My first exposure to Turok was in the 1980s when my Dad would buy me and my brothers stacks of vintage comics from flea markets. My older brother would grab all the war and combat-themed issues, my younger brother would get the Sad Sack-type "funny" books, and that left the horror and Turok: Son of Stone issues for me. I still have a ton of them and I love them all. I loved feeling like an expert among all the kids at the comic shop when Turok made a comeback in 1993 from Valiant comics and everyone thought he was new. Ever since then he's had a constant, but low-key presence in pop-culture (including a current comic series by Dynamite and a series of well-received games). This action figure series is based on the second game (of six) called Turok 2: Seed of Evil. In these games (and most of the more modern comics) the simple concept of a pre-Colombian Native American man being trapped in a dinosaur valley was drastically changed. Now Turok is a modern man. There are guns, aliens, and vehicles. The best thing to come out of all the changes, however, was this blue-skinned alien named Adon.
Adon serves in a Sorceress-type role to the main playable character, Turok. She gives guidance, backstory, and details about the alien races populating the Lost Land. She also speaks with the wisdom of all her predecessors. I had seen images of this toy on various websites over the years and was never impressed. But then I saw her for the first time in person a few months ago and was really surprised. She's a beauty.
One of my favorite things about Adon is her hair. It has a really dynamic sculpt and has an unearthly periwinkle color to it. Whenever I saw images of this figure in the past, I assumed her hair was in a tight nondescript bun. The reality is much different.
Another really great thing about Adon is her arm articulation. There are no crazy ball-joints or anything, but there are instead some well-placed cuts that give a surprising range of motion. She's articulated at the shoulders, the top of the gauntlets, and her wrists.
The angled cuts let her arms do this:
Adon comes with three weapons (and a figure stand): The Chronosceptre staff, a Pulse Rifle, and an Alien Weapon. I'm assuming that these weapons are meant for the Turok figure to hold.
Here are some images of Adon from the games and print material.
And here are some images showing Turok's evolution over the years.
(The newest version actually hearkens back to the way things were in the 1950's comics).
Time for a Comparison Shot!