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Lil Karai 08-13-2015 03:40 PM

Articulated Icons Feudal Series Ninjas
 
Hi everyone,

The last couple months over at thefwoosh.com, we've seen teasers posted for a new upcoming line of 6" super pose-able action figures. So far the basic ninja had been revealed. Many accessories and will come in black, white, and red.
http://thefwoosh.com/2015/08/articul...d-paint-master

http://thefwoosh.com/2015/08/articul...t-master-final

I'm thinking these will be pretty awesome in some TMNT scenes......

More characters in this line to be revealed! Unsure the cost and whether or not this will be a kickstarter.

Candy Kappa 08-13-2015 04:04 PM

That's pretty cool. Would be nice for TMNT toy pictures indeed., or customizing. Probably a lot cheaper then hunting down Marvel Legends Hand Ninjas.

Toadtrooper 08-13-2015 09:08 PM

They really need to axe the "Feudal Series" part, because the shinobi of Japan's Feudal era most certainly did not look like that. Ninjas, as they're primarily called in western culture, didn't have uniforms. They had disguises. Lots and lots of various disguises.

I get it. They want 6" GI Joe figures and Hasbro isn't budging. But the ninja is probably the second most-butchered pop culture staple after the Velociraptor. But nobody would buy a "historical" farmer or a "historical" small feathered dinosaur because the popular versions are so vivid in our minds. So I don't know why they're even trying for a historical spin on this.

Just fess up and make an amazing, historically-inaccurate figure.

Powder 08-13-2015 09:23 PM

Psyched as hell for these. They're super dope, & reminiscent enough of certain ranks of IDW's Foot Clan for me to want a few. Especially if I can nab the onii mask. Meant to make a thread about these the other day & forgot. :trazz:

drewizzle88 08-14-2015 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Lil Karai (Post 1493939)
Hi everyone,

The last couple months over at thefwoosh.com, we've seen teasers posted for a new upcoming line of 6" super pose-able action figures. So far the basic ninja had been revealed. Many accessories and will come in black, white, and red.
http://thefwoosh.com/2015/08/articul...d-paint-master

http://thefwoosh.com/2015/08/articul...t-master-final

I'm thinking these will be pretty awesome in some TMNT scenes......

More characters in this line to be revealed! Unsure the cost and whether or not this will be a kickstarter.

I think the size of these would look really good with the revoltech turtles, thanks for sharing. :tsmile:

Candy Kappa 08-14-2015 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Toadtrooper (Post 1494027)
They really need to axe the "Feudal Series" part, because the shinobi of Japan's Feudal era most certainly did not look like that. Ninjas, as they're primarily called in western culture, didn't have uniforms. They had disguises. Lots and lots of various disguises.

I get it. They want 6" GI Joe figures and Hasbro isn't budging. But the ninja is probably the second most-butchered pop culture staple after the Velociraptor. But nobody would buy a "historical" farmer or a "historical" small feathered dinosaur because the popular versions are so vivid in our minds. So I don't know why they're even trying for a historical spin on this.

Just fess up and make an amazing, historically-inaccurate figure.

Do they claim to make historically accurate figures, though? They seem to plan more figures, and it can still be fantasy even though it's called The Feudal Series.

personally. I'm more interested in a Ninjas action figure then just a guy from feudal Japan who happens to have a few non-katana weapon accessories packed in with, cause the normal looking Japanese feudal citizen happens to be a shinobi.

It's like buying a James Bond figure in jeans and a t-shirt instead of being in a tux. :lol:

I mean, if we're gonna nitpick beyond the highly incarcerate figure, since no such Ninja existed. They did not wear black dogi as a uniform, and tabi are not some "Ninja footwear" it's just regular common used socks, nothing else special. A ninja would most likely not use the sai, as it's an Okinawan weapon, ands it reached Japan in the for of the Jutte, a single curved prong instead off two, and was most commonly used by law enforcement.

