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- Behind the Scenes: An Interview with Chris Gawrych
A fun and revealing interview with the "big bird" of Four Horsemen Studios, the wild and wacky Chris Gawrych!
- Published on 04.13.21
- Horsemen for Hire: Conan ULTIMATES! from Super7
Looking at the first three waves, plus a comic version, of the iconic barbarian warrior - Conan!
- Published on 04.06.21
- The Races of Mythoss: Dwarves
Small in stature, but stout of heart, you would be hard pressed to find a race in Mythoss with a more fervent fan-base than the dwarves!
- Published on 03.30.21
- Customizing Corner: Getting Started with “Pop and Swap” Customs
If you’ve wanted to jump into the customizing side of this hobby but have been afraid to try, this is a great place to start with some simple custom ideas that require no outside parts or painting!
- Published on 03.23.21
- Blast from the Past - Power Lords
Four Horsemen Studios revived the 1980's toy line, Power Lords, with a series of figures starting in 2013!
- Published on 03.16.21
- Figures in Focus: Power-Con Debuts
A look at the various "Power-Con Debut" figures we have released over the years - from the very first to our latest releases!
- Published on 03.09.21
- Customizing Corner: Patrick Boyle
An interview with one of the most unique and creative Mythic Legions customizers.
- Published on 03.02.21
- What is a “Mythic Legions All-Star”?
A detailed history of the the Mythic Legions: All-Stars voting process, and a look at the warriors who have been named a Mythic Legions: All-Star!
- Published on 02.23.21
- The Races of Mythoss: Minotaurs
While not one of the more populous races in the Mythic Legions line, the Cloven warriors have certainly become some of the most popular!
- Published on 02.16.21
- Horsemen for Hire: Sideshow’s 1:6 Star Wars Figures
Star Wars was an action figure property that we never knew if we’d have a crack at - until Sideshow called us to help create some 1:6 scale figures from this galaxy far, far away!
- Published on 02.09.21
- Customizing Corner: Brian Burke
An interview 3D sculptor, printer, figure customizer, and owner of Von Burke Studios!
- Published on 02.02.21
- Figure in Focus: The Templars
A look at one of the most popular figures in the Mythic Legions line - the Templar Knights, including some of the differences across different releases of this heroic figure!
- Published on 01.26.21
- Mythic Legions Tactics: Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the most common questions we have been seeing presented in one place!
- Published on 01.22.21
- Behind the Scenes: Mythic Legions Tactics
A conversation we had with the team behind the Mythic Legions Tactics game, providing a little insight into what you can expect from this new project!
- Published on 01.19.21
- Customizing Corner: Jeremy “Mythic Customs” Girard
An interview with the SourceHorsemen.com webmaster and long time Legions customizer!
- Published on 01.12.21
- Blast from the Past - Outer Space Men
A look at the first licensed property released by Four Horsemen Studios - our collaboration with toy inventor Mel Birnkrint to revive the Outer Space Men!
- Published on 01.05.21
- Featured Artist: Robson Rocha
Check out some absolutely amazing Mythic Legions fan art created by an artist for DC Comics!
- Published on 12.29.20
- Figure in Focus: Baron Volligar
The first pure-born vampire, Volligar is the only character in Mythic Legions to be both an All Star and have a second version of himself created for the line!
- Published on 12.22.20
- Blast from the Past: The “Egyptian Trio” from Gothitropolis
The most popular of all the variants we released for our Gothitropolis Scarabus figure were undoubtedly the three characters whose likeness was influended by Egyptian deities of old!
- Published on 12.15.20
- Figure in Focus: Artemyss Silverchord
One of the key characters in the storyline of Mythic Legions, Artemyss Silverchord is the leader of Xylona’s Flock and she wields the powerful Silverchord once held by her faction's namesake.
- Published on 12.08.20
- Customizing Corner: Andy Spinks
A look at the work of Mythic Legions fan and action figure customizer Andy Spinks.
- Published on 12.01.20
- The Races of Mythoss: Vampires
With the reveal of the upcoming Illythia wave, it seemed like the perfect time to focus on these monsters for our latest “Races of Mythoss” feature!
- Published on 11.24.20
- Recapping Mythic Weekend!
