Dungeons & Dragons is filled with larger-than-life characters, mystical elements, and out-of-the-ordinary items. And while WizKids has been producing collectibles based on content from D&D books for years––it’s now moving into items that won’t help your campaign but will look great on your shelf. And arriving this February is the Hand and Eye of Vecna, which is–simply put–a severed hand holding an eyeball.
For a little background from D&D lore, Vecna was a powerful wizard who used dark magic to create a horrific empire. Fearful of his eventual death–as he was a mortal–Vecna learned from the demon prince of undeath, Orcus, how to live on after death as a lich. Vecna became the greatest of all liches, but his lieutenant, Kas, found a way to defeat him. And all that remains of Vecna is his left hand and eye–both coveted items with magical abilities. WizKids sent us the collectible a bit early to check out, and you can see the photos of it below.
The WizKids collectible comes with the hand, the eye, a glass jar and wooden stand, a metal wire mount, and a piece of cloth to cover the mount. The eye fits between the fingers of the hand, with a little help from a magnet. How much does something like this cost? $130, and while it is available for preorder on Amazon, there isn’t an official WizKids Store listing at the time of this writing.
While it looks cool, there were a couple of minor drawbacks we found while checking this piece out. The eye is held between a few fingers on the Hand of Vecna because of the magic of magnetism, but any little bump–like when placing it on the shelf–made the eye fall out of the hand. This was rectified by pushing the eye between the fingers a little. There were also some minor issues getting the wire support stand into the wooden base, but bending the wire helped a lot with keeping it in place.
However, the Hand and Eye of Vecna is strangely beautiful and the most bizarre and macabre piece WizKids has produced to date. It’s a severed hand and eye from a wizard that wanted eternal life at full scale. But that doesn’t mean D&D fans should pass this one by. It’s extremely detailed and a great discussion piece for fans of the tabletop RPG. While Venca’s body parts may not be advertised as part of your daily gameplay, it could be used by a DM if these items are part of a quest. A physical representation of these magical items could add a little bit of spice to your adventure–and who hasn’t pretended that your dice bad is a Bag of Holding at one point?
The Hand and Eye of Vecna from WizKids is coming to stores in February.