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Legends of the Hidden Force Kickstarter Campaign Update

There’s just over a week to go for the Legends of the Hidden Force campaign from Whiskeyjack Toys, with the campaign now trending above 58% of its targeted funding goal.

To help drive the campaign over its initial funding goal line, the team at Whiskeyjack toys have shared word that the Champions of the Hidden Force, a series of figures that page homage to the unreleased G.I.Joe Ninja Commandos, have been reduced in price and will unlock at $165,000!

#ICYMI, Here’s the scoop on the campaign, check it out –

This is it! Your entry into the mystical city of Horai. Our hero, Shinobi and two of his closest friends, Torashi and Kusa, defend the villagers from the brute force of Obake’s agents, Furi and Raiju – as well as his backbone ninja assassins, the Kyonshii. Take the set of 6 for $120, or pick any individual for $22 each

WotHF
Series 1: Warriors of the Hidden Force

Shinobi (Lone Ninja), Rogue, Ex-Sabo Clan. $22 each – Shinobi is the one smart enough, brave enough, or curious enough to start pulling at the threads of Horai. Shinobi is a seeker of the truth, and dedicated to improving the lives of those around him. Includes: 2x Ninjato, Backpack, Handle.

Shinobi
Series 1: Warriors of the Hidden Force – Shinobi

Furi (Monkey Ghost), Henchman, Aka Clan. $22 each – The unpredictable and devious Furi is closer to being a pet of Obake’s than one of his retinue. Tread very lightly around Furi. Very lightly. Includes: Kusarigama. 

Furi
Series 1: Warriors of the Hidden Force – Furi

Kusa (Grass). Tai Chi Ninja, Sabo Clan. $22 each – The calm and centered Kusa keeps Shinobi and the group from getting into too much trouble. His wisdom and clarity are often the shining light the group needs. Includes: Scythe. 

Kusa
Series 1: Warriors of the Hidden Force – Kusa

Raiju (Lightning Dog Spirit), Kyonshii Trainer, Aka Clan. $22 each – Angry and full of rage, Raiju is desperate to prove himself to Obake, which could make him the most dangerous foe to our heroes. Includes: Throwing Dart.

Raiju
Series 1: Warriors of the Hidden Force – Raiju

Torashi (Tiger-like). Tiger Technique Ninja, Seichi Clan. $22 – The fierce and loyal confidant of Shinobi’s is a (Tiger) Force to be reckoned with. Includes: 2x Tekko-Kagi.

Torashi
Series 1: Warriors of the Hidden Force – Torashi

Kyonshii (Zombie Ghost). Zombie Horde, Aka Clan. $22 each – Obakes loyal forces, the Kyonshii are enforcers of Obakes policy and law in the city streets at night. Includes: 2x Kama.

Kyonshii
Series 1: Warriors of the Hidden Force – Kyonshii

Series 1 Adventure Pack: ‘Spycraft and Subterfuge’. Unlocked at $60,000

Disguise your favorite ninja as a villager of Horai; to blend into the surroundings; get closer to their targets; or confuse their opponents to make a clean getaway! $22 each

AP1
Adventure Pack# 1: Spycraft and Subterfuge

Series 1 Kickstarter Exclusive Army Builder 3 pack: The Kyonshii. Unlocked at $70,000

Three of the deadly ninja adepts that Obake has trained and patterned after the horrific Jiangshi that lie in wait outside the city gates. The Kyonshii are just as deadly and fearsome as their namesakes – without the supernatural element.  $60 per 3 pack.  

Kyonshii Horde
Series 1: Warriors of the Hidden Force – Kyonshii Horde

Series 2: Masters of the Hidden Force 

The power brokers of Horai are represented here, with the Masters or all 3 clans – Aka, Sabo, and Seichi, as well as some of their trusted instruments of governance. 

Master Obake, Unlocked at $80,000

Obake (The Haunted). Haunted Master, Aka Clan. $22 each – The dark and despotic leader of Aka clan, and the City of Horai’s Daimyo. Includes: 2x Ono.

Obake
Series 2: Masters of the Hidden Force – Obake

Master Ne, Unlocked at $85,000

Master Ne (Rat). Wise Master, Seichi Clan. $22 each – The esteemed and venerated leader is an inspiration to all. Includes: Halberd, Soft Goods Tabard with Belt.

Master Ne
Series 2: Masters of the Hidden Force – Master Ne

Sensei Hoji, Unlocked at $90,000

Sensei Hoji (Evil Fox Spirit). Trickster, Aka Clan. $22 each – The trickster cannot be trusted at any time, by anyone. Obake keeps him around purely for the chaos he creates. Includes: 2x Sai, Chain. 

