Shinto-san

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Real X Head is a small Japanese company run by Mori Katsura, who makes vinyl toys. Over the years there have been a number of figures and variations released as well as collaborations with other people or stores. Shinto-san is a larger size figure then the usual RealXHead figures, who shares similar features to a certain anime character who also wears an orange gi, not to mention a colour-way homage too.
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Name: Shinto-san
Line: N/A
Manufacturer: RealXHead
Released: 2009
Price: 5,500 YEN
Scale: 9.5 Inches in height
Accessories: None

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While looking for other RealXHead products I came across a Shinto-san, a flesh coloured version from One Up Akiba. I ended up buying that and a black and white version too. At a later date I was able to pick up this pink version from RotoFugi (If you get the chance, check out their website as they have some great stuff on there!) which I think looks pretty cool too. Seeing information and reviews are scarce for Shinto-san I decided to share my thoughts on this awesome figure from RealXHead.

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SCULPTING

As with all RealXHead products the sculpting is always really well done. On one side of his body Shinto-san has fur-like texturing, while the other side is smooth. I’m not sure why this is the case, but I really like the contrast. The head reminds me a lot of a troll doll mixed with the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys, with funky anime style back swept hair and the small tail is cool too. He also sports a tattered gi and wrist/ankle wraps. Shinto-san is definitely ready to rumble!

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PAINT

Shinto-san sports mainly black paint for his outfit, with light pink highlights and red hair with white eyebrows. All paint applications are clean and crisp, with no slop what-so-ever. His skin tone is cast in pink with speckles in it and once again we have those brilliant doll eyes which look so cool!

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ARTICULATION

Articulation for Shinto-san is limited with head, waist and both arms at the shoulder being able to swivel 360 degrees. The head is restricted by the top of his gi however. This is pretty much the standard for most RealXHead figures. The articulation allows you to get a few good poses out of him, but as I said before is limited.

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ACCESSORIES

No accessories are included with Shinto-san.

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POTENTIAL PROBLEMS

No problems at all.

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PRICE

I paid about $70 for Shinto-san plus shipping, being a larger figure I don’t think that’s too bad, however Shinto-san can be bought for anywhere between 3,500 – 5,500 YEN so if possible it’s best to shop around for a good price.

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OVERALL

I like Shinto-san as it’s nice to have a larger Sofubi figure which towers over the other smaller figures on a shelf. As a stand-alone figure, I think Shinto-san is great as its size is impressive and appearance pretty cool in a retro kind of way. If you are thinking about buying one, I would say don’t think about it for too long as Shinto-san seems pretty popular and you won’t regret the decision once you have one in your collection!

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