Saturday, April 18, 2015

Preview: PHICEN 1/6 scale Shi in battle armor 12-inch Collector Figure with Zhang Ziyi portrait

Born of an American mother and raised a Catholic, Ana Ishikawa is a conscripted outcast of the Kyoto sohei, a renegade from a society of renegades. Trained from childhood and drafted for war by her paternal grandfather Yoshitora, Ana assumes the guise of death incarnate, Shi, to avenge the death of her father and brother against the yakuza oyabun, Masahiro Arashi. Today, Ana attempts uphold a white banner in a tri-color war waged across oceans, across time. Locked in a struggle with the black-cloaked warriors of Nara and the red-inked scars of the manipulating yakuza, she has sworn a crusade of righteousness in a world grown weary of such nobility. Through creator Billy Tucci’s Crusade Fine Arts, the mult-Eisner Award-nominated “ Shi" has been printed in five languages and has sold more than 3 million comic books worldwide.

PHICEN (Item No.: PL2014-71-C) 1/6 scale Shi in battle armor 12-inch Collector Figure will come with two head sculpts, NEW Super flexible seamless body (28.5cm) with stainless steel skeleton, Replaceable hands  x 6 pcs, Neck strap, Arm armor, Samurai sword (long), Samurai sword (short), pair of Sais, naginata, shuriken (throwing star), Hair pin x 2 pcs, Flag with staff x 2 pcs, Stand for flag, Bracket, Figure display stand, Upper garment, Stockings with shoes, Briefs with mini skirt, Chest & mid section protector armor, Shoulder armor, face protector, armor skirt

A similar figure had already been released earlier, the Phicen Limited PL2014-71 1:6 scale SHI 12-inch Collector Female Figure (posted HERE) so this would make it version 2.0 SHI. Once again, there's a bit of Zhang Ziyi in the head sculpt. Zhang Ziyi is a Chinese film actress and model. Her first major role was in The Road Home (1999). She achieved fame in the West after leading roles in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), 2046 (2004), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).

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Here's a look at the PHICEN 1/6 scale Shi in battle armor 12-inch Collector Figure with alternate head sculpt.

Other girls with swords:
October 19, 2011 – Review of Hot Toys "Resident Evil: Afterlife" 1/6 scale Alice Female Collectible Figure HERE, HERE and HERE
November 9, 2012 – Pop Toys 1/6 scale Black Kunoichi Female Character Set for 12-inch female action figure posted HERE
November 27, 2013 – Flirty Girl Collectibles FGCDX-002 1:6 scale Dark Assassin 12" Female Action Figure (pictures HERE)
August 28, 2014 – Preview pictures of Phicen Limited Artistic Interpretation 1:6 scale The Last Female Student Collector Figure posted HERE
September 11, 2014 – Play Toy 1/6 scale Bride Killer version 2.0 Female Action Figure Collectible Set is Uma Thurman posted HERE
September 29, 2014 – Review of Hot Toys Sucker Punch 1/6th scale Babydoll (Emily Browning) 12-inch Collectible Figure HERE and HERE

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