Revoltech Zetman raises the bar for Kaiyodo - tomopop

Revoltech Zetman raises the bar for Kaiyodo

7:00 PM on 10.03.2012

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

Associate Editor

No, really, that's a Revoltech

I'll just come out and say it: I don't know a thing about Zetman. I'd heard mixed impressions on the recent anime so I never gave it a chance. However, that's not to say I don't know a well made figure when I see one! I honestly had to look at this figure a few times to make sure I was really looking at a Revoltech and not something else. Don't get me wrong, I love Revoltech, but things tend to slip when it comes to doing non-robots. At least, that's the case when it comes with the Revoltech Yamaguchi line (the "main" Revo series). Zetman here is from the Revoltech Takeya line which previously consisted of Gods and GeGeGe no Kitaro characters.

First thing you'll notice is his body lines. They've done an amazing job of hiding the joints within the sculpt, the only spot with an obvious, yet slight, joint bulge is in the elbows. All of the other joints are neatly sculpted around to keep the body lines very sleek and slender. That's really saying something considering Revolver joints are basically balls. The hip joints are actually hidden in plain sight by using two-toned Revolver joints to blend in with the red and black going up his legs. His torso has three joints in it: one just below the ribs, one mid abs, and one at the waist for extra flexibility. His knees appear to be double jointed and even his toes are on a hinge! Color-wise he has some impressive paint aps considering he only has three tones. A dark paint wash over the figure adds a lot of depth to the simple pallet.

He also comes with extra parts to give him a second form. Along with a new head he also comes with a tail and huge wings. The wings themselves have three points of articulation with joints where they connect to Zetman's back, another joint a little further up, and then a final joint where the wing bends towards the center. He also comes with extra hands and a stand with an extension for flight poses.

Pre-orders started a few days ago, but there are still plenty of buying options out there. He'll be out in December for ¥3,800. Now I really want to see Revoltech Takeya take on Devilman!

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | Hobby Search | AmiAmi | CD Japan | J-List ]

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