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Articulated Icons: The Feudal Series - Ninja Action Figures

A project in San Antonio, TX by Fwoosh LLC

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The Fwoosh presents Articulated Icons: The Feudal Series, the first wave of super-posable action figures to add to your collection.
Backers: 1241
Average Pledge Per Backer: $277

Funded: $343,894 of $160,000
Dates: Sep 9th -> Oct 7th (29 days)
Project By: Fwoosh LLC
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Latest News

Ninja roller coaster

October 7th - via:
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 of our backers, you guys are the best and this line wouldn't be able to exist... (Read More)

Pledge reminder

October 7th - via:
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!!!!!  (Read More)

FREE STUFF - clarification

October 7th - via:
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 Temple Guardian are available as add-on's for any backers that have... (Read More)

Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE Stretch Goal added!

October 7th - via:
Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE - Basic Ninja (smokey translucent) 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)  (Read More)

Temple Guardian UNLOCKED!

October 7th - via:
Temple Guardian 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 additional charge, thank you!!!!!  (Read More)

The face of vengeance - Seijun (samurai outlaw) FEATURE

October 7th - via:
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 aside. Everything I once was: the delusions I clung to, even the skills I believed kept me sane; they... (Read More)

NEW stretch goal - Temple Guardian

October 6th - via:
Temple Guardian Tireless and unblinking, the Temple Guardians of the Shogunate maintain a selfless vigil against the extraordinary manifestations of evil that plague the Feudal landscape. Through countless hours of training and meditation, through... (Read More)


October 6th - via:
Surai (samurai warlord) Fumetsu (undying ronin) Seijun (samurai outlaw) 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!!!!!  (Read More)

Shibito (warrior monk) & Seijun (drunken master) UNLOCKED!!!!!

October 6th - via:
Shibito (warrior monk) Seijun (drunken master) Woohoo!!!!!  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 are amazing and this... (Read More)

Repacked Podcast interview

October 6th - via:
Adam & Paul (Articulated Icons / The Fwoosh) stayed up late last night to chat with Craig from the Repacked Podcast... Check it out!  (Read More)

CHARACTER FEATURE - Fumetsu's path

October 6th - via:
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 know of endings and beginnings. I have seen past the void, and have returned a new man.  I no longer... (Read More)

More stretch goals unlocked - Itami (evil sensei) & Shōken (heroic martial artist)

October 5th - via:
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! arms/hands/wraps pack Our arms/hands/wraps pack is also... (Read More)

NEW figure FREE to our Devoted Legion backers - Solitaire (modern ninja)

October 5th - via:
Solitaire (modern ninja) Existing in a hazy void between urban legend and rumor, the spectral entity known only as Solitaire is gaining a fast reputation among the underworld. It is unknown whether he's a special operative, a soldier of fortune or... (Read More)

A.C.B.A. interviews the AI design team

October 5th - via:
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 those that may be holding out until the last minute... we're... (Read More)

100 proof Kung Fu - Seijun (drunken master) feature

October 5th - via:
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 all. You take everything in your life: every thought, every emotion, all your experience,... (Read More)

1st stretch goal unlocked!

October 4th - via:
 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 in this set, don't forget that you can go in and manage your pledge now to... (Read More)


October 4th - via:
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 people that have been sharing our campaign, making this line a reality is all... (Read More)

4 more days!

October 3rd - via:
4 days left and we're at 94% of our initial goal, woohoo! Seijun (drunken master) Seijun (drunken master) feature with photos by Matthew Kloberdanz (@kwehttamm on Instagram) and words by Daniel Wilson ('s Ibentmyman-thing) coming soon! ... (Read More)

turnaround images of all 11 figures!

October 2nd - via:
here are 4 point turnaround images of the hand painted prototypes for all 11 figures from The Feudal Series for your perusal! basic ninja (black) basic ninja (red) deluxe ninja (black) deluxe ninja (white) Itami (evil sensei) Shōken (heroic martial... (Read More)

CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT - Seijun (samurai outlaw)

October 1st - via:
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 life. If there had once been nobility in him, it was slowly being eaten away. His... (Read More)

CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT - Seijun (drunken master)

September 30th - via:
A proud warrior who fought in countless battles, Seijun was savagely injured and left for dead when he and his fellow band of warriors were ambushed by a ninja clan. Seijun awoke long after the battle in a field overrun with the corpses of both... (Read More)

CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT - Surai (samurai warlord)

September 29th - via:
A hard man with a twisted code of honor, Surai caught the Shogun's attention as he single-handedly fought off several shadowy attackers, saving the Shogun's life. Impressed, the Shogun instantly elevated him to samurai status and Surai became the... (Read More)

Forging the Myth

September 28th - via:
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. I have no patience for cowards, and less for weakness.  If you seek to understand me,... (Read More)

CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT - Itami (evil sensei)

September 28th - via:
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 could only come from pain. Through his grueling... (Read More)

articulation video

September 27th - via:
Check out this video showing us put our prototype to work! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Keep in mind, this is just a prototype, our final production figure will be made... (Read More)

CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT - Shōken (heroic martial artist)

September 27th - via:
Shōken was 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 than his dreams. The only son of a widower father who had lost a leg... (Read More)

CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT - Fumetsu (undying ronin)

September 26th - via:
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 horror he had wrought on the world: Seppuku. Itami climbed the highest cliff... (Read More)

CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT - Shibito (warrior monk)

September 25th - via:
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. Ichiro returned to a temple gutted by fire, his fellow warriors... (Read More)

scale and articulation

September 24th - via:
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 motion of the articulation.... look for a longer video coming this weekend...... (Read More)

Stretch Goal accessories REVEALED!

September 24th - via:
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 at the accessories for ALL OF THEM! Itami (evil sensei) Shōken (heroic... (Read More)


September 23rd - via:
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 ^  (Read More)

whole lotta links!

September 22nd - via:
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 The Fwoosh Podcast with the AI design team, Nic & Tony have a... (Read More)

death will not be the end of my story

September 21st - via:
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 man. I am already dead. To find escape in sleep is a lost cause. My waking visions have infected... (Read More)

2 new Pledge levels added!

September 16th - via:
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 the mix. You can manage your pledge and make the change if you've already pledged, or... (Read More)


September 16th - via:
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 happen without you, and the more love & support we get early on like this brings us that much closer... (Read More)

Ninja Master assassination unsuccessful?

September 15th - via:
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 times long past or futures unwritten, these invisible... (Read More)

Reddit AMA is live!

September 12th - via:  (Read More)

Reddit AMA today!

September 12th - via:
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 together in an awesome way, keep on sharing with your friends through social media, spreading the word... (Read More)

We're live!

September 9th - via:
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 just wanted to post this update to let you all know that we've added a FAQ section with 2 questions so... (Read More)

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