Until now, we haven't paid much attention to the Four Horsemen's Mythic Legions line. They looked awesome (because of course they did), but they were only going to be done in 4" scale, not 6", making them easy to ignore. Not any more.
It's been almost a year to the date since we first debuted our Mythic Legions line at our 2014 Toypocalypse show, and a lot has changed in that year. The characters have changed, the number of characters sculpted has almost doubled, and after a year of debate amongst fans (and amongst us here at the studio too!) so has the line's scale. After a lot of thought, analysis, and consideration we are proud to officially announce that Mythic Legions is officially a 6" scaled line!
We know that there are going to be a lot of questions about the decision, so we wanted to touch on some of the reasons that we ultimately went in this direction:
The success of our Raven figures. The overwhelming response to the Raven pre-order this year only confirmed further the appetite for highly detailed 6" figures that our fanbase has. The Raven figures are far and above our highest selling figures to date, and that is a statistic that we simply could not ignore.
-Our past releases: Over the years all of our fantasy themed figures have been done in a 6" scale. We’ve invested so much time, energy, and money creating a solid collection of figures at that scale, that it would be tough to lose compatibility and access to those resources. This really became apparent to us when we first received our 6" scaled display bases from the factory. We've talked about doing a high quality display base for years, and now we will have one ready to go for Mythic Legions!
-Price/Value: This is absolute biggest part of the equation. When we got into pricing these figures out the numbers were not working out when it came to doing these at 4". These are complex figures with a lot of parts and accessories, and the paint is very elaborate. With all of that factored in, the prices for 6" figures and the prices for 4" figures were very similar. What that means for customers is that you'd be paying basically the same price (give or take a dollar or two) for either scale. In the end we just didn’t feel like it was the right thing to do to overcharge for a 4" figure when we could give a fair price for a 6" figure.
So there you have it! We’ve been working on this line for almost two years now, and it’s transformed and grown almost the entire time. This decision wasn’t an easy one, and it was certainly not made without careful consideration. One of the primary reasons that we were excited about 4" was that we wanted to do large scale figures and mounts, and just because the line is moving to 6" that is not going to change. It will be more of a challenge, but we are more committed than ever to building an entire world with Mythic Legions full of figures and beasts with wide-ranging sizes and shapes. We already have some BIG things in the works!
The Kickstarter for these should begin soon, and now there's one more reason to look forward to them.