Continuing from last article of Play-Arts showcase
Devil May Cry 4
Ryo Ashihara was a former star swimmer from Jyohoku University. Ashihara’s future as a swimmer came to an end after a near-fatal car accident. That event sparked Ashihara’s metamorphosis into Kamen Rider Gills. Being rejected by his girlfriend and society as whole, Ryo’s rage further fuels Gills’ power and makes Gills a very dangerous rider in Agito. He was dangerous to the point that he fought Agito and other riders in the series. However, Ryo joined with Agito and G3-X eventually and fought against the Unknowns.
Being my first E3, it was an aboslute sensory overload. All the new games and presentations from various game companies were nothing less of a marvel. This year’s E3 had tons of companies representing different aspect of gaming, including toys.
Square-Enix booth showcased up-and-coming, as well as already released, Play-Arts Kai figures. I was one of many lucky attendees to check out these great-looking figures.
Assassin’s Creed II
Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Prototype)
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Naked Snake/Big Boss. There are two variants, camouflauge and stealth suit (Each sold separately)
The AI weapon figures: (from the left) Basilisk, Pupa, Chrysalis, and Cocoon
Final Fantasy XIII
You can see a bit of Play-Arts Kai Lightning figure in top left corner (barely…)
From the top left corner, clockwiser: Sazh, Hope, Vanille and Fang.(Already released)
Snow w/ Shiva sisters, and Odin
Ichigo Kurosaki, Ban-Kai mode
Rukia Kuchiki w/Kon
… Excuse me while I wipe off my imaginary tears.
Prattling fool! Your warrior heart is tainted by an idiot’s tongue! Perhaps I shall remove both for you!
Bludgeon is a G1 Pretender character, that specializes in Cybertron martial arts known as Metallikato. He is methodical and highly religious, as well as very honor oriented. The leader of Mayhem Attack Squad, Bludgeon silences his enemies with precision and effectiveness. Bludgeon showed his deadly power as both Tank and in his pretender shell. Despite being part of Transformers continuity since G1 era, there has been only 3 Bludgeon figures, 2 of which are repaints. With Revenge of the Fallen, Bludgeon received new mold and new determination to hunt down the Autobots.
At Fanime 2010 (May 28th-31st, San Jose CA), Reuben Langdon was one of the esteemed Guest of Honors at the convention. For those of you not familiar with his work, Reuben has been most famous for his voicework as Dante from Devil May Cry 3-4, and Ken Masters from Street Fighter 4. Not only that, he was also in various movies as a stuntman and he was also in Power Rangers as suit actor.
Plastic Joint sat down with Reuben and asked him about his works, including his role in B-Fighter Kabuto as Mac/B-Fighter Yanma.
Many thanks to Milton Le (Fanime Press Dept. head), for making this interview possible.