|Included in set:
Yagyu Jubei, Saiga Magoichi, Fuma Kotaro, Oyu from Odani,
Oda Nobunaga and Gogandantes
Once again, McFarlane Toys waves it's magical wand to create
an excellently detailed series of figures based on a successful
video game series. This time around, it's the sequel to the
popular survival horror title Onimusha.
The original game by Capcom proved to be one of the better
selling titles of 2001, so a sequel was easily in the cards
for this game. This time around, the game is set 10 years
after the end of the first game and includes a new hero and
a cast of fellow fighters to aid in his battle.
in this series is Yagyu Jubei (the sequel's hero, left), Saiga
Magoichi, Fuma Kotaro, Oyu from Odani, Oda Nobunaga (the villain
from the original Onimusha who makes his return in the sequel)
and Gogandantes (an awesome looking demon swordsman, right).
As with other McFarlane Toy lines, this series looks excellent.
All of the characters are well detailed and nicely painted.
In fact, the toys are a fairly excellent representation of
characters that are modeled to look as realistic as possible.
But, as with previous toy lines, these figures look to be
very much collectibles rather than actual toys. They all have
a good level of detail, but for the most part, are designed
to be set up in one dramatic pose. I find it hard to believe
that any child would actually be able to get playability out
of this toy line.
The only thing I could have wished from this series is the
inclusion of the Samanosuke from the first game (for nostalgia's
sake) and some more minion demons. Maybe McFarlane will make
a second run and include these. (I won't hold my breath on
it, though.) Set for release in May 2002, these should tide
gamers over until the game's North American release sometime
late this summer.
Photos courtesy of Spawn.com.