One of Nintendos most familiar and beloved characters is the brave savior of Hyrule, Link, from the Legend of Zelda series. Japanese toy maker, Good Smile, has expanded its line of highly poseable figures with a fetching recreation of the Hylian hero that Nintendo devotees will likely find enticing. Enter, Good Smile’s Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Link Figma Action Figure. Its official moniker may be a mouthful but the detail of this 5 tall collectible is simply marvelous. The plastic sculpture is bold and colorful, with a surprisingly sturdy build. Good Smiles artists have succeeded in authentically capturing Links stylized look from his past Wii adventure. Even up-close we were hard-pressed to find defects in the sculpture or finish.
Like other pieces in Good Smiles Figma series, articulation was given considerable attention. With over a dozen joints in the arms, legs, and feet, and multiple swivel points in the tunic, neck and his signature cap, Link is as finely poseable as he is crafted. Collectors will have their hands full with a vast array of display options should they choose to explore them.
Another impressive aspect of Good Smile’s Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Link Figma Action Figure is the extensive lot of accessories that accompany it. In addition to 8 (4 left / 4 right) alternate hands for clutching items or simply posing, the figures default face and hair can be exchanged for a shouting portrait and a tussled hair sculpt to depict Link in the throes of combat. The miniature replicas of the Master Sword (complete with ornate scabbard) and Hylian Shield in the set are also extremely well done. The sword comes with a wafer of contoured blue plastic that slides onto the blade to simulate a powerful slash attack. Both the sword and shield can be equipped ambidextrously or stowed on Links back. A figure stand is also included to facilitate the display of some rather ambitious action poses.
For Nintendo fans, snagging the (roughly $40-$50 USD) Good Smile Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Link Figma Action Figure is a no-brainer. With the optimal mix of detail, poseability, and accessories, this is one import video game collectible thats worth embarking on a quest to obtain.