Preview: G.E.M. Series - Gintama: Gintoki Sakata ver. Benizakura 1/8 Complete Figure by MegaHouse

-----Based on our Japanese blog-----

Hey there, Shizu-April-2014-Marks-My-6th-Year-At-AmiAmi-Mecha here. It was only 5 years ago that the G.E.M. Series came along and smashed the notions that figures were only sexy babes made for boys.

 

This old school Gin-san blew me away the first time I saw it. Today he is back in a big way to celebrate his manga's 10th anniversary!

G.E.M. Series - Gintama: Gintoki Sakata ver. Benizakura 1/8 Complete Figure

The pioneer of the high quality male figure revolution himself, Gintoki Sakata, returns to the G.E.M. series for the first time in 5 years! While the first release is still highly regarded, a lot has happened in figure technology since then and it's all reflected in this new sculpt!

Aloofness, personified! Sculptor Mokamaru is no stranger to the G.E.M. series or Gintama, having already sculpted the young Gintoki and Ginpachi-sensei figures.

Has it really been 10 years since we first met? As usual, Gin-san is wearing his kimono nice and casual, allowing it to flutter in the breeze.

Gintoki's clothes have gotten a lot tighter since the last release, not to mention packed with a lot more detail! The two look great next to each other and show the evolution of both the character and the art of figure making.

Gintoki would never be seen without his trusty bokutou but also comes with Tetsuko's sword for arc appropriateness. Both have been meticulously recreated and look sweet in his hand.

The final product adds up to much more than the sum of its relatively simple parts, thanks in no small part to the dead-on expression. Is his gaze to the past, the present or the future? It could be none or all three at once!

Geez louise, Gintoki is too cool. I love this figure so much I want to get it tattooed on the back of my eyelids! This being from the Benizakura arc means that the series won't be complete until they give us a Katsura too. A girl can dream, can't she?

If the ultimate goal of a figure is to capture the soul of the character and series in one go, this is destined to be the one true Gintama figure to date. Fans, you owe it to yourself!

G.E.M. Series - Gintama: Gintoki Sakata ver. Benizakura 1/8 Complete Figure

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*Photos are of a prototype and the actual product may differ.