Dec 27, 2017

It came from the Toy Chest: There's no getting offa this train we're on!

Or something like that. If you have been alive for more than 20 years, you may have an Idea, where this comes from... If not, here's a big hint:

Yup... It's time for another FFVII post. Now I'm doing FFVII REMAKE Barret Wallace...
OK, Barret is the leader of AVALANCHE, an eco-terrorist group who wants to stop the ShinRa electric company from killing the planet by literally stealing the planet's life force. He's black and talks like a racist stereotype, cause Japan... He has a gun arm, again, racist stereotype, but once you look past his gruff exterior, he's pretty cool to hang out with.

Seeing he's a PlayArts Kai figure, he has more Articulation than older figures. He has a decent range of Articulation, except his left thigh getting blocked by his pouches.
Paint and Sculpt:
The Sculpt is based on the upcoming Remake... Looks badass, yet traditional. The only odd thing are his glasses. One tiny nitpick is that he may be on a different scale than past figures... I don't mind much since he's Barret, but I'm afraid, I might end up having to rebuy the entire cast of VII and at $150-ish per figure, it's highly unlikely.
The level of details on the figure is astonishing.
He doesn't look as "polygonal" as say other Play Arts Figures... Thinking of Marvel here.
Even his flaming tattoo looks badass!
To give this figure anything less than a 5.0 here would be sinful.

Here's where the figure falls flat... Only one spare hand. No firing gun effects, or a Big shot or Mindblow effects. He also has a PAK stand.

Barret gets a painful 3.83 as his final score. It's a shame that such an expensive and Hefty figure is so underwhelming. Not sure if the possibility of a scale change, or the lack of accessories is knocking him down a few pegs, but he's so pretty to look at...
You be the Judge...
In-scale or not?

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