looks awesome and I'll have to make room for him next to his "naked" buddies.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jeff on April 11, 2017, 02:40 PM
I think my favorite is the Warrior Skeleton (in my pic), but the armor on the Cursed Skeleton is top-notch too -

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0862/6034/products/skeleton_actiontest_large.jpg?v=1468080937)
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: JediJman on April 12, 2017, 10:42 AM
That white skeleton with armor looks awesome.  I checked out the site and looks like a few new releases since I last ordered.  Not sure if I'm ready to order another big lot, but if anyone is planning to order figures in the near future and would wouldn't mind tacking on one these armored skeletons for me, I'd love to nab one.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Dave on April 12, 2017, 11:16 AM
That white skeleton with armor looks awesome.  I checked out the site and looks like a few new releases since I last ordered.  Not sure if I'm ready to order another big lot, but if anyone is planning to order figures in the near future and would wouldn't mind tacking on one these armored skeletons for me, I'd love to nab one.

I just ordered yesterday.  I'll see if I can cancel and add another to my order for you.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: JediJman on April 12, 2017, 11:18 AM
That white skeleton with armor looks awesome.  I checked out the site and looks like a few new releases since I last ordered.  Not sure if I'm ready to order another big lot, but if anyone is planning to order figures in the near future and would wouldn't mind tacking on one these armored skeletons for me, I'd love to nab one.

I just ordered yesterday.  I'll see if I can cancel and add another to my order for you.

That would be awesome if it's not too much hassle.  Otherwise I'm sure I'll be ordering more eventually.  Did you get all the figures or just select ones?  I'd love a full set, but they're just too pricey to go crazy on them all (for me).
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Dave on April 12, 2017, 11:19 AM
I just ordered a couple of skeleton warriors and passed on the rest.  Lots of cool stuff in there but I don't want to drop too much $$$ on this line if I can avoid it.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jeff on April 12, 2017, 11:23 AM
Did you get all the figures or just select ones?  I'd love a full set, but they're just too pricey to go crazy on them all (for me).

I would have loved a full set too, but couldn't justify that either.  I've got three Greeks (Spartan, Amazon, Achilles), three Snakes (Coral, Green Mamba, Berserker), and a bunch of Skeletons (White, Black, multiple Warrior, multiple Cursed).  Not a lot, but a nice sampling.

Looking forward to seeing what the Series 2 Fantasy stuff will bring...
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jeff on April 26, 2017, 05:23 PM
Looking forward to seeing what the Series 2 Fantasy stuff will bring...

Looks like Wave 1 of Series 2 will be going up for pre-order on May 1st (https://www.facebook.com/bossfightstudio/photos/a.349326705195186.1073741835.305261242935066/1220859524708562/?type=3&theater).

If you pre-order all four of the Wave 1 figures in the same order during the first month (5/1-5/31) you will receive a $5 gift card for future purchase.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on April 26, 2017, 11:46 PM
Really debating a couple Spartans, an Achilles, some Skeletons and Medusa.   :-\  $'s tight, but is it that tight right now?  Eh...  ugh.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: efranks on April 27, 2017, 01:25 AM
I've only picked up a couple of the current figures but I like the looks of that first wave of Series 2. I may order it. It may depend on whether or not Marauder puts up the full selection of their Valkyries line next week. I've been waiting on that since they first posted the torsos a month or so ago. If that goes up I'll probably spend my cash there instead.

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Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jeff on June 15, 2017, 03:21 PM
Ugh - I finally talked myself into believing I had enough Boss Fight skeleton figures and now they reveal this guy for Wave 2 of Series 2 -

http://news.toyark.com/2017/06/09/first-look-boss-fight-studio-series-2-fantasy-wave-2-255525

Let's hope I will be happy with just one...
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: JediJman on June 16, 2017, 11:46 AM
That looks incredible.  I'm sure Dave will want one too if we want to get a group order going. 
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Post by: Dave on June 16, 2017, 11:58 AM
Very cool.  I hadn't seen the reveal on Wave 1 of these fantasy figures.  The Anubis looks pretty cool too.
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Post by: Jeff on June 16, 2017, 01:06 PM
The Anubis looks pretty cool too.

If I had more time for customizing, I'd consider picking up that pack of accessory kits - some great alien fodder in there with Anubis, Crustacean, and Old One.  Hopefully I can find a way to grab one or two of the packs without having to buy the whole $85 box.

Still undecided on the Fantasy stuff.  I'm definitely picking up Knight of Asperity.  Still undecided on Wave 1 Knight of Accord, Orc and Elven Archer along with Wave 2 Mage dude.  Not interested in cave-bat lady though - def skipping that.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on June 23, 2017, 03:49 PM
HACKS skeletons are on sale for a while.

