Vault Review:
Figma Pit (Kid Icarus)

I hope everyone had a good long Memorial Day weekend.  I’m kicking off this week with another recently arrived import figure.  So let’s take a look at Figma Pit, the angelic protagonist from Nintendo’s Kid Icarus franchise.

I remember playing the original Kid Icarus game back in the 80’s, but to be honest it was never one of my favorite games.  But even though the nostalgic love isn’t there for me, I loved seeing one of Nintendo’s original characters making an updated appearance in the Smash Bros. series.  Thankfully this also allowed me to experience the character in a less frustrating context.

Max Factory’s release of their newest Nintendo character is pretty much spot on with his new 3DS game and Smash Bros. appearance.  Most notable are his over sized hands and feet.  This gives the figure more of an animated feel than his more realistic counterparts, Link and Samus.  But even with this cartoonish design, the figure’s all new sculpt is still packed with details.

Pit has sculpted feathery wings, arm bands with tiny designs, and buckles and straps on his leggings.  Even the bottoms of his sandals have been given texturing.  Unfortunately, Pit’s design isn’t flawless.  The plastic used on his scarf and lower half of his toga is soft.  This does allow for greater range of movement and gives off the illusion of more realistic fabric.  But it also leaves tiny cracks that become visible when bent.  That’s probably not a good sign for how the figure will age and you should probably refrain from putting stress on those areas.

Pit’s head sculpt matches the rest of the figure’s  flowing look.  They did a good job accomplishing this by giving him breeze blown tussled hair.  There’s even a bit of a cowlick sticking up off the back.  The look works well with either of his alternate faces: happy/heroic, or determined/yelling.  It also adds more dynamic style to his poses.

Like most Figma figures, Pit is very well articulated.  His head, elbows, knees and ankles are all swivel/hinge joints.  His shoulders are swivel/hinges attached to a ball joint.  His waist is a double ball joint, while his hips are single ball joints.  His wrists pegs that attach to ball joints, but they’re very limited in movement.  Pit’s wings attach to his body with swivel/hinges, and they also have a hinge in the center to allow for flapping poses.  Continue to page 2…

14 thoughts on “Vault Review:
Figma Pit (Kid Icarus)

  1. Must resist urgeicus to make references to Catain N: the Game Mastericus!
    Dang these Figures ARE tempting!

    1. The figures are definitely great, but you’re going to have to leave for mentioning that truly awful cartoon. 😛

      The real sad part is that I own it on DVD just so I could add it to my Castlevania collection. I don’t think I made through two episodes when I tried to rewatch it.

  2. Man, I’m constantly blown away by these Figma figures. They come with great accessories, are very expressive, and have incredible poseability. Though my posing prowess is nowhere near as good as Vault’s, I could make a decent effort with the Figmas.

    1. Thank you, Paul! Although I have to admit, the figures really pose themselves and then command me to take pictures. 😀

  3. Ended up getting this shipped from Japan (EMS even) cheaper than a MOTUC from Matty. Pit is awesome and feels worth it. I haven’t got anything from Mattycollector in a good while that truly felt worth the price of admission. Sad because I love Masters and DC as a intellectual properties. Anyway, Pit is an incredible figure with great QC, and he is loaded with accessories. Great review.

    1. I definitely know what you mean. Matty’s “Adult Collector” line doesn’t stand up so well Japan’s version of the same thing.

      I also love that I can get an EMS package from Japan in the amount of time it takes Digital River to finally ship my order out.

  4. I’m only passing familiar with this character by reputation than anything else, but this looks like a good, dare I say *cute* figure?

    I’m a bit of a mythology buff, so it’s nice to see a new figure using that theme, AND his wings are better articulated than various (X-Men) Angel/Archangel or Hawkman figures! LOL Gotta love it for that alone!

  5. They did an excellent job on the wing articulation. It’s very simple looking yet super effective. Hawkman and Angel figures have nothing on Pit!

  6. Reading this review, I wish I hadn’t needed to cancel my order from AmiAmi. :/
    Gotta pick this up eventually for the Smash Bros shelf!

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