Tamashii Nations Realization line takes classic characters and gives them a unique take on Japanese Warrior armor. Samurais are what we think of on first glance, but they pull from the rich history of different fighters in Japan. The result gives us a funky steampunk-esque look that doesn’t quite fit with movie/comic accurate figures, but is just bad-ass by itself. They are doing it for both Marvel and Star Wars at the moment, and today’s shoot features the latest release for Marvel – War Machine. He has similarities to the previously released Iron Man, but there are some slight changes to the armor in various places. He also gets gun based upgrades to the back pack which mimic his shoulder mounted canons in traditional designs. The figure is donned in bronze and blue. Now, I did some searching and couldn’t find War Machine ever referenced in those colors. If I am wrong and this has a connection, someone please let me know. Otherwise, it’s just a color pattern they chose so that he wasn’t full on black/grey. It’s a sharp set of colors and it looks cool, just not sure how it’s connected to War Machine. Overall it’s another solid entry to the Marvel line up and helps fill out the roster.
Read on to check out over 40 HD images showing off his goods. He’s out now in Japan and should be at US retailers soon!
Key shots here, full set below!
Disclaimer: Bluefin Brands provided this figure for review purposes.