Orc Warchief: Thrall World of Warcraft Action Figure Review

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thrall Warcraft Figure Review

DC Unltd's line of World of Warcraft Action Figures is starting to rake in the biggest names in Warcraft Lore with each series they release. Now one of the biggest names in the horde side of things is getting immortalized in Action Figure form. The Orc Warchief: Thrall looks to be one of the best figures to come out of DC Unltd's World of Warcraft Premium Series Figures and it looks like we won't be disappointed in anyway. So without further delay just go ahead and take the jump and see what we think of Thrall's Action Figure.




Just in case you don't know who Thrall is here's a clip from WoW Wiki:

Thrall, the Horde's warchief, is a living symbol of nobility, strength, and unwavering courage. He led the orcs from the internment camps of Lordaeron into a new era of freedom and prosperity, and under his leadership the Horde has established itself as a major force on Azeroth. As a shaman, Thrall has a deep connection with the elements, and their wisdom has proven to be a great boon to the warchief. But although the Horde's faith in its warchief remains strong, some orcs who relish the tales of orcish ferocity and martial prowess are frustrated with Thrall's decisions.

They redesigned the packaging for the Premium Series Figures which is a big departure from what we've seen with Series 1. Instead of having a hybrid clam shell and box they just opted to box the whole figure which makes more sense actually. You can easily repack everything for storage unlike the Series 1 Figures where you had to destroy the packaging to get it out.

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All in all you get two pieces out of the box. It's actually the first time we've seen a loose weapon which isn't detachable from the main figure. I was thinking we can remove the hammer but I don't see anyway to disassemble it. Or maybe I'm just too scared to try? The background on the box is a picture of Deathwing, so I'm guessing this set is dancing to the tune of Cataclysm.

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The only accessory Thrall's action figure has is this Dragons head. Now I'm not sure what type of dragon it is or if it's what they call a Frost Wyrm but it looks great. Judging by the decay I'm guessing it's some type of undead dragon of some sort. That, or he just wants to step on it for the pose. Now I know it's not that obvious on the image but the head has a small transparent peg used to pin on Thrall's foot. The details and colors look great on it considering it's just a stand.

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Because we can't make him stand without the accessory we have to skip the turn around without the stand and hammer. As you can see Thrall is a big figure specially with his arm stretched out. The pose is one of the best we've seen so far and I'm guessing it's because of the dragon's head he's stepping on. I'm thinking it would've been better if they made him look like he was shouting or something to that effect. The closed mouth just isn't doing it for me.

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Here's a close-up shot of his face. As I said I feel they could've done a better job if they put in some emotions on it and not just the blank face. Is it just me or does he look like a long-haired green gorilla? I'm glad that the colors on his face are very consistent and nothing seems to have spilled over to where they aren't supposed to be including the blue colors on his eyes.

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Thrall's hammer is simple compared to what we've seen with King Magni. It's simple and doesn't over power the overall design of the figure. If you've seen different versions or artworks of Thrall you'll notice that the action figure stays true to the original character design.

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Like everything else on this figure you can see that they barely changed anything with the way Thrall was designed for the game and the comic books. The armor on his arms look great and is a great translation of the in-game version of Thrall's armor. I like how the gold lining is consistent with all the parts of his armor down to his legs. The leather gloves on his hands look great too with a little wear and tear on the side to give it an authentic look.

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The armor on his shoulder is probably my favorite part. It's very consistent with each side and the colors are well done. I'm glad the spikes aren't smooth and has some texture on it which is consistent with how his armor was made. You really can't expect a smooth surface on any Orc armor. The only problem I see here is I really can't see how he's able to wear the armor on his shoulders. It's not connected to his breast plate in anyway and unless they glued it to his shoulders it should've fallen off when he raised his arm. I'm thinking this is a design boo boo.

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His body armor has great designs and thankfully nothing looks like it would fall off during battle. The black iron and gold lining looks very consistent with the over all theme of the figure. The Horde insignia on his belt buckle looks great and I'm glad the silver color on it did not spill to the other parts.

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The armor on his legs are very consistent with the over all design of the figure and I have to say it's really nice to see that the colors are very strong and it doesn't look like anything is out of place. If you take a closer look you can even see straps on the back of the armor which is a nice touch since it adds to the authenticity of the design. I just wish they did something similar with the shoulder armor.

