Articulated Icons: The Feudal Series: On-Sale Saturday, June 2
Yeah, it has been waaaaaaay too long in the making, but AI is going to be back on-sale, and sooner than you think!
The store is straight, the stock is... Read more
Kickstarter Exclusive Basic Ninja (smoke) photo contest winners!
It wouldn't really be the Fwoosh if we didn't brown lantern this and take our sweet ass time to announce the 10 winners of our photo contest for the super limited... Read more
Happy International Ninja Day & a photo contest!
Happy International Ninja Day!
To celebrate we are announcing a photo contest for a chance to win a super limited Kickstarter Exclusive Basic Ninja (smoke)!
All you have... Read more
Labor Day Weekend “Testing the Store” Sale is going on now!
Supplies for this sale are limited but everything will be made available again when the store officially opens at a later date.
Labor Day Weekend "Testing the Store" Sale!
Begins Friday, September 1st at noon CST until Monday, September 4th evening or while supplies last!
An allotment of assorted Articulated Icons: The Feudal Series wave 1 will... Read more
Shipping Update and Customer Service Email
Backers! Thank you for your patience during the past month as shipping has been rolling along. We know it's been a long, long wait and that light at the... Read more
The ninjas have arrived in Arkansas!
Here are some pics from the fulfillment center of the cases being unloaded from the truck(s).
These have all been moved... Read more
48 Hour Confirm Shipping Address Email
All Kickstarter and Preorder backers that have had their orders locked down and their credit cards charged should have just received an email regarding their shipping address.
If you have not... Read more
another update with good news!
The boat with our shipment is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles this weekend. They will then need to be cleared through customs before getting onto a truck headed... Read more
ninjas have moms too...
First off, the heads/hands swapping issue has been resolved and EVERYTHING is scheduled to be on a boat at the end of this coming week.
It should take about... Read more
ACBA Instagram Live Stream TONIGHT & an unexpected speed bump
If you keep up with the comments section on the Kickstarter campaign page and/or the AI discussion thread on the Fwoosh, then you may be aware that we (the AI design... Read more
final inspection pictures
We've been busy finalizing all 15 of the figures (plus the arms pack and modular base) and arranging overseas transport since our last update, per suggestions from the kickstarter comment section... Read more
#$@&%*! - another delay
2 weeks ago our factory asked for a few additional days to complete production, we emailed back and forth with our freight forwarder and were able to book ocean transport... Read more
1 more thing - Preorders close tomorrow!
Totally forgot to remind everyone in that last update that we will be closing all backerkits (both KS & preorders) tomorrow (Jan 1st) and your card will be charged (if... Read more
Happy New Years Eve - more factory behind the scenes pics
Happy New Years Eve!
Articulated Icons: The Feudal Series will soon depart the factory and begin their ocean journey to our US distribution center but we thought you all would... Read more
Fwoosh Surai (samurai warlord) "review"
Fwoosh's very own youtube sensation, Robokillah, posted some pics and a video "review" of the painted FEP sample of Surai (samurai warlord):
CLICK THIS LINK TO CHECK IT OUT!
We... Read more
Fwoosh Shōken (heroic martial artist) "review"
Fwoosh's Robokillah just posted some pics and a video "review" of the painted FEP sample of Shōken (heroic martial artist):
CLICK THIS LINK TO CHECK IT OUT!
"review" is still... Read more
Happy Turkey Day & a Fwoosh Deluxe Ninja (black) "review"
Happy Thanksgiving to Beardy* and all of our US backers and a happy Thursday to the rest of you!
Fwoosh's very own Robokillah (who also sports a pretty epic beard)... Read more
ACBA Facebook Live videos - hands on with the FEP samples
Wanted to get this update out to you guys while we're all still enjoying the weekend and possibly have some spare time.
If you weren't able to make it to... Read more
ACBA Facebook Live event
Saturday, November 12th at noon PST head to the Articulated Comic Book Art fan page for a facebook live interview and Q&A.
Rene Aldrete and Adam Van Wickler from the AI... Read more
Final production schedule & scale pics
We received the final production schedule from the factory. They are busy addressing all of our notes as they move forward and have informed us that our full order of... Read more
Painted FEP Samples
For those of you who read the previous update, you know that we received 2 sets of painted FEP samples from the factory. After the design team compiled our notes, "we"... Read more
Packaging First Look
About 2 weeks ago, the AI Design Team received packaged FEP samples from the factory. We were sent 2 sets of all 17 of our SKUs (15 figures, modular base,... Read more
Behind the Scenes
Great news, the factory has shipped the painted samples and we should have them in hand next week!
In addition to taking several photos that we can share with... Read more
It's About Time for an Update, amirite?
For those of you who may not watch videos, frequent thefwoosh.com message boards, or follow us on Instagram, to address the most frequent question we get on a reoccurring basis:... Read more
A Son's Promise - Shōken (heroic martial artist) FEATURE
words - Daniel Wilson
photos - Matthew Kloberdanz
My father's last words were “promise me.” And to ears that no longer heard this world's music, I made that promise.
