Saturday, June 29, 2013

Soul Three Kingdoms Elite General Series - Zhao Yun Limited Version 12-inch figure Preview

Zhao Yun, style name Zilong, was a military general who lived in the late Eastern Han Dynasty and early Three Kingdoms period. Originally a subordinate of the northern warlord Gongsun Zan, Zhao Yun later came to serve Liu Bei and had since accompanied Liu on most of his exploits — from the Battle of Changban (208) to the Hanzhong Campaign (217–219). He continued serving in the state of Shu Han in the Three Kingdoms period, participating in the first of Zhuge Liang's Northern Expeditions, until his death in 229. (source: wiki)

This is OS-Toy's Soul Three Kingdoms Elite General Series - Zhao Yun Limited Version 12-inch figure set with 1/6 scale horse. The 1/6 scale Zhao Yun figure includes the following items: 1/6 scale Head sculpt and 12-inch figure body, Trousers, Cloak, Cloth belt, Robes, Waist Support, Leather belt, Long belt, Armour (set), Shoes, various Hands for posing, Hat, Javelin, Sword, Horse. Limited Version includes Flag with Stand.

Zhao Yun has been featured prominently in Chinese popular culture, literature, art and anecdotes. Zhao Yun was already a relatively well-known hero from the Three Kingdoms period, as folktales about his exploits have been passed down through centuries. He became a household name due to the popularity of the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Recently, Zhao Yun's popularity has moved beyond Asia and into the Western world, through various media, including the Internet and video games.

Many of Zhao Yun's actual exploits were highly dramatised in the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong. In the novel, Zhao Yun is described as being almost perfect, possessing unparalleled physical power as well as unwavering loyalty to his lord, tremendous courage, keen intelligence and serene charisma. These traits have often been reflected in almost all modern material about Zhao Yun to date. The novel portrays him as a courageous, loyal, and heroic warrior, and depicting him surviving insurmountable odds many times single-handedly.

Seems like this set will go well with 303 Toys new China series 1/6 scale General Guan Yu (Yunchang) 12-inch figure (previewed earlier in my toy blog post HERE)


Chen said...

Hi, may I know where to get this figure?

alex teo said...

Hi, these are preview pictures released so far and there's no mention of where we can get this. waiting for my local retailer to give me more news