Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sci-Fi Revoltech 020 Skeleton Army

I was doing some packing and decided to pull this out for some photos. Its a really great figure. It was released about two years ago. I had planned on getting maybe three of them but the local speciality shops had very limited stock of it. I got this one from overseas.

This is the second version of the figure. Its basically the same as the first version except for different designs on the shields, as illustrated on the strip across the packaging.

Here's all the contents. There's a lot of accessories. They include two extra pairs of hands, an extra arm to hold the shield with, two swords, two shields, a spear and a display diorama.

The Skeleton is based on its appearance in the Jason and the Argonauts movie. I vaguely rememember watching it. The figure is very well sculpted, well articulated and has got great detail on it. It's got some nice shading which makes it look old and worn, though it seems clean and polished in the images. There are cracks on the body, most notably on the skull, to give it a more aged and battle damaged look. My figure has a very loose joint at the base of its spine and it keeps falling over. Aside from that, I'm very happy with it. 

Here's a closer look at the display diorama. It comes in two parts. The stone piece and the partial skeleton. Again theres great detail. The stone pieces look weathered and worn, and the cracked edges have a rough surface. The dirt looks very real thanks to some great sculpting and paint. The skeleton holding the sword has articulation in the neck, jaw and shoulder for more display possibilities. Here's another cool thing. You can store some of the extra accessories behind the stone pillar. 

The figure has great articulation. There are Revoltech joints at most of the main articulation points. Don't try the following pose at home! 

Here's how it compares with some other figures. Its too small to use with 6" scale figures. It works best with other Revoltech, figma or other 5" scale figures. 

I sent it to Themyscira and Asgard to test its abilities.

There's not much it can do on its own I'm afraid. It'll be a laboratory prop for now.

The Revoltech Skeleton is a great, fun figure. I recommend picking it up if you come across it. Thanks for viewing! 


Hobgoblin238 said...

How much did it cost?

Jason said...

About USD70 including shipping.

Kim Dubuisson said...

This looks like something out of ARMY OF DARKNESS!


very cool figure! I'm big in to displaying these days, and this guy would be good for so many displays.