The wave 2 "fantasy" figures are looking awesome.  That wizard would make such a cool Old Republic Jedi.
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Post by: Jeff on June 28, 2017, 04:28 PM
Heads up - HACKS Series 2 Wave 2 (Lady Orc, Dark Elf, Mage, Knight of Asperity) will be going up for pre-order on 12AM (eastern) Thursday, June 29th.

HACKS skeletons are on sale for a while.

Probably glad that I missed out on the skeleton sale because of vacation, I probably would have picked up a few more for no good reason... :P
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Jesse James on June 29, 2017, 03:18 AM
Yeah I popped the bed on my budgeting this month or I'd have bought a few.  I had to pass. 

I really want some HACKS guys sometime but it keeps getting pushed aside for Hiya and Acid Rain.  Thinking I may change that for that mage figure in wave 2.  Probably time to put in an order for some wv1 then.
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Post by: Jesse James on February 19, 2018, 02:54 AM
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0862/6034/products/100106_Store_SPARTAN_v2_large.jpg?v=1480009354)

Not to draw any money away from any of the myriad of kickstarters out there right now, but...

Vitruvian HACKS Wave 1 stuff (Greek warriors/mythology stuff) is on sale right now through Boss Fight's store!  Enter PRESIDENTSDAY for 20% off which makes for a nice tidy way to pick up a Medusa, or some Greek Troopers you've been putting off buying.

https://boss-fight-studio-the-store.myshopify.com/collections/series-1

While there pick up instant dead Owen/Beru figures in buying a couple skeletons for $14.99 each too. :)

Seriously, the skeletons are awesome, but so are the rest of the figures.  My brother backed them all-in and I was able to mess with the figures before he came to pick them up and they're great quality stuff.  I ordered a couple Greeks and a Medusa tonight.  Not a lot but enough to have a spot on my collection shelves.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Dave on April 9, 2018, 01:37 PM
They've got a "Mighty Steed" Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/813878470/vitruvian-hacks-1-18-articulated-horses-by-boss-fi?) going.

Looks pretty cool.  I'm particularly interested in the Centaur kit.

I funded it at a moderate level, but may increase my support level depending on how many things get unlocked.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: efranks on May 18, 2018, 11:36 PM
I backed the Mighty Steeds Kickstarter. I backed at the Canter level and will be adding at least one more horse, if not two, later.

They changed things a couple times and overall, it seemed more complicated to pick a level for this than on the other Kickstarters I've backed. I haven't backed any of the other BF Kickstarters and I didn't look back at them to know if this is a thing with them. But I've backed two Marauder's offerings and never had a problem reading and figuring out the levels that fit what I wanted.

I was also disappointed that they added a horse, Goldie, part way into the campaign but didn't move up the elk or the Centaurs, which didn't unlock. Not knowing the behind-the-scenes workings on getting this line manufactured, and how it needed to be funded, it just seemed like they could have spread the creatures around more for a better chance at unlocking more varied things than just a couple standard horse repaints and tack and accessories that kind of don't go with the figures they've sold. The Australian modern tack and Western accessories were out of place. I'd have preferred an Elven tack kit and accessories. I get the Roman soldier stuff, it works, but man, all those unlocked accessories? Hoo...would I have liked those.

The only thing I really wanted out of that was the elk and unless they pull some serious shell game on the Backerkit and figure out a way to include that, or the Centaurs, the whole thing was kind of a disappointment for me. I will say that I'm pretty impressed with the Pegasus/Dark Pegasus sets and I will be getting those, but the what ifs on this one make me sad.

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Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Dave on May 20, 2018, 09:35 AM
I backed at the Canter level too and I also really wanted the Centaur. 

I'm hoping most of these things are already in the works and they find a way to make these more affordable to those that backed the kickstarter.  If they don't find a way to sneak in a few more options I think I'm going to end up feeling like I way overpaid, and thus I'm not likely to do this with them again.  I was too slow on the original HACKS stuff and was disappointed I missed out on some cool things, and now its the opposite.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Dave on March 27, 2020, 03:58 PM
Finally got these a couple of days ago.   If I would have known it would take two years I probably wouldn't have done it 

I bought a unicorn and pegasus for my 8-year old daughter because she loved this stuff.  Now at 10 she's not so interested. ::)

I got some other things too, and these look awesome, but it took a lot longer than their original Vitruvian HACKS stuff to come to market.
Title: Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
Post by: Brian on December 30, 2020, 08:07 PM
Iím veeeeery late to the H.A.C.K.S. party here, but got my very first Boss Fight figure this week, their Hero HACKS Zorro. I havenít gotten to crack it open and everything yet, but the whole thing looks amazing so far. I also have the Tarzan preordered, and I could see this being a rabbit hole too.