Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain Play Arts Kai Action Figure D-Dog 11 cm Enix

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is the latest instalment in the Metal Gear series and brings vastly expanded tactical freedom with a new, open-world design.Some of the major showpieces are the infiltration missions where you are assisted by a partner and Snake’s most loyal partner has to be the canine D-Dog! This figure captures his tough and noble bearing with a shape that embodies both lithe agility and power and fine sculpting and colouring to really bring out the texture of his fur. The figure is fully articulated to allow for a wide range of poses, from a low, stalking stance tracking his quarry like a wolf to more loveable dog poses doing tricks like sit and shake hands.D-Dog looks perfect stood next to Snake with their matching sneaking suits and includes accessories such as alternative heads with an eye patch or goggles and various weapons he can equip by gripping them in his mouthThe figure stands approx. 11 cm tall and comes in a window box packaging.

Product Features

  • Import Game – Japanese Version
  • Compatible with US systems (region free)
  • Japanese language (other languages may be included)
  • Manual and packaging in Japanese language

Square Enix Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: Play Arts Kai Revolver Ocelot Action Figure

From Square Enix. Revolver Ocelot, the longtime rival of the protagonist Snake, has been reproduced as a Play Arts KAI! His favorite hobby is watching Spaghetti Westerns and to match that gun-slinging image he carries two revolvers which can be holstered in this figure. In Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain he also appears with spurs on his boots, another nod to his passion. When rendering this figure, the artists were careful to reproduce the color and texture of the leather on his coat and gloves realistically. As with all the figures produced in the Metal Gear Solid V series, softer plastic was used around the jointing to create increased flexibility and pose-ability. This figure’s accessories include his two revolvers, exchangeable hand parts so that he can hold his guns and exchangeable head parts (so he can be shown with his sunglasses either on or off). This figure is one that can truly recreate any moment from the game! Display stand included.

Product Features

  • A Square Enix import
  • From the hit video game
  • Includes his two revolvers
  • Reproduces the color and texture of the leather on his coat and gloves
  • Exchangeable head and hand parts

Square Enix Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Play Arts Kai: Venom Snake Sneaking Suit Action Figure

From Square Enix. From Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain comes the Play Arts KAI edition of Venom Snake in his Sneaking Suit! Standing approximately 10-1/2″ tall, this figure is generously articulated to ensure a wide range of motion and crafted to bring out every detail of his skin and gear, including the texture of his harness and his highly specialized suit. Accessories include 2 assault rifles, a handgun, a knife and 3 interchangeable hands.

Product Features

  • A Square Enix import
  • From the hit video game
  • Figure stands approximately 10 1/2″ tall
  • Generously articulated
  • Includes 2 assault rifles, handgun, knife and 3 interchangeable hands

Square Enix ENX32092 Play Arts-Kai-Quiet “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” Action Figure

From the hotly anticipated upcoming addition to the legendary Metal Gear Solid franchise, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, it is QUIET joining the Play Arts -KAI- action figure line!.

Product Features

  • Beginning with this line, we have implemented new joint structures, enabling smooth articulation at the elbows & knees
  • The neck ankles and shoulders, which have a more natural look, use a flexible resin to ensure a wider range of motion
  • Figure comes with interchangeable head, hands, weapons parts, and display stand!

Square Enix Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: Venom Snake Play Arts Kai Figure

From Square Enix. From the hotly anticipated addition to the legendary Metal Gear Solid franchise, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, it’s Venom Snake joining the Play Arts ~KAI~ action figure line! This product line implements new joint structures, enabling smooth articulation at the elbows and knees. Also, the neck and ankles, as well as the shoulders, have a more natural look, thanks to a flexible resin to ensure a wider range of motion. His extremely fit body line and the recreation of the texture on his muscles exude a sense of tension and resilience unique to Snake. The knife, rifle, and handgun, all originally designed, are recreated in extreme detail. His head, complete with the facial expression recreated from the CG rendering from MGS V, can be interchanged with a piece that shows him with his scope on. This figure is complete with a smooth appearance and a wide range of motion, and comes with interchangeable head, hands, weapons parts, and display stand! Note: Previously offered on PREVIEWS Plus #1147.

