For the first time in like forever, the fans got what they want, the first SQEX mandated action figure translation of this well-known big guy from the Final Fantasy universe. Well, this is his movie version which is a much more modern redesign of the Mr. T -esque character from the game. He's sporting cornrows now instead of the perennial badass trademark, THE Mohawk (correction, it's a cross between that and the 90's High-Top Fade cut).
|Oh WOW, That was so COOL. Pew Pew Pew|
Another highlight of Barret for me is his poseability minus the stand. He's got great balance though i fear his feet ball joints can get pretty loose easily since he's very top heavy. If you can angle the gun though you can pull off Ground-to-Air machine gun poses such as these...
A personal gripe though is the matte water-color like dry finish of his pants. I feel like it's half done, the artists probably went "F#!k it" while coloring him, Hehehe. The details of his fishnet shirt though looks good and well painted, further emphasizing the starkness of his pants.
Another issue with the figure was the terrible likeness from the base character. I don't think he looks like Barret at all. He seemed to be some random male rapper...and not even a good one if you ask me to come up with a deeper backstory. He could have sported an expression closer to an MMA fighter but alas, whatever character they want to project was lost when they created his awful face sculpt.
I think that's the main turn-off for fans which explains why he's the least favorite figure among the new FF releases.
|"Got my gun ablazing, it was packing heat, and my barrel's rollin' like a BBC" - Rapper Barret W probably|
|"CRACK!" - Barret's knuckles|