The latest Ryuki Figuarts has arrived, and the claws come out! hmmm…wait…take two…the latest Ryuki is here and he is a true Bad Axe! No no no…oh hell, Kamen Rider Tiger is here, and is a welcome addition to the line!
Weather you love or hate the character himself, Tiger is a brilliant figure. Silver, black with a touch of blue trim makes him a striking figure. He is feral themed, so his helmet has faux whiskers, and he has the awesome clawed shoulder pads. The claws are attached to joints, so they actually flex to allow a bit more movement. No compound eyes under the helmet, but only Ryuki got that in his figure. Also, like Raia, no ports popped off! Bandai has finally gotten that flaw taken care of.
Tiger’s primary weapon/visor is his axe. The blue on this is just stellar, and brings out the detail on the Tiger head on the axe. Side note, if Bandai ever releases a Figuarts White Ranger, THIS is how I want his sword to look…but I digress. The blade slides down the handle to open the slot for his cards to go into. Oh and he just looks great holding it.
Tiger also has an amazing hand count! I think it is up there with Ouja. We are looking a five sets of hands (two on figure at time of photograph). Fists, open hands, two types of holding hands for the axe, and card holding hands.
Tiger of course has a set of Advent cards, removable belt buckle…and then there are the claws. Oh man I think these have to be the coolest melee weapons made to date!
I was almost tempted to classify the claws as a separate set of hands! They peg just like the grappling hook G3 has. It can be tricky at first because you are kind of going blind. Also one of the panels swivel to allow the arm port to move around.
Oh did I mention each claw is articulated? You can have them splayed, tight, or just looking menacing. This is the high level of detail that Figuarts delivers, and it is awesome.
Now I will say the shoulders do restrict some of the movement, but honestly Tiger was never a high flying kind of warrior, so it is totally forgivable.
I can whole heartedly recommend this feral warrior for your collection. He of course fits in great with the other Rider Battle participants, but even as a stand alone. He looks amazing on the display shelf, and just shines with personality.