Before anything else hee's a clip from WoW Wiki:
He was the twin brother of Malfurion Stormrage and was in love with Tyrande Whisperwind. Once an unusually gifted sorcerer, the extent of his powers became difficult to classify due to his powers increasing in large bursts as a demon hunter, sorcerer, and having absorbed the powers of the Skull of Gul'dan.
I guess we have the Skull of Gul'dan to thank for Illidan's great wings and cool horns. Here's a look at the packaging. Everything looks similar to the first Illidan figure except for the back which features the series 5 figures.
Out of the box we get the main figure, two enormous wings and the peg stand. I didn't count the weapons because the main figure's already holding them.
Here's the turn around of the main figure. We just have to remove the horns and fill the holes on his back and Illidan's back to his old night elf self, except for the dark demonic color though.
With Illidan in demon form they also had to improve the color of his weapons and add a little transparency to them which is totally great. Now we can really call this the twin blades of Azzinoth. I also like the improved color of the wings. I'm not sure but I think the paint on the wings feel rough which adds a little bit of texture to the wings.
And the moment you've been waiting for, a look at the complete figure. The wings are so huge that I really had a hard time shooting the whole thing without sacrificing the details on the main figure. I just used a point and shoot camera so I hope you understand.
Here's a closer look at his face. Its kind of hard to get the side view shots because of the huge horns. I like the glowing eyes through his blind fold, neon green on black is now my favorite color combination
They also upgraded the colors of his tattoos. It's amazing how new colors change the entire impact of the figure. I also noticed that the figure goes black the farther away the tattoos are. It's a good thing they thought of that, it gives the tattoos some kind of glowing effect to it. Check out the left arm and you'll see what I mean.
The torso seems to have the same effect with the tattoos. I think they also improved the way the wings attach to the back because this time it's flush to the back and you won't see any obvious or excessive holes.
We also got color enhancements for the legs and hooves. I'm glad they improved the glowing color of the gems on his hooves. The glowing and the brightness are just right.
There you have it, the Demon Form Illidan Stormrage Figure is a great figure with great colors. But I feel that they could've done a better job if they commissioned a new artist to give us an entirely new look or pose. Don't get me wrong, the colors are the best we've seen so far especially with the tattoos and the weapons but knowing that they already released something with the same pose and sculpt really brings it a few points down. For both the demon and non-demon form figures that is.
Posted by Jab Escutin
More info: DC Unltd