Maybe I’m going to need a Kamen Rider/figures page after all…
Up today after a very long drought in posting is the review for the SH Figuarts limited release N-Daguva-Zeba (care of Yokatta Web!), AKA the big baddie from Kamen Rider Kuuga. Can you guess which rider series is easily my favorite out of the bunch? Anyway, hit the jump for the review!
Zeba reeks of style, and evil while we’re at it. As you can see he’s got a lot of design parallels to Kuuga’s ultimate form which is explained in the series.
Bandai did an excellent job with the little details on this thing ranging from the markings on the cloak, hands and the other areas of the figure. The cloak and skirt both have more than enough movement to make sure that they don’t get in the way of the figure’s articulation, though the hair on the back of the head can get in the way of extreme turns and the like. Not really a big deal at the end of the day since most heads don’t turn around that much, you know? The only other quirk with this figure is that the feet are not die-cast like most SH Figuarts, so thanks to this plus the design of the feet he can have a bit of a hard time standing up in extra dramatic poses (Kuuga, however, pulls off Muay Thai stances like a champ).
For extras, Zeba doesn’t have NEARLY as many as Kuuga which is definitely a downer since he’s a limited release and all. He’s got the important hands though, and 4 sets is more than enough that you need for most poses.
Going back to the bit about Zeba’s feet, I had a really hard time even getting close to getting him to balance for a kick. As such, I picked myself up a Tamashii stage Act 4 and these things are definitely worth the money if you plan on posing these things in extreme anything. Not to mention for ~20USD you get enough parts for three stands which can also combine in to a larger base for some nice aerial action shots.
Pardon the lack of a background, but I think the pictures speak for themselves when it comes to how useful they are.
Of course, even on his own he’s got almost as much play in him as Kuuga’s various forms do. I’ve only had it for a handful of days, but I am definitely glad I sprung at the chance to nab this guy since he looks so good paired with Kuuga’s ultimate form.
I think I may have found a new hobby in trying to collect as many of the Kuuga SHFs as I can…However, I still haven’t forgotten about my main hobby!
Unfortunately, due to circumstances far beyond my control, my model building is still on the airbrush-hiatus. I’m trying to fix it as quickly as possible since I know the blog activity dies off something fierce when I can’t build, but for now I’ll have to thank you guys for being patient with me while we’re stuck in this lull in the action. Once they get rolling again, I promise you’ll see some stuff that’ll knock your socks off.