Product Features

  • A Square Enix import
  • From the latest game in the legendary franchise
  • Highly poseable figure
  • Alternate head with scope
  • Extra hands, accessories, and display stand included

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Review 1: Square Enix Play Arts Kai Batman: Arkham Origins Deathstroke 10" (25.5 cm) figure

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This is the Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts Kai Deathstroke 10-inch (25.5 cm) tall figure. This is the Deathstroke who appears in Batman: Arkham Origins video game, voiced by Mark Rolston. He is among the eight assassins hired to kill Batman by the Joker.

Deathstroke the Terminator (also known by his name Slade Wilson, originally called simply the Terminator) is a comic book supervillain, and sometimes antihero, who appears in books published by DC Comics. The character was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. He is a mercenary and assassin who first appeared in The New Teen Titans (vol. 1) #2 (1980).

I remember Deathstroke from my much younger days when I followed the adventures of the Teen Titans in the DC comic books. George Perez’s art was a treat! Deathstroke re-emerged recently on The CW’s Arrow television series and in the series, Slade (played by Manu Bennett) is of Australian descent and a former ASIS agent. Slade would feature strongly in Seasons 1 and 2.
Being an assassin, Slade would be able to identify somewhat with the figure I posted previously in my toy blog – The Winter Soldier (see my reviews and pictures HERE and HERE). I doubt there’ll be a 12-inch Deathstroke figure anytime soon so this 10-inch Slade Wilson should suffice for now. Plus he makes a very nice companion to Play Arts Kai Square Enix “Batman: Arkham Origins” Batman 10.5-inch action figure (recently posted HERE and HERE)

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I wasn’t a fan of Square Enix Play Arts Kai action figures until this year. I liked the look of Deathstroke in the preview pictures (posted HERE) and they were enough to make me pre-order this even though I had never picked up any figure before. I’ve seen Play Arts action figures at the retail shops and the head sculpts always threw me off because they were usually too anime / manga looking for my liking. This Deathstroke figure, and the Arkham Origins Batman, looked really good.
Everything is in the top tray: the figure, the weapons. There’s a figure display stand at the bottom. You can see what the figure stand looks like HERE. The inner flap reads: “Deathstroke is a mercenary rumored to have contributed to the assassinations of dictators and other prominent people.”
Weapons and accessories include: a rifle, a pistol, staff and sword plus additional hands
Deathstroke’s distinguishing characteristics include an impaired right eye, graying hair, and orange accented black body armor. His unique mask reveals only his left eye, and the ninja look are trademarks that make Deathstroke instantly recognizable. Formerly having served in the military as an accomplished member of the special forces, he was subject to a covert experiment from which he gained superhuman healing power and physical capabilities after being subjected to extensive mental and physical augmentation. The procedures left him with increased mental function, as well as enhanced speed, strength, and stamina.
Following his military service, Wilson worked for various private military contractors before striking out on his own – and allegedly becoming one of the highest paid contract killers in the world, specializing in high profile assassinations.
Highly skilled in explosives, close-range combat, high level ambush strategies and all weaponry, Deathstroke proves to be a deadly and formidable foe that challenges Batman like no other before.

His unique weapons and abilities include regenerating health and super strength, a rifle-staff with a built-in grapple, a sword, explosives, and firearms.

Deathstroke carries his sword in a sheath on his back. He looks pretty equipped to fight a small war.
Here’s Square Enix Play Arts Kai “Batman: Arkham Origins” Deathstroke 10-inch (25.5 cm) action figure with sword drawn
Close-up pictures of Square Enix Play Arts Kai Batman: Arkham Origins Deathstroke 10-inch (25.5 cm) action figure. I like the overall design of Deathstroke’s outfit / costume with all the pouches and gadgets he carries on him. He would certainly make a formidable opponent to Batman.

NEXT: More pictures of Square Enix Play Arts Kai “Batman: Arkham Origins” Deathstroke 10-inch (25.5 cm) action figure armed with his pistol and rifle for the long range targets which the sword can’t reach.

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Square Enix Play Arts Kai 1/7 Arkham Origins Batman vs Deathstroke 10-inch action figure

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After three review posts with lots of pictures of the recently released Square Enix Play Arts Kai “Batman: Arkham Origins” 1/7 scale Deathstroke 10-inch figure, it’s only fitting to put both Deathstroke and Batman together to do battle as they did in the video game.

