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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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