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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Assassins Creed Altair Ibn-La'Ahad

Welcome to a quick review of the McFarlane Assassins Creed Altair Ibn-La'Ahad action figure.

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Of all the versions of Assassin's Creed, the one that we enjoyed the most was the original. Running around tree-tops in Northern America just seemed.... wrong. Italy was nice, but there was so much water. France would be our third favorite. Seriously though nothing beats the original.                                                                                  
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Assassins Creed Altair Ibn-La'Ahad 
WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE ABOUT THE ASSASSINS CREED ALTAIR IBN-LA'AHAD ACTION FIGURE? 
  • This is not the fully evolved Altair. 
    • He lacks the short blade - which we absolutely loved and preferred over the long-sword because it allowed for an easy counter-attack and we have a thing for Altair's use of the reverse grip.
    • He lacks the throwing blades that would be mounted over his right shoulder. The GI Joe Ultimate Storm Shadow figure uses a similar mechanism for his darts. 
  • This particular figure is from the same company that made the HALO figures that we love for having such high-levels of articulation. This particular figure CAN BARELY MOVE!!!! His tabbard and cowl prevent most of his movement. What the frack! This figure is built into the visage of someone who runs around rooftops and he can't move. MAJOR BOOOO!!!!


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Assassins Creed Altair Ibn-La'Ahad 
WHAT'S TO LIKE ABOUT THE ASSASSINS CREED ALTAIR IBN-LA'AHAD ACTION FIGURE? 
  • That is some detailing! Altair really looks like he's dressed in canvass and leather. We're particularly fond of:
    • Altair's belt. This not only serves as armor, it also holds the sheathes for his throwing knives. The back of the belt holds Altair's various pouches 
    • His cowl. It can actually be removed but you would have to fidget the shoulder belt out of the way. Even without removing it, you can see Altair's scared lip.
    • Altair's left arm bracer that holds his hidden blade. The action figure come with a hidden blade that can be removed and replaced. You can choose between an extended and a folded version of the blade. We're not sure why McFarlane thought it best to clip the end of the blade.
    • Of particular note is Altair's missing finger which allows the blade to pass through his hand safely.
  • Altair can hold his throwing knives.

The McFarlane Assassins Creed Altair Ibn-La'Ahad action figure is available on Amazon for US$ 34.95 (Roughly PhP 1,750 plus shipping). Not bad for a figure that can't move.

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Assassins Creed Altair Ibn-La'Ahad 
We close with a joke from the 13th warrior about Ibn

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