Gorthokk was probably the number one figure that sold me on the ‘Covenant of Shadow‘ wave. Sculpt-wise he’s very similar to my favorite Orc, Urkku. Hell, he shares the same head! But just like with Scaphoid it’s all about the slick new deco that really sells me on the figure.
I’ve made it no secret that I use my Mythic Legions to make an expansive World of Warcraft-like display. Gorthokk’s dark brown skin gives me a Garrosh Hellscream, or at least one of his clan member’s, vibe. On top of that he has the spotting across his chest and head, making it look like he’s either diseased, scarred, or his skin just has pigment issues.
Like all of my other Mythic Legions figures, the paint is clean and crisp. The Horsemen have a pretty solid track record of production figures looking almost exactly like the prototype. The paint usually doesn’t end up getting dumbed down in production like with a mass market Mattel DC Universe or Hasbro Marvel Legends figure.
Overall I really like this one. He has a few issues such as both of his heads being really loose on the neck ball. I also kind of wish there was some variety to the hands used on these figures. I understand most people are completely happy just filling them up with weapons, but I’ve always been a fan of expressive options as well. Either way, this is a very solid release and has definitely done a great job pumping me up for the new Kickstarter.
I’m trying really hard to keep my pledge at a reasonable level. It’s not easy!