Sunday, May 31, 2015

Check out R.E.D. MARK x INFLAMES 1/6th SWORD In THE WIND aka Guts 12-inch figure

Berserk (Japanese: ベルセルク) is a manga series written and illustrated by Kentaro Miura. Set in a medieval Europe-inspired fantasy world, the story centers on the characters of Guts, an orphaned mercenary, and Griffith, the leader of a mercenary band called the Band of the Hawk. Themes of isolation, camaraderie, and the question of whether humanity is fundamentally good or evil pervade the story, as it explores both the best and worst of human nature. Both the manga and anime are noted for their heavy violence.

Guts (ガッツ Gattsu) is a wandering warrior and former Raid Leader of the renowned mercenary unit known as the "Band of the Hawk" (鷹の団 Taka no Dan), who hunts demonic creatures called Apostles, humans who have made a deal with a group of archdemons known as "The God Hand" that entails sacrificing whoever or whatever is closest to them in exchange for incredible supernatural power. Guts himself bears a Brand of Sacrifice from this very ritual; he is one of the only people to have ever survived it, but still has demons ceaselessly drawn to him wherever he goes, with the Brand becoming more painful and bloody the closer and more powerful his adversaries are.

This is the soon-to-be-released R.E.D. MARK x INFLAMES 1/6th SWORD In THE WIND 12-inch figure which does bear a strong resemblance to Guts from Berserk. Medicom Toy has also released a Guts Band of the Hawk figure - you can see the preview pictures posted on my toy blog HERE. Dragon Models Limited (DML) had also released a 1/6th scale Berserk Guts Black Swordsman 12-inch figure way back in 2003 as a Japan exclusive. You can check out the review posted HERE and HERE.

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