About this project
Four Horsemen Studios’ Mythic Legions Kickstarter is a project to ensure that our Mythic Legions action figure series can go into full production, and that this amazing new world of figures can end up in your hands!
Mythic Legions is a breathtaking new fantasy world of action figures created by the award winning Four Horsemen Studios. The action figure line consists of an endless variety of characters ranging from heroic knights and dwarves to evil orcs and skeleton soldiers. Interchangeable parts and accessories give fans the chance to create and build their very own custom characters. These exquisitely detailed and highly articulated figures also offer collectors the opportunity to build the legions of warriors that they have always dreamed of. Mythic Legions finally brings limitless possibilities to the world of premium quality fantasy action figures.
Our team has spent almost two years and hundreds of hours of meticulously sculpting, fabricating, and painting to create the spectacular prototypes for this line. This project is a passion project for all of us here at Four Horsemen Studios.
These will be 6” scaled figures. For example, knights and skeletons will come in at approximately 6.5" tall while dwarves will be shorter.
Most figures have 30 points of articulation
Each figure is fully accessorized and ready for battle
Interchangeable heads and armor pieces allow for simple mix-and-match customizing
The regular edition figures have intricate paint schemes that complement the meticulously sculpted details.
Legion builder figures with simpler paint schemes provide an affordable way to bolster your legions.
We have created 16 prototypes for the initial assortment plus 6 different styles of legion builders and an amazing Mythic Legions art Book. Each figure features a unique look showcasing the tremendous detail and gorgeous paintwork that was put into each of these characters.
For the initial Kickstarter we are starting with 16 figures, the 6 legion builders, and the art book. Of course we didn’t want to stop there when we are trying to create an entire world of characters, so we’ve also created a fantastic array of stretch goal characters that we hope to unlock with your help. We have also put together a variety of add-ons so that you can customize your order into your own perfect assortment. The shipping costs are included in all of the prices, and using the add-ons will help bring your overall shipping costs down.
To complement and enhance the Mythic Legions line, KRCO Studios is creating a 48 page, prestige format art book to be released exclusively alongside the action figures! This premium edition will boast 22 pages of a brand new Mythic Legions story in comic book form. The book will be full of expanded bios and new background information on the world and the characters populating this incredible line of figures. We'll also feature exclusive behind the scenes studio pictures, sculpts and design art from Four Horsemen Studios. Based on the property bible set forth by the Horsemen, this exciting story introduces the epic mythology behind Mythic Legions, setting the stage with tales of their politics, rivalries, alliances and betrayals! If that wasn’t enough, this book will be introducing an Attack and Defend-style tabletop RPG that can be played using Mythic Legions figures, some dice and your imaginations. This amazing book will also include a bonus set of trading cards and a Mythic Legions mini print! Keep your eyes on our Kickstarter as we’ll be making surprise announcements about the artists and writers involved, and check out the donation levels where YOU can find your epic opportunity to be drawn into our story!
Keep your eyes peeled for higher levels that give backers the opportunity to be drawn into the book as a character, receive the original artwork featuring their likeness, or even have their face sculpted onto a one of a kind Mythic Legions figure!
Fantastic Exclusive Winner: This figure will be completely decided by you- the fans! All aspects of this character will be voted on concurrently with this Kickstarter, and the final results will be available right here! Please visit SourceHorsemen.com for more details, and to help shape this sure to be amazing figure.
Four Horsemen Figure Stands: These universal figure stands are perfect for displaying any and all 6” scale figures. They work perfectly for Mythic Legions figures, our various Bird figures, and our previous in-house lines. The adjustable metal figure clip allows for standing poses as well as hovering and flight poses. The figure stands are available as add ons for $5 shipped for both domestic and International backers.
Mythic Legions Weapon Packs: Each pack includes all six of the current Mythic Legions weapons in a themed paint scheme. Those weapons include: a small sword, large sword, dagger, spear, axe, and shield! The two themes are a heroic pack which is painted in a shining silver and gold combination, while the evil pack is painted in and ominous black and gunmetal scheme. Each weapon pack is in the add ons section and they are $12 for US backers and $13 for International backers.
