|Character Design||Kiminori Wakasugi|
|Toy Design||Katsuhisa Yamaguchi|
Review by JoshB
I have to admit that these Revoltech figures are my first exposure to Detroit Metal City. Detroit Metal City (or DMC for short) is a manga about a young man who leaves the farm for the big city to be a musician. He's kind of a nerd, who loves Swedish pop music, but he somehow becomes the lead singer of the death metal band Detroit Metal City. Thus, the meek Negishi Soichi becomes Johannes Krauser II.
DMC is going to be released as a live action movie in 2008, and yes, that is Gene Simmons in the trailer:
The makeup of the band members are an obvious homage to the band KISS, and even the title is reminiscent of "Detroit Rock City", a KISS song.
With that understanding of DMC, these figures make a little more sense. Out of context, they are pretty weird.
Revoltech Camus is available at HobbyLink Japan.
I love this figure because he represents fat guys everywhere. You don't see enough fat guy action figures.
And you thought breathing fire was cool? How about drumming with snakes.
Camus comes with two Revoltech snakes, fully jointed with the smaller Revoltech joints. He even comes with a larger set of hands that can properly hold them by the tail as he thrashes out. Sure, he comes with smaller hands for drumsticks, but who cares about that - HE PLAYS DRUMS WITH SNAKES.
And he also comes with a small speech balloon that attaches to his back that says "Gi....."
What's even cooler, is that Camus comes with stage props so you can put the whole band together. But where are Camus' drums?
You may not know about DMC now, but with all the KISS references, it will no doubt be released in the US.
You can be ahead of the cool kids by getting your Camus at HobbyLink Japan.
|Posted 5 August, 2008 - 14:06 by JoshB|