Boss Fight Studio Takes Highly Articulated Character Kit System Concept to Kickstarter

Boss Fight Studio is taking to Kickstarter for funding of its Vetruvian H.A.C.K.S. line of action figures.

H.A.C.K.S. or Highly Articulated Character Kit are 4-inch base figures featuring a minimum of 17 points of articulation. Although the figures come fully assembled in the package, they’re designed with the customization in mind as heads, torsos, limbs and accessories are interchangeable from figure to figure. Boss Fight’s first series of H.A.C.K.S. is based on a Greek Mythology theme and dubbed Vetruvian H.A.C.K.S. If you’re familiar with art history, you’ll recognize the name Vetruvian from Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing titled Vitruvian Man.

Boss Fight is asking for $75,000 in backing for the H.A.C.K.S. campaign, which runs until July 11, 2014. The Boss Fight Studio team has decades of experience in the toy industry working on lines such as Star Wars, Transformers and G.I. Joe and expects the Vetruvian H.A.C.K.S. figures to ship in Februrary 15, should they meet their funding goal.

For more information about the Vetruvian H.A.C.K.S. project or to learn how you can back Boss Fight, visit the Vetruvian H.A.C.K.S. Kickstarter campaign page.

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  • This look incredibly interesting and is a real experiment. If this catches on then we might soon see really nice exclusives. I like Kick-starter but if your going to pay into it you should get something back and not just a small chance- the figures are $25 each and really the company is relying on people funding there own money to actually produce them. The figures are quite good and the line looks good but the content looked a little flat not really diverse and it would soon start getting boring. One or two figures would be good as novelties but after a while it would just were out. I also would prefer a bit of a backstory to them or a book/ comic. Will you report if they meet there goal?

    • This is actually a brilliant campaign. I met one of the gentlemen on the team when he was with Hasbro and he is amazingly passionate and dedicated. He created some of the most amazing G.I. Joe figures Hasbro has ever done and I have no doubt if this project gets funded, this team will go on to amazing things. They understand collectors because they are collectors. They’re more than half way to their goal!

      • Well if there passionate it has a good chance of succeeding and doing well or it might end up being too much- More repacks and repaints for example. Do you think the next series will be Egyptian or Roman? or will it just be Greeks? If they are made – and I see them I might pick up a few just to have them around as background characters but otherwise my wish list is: Boba Fett (TBS 6″), Captain America, Black Widow, Falcon, Game Of Thrones and Firefly (when it’s released). Do you know of the Marvel figures and do you collect them?

        • Looks like fantasy and space adventure are the next assortments they have planned. They have some illustrations on their site of what I’m assuming they’re working on for those lines.

          As for Marvel figures, I just received the Guardians of the Galaxy 6-inch wave 1 figures, which I’ll be reviewing next week. They look pretty good from a quick first glance, but I’ll have a better feel for them when I take them out of their packaging over the weekend.

          • I am going to check them out because I didn’t know they provide the designs to Hasbro for the Black Series Line. Ah can’t wait but I was meaning for you to explain the lines and what’s out there. Again maybe this could be done as an article as I don’t know anything other than SW.

          • This is the first line the Boss Fight team has worked on and are offering. So this will be their starting point. The designers are all former Hasbro employees who worked on some of the biggest and best lines out there like Star Wars, G.I. Joe and Transformers. The team is very passionate about what action figures a few of the guys I’ve met are huge collectors. I’ll see if I can reach out to them and maybe do a write up about them and the Vetruvian line.

          • Sorry didn’t upload initially.

          • Ah Had a look around on there site and it all looks pretty good. Please do a rewrite up of the line. So I found that Boss fight work for Hasbro on TBS line but is that all they do? I’m a little confused by this as I thought Hasbro do everything. Image courtesy of Yakface .com

    • Looks like they’ll not only make, but will exceed their goal. They’re just shy of their required funding and still have 37 days left. Great for them!

      • Kick-starter always does quite well and the projects do better than expected most times. For Fan films and the like it’s a great way to get funding from people who actually care about the finished product. I think more series will be produced like this in the future for stuff like Star Trek because there isn’t a series at the moment and the films aren’t that good. I hope it does well.

  • They are former Hasbro employees / contractors. They are also commissioned by the G.I. Joe Collectors Club to do the sculpts of the club’s convention and subscription exclusives. Hasbro does not do everything in-house. They do, at times, commission work to contractors. From what I know, the Yoda blueprint was done years ago. In fact, the person who did it didn’t think it was going to ever get produced because of how long ago it was done.

    • Ah I understand. Maybe do an article about how Hasbro is run? They also did the blueprint for the Mara Jade figure. May I ask how you know?

      • I’ll see if I can get one of the Hasbro guys on here in the future to do a video. Maybe I can pull them aside at one of the show to explain the production process. Most of us that have been collecting for a long time and attending the conventions and fairs have been fortunate to have met and been in contact with the some of the team at Hasbro.

        • Yes please do. I’ve only been collecting for a while now and I would like to know how figures are actually made and produced.