To kick things off is one of the main reasons we created this blog, to share our love of DC Unlimited's World of Warcraft Action Figures. The goal is to post our impressions of one figure that is available to us per week so be sure to check back as we will definitely go through the entire line one by one.
One thing to note though... We are NOT by any means toy experts, we're just average everyday geeks trying to share our impressions. This is actually the only line of figures we own and collect so don't go flaming our noob impressions. With that out of the way let's get to it...
First up we have the "Betrayer" himself Illidan Stormrage. With wings stretched out and in battle pose this is one of my favorite figures to date. Sculpted by Jonathan Matthews this figure stands at a total of 13" including the massive wings. Check the break for all the the unboxing and impressions.
The packaging makes it clear that this isn't a regular action figure mostly due to it's size and the overall design of the box. Since it's a deluxe figure the overall size is relatively larger than the other figures in the series as we will see in the upcoming figures we will cover. At the front is clear plastic where you can see the main figure with the wings detached although the warglaves are already in place which is understandable because removing the weapons would make this look less appealing to potential buyers with no knowledge of the character or the overall design.
All in all we have 6 pieces inside not including the pegs used to grab the warglaves. The main figure, two enormous wings, two warglaves and the stand is what you'll get out of the box.
This figure is full of details right down to the accessories. I just wish the warglaves were sharper than they are but being toys I think the guys from DC Unltd. opted for safety. But still great work with the colors and design.
I've always liked wings on anything specially when it's been spread out beautifully like the ones we have here. Colors are great and really gives an impression that the wings are spread out with fading colors.
Here's a rotating view of the main figure without all the accessories. As you can see, great detail has been put on this figure.
With the wings attached this figure stands at a whopping 13" which really looks great. Although this is called an action figure there isn't any alternative pose so don't expect to move the hands anywhere. Even the head can't be moved so I guess this is one of those display type of figures which is actually a plus for us since joints will only make this uglier.
Here's some close up shots so you can see the detail on each part.
Even the markings on his lower part have been clear enough and blends greatly with the design.
Illidan's archaic tattoos have been given great detail which is good since this is what separates him from the other night elves aside from the obvious demon wings. I'm glad that the tattoos aren't just colored in but you can actually see that it's also been sculpted.
As i said the details on this figure go from top to bottom as you can see with his hooves. I just wish the emerald gem on it was much more darker. It seemed like the color was washed up or maybe it's just on this figure.
The warglaves look really good mainly because of the paint job. The dirt color on the brass hand guard makes it much more realistic.
The colors and fine details make this one of the best action figures in the warcraft line to date. And if you're a hardcore Warcraft fan this should already be displayed somewhere in your house.
Be sure to check back next week as we'll cover another figure from Series 1 of these amazing figures.
Posted by Jab EscutinMore info: DC Unlimited