Kotobukiya's figures are non-articulated, so it would be fair to call them statues rather than action figures, although I tend to see these as slightly closer to toys than decor (although they're clearly not designed to hold up to play, as I'll talk about later). The figures come on a with a magnetic base (and magnets in his feet), which would be brilliant on an articulated figure since it increases the display options, but on this static figure, just means that the figure is never completely secure on the stand.
The figure is 7.5"/19cm and is styled in a way that is a combination of the movie and comic versions of the character (more like the movie version, but with the purple accents from the comic).
|In the box.|
|The back of the box.|
The pieces of the body snap together fairly easily, but keeping the bow both together and properly in his hands proved to be more challenging than I expected. I eventually managed to fit them all together long enough to take some photos, but as soon as I moved anything they all fell apart again.
|Back view. A co-worker of mine (she knows who she is)|
asked me if the figure had the same ass as the actor, so this is for her.
If I'd stopped here, I'd have been singing the praises of the detail work on this figure - but instead I decided to try to get some backlit photos to see how the silhouette looks. And as soon as I moved the figure, this happened:
|Arrows everywhere. And yes, that's the drawstring down there too.|
|That's the bow, half broken off in his hand there.|
So other features aside, this figure definitely loses points for fragility. Still, a little glue and a few extra minutes wrestling with the bow, and I did get those silhouetted pictures I wanted: