continued from previous toy blog post…
Having reviewed both the Bandai Tamashii Nations Star Wars Movie Realization Samurai Taisho Darth Vader 18 cm action figure (posted HERE and HERE) as well as Bandai Tamashii Nations Star Wars Movie Realization 7-inch tall Ronin Kenzan Boba Fett action figure (posted earlier HERE and HERE), it’s time to put the two action figures side-by-side for a size comparison.
Star Wars gave us a lot of interesting characters, chief among them has to be Darth Vader and Boba Fett, two of the most notorious and famous villains we have ever come across. These two have been made into so many countless action figures that it boggles the mind but they have never been re-imagined and re-designed as Samurai warriors until now. And that is why Bandai Tamashii Nations‘ Movie Realization series for Star Wars has made such an impact, becoming one of the most sought-after lines in the collecting community. They are different, they are unique and they are beautifully designed and thought out. I already have four from the series (these two plus a Ashigaru Stormtrooper action figure which I have reviewed on my toy blog HERE and HERE as well as the Teppo Ashigaru Sandtrooper which will be reviewed soon) and am looking forward to the Akonaze Royal Guard.
All the Star Wars characters being reimagined as Japanese warriors so far have masks and helmets which helps in the redesign. We haven’t seen any of the heroes from the film franchise because most of them have faces (Luke, Leia and Han Solo) which might be a little more tricky to interpret. Still, I am glad that these figures got made and even though they are not 1:6 scale, I for one am not complaining.