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...
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.
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