With the success of the first series of Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S figures from Bossfight Studios, the creators decided to switch up the setting for series 2. Since they already had skeletons, snake-women and gorgons in their line, it makes sense to shift into a fantasy setting. The line has human nights along with orcs, elves, fairies and the undead. One of the first figures in this series is Aspen, the Elven archer.
The package is in the usual style of this line. The package is collector friendly and the card art is excellent. As with the first wave, the figure is given a back story told on the card back. Told from the view of the same time travelers from the series one bios, they are exploring this alternate timeline that resulted from the Gorgon invasion. Aspen is a member of the Spring Guard, who patrols the Elven homelands against invaders. She is cautious, but friendly, freely talking to outsiders who do not pose a threat.
The figure is of a blonde elf woman, with pale skin and dressed in a leafy green outfit, as are all Spring Elf patrollers (the Autumn elves, those who hunt down threats external to their lands, are in a brown outfit.) The articulation is the same as the other figures in this line, with a good range of motion possible. Aspen’s hair is a separate piece and her ears are pointy, as one would expect from an elf figure. Her pupils are painted blue and there is some colour added to her lips. She’s got a large forehead, but overall, it is a pretty sculpt.
Removing her outfit, again we see the body is made in the skin tone plastic, with no paint save her underwear, which is more brief-like than the Amazons’ thongs. The two piece outfit is in two tones of green, with leafy details around the collar and the belt. The top is looped around the neck and the chest; you have to take off the head and torso to remove it. The skit works similar to the Amazons, where you take off the torso and slip it over the abdomen onto the hips. She has the loop on the back of the skirt to store a weapon.
As for weapons, being an archer, she comes with a bow and arrows. The bow is light brown with a dark brown grip. There is no bow string, but there are notches for those incline to add one. She comes with 5 arrows; each has a brown shaft, with metal grey tips on one end and feathers on the other. The feathers can fit in between the index and middle finger on each hand so Aspen can be posed drawing her bow. She also comes with a quiver that pegs into her back and can hold her arrows. It also holds two small daggers for close-up fighting. They hold in her hands well, despite being small. Her last accessory is another head. This head is blond with bigger ears than Aspen. You could use this head to army build your own group of Spring elves, if you so wish.
There is nothing more I could say about this figure that I have not already covered in the last two reviews. I like the fantasy setting for this line. There are not too many fantasy lines out there that are not Lord of the Rings related and none that are as posable. I hope to see a male elf figure in this line; there are male and female orc figures that have been released. I seen pictures of the male elf ranger (sporting colours of the old Paraley figure from the old LJN Advanced Dungeons and Dragons toys of the early 1980’s) but have not heard about a release date. Still the line has orcs, cave fairies and demons (with articulated wings), undead knights and dragon hunters. They are definitely worth checking out more.
All the Virtuvian H.A.C.K.S. figures are available through select online retailers, EBay or through Bossfight Studios themselves. They are priced from $25 USD (about $34 CAD) but prices can vary by site.
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This Review is for entertainment purposes only. I have not received anything from Bossfight Studios, Kokomo Toys, eBay or anyone else for this review. The item was purchased by me with my own money. All opinions are mine and any pictures were taken by me and are for review purposes only.