"Are You Not Entertained?!"
This Kaustic Plastik XXL Set 2 – 1/6th scale The Arena Fighter Outfit Set was part of my second haul for April 2015 (see my toy blog post HERE), as was the Kaustic Plastik KP04 Generation K Muscle Body which I have just reviewed in the previous post HERE. Now let's see how the two look together.
If the resulting image of KP04 and XXL2 combined together look very familiar, it's probably because this set was inspired by the character that Russell Crowe plays in the 2000 British-American epic historical drama film "Gladiator". As loyal Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, Crowe is betrayed when the emperor Marcus Aurelius's ambitious son, Commodus, murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family and his emperor. Hence this set is called the Arena Fighter outfit set and it is designed to go together with Kaustic Plastik KP04 Generation K Muscle Body which comes with a 1:6 scale head sculpt that bears a striking resemblance to Russell Crowe as he appeared in "Gladiator". For me, that was his best film ever!
This is 12-inch Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius the gladiator who goes on to organize his team of gladiators to fight winning battles in the Arena. To see a 1:6 scale Russell Crowe as Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, check out my earlier toy blog post HERE of the ACI Toys 2012 Anniversary Product - 1/6 scale Warriors III Roman General 12-inch figure (limited to 1500 pieces). Now on with the show / review of the Kaustic Plastik XXL Set 2 – 1/6th scale The Arena Fighter Outfit Set.
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Kaustic Plastik XXL Set 2 – 1/6 scale The Arena Fighter Outfit Set (Limited Edition) Features: Tunic, Breastplate Armor, Left Shoulder Armor, Wrist Gauntlets, Sword, Shield, Leather Footwear, Balteus and Cingulum. NOTE: Kaustic Plastik KP04 Generation K Muscle Body with Head Sculpt is not included with this set but it is highly recommended that you get both as they go very well together! In other words, they were made for each other :)
Here's Kaustic Plastik KP04 Generation K Muscle Body wearing the tunic, Balteus and Cingulum plus Leather Footwear (laced up boots). This would be the basic attire before he puts on the armor.
Figure looks almost complete with Breastplate Armor, Left Shoulder Armor, Wrist Gauntlets and Sword. I didn't want to give him his shield yet as I wanted to show how the figure looks without it since the shield will cover a major part of his body if he's holding it.
Kaustic Plastik has done a brilliant job with the KP04 Generation K Muscle Body and the popping shoulders are a real bonus when it comes to putting on the tunic and armor because it was a breeze to pop out the shoulders and head, and slip in the tunic and armor without any problems. You just pop the shoulders right back in once the outfit and armor is in place. The KP04 with the sword gripping hands are also wonderful as they look great wielding the sword. Scroll down to see the tunaround views.
Kaustic Plastik has reproduced the gladiator arena outfit Russell Crowe wears as Maximus Decimus Meridius very well in 1/6th scale and I just love all the intricate details replicated on his 1/6th scale armor. The Kaustic Plastik KP04 Generation K Muscle Body looks GREAT wearing it. A perfect match of body and outfit :)
Check out the photos posted below of 1:6 scale Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius in arena fighter outfit with sword for attack and shield for defence.
This is a lovely outfit set put on a lovely figure and I highly recommend it! Another winning combination from Kaustic Plastik.
December 3, 2014 – Review of Kaustic Plastik XXL Project Set 1: 1/6th The Fantasy Warrior costume set for 12-inch figures posted HERE. What the package doesn't say is that it is 12-inch Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan the Barbarian.
Some other Gladiator figures released by Kaustic Plastik:
October 26, 2011 – Review of Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale "Celadus" 12-inch Roman Gladiator Figure HERE, HERe and HERE
November 9, 2011 – Review of Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale "Astacius" Retiarius 12-inch roman gladiator figure HERE and HERE