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It truly feels like forever since I’ve written an action figure review, and looking over the span of the past twenty or so years, this has perhaps been the longest gap between reviews. I could go into all of the reasons why that is, but nobody is reading this to hear about that, so we might as well get to the good stuff.
And yes, Ghariala is the good stuff. I will admit, however, I’m not entirely sure how to spell her name, but I’m winging it.
Ever since first showing off concept art of the mysterious Dragon Harvester both myself and my nine year old daughter have been anxiously awaiting her release. My daughter is a huge fan of dragons, and the idea that there was a woman out there who was involved with dragons (I might have left out the part about her… you know… killing them for their valuable body parts) really made her day. She was extremely excited when I received this early sample (I was pretty fired up about it myself).
The Dragon Harvester is yet another fine example of action figure craftsmanship, the kind we’re accustomed to from Boss Fight Studio. She uses mostly familiar female parts (pretty much the female Orc underneath) with some terrific new armor, a great helmet, awesome alt head, and a bevy of interesting new accessories to differentiate her. It’s pretty much the Vitruvian HACKS formula and Boss Fight continues to execute it to perfection.
As always, articulation and interaction are key with these figures and they do a great job here. I love the female action figure tooling, and have ever since opening my first Eurayle back in the day. The joints are slender, but durable, the figures pose and balance to near perfection, and they’ve got that extra ankle joint that I really love.
Of course, what makes this figure stand apart are the layers of new gear that make her a whole new character. The helmet fits perfectly over the standard head, or there is an alternate head that is basically the same helmet with the faceshield down. It works as a version of this character in a more “battle mode” but also works as a generic Dragon harvester army builder as well.
Dragon-themed armor covers her torso and fits very nicely, with a vibrant gold color scheme. In fact, the heavy use of golds throughout the figure works exceptionally well, making her look like the wealthy “big game hunter” that she is.
It’s somewhat challenging to talk about the greatness of a HACKS figure without going down the rabbit hole of accessories, because obviously it’s usually those accessories that make the figure so great. As mentioned, the armor, helmet and alt head are done to perfection, but the newly tooled gauntlets and shin guards are also gorgeous, and add to that gold look perfectly. She’s got a great dragon egg holder that hooks into various places on her belt and a removable dragon egg to boot.
One of her weapons looks to be a sword made from a dragon’s tooth which is pretty amazing, while the other seems as if it could be a piece of dragon tail. Then of course she also has the staff and mount with the small dragon included, too.
Ghariala has a ton of great new gear that takes an existing figure, two new heads, and gives it a ton of personality.
I’ve felt a great void in my life for the past few months without a new HACKS figure, and it feels as though that void is at least partially filled.
This is one heck of an awesome character and a great looking figure, and I’m eagerly awaiting the future Wave 4 releases!
Ghariala (Dragon Harvester)
- Paint Deco
Yay a new Vitruvian HACKS figure! A fantastic new figure at that. Boss Fight continues to do great things with their female figures, giving us a terrific new character with some great personality, and wonderfully sculpted new accessories. Another great addition to an already action-packed Vitruvian HACKS line
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