A look back at 2 amazing days of Legions content - including interviews, panel discussions, reveals, and suprises!
- Published on 11.17.20
- Some Amazing Tri-Klops Art from ROWAN!
We recently received an amazing piece of fan-art that we wanted to share with all our fans. Thanks for sending it Rowan!
- Published on 11.11.20
- Blast from the Past: Gothitropolis Vampire Queen Variants
Looking at variant figure we had planned for the unlreased Gothitropolis Vampire Queen figure.
- Published on 11.10.20
- Behind the Scenes: Mythic Legions 1.0 Packaging Samples
A look at some photos of the packaging samples we were sent way back when the first Mythic Legions wave was still in development.
- Published on 11.03.20
- Behind the Scenes: A Look at the Unreleased Symbiotech Line
First presented during our "FANtastic Exclusive" voting process, our unreleased Symbiotech line would've give fans some of the most unique and diverse toys we've ever created.
- Published on 10.30.20
- Customizing Corner: Crashbox Customs
Crashbox Customs and their "Mythic Pieces" have become a wonderful addition to Mythic displays and photography, but this team has done so much more than just those stunning pieces!
- Published on 10.27.20
- Figure in Focus: Silver Dwarf Legion Builder
First released as part of our "1.0 Kickstarter campaign", this dwarven warrior has become a fan favorite for building up the ranks of dwarven armies or as the fuel for cool custom creations!
- Published on 10.20.20
- Featured Fan: Alberto Arribas
If you have been around the Mythic Legions community for a little while, you have undoubtedly stumbled upon the POWERFUL reviews being done by Triple A Toys. This "Featured Fan" interview is with the main behind these amazing videos!
- Published on 10.13.20
- Horsemen for Hire: Super 7’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ULTIMATES!
A look at the first 4 series of Tirtles figures we worked on with Super 7.
- Published on 10.09.20
- Horsemen for Hire - Harry Potter Deluxe Creatures
Back in 2001, there was no entertainment property with more excitement attached to it than Harry Potter, which made it super awesome when Mattel hired us to design some "creature" toys from the first movie!
- Published on 10.06.20
- The Races of Mythoss: Skeletons
The undead have long been a staple of high-fantasy stories, and Mythic Legions has certainly embraced this idea of skeletal warriors with a number of cool characters and figures in the line!
- Published on 10.02.20
- Customizing Corner: Eric Lebron
Mythic Legions continues to attract new fans and new customizers - including this creator who has already made a sizable impact with his awesome custom creations!
- Published on 09.29.20
- Behind the Scenes: Mynothecean Artwork
A look at some very early character and weapon art from our studio's very first action figure project!
- Published on 09.22.20
- Horsemen for Hire - Super 7’s Thundercats ULTIMATES!, Wave 4
Four Horsemen Studios is excited to once again partner with Super 7 to create some awesome new Thundercats figures!
- Published on 09.18.20
- The Races of Mythoss: Gladiators
While we know that “Gladiator” is not a race, we wanted to put together an article focusing on this unique group of characters in the Realm of Mythoss and this segment of the blog seemed like the best place to do it!
- Published on 09.15.20
- Artist Spotlight: John Gagnon
A look at the amazing photos of action figure photographer John "Johnny Red" Gagnon and some insights into his art!
- Published on 09.08.20
- Mythic Legions Trivia - Round 2
Test your knowledge of Four Horsemen Studios with our second round of trivia questions!
- Published on 09.04.20
- FAQs: “What’s the difference between ‘1.0’ and ‘2.0’ parts?”
As you start digging into the Mythic Legions line, you will undoubtedly hear fellow fans use the phrases “1.0” and “2.0” to describe some of these figures.
- Published on 09.01.20
- Behind the Scenes: A Look at the Arethyr “Fine Cuts”
There are a number of stages in the process of taking an action figure from prototype to production. One of the stages in this process is what is known as “fine cuts”.
- Published on 08.25.20
- Customizing Corner: Joe Vasapollo
Joe's amazing custom work has been featured at both G-con events, as well as at the first ever LegionsCon event - plus he is just an all around wonderful person and a huge supporter of Four Horsemen Studios.