These two are my second and third Square Enix Play Arts Kai action figures that I got after RoboCop 2014 version 1.0. Check out my review of the re-imagined and rebooted RoboCop action figure from the 2014 movie of the same name HERE, HERE and HERE. I wanted to see how these two “Batman: Arkham Origins” video game figures look when posed together, in terms of scale and size. I’m happy to report that they certainly look good together.

Deathstroke appears in “Batman: Arkham Origins”, and is among the eight assassins hired to kill Batman by the Joker. He appears in Penguin’s ship, the Final Offer, attacking Batman while he is interrogating Penguin about Black Mask and his connection to the assassins.

I have already reviewed the Square Enix Play Arts Kai “Batman: Arkham Origins” Batman 10.5-inch (26.5cm) tall action figure on my toy blog earlier HERE and HERE. Now we see Batman defending himself against the attack by Deathstroke in a close combat battle.

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Square Enix Play Arts Kai "Batman: Arkham Origins" Deathstroke 10-inch figure Review II

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“Your methods and tactics are impressive, but inferior. They will not save you.” ― Deathstroke to Batman

This is my second-part picture review of the Square Enix Play Arts Kai “Batman: Arkham Origins” Deathstroke 10-inch (25.5cm) tall action figure, shown here with his pistol and rifle. The articulation on this figure is pretty good and you can get quite a lot of poses in without any problem.

Deathstroke the Terminator (also known as Deathstroke, his name Slade Joseph Wilson, or formerly the Terminator) is a comic book supervillain, and sometimes antihero, who appears in books published by DC Comics. Originally a villain for the Teen Titans, writers have developed him over the years as an antagonist for the older heroes Batman and Green Arrow as well, establishing parallels between him and Batman and a deep-seated grudge between him and Green Arrow. His role as a villain for Batman and Green Arrow is reflected by his prominence in Batman video games and animated films, and in the Arrow television series.

Almost every character in the comic book world of DC will have an equivalent or similar character in the Marvel comics. There’s Aquaman in DC and Namor in Marvel, Green Arrow in DC and Hawkeye in Marvel, Catwoman in DC and Black Cat in Marvel, Black Canary in DC and Black Widow in Marvel and the list goes on. The origin stories are also all too familiar sounding.

Slade Wilson was chosen for a secret experiment, and the Army imbued him with enhanced physical powers in an attempt to create metahuman supersoldiers for the U.S. military (Doesn’t this part sound all too similar with Captain America’s origin story?). The difference is that Deathstroke became a mercenary soon after the experiment.

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Here’s Square Enix Play Arts Kai “Batman: Arkham Origins” Deathstroke 10-inch (25.5cm) tall action figure armed with his rifle.
Close-up pictures of Deathstroke’s rifle and pistol (below)

NEXT: Square Enix Play Arts Kai “Batman: Arkham Origins” Deathstroke 10-inch (25.5cm) tall action figure armed with his staff. In the video game on which this figure is based upon, the staff is unique as it’s a rifle-staff with a built-in grapple.

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Review III: Square Enix Play Arts Kai "Batman: Arkham Origins" 1/7 Deathstroke 10-inch figure

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I enjoyed taking photographs of this latest Square Enix Play Arts Kai “Batman: Arkham Origins” 1/7 scale Deathstroke 10-inch action figure so much that I got carried away so I’ve quite a lot of pictures to post and ended up with a three-part review of this Deathstroke action figure.

The thing is, I always enjoyed taking pictures of my figures. In the past however, when digital cameras were not the norm, taking pictures can be quite a chore and a pain. You had to buy rolls of film to load into the camera and you could only send your pictures for processing and development after the entire roll of film was finished before you could see how your pictures turned out. By then, time has passed and most times, you couldn’t do a re-shoot because the event was over. So you always hoped that the pictures you took were good enough. You wouldn’t want to take too many shots of the same subject too because it would mean you had less shots left for other subjects. With the advent of the digital camera, you could just snap as many pictures as you like and view them immediately after you’ve taken them before deciding whether or not you want to move on to the next subject matter. The digital age certainly has made things so much easier and faster too.

