Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Overwatch Ultimates - MERCY & PHARAH!

Overwatch Ultimates: Series 01 - Mercy & Pharah Figure 2-Pack - Hasbro 2019

Even if you don't play video games and have no idea what Overwatch is (like yours truly), this Mercy and Pharah 2-pack is very difficult to ignore. Maybe I'm alone in this, but winged action figures seem to carry a certain weight that terrestrial characters just don't have. The flying character in a wave is almost always the most popular and the play-quality is leaps and bounds above the rest. So this 2-pack featuring two very different winged females is very special. Mercy looks like a typical angelic deity character while Pharah looks like a mecha warbird. The pair is is mind-blowingly cool (in my not-so-humble-opinion). Also, I said this in previous Overwatch Ultimates reviews, but these designs also hit a nostalgic nerve for me because they seem very reminiscent to Masamune Shirow's multi-genre art style that I was obsessed with in the 90's (until his work took a sharp turn toward the erotic and i got prudish). The quality of these figures is really top notch and I'm really hoping a second wave is announced soon.


"Mercy’s Valkyrie Suit helps keep her close to teammates like a guardian angel; healing, resurrecting or strengthening them with the beams emanating from her Caduceus Staff."

Mercy comes with her Caduceus staff (with energy beams), an alternate set of hands, and a flight stand. Her wings are also removable and technically exhibit her Valkyrie flame effects.

One of the reasons I specifically love this Mercy figure is that it reminds me of this big Masamune Shirow Requiem statue that I had on my computer desk in college. (Computer desk... God I feel old).


"Soaring through the air in her combat armor, and armed with a launcher that lays down high-explosive rockets, Pharah is a force to be reckoned with."

Pharah comes with a Rocket Launcher, and alternate set of hands, a pair of thruster wings (with jump set propulsion effects). The smaller gun is actually Mercy's Caduceus blaster.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are Mercy and Pharah together.

Here are all the Overwatch Ultimates ladies so far. From Left to Right: Sombra, Mercy, Tracer, Pharah, and Ana/Shrike.


1 comment:

  1. somehow feels that he paint job is incomplete. specially mercy. her wings need more apps. sculptwise they look great. but the paint drags them down.