I'm going to be honest here and tell you why I bought this model - frankly it looks enough like Thanquol to suit me. I really like the Thanquol model, and the look of this Grey Seer seems to fit so well with the current incarnation of Skaven. What a pity the infantry models now look so dated!
Like other releases this is a truly multi-part but not multi-pose kit. Happily, the Grey Seer has an alternate hand - but that's it - which is a bit of a shame really.
This figure retails for $24 AUS (or $20 from Combat Company) which puts it in the same price range as the Skaven Warlord - but in reality this is a much simpler figure - the body for example is all one piece! There is no room for stance conversions on this baby.
The Grey Seer has a few friends along for the ride in the form of some little rats! Not sure if this is a statement on his personal hygiene, but they're done very well and give this mini more personality.
The head (right) is separate from it's horns in the same way they have done on the old Beastmen plastic kits. Is it about time we got new Beastmen?? I want new Beastmen! BEASTMEN!!!
... but back to the Skaven...
I can see this would be a quick paint and to be honest I think (as I've said before) that both the Warlord and Grey Seer needed some modelling options - two heads/ alternate.weapons - something to spice it up.
Something about the model doesn't sit well with me, same thing goes for the new grey seer. Feels almost as if they were trying to mimic the existing skaven designs so well defined by Bryan Nelson and Seb Perbet, but fails...
I love the dynamic cloth, but it does seem to be a cheaper version of Thanquol - which is okay in one sense because I don't want to spend $100+ on a Grey Seer.
If you were after something revolutionary - this is not for you.
If you're after a solid Grey Seer with some nice but limited details - give this a look. Certainly an improvement on the old miniature and the plastic makes it easier to convert..