- Published on 08.18.20
- Horsemen for Hire - Disney Collectible Figures from Super7
An early look at the first 3 releases from the new Disney line from Super7!
- Published on 08.14.20
- The Races of Mythoss: Goblins
Combining some of the zany chaos of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth with the overwhelmingly destructive capabilities of JRR Tolkien’s goblins, the various sub-races of goblins have proven to be wildly popular with Mythic Legions fans.
- Published on 08.07.20
- Artist Spotlight: Seba and Juli of Planetary Dog Toys
If you customize Mythic Legions figures, or follow others who customize them, you have undoubtedly seen the work of the artists featured in this article!
- Published on 08.04.20
- Blast from the Past - The Chalice of Guudenuph
A behind the scenes account of how this pink elephant warrior was created and named!
- Published on 07.28.20
- Figure in Focus: Black Knight Legion Builder
One of the most popular Legion Builders we have released to date, the Black Knight has proven to be not only a great looking toy, but also an ideal base figure to help fuel many custom creations.
- Published on 07.24.20
- Horsemen for Hire: King Grayskull
The story behind the SDCC exclusive figure from 2008 that helped jumpstart the popular Masters of the Universe Classics line.
- Published on 07.21.20
- Customizing Corner: Adam Bobo
An interview with longtime action figure collector and customizer, and Mythic Legions fan - Adam Bobo
- Published on 07.17.20
- The Races of Mythoss: Jaguallians
Exploring the fierce feline warrior race who are part of the Realm of Mythoss.
- Published on 07.14.20
- Behind the Scenes: A Look at Never Released Seventh Kingdom Figure Designs
A look at some of the Seventh Kingdom character designs that never actually made it into production as action figures.
- Published on 07.10.20
- Figure in Focus: Skapular the Cryptbreaker
While most of those undead warriors belong to the Congregation of Necronominus, there are a handful of skeletons who have broken away from this faction and who now find themselves aligned with the Sons of the Red Star and their leader Skapular the Cryptbreaker.
- Published on 07.07.20
- Customizing Corner: Getting Started Customizing Mythic Legions
If you’ve thought that you’d like to try your hand at customizing Mythic Legions but you didn’t know where to begin, this article is for you! These tips and photos from some of the most well-known Mythic Legions customizers will hopefully give you the information and inspiration you need to get started.
- Published on 07.03.20
- Blast from the Past: Exploring The Seventh Kingdom
Exploring the storyline and concepts behind Four Horsemen Studios' Seventh Kingdom property.
- Published on 06.30.20
- The Races of Mythoss: Elves
A popular fixture across almost every fantasy property, it was only a matter of time before the fair folk found their way into Mythic Legions.
- Published on 06.26.20
- Customizing Corner: Kevin “Jim Pansen Creations” Delies
From the time of MoTU Classics to Mythic Legions today, Kevin Delies (who is commonlyt known as "Jim Pansen") has been sculpting wonderful add-on heads and parts.
- Published on 06.23.20
- Figure in Focus: Gorgo Aetherblade
One of the most visually striking figure designs in the Mythic Legions line is the evil warmonger known as Gorgo Aetherblade. With his red and black armor and his imposing helmet topped with a pair of large antlers, he is certainly a force to be reckoned with as the “merciless commander of the Legion of Arethyr.”
- Published on 06.19.20
- The Strange, Illogical Origin of Minotaur the Duck
A powerful warrior waterfowl who would emerge to become our company’s first Kickstarter exclusive release. This is the tale of Minotaur the Duck.
- Published on 06.16.20
- Horsemen for Hire - The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton’s the Nightmare Before Christmas was a property that we honestly never expected we’d get a chance to work on, so when NECA came to us back in 2003 asking if we would be interested in helping design this line of figures, we were thrilled to be able to say “YES!”
- Published on 06.12.20
- Artist Spotlight: Emil Wickman
An interview with the multi-talented artist, 3D sculptor, and figure customizer from Sweden.
- Published on 06.09.20
- Blast From the Past: Scarabus
After two releases from our Seventh Kingdom line, our studio’s third FANtastic Exclusive vote was won by Scarabus, a character from our Gothitropolis property.
