Friday, July 3, 2015

S.H. Figuarts Garo Part 2

Realistically fake wrinkles

After the introduction, this posting will focus on the accessories and option parts included for S.H. Figuarts Garo. ^^

S.H. Figuarts Garo and all of its accessories and option parts.

Garoken and its sheath.


Closeups on Garoken's details.

Garoken's sheath.

Closeups on the sheath's details.

While it's indeed very simple, I'm impressed with the functional ability of the sword to be slid into its sheath. ^^

The protruding edges of the rain-guard matches the the W-shaped locket on the sheath perfectly. ^^

The sword is 10.5cm long, while the sheath is 2.5cm shorter than that.

Top view of the fixed cape.

Closeups on the details.
Besides the obvious golden pattern in the middle, the smaller ornaments near the edges, as well as the realistic-looking wrinkles are great details incorporated onto the cape. ^^

Bottom view of the cape.

Closeups on the details.
The smoother and glossier look of the bottom side is a huge contrast to the cape's opposite face.

Besides the two short, black pegs, the top section of the cape has a sunken area that matches the back plate to allow the cape to be attached to the figure's back seamlessly. ^^

The two round silver discs match the horns perfectly, while the "fake" wrinkles next to the triangular emblem makes the cape looks like it just emerged from the back plate. ^^

The complete look of the cape on Garo's back.

Unlike the Garo Kiwami Damashii version, the cape isn't touching the surface the figure is standing on, so the figure is the one supporting the cape's weight, not the other way round. ^^

Option parts for the back when the cape is removed.

The option parts connect to the back via the same pair of short pegs used by the cape.

Five option hand units included for Garo.

A pair of generic-looking spread palms.

A pair of open fists to hold Garoken.

With Garoken equipped to the option open fists.

Another left spread palm but with a more exaggerated look. ^^

Small as it is, the sculpted details of Madou Ring Zaruba can be seen very clearly on the back of the right hand, and the details are extremely well done. ^^

Besides its great look, the special left spread palm's grip is strong enough to hold on to Garoken's scabbard.
To hold the scabbard is the actual intended purpose of the inclusion of this hand unit I believe. ^^

The default pair of open fists.

Having seen Madou Ring Zaruba on the special left spread palm, I went back and checked on the other three left hand units. Sure enough, all of them feature the same detailed sculpt work of the ring. ^^

(Left) Standard ball-swivel joint for the wrist.
(Right) Swapping one of the option hand units onto the wrist.

A look at Garo equipped with the cape.

Closeups on the details:

As I was going through the items one-by-one just now, Garo's accessories and option parts kept on impressing me more and more. ^^ The simple, functional storage of Garoken into its sheath, the realistic-looking wrinkles on the cape and its great-looking golden details, and the nicely sculptured Madou Ring Zaruba on all four left hand units are all great features of this S.H. Figuarts figure that I really love. ^^

And the figure itself and its articulation design have yet to be introduced at this point. ^^

More images of Garo without the cape coming up in the next posting. ^^

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