Urzokk and Bog Goblin figures: Fans have been asking for Orcs, so we figured out a way to move around our tooling plan a bit so we can make it happen with Urzokk! And since those new parts are now available, we are also now able to offer the Bog Goblin figure! These two awesomely evil figures are now available as add ons at $33 a piece for US backers and $40 a piece for International backers.
Malleus figure: This previously unseen Skeleton warlord has now been added an add on! This menacing skeletal axe wielder is now available as an add on for $33 a piece for US backers and $40 a piece for International backers.
The Mythic Legions All-In is available as a pledge level OR as an add-on. $1,050 for US customers including shipping. $1,100.00 for international customers including shipping.
(Add-ons can ONLY be purchased along with a pre-existing pledge level - available for purchase with pledge levels $30 and higher - not available for purchase separately - please see pledge levels for item descriptions)
In order to attach add-ons to your order, just calculate the amount you'll need to pay based on the combination of the cost of the add-on and the cost of your current pledge, and increase your existing pledge to that amount.
For example... You've pledged $45 for a Clavian figure, and you want to add-on a Tibius figure for $33. Your total would then be $78. Then you'll just increase your pledge to that amount, and keep track of the names of the item(s) you've pledged for.
Once the Mythic Legions Kickstarter campaign has wrapped up, we'll be sending Kickstarter surveys out to each member how pledged and in that survey you'll be asked if you purchased any add-ons and if so, which add-ons they were.
After responding to that survey, your money will be collected and production on Mythic Legions will begin. If all goes as planned, we should be able to ship the finished figures out to customers by March of 2016.
MYTHIC LEGIONS ART BOOK: US add $13/ International add $14
SILVER KNIGHT LEGION BUILDER: US add $18 / international add $25
GOLD KNIGHT LEGION BUILDER: US add $18 / international add $25
BRONZE DWARF LEGION BUILDER: US add $18 / international add $25
SILVER DWARF LEGION BUILDER: US add $18 / international add $25
STANDARD SKELETON LEGION BUILDER: US add $18 / international add $25
GOLDEN SKELETON LEGION BUILDER: US add $18 / international add $25
SIR GIDEON HEAVENSBRAND: US add $33 / international add $40
GORGO AETHERBLADE: US add $33 / international add $40
THORD IRONJAW: US add $33 / international add $40
SKAPULAR THE CRYPTBREAKER: US add $33 / international add $40
SIR GALERON: US add $33 / international add $40
ORN STEELHIDE: US add $33 / international add $40
CLAVIAN: US add $33 / international add $40
ATTILA LEOSSYR: US add $33 / international add $40
SIR OWAIN: US add $33 / international add $40
JORUND RUNESHAPER: US add $33 / international add $40
TIBIUS: US add $33 / international add $40
OTHO: US add $33 / international add $40
SIR IGNATIUS: US add $33 / international add $40
BOTHAR SHADOWHORN: US add $33 / international add $40
CARPATHIAS: US add $33 / international add $40
THE FANTASTIC EXCLUSIVE WINNER: US add $33 / international add $40
SILVER KNIGHT 6-PACK: US add $95 / international add $105
GOLD KNIGHT 6-PACK: US add $95 / international add $105
BRONZE DWARF 6-PACK: US add $95 / international add $105
SILVER DWARF 6-PACK: US add $95 / international add $105
STANDARD SKELETON 6-PACK: US add $95 / international add $105
GOLDEN SKELETON 6-PACK: US add $95 / international add $105
16 PIECE ASSORTMENT: US add $505 / international add $545
FIGURE STAND: US and international add $5
HEROIC WEAPON PACK: US add $12/ international add $13
EVIL WEAPON PACK: US add $12/ international add $13
URZOKK: US add $33 / international add $40
BOG GOBLIN: US add $33 / international add $40
MALLEUS: US add $33 / international add $40
ATTLUS THE CONQUEROR: US add $33 / international add $40
URKKU: US add $33 / international add $40
VITUS: US add $33 / international add $40
ASTERIONN: US add $33 / international add $40
AZHAR: US add $33 / international add $40
ZAZHAR: US add $33 / international add $40
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE SIR VALGARD : US add $25 / International add $32
WEAPONS PACK 1: US and International add $10
ORC DELUXE LEGION BUILDER: US add $22/ International add $28
ORC DELUXE LEGION BUILDER 6-PACK: US add $115/ International add $125
WEAPONS PACK 2: US and International add $10
BARBARIAN BUILDER SET: US add $50 / International add $55
MYTHIC LEGIONS ALL-IN: US add $1,050 / International add $1,100
WEAPONS PACK 3: US and International add $10
WEAPONS PACK 4: US and International add $50
*Please note that all of the above images are prototypes, and that minor changes may occur through the production process.
