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Review of Warframe - Excalibur Statue

Symbiote Studios
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Overall Average Rating: 3.5 out of 4

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Introduction

Warframe is a relatively new game, released just last year. Players, in teams of up to four, are the Tenno, a warrior race that wears the 'Warframe', an exo suit.

Players go on various missions and battle three different antagonistic creature races, vying for survival. Yea, you've heard that same story more than once before, but the Warframe suits are pretty damn cool.

One of these Warframe suits is 'Excalibur', and as the name implies, is particularly bad ass with bladed weapons. Symbiote Studios has produced a statue of this particular Warframe, done in a paint scheme right from the game. This makes double sense - it's one of the first suits a player can pick, and it one of the better looking.

This guy stands about 8 1/4" tall with the base, and is limited to just 1111 pieces. You can pick him up direct from Symbiote for $80.

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Packaging - ***
The exterior box looks good, and is collector friendly, of course. But they went with the el cheapo Styrofoam which tends to fall apart when you breathe on it, and end up all over the place.  

While this is a limited edition, there's no Certificate of Authenticity. The number and edition size are on the bottom of the statue, however.

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Sculpting - ***1/2
The sculpt is excellent, creating a character who looks like he walked right out of the game.  Proportions are excellent, and there's a ton of small detail work on the weapons and suit.

This guy comes in multiple pieces. The base and statue are separate, held together by a metal and polystone post. The sword held in the left hand is separate, is is the gun that attaches to his back.

The assembly is very easy, and the final product looks terrific. I particularly like the base, where an opponent lay in pieces at his feet.

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Paint - ***1/2
The major colors look great - sort of a gray scale appearance, with just a little tint. The majority of the cut lines are clean, and there's very, very little slop.

There are some design choices I'm not super thrilled with, like some of the hatching that seems too broad and thick around the torso. A few of the black edge lines are slightly off as well, but these are very minor nits in an otherwise excellent application.

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Value - ***
A lot of the statues in this scale are getting close to $100 these days, and some, like DC Bombshells, have passed that mark.  He's in between the Batman Black and White scale and the DC Bombshells scale, and his price point of $80 falls in between as well.

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Things to Watch Out For -
The sword feels a bit brittle - take care when handling it.

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Overall - ***1/2
Video games remain a major inspiration for statues, figures and busts, because they continue to generate such interesting forms and creatures.  The Warframe 'suits' have an interesting biological look to them, and Excalibur is an interesting cross between rhino and crustacean.

Fans of the game will like this guy, and the scale and price are about right. And with an actually limited edition size, I suspect they'll sell through pretty quickly.

Score Recap (out of ****):
Packaging - ***
Sculpting - ***1/2
Paint - ***
Value - ***
Overall - ***1/2

Where to Buy
Your best bet is to hit up Symbiote Studios where they have him for $80, or you can search ebay for a deal.

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Other Symbiote reviews include these little guys, as well as the Dr. Tran bobble heads, the Super Meat Boy vinyl figures, the large Monkey Island statue, the zombie head cookie jar, and the excellent Sam and Max large statue.

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This product was provided for the review by the manufacturer. Photos and text by Michael Crawford.

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