Monday, August 18, 2008

"Appleseed's" Briareos Hecatonchires

This figure is of my favorite mech character in all manga/anime, Briareos is one bad mother! This was part of a "preview" dvd set. There is another similar figure that was sold with the actual movie dvd release and I have that one also but this sculpt is the better of the two, even with it's lack of articulation. The gun shown is actually the one belonging to the other Bri figure, It is more detailed so I'm using it here.

I am working on a new setup for my toy shoots and this is the first test, I hope to improve on the lighting and backdrop and not be so dependent on daylight. A note about the pic above, if you look at the right hand holding the gun you will see that two fingers are resting off of the trigger. Mr. Shirow has said that he was the first manga artist doing that back in the late 80's, but that it's common to see now. I love little details like that in a figure.

Above is a dramatic lighting shot, below is a photoshop edited image. I really like the proportions of the figure. He is looks exactly like in the manga, even the way the "rabbit ears" move from front to back. This figure is currently on my desk at home, where he will stand guard for a long time to come.