After a few weeks of delay He's finally here, the elder of the Twins and the one who chose his demon heritage over humanity. Dante's brother and his fiercest adversary: Vergil. Play Arts Kai welcomes you brother.
Upon arrival you can't help but stare at the massive girth of the box, almost as big as 2 older Play Arts Kai boxes, SQEX seems to be leaning on the same direction as Hot Toys and Medicom indeed.
|Damn! the packaging's good, just don't use it to justify the price increase...|
|"a Demon prince reclining comfortably inside? how interesting..."|
|Nero: Hey Vergil can i borrow your Yama...|
Vergil: Not now kid...
The overall details are superb though the face got that dark shade typical of the newer Play Arts Kai releases . They also gave him the 'Dissidia' hinges so be careful when moving the upper arm. His blue coat is also studded with details and the tails got ball-jointed articulation. The ball joints are the main difference of the figures from the earlier Play Arts Kai Devil May Cry 4 figures. Most notable are the ball jointed leg connector with ratchets for holding poses. Vergil's balance is better than Nero but still behind DMC4's Dante.Sad to say though that, personally, i think Vergil is not as good as the DMC4 figures, and i'm a bit disappointed with that. The details are not as intricate or textured as the older figures and the paint apps are not that impressive. In fact, the paint applications are the biggest drawback of this figure especially the white details on his coat. The blue color of his coat makes it more evident just like in the case of SSF4 Chun Li. You will notice up close that there are wayward strokes and thinly painted areas. This is also true on the paint app on his gloves and Yamato handle. The weapons are also made from a thinner material than the DMC4 figures so there is a higher risk of bending.
|Guess who forgot to dress up properly?|
To sum it all up, even though the Play Arts Kai Vergil DMC3 figure seemed to be a notch lower than the DMC3 figures you should not pass him up for the reason alone that he's Vergil. I'm not sure though about the new Dante but we'll tackle that on my next review.
My sincerest apology, brother. I was so eager to see you, I couldn't concentrate on the preparations for the bash.
Why do you refuse to gain power? The power of our father, Sparda.
|I see a devil inside you has awakened as well...go on, BUY ME!!!|