#0288: Iron Golem

IRON GOLEM

MINECRAFT

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What’s this? Two video game reviews in a row? Is Ethan feeling okay? Will the sentences stop being questions? Yeah, it’s time for another Birthday review, Part 8, in fact. Once again, this figure comes from a video game, but this time it’s a game I’ve actually played quite a bit: Minecraft! This particular figure is based on the Iron Golem, one of the game’s NPCs, which can be built by a player in-game.

THE FIGURE ITSELF

IronGolemWilsonThe Iron Golem was released as part of the second series of Jazwares’ Minecraft line. The figure stands about 4 inches tall and features 6 points of articulation. As far as I can tell, the figure sports a brand-new sculpt, though it’s possible that the legs may be re-used from one of the line’s other figures. I don’t have any of them to compare, so I can’t be sure. The sculpt looks pretty good. It’s not a complex design, but they’ve done an admirable job translating to three dimensions and adding points of articulation. The paint is really great in that it looks simple, but it’s actually very calculated so as to capture the pixelated detailing of the character really well. It gives the figure a nice, unique look, and makes it instantly recognizable to fans of the game. The Iron Golem includes a rose and an iron block. These are pretty clever, as roses are one of the Iron Golem’s favorite things, in-game, and the iron block is a pivotal piece to building the character.

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THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION

The Iron Golem is another of the gifts I received for my birthday. My brother had originally wanted to get me this figure instead of the Heavy, but he couldn’t find the Golem in time. However, on the way home from dinner on my actual birthday, my family agreed to stop by the nearby Toys R Us with me. I found the Iron Golem, and my parents went ahead and bought it for me. How cool are they? The Iron Golem is my favorite of the designs from Minecraft and I was decently excited to see the figure turn up in series two. I can’t really see myself getting into the rest of the line, but the Iron Golem makes for a pretty decent standalone piece.

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