Mythic Legions: Atilla Leossyr by The Four Horsemen

Is there any better way to celebrate getting halfway through the week than checking out another Mythic Legions figure? I think not! Of all the content I write each week, I look forward to Wednesdays the most right now. The progeny of The Four Horsemen’s 6-inch fantasy action figure Kickstarter has filled a void in my collection that I didn’t even know existed and all I want is more and more and more! Yesterday the Pre-Orders closed on the most recent crop of offerings, so hopefully T4H can get those numbers to their factory and get production underway. Today, I’m Featuring a fellow named Atilla Leossyr. Technically, he’s yet another one of the knights, but he still manages to be one of the more unique figures in the line.

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I’m going to keep including packaged shots, but by now there really isn’t anything more to say about it. Unless, this is the first of my Mythic Legions Features you’ve stumbled upon. In that case, let’s just say it’s fairly attractive, very serviceable, and surprisingly collector friendly for a bubble and card affair. The cards are all generic, but the bubbles include inserts with individual character bios on the right panels. I’m still waffling over whether or not to keep the packages once I’m through Featuring all the figures in this assortment. I’d like to keep them, but space remains a premium commodity here at FFZ Central, especially since I have to make room for a lot more of these figures in the near future.

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So yes, Atilla is another knight, but one given a lot of personality thanks to his unique headgear. The fully armored body is built from parts that we’ve seen on the other knights more than a few times. The difference here is the combination of the lower sash that we saw on Sir Gideon and Skapular paired with the full plate chest armor. The color scheme here consists of bronze plate armor with silver painted rivets and silver chain mail at the joints. The trim includes some lovely blue and maroon accents. The quality of paint on the armor in this line has been exceptional and Atilla here is no different.

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Once again, the figure is packaged with the shoulder armor off, and while the figure looks fine without it, the shoulders are required to attach the cape. While the capes continue to be uncommon accessories in this line, I’ve shown off two types so far, the black and red. This red one is the same one that we saw last week on The Blood Armor and the material is softer and easier to work with than the black ones. The way the capes attach allow them to be bellowed out, but in this case, I prefer to keep it folded and narrow on Atilla here. If the shoulders look familiar, they are the same sculpts that we first saw with Gorgo and several times since. I think they look splendid in this color.

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Besides the beautiful new deco on the armor, the real draw here is the head sculpt. There are a fair share of humans in this line, that is presuming the knights are all humans, but very few with exposed faces. I only own two such figures, this guy and Sir Gideon. I recall there being one more, that I didn’t buy. Either way, the head sculpt here is good, but the paint on the face is ever so slightly disappointing. It’s applied very neatly, but there’s not a lot of complexity or depth to it. The eyes, in particular, just aren’t all that convincing. Hey, after gushing on and on about these figures for months, there was bound to be something I could nitpick, right?

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But that’s OK, because the real draw here is Atilla’s stunning lion head helmet. I’ve always been a fan of these style helmets, where the face is positioned inside the jaws of the beast. In this case, the top of the lion’s mouth forms a jutting visor over Atilla’s brow, while his cheeks are flanked by the lion’s mane. There’s no bottom jaw, just Atilla’s exposed, stubble-covered chin. Both the sculpt and the paintwork here conspire to make the helmet look like it really is forged in bronze. It’s an important distinction, and one that deserves to be called out. T4H didn’t just sculpt a lion head and paint it, they sculpted it to look like it was hammered out of metal and it looks simply fantastic. This helmet may be the most impressive piece of sculpting in this entire line so far, and that’s really saying something, because it’s all been pretty amazing.

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To quote Shakespeare, the articulation in Mythic Legions is “as constant as the Northern Star” and rotating hinges are the POA of choice. You get them in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles, as well as some generous rockers for those wide stances. The waist is ball jointed, as is the neck. The neck guard is soft plastic and is designed to shift if need be to accommodate the neck movement. As I’ve said before, the articulation here probably offers a better range of motion than an actual person would have wearing bulky armor like this, but at the same time, Atilla won’t be doing much in the way of crazy ninja-like gymnastics. As always, these figures are modular in construction, so if there’s a joint then chances are good that you can easily detach it and swap it out for another piece.

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Naturally, Atilla comes with a bunch of weapons, all of which we’ve seen before. The sword is the larger, two-handed one, with a slightly leaf-shaped blade, a stylish crossguard, and a maroon painted grip. The shield features a wrist clip that pegs on so the shield can be orientated in any position no matter the position of the arm. The crest here features a bronze lion head painted on a field of maroon, which matches his armor quite nicely.

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And then there’s this lovely implement of death. If you axe me if we’ve seen this weapon before, I’d have to say yes. Many times! This time around it’s got some bronze paint on the blade reinforcements and maroon on the top and bottom of the shaft. The grips are painted brown. As always, you can remove convert it into either a single or double bladed weapon.

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It’s crazy to think that I came very close to passing on this guy back when I was tallying up how much I could spend and playing a game of Sophie’s Choice on which figures wouldn’t be able to make the cut. I think I had this figure ruled out right up until the end when I tossed him in. Why he wasn’t on the top of my list is beyond me, because he’s an amazing figure and definitely one of the more distinctive knights in the line. It just goes to show you how tough it was to weed any of these out to hit the magic number of seventeen figures, which was all my budget at the time would allow. Speaking of which, Atilla is the 13th Mythic Legions figure I’ve featured so far. That leaves four more to go from the initial crop, and two more that I picked up afterwards, so we’re a good bit past the halfway mark!

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