October 31, 2018 | By More

Adéwalé is one of the playable characters from the Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag game developed by Ubi Soft a few years back. McFarlane Toys grabbed the license to manufacture action figures based on this intellectual property after NECA’s run, and thus here we have a plastic rendition of the character.


Adéwalé is made in that odd 5.x scale McFarlane Toys came up with after their Halo:Reach line, which is just enough to showcase as much detail as possible at a reasonable cost. Of particular note, I was very impressed with all the scarring on this character, from the ritual scarification on the face to the mark of lashings on torso and arms.


Adéwalé is outfitted in full Pirates of the Caribbean garb, with the addition of the token Assassin’s hood. The level of detail is really high and offers a nice, layered look although it is not without issues.


You’ll see, the hood is a separate element that is glued both to Adéwalés head as well as to the vest piece, thus rendering the neck articulation completely useless. And speaking of articulation, Adéwalé has:



• Barbell mounted head.

• Pegged hinge shoulders.

• Pegged hinge elbows.

• Pegged hinge wrists.

• Swivel waist.

• Barbell mounted hips.

• Pegged hinge knees.

• Ball joint ankles.


For the most part, articulation is very well hidden into the character design except perhaps on the elbows, but then again it is hard to disguise something like that when the character shows skin there.


As I mentioned, neck movement is a no-show in this figure but also, the waist moves so little it makes me suspect that in fact is keyed in the same way as it was on Altaïr, but the rest of the joints perform as well as the character design allows.


The color palette on Adéwalé is nice and subdued, with a tarnished-gold trim to offer a nice contrast on the hood and vest. The rest of the clothes look suitable grimy but I would have liked to see some extra highlights on the aforementioned scars for this character.


Adéwalé comes with a nice amount of weapons, starting with a couple pairs of hidden blades (extended and retracted), a mean-looking machete, a blowgun, a very ornate short musket and a set of shackles. All of these pieces are nicely decorated and can be carried on warious sheaths and holsters sculpted onto the figure´s baldric.


In the spirit of full disclosure, I have not played Black Flag yet at the time of writing this review, but nonetheless, I think this Adéwalé action figure is pretty cool on its own.


Errex Score: 88/100

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Category: Assassin's Creed, Other Games, Toy Reviews, Video Games

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I've been collecting action figures since the original Kenner Star Wars days. Nowadays, I still collect pretty much anything that catches my eye.

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