Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS King Lance Steelblade

Figure Available at BossFightShop.com!

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For someone who isn’t really attached to the fantasy mythology or to medieval history I never expected to completely fall in love with the Knights of Accord, but the minute I got my hands on one of them, I knew I was in trouble.  They are some of the finest action figures in the 4″ scale (or any scale for that matter) that I’ve ever seen, with construction, articulation, and paint applications that are second to none.  The avenues for customization are nearly endless, even for guys like me who don’t really customize, and it’s way too easy to spiral into a full blown army building addiction, using subtle tweaks here and there to greatly expand your arsenal of fighters and warriors.

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As if having that capacity with the standard Knights wasn’t enough, now we’ve got King Lance Steelblade, who is the leader of the Knights of Accord, and he comes with enough alternate heads, weapons, and armor configuration to tumble down this rabbit hole all over again.

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While I love the knights, due to other recent releases, I hadn’t actually sat down and fiddled with one of my Knights of Accord very much recently, which is why it was such an immense and surprising pleasure to get my hands on one of those figures again.  Obviously there were the amazing Knights of Asperity from Wave 2, but for some reason, the Accord knights have a different feel to them.  King Lance Steelblade utilizes all of the great functionality of the normal knights, but is in a vibrant and gorgeous white, gold and purple color scheme that immediately stands him apart from the other soldiers.  If you’d asked me ahead of time, I never would have pictured pure white armor working for one of these figures, however in execution it looks marvelous.  He’s a nice bright color that looks regal in nature and stands apart from the normal Knights of Accord, even if he isn’t wearing his cape.  That’s where some of the exceptional customizability with this figure comes in.

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Not only can you use this to be King Lance Steelblade, but if you want to set up an honor guard or standard bearers, you can do it easily by swapping the cape out for a second included shoulder armor, and the two alternate head sculpts (not to mention helmets) that also come along for the ride.

The King only has a single face plate, but honestly that’s a tiny thing, especially when you consider the included cape and standard that more than make up for it.  I also really love the color pallet on the alternate heads, giving us a standard knight head with blonde hair and the second alternate head with different facial hair color.  So many different awesome combinations for a base figure that was amazing enough as it was.

Accessories

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King Lance Steelblade comes with everything.  Like, literally everything.  Shoulder pads, cape, two alternate heads, thigh armor, the knight belt and cloth, sheath with sword, the standard knight axe, two alternate helmets and once face plate, shin and forearm armor, shield and the standard complete with the Knights of Accord crest.  SO MUCH STUFF.  Enough to equip an awesome king and to build out a few honor guard while you’re at it.  

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Using the framework of the original Knight of Accord but with a fantastic new paint scheme, Boss Fight Studio gives us a great leader for the group and a way to enhance an already impressive array of fantasy operatives.  A fantastic figure.

King Lance Steelblade
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Summary

Seriously, what's not to love here? The nearly flawless base figure of the Knight of Accord, painted up in a spectacular vibrant white and gold color scheme, who comes with nearly every accessory the knight came with PLUS an additional cape and standard. Take that all together, and add the fact that this is a new character who is the leader of the Knights of Accord, and you have a recipe for perfection. Even though I've a bunch of knights already, getting King Lance Steelblade in hand was a joy, as if discovering the wonder of this figure for the first time. Excellent joints, accessories that look gorgeous and stay on the figure. I love, love, LOVE this figure and continue to love Series 02. Keep 'em coming, Boss Fight!

4.9

Figure available at BossFightShop.com!

  • Jester

    I never would have pictured pure white armor working for one of these figures, however in execution it looks marvelous.

    I can’t really see it. Maybe it’s just your photos, but the white armor looks kind of cheap in comparison with the original version. Maybe it’s just the light color drawing more attention to the flaws in the paint applications.