Tamonten comes with three pairs of alternate hands: open, closed, and holding. But he also comes with an extra left hand that is holding the small pagoda treasure house.
Tamonten also comes with the choice of two weapons, a cudgel and a spear. Both of which are as nicely sculpted as the main figure.
Tamonten also includes two bases. One is the translucent boomerang shaped Revoltech stand. The other is a small demon, known as a Jaki. In Japanese Buddhism the Jaki were originally evil creatures until they were trampled on by the Four Heavenly Kings. They repented for their sins and were saved. Now the creatures carry lanterns as offerings of light to Buddha.
I was really surprised by how much sculpting was put into this Jaki. His facial features, musculature, and clothing are all very detailed. And again, his paint job does a fantastic job of showing off the recessed areas. It’ll be interesting to see the different Jaki that come with each Lord. Although now I’d like to have articulated and untrampled versions that are holding lamps.
All around I’m very happy with the beginning of this line. The figures a bit smaller than I expected, but that’s forgivable after you see how much detail goes into them. It’s nice to see toys of religious figures that aren’t ironic or oversimplified in articulation and sculpt. Buddhist action figures are probably the most oxymoronic thing I’ve seen, and I’m pretty sure this alone will keep me from reaching Nirvana, but I can’t help it. This is one damn good toy.