Yay, the wishlist came true!! Here comes Bandai DD Panoramation: Pegasus Seiya!! My long time hunting was paid. When I was a kid, I used to watch Saint Seiya series, though not completely all episodes due to student’s duty. Still, I began to put my interest on the first cloth of Pegasus Seiya & tried hunting Pegasus Seiya toys but, I didn’t make it to get the classic Saint Cloth (SC) one or even the Saint Cloth Myth (SCM) one because of some circumstances problem. Okay, Seiya also known as Pegasus Seiya is the title and main protagonist of the Saint Seiya manga and anime series written and illustrated by Masami Kurumada. Seiya is one of Athena’s 88 mythical warriors known as the Saints who are serving their goddess throughout the ages, protecting justice and peace on Earth. Seiya is also one of the forty-eight Bronze Saints and is protected by the Pegasus Constellation so he wears the Pegasus Cloth. Because of DDP focussed both figure & diorama, Pegasus Seiya’s box is quite big compare to my standard SHF collections, despite the figure being only 10 cm tall. The box got entirely black purple-ish color with some yellow & some promotional figure’s photos. The front box has no window to peek the figure inside, which was blind showing some of the promotional pictures using film strip style to show film scene alike. On the back, they mostly shown the figure’s contents in black outline styled art, & there’s some promotional photos as well of the figures. The box features DDP: Gemini Saga figure which you’ll have to buy him to recreate their epic battle scenes, no… I’m not interested on Gemini Saga, after Seiya I might will be hunting Dragon Shiryu & Sagittarius Aiolos. Okay, enough on the box review, let’s see what’s inside!
Seiya is included with 1 alternate head with alternate face, 1 stand display, 1 pair of hands, Ryusei-ken’s FX along with it’s stand & the preassembled Diorama. Pretty decent accessories I think….
Pegasus Seiya’s Armor are mostly painted in chrome color, you can see how shiny he is lol… There are also gold & shiny red on several part of his armor. His armor consists Pegasus/horse styled helmet, shoulder pads, chestplate, gauntlets, belt skirt, thigh bands, & long boots. Without his armor, Seiya wear plain red jumpsuit & Seiya got approximately 15 points of articulations & it’s 10 cm tall. The whole figure is made from PVC plastic, no diecast included at all but, as far as I handled him his material is still quite sturdy but, we still have to handle it with care. Apparently, from most available reviews people tends to be highly disappointed by his conversions due to the big differences compare to the promotional photos.
Surprisingly despite how small DDP, Bandai still included Seiya with removable helmet, alternate head & faceplates. Seiya’s helmet has 3 removable parts, 1st would be his removable upper helmet & 2 side helmet. Bandai also made his fringe & lower head removable as well, which you can recreate Seiya’s scene holding his helmet. To remove his helmet you’ll have to remove 3 of his helmet parts & not forgetting his fringe then reassemble the helmet. To exchange the face plate, you’ll have to remove his upper helmet only & replace his main face with the alternate one attached on the alternate head. To change his head, you’ll have to remove the lower hair one & attach his alternate head while exchanging faceplate you just need to remove his fringe & replace his alternate face with the main face one. Changing his faceplate on his alternate head could be tricky because, the hole joint of his faceplate was placed on top of his forehead instead of the back. You’ll have to remove it by pull up the face from it’s peg joint while attach it by push down the face to the peg joint. In total Seiya is given with 2 faceplates, 1st would be standard smile face & the 2nd one would be angry open mouth to recreate his battle scenes more lively. As for the likeness, yes… I have to admit Seiya is looking very different compare to his promotional pictures or even his anime counterpart. Originally, my Seiya’s half face was covered by his bangs during using his helmet but, since I don’t like how his face turned out to be like that. So, I did a small fix to reveal his face more prominent like in the anime. Actually, I’m quite satisfied with this, despite how people react him negatively, I think it’s still tolerable for a 10 cm figure.
Seiya’s proportions are looking pretty nice, some of his joints are well hidden enough although the ball joints on the elbows & knees are quite bugging. Seiya’s body appeared to be a bit slender & slim which his torso’s sculpting only shows the fabric sculpt of his jumpsuit instead of 6 pack like in the SCM. Unlike SC or SCM, Seiya’s armor are not removable except his helmet, it’s a bit let down. I was expecting more but, for sure it would make the figure more pricey. The figure was painted clean enough except for some certain area but, not a big problem for me overall he’s good. But, it’s odd that his hands & feets appeared to have doff silver instead of chrome.
