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Offline Martin Milner

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4696 Dragon Prince special
« on: February 01, 2011, 18:59:42 »
HF = 21g/$3.29 = 6.38/$



My initial impression was that I disliked this figure, as his color scheme doesn't go with anything else in the Dragon World theme, he lacks a shield, his silly y-fronts hide the excellent printing on his body & legs, and of course he has a stoop due to poor packaging. I'm also not fond of the gold color used for boots.



The gold boots are however matched nicely by his gold cuffs, shoulder pauldrons, coif and helmet, and the black of his trousers goes with the horns, collar and y-fronts, and his silver sleeves match the body printing. The wings might have looked better in black.

Taking him as a Prince rather than a normal warrior, he's not expected to get in with the heavy fighting so maybe leaving out the shield can be understood, but at $3.29 a pop I'm only getting one of these for now.

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Re: 4696 Dragon Prince special
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 19:01:08 »
Great pics Martin thanks!! I got 6 of this guy... great parts for customisation!

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Re: 4696 Dragon Prince special
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 19:04:45 »
Great review Martin!!

I think I need to get some more...the Helmet/Arms are unique and excelent for customs!

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Re: 4696 Dragon Prince special
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 19:48:44 »
My final impression and your first impression are the same, Martin.  I have often been tempted by the knights, especially the earlier ones such as the trebuchet and crew and the crossbowman, but never these fantasy ones - in fact, quite the opposite.
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Re: 4696 Dragon Prince special
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 22:26:39 »
My final impression and your first impression are the same, Martin.  I have often been tempted by the knights, especially the earlier ones such as the trebuchet and crew and the crossbowman, but never these fantasy ones - in fact, quite the opposite.

you know, once you remove the wings they are not so bad...

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Re: 4696 Dragon Prince special
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 23:04:26 »
Great review  :thanks:
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Re: 4696 Dragon Prince special
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2011, 03:25:33 »
you know, once you remove the wings they are not so bad...
I put their wings down as if it is a cloaks and it rocks!!! And look way more dashing

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Re: 4696 Dragon Prince special
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2011, 12:41:22 »
Though I think that the idea blends very well with the dragon theme, I can only see those wings as a form of cape, and not really wings - wings, on a heavy metal clad knight?

Or maybe they were intended just for gliding and not actual flying?
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Re: 4696 Dragon Prince special
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2011, 16:03:34 »
Or maybe they were intended just for gliding and not actual flying?

You mean falling with style!

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Re: 4696 Dragon Prince special
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2011, 16:12:01 »
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