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Considering the showcase of the Vitruvian HACKS Kickstarter was Medusa in her vicious snake-like Gorgon form, I wasn’t quite sure where a pre-curse version of Medusa would fit in. Offered an exclusive to BossFightShop.com (as well as included with the All In Kickstarter) this pre-curse Medusa showed the young Gorgon as a green skinned woman before being transformed into her hideous snake form. Considering how awesome the snake Medusa looked, I wasn’t sure what to do with this version, but one thing is clear, I need to find some kind of way to work her into this universe.
Like her younger sister Eurayle, this pre-curse version of Medusa is an exceedingly solidly built figure. In fact, Pre-Curse Medusa essentially is a repainted version of young Eurayle, and if I’m not mistaken, even shares her head, only with the snake Medusa’s more fearsome hairpiece.
Articulation and sculpting is spectacular, using the female buck with the two piece uniform that Eurayle wore, looking really great and allowing for flawless range of motion. The way the joints feel when they move is terrific, and I find myself trying to find a way to introduce this more human version of the sinister Gorgon.
Medusa’s green skin is executed very well, a softer, somewhat warm shade of that green which makes the figure look vibrant and differentiates her nicely from Eurayle. I do find it curious that all three Gorgon sisters have different skin tones, and I’m not sure if those were design choices or dictated by the mythology itself. That’s something I may have to look into. I do like the idea that even before the curse Medusa had green skin, though even with that strange hue on her flesh, she certainly looks more human and more beautiful than her post-curse version. From snake head to toe, this version of Medusa is terrific, another excellent rendition of this figure, one of the best of the HACKS line.
Medusa isn’t loaded down with accessories, but she comes with some neat ones. Like the post-curse version, she has the snake skeleton whip and dagger, as well as the very cool snake-themed gauntlets which help break up her skin a bit. Her clothes are darker color rather than the light colors of her sister, and the silver trim is bright and nice.
Pre-Curse Medusa is another pleasant surprise in a long line of them from the Vitruvian HACKS line, which is quickly reaching elite status with the number of exciting figures available in their debut offering with the massive 50 figure Kickstarter they’re in the midst of shipping out. Many figures are simply terrific, and PreCurse Medusa is definitely one of them.
- Paint Deco
I love the Gorgons so much, the mere idea of finding a way to use Precurse Medusa seemed like a losing proposition... then I got her in hand. She is just as much fun as her younger sister Eurayle, plus has the fantastic green paint scheme with darker secondaries. She's fantastic. I love the different head sculpt, though I do wish she maybe came with some more intriguing accessories. As it is, this is a heck of a figure.