StarCraft might not be the first video game license that comes to mind when you think about jaw-dropping new figures, but Sideshow Collectibles changed that perception when Raynor debuted at San Diego Comic Con. Now we've got a full look at the amazing figure.
If you're not familiar with Jim Raynor from StarCraft II, he's a space marine decked out in one of the coolest suits imaginable. This is a stylish character that's immeasurably badass, and Sideshow managed to capture the awe and splendor of the Blizzard design perfectly. Raynor is a giant, super detailed, and surprisingly well articulated figure that might just be Sideshow's crowning achievement as a company thus far. Read all the details and see the photos of Raynor straight from the manufacturer below.
From the hit Blizzard Entertainment title, Starcraft II, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to introduce Jim Raynor -Terran Space Marine. Confederate marshal turned outlaw rebel, Jim Raynor does not back down from a fight. Equipped with technologically advanced armor and weaponry, the Raynor - Terran Space Marine was assembled from over 525 individually engineered components, making it one of Sideshow's most ambitious Sixth Scale projects to date. The detailed armor features light up elements in the chest and engine vents, an impressive cache of weapons includes a C-14 Impaler Gauss rifle, a massive sniper rifle, and Jim's signature revolver.
The Raynor Sixth Scale Figure features:
- Fully Articulated Figure Body with highly detailed, fully articulated armor
- Removable Helmet with retractable visor
- Alternate Head(s) to display with helmet on or off
- C-14 Impaler Gauss Rifle
- Pistol with fabric holster
- Sniper Rifle
- Light up effects in chest, engine vents, and rifle (Images of finalized light-up effects, coming soon)
- Price: US $499.99
I really think this is Sideshow Collectibles' best figure yet. There is something unmistakably "cool" about it. The proportions are ridiculous and lend to a stunning silhouette. The armor is so rich and layered that you could look at it for hours. The paint applications are textured, varied, and masterfully designed. Raynor's head sculpt is gritty and accurate, and his weapons are simply perfect. And at 15 inches tall, the figure has a lot of ways to shine and make a place for himself in any display. Raynor will stand out on your shelf, and maybe just crush it under his weight.
Although $500 is a staggering amount for a figure, anyone willing 500 big ones on a toy should be pleased with this purchase. As impressive as this figure is, I'm even more excited about the possibilities with other Blizzard franchises. Will we see a 1/6 scale World of Warcraft line? Will the StarCraft universe get fleshed out or is this a one-time release? I don't know the answers to those questions, but with figures this unbelievable, I certainly can't wait to find out.