3-2 pre-SB & 4-1 post-SB against Ascendancy in Modern. Imagine if the field was full of Jund too
2 Hero of Bladehold
1 Sin Collector
3 Tidehollow Sculler
4 Honor of the Pure
3 Inquisition of Kozilek
1 Intangible Virtue
4 Lingering Souls
3 Midnight Haunting
4 Path to Exile
3 Raise the Alarm
1 Slaughter Pact
3 Zealous Persecution
2 Arid Mesa
2 Bloodstained Mire
1 Caves of Koilos
1 Fetid Heath
2 Ghost Quarter
3 Godless Shrine
1 Isolated Chapel
4 Marsh Flats
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1 Vault of the Archangel
1 Aven Mindcensor
1 Elspeth Tirel
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
3 Liliana of the Veil
1 Rest in Peace
1 Stony Silence
Key change is dropping Spectral Procession for Midnight Haunting. Being able to interact with your opponent at almost anytime while applying pressure is great.
Against Twin, I was able to EoT Midnight into a Remand to force them to tap out for Liliana on my turn.
Funko seems to be distributing figures across other retail channels other than local game and hobby stores.
I first discovered them at Barnes and Nobles, but more recently at Target and Walmart. They’re still all priced at $24.99 each, but it seems as though as they’re not difficult to find.
Just be aware though, these figures aren’t exactly articulated. For those of you living in the 90s, these are more like the old Toy Biz/Kenner action figurines. They’re very limited in pose-ability.
As I mentioned before, Funko scaled the details on the figures WAAAAY back from their initial prototypes and convention showcase.
Here’s an example of the final paint job.
Left: Actual figure (retail version)
Special thanks to Artistix for the image comparison.
So for those of you who don’t mind splurging on plastic, there you go! If you paint your own figurines or miniatures, I guess this could be a nice challenge for you!
For everyone else like me, I think I’ll stick to playing Street Fighter IV…
For those of you guys that haven’t checked out the budget Modern Green deck I posted a few months ago (LINK) & (LINK), here’s an updated deck list since the last time with more pretty kawaii princess Garruk!
It’ll be broken up into 3 basic sets (explained in previous articles).
Use which ever list that fits your needs and any additional adjustments based in your local meta game.
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Magic the Gathering | Legacy Collection | MSRP $24.95
Let me just give you guys a a quick rundown as collector and a toy biologist. My Dead or Alive training buddy picked up Nissa not knowing who she was, but had a thing for elves.
These don’t fall under your typical action figures you find at a Target aisle. They’re moderately sized and are accurate to their cardboard counterpart. Just a bit more expensive than your usual collector figure.
IMPORTANT: You may have seen the prototypes shown at conventions earlier in the year. Their paint jobs are no where detailed in the final retail versions. Don’t expect fancy air brushing!
Here’s a quick rundown:
Jace - Looks fantastic. Some sloppy white paint job might require you to cherry pick specific figures in a case(s).
Nissa - A little disappointed. The green paint in her eyes looks rather cheap for a $25 figure. Otherwise, her sculpt is solid and that midriff… would probably make Tifa blush.
Garruk - Looks amazing! Nothing else can be said. Totally warrants the $25 purchase.
Chandra - Looks great as expected. Nice sculpts on the chain mail even. I was skeptical at first since the prototypes looked kinda cheesy, but it seems like they’ve made some modifications. Not too sure about the price point for her size…
Ajani - Right up there with Garruk in terms of size and weight. Looks awesome and probably feels awesome. This is what I would expect for the price tag.
Liliana - They’ve made modifications compared to her prototypes shown a few months back. Her face looks less derpy, but there’s some weird air brushing on her body. Also out of the two I looked at, her hair came off in the package and would probably require re-glueing if purchased. Quality control is definitely lacking, especially for $24.95.
Not trying to be a Debby Downer on the figures, especially about the price point. If you feel comfortable buying “average" figures for a premium price, but love the characters, you’ll enjoy these. The quality control is just lacking with the sloppy paint job and cross eyes on some of the figures I looked through. You may have to be one of those "egg carton" moms and look through the batch for the best paint jobs.
For everyone else that collects DC Direct or similar premium figures and import figures, these might let you down unless you’re getting Garruk/Ajani. They don’t suffer the McFarlane Toys syndrome of being statues, but don’t expect these to be like Figma figures either. Their articulation is basic so don’t expect anything amazing.
I hope this gives you guys a better idea of what you’re getting.