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.
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:
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.