Walking the path of heaven, the man who will rule everything..
Here’s the first review of 2011, S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Kabuto, from my favourite KR series, Kamen Rider Kabuto. The show itself was awesome, with plenty of rider action, interesting characters, not to mention one of my favourite character, Tendou Souji stealing most of the spotlight, with his badass and arrogant attitude.
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Kabuto is awesome. I absolutely love his suit design, especially the blue eyes. Another reason could be that I love red and black as a combo colour scheme on anything. Yes, this review will probably be a bit biased, so you have been warned ^^
Let’s go over accessories:
3 pairs of hands are included. Closed Fists, Weapon holding hands and open palms. Also included is the all important hand that points to the heavens, it would’ve been a sin to leave this one out.
2 weapons included, Kabuto Kunai Axe Gun and the Kunai form
Just the right amount of accessories he needs. All the important ones are accounted for, especially that pointing to the heaven posing hand. Kabuto fights with his fists most of the time but the weapons do appear once in awhile. Both weapons are nicely painted and detailed *thumbs up*
Very very nice compound eyes. It’s kind of like a brick pattern and the clear blue plastic over it looks gorgeous! I can look at those eyes all day xD
The Kabuto zecter is nicely detailed, would’ve been awesome to be able to flip the horn, but nonetheless, it’s still nice.
The soles of the boots are detailed as well
The back of each hands have some kind of pattern on them so no details were left out
Lots of line patterns all around his body so his suit isn’t just a normal smooth black suit
Really nice detailing on the weapons 😀
Head can tilt up a bit, and can look down really well
The head can tilt to the side that much
OMG WTF?! Kabuto’s evil secret form??
Naww, that’s just the back of Kabuto’s helmet. Yes his head can spin 360 degrees.
Shoulder pads can flip up. Arms go out that far. 180 bend and rotation below the shoulder.
Body can bend back and forth that much
The body can tilt to the side that much
Pelvis joint swings up and down
Maximum leg spread. Maximum Knee bend.
The tip of the foot can tilt up and down, the foot itself is connected to the left via a ball joint and that joint connects to the foot with a swivel mechanism. Very articulated foot 😀
Overall articulation is simply awesome. Thumbs up for a very articulated figure. He can do just about any pose you want him to do other than the full splits
What more can I say? This is an excellent figure in and of itself. Great articulation, wonderful details, great paintjob, nice accessories, great representation of the source material. If you like the show then you should already have this. If you have even the slightest bit of interest in the show or the figure, then by all means get this. You won’t regret it. If you never liked Kabuto’s design then this figure won’t change your mind. All in all, I’m absolutely satisfied with this figuarts and I don’t regret one bit getting it.
There is only one name in the world that you must remember. Walking the path of Heaven… the man who will rule over all