Fun fact about me from back in the day…I was OBSESSED with the Guyver…from the Live Action, to the Out of Control one shot, to the series…I couldn’t get enough. I had the subscription to the Viz comic, and the day they stopped…oh man, I was just ticked…Well I knew Max Factory had made Guyver figures, but also heard how fragile and expensive they were. Then this listing showed up at Anime Island and it was pre-ordered faster than transformation…so a) this is my FIRST Figma, and B) there is a lot of emotional attachment riding on this guy…
Flat out this looks absolutely perfect. The teals, the muscle fiber textures, the silver in the metal…yeah you get it. This is the Guyver from the comics and I was floored on the first impression.
The portrait is just so well done. It is interesting how they used the soft rubber for the attachments on his face to his body. They do restrict the head movement of course but still comic accurate! Again I have to mention the muscle fibers…hate to say but Kamen Rider Black could take a lesson on this.
Now this is my first Figma, but like Figuarts, they come with hands. I do love they have this tree to keep them on. Aside from the fists we have chopping hands, gripping hands for some reason (Guyver IS the weapon, he doesn’t wield them), splayed hands and the rage hands. Honestly I don’t think I’ll EVER use the top two sets. Punching and Raging is all the Guyver does after all.
Guyver also comes with an un-deployed unit. This is kind of cool, you can have other figures find it I guess. I kind of wish there was some way to display it properly, like a mini stand for it. Still better to have than not I guess.
Speaking of stands, all Figma figures come with one standard. This is something I wish Bandai would pick up. The stand plugs into his back (again Bandai, your Riders would benefit as well!) but the hole is just a little too shallow, so he falls out easy.
Next are the sonic swords. You just unplug the forearm spikes and add the blades.
These were my favorite weapons of the Guyver. they just add a great dynamic. With all the accessories we do get a little baggie to hold them all in as well as an extra hand joint, in case you lose one when switching hands.
Guyver also comes with two chest plates. The one above allows the arms to move in closer for the pressure cannon attack. They have groves in them to let the arms get juuuuuust a bit closer.
The other is for when the Guyver wants some beads!! No no…this is a chest with opening panels for his ultimate attack, the Megasmasher. Now the box art has the bio globes gold, but I’ll take silver.
Articulation is decent. Figma joints are like Revoltech but with out the clicks it seems. I just worry about them working themselves loose eventually.
I’m glad Guyver came with a stand because I will say it is tricky to get him to stand vanilla. That and he is quite light! I guess I’m spoiled by the Bandai stuff.
All in all, I am pretty pleased with this figure. I’ve wanted a high end figure of him for a long time and the Figma did not let me down. I don’t think I have a new addiction though, so this will probably be one of the few I’ll own. All in all I give the Guyver an A-.