A ninja would never wear a katana, they are expensive and only reserved for the bushi caste, you'll stick out like a sore thumb and it's illegal for commoners to have them. A Ninja would never wear a Daisho, as that's Samurai only to carry a long sword and a short sword together like that. Being a non-samurai and carrying a daisho would be the equivalent off rubbing your genitals up against strangers on the street shouting profanities at them. Even a Ninja that is a Samurai would not use his own sword during whatever "Ninja mission" he would do, what if his swords got recognized, lost or broken, that's just dumb. And the swords would get in the way of sneaking around.

carrying a long sword on your back is stupid, a katana is way too long for being drawn behind your back, and carrying it on your back for mobility makes it useless if you suddenly needs it.

But Ninja action figures with swords are cool, yo. I want ten off them.

VaughnMichael 08-14-2015 10:33 AM

Ooooo these will fit in nicely with my TMNT figures!:D

Metalhead 2.0 08-14-2015 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Candy Kappa (Post 1494063)
Do they claim to make historically accurate figures, though? They seem to plan more figures, and it can still be fantasy even though it's called The Feudal Series.

personally. I'm more interested in a Ninjas action figure then just a guy from feudal Japan who happens to have a few non-katana weapon accessories packed in with, cause the normal looking Japanese feudal citizen happens to be a shinobi.

It's like buying a James Bond figure in jeans and a t-shirt instead of being in a tux. :lol:

I mean, if we're gonna nitpick beyond the highly incarcerate figure, since no such Ninja existed. They did not wear black dogi as a uniform, and tabi are not some "Ninja footwear" it's just regular common used socks, nothing else special. A ninja would most likely not use the sai, as it's an Okinawan weapon, ands it reached Japan in the for of the Jutte, a single curved prong instead off two, and was most commonly used by law enforcement.

A ninja would never wear a katana, they are expensive and only reserved for the bushi caste, you'll stick out like a sore thumb and it's illegal for commoners to have them. A Ninja would never wear a Daisho, as that's Samurai only to carry a long sword and a short sword together like that. Being a non-samurai and carrying a daisho would be the equivalent off rubbing your genitals up against strangers on the street shouting profanities at them. Even a Ninja that is a Samurai would not use his own sword during whatever "Ninja mission" he would do, what if his swords got recognized, lost or broken, that's just dumb. And the swords would get in the way of sneaking around.

carrying a long sword on your back is stupid, a katana is way too long for being drawn behind your back, and carrying it on your back for mobility makes it useless if you suddenly needs it.

But Ninja action figures with swords are cool, yo. I want ten off them.

I wish we could upvote comments on here...

Toadtrooper 08-14-2015 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Candy Kappa (Post 1494063)
Do they claim to make historically accurate figures, though? They seem to plan more figures, and it can still be fantasy even though it's called The Feudal Series.

The thing keeping me from giving them any money is that they were so coy while teasing the line. It's a mix of history and fantasy, but they're not drawing the line. I believe that toys can educate as much as they can entertain, and that just didn't happen here.

It's more for people who want Marvel ninjas and GI Joe ninjas than people who want something accurate out of the Feudal era. The people who hear Matthew Perry and think Chandler Bing and not the Treaty of Kanagawa.

It should be a great figure. But the subtext on the forum is that they're making the best ninja figure ever... which is both true and false depending on how you look at it. Which is why I'm knocking the Feudal Series subtitle and not the actual product.

It's like the TMNT Classic Bebop and Rocksteady. They were Bebop and Rocksteady but there was absolutely nothing distinctly Classic about either of the designs.

Discogod 08-14-2015 12:15 PM

Jeez, it's just a name...

The line's planned as a mix of all kinds of Eastern pop culture, not history (think the cancelled NECA Shaw Bros. line from a few years back). No, it's not anything like a real ninja would have looked, but if you asked 100 people to describe a ninja, 99 would probably describe something pretty close to that action figure. It's how they've been depicted in games, comics, movies and books for decades, and it'll fill a very much-needed gap in a lot of collections. I know I'll be down for a ton - half a dozen white to represent the Chaste, at least half a dozen reds for the Hand, and as many black ones as I can get to convert into Foot ninja.

Lil Karai 08-14-2015 12:34 PM

We ARE talking about these figure's potential to be placed with MUTATED TURTLES right? Therefore I chuckle at any arguments about historical accuracy, at least on this message board.
Here is the latest update
http://thefwoosh.com/2015/08/articul...k-paint-master

Candy Kappa 08-14-2015 12:44 PM

An accurate figure off a Shinobi would be... very bland (but a nice novelty, I agree). I mean, sure, Samurai figures could use some background farmers and commoners. Cause, that's it. Real Shinobi dressed as "normal" people, either in their regular attire or dressed up as a commoners etc.

