Appleseed started as an original comic by Shirow Masamune and the figurine is based on the movie in 2004. Shirow Masamune other outstanding works include 'Ghost in the Ghost', 'Dominion' and 'Black Magic'. One of AppleSeed most iconic design would have to be Briareos Hecatonchires. He is like the RoboCop in the universal of Shirow Masamune. Human senses and emotions in cyborg body after he was grievously injured in a blast. This is the other piece among 7 others that's highly sought after.
If I'm not wrong, the Japan release comes as a set of blind box with random figures. Mine is the US release by Toycom in collaboration with Yamato Toys. It's open concept for the liberty of choosing the figure you like on card. The unfortunate part is that the clear plastic card packaging turned yellow with time and it's now pretty unsightly. The figure stands approximately 12cm and holding the optional long rifle give it an extra centimeter. The figure is made is a very realistic way and paint work is relatively neat. Posing both Briareos Hecatonchires and S.W.A.T Landmate together gives that extra hype.