Sunday, October 14, 2018

Heroes of the Storm: Starcraft James Raynor Action Figure

Heroes of the Storm: Starcraft James Raynor Action Figure
The Terrorist Marshall James Raynor
NECA does indeed delight with this sculpture of the Heroes of the Storm General James Eugene "Jim" Raynor" from the Starcraft video-games.

Now we use the word sculpture because, as you'll soon see, NECA hardly provided him with any articulation.

But given how we've complained about NECA's choice of joints - especially after what happened to our Starcraft November "Nova" Terra figure during her shoot, our expectations on Jim Raynor's pose-ability  wasn't very high.

So we're really fine with referring to him as a sculpture rather than an action figure - though yeah we wish he was an action figure.

MORE AFTER THE JUMP

There was nothing much on the blister card, about Jim Raynor, but the Heroes of the Storm wiki from where this particular version of Jim Raynor is from, describes him as "Jim Raynor, the Renegade Commander, is a ranged assassin hero from the StarCraft universe. The Ex-Confederate Marshall has stood against whatever the universe can throw at him and survived. He stands as a bright beacon of hope among enigmatic aliens and monsters, still fighting for justice in a cold uncaring universe." The wiki goes on to describe him as a Basic Attack Assassin that can keep enemies at bay.

Heroes of the Storm: Starcraft James Raynor Action Figure
Raynor: You up for this, darlin?
Nova: Always!
WHAT'S TO LIKE ABOUT THE NECA HEROES OF THE STORM STARCRAFT JIM RAYNOR ACTION FIGURE?

FIRST: Like November Terra, what NECA gives up in terms of articulation, it more than makes up for in terms of detailing. (Although Nova Terra has more articulation).

So they definitely belong on display side by side.

Another nice detail is the opening skull visor. Sadly the skull doesn't turn or rotate (it's artwork afterall and whoever is wearing the armor can turn his head inside. The armored head itself does not need to turn. A nice detail is that when you lift the visor,  Marshal James Raynor's head can be tilted from side to side. We've tried turning the head but our fingers are too big:


Here's Raynor's head detail:

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Heroes of the Storm: Starcraft James Raynor Action FigureHeroes of the Storm: Starcraft James Raynor Action Figure

NECA also included a set of Hydralisk kill marks on the thighs of Marshall Raynor


And the mutated rattle-snake emblem that Raynor carries on his armor:



Heroes of the Storm: Starcraft James Raynor Action Figure
This is Jimmy
WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE ABOUT THE NECA HEROES OF THE STORM STARCRAFT JIM RAYNOR ACTION FIGURE?

FIRSTThat is a really frakin big gun, and he can barely hold it. No, he can't wield his C-14 Impaler Gauss Rifle with both arms because his arms don't reach that far across his rather bulky chest plate - so Jim Raynor only has one arm for his rifle. 

Note that the Impaler has its bayonet extended. It cannot be removed or retracted. 

It would have been great if Raynor came with the revolver side-arm that he's known for in Starcraft, but we guess he doesn't use it in Heroes of the Storm. 

SECOND: This is about the extent of his articulation:


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Heroes of the Storm: Starcraft James Raynor Action FigureHeroes of the Storm: Starcraft James Raynor Action Figure

Neca's 7" Heroes of the Storm: Starcraft James Raynor Action Figure is available on Amazon for around 42,99 (Roughly PhP 2,364 plus shipping).

Heroes of the Storm: Starcraft James Raynor Action Figure
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