Review: Medicom Edward Elric



Edward Elric is character that'd be very hard to customize, thanks to intricate mechanical joints. This was the first Medicom figure I bought, and I had high hopes for it after I saw their product photos - the automail limbs looked amazing.





Edward is clothed in a long red coat, leather pants, black jacket, black inner-shirt, down to a pair of gray boxer shorts. The red coat has had wires inserted along the edges, although I don't fancy much use for that. Medicom did take a shortcut - the boots and belt are moulded in plastic. Attached to this belt from a small chain is his engraved pocket watch, which fits neatly into his pocket.



I know he's an anime character, but there's still room for improvement with the paint ops. Better choices of colour for shading his hair is one, and more detailed painting on his eyes. Another small grievance is that Edward's neck is stained from the collar of his dark outfit. D:

The sculpting on the figure is impressive though! As you'll see in the following photos...

Medicom serves up some tofu abs!




I love the automail parts on this figure. Medicom had to use a shorter version of their RAH bodies and produce a special arm and leg for Edward. They've also included 5 pairs of hands - gloved and ungloved, clenched fist, open-palmed and hands pressed together to do his alchemy thang.



All said and done, I picked up Medicom Edward Elric only when I spotted a good discount. The usual price tag for a Medicom RAH figure is rather off-putting considering they're notoriously stingy on accessories, and their paint ops are on the simplistic side. Hopefully with Hot Toys providing more competiton, we'll see more bang for your buck with Medicom.

9 comments:

Timo said...

Wow his automail looks awesome with incredible detail and accuracy! His watch too! Great stuff.

Milk said...

I'm not a fan of the series but I'd pick up this figure just to have him. He looks really nice. Too bad his collar stains tho. >:(

Mizu said...

Yeah, it's annoying when clothing leaves stains. I like collecting dark-coloured doll clothing, so you can imagine I fear all my dolls getting stained. XD

He's got an automail leg too! I should take his trousers off and take a couple more pictures.

neoconvoy said...

eek, i have not open my Elric. hope it does not have the stains...

glad to see another person having this figure...i happen to chance upon this figure at TFH and grab both brothers (Alphonse first version, armour) since the customer who ordered them never collected...

Medicom used the RAH220 body for shorter figures...the other 1/6th figures are usually the RAH301 bodies.

hey, which series are the table and chair from ?

Mizu said...

Nice, I didn't pick up Alphonse. I'd love to see photos of them together. :)

I see about the RAH bodies. I hear that they're also smaller by default compared to other 1/6 bodies. Would be interesting also to compare the articulation.

The desk and chair belong to an Azone furniture set. It's appropriately kid-sized, so only 25cm dolls can sort of sit properly on it.

Anonymous said...

can you buy this doll somewhere? ive been looking for the perfect Edward Elric doll, and believe i finally found it =D i really hope i can get one too! could the owner of this doll tell me where she got this? or anyone else ^^ thanks so much! wheee! *oh the joy =D* you can contact me on msn: rainbowhuntress@hotmail.com

Mizu said...

Hi there! I bought Edward Elric online a couple of years ago from Southern Island. Unfortunately, most good retailers have probably run out of stock by now, so your best bet is to try secondary markets like eBay or doll/trading forums. Good luck! :)

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