Hello There and Welcome to my review of Toynami's Naruto Shippuden
Kakashi 4 inch (though it's really 5 inches) Action Figure.
It had been a month or so since I'd gone to my local comic shop and I
was looking around the store noticing that some of the things I wanted
were already gone,
but then I saw a rack of these 4inch Naruto Shippuden
Figures hanging up and they caught my eye. Especially Kakashi.
them was very surprising because I never heard about these coming out
(I keep up with this kinda stuff) and I never saw the pictures of them
So when I saw Naruto, Itachi, and Kakashi action figures in
front of me I was like: Whoa....
But I was also leery about
buying any of these because I was afraid that the quality might be poor
and for the price (I'll get to that in a bit)
I really didn't want to
buy something that was going to fall apart or something.
Read the rest to find out if wasted my money on junk or spent it on something cool!
Well let's start off with the packaging,
I think it looks good sporting the Naruto Shippuden logo with Kakashi on
the right side and on the bottom of the package bubble it has his name
and his Sharingan.
It's pretty eye catching (it sure caught
mine). It's too bad these aren't sold in stores like Toys R Us were they
could get more exposure,
though at least they can be found at comic
shops (though not all from what I've seen)
and they're not nearly as imposable to find as say...Figmas and Revoltechs (gosh, I gotta get my hands on some sometime! >.<)
As for the back of the packaging,
It has the a smaller version of the Naruto Shippuden logo on the left
with Kakashi's bio and features below that.
There's some pictures of the
actual figure in various poses on the right side next to the bio and
Also it shows the figures other characters available in this Series (1) and illustrations of upcoming characters for Series 2.
Now on what you get out of the box (or package in this case).
As you can see, we have the figure which comes with 3 pairs of different
(Open, Closed with Kunai, and Jutsu Sign hands)
and a bonus reading book hand, two different heads, and a clear stand.
Let's start with how he looks,
The sculpt has a nice amount of detail and paint applications are quite
good, especially for an articulated figure at
a fairly small scale
compared to most anime figures. He pretty much looks as if he jumped right out on the anime.
the reason I bought him before any of the others was because his joints
are very well hidden compared to his fellow ninja pals
Like his ball hinged shoulders and hip joints.
With all this talk about joints, why don't we talk about his articulation (aka Playability)
For the Articulation department, it's pretty much like a the new GI-JOE action figures they sell in stores.
packaging says that there's "Over 25 points of articulation" and I not
exactly sure it's true but I think it's a little more articulate then
"most" GI-Joe figures out there.
Most of the joints use ball-socket
joints like GI-Joe and other action figures.
Here's a list of the parts that appear to be movable:
* Torso (is very much like a GI-Joe's)
* Hips (Very much like Hasbro's Marvel movie lines like: Iron Man 2,Wolverine, Thor, and etc..)
All of which can be moved left and right and up and down.
The only parts that don't have ball socket joints and are swivel are:
* Knees (which is similar to the older GI-Joe figures)
Also the Wrist have joints too which go back and forth.
"Size matters not."- Yoda
I like the figure because it looks great,has a good amount of
articulation, and don't see a lot figures like these from mainstream
But I do have a few complaints.
Joints can pop out if you're not
careful (though I am naturally),so I won't recommend giving this to a
Though so far they don't pop out too often which is
Price Point, Because $16.00 is a bit steep for an action
figure. Though I have heard that some shops sell them for around $13 a
My Kakashi's left knee is a little wobbly, but it's not any big deal and it's affect the figure that much.
My biggest complaint is the Quality Control.
Remember I was telling you all that he came with two heads,right?
Well, one of the head's hole where you put the peg into it was way too small.
took me over an hour with a razor blade to finally make the hole big
enough so the peg could fit in so I could use the other head.
Now I can
finally switch out the heads now.
But for the Price (which wasn't cheap) I shouldn't have had to do that!
I hope that their Quality Control gets better as the line goes on.
Overall I think it's a Good Looking (with nice Paint Apps and Sculpting)
Articulated Action Figure with a few setbacks
(the Price and Head
Ordeal in particular).
I recommend it if you like:
* Articulated Anime Figures
* Good Looking Anime Figures
Anyway, I hope my review will be helpful to you all and thanks for reading!
See ya next time!
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