Here we are with another World of Warcraft Action Figure review and this time we have another big name in Warcraft lore making his debut in action figure form, the Dwarven King: Magni Bronzebeard is the second dwarf to come out of DC Unltd's line of Warcraft Figures and he's actually making waves and even challenging bigger figures before him. Like most of the figures we review King Magni has great designs and sculpt all over him and I'm not even talking about his hammers yet. Go ahead and take the jump to see what this Dwarven King has to offer in Action Figure form.
As always here's a clip from WoW Wiki to give you a sense of who the Dwarven King: Magni Bronzebeard is:
The eldest of the three Bronzebeard brothers, Magni was destined to be the king under the mountain. Strong of arm and keen of mind, Magni loved his two brothers above all else in the world. From the time of his youth, Magni the prince was keenly aware of what would be expected of him in the future.
Now that you have more or less of an idea who Magni is let's jump on right in. As you can see the packaging is solid enough and the inlay is very clear which by the way is the easiest way to spot a fake figure. Yes, believe it or not I've seen the imitation World of Warcraft Figures. The plastic packaging was so thin it bended when I held it not to mention the way the horrible way they printed the inlay. It was just so sad. And don't get me started on the actual figure. Sad, really. Anyway, let's move on.
Though he looks taller inside the packaging he's actually quite stout when you get him out. I guess the way he was packed gives off some kind of optical illusion about his actual height. I was actually worried that he's going to be out of proportion when compared to the other races in action figure form.
He's actually holding one of his hammers so I removed it to give you guys a better look. Here is the turn around of Magni Bronzebeard without his hammers. I'd say we can put him up for display even without the hammers. The pose looks good enough without any accessories because he looks like he just punched someone, someone short actually. Or is he going for the gonads?
His hammers are fit for a king, and I really wouldn't expect anything less from the blacksmiths of Ironforge. I really like the rams on the golden hammer and while the other one is simple you can still see the details on it's sculpt specially with the texture of the hammers face. The sculptor really did a great job of transferring each detail to action figure form and as much as I'd like to learn more about his weapons or their names I really can't find anything online. Or maybe I'm just too lazy to look further. So if anybody can enlighten me please do so by leaving a comment.
Here's the Dwarven King: Magni Bronzebeard complete with his weapons. I'm thinking the designer gave him the wide pose because he really can't do anything vertically with this figure. I'd really hate to be on the receiving end of his hammers. I'm glad that the overall design worked in action figure form. The red and gold colors really look great, not to mention his over grown beard.
As expected his face is all rugged and dirty which actually adds authenticity to the figure. It would've been a disappointment if they gave him a clean face. I always assumed dwarves have this rugged look and I guess being king doesn't make any difference. Whoever colored this figure did a great job because it would be hard coloring the face with all that hair. I'm actually wondering why his crown doesn't have a single jewel on it.
I'm guessing the crest on his shoulder armor is a simpler form of the Ironforge insignia. But I'm just totally guessing here. Even though Magni has short arms they still managed to cram enough armor to probably cover two sexy Night Elve Huntresses. I'm glad that the colors are very solid and consistent with each arm. Even though it's a small space to cover you can still see the great details on the chain mail and the metal plates. Not to mention the bright colors on the padding and the chain mail.
The torso though very short is covered with armor that I'm assuming is made of solid iron with a golden ram head for a belt buckle. I'm glad that the beard is somewhat being blown by the wind because it would really cover all the great details of the torso. As you can see the details of the sculpt and colors are consistent even at the sides where you don't see much of it.
The cape is probably one of the simple things I like on King Magni Bronzebeard. I know it's red and kind of small to be a full on cape but the sculpt and details on how they made it flow make it one of the best thing on this figure. It's really hard to achieve this kind of effect on something so small not to mention still being able to design it with gold lining and two strips accenting the over all design.
The armor plates on the knees are designed with the same old ram we see all over Magni Bronzebeard. This may be one of the things I think they could've improved on when it comes to design. King Magni Bronzebeard is a small figure and to have the same old ram showing up all over the place makes it kind of repetitive. It would look good on a large figure but having the rams so close to each other is another matter. I know it follows the overall theme of the figure but I just think they could've given it more of a variation with another animal or crest. The foot reminds me of those old school robots I used to play with. All the bolts on and gold on it kind of makes it look steampunk.
Now this maybe one of the things they changed at the last minute but he has a couple of holes on his feet which I'm guessing should've been for some kind of stand. I guess they deemed it unnecessary since he's already awesome on his own.
Although I have a couple of things I don't like with the Dwarven King: Magni Bronzebeard's figure I'd still recommend you get one. The great pose and details on this figure really makes up for the petty little things I think they can improve on. Not to mention that he's the Dwarven King himself. I'm really surprised at how they manage to keep him in proportion with the other figures and still make him stand out from the crowd.
Posted by Jab Escutin