This past week I undertook an epic unveiling of not so epic proportions in opening up my very own <a href=”http://www.figureprints.com/”>FigurePrint</a>. Fortunately for you, the lucky viewer, I’ve captured this live on video — a first encounter of the most awesome kind — which can be found below the break!
The first thing that struck me upon opening the package was the weight of it all; the dome is real glass and is a fantastic way to display your character, keeping them free from dust and many other household evils that lurk outside of Azeroth. The reason I would want to go for a<em> </em>FigurePrint would be to immortalize my character, preserving the culmination of four and a half years hard gaming, and this extra layer of protection allows that to happen. It does however present a barrier, much like we have when playing the game, where we can’t touch our character (This statement takes on a whole different meaning with some of <a href=”http://www.gameaxis.com/img/blog/3105/Image/wow_night_elf_stripper.jpg”>Night Elf female mailbox dancers</a> out there) but obviously it serves the purpose of protecting the FigurePrint so I guess I can let it slide.
Click on past the break to catch the video and check out the gallery getting up close and personal with FigurePrints!
The FigurePrint was easy to create (see the gallery for some of the screenshots from <a href=”http://www.wow.com/gallery/figureprints-review/2098626/”>the creation process</a>) and if this little video has sparked your interest then I have just the thing for you. Now don’t say I don’t give anything back, ’cause The T has gone one step beyond and now you can all get 5% off of the cost of your FigurePrint with a very, very secret code. Do you have your pen and paper ready? I’ll only say it once, ok, here it goes:
For 5% off of a FigurePrint of your very own use the discount code: TURPSTER
I’ll be taking advantage of the ‘TURPSTER’ code and have already started farming MC for the <a href=”http://www.wowhead.com/?itemset=209″>Warrior Tier 1 ‘Battlegear of Might’</a> set – the best looking set on Gnome Warriors across the whole of Azeroth. For those of you out there who have FigurePrints or are thinking of getting one, what’s your character wearing?
As I said in the video, stay tuned into the site for the 24th of June as we’ve got some great news to pass on to you guys, but that’s all I am allowed to say, you’ll have to keep checking out WoW.com for more information.
The <a href=”http://www.wow.com/2008/04/23/figureprints-figure-underwhelms-will-be-replaced/”>vibrancy of the colors had been an issue</a> which some of the early FigurePrint lottery winners felt their FigurePrint hadn’t lived up to their expectations. At Blizzcon ’08 <a href=”http://www.wow.com/2008/10/13/blizzcon-2008-a-followup-with-figureprints/”>we spoke with Ed Fries who commented on their customer satisfaction</a> and I can say that I am blown away with the overall quality of the product, but if you don’t believe me, <a href=”http://www.wow.com/gallery/figureprints-review/2098407/”>check out the gallery</a> to see for yourself!
I will say that I am not a huge fan of <a href=”http://www.wow.com/gallery/figureprints-review/2098406/”>the font used for the name</a> on FigurePrints. It’s been a long time since I have used the default fonts in <span style=”font-style: italic;”>WoW</span> but I am pretty sure that there could be some better options than a sans serif (the font type not <a href=”http://www.latina.com/files/041409thespirit_article.jpg”>Eva Mendes from The Spirit</a> – though I would totally be cool with a FigurePrint of her) bright yellow block of text, but maybe that is just me.