Review: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S Series 2: Orc Conqueror- Female Strategist

The Orcs are Coming. @BossfightStudio Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S Orc Conqueror- Female Strategist.

Orcs have always been a mainstay in modern fantasy settings. From Sauron’s army in Lord of the Rings to the ones in World of Warcraft, orcs have always been a force to be reckoned with. Bossfight Studio’s Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. is no exception. Series 2 brings us their take on Orcs with figures such as the Orc Conqueror- Female Strategist.

Packaging

In the Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. lore, female orcs are less numerous than their male counterparts, but a revered for their increased intelligence. Often acting as strategists, the females often direct the battle through influencing the male leadership.

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Figure with default head, club, and shield

The figure uses a green female buck with molded on brown pants. The armour is gold and uses parts from the Amazon Archer V-H.A.C.K.S. basics figure, The lower belt piece/faulds are similar to the one that same with the Elven accessory pack, with the side parts being removable. Weapon-wise, she has a gnarly club, a battered shield and a crude dagger. Rounding out the accessoires is the usual second set of hands and the Bossfight stand.

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Armour is removable.

The figure is well made, with th accessories fitting well. As I get used to this line, I find that the female are pretty sturdy overall, with no breakage with my figures so far. The orc figures in this line are great with male and female versions available in green and blasted land red. There is some part reused but it is done well and keeps the cost down. I just with the female figure can with more accessories or more alternate heads for army building.

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Alliance versus Horde?

The Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Series 2 Orc Conqueror- Female Strategist is available through the Bossfight Studios web store or various online retailers and eBay sellers. Prices and availability may vary.

L to R Aspen, Orc Conqueror, Amazon Archer.

This Review is for entertainment purposes only. I have not received anything from Bossfight Studio, Kokomo Toys, eBay or anyone else for this review. The item was purchased by myself with my own money. All opinions are mine and any pictures were taken by me and are for review purposes only.

Review: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S Series 2: Knight of Accord – Soldier or Order

FIght against the Forces of Darkness with the Knights of Accord, from @BossfightStudio and VItruvian H.A.C.K.S.

What can I say about Bossfight Studio’s Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. figures that I haven’t already? Series 2 is definitely my favourite with the fantasy theme and unique characters. The bios on the back of the packages help to set up their world. This time I am looking at the Knights of Accord, humanity’s last line of defence against the forces of chaos.

Figure in Package
Back of package

The bio tells us that the Knights of Accord are in a weakened state, with most of the high-born leadership falling in an ill advised crusade into the Blasted Lands. Still, the are the largest force in the land and try to keep order and protect the lands, despite not having enough people.

First Tray

The figure is of a human male knight, decked out in silver armour with gold accents. He has a dark grey shirt and pants under his armour. He has a belt with a blue loin cloths draped down for colour. He has two silver and gold pauldron which attach to his shoulders . He also comes with two helmets, one open face with wings on the side and on that can use two different visors. To increase customization, he comes with three heads, one on the body and two extra in the package.

Second tray

Weapon-wise, he comes with a fair bit. He comes with a sword and scabbard, which attaches to his belt. He has a shield, done in a blue, black, grey and gold design. Lastly, he has a hand axe, which is not as intimidating as the one the Knight of Asperity has, but it still looks nice. Rounding out the package is the usual Bossfight Studio stand and an extra set of hands for the figure.

The base figure with the default head
Armoured up with round helmet and visor.

This is a very nice figure. He is made well, the parts stay on well and there is a lot of room for customization. The extra heads make it easy to army build. The amount of accessories does add value to the figure. All the “knight” figures seem to share the same mold, so it is nice that there is so much details on each offering.

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Third head, with Knight of Asperity and Fantasy Blank Knight with alternate Asperity head and weapons from Knight and Kings Character Creator Kit (sold separately)

The Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S Series 2: Knight of Accord is available at the Bossfight Studio web store and various online stores and eBay sellers. Check their website for availability and price.

This Review is for entertainment purposes only. I have not received anything from Bossfight Studio, Kokomo Toys, eBay or anyone else for this review. The item was purchased by myself with my own money. All opinions are mine and any pictures were taken by me and are for review purposes only.

Review: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S Series 2: Knight of Asperity – Chaos Agent

The evil Knights of Asperity roam the land in Series 2 of Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. from @BossFightStudio

One thing that is a staple in any modern fantasy series is the evil, mystical and/or undead knight or army of knights that plague our heroes. The Lord of the Rings had the Nazgûl; the Prydain Chronicles had the Horned King; and the Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones) have the White Walkers. Bossfight Studio’s evil army in their Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Series 2 are the Knights of Asperity; knights dressed in black, some bearing painted skulls on their faces and some with skulls for faces.

The work Asperity means harshness of tone or harshness of conditions. This is reflected in the actions and origins of these knights.

The file card on the back tell us that the Knight come from the Blasted Lands; a desolate area which surrounds Mount Olympus, tying this in with the Greek/Gorgon war from series 1. The Knights attack anyone and everyone, murdering most people in villages and taking those who survive back to the Blasted Lands for an unknown reason. They bring destruction, famine, pestilence and death everywhere they go.

