Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Wrapping Up 2023: Kanoxx Vull from Cosmic Legions by Four Horsemen Studios


   As I continue to wrap up my reviews for stuff I picked up near the end of 2023 I'm returning to the Four Horsemen's Cosmic Legions line once again. There weren't as many figures from the newest series that interested me (Hvalkatar: Book Two, Gravenight) but I was immediately intrigued by Kanoxx Vull. Kanoxx Vull is called a "Brute Scale" figure, so he's taller than your average figures, but not overly massive like Kraggnar. Kanoxx Vull (better known as just Kanxox the Stinger) is a member of a group called the Red Spiral, scavengers and traders who live at the far edge of the galaxy and who augment themselves with cybernetic upgrades. It turns out that Kanoxx didn't want to be a gladiator in Hvalkatar; he was abducted by Highwarden Slogg's because of his fearsome appearance. Now one of the combatants forced to fight in the Grave, all Kanoxx wants to do is make his way back home. Kanoxx Vull is based on a cool sketch that Eric Treadway made in a red spiral notebook on November 12, 1984, so this guy definitely has a true "made in the 1980s" feel to him. Ready to check out Kanoxx Vull? The join me after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 7 5/8ths inches

Articulation: Double swivel hinge ankles, swivel/hinge knees, swivel thighs, H-hinged hips, balljointed waist, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel forearms, swivel/hinge wrists, and a balljointed head..

Accessories: 2 swappable portraits, 1 large tube, 1 pauldron, 3 smaller tubes, mace, backpack tank, and 4 swappable hands.

Non-Scalper Price: $65 dollars

The Positives:

* There's a lot to love about Kanoxx Vull. He has some wonderful deep purplish-blue skin, an intimidating physique, and the guys is covered with cybernetic parts and bits of armor. Visually, he's just an incredible figure who is so fun to look at. He's covered with spiked accoutrements, tubes, and various canisters, all of which presumably give him the edge when fighting in the Grave . The paintwork is excellent, too, with plenty of neat and clean details. 

* Despite not being a gladiator by choice, Kanoxx really does look suited to the role. I guess being taken from your home and forced to fight would make one angry and willing to knock aside anyone who stands in their way. His teeth are really long and sharp and I'm loving the cybernetic attachment on his right eye. 

* He has a lot of equipment built into the right side of his head and presumably augmenting his senses. He looks like he'd made a cool partner for the T-800, doesn't he?

* Kanoxx's second portrait shows him looking quite a bit calmer. He's not smiling or anything just not baring his teeth to the world. He kind of reminds me of a Duros a bit. You know, like Cad Bane. 

* There is a massive tube that connects the port on the left side of his head to the tank of some kind on his back. If he were a videogame villain, you'd have to sever or pull that cord out for sure. He's also sporting a really cool pauldron on left shoulder. It also has a cord connecting it to the armor on his forearm. 

* Check out the synthetic spine running down Kanoxx's back. From the top of his neck all the way down to the armored loincloth he's wearing, there are some spikes jutting out. This dude is metal!

* Those are some undershorts! He's going to make the Masters of the Universe crew jealous. Not only does he have furry britches buts also wearing armor around his mid-section. Is it armor or another cybernetic part of his body? Does Kanoxx literally have a cast iron stomach?

* Check out the left arm! The pauldron just looks incredibly cool, as does the gauntlet on Kanoxx's left forearm. It almost looks like there's a weapon built into the gauntlet that the tube is attached to. Maybe a flamethrower?

* Kanoxx's lower left leg is missing, replaced by a cybernetic leg and foot. There's a spiked kneepad and four large mechanical toes coming out from all sides to give him exceptional balance. 

* I wonder what these tubes on Kanoxx's chest do? There are two of them and they look wired into the various tubes and ports on his torso. The detail is excellent and the paintwork just sells the effect so well. 

* If you're familiar with Mythic Legions, you should recognize that Cosmic Legions figures are built the same as that line so that the parts are interchangeable. They're quite sturdy and I've found most of them to have really good quality control. There are places that might feel a bit restrictive but the figure can take most poses you would hope for and he just looks really cool in various menacing poses. . 

* Kanoxx Vull may have some special weapons built into his various cybernetic upgrades, but he's only toting one weapon: A massive mace. This thing is spiked, has a patina on the metal head, and just looks really nasty. 

* Two pair of hands are included: One pair of standard grips and one with the fingers posed to look like they're grasping at something (or someone!). 

The Negatives:

* I love the look of Kanoxx Vull's cybernetically enhanced arm but the little cord that is attached to it is too short. The cord is a separate piece so it doesn't break or tear, but it is too short to use while actively moving Kanoxx's arm. It doesn't stay in all that securely, other. 

* There are tubes or cables that run from Kanoxx Vull's mechanical foot to a device on the left side of his belt and from the large tube on his back to a smaller device on the right side of his belt. They look cool but, like the arm tube, they come out pretty easily. or display you might even want to pop a little glue in there to keep them hooked up. 

* The mace is pretty heavy and Kanoxx Vull's right wrist can't handle it alone unless you really balance it just right. Otherwise, it wants to rotate, leaving the mace facing down to the ground. 

   I love the look of this guy. Appearance wise, he's in my top three figures in Cosmic Legions thus far. He's solid and sturdy with some nice articulation, but it's his incredible detail and the mighty fine paintwork on his cyborg bits that really makes him excel. Unfortunately, way his various cables and tubes refuse to stay in place brings him down a lot in my eyes. The weak wrist joints that spin when he's using his massive mace are also a but frustrating. He's a Good and a 1/2 figure, but he could use a few more extras and some tweaks to his cables, especially considering his price. 

This is the first figure of Kanox Vull I've reviewed. For more Cosmic Legions reviews check out the following:
Highwarden Slogg
Olekk Thygar (GraveRing)
Olekk Thygar (Hvalkatar)
Sphexxian Block Commander
T.U.5.C.C. Engineer
T.U.5.C.C. Science Officer
T.U.5.C.C. Sentry
Zeerian Spyre


  1. Looks like something out of the Heavy Metal movie

    1. I'm not very familiar with Heavy Metal but he definitely seems to match the aesthetic.

    2. Duuuuude! You gotta see it!

    3. I'll check and see what streaming services it's on.

  2. Doesn't look like it's free anywhere currently:


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