give me back my body!
Very different from the original manga but the recent anime adaptation was a fitting modernization and I enjoyed it a lot!
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I really really really love this version of Hyakkimaru’s design. The manga version was very Alpha male like and that was awesome too but a more neutral gender-like design did match his puppet body more. And for some reason, kimono makes it sexier if the character is more feminine than masculine. Don’t get me wrong. I am Japanese with Samurai ancestor and masculine samurai looks badass. Just that kimono does enhance the trait of the characters a lot.
Hyakkimaru comes with two extra head sculpt and one of them can bite on to his puppet arm as he did in the show. But I think they should have glued the arm to the faceplate because it keeps popping out.
We do get generous amounts of blades but we only get a total of three pairs of hands. That’s a bit few for a Figma standard.
Great thing is, you can mix Hyakkimaru with other fantasy-related characters such as Goblin Slayer here and it still works fine!
If you are wondering, these great green monsters are from Four Horseman. They are huge but quite expensive. The articulation isn’t anything special but it’s nice to have some around for occasional goblin hunting diorama.
Now, this is what I really wanted to do! Skeleton soldiers from Kaiyodo! It’s good to have an army of monsters that your main figure can go full berserk at.
I think you can imagine but it was very difficult to make all these Skeletons stand still while taking photos. Not like they have a firm leg joint. They tend to fall easily but I was having too much fun that stress wasn’t an issue for this diorama.
So, overall, I love this figure. It’s not perfect because of the plastic kimono. But unless Figma gets a new division dedicated to the cloth department, that would probably not happen. That said, if they are wondering, I don’t mind paying extra for that. Recently they’ve announced the Demon Slayer line with plastic kimono but Aniplex also announced a 1/12 scale Demon Slayer figure with cloth kimono and that’s wonderful. I look forward to reviewing them both.
But there is one thing I simply cannot tolerate. WHERE IN THE HELL IS DORORO!? SHE’S A MUST HAVE FIGURE WITH HYAKKIMARU!!
Why Max Factory!? Why couldn’t you offer us a deluxe version with Dororo!? You guys did a deluxe version for Gwendolyn from Odin Sphere with extra-large wings! Those wings were nice but weren’t mandatory while Dororo is a necessary character to be made in a figure more! Her name is even the title of the show!!
Please Max Factory! Give us Dororo. How about you give us the early version Hyakkimaru with his puppet face with Dororo？Hell! If you must, I don’t mind you rereleasing the same Hyakkimaru figure with Dororo and I will still buy it! Just give us Dororo!!
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