Took me a while to finish this review. Few months ago, I got this Play Arts Kai action figure of Lara Croft from her latest game, Rise of the Tomb Raider. I haven't played the game yet, I don't have an XBox One or a PC that can run this game so I don't know much about her latest adventure. But I watched some gameplay and story bits so that it will be much easier to review her action figure.
"We become who we're meant to be."
~ Lara Croft ~
PAK's standard coffin-type packaging shows a large zoomed-in product shot of Lara in front, the back shows some poses. This is the only figure from the game, don't expect SQEX to release different characters from this game.
|Front cover opened.|
|Lara's out for an adventure.|
This new Lara Croft is more realistic than her old PS1 up to early PS3 game versions (except the 2013 reboot), and she's shaping up to be a hardened survivor and adventurer.
|Lara at four angles.|
|She should clean her dirty pretty face.|
|Lara's necklace, she also wears this on the 2013 reboot.|
|The Remnant Jacket.|
|The quiver for arrows and a peg hole for the bow.|
|Gun holster, knife sheath and a couple of little bags.|
|The arms looks fine but the elbow ball-hinges ruined the look.|
|The pants looks normal.|
|Lara's adventurer's boots... with zipper.|
Lara got lots of stuff which is really cool. She got her bow, climbing axes, pistol, knife, arrows and a total of 5 extra hands. So I guess this justifies the price of the figure a bit.
|Wow, Lara's well equipped for her deadly adventure.|
|The bow looks boring. Her makeshift one looks better IMO.|
|These look realistic!|
|A standard revolver-type pistol.|
|A knife... it's better than nothing.|
|A bunch of arrows.|
|A hand with a single arrow.|
It's made of soft plastic but it might break when handled poorly.
|The extra gripping hands.|
|Holding bow and aiming/pulling the arrow.|
|Both climbing axes equipped|
|Holding a gun and a knife of each hand.|
|Holding a glow stick.|
[left] The bow kept at the back by pegging it to the peg hole
[right] The arrows stored in the quiver
[left] Both climbing axes can be stored at the back via pegs.
[right] The knife and the gun is kept at their sheath and holster.
|Lara fully equipped.|
ARTICULATIONS, POSING AND SCALING
|A hardened survivor.|
|Gun and knife ready if some grunt shows up.|
|Dual-wielding climbing axes.|
|Seeing her posed like that makes her a passable Resident Evil, The Last of Us or The Walking Dead character|
|Saving herself from falling off the cliff.|
|A gun and an axe? Deadly combination.|
|Hunting mode: Bow and arrow|
|Hunting mode: Climbing axes|
|Raiden, Lara, Harley and Leon.|
|Lara with the AVALANCHE members.|
|Lara Croft is an amazon when she's with this group.|
|A digital pop-star, a treasure-hunter, a Vierra and a masked vigilante.|
The left leg on my Lara Croft figure is not connected properly on the cut joint. It looks like it will detach if I force it, but that didn't happen during my review. Still, be careful on posing the left leg if you also got this figure because I saw a video review where the figure's left leg snapped off while posing that part, probably a common problem on all RotTR Lara Croft PAK figures.
Now that I have this new Lara Croft PAK fig, I can totally forget about her 2013 reboot version. The highlights of this figure are its details, presentation and number of accessories, she's also very fun to pose. I don't know about her build though, because RotTR Lara PAKs have a common issue, and that's the loose left leg cut joint. She's pricey so I cannot recommend her if you're on a tight budget, unless if you're a fan of the game or Lara Croft herself. I can't wait to play Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4.
Sorry, I don't have a special toy edit this time (having computer problems). I will update this blog post/review as soon as I finish the edit.
Cheers and Happy Collecting!