Review: Ultra-Act Red King
Figure: Red King is another kaiju that’s packed in an oversized box. Just great, it’s another huge figure that takes up more shelf-space; just keep that in mind. While the face sculpt looks swell, I can’t say the same for the rest of the body. I’m not going to lie, I’m not a huge fan of the costume design… so the figure isn’t firing on too many levels for me. Compared to Eleking and Golza, Red King is surprisingly well articulated. The poseability, however, comes with a price. At the end of the day, Red King looks like a sack of joints covered by a bundle of plastic plates. With that said, there’s only so much you can do with the figure.
Accessories: Per Ultra-Act standard, Red King comes with a few accessories. The first on our agenda is an explosion effects part that’s attached to a rock formation; the blast plate rotates. This is actually a cool part that other figures can use; should your imagination will it. There’s also a boulder that sticks to a second set of hands.
Overall: I don’t know about you guys, but I’m kinda getting tired of all the “Godzilla-esque” kaiju for now. Where are the humanoids? Despite that, Red King has appeared on several Ultraman series, so just know that this isn’t an obscure beast. Regardless, I’d have to say that I’m a little disappointed with Red King. I’ve been pretty happy with every kaiju released so far, some more than the Ultraman figures themselves, but I can’t say the same for this guy. The figure’s engineering really draws too much attention to the segmented body, and it’s distracting. This is the ugliest kaiju to date. If you’re a fan of Red King, I’m sure this is already on your shelf. Even still… it’s very sub par.