I... Read more
ACBA interview from Power-Con
Earlier last month at Power-Con in Los Angeles, ACBA chatted with the AI design team and photographer Matt K to find out where those ninjas are at?!?!?
Check it out:... Read more
Ultimate Enlightenment - Shibito (warrior monk) FEATURE
words - Daniel Wilson
photos - Matthew Kloberdanz
A single moment, suspended like a raindrop in crystalline clarity, before it splashes to the surface
Hold that moment indefinitely. Feel the... Read more
Interview at Doomkick and Shipping Address Updates
Here is your latest update on Articulated Icons.
First, be sure to check out the interview we had with the awesome team at Doomkick. We provide a few... Read more
Articulated Icons at Power-Con 2016
We have a quick update for you today, and an exciting announcement about our first convention presence!
First, we are expecting the remaining production schedule from the factory... Read more
Here and There, Back and Forth, and Around Again
We wanted to check in with a very brief update today to help keep everyone in the loop on how tooling production is going.
We have passed several early... Read more
Quick Tooling Production Update
As promised, we want to make our updates more frequent now that the production process has started, so we have a bit of new information to share with... Read more
Tooling is Underway! Also: Several Pre-Orders are About to Close
Greetings, Devoted Legionnaires!
It is an exciting time here in the Articulated Icons offices, so as promised, we are back with some updates. As you may know, the Lunar New... Read more
Happy New Year, New Pictures and Pre-Orders Are Now Open!
Happy New Year, Devotees!
As promised in our last communication, we are back after the turn to 2016 with a brief update on production and an exciting announcement!
First... Read more
Backer Kits Are Closing Today!
This is the final reminder that all Backer Kits will be closing at 11:59:95pm PST today, Wednesday, November 25th, 2015. If you have not completed your survey yet, now... Read more
Backer Kits Ending This Wednesday - Plus Smokey Ninja, Solitaire, and Temple Guardian!
First, we would like to thank all of our loyal Backers who have already completed their Backer Kits for their pledges, we really appreciate it! We will be... Read more
Backer Kits Have Been Distributed
We are happy to announce that all of the Backer Kits have been sent to Articulated Icons Kickstarted backers with a minimum pledge amount of $35.00. Please check the... Read more
The Articulated Icons Backer Kit is Coming November 6th -- That's Tomorrow!
The day is finally here! We have gotten everything in order and now all has been approved, so faithful Backers get ready - the Backer Kit is coming tomorrow!
On ... Read more
The Backer Kit is Almost Here... and More!
We know it has been a couple of weeks since we last updated you, but there has been a lot happening, and we have some exciting news!
First and... Read more
New Exclusive Blue Shinobi and Backer Kit Update
Whew! Just because the campaign is over doesn't mean that we have stopped working! Here are a couple of updates on what we are working on, we hope you will... Read more
Ninja roller coaster
The first run is done, now it's the slow clickety clackety climb of manufacturing the best action figures that you've ever gotten your hands on. Big thanks to all 1241... Read more
You must make a pledge for a figure in order to be eligible for add-on's!
$1 pledges are not eligible for add-on's!!!!!
FREE STUFF - clarification
If you have pledged Devoted Legion or above ($550 + shipping) you WILL receive both Solitaire (modern ninja) and the Temple Guardian for FREE.
Both Solitaire (modern ninja) and the ... Read more
Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE Stretch Goal added!
PENDING Stretch Goal - Basic Ninja (smokey translucent) Kickstarter Exclusive - Will be UNLOCKED for ALL to purchase as an add-on for $35 if we surpass 320k (200% funding)
Temple Guardian UNLOCKED!
The Temple Guardian is now UNLOCKED and available as an add-on for $35 per. Devoted Legion backers will receive (1) Temple Guardian as part of their pledge level at no... Read more
The face of vengeance - Seijun (samurai outlaw) FEATURE
It is more than just a renewal. I have never felt so whole. All of the pain I have endured has been nothing but prelude.
The vices have been cast... Read more
NEW stretch goal - Temple Guardian
Tireless and unblinking, the Temple Guardiansof the Shogunate maintain a selfless vigil against the extraordinary manifestations of evil that plague the Feudal landscape. Through countless hours of training and... Read more
You guys are the best!!!!!
The 3 Samurai here are now unlocked and available as add-on's for $45 per... thank you toy family!!!!!
Shibito (warrior monk) & Seijun (drunken master) UNLOCKED!!!!!
Shibito (warrior monk) & Seijun (drunken master) are unlocked and available to add-on to your pledge now for $35 per.
Big thanks to ALL of our backers, you guys... Read more
Repacked Podcast interview
Adam & Paul (Articulated Icons / The Fwoosh) stayed up late last night to chat with Craig from the Repacked Podcast... Check it out!
CHARACTER FEATURE - Fumetsu's path
What do you know of death?
What do you know of the abyss that lays beyond a stilled heart and a silenced tongue?