Seiya got movable shoulder pads, they uses hinge joint for his shoulder pads. Although, the shoulder pads was movable but, they’re still bothersome to move his head.
He got rotateable head 360 degrees but, due to his shoulder pads there are limitations on the movements. This is even worse when you use his alternate head which he cannot rotate his head at all.
Seiya can bend down his waist a little.
We can swivel Seiya’s waist 360 degrees & bend his torso to the side a little.
His swivable elbow joints allows him to do the crossed arm pose but, since his wrists has no ball jointed articulations I cannot make his hands posed perfectly accurate. He doesn’t have butterfly joints so, I can’t do the close hug arms closely. Because of the ball jointed elbow, the articulations was limited so, Seiya can’t bend his elbow deeper. You can also move his arms smoothly, either swivel or even tilt them.
Well, his articulations is very limited on the elbows, knees & thighs but, we can still create several dynamic pose for Seiya. He can raise his leg a little high as well as bend his knees but, Seiya lacks toe articulations.
You can also twist his feet to the side a little.
Seiya can still do gymnastic split pose easily & raise his arms to the side higher. So, of course recreating high kick pose is possible.
Seiya only given with 2 pair of hands in total, the one out of the box he’s already got his fistful hands attached to his wrists. Well, you know what to do with this… For the extra, he was included 1 pair of open splayed hands, to recreate his gesturing arm dance during his Ryusei-ken’s attacks. His glove hands are molded/painted in doff silver color while his fingers was painted pale skin color, it’s funny why they did this instead of painting his hands in chrome color….
Seiya comes with his trademark attacks, which is Ryusei-ken/Meteor Punches FX part. Well, you’re going to need it’s stand to recreate Seiya’s Ryusei-ken scene. Yeah, another lifeless accessories, this FX really reminds me of my Play Arts Kai Sakura’s Hadouken FX, except this one has lighter color & there are 12 of the fireballs attached together.
Bandai includes all DDP figures with their own respective diorama to recreate their scenes more intense or you wanna display them. The diorama consists 1 display stand, preassembled pillars & joints, to assemble them you can read on the instruction manual given. It’s very easy to do, you don’t even need to use your power to cut or assemble the part, after you’re done you may attach them as you wish depending how creative you are. You can create style o1 which the pillar was attached on the main floor, or style 02 which the pillar attached bellow the floor to recreate 2nd floor like. I’m liking the stand has a cracked floor sculpt & they got 4 peg joints for Seiya’s foot to be attached. Also, you’re going to need more of these if you want to recreate the display more larger, & for sure you can get them in the other DDP figures.
DDP’s height is around 10 cm tall, so yeah… He’s a shortie compare to SHF Kamen Rider Ichigo but, he’s still taller than Microman Magne Arthur.
My overall impression… Though being very different from what people expected, I still enjoyed myself playing this figure. I have to admit, it was fun posing & taking photoshoots of him, it reminiscing my childhood memories during watching Saint Seiya anime & even played that NES game. Despite the small size he got, Seiya still faithfully given with accessories that close to any other figures like SHF or even SCM. Well, since this is my 1st Saint Seiya action figure that I got to own in present day, I’m happy more than being disappointed. So, some people might disagree with me however, if I used to own his SCM counterpart I might think differently. As for recommended or not, If you look him by his appearance, then I can’t say this is recommended because of the innacuraccy between the promotional photos but, if you’re looking on how fun to play or likes to do many posing this is still recommended for you. Most likely I want Dragon Shiryu & Sagittarius Aiolos someday because, without Shiryu, Seiya got no rival & without Aiolos, I cannot recreate Sagittarius Seiya.
DD Panoramation: Pegasus Seiya
- Materials are good enough & sculpt work is pretty nice.
- Lots of accessories.
- Many removable parts.
- Diorama was fine enough for your display collections.
- User friendly on dealing the parts.
- Actual figure turned out to be very different from his promotional photos, especially on his face & shoulders.
- Price is still quite expensive for a 10 cm figure.
- Different color between hands & feets.
- Feels very cheap.
- Slight paintjob flaw but, tolerable.
Enjoy Flying Sky High!!
That must be hurt…
“Powerful” is just a word….
Ryusei-ken can hit you lol….
You’re too old Ichigo….
Uh’Oh… Bad move, Arthur!!