Hasbro has made a name for itself continuing the Marvel Legends toy line–which was originally created by Toy Biz–six-inch scale figures that are highly-detailed and have plenty of articulation. In recent years, Hasbro has applied this format to its other properties, like Star Wars with The Black Series, Power Rangers with The Lightning Collection, and G.I. Joe with the Classified Series. Now, Hasbro is digging into Dungeons and Dragons lore with figures based on the Forgotten Realms characters Drizzt and Guenhwyvar.
Dungeons and Dragons lore is incredibly vast, especially when you include Forgotten Realms stories and characters, created by Ed Greenwood and brought into Dungeons and Dragons in 1987. One of the more notable characters from that world is the drow elf Drizzt from Menzoberranzan. This hero of the North has forsaken the ways of other drows along with Underdark–their home. Along in this set is Guenhwyvar, the panther originally from the astral plane which is bonded to Drizzt after he summoned her with an onyx mysterious figurine. That’s the short and skinny, so let’s check the figure out.
The two-pack comes packaged with some beautiful artwork by Max Dunbar. Aesthetically, it’s very pleasing as you remove it from the packaging. The two figures are set in front of the Icewind Dale backdrop. And all the accessories are laid out.
The official listing states the figures have “multiple points of articulation.” For Drizzt, there are more than 20 points, and for Guenhwyvar, there are more than 15. As you can see below, there are 10 accessories, including Drizzt’s iconic blades Twinkle and Icingdeath, which each come with their own flourishes. There is also an oversized d20, replaceable hands and head, and more.
The added flourishes and separate head do a spectacular job of showing movement on the character. Check out that hair flow on Drizzt’s head. Comparing it to other Hasbro Pulse exclusive figures, this is one of the most detailed figures available to purchase. There has been plenty written about this character, along with some amazing artwork, and this figure is a great accompaniment for Forgotten Realms fans.
This does come at a steeper price though. Available only through Hasbro Pulse, this two-pack is available for pre-order for $40. That’s not an outrageous price by any means, as some of Hasbro Pulse’s Black Series figures range between $25-$30. Drizzt and Guenhwyvar are available for pre-order now, and will be shipping on December 18, right before the holidays.
Hopefully, this isn’t the last time Hasbro dips into the Dungeons and Dragons pool, as there are plenty of characters worthy of getting their own figures–Strahd von Zarovich, Iggwilv, and Xanthar just to name a few.
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