Tiger and Bunny fans everywhere know Antonio Lopez beyond a shadow of a doubt, how many though ever thought that he’d get a reasonably sized figure? I sure didn’t, so when Banpresto announced their DX prize figure of him, I was so hyped. At a total of 7.4 inches they captured his massive form…..let’s see how they did with it.
Antonio is a rare breed of figure, I call them the ‘you can pinpoint my general age’ figures. I don’t think it’s even a stretch of the imagination to figure out that he’s in his 30’s. His facial structure is awesome. It’s not the youthful face of a kid at all. I haven’t found a figure yet however with crow’s feet that I’ve actually liked, they always make them way too dark. His facial expression is serious and honestly it looks pretty cool. I’m also fairly fond of the texture/ shading as far as the fur on his bomber jacket is concerned. I really like the fact that they made it two different colors, it makes it seem more like fake fur that way.
This probably isn’t something I should be praising, but here we go anyway, the little bit of chest hair that’s poking out of his disturbingly low-cut shirt, they actually individualized strands of it. No I’m not joking. You can see the sculpt of chest hair…..Strangely enough for being the big hulking guy of the group his chest muscle aren’t as clearly defined as that of this figure of Barnaby: https://somewhereinthemidstofnowhere.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/barnaby-brooks-jr-ichiban-kuji/ . This wouldn’t bother me at all but both figures are made by Banpresto. In other news the bull belt buckle is a great touch to this outfit, it fits the theme quite well.
His pants are worn tight, however nowhere near as tight as some T & B figures so far. He still looks capable of movement after all. The wrinkles centralized around his left thigh are a good touch since that leg is bent more.
Antonio’s feet are offputtingly flat. I’m not sure how a guy so big could fit his feet into those shoes….it just doesn’t seem physically possible. However the flame pattern is done very well, and the gloss finish on his shoes makes them look very well-kept.
His side burns are very well done, there’s a lot more detail in there then I honestly would have expected. His hair curves up over his ears giving the impression that it’s tucked back. His jacket, you can see around the wrinkles, is actually two toned, it’s a very nice effect for a leather jacket.
He’s seriously massive. The width between the yellow decor on his shoulders is almost two full inches. That is the bulk of a superhero!
The back of the jacket continues with the flow of the figure, the left side rides up higher than the right because of how he’s adjusting said jacket with his hand. It makes for a very nice effect.
This is kind of weird though….he’s not actually touching his jacket at all. As long as you aren’t looking at it too close you can’t even tell, but once you do catch it, it’s well worth raising an eyebrow at. Other the that though his hands look really good, his nails are clearly defined and his knuckles and fingers have very clear definition to them.
His base is a shiny black circle. No detailing or anything of the sort, just a black circle. Some people would really complain about this. however given that I think I could easily club someone to death with this figure, I’m just happy to have a base that holds him upright at all.
His box is everything you’d expect from Banpresto. No picture window, just Antonio all over the box, I’m cool with that though, I already knew what I ordered so why bother with display windows anyway?
Overall Mr. Lopez is a pretty awesome toy. If you’re a stickler for details then the hand coat thing might drive you up the wall, but if you’re a T & B fan and just want a figure of Antonio this is a truly massive representation. It’s awesome!
HIs sizable bulk does look kinda cool with the Figuarts Zero line though, it kind makes the others look itty bitty by comparison.