man at arms

Man At Arms: Reforged – Power Rangers Power Axe

I vaguely remember having the plastic version of this, along with the rest of the weapons of the Power Rangers. Had a blast playing with them, as I recall. This looks stupidly heavy and unwieldy and just totally epic.

I wonder if the upcoming Power Rangers movie will be just as epic. I certainly hope so.

Man At Arms: Reforged – Erza Scarlet’s Sword and Armour

Well, Erza’s Heart Kreuz sword and armour are her default set, but she swaps to other armours so much I don’t think they define her anymore. Hell, she beats more enemies in her hot pants and breast bindings than her regular armour.

That said, this is probably far more iconic and easier to produce than, say, her Armadura Fairy armour. And heck, it does look good.

I sorely wish Fairy Tail could be as good as this…

Man At Arms: Reforged – Ryuko Matoi’s Scissor Blade

Haven’t gotten around to watching Kill la Kill, but this is a really, really good build. I’ve been a bit ambivalent about the change in the blacksmiths for the show (I believe Tony Swatton rejected his contract), and the early Reforged episodes didn’t endear me to the Baltimore guys. But this…making a scissor blade out of scissors? Respect.

Man At Arms: Reforged – Squall’s Gunblade

I’ve never played the Final Fantasy games (except for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance), but I know of the crazy weapons that Final Fantasy has from both FFVII: Advent Children and, well, surfing the internet. The Gunblade is one of those weapons I’ve seen in the Advent Children movie, and it’s obviously as silly as it is cool. So it’s great to see it being forged.

I can’t say I like Man At Arms: Reforged better than the original series though. The combination weapons that they come up with aren’t exactly the most interesting. But then again, I’m the kind of guy who likes the original stuff, so maybe I’m biased in that regard.

Man At Arms – Lich King’s Frostmourne

OH YEAH! Warcraft 3 was the game that taught me that games didn’t have to have bad storylines. In fact, they can have brilliant stories with amazing settings and backdrops for a great story that have some very interesting characters.

The amount of details that have been put onto Frostmourne is insane, and for Man At Arms to replicate that, well, big kudos. I hope their next Warcraft weapon will be a Demon Hunter’s blade. That’ll be pretty darn sexy.

Man At Arms – Jon Snow’s Longclaw

Ooooh yeeeaaa…

I stumbled upon Man At Arms when I saw an article or a tweet about someone making a replica Buster Sword. Now, we all know game or anime swords are ridiculous, and the Buster Sword is ridiculous in terms of its size. No man can actually wield a 7-foot long sword with one hand like Zack or Cloud can, but hey, it’s cool y’know?

But Man At Arms made the damn sword, and it was glorious. It was impossible for even one person to carry for any extended period of time, let alone be used one-handed, but it was made in real life, and it exists. I quickly devoured the rest of the Man At Arms videos, and wait impatiently for each creation.

This time it’s Jon Snow’s Longclaw, and it’s a beautiful work of art. It’s one of the more understated blades they’ve done on the show, which is saying something. But I guess with all the anime swords, it’s hard to see a blade from a gritty story like GoT to be anything as flashy as that. But it’s beautiful nonetheless, and it makes me eager for their next creation.

I hope it’s Kenpachi’s Nozarashi. Please make that happen.