Dungeons & Dragons from NECA
Let’s lead with the toyline that the majority immediately bridges the hole from the primary RPG motion determine line ever. Tying again into the authentic Nineteen Eighties LJN Dungeons & Dragon line, NECA has two merchandise. The primary is a “Misplaced Wave” that creates among the by no means produced LJN Dungeons & Dragons figures of their authentic scale, supplies, and articulation. They’re tough by in the present day’s toy requirements, but it surely’s neat to see figures created from Nineteen Eighties preview pictures and unrealized LJN package deal artwork from the primary RPG motion determine line. These misplaced figures have been a particular assortment supplied by NECA throughout San Diego Comedian Con 2022.
NECA’s second line takes the most well-liked characters from the LJN line and re-imagines them for in the present day’s collector market. Beginning with Warduke and Grimsword, NECA is re-sculpting, re-sizing, re-accessorizing, and, typically, re-imagining how these key figures from the LJN Dungeons & Dragons line would look in trendy 1:12 scale. Warduke’s look is iconically D&D along with his mismatched gladiator armor and hidden options. Grimsword rocks an virtually Marvel supervillain quantity of snake element on his armor. These figures needs to be out there both throughout the 2022 vacation season or shortly after. Both method, they’re going to be wanted by avid gamers from the Nineteen Eighties.
Dungeons & Dragons from Hasbro
In 2020, Hasbro introduced one thing new to the motion determine market: a two-pack of Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms Drizzt & Guenhwyvar. This Hasbro Pulse (Hasbro direct-to-consumers web site) listed an unique set of the 2 characters in 1:12 scale. The figures function nice element and articulation; they create the characters to life with completely different equipment and a d20. Better of all, they’re nonetheless out there on the location as of this writing.
After that first experiment, Hasbro, the homeowners of D&D, took benefit of their place to license the LJN figures to NECA. Nonetheless, they held onto the rights for the Nineteen Eighties Dungeons & Dragons cartoon and the upcoming film figures.
Hasbro has a line of Dungeons & Dragons cartoon figures primarily based on the unique Nineteen Eighties cartoon. Thus far, they’re providing Dungeon Grasp, Venger, Hank, Diana, Bobby, and Uni. These toys are true to the animation type of Toei Animation, and an excellent collectible for a present that’s almost 40 years previous. These needs to be out by the point the D&D film arrives in theaters, giving new and previous followers one thing cartoony to show across the gaming desk.
Past the unique cartoon, Hasbro previewed just a few gadgets promised for across the time of the D&D film (first quarter 2023). Their first film providing is the gelatinous dice modeled on the one seen of their Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves trailer. As well as, they’re making figures primarily based on the look of the actors from the film.
Increasing upon the film toys, Hasbro is providing one in every of their finest concepts to this point: Dungeons & Dragons Dicelings. These are “cube” that remodel like a, properly, Transformer right into a beholder, two completely different dragons, or an owlbear. These designs are an excellent assembly of tabletop’s type plus toy’s prospects and I can’t wait to get a set.
Dungeons & Dragons from Diamond Choose
Let’s circle again to the Nineteen Eighties D&D cartoon yet one more time as we have a look at yet one more D&D themed line, this time from Diamond Choose: Dungeons & Dragons Heroes Minimates. Minimates are posable two inch figures, on this case recreating the core solid of the D&D cartoon. These blocky variations of the solid of the cartoon are much like the Pathfinder choices from half a decade in the past, giving followers a full set of D&D characters that might be stood alongside Pathfinder characters.
Dungeons & Dragons from LEGO
Not out but, however coming quickly: LEGO Dungeons & Dragons! This isn’t really motion figures, however these LEGO units will show properly alongside figures just like the Dungeons & Dragons Dicelings. LEGO does nice work and I count on to see some worthwhile units. That stated, this isn’t D&D’s first constructing blocks toy, KRE-O holds that distinct, acquiring the license throughout the 4e period again in 2014. I’ll be curious to see how the completely different units evaluate.
The Legend of Vox Machina from Mcfarlane Toys
Going past official D&D, let’s speak about Vital Position’s toys. These RPG entrepreneurs managed to launch two toy strains taking their D&D characters from precise performs to motion figures. First up is the 1:10 scale line from McFarlane Toys, The Legend of Vox Machina. Out now, you’ll find Keyleth, Vax’ildan, Vex’ahlia, and Percy at Goal and, in fact, Amazon. Every character appears like they stepped out of the Amazon Prime animation.
The Legend of Vox Machina from Super7
Coming in at a special scale and POA is Super7’s Vital Position ReAction Figures for Vox Machina. ReAction Figures are 1:18 scale choices with 5 level of articulation figures, simplified to remind collectors of older toylines like the unique Star Wars motion figures. In case you’re searching for a simplified model of Vox Machina characters, this isn’t a foul possibility as you may order all the figures directly.
Mythic Legions from 4 Horsemen
As a bonus, I’m going to say 4 Horsemen’s Mythic Legions toyline. I add them primarily based on the power of the toyline’s comedian/RPG, Mythic Legions E book 1. The e-book is difficult to seek out, but it surely accommodates details about the Mythic Legions and a simplified RPG system to make use of for fight. Supplied as an add-on with their first Kickstarter launch, this e-book ties the Mythic Legions to their sword and sorcery RPG roots. In case you’re a fan of 1:12 scale fantasy motion figures, Mythic Legions are a extremely wanted line.
What Ought to You Get?
All the Warhammer 40,000 strains, the Cyberpunk 2077 figures, and among the Dungeons & Dragons and Vox Machina figures are out now at main chains, sure FLGS, comedian e-book, and impartial toy shops. Others, particularly the D&D figures, are coming within the first quarter of 2023 to make the most of the hype across the D&D film. If in case you have an motion determine collector/gamer in your life and wish one thing cool for them this vacation season, these figures could tie two of their geek passions into one nice present.
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