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Neat. I'm guessing he comes with Twinkle, though, not Vidrinath.

Is Hasbro planning more figures like this? Not sure I want Drizzt and Guen as a standalone, but if they do more characters and maybe some monsters (mind flayer, please!) I might bite.

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2 hours ago, mechaninac said:

Not bad, but Hasbro made Drizzt's complexion waaaaayyyy too light; he's a Drow, for Lolth's sake.

The Ranger won't be complete without Bruenor, Catty Brie, Wulfgar, Rumblebelly, Jarlaxle, and Artemis Entreri....

He has purple eyes, not skin but that seems to be the "Modern" iteration of what a Drow passes for now; even cosplay photos are a FB no-no in group right now.  Modern Icons has a Gamestop exclusive statue that is far more detailed than these figures for the same price, roughly, but no Guen in tow, other than her paw prints in the base.  

5 hours ago, mikeszekely said:

Neat. I'm guessing he comes with Twinkle, though, not Vidrinath.

Is Hasbro planning more figures like this? Not sure I want Drizzt and Guen as a standalone, but if they do more characters and maybe some monsters (mind flayer, please!) I might bite.

The swords for both the statue and figure are the latest iterations of the sword hilts, though neither brings out the glimmer that Vindirath/Twinkle is described to have now.  They did POP figures as well including a Mind Flayer.  There are also costume renditions of the swords available currently, again hilts are the current renditions but they have a very weathered blade paint scheme for both.  

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On 9/25/2020 at 9:55 PM, Wolf-1 said:

He has purple eyes, not skin but that seems to be the "Modern" iteration of what a Drow passes for now; even cosplay photos are a FB no-no in group right now.  Modern Icons has a Gamestop exclusive statue that is far more detailed than these figures for the same price, roughly, but no Guen in tow, other than her paw prints in the base.

I don't know about that; and to me, cosplays and unofficial/non-published art don't count.  Even as late as the Homecoming Trilogy books, his depictions on the covers have a much darker and grayer skin tone, but the quintessential contemporary image I refer to regarding the proper look for Drizzt (Dark Elves in general) and Guen comes from The Companions, not the Andorian-Vulcan hybrid Hasbro has chosen:

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Edit:  Heck, even where a blue skin tone in concerned, this Shadow Elf figure from Mythic Legions does a more credible job of portraying a Drow:

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I suppose that a solution would be to just paint the figure's face to correct its complexion and give it proper lavender eyes

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4 hours ago, mechaninac said:

I don't know about that; and to me, cosplays and unofficial/non-published art don't count.  Even as late as the Homecoming Trilogy books, his depictions on the covers have a much darker and grayer skin tone, but the quintessential contemporary image I refer to regarding the proper look for Drizzt (Dark Elves in general) and Guen comes from The Companions, not the Andorian-Vulcan hybrid Hasbro has chosen:

drizzt.jpg

Edit:  Heck, even where a blue skin tone in concerned, this Shadow Elf figure from Mythic Legions does a more credible job of portraying a Drow:

f3fe298c-faa7-43b9-960d-680c40822e80.jpg

I suppose that a solution would be to just paint the figure's face to correct its complexion and give it proper lavender eyes

How an artist portrays something and how the characters are described have never truly met-up. Drow are described as having an ebboned skin tone, not gray or dusty; that's A.E. or was anyway.  Even before T. Lockwood's covers Drizzt was depicted as having more of a Grayish/Blue pallor, talking about "Old man Drizzt", first printings of the books up until Thousand Orcs, when Lockwood took over cover art duties and showed that he either read the material for which he covers or at least asked the right questions; he proves this again with J. Marco's Inhumans Series.  T. Jacobson just copied Lockwood's rendition of Drizzt (above) for Companions and Companions Codex.  The Homecoming trilogy was done by A. Briclot who gives Drizzt "plate armor" in two of the covers on his shoulders and arms.  I won't even bother with the latest trilogy artwork.

Have seen quite a few Mythic Legions customs done to both Ranger class Elf's in order to produce a Drizzt, just haven't seen one I would accept as Drizzt.  

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That's why I qualified my personal preference as the "contemporary" standard for me.  It is a foregone conclusion that how one prefers to picture a fictional character is entirely a personal choice, as is the artists's interpretation.

Going by the written description, it is my opinion that Jeff Easley came closest to capturing Drizzt's racial look in the cover art to the original printing of Sojourn.

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The "unmentionable" reason for the shifting towards lighter and grayer/bluer skin tones over at least the past decade, however, has a lot to do with the pervasive influence of Political Correctness derived from Cultural Marxism and its abominable Critical Race Theory mind-rot.  Consciously or not, artists self-censor to not tread on woke taboos, because doing so would open them to accusations of insensitivity and racism, demonization and doxing, and possible financial ruination by the Cancel Culture Social Media Mob... can you imagine depicting the Drow's physical characteristics, a race described by the author as chaotic, corrupt, manipulative, murderous, evil, and fallen from the light, exactly the way they were written to look in this day and age?  That goes for cosplayers also... who wants to be accused of donning blackface when all they are doing is having fun as a fantasy character?  It's all a very sad commentary on the modern state of affairs, and how freedoms once taken for granted -- freedom of expression to be specific to this case -- are being eviscerated and shamed for politics, pandering, and power; it destroys everything it touches and leaves nothing but a joyless pit of resentment in its wake.

 

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Speaking of your hidden remarks, @mechaninac, I was re-watching Community recently.  I got confused when they started referencing the D&D episode, because I hadn't re-watched.  I thought maybe I skipped it, but no, turns out Netflix just removed that episode because of Chang's drow costume.

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