With a couple months of delay we're now back with our World of Warcraft Action Figure reviews! Series 7 brings us a whole new set of figures to review including a new race and the paladin class everyone's so excited to see. As with all of our reviews we're going to go through each one by one, so please be patient. Next up we have the Worgen Spy: Garm Whitefang up for review so I hope you're ready to see the latest addition to playable races in World of Warcraft as this figure looks like it'll bring a lot of new stuff to Warcraft as well as the action figures. So check on the break to see what we have to say.
Like always here's a few thing's about the Worgen Race from WoW Wiki:
Worgen never show mercy or remorse. They may seem savage, but they are fairly intelligent and possess a cruel bestial cunning that can come as a surprise to the unprepared. The worgen in fact derive from an ancient druidic sect known as the Druids of the Scythe who worshiped the wolf Ancient Goldrinn. The chosen shapeshift form of these druids was the Worgen form, but these druids lost themselves to the form's savage nature and descended into feral behaviour.
With that out of the way here's a look at the packaging. I should have more shots but unfortunately the memory card I used broke down so I lost a couple of shots that I can't retake. The Worgen Spy: Garm Whitefang is approximately 9.75" tall with no weapons or accessories whatsoever. I'm really not sure why but for some reason the deluxe figure on the back is Chen Stormstout when in fact the deluxe figure for this set is supposed to be Arthas Menethil: The Lich King, I'm thinking Blizzard still has a couple more Limited edition figures to sell online.
The only thing you'll get out of the box is the main figure itself because Worgens don't use any kind of weapons or magical accessories. All in all you get 3 pieces out of the package, the upper body and both legs. It's really nice to see the new way parts will be connected together. I just felt the old way they did things seemed to be using too much force and less of the nice snuggly fit. This just works effortlessly.
Here's the turn by turn everybody loves. By the way, before I go any further I just want to make it clear just in case it wasn't obvious enough this guy is a Worgen and in no way is a werewolf. This ain't your gay ass twilight kind of guy okay. Anyways, Garm's pose looks great in my book but for some reason I feel like he should have blood stains on his right hand. I think it would be more dramatic that way. I think they skipped it because kids might buy this stuff.
Here's a close up of his face. I like how the teeth are stained consistently and that no colors seem to bleed to the other parts of the mouth. The tongue looks real enough to me, I can almost see the saliva come out of it. Like with any great figure, attention to the smallest details like the color and sculpts of the gums are very much appreciated not to mention the great work on what the fur looks like.
I'm not sure why he has bandages on his wrists and chests, it really feels kind of weird. I'm not sure I like the bandages but I'm glad it works when you look at the overall theme of the figure. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say he's wearing classic european type of clothes that got torn when he transformed. As much as I'm weirded out by the bandages on his right hand I'm really liking the arm brace in his left hand. The design looks great and I love that the plate itself has some kind of texture to it. The gold lining looks great and doesn't look sloppy. I'm just weirded out by the piece of cloth near his left elbow, that really shouldn't be there because it should've fallen of when he transformed. It looks like it's attached to the fur which is kinda awkward for me.
The clothes though almost torn to shreds is probably the best part about this figure. It really says a lot about how the Worgen Race got into the Aliance faction in Warcraft. The gold accented suit looks like it can only be worn by somebody that's civilized and calm which I'm guessing is a primary trait of the alliance. Before he transforms into the Worgen form anyway that is. The sophisticated err... classic style of the clothes can only look good and sensible on the alliance side with the exception of the Blood Elves of course. I'm glad the torn costume effect works great on this figure.
I like that the lower part of the figure particularly how the fur is sculpted is consistent with the upper body. It's really disappointing when you see one design on one part of the figure then get another one on a different part like it was made entirely by a different person. The only thing I don't like is the obvious cuts on the legs. You can see where the legs are divided during manufacture. At first I thought it was some kind of articulation point that I can twist but it turns out it's fixed. It doesn't bother me that much but it would've been great if the somehow minimized it a little more. It's great that the legs look like they're bulging out of the pants which really makes sense for me. You really can't have torn pants when they're obviously loose right?
So there you have it! Our take on the very first World of Warcraft Worgen action figure to come out of DC Unltd. I hope we can get more time this weekend to review another figure but for now I'm hoping this review can keep you company.
Posted by Jab Escutin
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