Hi everyone, today I'm going to be looking at the Samus figma from Good Smile Company. Since I just received mine I thought I would put up a post with my thoughts; I don't usually blog, so forgive me if I make any stupid mistakes.
Samus has arrived!
I love the Varia Suit, especially the design from Other M. The rounded shoulder-pads and overall smooth look of the suit seems closer to a 3-dimensional version of the Super Metroid sprite in my opinion; I liked the Prime games but never understood the addition of the “wings” on the shoulder-pads. Personally, I like poseable figures so I don't really mind if joints are a little visible, but I have to point out that the joints on this figure are really well hidden, or rather, by the nature of the character they don't have to be.
Her joints are mostly standard for the figma line but her head can't turn much, it can lean left and right or forward and back. However, she does have an extra joint in her foot that allows her toes to be bent separately from the ankle which is useful for some of the more dynamic poses and also helps with balance (see my crouching position above).
The toes can be bent separately from the ankle
SEE YOU NEXT MISSION
She is pretty easy to balance so, while she comes with the typical figma stand, it isn't really necessary for poses with both feet on the ground. One thing I would like to mention is that she's a bit heavier than my other figmas so the stand doesn't really seem to support her completely airborne without a little extra thought regarding balance.
I took a close-up of the visor to show the detail.
The visor is solid but somewhat reflective so, while you can't see Samus' eyes, it can seem to glow like she's in battle mode if you shine light on it.
I guess I should also talk about her accessories. She comes with 5 different hands: an open hand, an open hand with the fingers together, a thumbs-up, a closed fist, and a gripping fist (to hold items).
She also comes with the Morph Ball, which is well done. Though I can't see myself replacing Samus on the shelf for the Morph Ball, its still nice to see it included.
She also has an interchangeable part for the front of the arm canon which allows it to open as though she is about to fire a missile. She comes with two different beams, a single shot and a double shot, which can be attached to either front part of the arm canon.
The arm canon with the default front piece
The arm canon with the missile front piece
One of my only complaints is that she doesn't actually come with a missile that can be attached to this, which is a shame, especially since missiles are such an integral part of taking out metroids.
Overall, I'm really happy with the figure; she looks great, can balance really well on her own, and is completely poseable with virtually invisible joints. I'd definitely recommend her to any Metroid fan.
Finally, the battle we've all been waiting for...
This is actually the first thing I wanted to do when I took her out of the box and the reason I was pulling for Rock to make it into Smash Bros.^^
Thanks for reading and feel free to comment below!