S.H.Figuarts Origami Cyclone!

By Animaven on July 31, 2012

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S.H.Figuarts Origami Cyclone
Character Origami Cyclone Manufacturer
Char. Design
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¥ 4,050
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Review by Animaven

It’s Ivan time!

The trouble with kick ass shows like “Tiger & Bunny” is that I catch myself saying “Oh, he’s one of my favorites!” about nearly every character. I do love Origami Cyclone, aka Ivan. He’s the most introverted of the crew, happy to scuttle along in the background. He’s just a little bit awesome, and certainly loveable. I was pretty psyched to pick up his S.H. Figuarts, especially since I’ve been having so much fun with the rest of the releases in this line. 

Here’s Ivan in the box:

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

And now the case. He has two, while most of the “T&B” crew only have one. Why does Ivan have two? Because of those giant throwing stars, naturally. 

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

You can also see that he comes with two extra sets of hands, two swords, mounting accessories for those swords, a tiny throwing star and a plate of some kind. We’ll get to those later. Ivan also comes with more instructions than any of the others, which is pretty impressive considering Keith’s giant instruction sheet. 

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

And here’s Origami Cyclone! A few things of note: he has GIANT FREAKING FEET. Normally this would be awesome for free-standing figures, except for his tiny, dainty ankles and tendency to lean back. Free-standing is even more of a challenge for Ivan than it is for Keith. 

He’s also got MC Hammer/Sora from “Kingdom Hearts” balloon pants, and some sporty suspenders. Never noticed those bad boys in the anime. His mask, much like Wild Tiger’s, looks a little Kabuki-esque. Also, the flesh-toned armor is… odd. 

Let’s look at those giant clodhoppers a little closer, shall we?

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

Check the tiny ankle joint. That really could have been planned better. I doubt Blue Rose, whenever she arrives (SOON PLEASE OH GOD OF PVC), will have daintier ankles. 

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

Here’s his midsection, which includes a little bit of corporate sponsorship. Check the suspenders and robotic nipple. Just… odd. 

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

From the side! Look at his caveman-esque posture. He leans back, then forward at the waist. He looks like he’s sulking. 

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

This is Ivan from the back. Not much of note here, save the giant hole in his back. More on that later. 

We’re going to switch to using the stand now, because it’s just easier. And I’m kinda lazy.

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

A little bit of crab scuttling action?

How about some accessories? Ivan has a lot. Let’s kick it off with those katanas. Because who doesn’t love swords?

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

They’re really very pretty. 

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

You can holster them, with the help of two tiny little pieces. The swords come apart - the blades pop off the hilts. You then latch the hilts onto these two tiny hinges that snap into his back. From the front:

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

And now the back, so you can see how it works:

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

Remember that giant hole? Let’s see what it does.

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

You can pop this plate, which looks like a holster for a giant freaking throwing star, into the hole. Or, if you prefer the throwing star:

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

I like this feature quite a bit. 

And now a word from our corporate sponsors:

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

Ivan comes with a tiny throwing star, in case you feel overwhelmed by the big ones.

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

But the big one looks like he really means business, don’t you think?

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

Of course, Origami was never one for the spotlight. 

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

But he is a part of the team, and we love him. 

s.h. Figuarts Origami Cyclone Tiger & Bunny

All in all? He’s a bit of a pain to pose, he wobbles when he isn’t falling over, his stand doesn’t support him as well as I’d like and his big stars are a bitch to get to stay in his hand. His figure, as with his persona in the beginning of the series, is merely a part of the team, though that makes him a valuable asset. I do like the character quite a bit; his figure… well, I won’t play with him as much as I will Tiger or Bunny. For this line, Bunny continues to be the best of the figures in terms of ease of poseability. 

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