Figma is a Japanese toy organization that makes toys which are very verbalized, exceedingly embellished, and (we should not overlook) profoundly valued.
They handle a wide range of licenses, however the one I’m most charmed by is Nintendo. For reasons unknown, there haven’t been some great NES activity figures discharged in the US. There have been a bunch of endeavors at Mario characters, however these are typically basic and – generally – genuinely implied.
I requested Link a couple of years back, just to be foiled by a dispersion issue. Luckily, that got settled, and I figured out how to re-arrange.
This is really the second Figma figure I purchased, after Samus. I never got around to looking into Samus, because of some awful planning.
This is in fact the form of Link from Skyward Sword, however the plan is close enough to prior renditions of the character to function as a non-particular Link.
Appearance and Construction: 9/10
There’s a case to made this ought to be a 10. The general look of the head and body is totally faultless, and the hues are energetic and amusement precise.
But on the other hand there’s a case this ought to be a 8. The joints on this figure are to a great degree self-evident, even initially, and that gives the character a “wooden-doll” look. It’s really aggravated a little by the reality whatever is left of the figure is so perfect. I don’t think “uncanny valley” very applies here, since it’s an enlivened plan, however there’s a comparative inconsistency between visual precision and phony.
At last, I split the distinction and considered Link a 9.
Like each time the verbalization cuts into the appearance, it’s vital to recall this was a decision. There’s quite often an exchange off between the two: I’m not saying it was the wrong call; only a choice. The negative effect is felt here; the positive will be shrouded in the Play and Display area.
I like the figure, yet I do have one objection, however it’s not something I feel should affect the score. Connection remains around 5 1/4 inch tall, or, in other words bit shorter than Samus. While I trust each figure should be considered without anyone else merits, I am disillusioned the scale wasn’t nearer.
Bundling and Extras:
In the first place, how about we investigate the bundle this came in:
It’s a decent, reusable box, and the photographs on the back work to perfection flaunting the figure’s posability and embellishments. No issues here.I suspect there are a few people shocked I’m not giving this any extra focuses for the embellishments: Link accompanies a great deal. Be that as it may, this is something of a top of the line toy. They needed to incorporate this stuff to legitimize the cost. In the event that anything, I had a feeling that I was getting deceived out of a point by point base. However, we should set that aside and take a gander at what’s incorporated.
Connection accompanies a Figma stand, an additional face/hair piece, a sword, sheath, and shield, eight additional hands, and a “whoosh” impact for his sword. That is a considerable amount. How about we begin with the hands.
The additional hands are required, to a limited extent, to allow Link to hold his sword right or left-gave. The character has customarily been left-given, yet they exchanged this for the Wii recreations so it would line up with right-gave players utilizing the Wii-bit.
You get right and left hands equipped for holding the sword outstretched, holding the sword at right edge, holding the shield, and open. It’s a decent combination, and I welcome the tender loving care.
Connection’s face and hair snap into and out of his head, which makes a dreadful impact when they’re evacuated. The countenances are unmistakable, however the hair pieces are the very same: I don’t know why they tried including two, to be completely forthright.
The sheath and shield are intended to snap on Link’s back, either together or independently. The shield is really numerous pieces. On the off chance that you need him holding it, you need to disengage the bar over the back, evacuate the lash, at that point reattach… guess what? There are guidelines. Get the job done to state, it takes some work to get it set up, so you’ll presumably need to stay with the look you like best. Fortunately the shield is entirely secure when set up, however the stand once in a while thumps it off it you’re not cautious.
The sword is likewise two or three pieces: the specific base of the grip snaps off so you can slide it into Link’s hand. Once more, it implies a little work, yet it results in a durable hold.
The sword looks phenomenal, as does the shield. I think the sheath looks great, however it’s not exactly up to the standard of the other two.
I like the idea of the Figma stands: they append by means of an expanding arm into the figure’s back. You would then be able to position them in many postures without having them fall over. You can even utilize the stands to show the figure mid-jump.
The main thing I don’t care for about the stand is that it’s nonexclusive. At this value point, I have an inclination that it ought to be character-particular.
Proceeding onward, we go to the “whoosh” impact. This is an awesome idea: you slide it over the sword to reproduce the surge of air as Link cuts. Tragically, the idea is superior to the truth. It works okay, yet it doesn’t exactly convey the impact I needed.
Like some different perspectives, I have a feeling that it’s a casualty of the figure’s prosperity. Connection looks so great, the impact falls off looking like shoddy plastic in correlation.
Generally speaking, it’s a decent arrangement. On the off chance that this accompanied some other figure, I’d pour on the extra focuses. Be that as it may, at this value point, I need somewhat more. Where are the bow, snare shot, bomb, boomerang, and other notorious Legend of Zelda things? Where’s the heart compartment and Triforce of Courage?
The enunciation is unbelievably great, with a few special cases. I’m not going to go through the joints on this thing: as a dependable guideline, in case you’re searching for a joint on a Figma figure, it’ll be there.
Like I said above, there are a few special cases this time. In the first place, there are no cut joints on Link’s upper arms where his white undershirt meets his green tunic. There’s some revolution in the shoulders and a small piece in the elbows, however not exactly as much as I needed.
Also, Link’s legs are to some degree impeded by his tunic. He can in any case take some wide positions, however he can’t pull off a kick, for instance. It is anything but a major ordeal, however I thought it was worth making reference to.
Other than that, there wasn’t anything I missed. The enunciation present is bounty to grant this a reward point. If not for those missing cuts on the arms, I’d have run with a second.
Sticker price and Final Analysis: 10/10
This is a decent figure. No, that is putting it mildly: it’s an awesome figure. Be that as it may, in the event that you can’t figure out how to make an extraordinary 5″ figure for $50, you truly should not be delivering them.
Definitely, $50. In addition shipping. Ouch.
It’s quite somewhat short of what I paid for Samus. The pitiful part is, if Figma ever delivers a Zelda in this scale and style, I’ll get her, as well. Actually, on the off chance that anybody from Figma is understanding, you can decipher that as a demand.
I’m not above asking.
At any rate, I’m glad to have this in my accumulation. I sat tight quite a while for him – somewhere around a long time since I initially requested. I wish he’d cost less, yet it was really justified, despite all the trouble to at last add Link to my Nintendo rack.