Bandai’s GameDimensions – A Review of Tekken’s Heihachi Mishima Figure
By Nolan P Smith
Today, we’re diving into the ring with Bandai’s latest venture, bringing some much-loved faces from the fighting game world to our shelves. Bandai’s always been that reliable friend, always bringing us wicked, wallet-friendly action figures like those rad Dragon Stars and Anime Heroes. Now, they’re packing a punch with GameDimensions, spotlighting the iconic brawlers from Tekken – and who else to step into the ring first but the mighty Heihachi Mishima himself.
Heihachi, that power-packed leader of Mishima Zaibatsu, is rockin’ it with switchable hands and an electric energy effect that’s just awesome. With a wild 22 points of articulation, this figure’s ready to recreate any of your favorite beatdown poses from the game. Size-wise, he’s a bit chunkier than the usual 1/12 scale figure, especially in the legs – but hey, we’re talkin’ about a heavyweight here!
Alright, it’s not all perfect – there are a couple of misfires. First up, the head and neck articulation; it kind of feels a bit off, and visually, it’s like his head’s doing its own thing apart from the body. And man, I was really hopin’ for a face sculpt that brought out Heihachi’s beast mode – you know, that fearsome grimace or battle cry to truly echo the unbridled fury of the King of the Iron Fist.
Despite the slight misses, GameDimensions is off to a seriously promising start with Heihachi, and with King and Jin lined up for series two, it’s clear Bandai’s not pulling any punches with this line. Don’t miss the chance to add Heihachi to your battle lineup, and stay tuned as we gear up for more epic clashes in the GameDimensions arena.