Tales of the Abyss is a Japanese RPG from Namco Tales Studio and published by Namco in Japan, December 2005 (October 2006 in North America). Tales of the Abyss focuses on the adventure of Luke fon Fabre, an idiotic son of a duke and also a young swordsman whose pampered life turns upside down when he becomes the target of the military-religious organization known as the Order of Lorelei.
Instead of talking about his adventure on the game, there is something else that is worthy for us to discuss. Yes, it is non other than the display figure of Luke fon Fabre! This official Tales of the Abyss display figure is ready to remind us about Luke’s adventure in the game. As far as I can see, this display figure with the size of 220mm (approximately 8.6”) is made perfectly to pamper our eyes.
As a son of Duke Crimson Herzog fon Fabre and Duchess Susanne fon Fabre, Luke is depicted as a rude and self-centered person whom later changed into a better person. But apparently his mischievous, short-tempered but honest personality remains the same after he changed. And somehow, this display figure is able to exhibit those traits, especially when we look into his facial expression.
It seems like Arakawa Takahiro, the figure maker, really put a lot of attention into making this display figure. Not only able to show Luke’s traits in the figure, he also able to create an identical figure with the in-game Luke: sheet of flame-like hair whipping in the air, the sleeve of the undershirt that peeks out from under the jacket, and the buckle of his belt carved with his own signet.
For collectors who loves to do some customization to his collection, you can swap the long haired head piece for the short hair version when they have enough of his smirk. The short haired version has clear eyes showing that he has seen the truths and is ready to face them head on. If you are curious about what “truth” it is, I suggest that you play the game in PlayStation 2, or 3DS for the ported version.
Since it is a display figure, the treatment will be different when we are playing with it. Instead of moving and posing like what action figures usually does, a display figure is unable to move and pose freely like action figure. While action figures have joints, display figures don’t. In exchange, the display figure comes in a cool static pose that is usually taken from the memorable scene of the game.
This display figure is made from PVC and ABS material; a material known for its capacity to deliver precisely identical physical form of a video game or anime characters. That is why, this display figure is the best thing to complete your collection of Tales series merchandises and collectibles at home. So if you are a Tales series’ fan, I suggest you to visit Play-Asia.com now and find out how to get it!
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