Four Horsemen Studios: Mythic Legions Deluxe Trolls Review
The Four Horsemen are killing it once again on Kickstarter with almost $400,000 raised and 1,000 backers at the time this review is published. Mythic Legions surely has a longevity life span of they can keep cranking out results like this each time they open a new Kickstarter. The Four Horsemen have dominated all other Kickstarter companies including our friends at Boss Fight Studio, which is not an easy accomplishment to do considering the competition out their these days for highly detailed action figures.
The Deluxe Stone and Mountain Trolls were available at Store Horsemen as part of Mythic Legions 1.5 offerings and essentially they sold through all of their inventory after the pre-orders had shipped. This is the first time that the Horsemen offered an oversized Deluxe creature outside of Mattel’s Masters of the Universe Classics and DC Universe Classics lines. These trolls expands the world of Mythoss in a massive way and gives you a wider range of army building should you decide to fork over all your cash to the Horsemen.
The trolls were first revealed to fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 and immediately became an instant hit. The image of the trolls holding a knight or another warrior in their hands and the scale of these are massive, especially compared to the smaller characters such as Dwarfs, which are shown in the gallery below. Comparing the trolls to the Dwarfs are like David and Goliath, with a giant towering over his opponent.
Availability: January 2017
The Mountain and Forest Trolls stand at roughly 12″ tall and features a massive sculpt with powerful long arms and tree-trunk like legs that bend. Both figures share most of the same sculpt with the texture on their arms, legs, and back, and each are given a newly tooled head sculpt, clothing, and accessory. The texture on both figures are incredibly detailed and just like what you expect from the Horsemen if you are already familiar with their work for McFarlane Toys, Mattel and their own figure lines from years past.
The heads are each newly tooled with the Forest Troll featuring tusks and ears that stick up, yellow eyes, and a grin, and the Mountain Troll featuring tusks and teeth with ears pointing to the sides and red eyes. The heads are painted to match the deco of the figures as shown, which are unique to the character.
Each troll also has their own unique weapon, with the Forest Troll including a mace and the Mountain Troll including a hammer. Both accessories are sculpted to a tree trunk that is highly detailed with texture and looks and feels realistic enough. The weapons have a savage appearance and the hammer looks like a boulder that is wrapped the tree trunk. Both the tree trunks also come apart, which is probably unintentional. The mace is the better of the two weapons with the excellent rustic deco and spikes sticking up. There is even battle damage on it giving it some wear and tear. Also unique to the characters is the lion cloth for the Mountain Troll, and the furry shorts for the Forest Troll. The deco on the lion cloth has some dirty weathering giving it some additional detail.
The articulation on both these figures are the same giving they use the same sculpt, with a ball socket neck, hinged-swivel shoulders, hinged-swivel elbows, swivel wrists, hinged-swivel waist, hinged-swivel hips, and swivel ankles. There is a click when the ankles are moved and the movement of the neck, wrists, and ankles are fairly limited. The shoulders can raise a bit and the elbows don’t quite get up to 90 degrees. The tightness of the swivel-hinged joints in the hips helps to hose the pose, otherwise they would fall over easily.