On Friday, my long awaited Figma Pit figure landed on my door step. Japanese toy manufacturer Max Factory team up with Nintendo to produce a limited edition release of the heroic cherub from Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS. I’ve never owned a Figma statuette before and with this being my first purchase, I am quite elated to add this to my meagre collection.
The box Pit arrived in is pretty cool looking with front giving a perfect frame to the tiny figure within. On the back came a selection of poses Pit can be formed to along with a description of extra items included and an image of his separately-sold companion. Inside, Pit was securely stowed within a plastic tray all of his accessories, display stand, instructions and a collectible card. I even discovered a small plastic bag which would be used to carry the accessories should I decide to recycle the packaging. Very clever.
The Figma series aren’t just your standard restricted movement figure; no, not at all. Not only can you freely adjust all of Pit’s joints, but also interchange his face, hands, weapons, and magic rings. It’s really cool that you can come up with different stances — the clear plastic stand makes it easy to elevate Palutena’s favourite servant and give him that look like he’s gliding effortlessly through the sky making that five minute limitation be of no use here (play the game). A single Monoeye accompanies Pit to recreate an exciting battle scene on the shelf, or wherever you prefer to place him.
For such a small figure, no more than 13 cm (5.1 inches) from the bottom of his feet to the tip of his wing, Pit is adorably detailed. Everything from his lucid blue eyes, the trim on his tunic and even the buckles on his boots, it’s all precise. This little angel is practically cute, just look at his smile!
You might think that something this nice would cost a pretty penny. Not so. Way back in January when I pre-ordered Pit, he only set me back ¥2,910 JPY, or roughly $29 CAD, which is pretty good. If you check eBay and other import sites these days, you’ll find people charging upwards of $60 CAD per figure.
I’m impressed with my first Figma, and I certainly cannot wait for his twin, Dark Pit, to show up and keep him company.