I’d mentioned this great looking Articulated Icons Kickstarter a while ago, mostly focusing on a particular “Deluxe White Ninja” figure that I thought might be one that G.I. Joe fans could be interested in.
As time has gone on, successful funding and the revelation of further stretch goals has proven this 6″ Ninja themed line to be pretty darn impressive in its own right. There are a lot of great looking figures here with a bunch of character, along with some nice masked troop builders. The Kickstarter campaign is nearing the finish line, with just a bit over two days to go, and while the initial funding goal has been met (and then some) there is still some room to unlock a few more stretch goals.
While it currently sits at a bit above $180,000, once it hits $200,000 more figures get unlocked, and then at $250,000 ALL stretch goal figures will be unlocked! That’s not a huge jump from where things are now, and there are some downright gorgeous figures to be had at all levels. Do yourself a favor and check out Articulated Icons on Kickstarter and consider dumping some cash in to get these other stretch goals unlocked. This looks like a fantastic line if you’re a 6″ collector. Check out the Kickstarter right here, and take a peek at the mirrored images below.
I don’t collect 6″ but if these actually looked like feudal ninja instead of modern ninja pretending to be feudal ninja I would totally support it. It’s too super hero/kung fu martial arts fantasy for my tastes. Especially when they slipped in the obvious parts to make your own Bruce Lee. The ninja clothes are too form fitting, double swords on the back with a belt buckle sash is not accurate, many of the heads don’t even have painted eyes and the weapons aren’t perfect either.
I think they underestimated the 4″ Joe crowd jumping on this kickstarter with only a Storm Shadow and Red Ninja connection. Joe fans are notoriously cheap and fickle as it is.
It’s rolling along pretty well, so far! REALLY hoping for those Samurai! The ninjas, as it is, really remind me of the old days of “random ninja toy”, which I love. I think that’s what drawing me in, more than anything.
Well we seem to be getting Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow (kinda) from the line. I do hope later on the line we may get a military-based line.
But I’m excited for AI’s success!