Tamashi Web has released photos of a new product they're dropping in July - - a GURREN LAGANN figure that pushes the needle on the BAD-ASS meter to 11. Seriously, this is what Rodimus Prime would look like if he were tricked-out and covered with decals relevant for the 2010’s. I really don’t know how US dollars translate to Japanese Yen, but this is ringing up for 5,040 of the latter and I presume that’s a pretty penny. Would it be enough to pimp a ’85 Thunderbird into a machine that'd turn heads on whatever corner it spun around? Or could it only get you a new cup holder? Somebody needs to put this in perspective for me.
I can’t help thinking of Bishamon from Capcom’s DARKSTALKERS series of fighting games. He was a disembodied samurai spirit who similarly had a red chest plate that was shaped like a demon mask with burning white eyes. Is there some cultural idiom in Japan that involves that (stemming from folklore, perhaps?) or is it just a coincidence? Educate me here, oh demoniac-disembodied Anime Vice community, and then enjoy the pictures of this figure below.