All week along, folks have been asking to see Scarabus alongside some other figures. I had wanted to focus more on Scarabus early in the week and saved comparison pics for today. It does keep Haures & Azazel a bit out of the spotlight, but I’m sure they’ll understand. I tried to use them in the background where I could for this last review.
Scarabus is basically in 6″ or 1:12 scale. Yeah, he’s tall, but compare the size of his face to most 6″ figures. In the real world, he’d probably make more money playing basketball (those hooves would be murder on the courts though) than conquering the world. As such, I think he’s more at home fighting with DC Classics or Marvel Legends than MOTUC or Ghostbusters (dammit… I didn’t think of that picture).
The only thing I think that might make him stick out like a sore thumb when you mix up the toy lines is the level of detail in his sculpt. He might make your other toys feel bad. Like with most toys, it’s basically up to you. I think he fits best with the other figures the Four Horsemen have produced this far than he does anything else. If you’ve been keeping up, the Fantastic Exclusive line has produced 44 figures (45 if you want to count Commander Argus) and Raven looms out there somewhere on the horizon. That does mean you’re mixing the Gothitropolis & Seventh Kingdom toy lines, but it’s a highly-detailed, well-sculpted mash-up at least.
Overall, you won’t be disappointed with these figures. Yes, they’re $30 each (some discounts if you buy them in pre-selected groups), but they’re worth it. Having these 10 makes me wish I had the $95 to spend on the limited Toypocalypse Exclusive Light & Dark Talisman figures (the ones featured this week belong to Vault), so if I’m wishing I could run off and spend almost $100 for two more, how I can I balk at $30? They’re well sculpted, well painted, highly articulated, and come with over a dozen accessories. I do wish they had a little more gear than add-on pieces, but that’s hardly a complaint. The add-on pieces really do add to the value, particularly if you have them all. In the picture below, I’ve taken a photograph of Scarabus with each of the 25 face plates (if you have all 12 figures).
As cool as I think that is, it gets cooler. Remember, the twelve figures also include fourteen alternate heads for those plates to plug into. When you factor in the animal heads for Azazel & Haures, that’s 352 different head combinations for a Scarabus figure. If for any reason, one of the decos just doesn’t draw you in, you can virtually making your own by mixing up the heads, plates, and bodies. It’s pretty cool side feature to some already cool figures.
Anyway, that’s Scarabus Week! I hope you enjoyed the pictures and reviews as much as I did! If you have any questions or are wondering about something I left out, let me know in the comments and I’ll answer if I can. Thanks for reading and thanks again to the Four Horsemen for sending these Scarabus figures along!
And I’d be remiss if I didn’t remind you that all of the figures are still available (as a set, in a few subsets, and individually) at StoreHorsemen.Com right now!
A huge thanks out to all the Four Horsemen – Cornboy, Jim, Chris, and Eric – for making Scarabus Week a reality!