After a somewhat long hiatus from the review game, I’m more than happy to jump back into things with a review for Frankie The Unicorn, the first Mighty Steeds offering from Boss Fight Studio that I’ve gotten my grubby hands on.
As one might expect from the toy wizards at Boss Fight, it’s pretty amazing.
I’m not sure who was looking forward to these more– me or my ten year old daughter.
Thankfully I convinced her to let me play— err… review this one even though it’s been mostly living in her bedroom.
Along with their shipment of the Mighty Steeds Kickstarter figures, Boss Fight Studio also unveiled a surprise Steed – Frankie the Unicorn! I was thrilled to see this, because I realize the Boss Fight crew has several thousand items to gather together and ship from the Kickstarter and any opportunity to get my greedy hands on one of these Mighty Steeds is a good one in my book!
Many folks have been asking about Frankie and how he differs from Sara Francis, which was a Kickstarter exclusive.
Sara Francis and Frankie look very similar on the surface, but Frankie has silver hooves and horn (where Sara Francis has gold) and Frankie has a teal shine over his white coat where Sara Francis is more purple.
But forget all that — how is this Mighty Steed?
Pretty fun, all things considered. Granted I don’t have any tack or any creature kits yet so I can’t speak to some of the cool stuff I’ve been looking forward to like wings, armor, and saddles, and just focus mainly on the base horse itself. To put it simply, this thing is a marvel of engineering.
The sculpting of the horse is simply magnificant with the intricate muscles, veins and even visible underlying skeleture throughout the magestic looking creature. The articulation is subtle, yet exceptionally functional, providing a wealth of posing options that look great standing still or in motion, without the visible joints totally disrupting the flow of the horse’s sculpt.
Even the spot where the lower torso connects to the neck (which is removable so the piece can be added to provide recepticles for wings, etc…) is sculpted almost flush to the rest of the body, providing very little disruption in the look or feel of the creature.
The mane and head all work really well, too, and in the unicorn’s case, the layered horn looks really awesome in either gold or silver.
In Frankie’s case, the paint work is truly exceptional. There’s the immediately evident stuff like the vibrant rainbow mane and tail and more understated silver hooves and horn. But where this creature really shines is the subtle teal overspray which adds some excellent color to an otherwise plain white horse that truly gives the unicorn a more magical look and feel.
Frankie the Unicorn is a spectacular introduction to the Mighty Steeds line from Boss Fight Studio. I find myself even more excited and eager to get my hands on the rest, and I think once I get the tack and creature kits, my love for this new segment will only increase.
Frankie the Unicorn is now on sale on BossFightShop.com and the rest of the Mighty Steeds should be coming along soon. As usual Boss Fight has absolutely knocked this out of the park and I can’t wait to get my hands on more.
The folks from Dream Concept Studios have posted near final production sample images for the upcoming Zombie Lab figures that Kickstarter backers are awaiting, and so far so good.
Zombie Lab, designed in conjunction with Boss Fight Studio using HACKS compatible parts and articulation are pretty much what you’d expect for action figures with Boss Fight involvement. All sorts of bad ass. Check out the images below and make sure you’re following along with all of the updates via the Zombie Lab Facebook Page.
The bad news is I don’t have any centaurs yet! Come on, everyone, let’s make one final eight day push and get some of these terrific stretch goals under our belts. I needs me Kawiki the elk, I needs me some Knight tack, and some Knight of Asperity tack and I NEEDS ME SOME CENTAURS.
Well, and this.
Who doesn’t need their own Rainbow Unicorn?
Seriously, between me and my eight year old, we are fired up about this Kickstarter, and I’m hoping everyone else is getting that way, too. So much cool potential not just now but in the future for more creature sets if the interest is there for this one.
Please hit up the Kickstarter and throw some support its way there’s a ton of awesome stuff still to be unlocked.
This spring’s New Jersey Collectors’ Con has come and gone, and there were a ton of great reveals from the folks at Boss Fight Studio. While we’ve already seen some sporadic images from the show floor itself, over on ToyArk they’ve posted some insane galleries featuring all of the new figures that were shown. I’ve mirrored a small selection of their images below, but you can hit up ToyArk directly to see over 100 images of these great looking items!
This includes figures tentatively scheduled for Series 02, Waves 04 and 05:
Half Orc Mage
Along with this, several great images of Bucky O’Hare figures were shown as well, including the previously unknown Stealth Deadeye Duck and Aniverse Bucky O’Hare releases!
Some more details were shown about the upcoming Mighty Steed Kickstarter, scheduled to hit this month, including the apparent inclusion of Aspen’s Elk!
Finally, we got a nice look at the Hellhounds, an upcoming product release from Dream Concept Studios, the folks who brought us the Zombie Lab Kickstarter not so long ago.
Man, I’m really digging the looks of those Hellhounds!
Lots of cool stuff revealed at the show, and if this is what the independent toy scene is looking like these days, I’m cool with G.I. Joe being off retail shelves for a little while. Check out ToyArk.com for even more images than what I’ve shared above.