Boss Fight Studio at NJCC 2014 – Original Figures Incoming!

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For those that don’t know, Boss Fight Studio is a newly formed joint venture of former Hasbro employees which were responsible for some of the awesome figures we’ve had over the last several years. They’ve worked on G.I. Joe, Marvel, Star Wars, and Transformers while there. Currently they work as an independent unit and still contribute to Hasbro projects and other companies on demand. They are a great group of people, always pleasant to speak with and true fans proper.

They were in attendance at this past weekend’s New Jersey Collectors Con with a sample of their work, both produced and customs, to show what they can do. What we found exciting was the announcement of their own in-house action figure line. It looks to be 3 and 3/4ths size with tons of articulation. The Boss Fight crew were involved with the later modern era G.I. Joe figures, which many consider the pinnacle of 3 3/4ths action figure design. So, applying those skill sets to all original properties could lead to some kick ass results. They showed off an early prototype of a potential first figure – Spartan. Check out some pics of Boss Fight Spartan and examples of their work after the break!

You can find Boss Fight Studio online at their website, Twitter and Facebook

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  1. Joe Moore's Avatar Joe Moore says

    The sculpt on the figure looks great in person. They were really excited for it. I was talking to them a bit and, like a lot of fans, they're tired of the 5 points of articulation stuff too. They hinted at some cool stuff being done down the road, and not just the spartan figures, but a wide range of themes. Really looking forward to seeing what they have planned.

  2. Dragasses's Avatar Dragasses says

    clearly these fellows(and maybe ladies, I'm not a prick) have a vision. and...

    AND....yes, please, I'm in. when they figure out the kickstarter, I'm in. full. on. support.

    breath it in.

  3. Enigma2K2's Avatar Enigma2K2 says

    I wanna see that thing in different poses. The only thing I can complain about is the lack of a thigh swivel. Other than that, THIS is how you pique my interest in 4 inch figures. That thing has articulation that can almost match Marvel Legends.

  4. Tony_Bacala's Avatar Tony_Bacala says

    Im in too. Im not personally into the Greek / Mythical stuff, but I'll support it as they move forward so they can do other things .

    Personally, I'd like to see some robotic or future-tech military stuff. Not a G.I. Joe clone, something unique yet still military. Haloish I guess. And robits. Terminator/Robocop/BATS vs Halo/Gears/KillZone. Or something. One can dream.

  5. Tony_Bacala's Avatar Tony_Bacala says

    I just want a 10 pack of those stands, x10. Smaller footprint than Joe ones, not as small as the other ones out there, can stop buying loosies with the wrong names on eBay.

  6. r3v3n63's Avatar r3v3n63 says

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    Originally Posted by jeff117 View Post
    so she gets ankle pivot articulation and the guy doesn't
    Looks like he does to me.

    I'm real happy with what Boss Fight is doing so far. I'm a little iffy on the hip articulation but I want to see one in person before I get too judgmental. Really looking forward to this release.

    Edit: I saw a picture on their Facebook page that had the prototype posed a little and I am happy to say that the hip articulation looks like their take on the GI Joe T-bar. I don't know if that piece will be metal or plastic but it is one of my favorite (and in my opinion) best hip articulation system I've seen so far and to see Boss Fight use something similar has me excited more.

  7. protostar8 has no avatar! protostar8 says

    Hopefully they sell blank bodies too! I would love to get one of those to custom make a figure or two!

  8. r3v3n63's Avatar r3v3n63 says

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    Hopefully they sell blank bodies too! I would love to get one of those to custom make a figure or two!
    Quote taken from a Q+A posted earlier...

    Q: Will you offer blank versions of your figure bodies for customizers?

    A: That’s something we’ve talked about a great deal, and will likely be offered as a stretch-goal in our kickstarter campaign.

  9. Optimus Neeson has no avatar! Optimus Neeson says

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    Looks like he does to me.

    I'm real happy with what Boss Fight is doing so far. I'm a little iffy on the hip articulation but I want to see one in person before I get too judgmental. Really looking forward to this release.
    The male's feet rock back and forth. The female's feet rock side to side.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by r3v3n63 View Post
    Quote taken from a Q+A posted earlier...

