Right alongside the release of Wave 1 of the Fantasy series we already have our first convention exclusive, this one for the New Jersey Collectors Convention which occurred the weekend of August 11th – 12th in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Branded as a Boss Fight weekend celebration of sorts (also celebrating the release of Series 2), this year’s fall NJCC was a great time and offered a fantastic addition to the Fantasy series.
The Orc Conqueror is already a great figure, and this NJCC exclusive adds some intriguing twists. With a very deep red skin, darker brown secondaries and a bronze/gold trim instead of silver/gray. The result is a figure that is considerably different in appearance, yet maintaining all the cool features of the standard Orc Conqueror.
Inhabiting the “blasted land” this variation of Orcs are even meaner and less hospitable than their more standard green-skinned cousins. Just in their darker paint scheme, these figures look more sinister, and I really love the deep color of their skin complimented by the gold trim of the armor and other additions.
The Blasted Land Orc has the two different heads, two different helmets, and two different face plates just like the conqueror, plus all of the fantastic accessories that the standard release comes equipped with as well.
But wait there’s more! In addition to the standard hammer head that comes with the Orc Conqueror, we get a look into the customizing possibilities of these weapons with a spiked mace end that can replace the hammer and create a whole different weapon. I’d have to think there is more where this came from down the line, but it’s great to get an early introduction to it here.
Along with the spiked made, the Blasted Land Orc has a gorgeous sword, a dark blade carved from volcanic rock that is shined to a nice polish more resembling pure obsidian. The look of the dark gleam of the blade is really unique and really awesome.
All of the same great gear as the Orc Conqueror, but in a deeper color scheme with some really awesome complimenting of the dark red skin of the Orc. This is one heck of a great addition to your already growing Orc army and with an intriguing backstory makes for a fantastic NJCC exclusive. Here’s hoping there are more surprise exclusives in store down the road.
Blasted Land Orc
While overall I probably prefer the color scheme of the standard Orc Conqueror, this figure is still a fantastic compliment to that one in pretty much every way. All of the same accessories and gear (with bonus spiked ball) and a really appealing darkened color pallet gives the Blasted Land Orc some nice variation and a nice evolution on the Orc theme. A great addition to the evil ranks of the Orcs in the HACKS fantasy universe.