Kaiyodo's have already released quite a few skeletons, Skeletons from Jason and Argonauts in their Revoltech line, the Gaikotsu and the upcoming Samurai Gaikotsu in their KT Project line.
All of them seemed fairly well received so it made sense for Kaiyodo to release a cheap collectible gashapon line. So here's the newly released Kaiyodo's Capsule Q Armored Action Skull "Fight! Dokuroman" Skeleton American Soldier DEVGRU!! Whew, what a mouthful!
First off, i just wanna mention how hard was to buy these guys. They have pretty much sold out in Japan with Kaiyodo is planning a re release next month. I was lucky and bought the last set on ebay from a Japanese seller, unfortunately i didn't manage to get the weapon set...
Anyway back story to these are, if i'm not wrong, are american soldiers that refused to die and kept fighting. Hence the military weaponry.
These things are beautiful! As expected of Kaiyodo, each skeleton is sculpted beautifully and painted with washes to emphasize the sculpts even more. They come in pieces so you'll need to build your own skeletons. All the joints are on balljoints except the jaw.
Becareful of forcing them though, the plastic though not brittle are hard plastic and they're pretty thin so be wary of using excessive force. I've already seen stress marks popping up when i built a few.
I've got the full set and the only difference between the skeleton are nomal A doesn't have peg holes on the skull to wear the military helmets while the rest does. There's 2 types of night vision helmets and each has normal or deployed version. So including the yellow variant skelly that makes 6 types of skeletons.
Unlike the skeletons the helmets are made of softer rubbery plastic, so the details are not as sharp and crisp on those.
The yellow variant's wash aren't as dark and it has a peg hole on the skull as well.
Each skeleton comes with a base that plugs into the foot for stability.
Unfortunately, one of my night vision skelly was missing a left fist and comes pack with an extra jaw instead... not sure how common this problem is, but it's something to look out for.
Articulations are pretty good since most of them are on balljoints, though some range are restricted especially the spine.
The articulated head is very expressive thanks to the articulated jaw and the articulated scapula is a nice surprise.
Scale wise, the skeletons are 1/18.
They look pretty good with Marvel Universe line.
These are really cool figures, the problem is just obtaining them are bit difficult. Even the weapon sets are sold out, i'm planning to get those for those gripping hands. If you can find these skeletons without paying too much, i highly recommend them.
Anyway, thanks for viewing!