Figma Review - Kiritsugu Emiya


Fate/Zero takes place 10 years prior to the events of Fate/Stay Night in the 4th Holy Grail War. Kiritsugu is a man for hire, hired by the Einzbern family to win the grail war, but through the series he finds himself torn between his family and his goal of attaining the grail.


Kiritsugu wishes to be a hero of justice who protects all the week, he therefore hunts down heretic magi and so become the infamous magus killer.


Packaging:

Emiya comes in a standard figma box.

On the front is a window for viewing the figure, on one side is the figma logo, on the other is a picture of the figure, on the back there is relevant information, all in Japanese, and pictures of the figure in various poses with their various accessories. Instructions for swapping face pieces and other items are usually printed on either inside of the box tabs or on a piece of paper slipped inside the packaging. Also take note that all figures you purchase have the correct authentication printed or stickered on the box.


Inside the box the figure is held between two pieces of moulded plastic, with spaces for their accessories. The extra hands and the base of the figma stand are stored in plastic bags underneath the figure in the plastic moulding. Figures are usually wrapped with plastic in certain areas to protect the paint. Boxes also come with inserts which act as backdrops in the box and can be taken out and used for backdrops while displaying figures. Emiya's backdrop is a dark misty blue. Emiya also comes with a special cut-out to use with the Di: Stage.


Figma’s also are supplied with a small zip-lock bag to store all the accessories in, the name of the figure can be written on this bag so that figure accessories can be stored neatly. figmas also come with a neat little device for storing the extra hands in.

Packaging = 8/10


Stand:

Emiya comes with the standard figma stand. Made of clear plastic it has three points of articulation which move forwards and back on hinge joints, one joint is at the bottom where it plugs into the base, one in the middle and one where it plugs into the figma. The articulation of the stand allows the figma to be posed in a variety of dynamic poses, and because it is clear it does not interfere with the aesthetic of taking dynamic and exciting photos.

Stand = 8/10


Sculpt:

Emiya's overall design is manly and slick. Can't get much better than a man in a suit.

Starting from the top, his hair is nice and spiky and his face and neck are nice and manly, more mature looking than previous male figmas. He is then kitted out in a nice suit with soft PVC jacket and good creasing    detail on his coat and nice scrunching of his trousers around the ankles. All together a nice sculpt making for an attractive man for my figma ladies.

Sculpt = 10/10


Paint:

Emiya has a colour scheme of black and grey. With block colours of various grey's and blacks making up his suit you would think that his paint job was too simple, yet symbols on all of his right hands is great and digging the stubble around each chin and the age lines around his eyes it really brings his character to life.

Emiya's accessories are also well painted with nice brown mock wood on his guns and the detail of the burning cigarette.

Paint = 9/10



Articulation:

Emiya use’s the standard figma joint system. figma joints are hinge joints with pegs on either end allowing both forward and back movement and rotation.

At the head his neck is double jointed with a figma joint at the base of the neck and a figma joint at the top of the neck. This allows the figure to look side to side, down and up.  To change the faces on figmas the front piece of hair is removed and then the faces can be taken of and swapped.

The shoulder consists of a double joint, a ball joint which sits inside the upper body, this is attached to a ball shaped figma joint which acts as the shoulder, and this allows full range of motion to the shoulder. Further down a figma joint is used as the elbow and bends in and then out straight and there is some slight rotation for the lower arm to turn in and out. At the wrist the various hands plug into a small hole at the end of the arm. Each hand also has a hinge joint, which not only allows the hand to rotate but also to move up and down which gives the figure realistic wrist movement.

A waist joint is located in the middle of his waist. Waist joints are ball and socket joints, a ball joint will be attached to the upper body and which plug into a socket in the main torso, this gives the body twisting movement and bending forwards and back. At the hips a three jointed ball and socket joint is used. One ball plugs into a socket at the bottom of the torso acting as the hip joint; this allows the hips to turn side to side, lean forward or back, then on each of the other two ball joints the legs plug on. Each leg has an inner socket which the ball joint plugs into, this piece allows full range of motion from the ball joint and also allows the thigh to turn in and out as it pegs inside the main leg piece.

A figma joint is then used as the knee allowing the knee to bend backwards and then out to straight, and there is some slight rotation for the lower leg to turn in and out. The ankle also is a figma joint allowing the foot to point and flex turn in and out.

Emiya has two points of additional articulation with a figma joint on each side of his coat allowing them to be moved in motion with his pose.


Pose: 

Emiya is therefore highly posable and can be posed in a variety of ways. With the use of the accessories supplied he can be displayed in a number of poses, smoking, reloading his gun, ready to shoot, and holding his rifle, also the hands in pockets is a nice pose.

Articulation & Pose = 9/10

Enjoyment:

I will break down enjoyment into two categories: Accessories and Play Value.



Accessories:

Emiya comes with three facial expressions; his face for smoking, his suspicious face, and a rather creepy smiling face. Emiya also comes with an assortment of hands; a pair of fists, a pair of open hands, a pair for holding items, a hand for holding each of his weapons, a hand for supporting his rifle, an additional hand for holding a cigarette, and a hand holding a bullet.


He also comes with a Walther WA 2000, Calico M950 and his Thompson Contender. Effects are also provided that are plugged onto the end of the nozzle of the guns. Two alternative lower arm pieces are provided which are used to create the allusion of him having hands in his pockets and lastly he has two types of cigarette, one which is pegged into his smoking face and one which fits into a special hand, they also provide an extra of each in case one was to go missing, a nice touch as I can see them being easy to loose.


Play Value:

I will break down play value into two categories: Compatibility, with other figures and accessories, and general play.


Compatibility:

Emiya is very compatible with other figma accessories. His holding hands can fit most other hand held figure accessories but I am afraid no body swapping possibilities as that would just look weird.


Next up is a height comparison, as you can see she is on the taller side of the figma height scale being taller than the majority of the female figmas, in fact he makes some of the girls look ridiculously tiny.

General Play:

In general Emiya is fantastic, I have been waiting for more male figmas, most are either teenage boys or else muscly brutes, so Emiya is sweet relief. He is the perfect man to accompany any of the figma girls who I am sure will be fighting over this ruggedly handsome new figma. Recommend to any fan of the series or to any one who just wants a rooster for their hen house.

Overall Emiya is an excellent figure and a must have for my collection or any collector who likes to make comics and scenes as I do.

Enjoyment = 10/10


Over all Emiya Kiritsugu scores 9/10

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