Once again I take a blind shot and get a figure from a show I haven’t watched…yet…and we have Den-O’s sword form, his primary form for most of his show. Did I regret it? Did I say “meh”? Keep on reading and see!
To get to the point, this may be in contention for my figure of the year…(oh I didn’t tell you there would be one of those? Guess you will have to keep reading this year to find out the winner!) From brilliant but simple coloring to some great details and accessories, I can not extol enough praise for this figure. This is a near flawless figure period.
Den-O’s body just shows so much personality. Story wise this form is when the main character is possessed by a hot headed spirit, or Imagin, and you can really show that personality. I was really surprised that despite NOT having die cast feet, how stable he is! I will tell you now, I did not have to use a stand for ANY pose I had him in for this review!
Note to self…all accessories go on paper next time…Den-O has a GREAT count of extras. 3 pairs of hands: calm, fists, and holding. Also a thumbs up and a holding hand for an included hard plastic card (Liner Pass). There are two alternate clip ons for his belt. I believe mini components for his sword. Also the sword, or DenGasher, itself and a version of just the handle and the blade. Also we have an effect part…
I LOVE THIS!!! The lighting are 3 small plastic strands that peg into the ball. Each one has a specific peg hole shape so you know where they go. They peg into the laser blade as well. This whole set up attaches to the handle and…
Blazing sword what? Holy crap this is sweet! The only thing extra they could have done was thrown in a stage…but I am NOT complaining!
The energy crackling is just perfect! Now this is still on display with no stand, but I would recommend using one if you want to keep him like this for display. It is just begging to be knocked over.
Not to discredit the other stuff, the Liner Pass is hard molded with his emblem and he looks great just posing with it as well.
Have I mentioned the armor? The shoulder pads are hinged so unlike the Ryuki figures they don’t get in the way when raising the arms. And the Figuarts trademark compound eyes are BRILLIANT with this helmet.
So yes, I can recommend Den-O to the highest level. I am tempted to get the Trilogy version of him as well, but for now this takes the cake. He is readily available still. Even if not a fan of the show, this figure is a must for high end action figure collectors.