Shingo Katori portrayed Sūn Wùkōng in the 2007 version of Saiyūki (西遊記) and Medicom released this 1/6 scale 12" RAH (Real Action Heroes) Figure Monkey Magic Saiyūki Gokū the same year. I didn't know anything about the series or the movie when I saw this Medicom RAH figure but I just liked the look of it (same reason how I ended up getting Medicom's Mad Capsule Markets and Kyoka Gai Kokaku Zero). Monkey King had always been like a superhero when I was growing up and Journey to the West was certainly a most entertaining fantasy tale.
I liked the whole outfit and how it's put together. Another red and yellow armored figure.
Medicom's head sculpt of Shingo Katori seems to have a bit of Jet Li in it. Coincidentally, Jet Li also portrayed Sūn Wùkōng (孙悟空) Monkey King in the 2008 movie "The Forbidden Kingdom", which condensed many of the elements of his character (his mischief, his playing havoc amongst the gods, his magical staff obtained from the Dragon King of the Eastern Sea, and his three magical hairs) into a single narrative. It was the first film starring both Jet Li and Jackie Chan with action sequences choreographed by Yuen Woo-ping. Jackie Chan plays traveling scholar Lu Yan, a supposed 'immortal', who is surprisingly alert and agile when drunk - reprising one of his most famous roles in "Drunken Master (醉拳)".
A close-up of his body armor
The boots are quite cool because they are in two parts but yet remain seamless, thus allowing the feet portion to articulate separately from the upper part.
Sun Wukong possesses incredible strength, being able to lift his 13,500 jīn (8,100 kg) Ruyi Jingu Bang 如意金箍棒 (or simply as Jingu Bang, an iron rod which Wukong obtains from the undersea palace of Ao Guang, the Dragon King of the East Sea. When it is not in use, Wukong shrinks it to the size of a sewing needle and keeps it behind his ear) with ease. He also has superb speed, traveling 108,000 li (54,000 kilometers) in one somersault. Sun knows 72 transformations, which allows him to transform into various animals and objects; he is, however, shown with slight problems transforming into other people, since he is unable to complete the transformation of his tail. Each of his hairs possesses magical properties, and is capable of transforming into a clone of the Monkey King himself, or various weapons, animals, and other objects.
One of the most famous poses of Sun WuKong, Monkey King.