- Published on 06.05.20
- Figure in Focus: Hagnon
A look at the ghostly figure from the "Advent of Decay" wave, including information on how his "glow" effect came to be, some fun bumps along the road to his creation, and some great examples of custom figures using this amazing head sculpture.
- Published on 06.02.20
- Customizing Corner: Dru Grubbs
An look at the amazing, and incredibly versatile, custom action figure work of Dru Grubbs.
- Published on 05.29.20
- The Races of Mythoss: Mercurians
While not technically one of the “races” of Mythoss, the Mercurian figures we have released have become some of our most popular and sought-after figures to date. While the number of Mercurians in the line may still be small, they are undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in the Realm of Mythoss!
- Published on 05.26.20
- Blast From the Past: Queen Alluxandra
Released in 2009, Queen Alluxandra and her Council were the third series of figures our studio released from the Seventh Kingdom property.
- Published on 05.22.20
- Horsemen for Hire: Rampage “Big City Brawl” Monsters
A look at the work we did for the large beasts from Lanard's "Rampage" line of toys, and how some fans have used these monsters in their Mythic Legions collections!
- Published on 05.19.20
- Artist Spotlight: Trevor Williams
A look at some of the stunning toy photography, including a number of wonderful Mythic Legions images, of One:Six Shooter
- Published on 05.15.20
- FAQs - “How Do Different Mythic Legions Figures Scale with Each Other?”
From the earliest stages of Mythic Legions’ development, the studio knew that the Realm of Mythoss would be populated by a wide variety of different races. In this article, we will look at the range of figures sizes in Mythic Legions, showing them side-by-side so you can see how these assorted races can add some incredible variety to your display!
- Published on 05.12.20
- Figure in Focus: Sir Valgard
The story behind the "Kickstarter Exclusive" figure from Mythic Legions 1.0, including the controversy that surrounded this golden-armored dwarven warrior!
- Published on 05.08.20
- Blast from the Past: The “Cornboy” Figure
A look at the 1997 McFarlane Toys figure based on our own Cornboy!
- Published on 05.05.20
- The Races of Mythoss: The Orcs
Ask Mythic Legions fans what their favorite race of figures from the line is and you will undoubtedly hear “the orcs” given as an answer by many of those fans. Check out the first entry in our new "Races of Mythoss" series!
- Published on 05.01.20
- Horsemen for Hire: MOTU “Staction” Figures
A look at NECA's line of MOTU ministatues based on our 200x designs.
- Published on 04.28.20
- Customizing Corner - Combining Mythic Legions and the “Birds”
Examples of how you can combine pieces of Mythic Legions and Avian Warriors to create some interesting custom characters.
- Published on 04.24.20
- Blast from the Past: Ramathorr
After successfully releasing our first original action figures in the form of Xetheus, our studio was excited to visit the world of Seventh Kingdom once again with the winner of our second FANtastic Exclusive voting contest – the pachyderm swordsman, Ramathorr!
- Published on 04.21.20
- Featured Fan: Walter Hagen
Few fans have made as much of an impact on the world of Mythic Legions fandom as Walter Hagen. As the creator of the Mythic Legions Cabal Facebook Group, "Waltor the Mad" has assembled the warmest and most welcoming group of fans anywhere!
- Published on 04.17.20
- Horsemen for Hire: Draego-Man
After years of getting to work on Masters of the Universe figures, we had the amazing opportunity to add an original character to the line and the lore of MOTU!
- Published on 04.14.20
- Customizing Corner: Dean Wright
If you follow Mythic Legions postings on Instagram and over at the Mythic Legions Cabal Facebook group, you have undoubtedly seen the amazing diorama and photography work of Dean Wright.
- Published on 04.10.20
- Figure in Focus: Eathyron
The lore of Mythoss tells of ancient times when four heroic beasts rose up to battle the great evils of the Realm. The first of these beasts to make their way into the Mythic Legions toy line was the “crowned eagle”, Eathyron.
- Published on 04.07.20
- Blast from the Past: “Bendy” Violator, Eric Treadaway’s First Toy Released in Stores
The story of how Four Horsemen Studios' co-owner, Eric Treadaway, got his first job in the toy industry and his first toy on store shelves!
- Published on 04.03.20
- Featured Fan: Joe Colton
An in-depth look at what we believe is the first ever Mythic Legions cosplay and the artist behind the costume!
