#5 Play Arts Kai Nathan Drake - Uncharted 3 & Gabranth - Dissidia Final Fantasy
I too was disappointed with the Play Arts Kai Nathan Drake the first time i saw him but mainly because of his scale and not about the dirty finish on his face, i mean, come on, have you even played Uncharted 3? Check out how dirty looking Nate is during the final area or even on the promotional artworks? His arsenal isn't too shabby either and is actually 1 gun more than the usual for PAKs. Nate's in perfect scale also with Ms.Croft, a couple of legendary adventurers on display sounds good to me.
Tough luck for the Judge Magister to be released in the same wave as SQEX poster-boy Cloud Strife and Emo heart-throb Squall, nobody really paid him attention at the start though his awesomeness eventually became known. Simply put, he's the best of the 3 from the PAK Dissidia Final Fantasy line, but not enough love from the FF fanboys.
#4 Play Arts Kai Nero - Devil May Cry 4
If someone says Devil May Cry who's the first character that will pop in your head? If you say Nero, congratulations, you never played the earlier games in the series. LOL. Seriously, Nero was still readily available (MISB) by the time Dissidia and Deus Ex came out, to think he was released a year and a half earlier than those 2. This upstart possessed swordsman PAK was just as good as Dante but not as famous, even though, he's technically the main protagonist of DMC4. Scale, design, sculpt = very good. Weapons = even better!
#3 Play Arts Kai Adam Jensen - Deus Ex: Human Revolution & Garrus/Female Shepard - Mass Effect 3
|Lawrence Barret and Adam Jensen|
Oh boy, it's difficult to defend the Play Arts Kai Mass Effect 3 line since they gave us "THAT INFAMOUS" Commander Shepard but, that shitty figure aside, Garrus and the Female Shepard figures are actually good.
I rarely see a fellow PAK collector who actually completed the ME3 line but it is small wonder when the main guy of the series is badly f#!ked up. Too bad, you're missing on a couple of very nice figures.
#2 Play Arts Kai Kazuhira Miller - Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker
Nobody's buying Kaz when he was first released, mere bandwagoners would wonder "Who is that?" then proceed to get the 3 versions of Naked Snake. Are you kidding guys? If you've played, at the very least, MGS for the PS1 you will have an idea who Kazuhira Miller is. Imagine, goddamn Solid Snake, getting tips and instructions from this guy even calling him Master Miller (though in truth that's just Liquid in disguise! Congrats, you only waited 15 years to have that spoiled!). Kaz's body sculpt isn't that good though his scale is consistent with the MGS figures. His face sculpt though is pretty consistent with his in-game counterpart. However, what makes him stand-out is his 2 accessories: an extra pair of Aviator shades as well as an alternate MFS masked head. With the brilliant MGS releases that followed suit, everybody's now out on a hunt to get Kaz.
#1 Play Arts Kai Kratos - God of War 3
So there you have it folks, my take on the most UNDERRATED PAKs. I bet some of you are even kicking yourselves for not getting them when they are pretty cheap and unwanted. It's ok, i can even help you out with that, just drop me a PM here, i'll figure out how to kick you.