Friday, March 10, 2006
Knocker your eyes out
Looks like the Ninja Gaiden Rachel figure is out or about to be released in Japan from Kotobukiya. It goes for roughly $60 although it’s much more once you figure in shipping and dealer mark-ups. Kotobukiya is releasing the same figure in May (or June if it slips) for $39-49, so I’ve pre-ordered the latter.
Some of their earlier figures had more paint detail in the Japanese original than the domestic release (like Tidus from FFX), so I’m a little worried about the quality of the US version of Rachel. Still, the potential differences (if any) should be minor.
I sort of wanted the Kotobukiya figure of Ayane when it first came out, but that craving has passed since it’s near impossible to find at its original price now.
Rachel’s outfit is basically fetish gear slightly modified with armor and weapons to look more gamery. It could have gone horribly wrong, but it works for me. It’s probably because the costume design and character are so far over-the-top. She has big blue eyes, huge hammer weapon thing, and large…er assets. You either accept it, and love it or not.
Posted by Wataru Maruyama at 7:59 PM