We’re currently in the midst of The Four Horsemen’s second Mythic Legion’s Kickstarter campaign: Advent of Decay. The current Kickstarter has already funded, and on top of that it’s knocking out stretch goals faster than the Horsemen are able to create new ones. I was not a backer of the original campaign. I did, however, end up grabbing some of the later releases including the two trolls, Gorthokk, and Scaphoid (this figure — don’t worry, I don’t expect you to remember these names) from the ‘Covenant of Shadow‘ wave.
Those Horsemen have great timing! That was a smart move shipping out my preordered trolls and other Mythic Legions figures while their current campaign is running. Fair enough guys you got me, it worked and I’m in! I’ll be getting some Lady Orcs and Drow Elves; maybe some other stuff if the stretch goals seem good. I need to be somewhat budget conscious, though, since these are $30+ figures and my pledges can easily balloon out of control if I’m not careful.
My original intent with Mythic Legions was simply to get some skeleton and orc warriors as backdrops to my Heroes of the Storm display. The skeletons make great background soldiers for the Lich King’s army! However, I’ve since put that display away, and now just mix them in with various other lines as needed. Unfortunately my office only has so much shelf space, so I need to cycle them in and out of my displays.
It’s pretty fabulous to have a skeleton warrior that doesn’t feel fragile. These figures are designed to come apart, but they never feel like they are going to break. Scaphoid comes with both of the skull heads, so you can decide which one to display on him. I’m not sure if they announced it prior, but I was not expecting the extra head so it was a nice surprise when I opened him today.
If you dig this guy then I think that Mythic Legions could be for you. The only caveat with this line is that it can get expensive fast. My suggestion would be to maybe eBay or Amazon a previously released figure and mess around with it in hand. They are all built very similar, so you can get a good idea as to what can be expected in this series. If you like it then check out the new Kickstarter. It’s a lot to take in and the ordering process isn’t the most user friendly experience on earth, but it’s also the cheapest you will get these figures by locking in early. I regretted not getting in on the first one. So I will not be making that mistake this time.
We’ll also be covering any Four Horsemen activity at Toy Fair, so stay tuned for hopefully some new reveals there!