Powder 08-14-2015 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Lil Karai (Post 1494225)
We ARE talking about these figure's potential to be placed with MUTATED TURTLES right? Therefore I chuckle at any arguments about historical accuracy, at least on this message board.
Here is the latest update
http://thefwoosh.com/2015/08/articul...k-paint-master

Yeeeeeah, that's the one I'm drooling over, the deluxe. These father lovers need to hit me with a price point, though.

909 Turtle Fan 08-14-2015 02:55 PM

these are neat! the weapons would be cool for custom turtles and they should make a girl, kunoich( I'm sure I spelled that wrong) style one.

Candy Kappa 08-14-2015 03:59 PM

a Kunoichi would be great, we could have a 1:12th scale stand-in for Karai.

Lil Karai 08-17-2015 01:30 PM

white ninja paint master
http://thefwoosh.com/2015/08/109759

Lil Karai 08-18-2015 09:10 AM

Update
 
Looks like it will be a kickstarter! Preliminary pricing and stretch goals announced:

http://thefwoosh.com/2015/08/articul...gn-coming-soon

Powder 08-18-2015 09:20 AM

Funds permitting, I'm gonna try to get one basic & one deluxe, both in black. Or just one deluxe. Too bad it'll take a whole year to see 'em, but maybe by then we'll have some IDW turtles to display them with. Wishful thinking... :trazz:

Candy Kappa 08-18-2015 11:13 AM

Oh no.... I'm still recovering from 4H's Mythic Legion Kickstarter. Gotta get me some black ninja army builders and a red one, and probably some off those stretch goals.

Lil Karai 08-18-2015 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Candy Kappa (Post 1495344)
Oh no.... I'm still recovering from 4H's Mythic Legion Kickstarter. Gotta get me some black ninja army builders and a red one, and probably some off those stretch goals.


Haha me too. And keep in mind they are putting a second wave of Mythic Legions Ravens (plus select first wave Ravens) up for preorder soon! Ah!

Powder 08-18-2015 03:39 PM

Those are maaaad cool. If I were one to collect outside of franchises I like, I'd prolly get 'em. I really like the blue jay in particular.

Candy Kappa 08-18-2015 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lil Karai (Post 1495424)
Haha me too. And keep in mind they are putting a second wave of Mythic Legions Ravens (plus select first wave Ravens) up for preorder soon! Ah!

ugh, I knoow... I've been looking at the Ravens on the second hand market, but damn those buggers got expensive real fast.

I've missed om both the Gothitropolis and the Ravens, so I went hard on Mythic Legion to the point I almost don't have enough for my mortgage... Sadly, I didn't have enough to buy that Barbarian Builder Set, loosing out a figure that can be customized into Warduke from D&D saddens me greatly.

I hope Wave 2 introduces Elves and a Female buck as it's been speculated, I haven't paid too much on the forums after the Kickstarter was finalized.

On top off that. I also have 2 MOTUC subscriptions this year, and signed up for the 2016 one...

Lil Karai 09-09-2015 07:41 AM

The kickstarter has begun!
Here is the announcement
http://thefwoosh.com/2015/09/articul...aign-has-begun

And here is the link to the actual kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-f/description
Drop by this page to see more pics of all the ninjas plus teasers for their stretch goal figures which are already sculpted and painted. Man I hope they unlock the samurai figures!

Anyways I am definitely starting my pledge out for 3 basic reds, 3 basic blacks, and one white deluxe. These will look amazing next to my NECA and Revoltech turtles!

Raptor86 09-09-2015 08:38 AM

Just backed them for 3 black ninjas and 1 red!

Candy Kappa 09-09-2015 11:43 AM

So wanna pledge the All In. Damn economy being in shambles.

LS Animation 09-10-2015 02:23 AM

OMG they totally kick some butt! Digging the look! I doubt I'll be able to afford them but I'd totally get those if I could.

I Crave Pizza No More 09-10-2015 04:34 AM

Wait, there was a second wave of Ravens? Have they already been put up for order? I did the entire first set via Kickstarter a few years ago and am mostly happy with how they turned out. Not sure I want to invest another $500 in this line, but I'd consider it.

