Thursday, July 22, 2021

Figure | Banpresto Q Posket Rurouni Kenshin - Battousai Himura


Previously, I've posted a review on Banpresto Q Posket for Rurouni Kenshin and this is the fourth figure that came out from this line back in May featuring Kenshin Himura (緋村 剣心 Himura Kenshin) in his Battousai (man-slayer) appearance. 

First thing first, let's talk about the packaging!

As you can see the above, there's the front elevation printed both at the front and back of the box. The design is real nice and just pops right out with the bright colour to complement the figure colour scheme. This is indeed the A version of the figure and as much as I love this version, I do want to get the B version wear Kenshin wears dark navy men's kimono later. Of course, there's the Bandai Spirits CO. Ltd. logo at the lower right corner of the box with Banpresto logo at the top right of it as to indicate that this is an authentic item released by the manufacturer.  

At the top side of the box, there's the figurine line; Rurouni Kenshin Q Posket printed on it and there's also the round, white and blue logo printed on the lower right part that says Approved by SHUEISHA. Also, there's the manufacturing date printed at the bottom side of the box which is May, 2021 and I'm pretty sure that this is the Asian Version of the figure but let me know if you've gotten or original Japan version from crane machine or simply bought them from reseller.

Now, the figurine came with an inner packaging and protector lining that supposedly hold the unassembled figurine inside so even when the outer box get smashed into half of its size, not to worry as the figurine should be safe for you to unbox. 

To my observation, an authentic figure always comes in a box and there's serial number stamped on the inner side of of the top (sometimes bottom) lid of the box so definitely check yours before cutting open the plastic cover.

I also noticed that these recents releases have set of number printed right on the plastic and there's also a series of number printed at the back of the foot stand along with Bandai Spirits name and logo.

Of course, the figurine came in unassembled parts, sealed in clear plastics; usually in 3 to 6 parts depending on the design and for this second figure from the line, there's the custom black foot stand, the head, the body and the sword which took me less than a minute to assemble. 

Generally, Kenshin dresses simply; wearing a plain men's kimono of cheap, worn-out clothes with a white hakama, zori and tabi. In the live-action films, Kenshin wears a brown kimono in addition to his signature red kimono given to him by Kaoru in the first movie and as you can see in his flashbacks, he's wearing dark-coloured kimono during his mission as assassin.

Now, let's see some close-ups on the figure!

Front and back elevations. Just look at the details of his ripped kimono

There's the embossed copyright at the inner part of his muted light grey hakama and here you can see he's wearing blue tabi to match his blue kimono.

Himura Battousai was released simultaneously with Saito Hajime that I've reviewed last week.

I'm over the moon of having both version of Kenshin and as you can see in the above close-ups, this Battousai version has only one scar on his face stroke by Kiyosato Akira; Tomoe Yukishiro's betrothed at the time. 

The whole Q Posket line for Rurouni Kenshin as of this date. 

So what do you think of this figure? Have you watched Rurouni Kenshin? Definitely let me know by leaving comments down below and I guess that's all of it! I'll see you guys on next week's post!

Disclaimer | This figurine was bought and shipped to my door with my own money. My opinions expressed here don't represent any party and I'm not responsible for any misinformation as I'm just sharing them as it is but feel free to let let me know if you want to add or correct anything here. Sharing is caring!


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