Raoh Final Fight Ver.
Review by VF5SS
Review sample provided by Hobby Link Japan.
Hokuto no Ken, more commonly known in the west as the Fist of the North Star is the long running kung-fu fighting franchise that has set the standard for everything to come out of Shonen Jump from Dragonball to Naruto. Like all long running Shonen series, its the kind of thing that is defined by memorable villains. Raoh is almost legendary in Japan You'd have to be to get buried with a real funeral just as a movie promotion. The man who strive to become the end of the century ruler is now available in Revoltech form. This figure represents Raoh during his final fight at the end of the series. I won't get too heavy into spoilers so just sit back and enjoy the shirtless muscleman.
First off I'd like to take a look at the packaging. I've been slacking on my Revoltech purchasers so I was a bit surprised to see this guy in box. I swear there's more filler than the Hokuto no Ken anime series. Everything from the figure itself to the stand and even the Revoltech token have their own spot on in the tray. It's a bit much for Raoh.
Like the previous Rei figure I review, Raoh has an incredibly well done paint job. Every little detail is done with the same level of quality as a model. Raoh stands well enough with or without his stand.
Raoh features the same joint scheme as Rei where most of his joints are done with the trademark Revoltech clicky joints with the only major exception being his hips which are mono-shaft style. The suspenders on his pants are also movable. His hips are kind of strange. They can't quite move the same way as a normal figure's but it still works well enough. Its kind of personal preference with the Hokuto no Ken figures.
Up close you can get a feel of the figure's paint job. His skin features nice subtle highlighting and his hair is nice a crisp with little to no paint globbing.
Raoh's few accessories include his signature crown. Compared to the original design it looks slightly oversized. Still its detailed and spiky.
(his flying kick doesn't have a cool name)
Behold! This is my whole fist!
Raoh will not fall for anyone!
I have mixed feelings about this Raoh figure. While its a nice figure, he's a bit more sparse than your typical Hokuto no Ken Revoltech. I feel like a shirtless chest could have just been included with the standard figure somehow. Maybe you're a completest or you may just like shirtless men, but Raoh is still a great figure.
|Posted 6 October, 2009 - 16:35 by VF5SS|