Sensei Hoji
Series 2: Masters of the Hidden Force – Sensei Hoji

Sensei Tori, Unlocked at $95,000

Sensei Tori (Rooster), Ninja Teacher, Seichi Clan. $22 each – The overly protective teacher is fearless and relentless. Includes: Fighting Talon, Spiked Tonfa.

Sensei Tori
Series 2: Masters of the Hidden Force – Sensei Tori

Master Shujin, Unlocked at $100,000

Shujin, (Master), Iron Master, Sabo Clan. $22 each – Master weaponsmith for Sabo clan, this reluctant leader would rather hone his metal crafts than be in the public eye. Includes: Blacksmith Hammer, Ninjato, Backpack, Soft Goods Apron with Belt. 

Shujin
Series 2: Masters of the Hidden Force – Master Shujin

The Hebi-Gi, Unlocked at $105,000

Hebi-Gi (Ceremonial Snakes). Ninja Troopers, Seichi Clan. $22 each – The devoted snake themed warriors of Seichi clan are quick, lithe, and deadly – like a Viper! Includes: Qiang, Vinyl Half-Skirt. 

Hebi-Gi
Series 2: Masters of the Hidden Force – Hebi-Gi

Masters of the Hidden Force – 6 Figure Set, Unlocked at $105,000

All of Series 2 at a reduced package price of $120 for the set. Obake! Master Ne! Sensei Tori! Hoji! Master Shujin! and a Hebi-Gi! 

MotHF
Series 2: Masters of the Hidden Force

Series 2 Adventure Pack: ‘The Forge’. Unlocked at $115,000

Let loose Master Shujin, any of his students, or one of your favorites in the blacksmithing room to craft and hone the mighty weapons required to defend the mystical city of Horai.  $22 each.

AP2
Adventure Pack #2: The Forge

Series 2 Kickstarter Exclusive: The Forge expansion pack: ‘Inner Light’. Unlocked at $120,000

Shujin’s experimentation with adding the elixir to the quenching water he forges with has produced one of a kind, slightly magical weapons that he plans to award to exemplary pupils of his. $22 each

Series 2 Kickstarter Exclusive Army Builder 3 pack: The Hebi-Gi, Unlocked at $130,000

Bolster your ranks of these snake adorned defenders to protect Horai from the monsters that beset it. All for the special price of $60 per 3 pack.

Hebi-Gi Troops
Masters of the Hidden Force – Hebi-Gi Troopers

Series 3: Secrets of the Hidden Force

The mysteries behind each of these individuals are game changers. As we slowly learn each of their unique secrets, nothing will ever be the same again! 

Monomi, Unlocked at $140,000

Monomi (Observant Ninja). The Observant One, Sabo Clan. $22 each – One of Shinobi’s inner circle. This mute warrior is one of the strongest fighters in Horai. Includes: Nunchaku

Monomi
Series 3: Secrets of the Hidden Force – Monomi

Tatsu, Unlocked at $145,000

Tatsu (Dragon), Fallen Hebi-Gi, Aka Clan. $22 each – Obake’s favorite fighter, and Commander of the Kyonshii. Includes: Zhua-Spear, Vinyl Half-Skirt.

Tatsu
Series 3: Secrets of the Hidden Force – Tatsi

Komainu, Unlocked at $150,000

Komainu (Stone Dog Protector). Stone Protector, Sabo Clan. $22 each – A living stone Warrior with no recollection of how he came to be in this state. Includes: Morning Star.

Komainu
Series 3: Secrets of the Hidden Force – Komainu

Ten, Unlocked at $155,000

Ten (Shapeshifter) – disguised as Shinobi – Infiltrator, (Aka Clan). $22 each – Slowly slipping into and out of the forms of friends or enemies to wreak havoc. Includes: 2x Ninjato, Backpack, Handle.

Ten (as Shinobi)
Series 3: Secrets of the Hidden Force – Ten (as Shinobi)

Satori, Unlocked at $160,000

Satori (Telepathic Ape). Telepathic Wise Man, Seichi Clan. $22 each – Believes dressing up as the mythical magical ape strengthens his mental prowess. Includes: Bo Staff.

Satori
Series 3: Secrets of the Hidden Force – Satori

Jiangshi, Unlocked at $165,000

Jiangshi (Vampiric Zombies), Vampire Horde. $22 each – Mindless hordes of vicious ninja wandering the foggy forests surrounding the walled city of Horai. Includes: 2x Kama. 

Jiangshi
Series 3: Secrets of the Hidden Force – Jiangshi

Secrets of the Hidden Force – 6 Figure Set, Unlocked at $165,000

All of Series 3 at a reduced package price of $120 for the set.

