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Revoltech Himura Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin

Kenshin!
Kenshin!

Kenshin!

One of our all-time favorite anime series was Kenshin. It debuted here in the Philippines via Studio 23 under the name “Samurai X”. The anime was so good that my brother and I ended up buying overpriced VCDs of the whole series up to the Feng Shui masters, lol. Anyway, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy a collectible figure of Kenshin because just looking at the figure brought back a lot of fun childhood memories. This figure is from the Revoltech Yamaguchi series and they released this just in time for the 15th year annivesary of the anime.

As with other Revoltech figures, Kenshin has multiple joints (9 in total) and 18 articulation points. This makes it easy to pose the figure in different ways, which is actually great for toy photographers. The box comes with a variety of accessories included two katanas, sheathes, faces, palms, and even an extra belt.

While we have to give Revoltech points for the articulation and the posability, it fails miserably in likeness. Sure they got the color right but the figure looks a whole lot like a mechanized version of Kenshin, hehe. Anyway, we won’t let that spoil the fun. We just wanted to share that so you know what you’re getting just in case you decide to buy one.

Ugly packaging
Ugly packaging

The way they posed Kenshin in the box is probably the worst and ugliest way to pose a collectible figure. He looks like some sort of monster here especially with how his head his so forward and the arms look like clawed wings. The fun starts though when you take it out of the box and start playing around with the different accessories and extras. We couldn’t help but recall some of the names of his Hiten Mitsurugi techniques. Here are a couple of shots that we took:

Who wants a fight?!
Who wants a fight?!
We have a challenger!
We have a challenger!
Alphonse vs Himura!
Alphonse vs Himura!
I forgot the name of this technique. The one where he jumps high and comes crashing down on his opponent, hehe.
I forgot the name of this technique. The one where he jumps high and comes crashing down on his opponent, hehe.
w00t
w00t

The Himura Kenshin Revoltech figure sells for Php1,700. We got it from a toy store called Coldfire Gundam at the second floor of Shoppesville Plus in Greenhills.

PS: All the shots above were taken with a Nokia Lumia 1020

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

2 Comments

  1. Great Review Carlo! Im glad you added this Collectible for your review. Please do some for the upcoming Revoltech figure of Raiden from Metal Gear Series

  2. I love Kenhsin Himura and Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist… I love your toys I want to buy them both(hoping for a cheaper price). Is there anymore toys you have? or any anime mechandize, stuffs, bedsheet hard to find them. For a good quality, I started collecting Anime little by little.. if your selling any anime items. please give me an email or please contact me through my email. I love Anime since I was little. by the way I come from the Philippines, and the quality of anime here is not so good, few have only know what is an anime, but for me anime is my life can’t live without an anime please contact me in my email. thank you!

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