Every Friday, I review a different vintage 3 3/4" action figure, and today I'm featuring Zardeth, the evil wizard from Remco's The Saga of Crystar line of action figures. Does he fit in with this week's "Mysterious Murderers" theme? Err... kinda, I guess. He does wear a Phantom of the Opera style mask! Okay, that's settled, then, Let's check out this EVIL action figure after the break!
|Eww! Zardeth Has a FLESH COLORED Mustache! You can't get much more EVIL than that!|
|Zardeth Summons a Lava Monster With His Magical Question Mark Mace|
He's wearing a red sun dress, with a gold-lamé belt, so I guess he's a crossdresser, which is cool. Maybe he's more of a glam rocker than heavy metal, that would explain why he's having trouble throwing up the horns. He has some weird head gear on that covers half his face, and when I first saw the figure, I thought it was his hair, and he was like, emo, or something. Seriously, the guy just needs to pick one musical genre and go with it. Although now that I think about it, he is a wizard, so he's probably prog.
Okay, this review is going off course...
Ahem. Accessories.Yeah, accessories! Zardeth came with two accesories. The first was this magnifying glass type crystal thing, which I think all of the Crystar figures come with. He also comes with a weapon that looks like a cross between a question mark and a mace. Since he's a wizard, I don't really see him as a mace swinging type, so I'm thinking this is a magical artifact of some kind. An EVIL magical artifact.
|Zardeth Tells Us About the Fish That Got Away. "It was that long, I tells ya! This long... and EVIL!"|
|Wizard War! Zardeth Fights a Furious Battle With His Arch Enemy Gandalf the Brown (at least I think that's who that other wizard is)!|
|Zardeth Poses in The Black Cave of Skulls With His BFF Alan Alda|
Next week's theme will be THE DEAD SHALL WALK AMONG THE LIVING: Frankenstein Monsters, Mummies and Zombies Abound in a Week of Reanimated Corpses! I wonder what vintage 3 3/4" action figure I will be reviewing for that? Check back next week to find out!
Hint: It's a Mummy.
Bonus Hint: It's NOT the Remco Mini Monsters Mummy!