Just received my Tatsunoko Fight Ken from HLJ, got access to a digital camera and finally got round to getting some web hosting, so thought I'd take the opportunity at a mini-review.
Ken's my first Microman, bought because he wasn't too expensive and I'm always curious to try out different toy lines, especially when they've got a character from a childhood anime show. Based on him though, I think I'll be getting the rest of the Tatsunoko Fight series and watching the microman range much closer from now on.
Previous experience with the 3 3/4" scale figures came from the disappointingly static Star wars figure line, or the more dynamic, but still not perfectly posable G. I. Joes. Ken immediately impressed with the sheer number of joints adorning his body. He's incredibly posable and the joints are nice and stiff so he keeps his poses well. I don't know if this level of articulation is typical of Micromen, but if it is I'm sold.
Accessories in the pack are excellent too. He comes with a cape, sword (I don't remember that from the anime?), bracelet, open birdrang and a closed one that fits in a hip holster. To support all these is an impressive selection of hands, that so far I've left unopened for fear I'll lose them. Still with the default hands I can give him sword or birdrang and let him take a threatening pose.
Overall, he's got pose-ability, a nicely detailed paint job and cool accessories. Despite his diminutive size I think he looks pretty good:
I got mine from HLJ, but that may not be best for you, especially if you're in the US. Cost was 980 Yen, which worked out at about 5 pounds (about $8 US). So not too bad for price.
Personally I'd recommend adding it in with another bigger order, it's a very small packet and won't really affect the cost or size of shipping. Of course I did that and then HLJ decided to send it on its own anyway.
I'll probably add the rest of the Tatsunoko gang to my next HLJ order, Ken seems lonely without them.
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