Sunday, 27 December 2015

Shin Shuuyu Hyaku Shiki - Zhou Yu

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Brave Battle Warriors Gundam based on 'Romance of Three Kingdom', featured one of the greatest naval commanders during late Han dynasty, Zhou Yu. Skilled, young, smart and handsome! Super Deformed (SD) Shin Shuuyu Hyaku Shiki was inspired by none other than Hyaku Shiki from 'Z Gundam' series. The very first released was the yellow plastic version and later in this chrome coated version. Just like the historical character, the kit possessed high level of charisma with expressive large clear blue parts. Beside the Byakkotou (白虎刀) saber received from Sun Quan, as a symbol of authority, the kit also came with bow arrow set Hakuzoukyuu (白爪弓). 

We don't see many Sangokuden kits with archery set. When not in used, the bow split to two and mounted onto both sides of the backpack. Zhou Yu Hyakushiki ultimate move was having the bow fixed to Tenrai Kahou (天雷火砲) tiger head , firing arrows like super mega launched. Another cool gimmick was the optional, naval blue visor, like sunglasses to protect Zhou Yu Hyakushiki from glares and UV while firing arrows. Here's the anime/manga version of Zhou Yu formed a powerful navy in the suppression of Koto (江東). In the battle of the Red Cliff, he destroyed half of the metal fleet with the Tenrai Kahou. But was shot in the chest during an attack by the Keishuu troops. After the battle, he ascertains the growth of Sonken and silently falls asleep.

4 comments:

chrismandesign said...

I had a read on your brief review about the "Romance of the Three Kingdoms", and I found quite interesting the background of the character, represented by this cute and yet majestic Hyaku Shiki in Sangokuden form !!!...

I love the kits with gold or chrome plated finishes, albeit I’m fully aware of the pros and cons of these features... This is a very attractive kit (probably as much as the original Hyaku Shiki) and the big longbow/crossbow looks great with those medieval touches, the 3D background truly helps to make it stand out !!!...

In advance, my best wishes for a prosperous New Year, pal, for you and your family... May GOD help you in all your projects and expectations !!!... =D

deSMOnd said...

Is the backdrop given with the figure?

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
Romance of the Three Kingdoms even short but it's an enchanting period of China history. As for the kit, I really love it, in fact I had even sprayed the original yellow base version to matte gold as well for a different feel. Indeed true that the kit stands out with those backdrop.

Happy new year ahead pal.. Stay merry and jolly. More collection ahead :p

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Desmond
The backdrops doesn't usually come kit. I'm lucky that the seller happened to be in the mood of giving away some of his. I must say the backdrops are really useful for photography.

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