This Time we have the Undead Warlock Meryl Felstorm lined up for our unboxing and impressions. This World of Warcraft figure stands at 7.5" at it's highest point and has dark accessories and skulls to boot. So check the break for all the unboxing action.
As with the rest of the series 1 figures the figure is housed in a clamshell plastic which also shares the same inlay except for the front side that shows a swamp which serves as a background for the figure. Don't forget to click on the images to get a better look.
This time you have four pieces in total. The main figure and three pieces for his staff.
I kind of disliked the way they packed the accessories on this one because they inserted the ends of the staff through the plastic which caused it to bend.
The staff is well made but feels a bit rubbery compared to the other figures we've reviewed so far. The good thing is it's not that fragile but it retains the bend caused by the packaging which is kind of annoying.
I really like the green orb they put in but I feel like they could've chosen better material for the staff to make it much more solid so that the spikes wouldn't actually bend.
I just wish they made the spikes feel more solid and not rubbery.
Here's a look at the main figure without the staff.
And as usual here's the turn around shot. See that bend on the end of the staff?
As you can see the details on this figure are well done like what we've seen in the previous figures. But this one gets more details even in places that aren't exposed. Check out the armor on his legs.
I guess the reason they decided to use a material that feels rubbery is because of all the spikes around his armor. We wouldn't want kids accidentally poking themselves would we? Not to mention that this is most likely a display type of figure. I like the impaled heads on his spikes, gives it a real undead look to it.
And it's got great details on it too. Like the carvings on this one.
Here's an aerial view of all the spikes.
The overall design of the armor is great and really fits the theme of the character. The combination of black and purple really gets the dark mood in.
I just wish the orbs are red rather than orange. I just feel like the colors are too weak in that area or too washed.
Details on the sculpting of the figure are great but I feel that the colors haven't been done the right way or somebody was in a hurry to make it cleaner. The colors of the chains are already on his garb which is a total let down. I just hope whoever did the colors on this one ain't allowed to do it again.
This wouldn't be an undead figure if we didn't have rotting flesh now would we? Although we only see few of them it's really colored well and gives a rotting look to eat.
Not to mention that the hands are pretty good too.
Like all the figures in the line so far these figures don't have any significant amount of articulation. In this case only the left arm and the right wrist can move mainly to position the staff. But no articulation is just the way we like 'em.
The detail on the face is great and I like how markings are sculpted on the hood. But I really feel that whoever colored this particular figure could've done a better job. Aside from that this is one of the best figures in series one.
Posted by Jab Escutin
More info: DC Unltd.
More info: DC Unltd.