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Mcfarlane Beserker dragon series 1 boxset

by Paolo
(Philippines)

Mc Farlane's Dragons Series 1 Beserker Boxed set

Mc Farlane's Dragons Series 1 Beserker Boxed set

Hi I am a collector of McFarlane dragons and I will be reviewing a variety of action figures from their dragons series.

I am going to start with series one (berserker dragon box set)

I am aware that a lot of reviews for this figure have been on the net for some time now.

Yet many (if not all of them) do not realize that this particular figure's pose is somewhat short term.

This is probably because they review the figure when it was new therefore failing to realize some important aspects of the figure itself.

-Let's start with the pose.

You see, I was not able to obtain this dragon brand new.

Actually I had a very hard time finding one since I started collecting late 2007.

Now, the collector who sold it to me just kept it displayed for everyone else to see.

Not realizing the flaw on how it was posed.

You see this particular dragon has a metal rod to keep on a posture into which it was suppose to be in flight when it tries to breathe fire to cook the unlucky knight.

Lets take a look at the material first, this dragon was made of plastic and the metal rod is supposed to hold it in place.

Theoretically it was a very good pose. actually it's my own personal favorite regarding the diorama style and all that.

Yet, the designers have put the rod in a place that actually carries a lot of weight on the left side.

The dragons pose puts a lot of weight on that area.

Over time if you keep the dragon on the pose that it was designed for it will eventually lean to the left(lets assume the dragon is facing you).

And since it needs a metal rod to make it stand, which is a lot harder that the plastic that was used to make the dragon.

The inevitable happens.

The rod having the pressure on its tips, slowly but surely results into drilling a hole towards the other direction inside the dragon.

And the same goes with the base, the hole where the rod is supposed to go to actually gets bigger. To the direction of the rod under pressure.

And so overtime the dragon looses its capability for a nice pose.

And you would have to go get something for it to lean on (On the left wing) to keep it from damaging itself.

So my advice is that if you do get this brand new. Have something to lean it with on the left wing so you won't have any problems in the future.


-The color of this dragon is very skin like, unlike the usual figurines of dragons that are more rainbow like¯ in terms of color choices.

McFarlane actually decided to go for the realistic feel. Rather than that of the mystical side reputation of these creatures. And that works really well. Considering that these figures have an internally developed story surrounding them.

-The sculpt.

Well we can't expect any less from the company that gives meaning to the words "killer sculpts"¯. The sculpt for this figure is absolutely amazing. Every inch of this figure is shouting with details

I know I might sound a bit like a critic (with the pose) but I can't help but voice out some things that I was disappointed about.

I love the dragon's series and I am trying my best to collect them all.

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