- Published on 03.31.20
- Horsemen for Hire: Mirage-style Ninja Turtles
Way back in 2007 we had the chance to help develop some Turtles figures for NECA. Making this project even cooler was the fact that these particular toys were inspired by the original Mirage Comics where the Turtles got their start!
- Published on 03.27.20
- Blast from the Past: Power-Con MOTU Birds
A look at some very special MOTU-inspired birds that the studio auctioned off for charity at Power-Con 2013.
- Published on 03.24.20
- FAQs - “What are Legion Builders?”
From the very beginning of Mythic Legions, Four Horsemen Studios knew that we wanted fans to have the ability to “army build” these toys. Enter the concept of Legion Builders.
- Published on 03.17.20
- Behind the Scenes: Four Horsemen Studios’ “Intern for a Day”
During the Mythic Legions: Advent of Decay Kickstarter campaign, one of the “rewards” that fans could select was an experience listed as “Intern for a Day”. This is a personal recap of this incredible day, and how it set the stage for the work I now get to do with the studio and this website!
- Published on 03.13.20
- Customizing Corner: William Robert Post / MAFC
If you are customizing Mythic Legions, you likely have some 3D printed parts from MyActionFigureCustoms.com. This article digs into the world of MAFC and founder William Robert Post.
- Published on 03.10.20
- Figure in Focus: Barbarian Builder
For many fans, the Barbarian Builder deluxe set from the very first Kickstarter is the line's definitive release which shows everything that is great about Mythic Legions. This "Figure in Focus" article takes a deeper look at this amazing set!
- Published on 03.06.20
- Blast from the Past: The Time Keepers
A look at these long sold out Gothitropolis figures, including some prototype shots and some pictures of unreleased color variants of the Time Keepers!
- Published on 03.03.20
- FAQs - “I am new to Mythic Legions. Where do I begin?”
So you’ve recently discovered Mythic Legions and decided you’d like to start collecting these amazing figures. In this article, we will cover the best ways to get started as a new Mythic Legions collector.
- Published on 02.28.20
- Featured Fan: Eddie Salvatore III
A look at Eddie's truly impressive collection of dwarven warriors and other Mythic Legions!
- Published on 02.25.20
- Behind the Scenes: The Sketchbooks of Four Horsemen Studios
How cool would it be to get a glimpse at how Mythic Legions are conceived at the earliest stages of their development? I thought that would be pretty awesome too, which is why I bugged the studio to send me some cool “Behind the Scenes” sketches to share in this article.
- Published on 02.21.20
- Figure in Focus: Stone Troll
The Stone Troll was one of the first of these monsters to make its ways into Mythic Legions. This article will take a look at this incredible figure, including some looks at his early development.
- Published on 02.18.20
- Did You Know - The Four Horsemen Were on an Episode of “Cake Boss”?
The studio makes their reality show debut back in 2013 with their "Power Lords" cake.
- Published on 02.14.20
- Customizing Corner: Luis Torres
A Mythic Legions customizer known for his dwarf customs as well as his other dark characters - we look at some of this custom creations of this artist.
- Published on 02.11.20
- Blast From the Past - Xetheus
The first in-house figure released by Four Horsemen Studios! Xetheus was created as part of a promotion the studio called the “FANtastic Exclusive”, where fans voted on every single aspect of the figure’s creation.
- Published on 02.07.20
- FAQs - “What Are Those 3 Pieces That Come in the Packages For?”
Wondering what those three grey plastic bits that are included in many Mythic Legions packages are for? These are the “wing adapters” that allow you to add wings to the figures in the line. Here's how to use them!
- Published on 02.04.20
- Figure in Focus: Tibius
Released in the first series of Mythic Legions figures, this skeletal swordsman is a perfect example of how a figure can change pretty significantly from their first appearance to the time when they are final released!
- Published on 01.31.20
- Behind the Scenes: A Look at an Early Version of Xylona
Previously unreleased photos of the initial colors that the Elder Frost Deer, Xylona, was initially meant to include.
- Published on 01.28.20
- Blast from the Past: Mythic Legions FANEx Voting
Early plans for Mythic Legions and how the line could’ve been very different if the initial plans of it being entirely driven by the "FANtastic Exclusive Voting" would've come to fruition.
