Review: Game of Thrones Legacy Collection The Hound

By bill - February 27, 2014

GOT-Hound-featOne of the most intriguing villains of Westeros gets the toy treatment in Funko’s Game of Thrones Legacy collection.

Sandor Clegane, better known as The Hound, is an interesting character.  Originally a brutal villain in the employ of the mad boy king Joffrey, over the course of the series Clegane has revealed his humanity and become something else… not really a hero, but also not the monster he started as.

GOT hound kastorskorner037He’s one of the few non A-list characters to make the cut in the debut series of Game of Thrones Legacy figures from Funko, and he definitely earns his place in the lineup.  Not only is he a good character, there is no denying he looks awesome, with his burned face and that iconic dog-shaped helmet.

The figure does a great job of translating the look of this badass warrior, sporting a great portrait of actor Rory McCann and a perfect translation of his fortified armor and helm.  The helmet fits wonderfully on his head, maintaining a perfect scale with the rest of the figure, and even features a visor that flips up or down.

The Hound includes an ample amount of articulation, and even with the helmet in place his still gets a range of motion out of his neck.  His bulky armor does inhibit the range of his arms slightly, but it’s easy to get lots of good fighting poses using one or both of his menacing broad swords.  Like the character design from the show, both swords also feature sheaths– one on Clegane’s back and the other on his belt.

GOT hound kastorskorner013Strangely, for all his detail and show accuracy, the iconic burn on half the Hound’s face seems downplayed on the figure.  I’m not sure if this was an intentional decision, or the result of too-heavy paints on his face, but the scars are not as visible as I’d imagine they would be rendered.  It’s there enough that any fan of the show or character can make them out… but to the casual observer, he would look more like he had a lazy eye than a disfiguring burn.

Overall, The Hound is one of my favorites in this collection.  He’s big and loaded with detail, and has all the cool stuff I’d wish for– great weapons, a removable helmet and a hulking size to tower over his fellow figures.  I couldn’t be happier with the end result on this guy!

The Games of Thrones Legacy collection is available now, exclusively at Barnes and Noble.  The series will see wide release this March.

Check back later today for a look at the Mother of Dragons, as our Game of Thrones Legacy Collection reviews come to a close!

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