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Vault Review:
Figma Link

The accessories that Link got are great.  There’s the standard Figma stand and aside from the two face and hair pieces, he also comes with a five sets of alternate hands: fists, holding, bent wrist holding, open palms fingers together, and open palms fingers spread.

Link’s other accessories are his Master Sword, scabbard, and shield.  The sculpting and paint on each of these accessories is fantastic.  The intricate designs are a stark contrast to links simple clothing, making each piece look as important as the mythology says.  The sword fits perfectly in the scabbard, which in turn pegs into Link’s back.  The shield also has two options for holding: a strap or a bar that can peg into various holes on the back.

Link’s last accessory is a sword slash effects piece.  This piece is translucent blue and easily slides over the Master Sword for great action looks.

Like I said at the beginning of my review, this is a great Link figure.  It may be the best one we ever get.  Unfortunately, there are a couple of aspects I’m a bit disappointed about.  The first is that there are no plans for any repaints.  I’d love to see blue, red, purple, yellow, and shadow repaints of this figure, but our last Q&A with Good Smile revealed there are just no plans for this.

My second issue with this figure is that he doesn’t come with enough accessories.  Every Zelda game is bursting with weapons, special items, potions, rupees, and even fairies that Link uses to conquer his quest.  The sword, shield, and scabbard this figure comes with are great, but they barely just scratch the surface of the accessory iceberg.  At the very least he should have also come with the most obvious accessory, a Triforce.

-Vault

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23 comments to Vault Review:
Figma Link

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  • Beedo Sookcool

    Great review and pics! Normally, I just read these reviews, think “Huh. Neat toy.” and get on with my life. But you bring up a good point . . . Super Smash Brothers. If they ever make a Bowser in this line, I’m bagging one!

    Just out of curiosity, how big are these figures, anyway?

    • Bigbot

      Link should be just under 6″. Samus is about 6″.

      Cool review Vault, especially like that last pic with him about to decimate some reanimated skeletons (I’m sure there’s a specific in-game name for them).

      Is it very difficult to get the sword in Link’s hands? I find that I have to pry the hand apart if I want to put the sword in any of the hands.

      I hope we eventually get a Figma Bowser (or D-Arts since they’re doing Pokémon). I also want a Ganondorf, though I’d like him based on his design Smash Bros. Melee.

  • TB

    If it consoles you any, I always picture Link with brown hair and no pants.

    • He-Mullet

      Does he like to say: “Excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, Princess!” too?
      (I guess that you mean LoZ and AoL artwork Link and not the 80s toon Link)

  • dayraven

    ganondorf… yeah, that would be nice. really nice…

  • buffaloman_bcn

    I want to thank the idiots of Diamond Select Toys for not securing the rights for the US market, and BBTS for not even offering a discount to their buyers. An applause for both!

  • Nice to see you guys back in the review game! Great Job!

  • Lay Ze-Man

    As a big fan of the Zelda games, glad I was able to snag this awesome figure.

    The only things holding it back from total perfection IMO:

    1) would’ve much preferred a more detailed/realistic Link a la Twilight Princess than this softer, cartoonier one

    2) getting him to hold the sword is a huge pain in the ass!!! LOL

  • ze0ro

    Great review! Just a note to anyone having issues with the sword being put in the figure’s hand: you pop the bottom of the hilt off and then you can slide the hilt into the hand before replacing the bottom. No prying the fingers or jamming necessary and it stays in nice and securely.

    • Lay Ze-Man

      As far as I can tell, the design of the sword wasn’t meant to come apart like that.

      Mine appears to be glued together, and I’ve read others with the same experience.

      I may try to find a way to do it, but the notion of potentially breaking the fragile sword on a tiny now-hundred-dollar figure doesn’t sound too appealing. 😀

      • nik

        While some people have pommels that do remove easily it was not designed to come off (this has been confirmed by the manufacturer). If your’s comes off consider it a “lucky” QC issue. But don’t force it, people have broken them trying to get the pommel off.

  • Brainlock

    cool. I think I still have the Toybiz one that was packed with the horse in late 90s/early 2000s?
    I know I still have the horse floating around somewhere…?

  • Adam

    I was a little bit heartbroken when my pre-orders for this and Samus got canceled. Apparently, there are no plans to release more.