- Published on 01.24.20
- Customizing Corner: Mat O’Toole / Castle of Power
One of the very first customizers to create custom sculpted heads for Mythic Legions, and still one of the most popular, we look at the work of this amazing artist!
- Published on 01.21.20
- Mythic Legions Trivia
Do you know which head has been used the most times in Mythic Legions? How about which weapons are the rarest? Learn the answers to these questions and more!
- Published on 01.17.20
- Figure in Focus: Arethyr
A deeper look at one of the dark gods of the Mythic Legions story - the fiery personification of war, Arethyr!
- Published on 01.14.20
- FAQs - “How Do You Put On the Capes”
One of the most commonly asked questions for new Mythic Legions fans, this artcile will show a few ways you can add capes onto your legions!
- Published on 01.09.20
- Featured Fans: Shelf Gravy
If you attended LegionsCon 2019 in New Jersey, or if you saw pictures from this event, you undoubtedly saw the absolutely amazing and massive diorama made by JD Brosius and Chandra Cooper, aka Shelf Gravy.
- Published on 01.07.20
- Blast from the Past: Decimus Hrabban
Made available via Four Horsemen Studios' first ever Kickstarter campaign, Decimus Hrabban from the Gothritropolis line helped set the stage for what would come in the future with Mythic Legions.
- Published on 01.03.20
- Behind the Scenes: The Castle of Four Sides
There is no symbol in Mythoss that better represents the heroic factions commitment to working to together to protect the Realm than the mighty Castle of Four Sides.
- Published on 12.31.19
- From the Horsemen’s Mouth - December 2019
The December edition of some answers directly from the Horsemen!
- Published on 12.23.19
- Featured Fan: Toshi Hingst’s Test Shot Collection
A look at Toshi's amazing Mythic Legions test shot collection!
- Published on 12.20.19
- Behind the Scenes: A Look at an Early Version of Morgolyth
The original plans for this skeletal high priestess called for her elaborate head dress to be painted in purple and silver.
- Published on 12.17.19
- Customizing Corner: Dennis Derby
Easily one of the nicest guys in the Mythic Legions community, we interview customizer Dennis Derby about his wierd and wonderful custom creations!
- Published on 12.13.19
- Blast from the Past: Toypocalypse Mythic Legions Customs
A look at the very first Mythic Legions "customs" - a series of creations by friends of the studio and shown at the Toypocalypse 2014 art show in New York.
- Published on 12.10.19
- Customizing Corner: How Do You “Pop” Mythic Legions Figures Apart?
Want to know how you safely pop Mythic Legions apart for customs and which pieces are removable on the figure? This article will cover that for you!
- Published on 12.06.19
- Featured Fans: The My Wife is Going to Kill Me Podcast
Three of the dumbest toy enthusiasts on the planet who just happen to have a podcast where they regularly talk about their love for Mythic Legions. Meet Pete, Travis, and Steve - the My Wife Is Going to Kill Me Podcast.
- Published on 12.03.19
- Figure in Focus: Orn Steelhide
A deeper look at the green-armored dwarf, Orn Steelhide - including concept art on this character!
- Published on 11.29.19
- Artist Spotlight: Nate Baertsch
If you've ever opened a Mythic Legions figure, you have seen the amazing work of artist Nate Baertsch, the man responsible for the stunning images on every Mythic Legions package!
- Published on 11.26.19
- Blast from the Past - Vampire Queen
Created as part of our Gothitropolis property, the Vampire Queen is one of the few in-house toys we designed that never actually made it into production.
- Published on 11.22.19
- From the Horsemen’s Mouth
Get answers to the Mythic Legions questions fans want to know, directly from the Four Horsemen!
- Published on 11.19.19
- Customizing Corner: Nikki Nikole Chaney
The "Queen of Mythic Legions customs" answers our questions about her incredible customs, what got her into Mythic Legions, and what some of her favorite pieces to work on include!
- Published on 11.15.19
- The Tale of Halfnon
While we have a very adept liaison between our studio and the factory, there are still time where the language barrier proves challenging – and sometimes, like in this case, it yields some awesome gems.
- Published on 10.04.19