SotHF
Series 3: Secrets of the Hidden Force

Series 3 Adventure Pack: ‘Clan Aka’s Surprise Attack!’ $175,000

Upgrade Clan Aka’s abilities with these extra weapons and implements of infiltration. Perfect when paired with the Kickstarter Exclusive Kyonshii 3 pack, but useful for any assembly of ninja you choose! $22 each.

AP3
Adventure Pack #3: Aka Surprise Attack!

Series 3 Kickstarter Exclusive: Clan Aka’s Suprise Attack expansion pack: ‘Nightshadow’. Unlocked at $180,000

Obake’s own elixir has been incorporated into this special batch of weapons, made for Obake’s agents.

Series 3 Kickstarter Exclusive Army Builder 3 pack: Jiangshi. Unlocked at $190,000 

One of the key reasons Horai has stayed hidden for so long, beyond the perpetual misty fog cover, is the dense forest surrounding the city is teeming with these dark horrors – somewhere between a zombie and a vampire – just itching to eliminate anyone who dares enter their domain. 

Jiangshi Horde
Secrets of the Hidden Force – Jiangshi Horde

Series 4: Champions of the Hidden Force

Having returned from military service in the western war, The Champions are revered by many in Horai for their efforts to protect Japan and their way of life. Somewhat reclusive, Shinobi shares their disdain for the governance of Horai, and seeks to find a “better way.”

Daito, Unlocked at $200,000

Daito (Sword). Master Swordsman, Sabo Clan. $22 each – The calm and centered master swordsman, Daito is wise and philosophical beyond his years. Includes: Katana, Backpack, Sai.

Daito
Series 4: Champions of the Hidden Force – Daito

Knock-Out, Unlocked at $205,000

Knock-Out. Cyborg, Sabo Clan. $22 each.  Injured in the western war, his brethren never speak of how he came home boasting cybernetic enhancements. Includes: Mechanical Backpack, Energy Axe, Energy Mace, Energy Ninjato.

Knock-Out
Series 4: Champions of the Hidden Force – Knock-Out

Omen, Unlocked at $210,000

Omen. Clairvoyant, Aka Clan. $22 each – Omen is the perfect ninja. Dedicated, honorable, persistent, deadly. His connection to the spirirt world gives him a slight edge too. Includes: Backpack, Tekk-Kagi, Ninjato, Bow, Arrow. 

Omen
Series 4: Champions of the Hidden Force – Omen

Kudan, Unlocked at $215,000

Kudan (Bull-Man). Enforcer, Aka Clan. $22 each – Angry, resilient, unstoppable. Cares deeply for his brethren, but rarely for anyone else. Kudan makes up in heart what he lacks in smart.  Includes: Bull Club.

Kudan
Series 4: Champions of the Hidden Force – Kudan

Badger, Unlocked at $220,000

Badger. Tactician, Seichi Clan. $22 each – Brilliant war time tactician and strategist. The Badger lead the Champions to many victories during the Western War. Includes: Crescent Spear, Conical Hat, Soft Goods Tabard with Belt. 

Badger
Series 4: Champions of the Hidden Force – Badger

The Jiyu, Unlocked at $225,000

Jiyu: The Free. $22 each – An assembly of ninja that have left the three clans, and Horai proper, to attempt to enrich the lives of the surrounding communities. They follow no master, so they get easily caught up in tangents and side missions. Includes: Katana, Backpack, Throwing Star, Bo Staff.

Jiyu
Series 4: Champions of the Hidden Force – Jiyu

Champions of the Hidden Force – Unlocked at $225,000

All of Series 4 at a reduced package price of $120 for the set. The gray garbed legions of Jiyu, and the 5 legendary Ninjas that were once Commandos.

 

CotHF
Series 4: Champions of the Hidden Force

Series 4 Adventure Pack: Champion’s Training Day. Unlocked at $235,000

Develop and hone the ninja skills of your ideal combatant. Practice strikes against the training dummy, Marksmanship with the bow and arrows, or kata forms in the dojo. 

AP4
Adventure Pack #4: Champion’s Training Day

Series 4 Kickstarter Exclusive Army Builder 3 pack: The Jiyu. Unlocked at $245,000 

The (intentionally) master-less assembly of like minded ninja that have left Horai with the intent of helping those outside the walled city. 

Jiyu Troopers
Champions of the Hidden Force – Jiyu Troopers

At $300,000: Comics

At $500,00: Animation

At $1,000,000: Film


Overall, it’s an ambitious project with a lot of possible offerings. It’s great to see more 1:18 figures coming to the market place, especially one as refreshing as this. Plus, the head nod to the G.I.Joe Ninja Commandos is a nice touch. 😉

Will you be going in on this line? I think you can count me in for at least one fig. You can get your pledge in here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1754423583/legends-of-the-hidden-force

Best of luck to the project creators and to all that back the campaign!

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