Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Update!

We’ve got another update regarding Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. from Boss Fight Studio!

Boss Fight backers!

There is a rumbling in the comments. We want you to know that we hear your concerns! Do not despair! We are working feverishly to get our product into your hands.

Due to a number of factors, our production was delayed before we even really got started. Rest assured that we are feverishly working to deliver these figures to your mailing address as soon as the necessary processes will allow!

You’ll remember that in August we showed you the first test shots of our figures as we moved, manipulated and contorted them in order to make sure that all their little bits and pieces are made EXACTLY the way they are supposed to be. In order to ensure that they can perform and be posed in all the multitudes of ways that you need, they have been tested and reworked. Small, but important, adjustments have been made to make sure the tail of a snake, the handle of a shield and the joint in the elbow of each and every figure are configured just they way they are meant to be.

With those changes sent back to the factory, we have reached the last leg of this extraordinary adventure. We know that it has been long awaited (if you think that it has taken a long time from your end, you should try being in our shoes), and sometimes different than we imagined, but the finish line is near and we are running full tilt into the winning circle. We are so grateful to you for hydrating us along the way and being there to cheer us on! This quest would have left us like Don Quixote had it not been for you.

We will have more fun things to tell you soon but we wanted to make sure that you knew we were thinking of you. You sit in all of our meetings and our conferences. You sit with us at every planning session. Our offices are filled with talk of the “Backers.” WE know how important you are and we want you to know how important you are to us!

Thanks, again!
Boss Fight Studio

Boss Fight Studio announcement discussion!

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Articulated Icons Update!

The Fwoosh provided more info, regarding the backer kit!

The Backer Kit is Almost Here… and More!


We know it has been a couple of weeks since we last updated you, but there has been a lot happening, and we have some exciting news!

First and foremost – we have been working tirelessly on the Backer Kit set up, and even though we have a LOT of pieces, we are currently finalizing the kit so we can send it out to all of our Backers. The last quality checks are being performed to ensure we have accounted for as many scenarios as possible, but things are looking very good, and we think you will be pleased with the amount of customization that will be offered via the Kit.

To go along with that Backer Kit, once we have the final template is in place, we are going to create an instructional walk-through video to help explain all of the features of the Kit. This way, you can see an example of how to change your pledge level, how to change particular items within your level and/or dollar amount pledged, how to add additional items via the Kit, or all of the above. While the initial Kickstarter pledge format is not particularly specific in terms of the actual items offered, the Backer Kit is, so we want to be as proactive as possible with helping to explain the process. All of our offerings will be made available via the Kit (including the Fwoosh-Exclusive Blue Shinobi), so be ready of a lot of options. Of course, we will be answering questions and sending updates while the Kit is live, but the video should be a nice, and hopefully, helpful, feature.

Look for the Kit to be distributed very soon. Our current goal is to have it done and ready to go by 11/6/2015, but if that changes, we will let you know. Plan on the Kit being available to customize for about three weeks as this will give several days for you to finalize your order, but also keep us inline with our factory and production timelines. We hope this advance warning and time frame will be plenty of time for everyone to make the needed preparations.

Along with our work on the Backer Kit, the good guys at Gentle Giant Studios are hard at work on creating the prototypes for our final three stretch goals: Solitaire, The Temple Guard, and Kickstarter Exclusive Translucent Smoky Ninja. Be on the lookout because we might have some pictures to share of these pieces in the not too distant future!

So, we are working around the clock on keeping everything moving, but get ready, the Backer Kit is coming – start planning now!

Thanks everyone,

Team AI

Articulated Icons discussion!

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The Fog of Dreams by Justin Bell on Sale!

If you haven’t heard, Justin from GeneralsJoes wrote a book, called The Fog of Dreams, and it’s on sale for $0.99!

Werewolves do not exist…at least that’s what GenTech wants you to believe. Secretly working with the National Security Agency, the world’s largest genetics research company develops genetic manipulation techniques that turn ordinary men into vicious creatures! But William Strickland is no ordinary man. When he gets caught in GenTech’s clutches, he’ll stop at nothing to bring them down and find his missing family.

Mom always told you there’s no such thing as monsters…she was wrong.

  • Captivating novel that stretches the boundaries of what it means to be human or animal
  • An immersive and action-packed thriller
  • The suspense is matched only by the fast-paced action
  • Intense action set pieces carry Fog of Dreams along at a rapid pace!

>>>Military action, the highest of stakes, and a man desperate to find his missing family

What happens next? Buy the book to find out!

The Fog of Dreams discussion!

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NJCC Update!

The New Jersey Collectors’ Con is November 8, and DESTRO of HISS Tank has the details!

New Jersey Collectors Con Fall Show Is Sunday November 8th
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

The door prize announcements will start at 9AM and conclude at 3:30PM with our last door prize announcement.

