Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina Figures by McFarlane Toys
Here’s a little something different for McFarlane Toys. Action figures based on a cartoon based on a TV show based on a gaming campaign. And neither one looks anything like Batman! Not being under DC rules, they also get to have guns in their holsters. Like many other toy companies, they still seem mildly unsure how to execute bows and arrows, but that’s fine. The Legend of Vox Machina, on Amazon Prime, derives from Critical Role, a Dungeons and Dragons web series. The first live campaign, on Geek & Sundry’s Twitch channel, centered on a party who dubbed themselves Vox Machina. Amazon Prime’s animated series adapts some of the original campaign, along with all-new story elements, and the players continuing their voice acting.
There are eight main characters, so McFarlane’s testing the waters a bit with just two of them. First, the half-elf Vex’ahlia, described as “Opinionated and sassy, Vex’ahlia is one half of the twin duo Vex and Vax. An expert tracker and archer, she’ll cut down a hidden target from 200 yards, often backed up by her giant (and adorable) bear, Trinket. A woman of action and a natural leader, Vex may at times be reckless, but she’ll look fabulous doing it.” Somehow McFarlane resisted making the bear.
Percy, the human, is a gunslinger. Or should we call him by his full name, Percival Fredrickstein Von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III? Either way, he’s bringing a gun to swordfights, which by definition makes him dangerous. As his bio says, “Wealthy, refined, and a bit of a know-it-all, Percy brings much needed class to the murderous proceedings. And when he encounters enemies against whom he has a personal vendetta, Percy shows a much darker side to both his personality and his inventions.”
Both figures go for the $24.99 price that McFarlane tends to charge for more limited licenses. Sales should determine if they stay limited, or more possibilities open up. (Note: Superhero Hype participates in the Entertainment Earth Affiliate Program, designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Entertainment Earth.)
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Recommended Reading – Critical Role Vox Machina: Origins Volume I
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