So I posted the review for the upcoming Ninja Showdown 3-Pack Kamakura yesterday, and received a few questions from HissTank.com members. Questions that I thought should be addressed here as well, because I had to tweak the review a bit and add some images.
There was some concern about the hood, and as I thought about it, I really couldn’t understand why the hood didn’t fit better. Kamakura does have Resolute Storm Shadow’s head, after all. Well, I experimented a bit last night, and it looks like the initial hood issue was probably temperature related. For folks who aren’t aware, my review station is in my garage, which is unheated. Trying to fit the hood on Kamakura was a fruitless endeavor, and the material was very stiff.
Well, I brought everything into the house, and once the hood softened up, it fit MUCH better, so I felt obligated to update some images in the review, and also post some more pictures here. Also, when considering homages to Kamakura, I focused a lot on the Devils’ Due look and his original uniform, but as Shin Densetsu pointed out… Kamakura’s Valor Vs. Venom look is actually not too far removed from what we got. So I tossed a comparison of that up there, too.
Check out the review for some added text and images, and I’ve also mirrored those new images below. Sorry for any confusion!
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But I am still not convinced by the “mix and (almost) match” vibe of this figure (or is it the character ?).
Good to see the hood fit’s a little bit. I am not sure if I saw it your review, but it appears he only has swivel wrists, for a ninja, and for the whole articulation matching the flexibility of the character, that is a bit disappointing. Overall to me the colors ruin it, they match a dtc medi-viper more than kamakura, so maybe I’ll end up repainting mine.
You know, if you were to think of this figure as being a mid-point transitionary look between his VvV figure and his RoC figure it works pretty well.
Still don’t think I’m gona use it, but I will use it elsewhere! As it is, the armored parts were my favorite thing, since it’s a homage to the VvV look. I think I’ll look for some sorta sash to mimic the look closer.
Well the black sash that come with 30th anni. Storm Shadow would work awesome and make him look better imo. Of course its not like anyone extras of that particular sash.
I actually do have an extra, but I’m liking Kamakura as he comes. The hood doesn’t do it for me, but I dig the look of the web gear Hasbro included with him.
I think it looks pretty good. As someone who never found a ROC Kamakura, I’m just glad I’ll be able to get a version of the character in the anniversary style. I actually had thought about using 30th anniversary Storm Shadow’s sash as well, but I was gonna opt for the red Renegades one. It’ll add a little color, and help the Arishikage symbol stand out.