Here at Four Horsemen Studios we create toy lines for some of the biggest properties out there, but we also have a passion for creating our own in-house brands and action figure lines. The biggest obstacle that we’ve hit with creating those figures is: “how do you build a fan base for a property that is being created from scratch?” This is where Kickstarter comes in.
Kickstarter not only provides us with a way to ensure that costs are covered before entering into the often risky world of action figure production, but it also provides a platform to showcase these figures for a larger audience than we would normally have visiting our website or online store.
Over the years manufacturing prices have continually increased. The tooling prices (which is the price for the steel molds used in China) have in some cases doubled since we started producing figures, and the individual figure prices have sometimes quadrupled!
We now have one successful Kickstarter campaign under our belt, and we’ve learned a lot along the way. With the knowledge that we’ve gained, and the great line of figures that we want to share with the world it makes so much sense for us to do it again!
Fans have been with us from the beginning, and now they truly have the power to make a project like this a reality!
Risks and challenges
Manufacturing action figures is a rewarding process, but it’s not one without risks and challenges. The largest obstacle that is largely faced during the process are factory issues that can range anywhere from defective product to delayed shipments. In our previous Kickstarter campaign we ran into a problem with resizing the figures, which in turn cost us precious months of time. The end result was a delayed shipment for our incredibly patient Kickstarter backers.
The good that came out of that frustrating mess is that we found and are now working with a factory that is reliable and responsible for the incredible detail and quality of our Gothitropolis Ravens figures. This factory has a great track record and they have worked with some of the largest and most successful toy companies on the planet in taking a toy line all the way from its original prototype form to a beautifully packaged and high quality final product on collector's shelves worldwide.
Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios is a company that is world-renowned for the quality, resolve and dedication that we have for the work that we do, have done, and will continue to do for the foreseeable future. By putting your trust in us through this Kickstarter campaign, we'll vow to make Mythic Legions the best possible six-inch scaled action figure line it can possibly be. If there's a problem, yo, we'll solve it...Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
So you've pledged for one of the Mythic Legions action figures but you'd like to add other items on to that order and begin to build your own legion of warriors? Well just read on. It's really not as confusing as it might at first seem.
First, the add-ons are only available to be added on to orders of $30.00 or higher in order to be sure that we cover the initial shipping charges. Please keep this in mind, because if you try to include an add-on item into a pledge that's under $30.00, your pledge could be cancelled.
Once you've picked a pledge level valued at $30.00 or higher, scroll down to the bottom left side of the kickstarter page where you'll find the ADD-ONS section which will have a list of items that can be added on to an existing pledge. Then all you'll need to do is choose the add-on items you'd like to have included with your existing pledge (you can choose as many of each item as you'd like), and calculate the combined cost of all of those add-on items. At that point you just alter your pledge amount by adding your initial pledge amount and the combined total of all of your add-on items, and this becomes your new pledge amount.
From that point, you just wait until the end of the Kickstarter campaign. At that point the money from all of the pledges will be collected and you'll be sent a survey via the email address connected with your Kickstarter account in which you'll be able to specify which add-ons you'd like to have included with your order.
That's it! As soon as production's finished, the factory will send all of the items to us and we'll send all of those items out to you.