NECA Toys newly released God Of War Kratos And Atreus set that is based on the God Of War 4 video game. This father and son 2-pack includes a new head sculpt for Kratos, and also comes with new weapons, and a Mimir severed head. God of War 4 was introduced in 2018, and unlike the previous games which were based on Greek Mythology, this one is loosely based on Norse mythology, with the majority of it set in ancient Norway in the realm of Midgard. Following the death of Kratos’ second wife and Atreus’ mother, they journey to fulfill her promise to spread her ashes at the highest peak of the nine realms. Kratos keeps his troubled past a secret from Atreus, who is unaware of his divine nature. Along their journey, they encounter monsters and gods of the Norse world. Kratos and his son, Atreus, are playable characters, with Atreus not as often as playable as Kratos.
Thank you to NECA Toys for providing their God Of War Kratos And Atreus Set for review.
Availability: January 2019
The God Of War Kratos And Atreus Set is packaged in a display-friendly deluxe window box with two opening flaps that showcases both figures inside along with all of their accessories. The packaging includes artwork as featured in the game, including doors on the front, images of the figures and details on the sides, and action scenes from the game.
Kratos is a retool of the first release, with some new sculpting that includes the Blades of Chaos forearm guards with a chain wrap and Mimir’s head hanging off his back belt, which took the place of the horn. The clip on his upper back that holds the axe has also been retooled. Aside from the new tooling, the paint applications are also difference, with the skin tone being white without the wash, and the accessories that are sculpted around his belt also have some deco changes. Kratos includes a new screaming head sculpt that is interchangeable, 2 flame effects for his hands, 1 flame effect for his blades, an ice effect for the axe, a knife, his shield in open and closed forms, and open and closed fists. The fists are difficult to put on and off, and we even experienced a breakage issue here when attempting this, so be EXTREMELY careful with the fists.
Atreus is an all-new sculpt and is exclusive to this set. Atreus features an excellent likeness and also includes great sculpting with detailed likeness. Like Kratos, he too has sculpted textures on his clothing, and parts of his face has lines carved in. On his belt is a sheath for his knife, and he also includes an extra hand sculpt, a bow and 4 arrows.
Overall, the God Of War Kratos And Atreus Set has been a much anticipated release and surely one that all fans of the franchise will love. The figures feature great likenesses, lots of accessories and some excellent toy sculpting and deco. This is a set you surely want to pick up and start your year right.