Thursday, April 30, 2020

Mythic Legions - JJUNO THE CRUSHER!

Mythic Legions: Advent of Decay - Jjuno the Crusher - Four Horsemen 2018

I have a love/hate relationship with female barbarian characters. One one hand, they are strong, dominant women who flip that hunter/gatherer dynamic on its head. But on the other hand I find the designs to be a little boring and repetitive. Metal bra? check. Fuzzy loincloth? Check. Big Axe? Check. Barbarian women and Jungle girls are two popular themes with abundant examples throughout comic and movie genres, but the characters often simply lack distinguishing characteristics. The Four Horsemen did their best to make Jjuno the Crusher stand out. Her blue facepaint and partially shaved scalp are indeed unique, but ironically these details made me not instantly fall in love with the design. It seemed like an odd blend of modern and classic themes which I found off-putting. However, with the help of some add-on wing accessories I made her look like a badass earth Valkyrie and suddenly she's one of my favorites in the line. I need to buy some more wings! Let's check out Jjuno the Crusher below!
























Jjuno comes with a lot of accessories: two armored shoulderpads, a large viking hammer, an axe, a sword, a sword sash, and three backpack conversion pieces.





The shoulderpads look great. They really tie the metal of her chest, knees and codpiece together.









So one of the many great things about Mythic Legions line is the ability to customize the figures. You can mix and match just about any body part or accessory to make your own design. My absolute favorite add-ons are the wing accessories that are (sometimes) available for purchase on the StoreHorsemen website. To be clear, these wings are not included with Jjuno, but were a separately purchased accessory.




These wings took a character I was a little lukewarm about (at least in comparison to the other great figures in the line) and made her one of my favorites. The way the brown color matches the fur of her loincloth and accentuates her red hair and dark brown gauntlets and boots is awesome.




















Time for a Comparison Pic!




Cheers!




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