* Kerak comes with four weapons, all of which we did get a sneak peek of in the Prototype Armaments set last year. First up is his primary weapon, a modified pump-action shotgun. It's simple but surely a nasty weapon at close range and Kerak looks great with it. He's a buff enough guy that he can probably handle this thing without too much trouble. The barrel is hollow to hold a firing effect, FYI.
* To tote his shotgun around Kerak includes a back holster. It's fairly rubbery so the shotgun can slide in and out easily and it looks great attached to his back. The holster does have some nice little sculpted attachment points, too, and a texture that makes this look like canvas of some sort.
* Kerak's sidearm looks to be a standard Colt 1911. Simple, classic, and rugged, this is a great go to sidearm for someone like Kerak. The painted grip is pretty cool, too, and there's a hollow barrel for a muzzle flash effect.
* Kerak keeps his Colt at his right hip with a nice molded holster. The pistol fits in perfectly and stays in place. The straps are painted green to match Kerak's belt and looks tailor made for him.
* Kerak's Bowie knife is pretty wicked looking. He's from Texas so I'm assuming he loves the statement that this blade makes.
* The leather sheathe on his left hip holds his knife for him. The blade fits in perfectly and the edges even have nicely sculpted stitching and painted green straps.
* Last up is this wicked looking axe. This is a very modern and looking hatchet with a silver blade and a paint application on the wrapped handle. You have to wonder how often Kerak uses this in battle.
* He has a belt that he comes wearing in the package with a loop on it. It turns out that the loop is perfect for slipping the axe inside.
* I'm a huge proponent of action figures coming with display bases and Action Force's might be the best yet. The metal look of the display stand is fantastic and there are four pegs on the base, making it extra versatile. See that little slit at the back? If you want to cut out the file card from Kerak you can even display it behind him slid in there. I really hope Valaverse starts offering these for sale by themselves as I'd love to use them for a few other lines.
* The peg on the shotgun holster might either be too short or just too short to slip through the vest and give a nice hold so it does tend to fall off sometimes. Not all the time but it's looser than I'd like.
I've had about five of the Action Force figure for nearly a month now and so far I do think Kerak is my favorite (there's one I haven't opened yet). He's a really well done figure with a cool look, excellent articulation, and some really fun and impressive accessories. There is a lot of quality here and I'm excited to see how this line expands. They've been tough to get for some folks. I've purchased about half of mine through Valaverse with the other half preordered through BBTS but it seems that folks are having a hard time tracking these down. Keep your eyes on those retailers and a few others as it's likely these may show up back in stock as shipments arrive. This was a pretty small Kickstarter funded line and no one knew what to expect. It's turned out to be pretty excellent with Kerak being a very Epic figure, so it's natural that folks are going to want these. Just stay patient and keep your eyes open; you shouldn't have to resort to scalper prices for these.