Human Paladin: Judge Malthred Warcraft Action Figure Review

Friday, March 18, 2011

Judge Malthred Warcraft Action Figure Review

After days and days of delays and laziness, I've finally gotten enough strength to pull myself together and get a couple of words in for our next Warcraft Action Figure Review. The Human Paladin: Judge Malthred is a figure that has a lot of details in a bad ass pose as well as design. I'm actually leaning towards the fact that he has too much detail on him that it's not really going to be a good thing in the long run, but I may be getting ahead of myself so let's just see what happens when we dive in after the break.



As always here's a couple of tidbits from our friends over at WoW Wiki to tell us a little something about Paladins:

The paladin is a hybrid class with the ability to play a variety of different roles — including healing (holy), tanking (protection), and DPS (retribution). They have auras, blessings and seals that provide useful buffs for other players while withstanding heavy physical damage with plate armor and strong defensive abilities. Paladins are also considered to be holy knights[1] or blood knights.

With that out of the way let's dive right in. The packaging is the same as the series 6 figures with Deathwing taking center stage on the inlay. All in all you get only the main figure out of all that plastic package. For some reason they already assembled his weapon and placed it in his hands, but as you'll see later it can still be disassembled in case you need to. You can obviously see that he's one of the big figures out of the box which is expected as he's supposed to be some kind of heavy tank, being a Paladin and all.

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Here's a closer look at his weapon. He appears to be using the "Sulfuron Hammer" which really goes well with his overall theme. I like that the spikes aren't too pointy and they dont feel like they'l easily break in case you drop it. The colors give off a brick feel to the head of the hammer which goes great with the gold accents and lining.

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Here's a look at the entire figure going 360 degrees. The first time I looked at this figure I kind of expected that he'd have some kind of peg stand to support his pose. Turns out he leans on the skirt of his armor. I like the pose but for some reason he looks weird on his own.

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The face is covered with a full helmet. I really like it because even though you can't see his face you can still see expression in his eyes which is kind of hard to achieve when you don't have the other parts of the face to use, plus he looks like a ninja (LOL). The hood is also a nice touch and easily blends with the entire head, I'd easily get weirded out with full armor guys with cloth hoods over their heads but luckily it works out on Judge Malthred's overall design.

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Here you'll see the overwhelming details of the armor. According to research he seems to be wearing the "Judgement Armor" which comes as no surprise given that he's name is Judge Malthred. Here comes the weird part for me, the first time I saw this figure in teaser images all over the interwebs I thought to myself that this will definitely be the best figure in the set. But now that I have him and got a chance to look at him for a very long period of time I feel like all the details of the armor seem to much for me. There's just too much to look at that it feels like I can't concentrate on a good overall feature. The shoulder armor is covered with books and a sword some how that feels too overwhelming for a design. I'm not even sure if those are some kind of bookmarks on top of the books but it looks like somebody just slapped on some hardened wax on it.

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Luckily the arms are a bit better, looking solid with all those gold linings. I just hope they did a better job at coloring the red gems. They just feel kind of dull for me.

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There's just too many stuff hanging around the armor that I really can't concentrate on one thing. I'm not sure if it's the armor combined with the closed up pose but it's really hard to get a good look at the other features of the armor without being distracted of the other stuff that's hanging around and grabbing your attention. It may just be me but I'm pretty sure some of you out there will love all these stuff on him.

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I guess it's just me but for some reason I feel overwhelmed by this figures design, I just think there's too much going on with his armor. I'm pretty sure a lot of you would disagree with me but that's just how I see it. There's a lot to be excited about this figure and if you're looking to add another aggressive pose type of figure to your collection than Judge Malthred will definitely be a great buy for you.


Posted by Jab Escutin
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21 comments:

webcube said...

@jab
Nice Review.
So far this is the only WOW figure I own that has balancing issues. He keeps falling forward after a while.
Currently waiting for Lich King figure, is it available now in our shores?

Dwaftman said...

Nice figure and Nice review.
Again this guy make me surprise about an idea that use his skirt to be a supporter ;D

Dwaftman said...

@Jab-After I've read all of your review I agree with you that this guy looks annoying. I think it because of white ribons and umm... red knots like wax or some thing i dind konw? It'll be better if he get rit of its.

jab said...

Thanks guys!

@webcube - yeah it's already available here. I already had mine a week ago. I think it's already out of stock in most shops.

webcube said...

@jab
Where did you buy your Lich King figure?

Jab said...

@webcube - I got mine from PlanetX glorietta. Unfortunately Comic Quest ran out on me.

Dwaftman said...

@Jab- How much do pay for Lich king? (USD) thnks.

jab said...

@dwaftman - I'd say around USD 45.00.

budz said...

There are 2 versions of the Lich king Arthas. Anyone knows the difference between the one made by dc unlimited and the one being sold from China? Wanted to buy one. Thanks guys.

jab said...

@budz - I'm guessing the one from DC Unltd is officially licensed by Blizzard. So if you care about that kind of thing avoid the China one.

budz said...

Ok, thanks. I'm looking at the cheapest price for it at eBay. Sometimes I get lucky especially when there are few bidders on auction. Do you know when blizzard would release the garrosh figure? Can't wait to get my hands on it. I'm a big Orc fan. I already have grom, thrall ( premium series 2 and Warcraft III), Orc grunt, rehgar and garona. This sites really cool, really good reviews and entertaining blogs. Keep it up man, more power kabayan. @:&)

Jab said...

@budz - the official DC Unltd site says it'll be available around June but usually they have delays. Hopefully they release him on time. Thanks for the support! It's really appreciated. I hope I can finish the Garona review soon.

Dwaftman said...

@budz Garrosh will be out at June 1st and I guest that it won't be available on blizzard online store. So I've recieved Lich king from US its about $40 + $30 shipment cost.

@Jab I will wait for your next review Garona and Arthas ;D

budz said...

@dwarfman: thanks for the info. Count me in also, am eager for the lich king review. More power to geek Pinoy and all Warcraft figure collector.

Jab said...

Thanks guys! I'm really sorry about the delays been swamped with work lately. I'm hoping to atlwast finish Garona's photos by today. I'm also excited to review the Lich King figure too!

webcube said...

Series 7 and Lich King are finally available at Datablitz.
http://datablitz.com.ph/templates/standard/user_home/landing/wow_page/dbzwow.html

That took them a month to have this figures available.
Oh well at least they have the cheapest price for this figures.

jab said...

@webcube - yeah, I saw them displayed at DB greenbelt 1. I just hope they get the figures sooner because they're usually cheaper there. I usually buy duplicates from them when I need 'em.

JohnnyQ said...

@Jab: is the lich king figure available on DB already? And how much is it there? Thanks big time.

Jab said...

@JohnnyQ - yup it's already available at DB. I haven't actually verified prices yet but I'm guessing it's the same as the other Deluxe figure. Around 1.9k.

Anonymous said...

Yep, Its 1,900k. I just got mine earlier in DB Marquee. The size is not that good though. It's too small for a Deluxe Figure.

Jab said...

@anonymous - I agree. The Lich King does look small compared to the other deluxe figs. I think he's in proportion to the other figs though being human and all.

PS - can you put in a name so we can recognize you the next time you comment? Thanks!