Cloud Strife and his hardy Daytona finally arrived!…and as any collector knows the second you remove any collectible from its original packaging its resale value takes a really big hit so of course I kept him and his bike in his box…………………………NOT!!! 😛
I immediately took him out of his box and set him up in front of my t.v.! I've wanted a similar Cloud figure for quite awhile now but getting the previous release became quite a costly proposition through online auctions so I jumped at the chance of owning this one as soon as I saw its pre-order announcement. It was a bit expensive at 9800 yen but the attention to detail is quite stunning.
Cloud's hardy-Daytona is particularly impressive as in addition to the incredible detail, it has a kick stand, the steering is operable with numerous moving parts and the tires are made of actual rubber too!
Cloud can be posed either separately with a stand in numerous ways as he has quite a few points of articulation and his sword can also be placed on his back but I preferred to have him posed on his bike which actually took me awhile to accomplish as I needed to turn his body a particular way so that he'd sit properly but after about 20 minutes he seems comfortable! ^-^ And how he wields such a large sword is way beyond comprehension!….but it looks really great!
This series came out so long ago and it amazes me that they're still producing new merchandise for it! And now I think my FFVII collection is complete! Sorry Mr. box I don't think that I have room anywhere to keep you!….and it really wouldn't make any sense either to hang on to it as with all of the figures that I collect I have really no intention of selling them ever!