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Why Are There No Elise or Evie Frye Assassin’s Creed McFarlane Action Figures?   Leave a comment

In February 2013, McFarlane Toys announced teaming up with Ubisoft for a new Assassin’s Creed (AC) action figure line. The following is a listing of all the AC action figures released so far (It appears they stopped the line in 2015. Ubisoft took a break and did not release a game in 2016):

Series 1

  • [AC III]
    • Connor (main outfit)
    • Connor (New York Outfit) (Walgreens Exclusive)
    • Haytham Kenway
    • Ratonhnhak√©:ton (Conor’s real name with outfit from the DLC)
  • [AC IV: Black Flag]
    • Edward Kenway
    • Benjamin Hornigold
    • Black Bart (Amazon Exclusive)
    • Black Beard (Gamestop Exclusive)
    • Golden Age of Piracy (3 in 1 package with Black Bart, Black Beard, and Benjamin Hornigold) (Walmart Exclusive)

Series 2

  • Connor (Mohawk) [AC III]
  • Aveline De Grandpre [AC III: Liberation]
  • Adewale [AC IV: Black Flag]

Series 3

  • Altair Ibn-La’Ahad [Assassin’s Creed]
  • Ezio Auditore Da Firenze [AC: Revelations]
  • Edward Kenway (Mayan Outfit) (Target Exclusive) [AC IV:Black Flag]
  • Ah Tabai (Walgreens Exclusive) [AC IV: Black Flag]
  • Arno Dorian [AC Unity]

Series 4

  • Arno Dorian (Exclusive McFarlane designed outfit) [AC Unity]
  • Arno Dorian (Eagle Vision) [AC Unity]
  • Shay Cormac [AC Rogue]
  • Jacob Frye (Gamestop Exclusive) [AC Syndicate]

Series 5

  • Connor (Revolutionary red/white/blue outfit) [AC III]
  • Ezio Auditore Da Firenze (Il Tricolore outfit) [AC Revelations]
  • Jacob Frye (Union outfit) [AC Syndicate]

Despite having significant importance or being a main character in their respective games, Elise and Evie Frye did not get their own action figures from this toy line.

One could argue that this line consist only of the main characters, but most of the pirates only worked with Edward Kenway. The same with Ah Tabai. We only talk to him a few times in Black Flag and I don’t get why he got his own action figure. What about Anne Bonny or James Kidd? They were pirates and definitely more significant to the game’s story than Ah Tabai. Why not have Elise or Evie, who are main characters in the game?

One could say they only wanted to feature assassins and not the villains. Then why do they have Haytham Kenway? What about Shay Cormac (Assassin turned Templar headlining his own game)? Elise was the daughter of a Templar and was a Templar herself. Arno was raised by a Templar (Elise’s father) after Arno’s father was murdered by a Templar. Assassin’s Creed Unity’s story was a turning point in the series, showing the gray areas of the battle between Assassins and Templars. The cooler heads of Arno and Elise’s fathers was working together for the good of the people. But then factions within the Assassins and Templar orders did not want them working together. But I digress.

I feel that they should have had people who know the Assassin’s Creed games, gotten their input on which characters are relatable, and released the action figures for them.

I’m done.

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Boating on the Thames // Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Time Lapse)   Leave a comment

This was a bit hard to accomplish. Most of the boats traveling in the Thames in the game will make a pitstop at various locations as part of scripted events. It took several tries to find one that kept going from one end of the river to the other well past the desynchronization borders. Starting point at the bottom end between Westminster and Lambert towards upper end between City of London and Southwark.

I’m done.

Swimming in the Thames // Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Time Lapse)   Leave a comment

I didn’t do a swimming video for Assassin’s Creed Unity (maybe after these, but probably not). For Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, we’re swimming the busy Thames River. During the Industrial Revolution, the river was used to carry cargo in and out of the river as well as ferry boats. Starting point at the bottom end between Westminster and Lambert towards upper end between City of London and Southwark.

I’m done.

Crouch Walking Through Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Time Lapse)   Leave a comment

In Assassin’s Creed Unity, I made a similar video and called it “duck walking.” While duck walking is an actual exercise thing, the animations in the game looks more like crouch walking. Here’s Evie crouch walking across London.

I’m done.

Strolling Through Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Time Lapse)   Leave a comment

Flipped the script this time, using the same points, but strolling or walking starting from the right side towards the left.

I’m done.