– 9AM Early Bird Coffee Mug Darth Vader
– 9AM Early Bird Coffee Mug Spider-Man
– 9AM G.I. Joe ARAH Rock ‘N Roll Gentle Giant Jumbo Figure
– 10AM Transformers Combiner Wars Devastator Early Bird Mega Door Prize
– 10AM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Gator Raider With Death Metal
– 11AM GigaPower HQ-03 Guttur (Metallic Version)
– 1PM Mega Bloks NYCC 2015 Exclusive Grab Bag Full Of Halo And Call of Duty Sets
– 2PM G.I. Joe ARAH Snake Eyes Gentle Giant Jumbo Figure
– 3PM Force Awakens 6″ Black Series TIE Fighter
– 3:30PM Transformers Combiner Wars Devastator Mega Door Prize
– 3:30PM NJCC Custom Giveaway Dreadnok Death Metal

The Fall NJCC 2015 features a huge dealer room for Transformers, Marvel, G.I. Joe, DC and 80’s to current pop culture merchandise! NJCC is an action figure toy collector focused event. MARAUDER GUN RUNNERS will be our Toy-Action Figure focused Industry guests and Joe Del Beato will be out featured 80’s comic book artist who has worked on so many of the major brands we love and collect.

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con

NJCC discussion!

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Coming Soon! Marauder Task Force Pins and Patches!

The Marauder “Gun-Runners” announced that they plan to offer patches and pins of the Marauder Task Force insignia!

WOW! We were OVERWHELMED with requests for metal pins, embroidered patches and t-shirts with the MTF “skull & knife” logo! You want it, you got it! We’ll soon have the items available for those interested!

Marauder Task Force pins and patches discussion!

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New Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Test Shots!

Boss Fight Studio released new photos of their Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. test shots!

Hi Boss-Fighters!

Don’t want to waste space with a lot of blah, blah, blah, when we’ve got some killer sample shots to show you! Check out these pics of us putting the test shot samples through their paces as we work with the factory to make sure the quality on these guys is up to snuff!


Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. test shot discussion!

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Marauder Task Force

Marauder Task Force Valkyries Update! Wave 1 Remix Figures Shipping Soon!

The Marauder “Gun-Runners” posted an update regarding the estimated shipping date for the Marauder Task Force wave 1 repaints, which I call the wave 1 remix figures!

Hey “814 Valtaskers”

THANK YOU to those that completed the Backerkit registration! For those that have registered & paid for your add-on items, we NOW have “locked” in what you ordered. If you ordered any of the “new” color versions of the MTF figures (Brown Terra-Ops, Orange Hazard-Ops, Gray Tech-Ops, Yellow/Green Strike-Ops and Yellow Shock-Ops), we plan to begin shipping those orders within the next 7 to 14 days. The target was to ship in October, but we kept the backerkit registration open longer than originally planned and also had some last minute color adjustments to the final production figures.

REMINDER….if you have NOT registered OR if your payment for your Backerkit add-on items was declined, PLEASE correct & update your info IMMEDIATELY. If you don’t register or complete the payment process, we can’t ship your order.

Thank you again for your support!


Marauder Task Force Valkyries discussion!

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IDW Solicits – January 2016!

IDW Publishing released the solicits for their January 2016 G.I. Joe books!


G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #223: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 5

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Stephen Mooney (c)

The Sleepers Awaken! COBRA’s covert agents, situated all over the world, activate and prepare to bring about the Cobra World Order. G.I. JOE scrambles to take them down—but it may just be too late!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #223: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 5—Toy Cover Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • COBRA’s sleepers rise up—and enact the COBRA WORLD ORDER!

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #224: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 6

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Stephen Mooney (c)

Snake in the Grass! Just when G.I. JOE thinks its safe, COBRA reveals another layer to the Cobra World Order, as a close ally is revealed as a traitor. Can G.I. JOE survive this betrayal?

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero #224: COBRA WORLD ORDER Part 6—Toy Cover Subscription Variant

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant (a) • Adam Riches (c)

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:

  • G.I. Joe cannot escape the true grasp of the COBRA WORLD ORDER!

Classic G.I. JOE, Vol. 17

Larry Hama (w) • S L Gallant, Ron Wagner (a) • Chris Madden (c)

Larry Hama picks up the original storyline from G.I. JOE: A Real American Hero. Iceberg and his team are sent to the North Polar Icecap while Mainframe and Joe Colton battle against Firefly and Crystal Ball. Also, Flint, Lady Jaye, and Heavy Duty face an elusive and long-thought dead foe. Collects issues #166–175.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 244 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-506-8

Bullet points:

  • The original Real American Hero storyline continues!

January solicits discussion!

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814 Valtaskers Update!

The Marauder “Gun-Runners” posted an update for the 814 Valtaskers!

Backerkit Registration CLOSING and details about BONUS 814 Valtaskers pins & patches!

Hey  “814 Valtaskers!”

There are LESS than 2 days left for you all to complete your Kickstarter Rewards Backerkit registration.    For those that have already registered, thank you!  For those that have not, please provide your shipping info and item selection (if you are 24 item or 50 item levels) NOW.   If you don’t register, we won’t know where to ship your items OR know what you want in your package.

We have had Marauder Task Force Valkyries “The 814 Valtaskers” embroidered cloth patches AND metal pins made for our backers that are getting SHIPPED packages.

If you are getting 2 packages (one with the NEW color male MTF figures shipping this year),  your patches & pins will be in the first package.  If you are only getting ONE shipment, you will get your patch & pin with your female Valkyries shipment next summer.    If you are only getting one package next summer and want your patch & pin NOW, we can ship the patch & pin to you..IF you send payment to cover shipping ($3 for domestic and $8 for international).   Just let us know.

Thanks again for your support!


Marauder Task Force Valkyries discussion!

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