Okay, randomly, here’s another Kickstarter project. (This one I doubt will have trouble reaching its goal. It was just so seasonally appropriate that I had to share!)
So, just from that, it doesn’t look as seasonal. But pay no mind to the beefy guys; they’re just stretch goals. The main goal is this:
Fully articulated skeleton figures! With a stretch goal of angry eyes! 😀
There’s a bit of history to the fact that I immediately backed this project.
A while back, browsing the used stuff on AmiAmi, I came across a Revoltech skeleton warrior from Jason and the Argonauts. It was only about $20, but like an idiot, I was like “well, it’ll probably be there for ages” and decided to wait until I had something else I wanted to order. So naturally by the time I had something else I wanted to order, it was long gone. 😦
As a big Greek mythology fan, I love the two mythologically, er, influenced movies of Ray Harryhausen. (I’ve seen a couple of the Sinbad ones, too, one of which was good, and the other was sort of “meh.” I can’t remember if it was the good one or the “meh” one that had Tom Baker (of all people!) as the villain. Though naturally the effects were good in both.) So the chance to remedy my earlier error and get a nice skeleton figure is one that made me very excited. Of course, these guys don’t come with sword and shield, but I can probably scrounge those up easily enough. 😛
The real questions are how these compare in scale to Figma and SHFigurarts (the comparison photos on Kickstarter are decidedly Western-biased), and who to have fighting the skeleton(s). 😛 Obviously, some folks are right out: Cardcaptor Sakura, Lucky Star and Sunshine Sketch are not manga/anime compatible with skeleton battles. (Although I can picture Konata being suitably blasé about meeting a real, moving skeleton…) And it wouldn’t be fair to the poor skeletons to have them meet the Attack on Titan crew. Ranma and the Sailor Senshi are perhaps more the right speed. (Hey, maybe Haruka will finally use her sword!) Elizabeth from Persona 3 would probably try to make the skeleton do her bidding…and it would probably work, too. 😉
Trying to think who else I even have in 1/12 scale. I mean, aside from my vintage She-Ra dolls, who’d be a bit outmatched in the whole maneuverability thing. 😛 I think my vintage Clash of the Titans action figures would be dwarfed, sadly. 😦 Oh, duh! Link! I have two Figma Links! Fighting skeletons is totally all in a day’s work for Link. 😉 And I could borrow my brother’s Figma Twilight Princess Zelda; that would be different-yet-cool. (I want them to make one of Hyrule Warriors‘ Zelda. Or of Shiek. Shiek rocks. And I want a Nendoroid of Tetra. She rocks even more than Shiek.)
The first stretch goal is a red skeleton. Which would be awesome if I had an articulated Alucard (or Soma) figure to fight it. (Or, in a pinch, one of the Belmonts.) Only as far as I know (admittedly, not very far), the only Castlevania merchandise was a Western line that wasn’t terribly accurate. Okay, actually, the Dracula one was pretty accurate to his Symphony of the Night look (I have it around here somewhere) but you can’t have Dracula fighting a blood skeleton; that’d just be silly. The line did include Alucard, which I only saw in the photos on the back Dracula’s package, and as far as the photos showed, the sculpt fell hideously short of what Alucard should look like. 😦
Aaaaanyway, I have rambled on too long already, especially considering I ought to be doing research right now.
I return you to the regularly scheduled weekly post, which has been scheduled for first thing tomorrow morning. 😉