Warcraft Pandaren Brewmaster Chen Stormstout Figure Review

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Pandaren Brewmaster Figure Review

Here you have it folks the full on image heavy review of Blizzard super exclusive limited edition Pandaren Brewmaster Deluxe Figure. After tons and tons of real life tasks and geek news all around the net I finally found a couple of hours to post a review of the best World of Warcraft Action Figure to date. The Chen Stormstout Pandaren Brewmaster Deluxe Action Figure was sculpted by Ray Villafane and patiently hand painted by Eddie Wires now I know you're excited to see the image heavy review so head on the break and jump in head first.




Before we jump in here's a clip about the Pandaren Brewmaster Chen Stormstout courtesy of WoW Wiki:

Chen Stormstout, a jovial and independent Brewmaster of Pandaria, like many other Pandaren Brewmasters, left his hidden empire to journey the lands, searching for exotic ingredients for his ever-evolving concoctions.

So here's a look at the packaging. It's kind of different with all the other Deluxe Figures we've reviewed before and I think that's because Blizzard wants to give it a limited edition look. It looks great and it sure is heavy, it's kind of weird though that it doesn't have a series number to tag it on.

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Here's the first look out of the box. You can easily see how big Chen Stormstout is without fully unwrapping him. The package has three pieces all in all, the main figure and two pieces of his Bamboo Bo with a couple of containers hanging on it. I kind of like the insignias on the containers.

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Here's the detailed turn around and like most of the figures we've reviewed the Pandaren Brewmaster still looks great even without his Bamboo Bo.

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Now here's the full on look at the Pandaren Brewmaster Chen Stormstout with his Bamboo Bo. I'm liking the keg design with all the colors and Pandaren inspired designs. It looks really heavy and as a matter of fact I think most of the weight is actually coming from it. Nice to know that the figure isn't totally hollow. He's probably a great fighter if he fights while he carries that enormous keg.

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The face looks great considering it was hand painted, the colors look solid and the green eyes look great with his other accessories. You can notice the difference in the black colors on his fur and on the cloth, I'm glad Eddie Wires didn't make all the black colors the same.

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The details on the hands look great, the colors are as solid as the face with a little bit of torn cloth that gives him a little touch of battle wear and tear. I'm glad the colors don't bleed on to the other parts of the figure. The jade bracelets gives it more of an oriental look and goes with all the other accents on the figure.

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The Keg is just the way I imagined it on the video game. Great colors and design with a little dirt colored into it to give it more of an old look to it. I'm just not sure who the Pandaren designed on it is, but he looks bad ass though. The Pandaren with a mohawk rocks!

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Pandaren Brewmaster Figure ReviewPandaren Brewmaster Figure Review

I really like that they designed the the whole open buttoned shirt to give his belly more room. The jade buttons look great and doesn't give out a cheap look to it. The small bottles on his belt really help out with the over all look of the figure.

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Pandaren Brewmaster Figure Review

The Pandaren's feet has all the details you can ask for. I'm not really sure if the spilled brown colors are intentional but it looks like he's been walking around in mud which looks great if you're willing to put in a little imagination. Other than that every other color is where they're supposed to be. I really like the way the cloth was sculpted, they look tight because he's fat but not too tight that it restricts the flow and fold of the pants.

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Here's the last image I want to show you guys, and it's probably the most important image here. If you don't see this little detail engraved on your very own Pandaren Brewmaster Figure be worried... be very worried.

Pandaren Brewmaster Figure Review

The Pandaren Brewmaster Chen Stormstout Action Figure deserves the limited edition tag Blizzard gave it. Blizzard really understood how important this figure is given that it's the first ever official collectible made for the Pandaren Race of World of Warcraft. All the hard work and patience the sculptors, colorists and art directors put into it really paid off. I'm glad it looks as great as it is because I paid a considerable amount to have it delivered to my doorstep. So if you're still thinking of grabbing one I recommend you go ahead and take the plunge, just try to find some way to minimize the delivery charge and taxes of having it shipped directly to an international address.


Posted by Jab Escutin
More info: Blizzard Store


18 comments:

JohnnyQ said...

dude, this isn't available in the blizzard store anymore. I really wish I had one. Do you happen to have an extra I could buy? haha. Just hoping I could get my hands on one of these :(

jab said...

@JohnnyQ - that's really sad man... I hope it becomes available again so you can buy one.

JohnnyQ said...

It's available online again Jab! Thanks for the support man. I'm gonna order one right now! :)

Albert said...

How big the box is? I want to order one, but I need to know how big the box is to estimated the shipping cost. Is it bigget than Vindicator Marrad? Thanks!

Albert said...

Sorry, I mean bigger. THX.

Jab said...

@Albert - it's about the same size as Maraad. All in all I think it would cost you 7K if I remember it correctly.

Albert said...

@Jab - thanks man!

Archie said...

@jab

I just got this today and it's cooler than I initially thought it would be. I paid little attention to it before because it reminded me of Kung Fu Panda and I hate Kung Fu Panda. But after getting one and taking a closer look, it's great.

By the way, I think the keg is hollow. If you knock on it you'll kinda notice. Also, you can somewhat squeeze it and you'll feel the plastic warp a bit, something not possible if it was totally solid.

Cool figure. Highly recommended, especially if you want to collect all the Deluxe Collector Figures. There's one last one available at Greattoys as of today and it's being sold for around 4.2k, a lot cheaper than 7k.

jab said...

@archie - that's kind of weird... I can't seem to squeeze the keg on my Pandaren figure... I know it's hollow and not totally solid but I can't seem to make it warp when I squeeze it. Or maybe I'm just to weak at squeezing... lol.

Archie said...

@jab

Hehe. Don't worry about it. The warping I feel is hardly noticeable. The keg is made of very sturdy plastic after all. No need to put it to the test. I was just curious to see if it was hollow or rock solid. I am glad it was hollow because that's what a keg is supposed to be.

Even though this figure costs at least twice or more than the other deluxe figures, I still think it's worth the money mainly due to its size, heft and details. I actually think the price of the deluxe figures are cheap especially when I compare them to my anime PVC figures.

Anonymous said...

Is it worth it to buy this fig for 3,500 pesos?

Jab said...

@Anonymous - yup it's worth it but make sure it's authentic... :)

Anonymous said...

@jab thanks. but are they still selling this online?

Jab said...

@anonymous - yup... here's the link...

http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=1100000802

bear in mind that it may be around 7k by the time it arrives... =)

Anonymous said...

oh wow. that much huh. thanks for the info though.

Jab said...

@Anonymous - you're welcome. Would be really nice if you can drop a name so we can recognize you the next time you post... Thanks!

Anonymous said...

anyone know anyone selling this in the philippines?

Anonymous said...

ordered one recently.. kinda disappointed that they made his face kinda dirty looking. prefer a clean white on his face.