Tuesday is Toyday: Crows Zero

Topic started by gia on April 7, 2009. Last post by gia 5 years, 5 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Most of the figures that otaku talk about are women, the the vast majority of the exceptions are sentai characters or mechs. So on the rare occasion that I spot a figure of a male character beyond a little chibi phone charm or something along those lines, I always sit up and take notice.

This week I've got a figure from Crows Zero, which was a Takashi Miike-directed film based on Hiroshi Takahashi's manga Crows. It's the tale of a bunch of high school punks feuding at their high school. Anyway, the figure is of Genji Takiya, the main character of the story who wants to “conquer” the high school-- so that he can follow in the footsteps of his yakuza boss dad. Good times!

From the neck down, it's an awesome figure-- the sculpting of the body and folds of the clothes are both simple and really nice looking. Unfortunately the face looks a little out of place on top of it, being much more stylized like the manga, but I still wouldn't mind owning it, even though faces are usually what makes or breaks a figure for me.

What do you guys think? Would you like this fine example of GAR to stand and glare at you from your shelf?
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