Up Close with Play Arts Kai’s Space Pirate Captain Harlock FigureJanuary 16, 2015
With its intricate depiction of one of the most enduring heroes of Japanese animation, the Play Arts Kai Space Pirate Captain Harlock Figure is by all accounts a must-have for followers of the popular manga series.
Inspired by the 2013 CG-animated film, Space Pirate Captain Harlock (rather than the original comic or animated series of the 1970s and 1980s), the extent to which the sculpture and finish of Play Arts Kais piece captures the look of the Starship Arcadias rebellious skipper is likely to be immediately impressive to long-time fans.
Play Arts Kais Captain Harlock stands approximately 11 inches tall and boasts a welcome degree of poseability courtesy of the extensively articulated arms, legs, and torso. An exception is Harlocks crimson-lined black cape. Its molded and largely fixed, though the restriction doesnt subdue the quality or presentation, which are superb overall.
Play Arts Kai has done a masterful job of faithfully recreating Captain Harlocks distinctive accouterments. In addition to an alternate collar with a fixed sculpt of his winged companion, Mr. Bird, an interchangeable right hand allows the figure to wield the Space Pirates signature Gravity Saber and Cosmo Dragoon weapons. The set also includes a translucent plastic display stand. The figure is generally stable enough to stand freely though the additional support is needed to achieve more dynamic stances.
Play Arts Kais stunning Space Pirate Captain Harlock Figure is currently available at retail and carries with it a selling price of roughly $80 USD.