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The metal shoe is probably something I'd redesign myself because it kinda looks out of place if you ask me. But the colors on it still look great and as you can see they even bothered to color in some dirt or rust which is a nice touch.

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The Orc Warchief: Thrall action figure is one of the biggest names to enter the action figure arena of DC Unltd. Although there were some things we wished to change the overall look of the figure is undeniably fantastic and is worthy of any Warcraft Aficionado's collection.


Posted by Jab Escutin


21 comments:

webcube said...

@jab - Nice review.
Yes you can disassemble his hammer into 2 parts.
I know this because this figure was a pain to remove in his packaging because of his hammer then I noticed half of the hammer is detachable.

Jab said...

@webcube - that's nice to know. Is it at the lower part of the hammer? I didn't want to force anything since I didn't see any kind of division.

webcube said...

@jab - No, it's in the middle of the hammer.

JohnnyQ said...

Grom Hellscream should've been with Thrall and not Valdremar in the Premium Series 2. :(

Jab said...

@webcube - so that's why I didn't see it. I was used to seeing the divisions around the upper and lower part of the accesories.

@johnnyQ - I think they wanted to balance out each set. Otherwise we wouldn't be looking forward to the new sets.

JohnnyQ said...

Did DC release the premium series 3 yesterday or is it delayed?

Jab said...

@JohnnyQ - I was just thinking about the same thing. For now the retailers say it's delayed. I'll let you guys know when I hear anything.

JohnnyQ said...

In the DC unltd website the release date of the premium 3 is no longer shown, which I think may indicate that they did release it.

Jab said...

@JohnnyQ - I guess the delivery is delayed again. Hopefully we see them next week.

JohnnyQ said...

yeah...hopefully. Can't wait for you to review Garrosh and Taz'Dingo. Big names once again!!! I'm so HAPPY! :D

jab said...

@JohnnyQ - I just talked to the retailers and it looks like we're experiencing another delivery delay.

JohnnyQ said...

awww...that's just great. When did they say is it going to be available? Thanks for the info man. :)

Jab said...

@JohnnyQ - the retailers just say they're not sure without giving a specific date. They won't confirm anything unless they have confirmation. So I guess we still have another week of waiting.

JohnnyQ said...

@Jab - oh...that's fine i guess. I don;t have enough money to buy the set anyway. :)) I guess that just gives me enough time to earn some :). By the way, we're all waiting for your valdremar with voidwalker voyd figure review. :)

Jab said...

@JohnnyQ - That's alright, who knows maybe you can get better prices when Datablitz gets their stock. I'm working on the review right now. I'll probably finish in the next hour or so. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

How tall he is ? Is he taller than Lady VASHJ ?

Please take a picture ,compare the size of most WOW Figures.
Somebody,like me, buy these figures online.
Don't know their size before buy it.

Thanks

Jab said...

@anonymous - with his arm extended Thrall is taller than Lady Vashj but Lady Vashj's figure is bigger as a whole. I'll try to find some time to compare all the sizes of the figures so please stay tuned. You might want to put in a name when you post a comment so we can address you properly. Thanks!

wartaker said...

Ah. sorry about posting as anonymous.
Thanks for your answer.

I have Lady Vashj and looking for other WOW figures.
If Thrall is taller than her. I afraid he is too tall for my shelf.
Maybe I'll get Orc Warlock instead.

Jab said...

@wartaker - thanks for putting in a name. If you want to make sure Thrall fits he measures around 10.25" with the arm extended. Orc Warlock? Or do you mean the Gnome Warlock? I have a lot of posts backed up so it may take a while before I can post the comparison shots. Thanks!

wartaker said...

OOP.... I mean Orc "Shaman" Rehgar Earthfury.
In your review he is 7.75". He can simply stand on my shelf.
Thrall is 10.25" His Hammer nearly hit the roof. T_T

Maybe I'll collect the whole Orc army from Warcraft 3.
Thrall , Shaman, Tauren and SOTA jungle troll priest.

Jab said...

@wartaker - oh ok. Rehgar would definitely fit on your shelf if Lady Vashj can fit there. I really didn't collect any of the SOTA figures because to be honest the quality isn't that good specially compared to DC Unltd's figures.