Post by Ghouldrool on Dec 14, 2010 14:40:54 GMT -5
A series of interchangeable knights and creatures to support the larger Quest for Dark Beasts line.
The line consists of one series of three interchangable knights, and two sets of three interchangeable creatures, also produced as 'Monster Curse'. I've seen the same creatures marketed as 'Dragon Curse II' though, so I consider them part of the same line.
Here's a catalogue shot of the three knights.
These are five inch figures. They come with weapons of their own, and have light up features that illuminate a crest on their armour as well as the helmet, so the figure appears to have glowing red eyes. All three knights come with a box where the knights can be kept in when disassembled, and there's a clip on the back so kids can carry the boxes on their belt. It's a cool addition, but it has very little added play value.
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2010 5:42:00 GMT -5 by Ghouldrool
Here is another shot of one of the Knights, this time distributed by Simba for western Europe.
Every Chap Mei figure that Simba distributes is completely legit. That's a good thing to keep in mind while searching for these, because there are many bootlegs of these figures around that are being passed off as original even by toy stores of name. Here in the Netherlands one of the biggest toy stores carried an assortment of these interchangeable knights, which was all bootlegged crap. If it says Simba, it's legit Chap Mei product though.
Here is a catalogue shot of the first wave of interchangeable dragons for this line. There are three different sets in this wave.
These dragons come with egg shells to store the detached limbs in. While this is a cool idea, it does have one disadvantage: the figures are easily mistaken for Megablocks dragons which have a similar design. I have no love for the Megablocks stuff, but the Chap Mei dragons are really fantastic.
Here are some loose shots of the three dragons that make up wave one of Dragon Curse. Firstly Talon the gargoyle, then Firestorm, a fire dragon, and lastly Aquathor, a water dragon. All three have light up features in the head when a horn in the figure's neck is pressed. Sadly the wings and spine come off easily so those are frequently missing from loose versions.
Last Edit: Dec 19, 2010 7:13:01 GMT -5 by Ghouldrool
Post by Ghouldrool on Dec 23, 2010 13:52:10 GMT -5
This shot is series two of Dragon Curse, or Monster Curse. This series is MUCH harded to find it seems, and this is the best (and only!) shot I have seen of the figures. They look fantastic, especially that Griffin and the snake creature.
This is a close up shot of the 'box' that is included with the Dragon Curse knights. The figure fits in the box once taken apart, and the box itself can be worn on the belt or on your pocket line with a clip on the back, if one were so inclined!
Although each knight comes with its own paint scheme, the sculpt for all three versions is the same. Like the eggs included with the dragons, it really is only good for storing the figures in and doesn't add any value aside from that.
A small update on the Dragon Curse front, this picture surfaced of one of the interchangable knights. It shows off the weaponry very well, and it'll prevent you from mistaking one of the MANY bootlegs that were made of these figures from the real deal.
note that these guys are five inch figures, and were meant to fall in with Quest for Dark Beasts.