toyline from McFarlane toys, and even went so far as to make my own Metal Gear movies with friends. Anyways, Genji reminds me a lot of Ninja/ Gray Fox from Metal Gear Solid and that makes me happy. I seriously want to love this guy but the figure has some issues that make him weaker than he should be. Let's check Genji (Chrome) out after the break and see how he fares...
Height: 6 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, thigh swivels, balljointed hips, hinged waist, bakljointed mid-torso, butterfly pecs, swivel/hinge shoulders, bicep swivels, double hinged elbows, swivel/ hinge wrists, a hinged neck, and a balljointed head.
Accessories: 3 interchangeable hands, shuriken effect hand, katana, and wakizashi.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* As I mentioned in the intro, the fact that Genji is a cyborg ninja is already a winning point in his favor. He's a incredibly looking character with a sleek design. While this is Genji in his Chrome outfit you might notice that he looks more grayish rather than silvery. It's still a nice look, though, and should look pretty cool alongside the upcoming white outfitted McCree and Tracer. Genji's outfit is nicely detailed with lots of defined armored plates and various ports and such.
* Genji is wearing a helmet that covers his whole head. It kind of reminds me of Reinhardt's helmet, though I imagine that's unintentional. The visor is yellow, so while there are no eyes there is at least an eye line. There's also a white flowing band coming from the back, presumably intended to be the tail of a headband of some sort.
* Overall I'm pretty happy with Genji's articulation. His hips have a nice rage of motion and his knees and elbows are double hinged joints. Genji also has the pectoral hinged joints that allow for a bit better motion. The Overwatch figures have felt really solid and durable, like all of Hasbro's other current lines, and they're just insanely fun to play with.. Genji is no exception there: I can't stop picking him up.
* Like most of the other Overwatch figures, Genji comes with four interchangable hands. Three of them are standard hands: A pair of standard gripping hands and a left hand with two fingers extended, perfect for all sorts of ninja-like poses.
* The fourth alternate hand is the coolest: It's an outstretched left hand showcasing Genji's shuriken tossing ability. In the game Genji can either toss three shurikens in a row or toss three shurikens in a spread, known as the Fan of Blades. This looks awesome in person! The yellow "motion effect" is a bit rubbery but it stays in place well and really sells the effect of these being in motion.
* Genji's primary weapon is this very cool katana which he uses in his Dragonblade attack. It's a beautifully sculpted katana with a very cool blade. The serrated look on the surface of the blade is actually sculpted, not just painted on, and the edge of the blade looks fantastic with a yellow highlight.
* Genji's wakizashi, used in his swift strike and deflect abilities, is a cool piece. It's not as detailed as the katana but it does look like it's in-game counterpart.
* Whenever Genji needs his hands free for other ninja stuff you can place the katana and wakizashi in the sheathes on his back. Don't you love when a figure can store all of the included accessories?
* The first problem I have with the figure is that Genji has two left feet. Literally. I don't mean he's a bad dancer! I really mean he has a left foot where his right foot should be. I don't usually see QC issues like this from Hasbro, so it's a bit surprising. If I can replace it I will. It's not horrible but it does irritate me.
* Some of the figures in this line have hands that are easy to swap out, but not Genji. It's tough to pull these ones out. Heat up the wrists the first few times and things should work out better.
This is the first figure of Genji I've reviewed on the site. For more Overwatch Ultimates, check out the following:
Ana (Shrike) and Soldier: 76
Mercy and Pharah
Reaper (Blackwatch Reyes)
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