The Four Horsemen have been doing lots of work lately on their Mythic Legions line, and for a while there hasn’t been a whole lot of news on their four inch Power Lords series, but that looks to have changed.
Not only are they continuing this great looking 1:18 scale reinvention of the fun 80’s property, but they’re also really ramping up the articulation by the looks of it. Any fan of 1:18 scale figures will likely see some serious potential with this line. Personally I’m loving the looks of the Power Armor Adam Power and the various Power Soldier troopers. Some great sculpting and really nice looking articulation is bringing this much more in line with what I’m looking for even at a four inch scale.
They’re currently running a unique kind of pre-order system within their StoreHorsemen site (instead of doing a full blown Kickstarter) but it only runs until October 6th. If you dig the looks of these figures, you’ll want to pre-order, because if they don’t meet their goals, they will NOT be producing the figures. They’ve just hit the halfway point, which is good, but they are not where they want to be as of yet.
Take a look at their offerings at StoreHorsemen.com and grab some pre-orders if you’re even the slightest bit interested. Also take a peek at this great video by Ryan Lord promoting the new line. Good looking stuff here.
POWER LORDS PRE-ORDER HITS THE HALFWAY POINT!!
We’re just past the half-way point for the Power Lords pre-order currently going on on Store Horsemen, and we’re still farther from our goal than we’d like to be at this point.
Please keep in mind, that none of the payments for this Power Lords Store Horsemen pre-order will be collected until the end of the pre-order sale, and if we don’t meet the goal that we need to hit with this pre-order to meet factory production minimums, then the pre-order will be cancelled, and the credit card authorizations will be cancelled so that none of the money will be taken from your account.
To help us promote our midway point of the Power Lords pre-order, the amazing Ryan Lord has created another cool video ad featuring actual action figures that you can pre-order now! Please check it out, share the video to help spread the word, and then go to http://www.StoreHorsemen.com to pre-order your Power Lords figures TODAY!
There isn’t a whole lot of new G.I. Joe product to captivate fans these days, but high end statue maker Prime One Studios has some pretty fantastic looking items coming out, including an amazing statue of Destro, the enemy weapons supplier.
These pieces aren’t cheap, but they’d make for a great conversation piece, and Destro is now available for Pre-Order at Sideshow Collectibles. Check out some of the images below.
Now this was a very pleasant surprise. As one of the biggest G.I. Joe: Renegades fans on the planet, I long for more opportunities for Renegades toys of any kind and the Black Dragon helicopter was one of my favorite vehicles in recent years. Yes, compared to how it was utilized on the show it was far too small, but it was sleek, had an awesome design, and some pretty fun play features at that.
This version of the Black Dragon is colored in a lighter COBRA blue and red and named the Sky Serpent. It’s not often we get truly new concepts as convention vehicles, and I’m glad to see this one, it’s a great looking aircraft and it looks pretty awesome in blue.
Like the original, the Sky Serpent has great swing-back wings with rotating VTOL rotors, an opening canopy and a button mechanism that opens bomb bays on the bottom and drops bombs. The play features aren’t super advanced, but they are fun. While many folks complain about the size of the vehicle as well, I actually enjoy it as it makes it easier to handle and fly around one-handed. It’s a solidly built vehicle with a fantastic design aesthetic and great looking paint applications. I really like it, and I like that the Club has at least somewhat developed a battle foil for the Conquest. I can see the Conquest and the Sky Serpent in a pitched dogfight (although the lack of air-to-air missiles might hurt the Sky Serpent’s chances a little).
Laser Viper Officer
This one was another surprise from the Convention. Not based on any real pre-existing character (though the color scheme seems somewhat Shadow-Viper like from the 2002 Real American Hero Collection) the Laser Viper Officer was released as a pseudo pilot for the Sky Serpent, and honestly he is an amazing looking figure.
The great Laser Viper parts build combined with this really cool dark blue and red paint scheme gives us an excellent addition to the COBRA roster, and a nice new commander for the Laser Viper corps. I’m a bit conflicted as I would have loved to have seen some inspiration from the 2001 Laser Viper (based on the 1991 Sci-Fi) though taking some of the aesthetics from the Shadow Viper makes a certain amount of sense as well, I suppose, even if the Shadow Viper was an Astro Viper, not a Laser Viper.
How many times can I type the word “Viper” in this review?
At any rate, while this figure isn’t one I would have expected, I find myself really enjoying the build and colors. His crazy laser gun (from the Rise of COBRA Sgt. Flash figure, I believe) is neat as well.
As mentioned, this figure comes with a removable helmet and huge laser gun, as well as technically coming with the Sky Serpent as well. Not a ton of accessories, but pretty good ones nonetheless.
I’m leery about buying vehicles these days, mostly because I don’t really have the space for them, but the Sky Serpent is a pretty awesome little COBRA aircraft, and the Laser Viper Officer is one heck of a cool looking pilot to boot. Greatly overshadowed by most of the BattleForce: 2000 elements, this little cadre of Laser Vipers has been a real pleasure to check out in hand and I think will end up commanding some serious interest down the road.
Sky Serpent w/ Laser Viper Officer
Vehicle Paint Deco
Vehicle Play Features
Figure Paint Deco
A great updated Black Dragon with a rocking new paint scheme and a new COBRA field commander both mix together to give us a pretty neat addition to the 2017 G.I. Joe Convention set. These vehicles aren’t cheap, but in this case, it’s a fun looking piece with a great looking pilot and may be worth trying to track down.