The first thing I appreciate about the first 4 numbers The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Link and Zelda numbers are such that they are slightly larger than 1/8 scale. Each is approximately 10 inches tall. This means extra detail when it comes to accessories and clothing. It really pays off for both characters. For example, the Sheikah Slate hooks on Zelda’s strap aren’t weak or like they might come off. Link’s arrows are quite complicated. You can really see the lining on the clothes and ornaments.
I feel it also benefits the heroes when it comes to painting. Each of the characters’ performances is absolutely accurate. There are no overlapping areas or missed spots. People may appreciate accents such as details on gloves or stitching on pants. This means that the different types of paints used also stand out. For example, Link and Zelda’s eyes are shiny, making them appear more alive. Zelda has pearl paint on parts of her shirt. Both Link and Zelda have metallic accents on things like belts, shoes, shirts, and weapons. I think I’d appreciate some touches on their hair to provide shadows around Link’s layers and Zelda’s braid. But everything is completely accurate and game-like.
This also applies to their pose. In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Link is a more active and dynamic character, and we see Zelda as an explorer and researcher, and the numbers reflect these feelings. Link is equipped with the Soldier’s Broadsword and the Traveler’s Shield on his back. He holds a bow and draws an Ancient Arrow. It looks like she’s running. This makes his silhouette more exciting. By comparison, Zelda is watching. It stands in a dignified, royal manner. Looks like an authority. with slightly wavy hair. Considering it’s not based on, say, more of it being active Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity appearance suits the situation. This also works well with Link as he can analyze and watch as he runs in preparation for impact.
It also means the first two 4 digits The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Link and Zelda numbers are fairly stable. With Link, despite having only one leg, it is well balanced. Position and position mean you probably won’t see the black part anchoring it to the Sheikah booth. Larger than usual size means there is no fear of damaging the bowstring or Ancient Arrow spar. As for Zelda, she’s sold amazingly. Both feet are on the ground, there are no small or super fragile parts. She stands tall and is not going anywhere.
I also appreciate the nod to technology in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild present in each of the first 4 figures. Both are attached to LED bases that glow. They also each have one item they are holding that glows when the switch is turned on. In the case of Link, its Ancient Arrow that he retracts will glow. For Zelda, the Sheikah Slate she’s holding will shine. This is a very nice effect. Especially since there are two possibilities. The first offers constant glow. The second makes its intensity increase and decrease. Both options are fun. I felt the constant glow seemed to be more effective in displaying. The one that pulses is only really effective when you watch it.
But while it’s a very cool accessory that highlights the figure, it doesn’t feel so practical for Zelda. Thanks to Link, the glowing attribute is stunning. You really see the contrast on both the base and the Ancient Arrow. The game callback really does a good job as we can see it happening in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. With Zelda, it is much more subdued. The highlight of the base is great. But her pose is not that dynamic. To see glowing slate you really need to look at it both from behind and from above. This limits the posing options a bit if you want to use this part.
This is just a detailed set. Both Link and Zelda’s personalities feature in these numbers. The painting works are perfect. Using LEDs is not terrible as they are practical and make sense for any character. The link is a bit more dynamic and complex given its more active pose. Nevertheless, Zelda fits with her personality. Both are pretty well done and more complicated than I expected.
The first 4 figures The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Link and Zelda figures are available separately or together in the Master Edition for $ 189.99.