S.H.Figuarts Silver Fang Knight Zero
Rei Suzumura (涼邑 零) is the Silver Fanged Knight known as Zero from the Japanese tokusatsu series “Garo”. He is one of the sub-antagonist turned co-protagonist and has a complicated relationship with Kouga – The Golden Knight Garo. Zero wields a pair of short swords which can be locked together to form a crescent-shaped double-bladed boomerang called the Ginga Ginroken (銀牙銀狼剣).
Material: ABS, PVC, POM, Zndc
Release: Sept 2011
Original Price: ¥4,725 (approx. $56AUD / $59USD)
Height: 155mm / 6.10inches
As this is a Web Tamashii exclusive the toy comes boxed in a brown mailing box. Inside, Zero’s S.H.Figuarts packaging gets a really nice dark themed treatment, using a deep red backdrop to make the figure really standout.
Zero comes with a pair of his signature weapons, the Ginroken which can be locked together to for the Ginga Ginroken. Of course he also gets optional hands to be able to weld the weapons.
Zero’s sculpt is super sharp, in some places literally. I can see why they reserved this as a Web Tamashii exclusive, it is very special indeed. I love the proportions of the suit much more so that the main protagonist of the show. As expected, Zero’s feet are die-cast giving it a good weight distribution and making it easy to pose.
As you can probably see form the photos the articulation is quite good on this figure. Featuring the now standard double knee and elbow joints on S.H.Figuarts toys there really isn’t many poses it can’t be placed in. Waist joint isn’t too bad either with both rotating a rocking action although can’t be rotated very far. All the joints are nice and tight and stay in place very well.
I had never thought a green and silver paint scheme could looks so nice, but this figure has proven me wrong. Not only does the colours work well together they have also been applied very tidily. Lots of little paint apps to bring out the sculptural detail in the armour which looks amazing.
I’m not sure if Zero is shorter than Garo in the show but in toy form he stands roughly 5mm shorter, but overall he looks and feels much bulkier and well proportioned.
As far as the actual figure is concerned, it’s pretty much flawless but I know there isn’t really much of a following for this series outside of Japan so the target market may be somewhat limited. Having said that, I’m not a huge fan of the series but I absolutely love this toy!