Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Samurai Spirits / Showdown Haohmuru Figure

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For those lived in the era of Street Fighters II would likely to the 2D versus fighting game Samurai Spirits / Showdown at video arcade, by game maker SNK. The eastern regions of the global would be familiar with the game as Samurai Spirits and in western context, it's better known as Samurai Showdown. The nice part of this game is that at some point, the weapon of the character could be disarmed and certain death scenes The Japanese has this sigma of using white for good character and mecha as white relates a lot to light. Like Ryu in Street Fighters, the main hero of Samurai Spirit is also attired in white. 

Haohmuru was introduced in the original Samurai Showdown in 1993 and since then has appeared in every title of the series. His character origin was based around the famed swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi, a duelist who claimed to have never been defeated. It's easier to find Street Fighters figures but for Samurai Spirits figures its really rather rare. Epoch and Cworks had produced some of Samurai Spirits figures that fairly nice. I would say this head sculpt of Haohmuru looks a bit more haggard. Figure stands sturdily around 8" with interchangeable parts like hands to holding katana and wine jar (sling over the shoulder) Limited articulation to the figure so practically no action pose beside so minor twists. I would say it's a nice figure in overall to have as a memorabilia of the game.

8 comments:

chrismandesign said...

I used to play few times this game in arcade, with this character !!!... believe it or not, it’s still available in some places of my hometown (albeit King of Fighters is the most popular, by far) and as you mentioned, here is known as Samurai Showdown... i agree with the fact that finding figures based on this game is very, very rare !!!... this figure has a prolix sculpt, the hair looks great and leafy, the stubbly face of the character is rather weird but fine, the paint job could be a bit better, but you cannot be too picky bearing in mind the scarce availability... the outdoor photo shoot was the best decision for the correct background, it feels like that of the game !!!... =D

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
Well said pal! The figure itself is rather rare. In fact, I had to offer a little more to secure the deal due to multiple offers made to the seller on carousell at that time. Thanx for noticing the effort to take outdoor pics of this old figure. Great memories from the arcade though I was never good playing such versus games ^_^

on_o said...

Used to enjoy this game and my character of choice was Tachibana Ukyo

deSMOnd said...

He is a great character and I like to use him in the game..

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> on_o
Tachibana Ukyo is the cool blindfolded blue hair samurai that sliced Apple.. Lolz he's cool to use. I usually use Jubei Yagyu, the one-eye jack cos he's easiest to execute skills ^_^

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Desmond
Yeah, it's like using Ryu in Street fighter. Their command cues are similar :p Those days the good guys always come in white attires. Lolz

RiP666 said...

that's a decent figure you had bro, and still do love Iroha as the maid fighter :D

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> RiP666
Yeah! Sweet apron and falcon as a pet. Iroha is adorable lethal with a small knife...

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