Not someone to encounter after dark…

The figure, similar to Lord Vehemous, has sculpted on armour, with pieces like leg guards and shoulder pads being removable. The body type is shared with at least the Knight of Accord, the V-H.A.C.K.S. foot guard and the blank fantasy knight figures. He has all the standard articulation you find in this line. The head he has on is a while skull with some black shading. He has red dot for pupils in his eye sockets. The skull is nicely detailed, with accurate fissures on the skull where the different bones meet.

Figure comes with a lot of accessories

For accessories, he comes with a lot. In the tray with the figure, he has two helmets,; one with spikes and wings on the side; and a more plain helmet with an attachable visor (though I had a hard time getting it on.) It should be noted that care should be given when placing on the winged helmet. The spikes are a bit sharp and can hurt when pressing the helmet down on the figure’s head. Lastly, he has an alternate head. This head is human, with a skull design painted in red on his face.

A. LOT.

Below this tray is another with his weapons. He gets a large axe, a shield with a dragon design, a sword and a scabbard for that sword. The scabbard has a peg that can fit in a hole on the figure’s belt. Alternatively , you can plug the scabbard in the hole in the figures back. It is not as secure but it does work. Of course he has a stand, which comes in a baggy with a set of alternate hands and leg guards that plug into the side of his legs.

The spikes are really pointy
Alternate human head

Overall, this is an excellent figures. The only issues I have is that the plain helmet’s visor was difficult to get on and make it stay on and it does not seem to fit either head well (it fits the skull head slightly better.) The spiked helmet is infinitely cooler so I will be displaying it with that one. The numerous accessoires and alternate head makes this figure great for army building (with either multiples of this figure or a blank knight body with one of the heads and maybe an accessory pack.). It is a great figure to have display on your shelf with similar figures.

The second helmet does not fit well on the human head. It is a little better on the skull one.

Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Series 2 Knight of Asperity can be purchased at select online retailers, through eBay and from Bossfight Studios’ own store. Look online to find out more. I purchased the figure from Kokomo Toys through eBay.ca.

This Review is for entertainment purposes only.  I have not received anything from Bossfight Studio, Kokomo Toys, eBay or anyone else for this review.  The item was purchased by myself with my own money.  All opinions are mine and any pictures were taken by me and are for review purposes only.

Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S Series 2: Lord Vehemous, Dragon Cult Priest

With a face like that and a moniker like “Lord Vehemous,” how can you not trust him?

The Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. series seems to have moved on from its Greek myth roots and into a fantasy setting. Besides the elves we’ve seen, there are human faction, both good and evil. With a name like Lord Vehemous, I bet you can tell what side this figure falls on even without reading the back story.

As for the back story, Lord Vehemous is a War Priest of the Dragon Cult. The believe that dragons are gods and deserve, nay, demand our worship. They embibe on dragon’s blood to gain supernatural powers and stamina. The price they pay is some hideous deformities. The bio also mentioned Stheno and the Gorgons, so the events of series one still affects this one. I really would like to find a sourcebook for all of this to fill in the gaps.

Lord Vehemous is a human male figure decked out in a greyish armour with brown pants and brown belt with around his waist. The armour is sculped on so it is not removable. The is built similarly to the female figures where he can separate at the torso, by which you could remove the belt. There are holes at the side of the belt to attach accessories (more in a minute). The articulation is the same as the other human figures, but he is a bit more bulky due to the design.

As for accessories, he comes with a lot. He has a sword, a dagger, sheathes for both, a large mace and a spell book as shown in the picture above. The sheathes for the dagger, sword or the chain on the spell book can be stored in one of the two holes in the belt. EH also has extra hands and the standard stand.

But that’s not all! He comes with a wicked looking horned helmet, molded in the same colour as his armor. He also has a morning star, which can swing freely on a chain. There are also fur trim bits and caplet that you can plug into the back. Lastly, he come with a alternate head a skull with a distinctive scar. On his regular head you can see the same scar in the same place. An after effect of the dragon’s blood, I assume?

Lord Vehemous is an awesome-looking figure. Even without knowing the backstory, he would appeal to anyone who wants a fantasy style evil knight in their collection. It seems the male figures get more accessories (the Knights of the Accord and Asperity comes with multiple heads, helmets and weapons) which is useful to army build. This line keeps getting better and with more scheduled for release this spring, it is one I will definitely revisit.

Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Series 2 Lord Vehemous can be purchased at select online retailers, through eBay and from Bossfight Studios’ own store. Look online to find out more.

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 myself with my own money.  All opinions are mine and any pictures were taken by me and are for review purposes only.

Review: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. Series 2- Aspen, Spring Elven Archer

Bossfight Studios’ Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. enter a world of fantasy with Aspen the Spring Elf Archer

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.

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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.

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Aspen armed with her bow and arrows.

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.

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Do elves even wear underwear?

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.

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The top and skirt look like something a woodland elf would wear.

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The quiver holds her arrows and knives.

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.

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Knives fit firmly in her hands

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The extra head adds some customization options.

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.

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Aspen along side fellow Elves Tauriel and Legolas from The Hobbit (The Bridge Direct Toys)

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.

Thanks for reading this review.  More reviews are on the way, including a review of the video game Senran Kagura: Burst Renewal for PS4.  Until the next post!

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All three of my H.A.C.K.S. figures together.

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.