Lil Karai 09-10-2015 11:05 AM

There will be a second wave of Ravens released any day now! Keep your eyes on the sourcehorsemen.com

In addition to the second wave, select individuals from the first wave will also be re-released!

Between the ravens and these ninja's, my wallet is taking a hit, but damn with the quality of these figures, IT IS ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT. Works of art.

I Crave Pizza No More 09-12-2015 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lil Karai (Post 1500663)
There will be a second wave of Ravens released any day now! Keep your eyes on the sourcehorsemen.com

In addition to the second wave, select individuals from the first wave will also be re-released!

Between the ravens and these ninja's, my wallet is taking a hit, but damn with the quality of these figures, IT IS ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT. Works of art.


Interesting. I've seen the pics, but will the release be timed or limited? In other words, if I don't order within the first few minutes (ahem, Mondo) will I be out of luck? Thanks for the info.

Lil Karai 09-12-2015 01:12 PM

Seth Green just posted about Articulated Icons!
https://twitter.com/sethgreen/status/642748307647758336

Should be more reveals this week of the stretch goal figures.

Lil Karai 09-17-2015 12:07 PM

I love how you can get 3 distinct looks from each ninja.


http://i62.tinypic.com/4sbk3c.jpg

Gloworm 09-22-2015 02:04 PM

The Instagram Toy Photography Community, I am part of, is going ham over these figures. As long as the plastic and joints are good quality, these figures will be epic.

Lil Karai 09-25-2015 06:27 PM

Alright! They are starting to reveal their stretch goal figures, one per day. So far they've revealed the samurai accessories (which are phenomenal) and their first non-samurai character Shibito:
http://i59.tinypic.com/2it38nb.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/169q3ut.jpg

Which can then be combined for some custom characterization. Photo credit to Sir Real at the fwoosh.com forums
http://i57.tinypic.com/k2o3dc.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/2w2ekra.jpg



http://i59.tinypic.com/2dt3gnp.jpg
Anyone??

Anyways, I'm getting excited for tomorrow's samurai reveal!

Candy Kappa 09-26-2015 01:48 AM

hmm, monk's head on the ninja buck and bare arms, add some armor spikes, and you got a Shredder without his helmet. With that scarf, it's very IDW-esque.

Lil Karai 09-26-2015 08:21 AM

Undying Ronin

The interchangeable heads, crests, and helmet options are a
Friggin dream!

http://i57.tinypic.com/33128sg.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/2vxq1kl.jpg


http://i57.tinypic.com/2exrdkk.jpg

Lil Karai 09-27-2015 11:15 AM

It was confirmed that all of the samurai armor is removable. So basically there is a smokey gray ninja figure underneath that lovely samurai armor. SO if you were to swap some red ninja parts with the gray samurai parts, you could get pretty darn close to some mirage style foot soldiers, which is exactly what I'll be doing if we can get those stretch goals unlocked!
http://i60.tinypic.com/260wgw0.jpg


And on to today's character reveal.....
http://i57.tinypic.com/2uzrpkl.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/2uhttac.jpg

Lil Karai 09-28-2015 08:57 AM

Today's reveal.... Itami (evil sensei). Note this is the same character as the Undying Ronin, just earlier in the timeline. One of my favs so far!

http://i57.tinypic.com/15po0hx.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/9ap8wp.jpg
http://i60.tinypic.com/15ge7th.jpg
http://i57.tinypic.com/i5su9t.jpg

Lil Karai 09-29-2015 08:29 AM

Today's reveal.... Surai
http://i59.tinypic.com/10psxns.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/5frknk.jpg

http://i57.tinypic.com/e9i63q.jpg

I'll probably get multiples of this guy. One to customize as a samurai shredder. With all the crest and mask options, you can easily get 3-4 characters out of each samurai.

Raptor86 09-29-2015 01:26 PM

I don't think we will be able to unlock it...

Lil Karai 09-30-2015 11:22 AM

Today's reveal. Big surge last night with backers!
http://i59.tinypic.com/2meqqt2.jpg
http://i62.tinypic.com/2na4qkw.jpg
http://i58.tinypic.com/1491hlf.jpg


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