It’s been a while, but here’s the Den-O S.I.C review I mentioned since forever ago.
So I think, starting from Den-O’s line of S.I.C’s figures, that’s when S.I.C’s become really well articulated. And it seems like Bandai took note of that, and started making S.I.C’s with this general body frame.
It’s when S.I.C’s started having double jointed elbows and knees. And, most importantly, it’s when these sculpture like figures become more weight balanced and less fragile.
As you can see, the body frame allows these figures to accurately reenact the suits in the show, and even give their stance more character than older S.I.C’s, or more commonly known as “S.I.C Classics” .
So if you are new to the S.I.C line, but have a wider variety of choices of which S.I.C’s to get, I suggest you start from Den-O’s releases and later to those releases. And not to totally disconnect with the photos in this post, I find the Plat form really boring, so I just swapped into the Plat form in this photo shoot, but after that, Plat form will never see the light of day ever again, lol.
And another reason why the Den-O S.I.C’s are great is because of all the props and accessories they come with. The cup of coffee in Momotaro’s hands came with the figures as well.
And I’m no good at doing photo stories, but I attempted it in this post, haha, so I guess you can sort of figure out the story if you follow along with the photos, haha.
So the only problem I found with this set of S.I.C is that, the ankle joints are a little unstable, kind of like the problem people found with the Master Grade Exia. But if you are patient enough to take the time out to adjust the feet at the right angle, then they won’t come toppling over.
And it’s especially hard to put Den-O in this pose without him looking like he’s riding an invisible skate board.
The part swapping between Plat form and Sword form is actually pretty good, unlike some older S.I.C’s like the old S.I.C Kuuga or Black RX, everything has a peg to go into, so it’s not just hanging onto the figure’s muscle ridges.
And needless to say, there’s no problems holding their weapons , unlike S.H. Figuart’s Cho-Den-O’s weight issues or weak hands. I almost forgot to mention, that another great improvement to these newer S.I.C’s are the wrist connection. Older S.I.C’s use ball joints, which may be easier to break as I’ve had some bad experiences with those already. The Den-O’s uses a straight peg type of wrist connection, similar to those seen on Figma’s.
But I guess a drawback from all these things is that, because these figures are made in such high details, that even the sword is made to connect as seen in the show, small parts may fall off and get lost if you’re not careful with them.
Not that it happened to me yet, but there’s a fair chance it could have happened when I was doing the shoot for this post.
But I guess that’s pretty much all I have to say about this S.I.C, since it’s awesome as it is, I don’t think there’s much more to say about them, except that you should pick them up if you have a chance to.
So, hopefully I’ll get to the next S.I.C post soon, seeing how often I post nowadays.
Thanks for reading.