It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time to look at another magnificent figure from The Four Horsemen’s Kickstarted line of 6-inch fantasy figures: Mythic Legions! In the beginning, there was a method to my madness when it came to selecting the order of the figures I looked at. I was trying to showcase the different parts as best I could. Now, I’ve been through most of the new parts and from here on in we’re looking at the combinations that T4H have used to create new and unique characters. I thought today we’d venture back into skeleton territory and have a look at Tibius!
Here’s the obligatory packaged shot and since I have nothing new to say about it, I’ll take this opportunity to point out what a big dummy I am for not buying all the skeletons. Skapular was amazing and at the risk of spoiling my own Feature, I’m going to tell you right now that Tibius is just as equally amazing. Well, maybe not equally… I do really adore Skapular, but Tibius is no slouch. Anyway, at some point, when I was tallying the figures I would get, my brain said, “You don’t need the Skeleton Legion Builder.” Ever since then, I have wanted to build a time machine and go back to that moment and punch my brain right in its flawed reasoning center.
Yes, much like his bony chum, Skapular, Tibius is a skeleton knight and you should recognize a lot of the parts here from Mr. Skappy. It’s OK, we’re bros, I can call him that. The arms, legs, neck, and groin plates are all taken directly from that figure, but the tabard covered chest piece has been replaced with the full on plate armor that we’ve seen used for all the knights. The bone pieces are straight-up recycled while the armor has a more of a tarnished silver paint scheme going on. I like it a lot, particularly on the lower legs. It looks like he just pulled himself out of his Crypt. Perhaps it was the very same crypt that Skapular broke. This is not the flashiest armor we’ve seen, but I think it suits him.
Yes, the shoulders are removable, and come detached in the package. They are required to attach the cape, as it pegs in between the shoulders and the body. The shoulders also offer a nice distinction between this figure and Skapular, who came with the other (Gorgo) style. The cape is fashioned in the black cloth, which is coarser than the red, and features a ragged cut that makes it look like Tibius doesn’t get out to see his tailor very often. As always, the figure is modular, and since the articulation is standard throughout the line, I’ll refer you back to the Skapular Feature that I linked above just in case this is your first visit to FFZ on Mythic Legions Wednesday and you want a run down on the articulation.
The portrait here is a new one. Tibius’ noggin is a simple, but beautifully sculpted skull painted with the same yellowish finish as the rest of his bones. There’s some rotten carmel-colored paint in his vacant eye sockets and you get some cool crimson war paint in streaks down his face. When I say war paint, I’m just speaking figuratively. I’d actually like to think that it’s the blood of his enemies.
You also get an extra head, which consists of an unpainted skull and has an articulated jaw. It’s a great bonus, particularly if you want to turn one of your other knights into a skeleton!
Weapons in this line have been repaints of a handful of the same accessories and that continues to be the case here. The only difference is, Tibius doesn’t come with the usual spear or battle axe that have been included with almost every figure. Instead, he comes with a pair of swords and a pair of daggers. He does feature the same brown belt, which can be used either on the waist or as a cross strap, to hold one of his weapons, but he also has loops on either hip, so he can actually wear three out of the four weapons at once. Put the fourth one in his hand and you don’t have to leave anything behind!
One set of sword and dagger are painted with red grips to match each other. The others vary enough so as not to look like a matched set. I will probably end up displaying this guy with the matched set and give the others to someone else, although he does look like quite the bad ass when dual wielding the swords, so that plan may change.
And that’s Tibius! He’s another fantastic addition to this collection and I think he’ll make a fine right-hand man for Skapular. The only thing I have to be sad about now is that he’s my only other Skeleton until Wave 1.75 starts shipping. I was disappointed that the Skeleton Legion Builder didn’t turn up again as part of the All-Stars, but that’s what I get for passing on him the first time. And on that note, T4H just announced today that Wave 1.5 has shipped from the factory, so I’ll be receiving a pair of figures from that wave, probably in about a month. I’ve got a Troll coming from that wave as well, but those are running a little behind due to their size and more complex aspects of their production.