For many people, their introduction to the Forgotten Realms didn’t come from early editions of Dungeons & Dragons, but from the novels set in the world. One of the most famous characters from these novels is Drizzt Do’Urden from R. A. Salvatore’s Icewind Dale Trilogy and the Dark Elf Trilogy.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of Drizzt, and to celebrate, WizKids has released two collections of miniatures called Icons of the Realms The Legend of Drizzt Tabletop Companions and Icons of the Realms The Legend of Drizzt Family & Foes.
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The Legend of Drizzt Tabletop Companions Miniatures
The Tabletop Companions set features Drizzt and his companions, the friends and allies he grows to love throughout his adventures. When you look at this party assembled, you can tell they are ready for action.
Drizzt stands poised with his dual blades, one pointed towards a foe. Catti-brie draws her bow, Wulfgar wields his hammer, and Artemis is ready for combat. Even Guenhwyvar, Drizzt’s magical panther, is crouched low, ready to pounce.
In many WizKids miniatures sets, the figures are depicted in a mix of idle and attack positions. It’s refreshing to see this party united in their readiness for battle. Even as miniatures, they convey a sense of teamwork.
However, there is one small flaw with Drizzt’s miniature. The combination of his dark grey skin tone and white facial hair makes his face look blank and indistinguishable.
The Legend of Drizzt Family & Foes Miniatures
The Family & Foes set includes another version of Drizzt and Guenhwyvar, along with other characters from the series. It makes sense to feature Drizzt in a collection celebrating his 35th anniversary.
A nice touch is that Drizzt and Guenhwyvar are posed differently in each set. It’s a small detail, but it adds variety, especially if you plan to use them for different scenarios that might require a panther or a Drow Ranger.
The other miniatures in the Family & Foes set include Zaknafiend Do’Urden, Malice Do’Urden the High Priestess of Lolth, Jarlaxle Baenre, Triel Baenre, and Gromph Baenre.
While Guenhwyvar, Drizzt, and Zaknafiend are depicted in battle-ready poses, Jarlaxle is shown in a more relaxed stance with his sword at his side, and the other Do’Urdens are standing neutrally.
These Drow miniatures have more detailed features, which is a welcome improvement. Even from a distance, you can see their serious eyes and distinctive white eyebrows. The intricate details of their outfits, such as multiple layers and shining buckles, are also impressive.
Final Thoughts on Wizkids The Legend of Drizzt 35th Anniversary Minis
Once again, WizKids has done an excellent job assembling a set of miniatures that fans will love. Whether you collect them or use them in your game, such as an evil campaign, they are a fun addition to your collection.
As with any miniatures, there is a loss of quality in the detailing of the faces when examined up close. However, during gameplay, this is unlikely to be noticeable.
This collection is also great for utility purposes. The miniatures exude a “main character” energy and can be used as player characters or to represent important NPCs in your tabletop games.
Should You Buy Wizkids The Legend of Drizzt 35th Anniversary Minis?
If you are a fan of Drizzt, his party, and their adventures, these miniatures are a great addition to your collection. While they may not have the same level of detail as a bust or statue, they offer a playable version of Drizzt that can join your campaign.
Furthermore, the versatility of these miniatures means you can use them for other Dungeons & Dragons games, whether as player characters or unique drow enemies. With this set, you will have everything you need and more.
The copy of Wizkids The Legend of Drizzt 35th Anniversary Minis used to produce this review was provided by the Publisher. All photos were taken by the reviewer during the review process.