Assassin’s Creed is a franchise centered on Ubisoft’s video game series of the same name. It depicts the Assassins (fighting for peace with free will) and the Templars (fighting for peace with control). These Funko Pop! vinyls, however, are based on the Assassin’s Creed film rather than the video games. Let’s take a look at the collection!
First up we have Callum Lynch, born into the Assassin Order and publicly executed by the State of Texas… Or was he? Funko puts him in the scrub-like clothing that he wears when he is in holding before his apparent execution (in the film). It doesn’t make him look the most dangerous, but it surely brings back memories of his “death.” We can clearly see his lack of typical Assassin garb, so he looks pretty harmless—but trust me, he’s not, and his balled fists justify that. He’s ready to take on any and all enemies. Attention to detail like his facial hair and some stray hairs on his head make this Pop! vinyl look absolutely stunning.
Coming in second is Aguilar. He is a warrior in 15th century Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. He is an Assassin fighting for peace with free will, and is able to fight well with incredible Parkour and hand-to-hand combat skills. This is a new character for the movie, and is shown in this Pop! vinyl figure very well. Funko portrays him in a traditional Assassin’s outfit, a gothic-style robe with a hood. In it is his knife and even hidden blades behind his wrists (which is incredibly detailed for such a small part of the figure). He comes with the same facial tattoo that he has in the film, and he has one hand in a fist while the other holds his Apple of Eden (this thing can generate illusions and control minds—it’s seriously one of the greatest weapons).
Next up we have the one and only Ojeda. This man is the head of the Spanish Templar army, serving “justice” to those who oppose the Spanish Inquisition. He has a serious hate of Aguilar, and a strong loyalty to his master, Tomas de Torquemada. His figure is fairly detailed, with his uniform looking strong and sturdy, holding a knife that I didn’t even catch upon first glance. He is dressed in all black, has protective armor/padding, and a cape flowing behind him. My favorite part, though, has to be his hair. Whether it’s his burly beard or his man bun, it all looks perfect! The scars on his face, though, finalize a figure that is not only stoic, but represents the character really well.
Lastly we have possibly the most beautiful figure of all: Maria. She was a member of the Spanish Inquisition in the 15th century, serving as a member of the Brotherhood of Assassins and ally of Aguilar de Nerha (see above). Maria holds her fists by her side and stares forward with the usual Funko Pop! vinyl big eyes, covered with heavy makeup. She, like Aguilar, has face tattoos on her forehead, chin, and underneath both eyes. Her outfit is quite possible the best out of all four, with a beautiful shade of blue for the base and gold trim on and around the hood. The only thing I don’t like too much is that she is much, much smaller than the rest of the figures (at least, her body is), implying that she isn’t as strong. This does, however, give her a very stereotypically feminine touch. It’s also the reason why she is the only one of the four figures that comes with a base to hold her upright.
For any gamers, movie-lovers, and/or collectors, this is a line of figures that you don’t want to miss out on. These are some of the most gorgeous Pop! vinyls that I’ve seen in a while, and they certainly do justice to the ever-popular franchise. They’re all in window boxes fit for display, and have a dramatic presence in any room.