As this is also a regular action figure it's also encased in the standard plastic clamshell.
Inlay is still the same with a catalog of current Warcraft products.
All in all you get three pieces, the main figure and the weapon which is in two pieces so you can fit it through his hands and assemble. It's actually three pieces when you put it through his hands you got the two ends and the middle stick.
I really like the look of the weapon and it's multiple blades. But the blades are so thin that I think it would easily break if I dropped it.
The blades are wafer thin up to the base which would make the blades easily breakable. I'm pretty sure that if I drop it one of the blades would break off. They could've made it thicker at the base to make it more durable and still have the great effect that it was sharp.
The colors on the stick seem to bleed which you can see when you look closely. Sadly the colors seem to have been rushed on this figure. Hopefully not every Thargas figure has this.
Here's a 360 turn for your viewing pleasure.
So what have we learned from the 360 turn? That this figure is heavily armored and detailed. The official site says this has multiple points of articulation and indeed it does but barely noticeable. Both arms and the head can be slightly moved and I mean really slightly. I think the arms move just so you can put the weapon in place and that's it. This is a display figure people and given the wafer thin blades on his shoulders this one ain't really a toy for kids.
There are two air holes on his shoulders that seem to be airbrushed with red. I think they were trying to go for a glowing look and if that's the case I think they could've done a better job. It just seemed like the colors were washed or was bleeding to the other parts.
I think they were also trying to go for the same thing with the face. Which sadly isn't any better. It looks like the colors aren't strong enough in the middle to give it a glowing look to it. And yeah the beard is a dead giveaway that this is a Dwarf figure you're looking at.
The hands have great detail to them and are very identical to each other, even the patterns on the armor are the same. The chain mail beneath the armor has been carefully designed up to each metal scale. The gold colors on the pattern look great, not too shiny and gives out a vintage look.
The details on the foot are pretty much the same with the hands. Thankfully the gold colors don't bleed to the other parts or isn't that obvious when they do.
Here's that supposedly glowing red exhaust of the armor again.
Although the red colors are a bit of a let down the details on this figure more than makes up for it. Just check on the straps that were sculpted all over this thing. You need straps you know. You wouldn't want the armor to fall off during battle would you?
One of the best things I like about this figure is the design of the back plate. A dragon breathing fire down his ass. Now that's a way to get heated up in battle. I just can't help but think that the wings are kind off upside down, or is it just me? Anyway it looks good.
The details up to the back of his head are tremendous and it more than makes up for the size of this guy. They even put in plates to transition from the back to the helmet. I'm really glad that the chain mail is emphasized where it should be, right before and under the armor. I really like the colors and overall design of the helmet. The gold accents and details give it a vintage look to it.
This figure is much smaller compared to the other figures in the line which can be a turn off to buyers that have no knowledge of the actual race it belongs to. Specially with the price of bigger figures in this series virtually the same as this one. But since I'm familiar with the size of dwarves compared to the other races in Warcraft I'd give it plus points because it stays true to the proportion among the other figures. And for a collector like me I wouldn't want a figure to be bigger than the other figures when it should be smaller in size.
Aside from the supposedly glowing red color on the exhaust parts of the armor I would say that the colors are okay and properly thought of. If you're a fan of the dwarven race this should already be in your collection and if your into great looking armor this is definitely a good buy for you.
Posted by Jab Escutin
More info: DC Unltd. World of Warcraft
More info: DC Unltd. World of Warcraft