Today, Friday the 13th, is a perfect day to unveil my latest acquisition. In a collector's life, there are highs and lows, and there are those magic days when you get the unique item, the end of a long lasting quest, a dream come true... That's what happened yesterday, I got my Aura Battler Zwauth limited figure from Megahouse. 1000 thanks to my Japanese friend Masayuki who hunted this item and got it at an incredible price. You rule Iserlohn :)
The Zwauth aura battler is a custom variant of the Zwarth made for the Black Knight, you can see it in the Dunbine OVA. I love the design of this 'mecha', very organic or biomechanical, chaotic, devilish. I had done already a garage kit of this mech, because it was the only way for me to get a figure of it, but i didn't know my cunning hunter at that time ;)
The model itself is huge, i mean HUGE : wingspan of 64 cm, height : 35 cm, width : 43 cm, weight : 5 kg !!! This is a resin figure with a few PVC parts (hands, sword), of course this is no action figure but a statue. It's prepainted in a nice way. The details is extraordinary, you can watcht it for hours and still find new details, amazing. I guess it's from master sculptor Takeya. Only the Japanese were mad enough to dare producing such a monster, it was extraordinary difficult to make justice to such a complex being, but they managed to do it !
This is definitely a figure of all the superlatives (and believe it, I've seen many things in 20 years of collecting figures !), it has something of the ultimate collector item.
Come on, check the monster:
No picture can really show how impressive and detailed it is, but I've tried to show you most of the details in the gallery : here