Plastikitty Gallery: Bigshot Toyworks’ Four Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse

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From a young age I have been kind of obsessed with the apocalypse. I mean, I wrote a paper about the apocalypse in pop culture my senior year of highschool… and it’s probably only escalated from there. So of course this extends to toys, though apocalyptic toys are few and far between sadly.

Enter Bigshot Toyworks and their Horsies of the ‘Pocalypse! We reviewed Maddie a while back (who has the bonus of being both apocalyptic and Lovecraftian), and now, as we promised during Toy Fair, it’s time for her little minions, who are based on the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

They’re packaged in a window box that houses all four together, along with some cute warnings about the madness that you are about to unleash.

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

Here they all are together! There’s no assembly required, you just pop them out and set them out. Most of them are stable on their own, but Ghost does have a base for stability.

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

Speaking of Ghost, let’s start with her! Ghost is Death, the Pale Horse. And true to her name, she doesn’t even have a living body! Just a thin, spindly skeleton that looks particularly delicate next to the others. She is definitely my favorite of the four: I mean, she’s a pegacorn skeleton. What’s not to love?

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

She’s just so spoopy! Look a the paint detail, it’s just gorgeous.

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

Next up is Clash–aka War, the Red Horseman. Clash’s main feature is definitely all the armor, but of course the clear PVC on her mane and tail is the main draw for me. So shiny.

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

It just catches the light so beautifully. Clash really has a lovely profile!

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

Calamity (pestilence, the White Rider) is next up. In many interpretations of Revelation, the White Rider is Conquest, which I am not overly fond of (it just doesn’t match the others!), so I am happy they went with the more modern Pestilence.

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

Calamity’s mask comes off, revealing a worn skull. The aesthetic of the gas mask definitely fits the theme of the Horsies, but I must admit that I prefer her mask-less. The combination of her totally clear body and the skull is just so eerie!

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

Last but not least is Raven, the Black Rider–Famine. I always think of her as the leader, probably because of how damn elaborate she is. The rotting body, the hair, the beautiful clear wings: she’s definitely the most elegant of the four.

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

And can we talk about the wings? So pretty, so angelic… and then you look at her face.

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

The Horsies come in some alternate colorways. This is the Glow in the Dark set! Unlike most GID figures who have a yellow-green tint, these are kind of aqua which is nice and unusual. They’re also INSANELY glowy. I have a lot of GID figures, but these are probably my most luminous.

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

The third colorway is Spirit World, which is clear. We all know how much I love clear figures, so I’ll try not to squee so much. But OH MY GOD, LOOK AT ‘EM.

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

Here’s a size comparison of the Horises with Maddie. They’re smaller, but not so small that Maddie dwarfs them. What a cute lil family!

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

Bigshot Toyworks' Four Horsies of the 'Pocalypse

At this point, I think it’s obvious that I am smitten with these cuties. It combines my girlhood love of My Little Pony with my adult fascination with the end of the world, with a little bit of Revelation thrown in for good measure. Add in their lovely paint and articulation and it’s love! Oh, did I mention that they also have clear PVC? ‘Cause clear PVC. Though oddly enough, my favorite Horsie has not a speck of clear on her!

Thanks as always to Stephen Donaldson for taking these photos, and to our lovely local cemetery for being so great. Did you know some of these graves go back to the early 1800’s? Amazing!

Order At: 4 Horsies

[Thanks to Bigshot Toyworks for providing Plastikitty with this review sample!]

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