Monday, June 26, 2023

Action Figure Review: Okeaetos from Mythic Legions by Four Horsemen Studios


   Two weekends ago I went to HeroesCon 2023 in Charlotte, NC, which has become an annual tradition for my family. It's always a really fun time and while I was disappointed that Larry Hama didn't make it this year (I had some G.I. Joe issues in my satchel ready to be signed), I still picked up a lot of great stuff there and met some other cool folks. One of the best discoveries was stumbling upon  Four Horseman Studio's booth! Ever since I was a sixth grader reading issues of ToyFare, Lee's Action Figure News and Toy Review, and Tomart's Action Figure Digest, The Four Horsemen have always been a big deal and getting to meet a few members of their team in person was incredible. They had some cool customs on display and plenty of Mythic Legions figures available, so I picked up the two newest Mythic Legions figures that are Masters of the Universe tributes: Okeaetos and Zenithon. Today I'm checking out Okeaetos, a tribute to MOTU's Webstor. In Mythic Legions, Okeatos is a hybrid of skeleton and flesh who is an Arakkighast assassin with a vampire-like head. Ready to check this cool guy out? Then join me after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 6 3/8th inches

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

Accessories: Knife, flail, back attachment, four additional arms, and two swappable portraits.

Non-Scalper Price: $37 dollars

The Packaging:

* I'm sure I've showed it before, but here's a look at the very cool packaging for Mythic Legions. Not only is is very impressive looking but it also is incredibly collector friendly. Other than two wire ties (which are easily removed without snipping), everything else is easily removed and replaced. The plastic bubble has tabs that hold the backer card in place, so it can be popped off and on. 

* You now what's even more cool? I was able to get two members of Four Horseman Studios to sign the backer card! On the left is Jim Preziosi's signature (one of the founders) and on the right is Jeremy Girard's signature, the current director of sales and marketing, an expert customizer, and the guy who currently writes the bios and such. 

The Positives:

* Okeaetos is a pretty nice looking figure and the mixture of skeletal/ bone limbs with the vampire like head, all touched up with a gorgeous, deep blue paint job, really captures the arachnid menace of Webstor while still adding something new to the equation. Okeaetos is nice armored in purple gear with some orange and red highlights and he's sporting four additional limbs popping out of his back. They're attached to a removable piece, so they're not in all of my shots, but they definitely improve the figure and make for a more extreme looking villain. 

* The Mythic Legions line definitely operates on the shared parts/ shared tooling model, and it looks like both portraits from Okeaetos originally appeared with the Vampire Knight figure. It's a really cool sculpt and the addition of the red eyes and the paint applications on the forehead really give this the feel of Webstor. Honestly, it would really be cool to see a comic or something using these designs for the MOTU cast. Kind of an Elseworlds kind of thing, you know?

* I personally like the unhelmeted look better for this figure but there is a second head for Okeaetos that comes wearing a spiked battle helmet. It's the same face, just more geared up for causing trouble. 

* There is some might fine detail on Okeaetos' armor that pays homage to Webstor's armor and belt. This is far more detailed than that, though, and has some wonderfully ornate detail, a great drybrush effect on the plates, and paint applications for every little rivet and buckle. 

* Here's a shot of Okeaetos from the rear with his extra arms off, allowing you to better see his armor. The pieces on his biceps and forearms are separate pieces, though they're not removable. 

* The Mythic Legions line has some pretty solid articulation, even for a smaller skeletal guy like Okeaetos.  It reminds me a lot of Masters of the Universe Classics articulation except the joints have a better range of motion and there are a few extra joints such as better ankles, hinged wrists, and the balljointed mid-torso. The plastic quality feels pretty solid and durable, kind of like a modern NECA figure. It's definitely not at all rubbery or soft.

* Here's a look at Okeaetos from behind with his additional arms. The additional arms showed up on Webstor during the 200x era and this is clearly an homage to that design. Rather than just having spider-like legs, though, Okeaetos has four fully articulated arms. Each arm has bicep armor, three swivel/hinge joints, and a bony hand. Very cool! The backpack just plugs in to the back of the figure and really makes this guy shine. 

* While Webstor carries an orange laser rifle, Okeaetos is in the Mythic Legions world where such things don't exist. Instead, he comes with a really wicked looking knife that looks to be made of bone, but it's painted orange. There are two shades of orange on it and it makes a very cool weapon for a sneaky assassin. 

* Okeaetos doesn't have a grappling hook but he does come with a flail. A spikey metal ball attached to a spikey metal handle via a rope: That doesn't sound dangerous at all! The cord is elastic, so it does flex a bit, too.

   Okeaetos is a rather sharp looking figure with fantastic sculpting and paintwork and a color scheme that just pops. Let's be honest, though; when you're using an established Masters of the Universe color scheme its hard not to deliver an eye-catching figure. A few more accessories would have been nice, although I guess the additional arms do kind of make up for it. This is a Great figure and not only does he deliver, but the fact that I picked him up from the Horsemen themselves makes him pretty special. I'm glad to see the tradition of the MOTU tribute figures is continuing in Cosmic Legions as you can never have too much MOTU and Four Horsemen synergy.

This is the first figure of Okeaetos I've reviewed. For more Mythic Legions reviews check out the following:


  1. MekaneckfrenchiefrogJune 26, 2023 at 4:40 PM

    Wow, those Mythic Legions figures are really top notch.. It's just terrible that they should be so abhorrently expensive (I don't know about the States, but in Europe they sell for crazy prices - like, the least expensive Mythic Legions figs go for about 120 Euros apiece..). The closest thing I have found to this level of quality (yet at a more affordable price) is Neca's Grimsword and Warduke figures, really.

    1. Wow! That is crazy! Over here they're about 1.5 to 2x the price of a regular retail figure, but only available in person at speciality shops and such.

    2. Thinking about it, with NECA's current pricing they're around the same price as a standard NECA figure here; maybe a couple dollars more.

  2. MekaneckfrenchiefrogJuly 3, 2023 at 11:37 AM

    Well, they can be found online here (eBay, amazon, etc..), but as I said, the prices are silly high, so I'm not sure who can afford them, over here..


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