It took seven long years of wrestling with Capcom, but NECA was finally able to release their Devil May Cry Dante figure. As you’ll notice, this is part of their Player Select line, and fits right in with some of their previous releases, like Castlevania. Packaged in a collector friendly flapped window box, Dante sports a ton of articulation and accessories.
NECA was kind enough to send along the Dante figure for a review. I have a full gallery and review. Read on to check those out. Be sure to check out all of our NECA Toy Galleries to catch up on anything you may have missed.
Devil May Cry – Dante Ultimate 7″ Scale Figure
- Fantastic sculpting
- Flowing coat looks great
- More articulation than you expect
- Great accessories
- Swappable hands
- Surprisingly sturdy
- Excellent game style packaging
- Some small spots of paint wear
- May be our only DMC figure from NECA
It’s hard to imagine, but the journey of this figure begins back in 2008. From listening to Randy of NECA talk on Twitter, this figure took some serious wrangling to get released. Unfortunately, that long back and forth with Capcom will likely mean that Dante is the lone figure from the Devil May Cry series we will get from NECA. So after all that, how does the figure stack up?
Dante comes packaged in a flapped window box. Collectors of their classic video game line will be quite familiar with the box style. The packaging is designed to mimic the look of an oversized game box. It features some nice artwork from the series on the front and back. Once opened, Dante sits in a plastic try (once again, no cut out holes to stick the hands and legs through), with a game style backdrop included.
I was initially worried about how sturdy Dante would be. The figure comes with a sculpted soft vinyl coat, which is made to look like it is blowing in the wind. However, I was surprised to find that it didn’t hinder the figure from standing or posing. Somehow, they balanced the weight enough so that I didn’t have to use a stand for most of my shots. When I did use a stand it was for crazy jumping and flipping poses, or because I was positioning other figures nearby and didn’t want to nudge Dante too much.It’s a pretty impressive feat.
Swappable hands are included, so Dante can hold the assorted weapons such as his sword, Alastor, and his guns, Ebony & Ivory. Blast effects are included and fit over both pistols as well as the shotgun. If you’re a fan of super articulated figures, then you’ll be happy to know that Dante is right up your alley. The figure sports more articulation than you’ll find on most current NECA figures (save for the Alien 3 Dog Alien). He features things like double jointed knees, rocker ankles, double jointed neck, etc. They used some soft vinyl in areas that hides the joints, but allows for maximum posing. Parts swap out easily and the included hands tightly grip the weapons, which is especially handy when posing with the sword.
The only downsides are that we likely won’t see Vergil or Eva. There were a few odd paint smudges here and there, mainly tip of nose and on one forearm. Nothing troubling or indicative of production wide problems, just isolated to this particular one. But that’s about it. The bottom line is that they have put out a pretty stellar figure here. The combination of great sculpting and over 30 points of articulation make for a fun figure to handle, pose and shoot. The figure is available in stores now.
*NECA provided this figure for review purposes
You can check out a few selected highlight photos below and the full gallery after that.