Deathstroke has a number of origin stories because DC has tweaked and reworked it many times to keep things interesting and help with the flow of the character development. One of the origin stories is that Slade Wilson’s wife took out his right eye when she discovered that he had endangered their son and caused him to become mute. Afterward, his confidence in his physical abilities was such that he made no secret of his impaired vision, marked by his mask which has a black, featureless half covering his lost eye. Without his mask, Slade wears an eye-patch.
In the live action TV series “Arrow”, Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) is stabbed in the right eye by an arrow at the hands of Oliver Queen who would become Green Arrow later on. But enough with the “how” Slade lost his eye story, lets continue with the “show and tell” instead. Here’s Square Enix Play Arts Kai “Batman: Arkham Origins” 1/7 scale Deathstroke 10-inch (25.5cm) tall action figure armed with his staff. In the video game on which this figure is based upon, the staff is unique as it’s a rifle-staff with a built-in grapple.

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I don’t play the “Batman: Arkham Origins” game but I love what they did with the Deathstroke character in terms of the design and I’m glad Square Enix chose to stay faithful to the video game designed character and reproduced him in 1/7 scale in such glorious detail. I’m not too excited with the Play Arts Kai DC variant figures where they tried to tweak the designs with an anime / manga style. I just didn’t like the designs they came up with and the faces all looked too cartoonish in a Japanese kind of way.
On the other hand, Square Enix Play Arts Kai “Batman: Arkham Origins” 1/7 scale Deathstroke 10-inch action figure looks very nice indeed. The articulation of the figure is great and due to the design of his costume / outfit, you don’t really notice the joints as they are well hidden and not all that obvious.
Here’s the Square Enix Play Arts Kai “Batman: Arkham Origins” 1/7 scale Deathstroke 10-inch (25.5cm) tall action figure armed with his staff. In the video game on which this figure is based upon, the staff is unique as it’s a “rifle-staff with a built-in grapple” or so I’ve read. The staff here doesn’t do any of those stuff (pun intended). It just looks like a fancy stick.
The staff has been in use as a weapon for a very long time. In medieval times, the quarterstaff (plural quarterstaves), also short staff or simply staff is a traditional European pole weapon and a technique of stick fighting. A bō (棒: ぼう), dong (Korean term), kon (Chinese term), or kun (Okinawan dialect), is a very tall and long staff weapon used in Okinawa and feudal Japan. The Chinese word gun (Chinese: 棍; pinyin: gùn, literally, “rod”, “stick”) refers to a long Chinese staff weapon used in Chinese martial arts. It is known as one of the four major weapons, along with the qiang (spear), dao (sabre), and the jian (sword), called in this group “The Grandfather of all Weapons”.
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And this is “Batman: Arkham Origins” 1/7 scale Deathstroke taking a knee.

NEXT: “Batman: Arkham Origins” fights Play Arts Kai Deathstroke 10-inch (25.5cm) tall action figure. Check out my toy blog post with action shots, and action poses of the battle royale.

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Preview Square Enix Play Arts Kai The Batman Timeless series Armored Batman action figure

Square Enix has released official preview images of their Play Arts Kai The Batman Timeless series Armored Batman action figure, after having first teased collectors at the New York Comic-Con 2014 (NYCC 2014). The Batman Timeless series of Play Arts Kai figures re-imagines Batman throughout the past, present and future, in assorted redesigned costumes.

As with most of Play Arts Kai action figures, they have their own personal spin on the character’s appearance (calling them variants) and Armored Batman is no different. They have put quite a bit of details into their Armored Batman figure. Every single part of his outfit looks to be armored, except certain parts of the outfit where you can see that he’s wearing a suit underneath the Batman armor. The detailing looks really authentic and heavy. Even the bat cowl is armored. There are blades on his gauntlets which seems to be taking a leaf from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Batman design. Not really sure how Batman can be stealthy and move fast in this chunky outfit. Another name which would have been appropriate would be Iron Batman!

The paintwork looks good with different shades of dark blue, black, silver and gold / yellow. The bat emblem stands out on his chest and the cape looks armored too. I wonder how he can even glide / fly in that unless Batman has jet-powered boots. Armored Batman will come with two fisted hands, two gripping hands, two open hands, a batarang, stun and smoke grenades, grapnel guns, stun stick and a figure stand.

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At this point in time it’s unclear what articulation he’ll have although I’m guessing it’ll be standard Play Arts Kai articulation so that he can be put in a wide variety of poses.

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