For Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s giant monsters vs giant robots movie, the licensing has been distributed to multiple companies. For the first film, it was mainly NECA who produced figures, and that line ran for quite some time, spanning over 30 figures across size classes. This time around, the main licensees are Diamond Select Toys and Bandai/Tamashii Nations. With the latter, there will be numerous releases set up for the film, across different figure lines. Those include Robot Damashii (Robot Spirits), Soul of Chogokin, Model Kits and SOFVI Spirits (for the Kaiju). The multiple size classes allow for Tamashii Nations to have figures available at multiple price points. Last month, we shared a gallery of their first series of Robot Spirits Pacific Rim: Uprising Figures. Today, we are sharing an in-hand look at the next three Robot Spirits Pacific Rim: Uprising Figures.
The second round of releases includes Obsidian Fury, Saber Athena, and Guardian Bravo in the 6″ scale Robot Spirits line. We have a review and full gallery of the newly released figures. Bluefin was kind enough to send them along. Check them out by reading on.
Pacific Rim: Uprising – Robot Spirits Series 2
- Nice sculpts all around
- They have excellent range of motion
- Obsidian Fury is a blast to pose with the double blades
- Easy to swap out parts
- Price is just right
- They could use some paint and weathering
The Robot Spirits figures come packaged in small, collector friendly window boxes. Each box contains large character art on the front, with photos of the figure and some of the included accessories shown on the back. The figures sit on plastic trays along with their accessories. They can easily be removed and put back in for storage on display. Obsidian Fury includes interchangeable hands and removable blades for his arm. Saber Athena includes an extra set of interchangeable hands, two small sword, and a single large sword. Guardian Bravo includes an extra set of interchangeable hands and two whips.
The second series of figures essentially has the same pros and cons as the first. The base sculpts for each of the figures is excellent. There’s a lot of sharp detail work throughout. Articulation is where these figures excel. The range of motion on all three of these releases is outstanding, with nearly any pose you can think of achievable. Elbows, knees, should and hips all have strong joints that allow for good balance and a dynamic range of posing options. Hands and weapons swap out with no issues. Like the first series, these are fairly hollow and light weight. They still remind me of Hasbro Transformers figures when looking at the type of plastic, as well as how they feel in hand. But, with the plastic type, the light weight nature and the solid joints, there’s little to no concern for QC issues or breakage, which is always a major plus.
There’s very little in the way of additional details outside of the plastic color for each piece. There are a few tampos here and there for decals. But there’s no paint used at all here. Like the first assortment, I would really love to see these painted up with full detail lining, washes and weathering for a more authentic screen look.
If you picked up the first assortment and enjoyed them, then there’s no reason to pass these up. Articulation junkies will be in for a real treat while posing these. At around
$20 $30 each, it’s going to be hard to pass up if you come across them. See a few select photos below and a full gallery after that.