    Q: Will you offer blank versions of your figure bodies for customizers?

    A: That’s something we’ve talked about a great deal, and will likely be offered as a stretch-goal in our kickstarter campaign.
    Uggh. This is a Kickstarter project? I was really hoping they'd launch at retail.

  10. RodimusVTS has no avatar! RodimusVTS says

    I think that the female figure's abs are a little too chiseled. Aside from that, the lack of thigh rotation, and the arm swivel being at the elbow, and not the bicep. They look good. I think that the guy should get ankle rockers too, but that's not that big of a deal breaker.

  11. r3v3n63's Avatar r3v3n63 says

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    Originally Posted by Optimus Neeson View Post
    The male's feet rock back and forth. The female's feet rock side to side.
    Are you saying the female has "rocker ankles" and the male does not? That would be unfortunate as I like that POA Hasbro has been doing lately.

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    Originally Posted by Optimus Neeson View Post
    Uggh. This is a Kickstarter project? I was really hoping they'd launch at retail.
    Could be or there is a possibility that they are using the Kickstarter to gauge peoples interest in blank figures. If you participate in the program you might get them before everyone else as part of a stretch-goal but they could make it part of their regular catalog.
    I was surprised they didn't decide to just do this outright since it's something customizers really want access to (and they claim to be customizers) so maybe they are guessing that a straight-up blank as their initial release wouldn't generate as much sales as a themed figure. I have faith in their vision for this line and I really think the blanks will get to the public regularly. I even think blanks on their own will outsell the themed figure line... As long as the figures are competitively priced.

  12. r3v3n63's Avatar r3v3n63 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RodimusVTS View Post
    I think that the female figure's abs are a little too chiseled. Aside from that, the lack of thigh rotation, and the arm swivel being at the elbow, and not the bicep. They look good. I think that the guy should get ankle rockers too, but that's not that big of a deal breaker.
    I've had some problems with the bicep swivel, on the Marvel Universe figures it works pretty good but most of the figs I've seen from that line are pretty much "nudes," characters in spandex. It's when you start putting gear on the bodies like GI Joe that the bicep becomes an issue; the bulk of the upper arm begins to compete with the detail of the torso or web gear making holding weapons 2-handed kind of an issue.
    But yeah, thigh rotation would be nice. It's something I think Joe figures are sorely lacking in.

  13. Optimus Neeson has no avatar! Optimus Neeson says

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    Originally Posted by r3v3n63 View Post
    Are you saying the female has "rocker ankles" and the male does not? That would be unfortunate as I like that POA Hasbro has been doing lately.
    I like rocker ankles in theory, unfortunately, Hasbro slaps them onto their figures careless. Most of their figures with rocker ankles look feeble when standing upright - either their feet point straight forward, or their toes point inward, causing pigeon toes, which doesn't look very heroic at all. If they would sculpt the shins to accept the rocker hinge at a slightly outward angle, that would fix the whole issue. With the traditional ankles, you can just turn the feet out by a small degree and give the figure a heroic stance.

    Another, less important issue I have with rocker ankles is that they're harder to render compatible when swapping feet out. The traditional feet can simply be pulled off and plugged into effectively any other leg with the same kind of hole. But rocker ankles have a concavity that is proprietarily sculpted for the specific leg they're meant to connect to.

  14. RodimusVTS has no avatar! RodimusVTS says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by r3v3n63 View Post
    I've had some problems with the bicep swivel, on the Marvel Universe figures it works pretty good but most of the figs I've seen from that line are pretty much "nudes," characters in spandex. It's when you start putting gear on the bodies like GI Joe that the bicep becomes an issue; the bulk of the upper arm begins to compete with the detail of the torso or web gear making holding weapons 2-handed kind of an issue.
    But yeah, thigh rotation would be nice. It's something I think Joe figures are sorely lacking in.
    This is why I'd actually make a combination bicep swivel, and elbow swivel by making the elbow swivel plug into a piece that goes through the bicep area like the old Spidey line Venom, and the classic Hulk from the old ML Fin Fang Foom set.

  15. Dragasses's Avatar Dragasses says

    that skeletal whip is pretty darn boss.

    this line is going to be like real nice.

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