Wednesday, June 4, 2014
TOY NEWS FOR 6/4/2014 - BOSS FIGHT STUDIOS - VITRUVIAN H.A.C.K.S. KICKSTARTER IS LIVE!
Ladies and gentlemen, toy and action figure collectors of all ages... This is the [most likely] the future of figure collecting.
With retail offering less and less quality, small scale action figures for the true collector, it will be projects and companies like this where we will most likely see quality action figures originating from.
These days, all we get are licensed figures from the most popular movies, TV shows, comics and cartoons. But, up until the mid 90's, a lot of toys licenses were created in-house by the toy companies themselves.
Popular toy lines like GI Joe, Transformers and Masters of the Universe were all created by their respective companies, not from the movies or cartoons most know them from.
Those days are long, long gone. Big box stores have dictated very firmly to the toy companies that they aren't interested in any figures that do not currently have major media support. This means that, for better or worse, toy companies aren't allowed to be creative anymore.
The 80's was the last era that saw a boom in the kind of creativity we've lost, with lines like Kenner's MASK, Coleco's Sectaurs, Revell's Power Lords, and Hasbro's many outsourced and reinvented lines like Battle Beasts and Zoids.
Toy companies' hands are firmly tied these days, and we're all suffering for it.
But, with Boss Fight Studios (and Marauders Inc's recent Marauder Task Force figures) we're beginning to see the doors open to a new era of figure collecting. A return to the creativity, ideas and artistry of the figures many of us grew up on. But it can't happen without our help....
This isn't a multi-billion dollar company like Hasbro or Mattel we're talking about here. These are the little fish and a massive sized pond. But, they're willing to give us something better than what we can find from the big guys that we've all relied on for so long. So, if we want to see (i.e. own) what Boss Fight Studios is offering us-- and all they'll have to offer us in the future-- it starts right here-- with us.
Without Kickstarter, these kinds of companies would probably never stand a chance. But now they do-- and a big one.
Go. Pledge what you can to this and every other amazing and worthy action figure start-up that comes our way. This is our future, and we're going to need to support it, or else we're soon going to find ourselves with nothing to left to buy/collect but $6, five-point articulated action figures.
You can find Boss Fight Studios' Kickstarter right here-- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/813878470/boss-fight-studios-vitruvian-hacks-action-figures