I know of death and rebirth. I... Read more
More stretch goals unlocked - Itami (evil sensei) & Shōken (heroic martial artist)
We've just crossed 200k, so now Itami (evil sensei) and Shōken (heroic martial artist) are both available as $35 add-on's to your pledge!
Our arms/hands/wraps pack is also available as... Read more
NEW figure FREE to our Devoted Legion backers - Solitaire (modern ninja)
Existing in a hazy void between urban legend and rumor, the spectral entity known only as Solitaireis gaining a fast reputation among the underworld. It is unknown whether he's... Read more
A.C.B.A. interviews the AI design team
A.C.B.A. interviews the AI design team, check it out here!
We have another announcement coming later this afternoon, a reward for all of our Devoted Legion backers, something to entice... Read more
100 proof Kung Fu - Seijun (drunken master) feature
After so much pain, I believe I have finally discovered the secret to happiness. I want to share my discovery with the world, as I believe it will benefit us... Read more
1st stretch goal unlocked!
We've unlocked out 1st stretch goal!
The arms/hands/wraps pack that will work with all of our figures will now be available as an add-on item for $10!
If you're interested... Read more
As of right now we've surpassed our initial funding goal and are already super close to unlocking our first stretch goal!!!!
Thanks again to all of our supporters and the... Read more
4 more days!
4 days left and we're at 94% of our initial goal, woohoo!
Seijun (drunken master) feature with photos by Matthew Kloberdanz (@kwehttamm on Instagram) and words by Daniel Wilson (Thefwoosh.com's... Read more
turnaround images of all 11 figures!
here are 4 point turnaround images of the hand painted prototypes for all 11 figures from The Feudal Series for your perusal!
Thanks again for supporting our campaign and extra... Read more
CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT - Seijun (samurai outlaw)
Seijun's days had become a meaningless blur of drinking and fighting as he searched for the leader of the ninja clan that had killed his brothers and ruined his... Read more
CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT - Seijun (drunken master)
A proud warrior who fought in countless battles, Seijunwas savagely injured and left for dead when he and his fellow band of warriors were ambushed by a ninja clan.... Read more
CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT - Surai (samurai warlord)
A hard man with a twisted code of honor, Suraicaught the Shogun's attention as he single-handedly fought off several shadowy attackers, saving the Shogun's life. Impressed, the Shogun instantly... Read more
Forging the Myth
I have been called evil. I have been called a demon. I have been called the devil himself.
But these are weak words spoken by cowards who will never understand.... Read more
CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT - Itami (evil sensei)
For years Itami ran a fierce dojo where only the strong thrived. Known for mercilessly attacking his students, often breaking bones with callous disregard, Itami believed that knowledge and skill... Read more
Check out this video showing us put our prototype to work!
Keep in mind, this is just a prototype, our final production figure will be made from a mix of... Read more
CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT - Shōken (heroic martial artist)
Shōkenwas a small, thin child who dreamed of life outside the village, a life informed by stories of skilled warriors and constant adventure. But his reality was vastly different... Read more
CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT - Fumetsu (undying ronin)
After Itami left behind the cabal of hardened thieves and murderers he had forged, his soul burned. Nightmares plagued his sleep. There was only one way to atone for the... Read more
CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT - Shibito (warrior monk)
Performing the solitary training exercise Mugen No Baransu (infinite balance) at the peak of Mount Hiei, the warrior monk Ichiro was absent when his home temple was attacked by rivals.... Read more
scale and articulation
Just a quick little update for anyone who doesn't follow us on our Instagram account
We posted a little teaser video messing with our unpainted prototype to show range of... Read more
Stretch Goal accessories REVEALED!
Have you VOTED yet for which of our stretch goal figures gets revealed first tomorrow?!?!?
Shibito is currently in the lead with Surai close behind... until then, here's a look... Read more
Head on over to the A.C.B.A. blog and vote now on which of our stretch goals gets revealed first!
What are you waiting for?!?!?! ^ Click that link ^
whole lotta links!
if you're looking for more info on Articulated Icons: The Feudal Series, then look no further!
we're still posting daily at the articulated_icons Instagram account
In the follow up to... Read more
death will not be the end of my story
Of late, I have been tormented by visions of death. Each time I close my eyes, my mortality stares from the ebony shroud behind my lids. I am a haunted... Read more
2 new Pledge levels added!
We heard you guys (some of you) that wanted different color combinations of the Basic 3-pack with 1 Deluxe $135 Pledge level and we've gone ahead and added them to... Read more
It's been 1 week and we're already at 46% of our goal, we want to extend a big thank you to all of our supporters, these figures aren't going to... Read more
Ninja Master assassination unsuccessful?
Silent shadows hold unseen danger. Steel whispers the fatal strike. Between breaths, between blinks, the ninja makes his home; a nightmare apparition that means death to those he seeks. In... Read more
Reddit AMA is live!
Reddit AMA today!
First off, a BIG thank you to all of our supporters, we're only 4 days in and we're already at 38% of our goal. The toy community has really come... Read more
First off, big thanks to all of our early supporters, we've only had this up for a few hours now and it's awesome to see so much support already.
I... Read more