Despite the lack of pose-ability, what attracted me to this series is the sense of action that these static figures manage to convey. The figure that I picked up is Kanji Tatsumi, and he's posed in the stomp position of his final combination attack move - knees bent, coat flying up, necklace whipping back, the whole bit. It may be a permanent position, but it conveys movement well and is such a perfect replication of the in-game pose that it makes me smile and quote taglines whenever I walk past him.
|The windowless box|
The sculpt is well done and reasonably well-painted (there are some missed bits in a couple of places - noticeably on top of his head), but overall it's an attractive figure (and it looks exactly like the character). The chair (which he uses to deliver beat-downs) comes off, and while it feels flimsy it's been solid so far (and I did have to force it into his hands when I put it together).
|"Now's our chance for a beatdown!"|
Overall though, this is a great figure. Even though I'm still on the fence about the static pose, I'm seriously considering picking up another one or two figures from this series (maybe Chie and Yu. And Naoto. And maybe Yosuke...).