Pacific Rim “Crimson Typhoon” Action Figure

NECA released 3 figures in their first series of PACIFIC RIM action figures and I think this one is the coolest looking one of the bunch. Crimson Typhoon is the Jaeger from China and it's design certainly does have some Chinese influence.

One of the unique features of this figure is that it has three arms. In the movie it's revealed that this Jaeger is piloted by three people (triplets!) while all of the others only have two pilots. I assume that's why there are three arms but it's never explicitly said in the movie.

NECA Series 1 Pacific Rim "Crimson Typhoon" 7" Deluxe Action Figure

NECA Series 1 Pacific Rim "Crimson Typhoon" 7" Deluxe Action Figure Rating:
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Product Description

One of the year's most anticipated films is Guillermo del Toro's epic sci-fi action movie PACIFIC RIM, opening July 12. When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace. Series 1 will have a full line of poseable action figures directly from the film. Characters include Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon, and Knifehead. Figures stand roughly 6" - 8" tall and are created directly from the digital files used by ILM in the making of the movie.

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  • One of the year's most anticipated films is Guillermo del Toro's epic sci-fi action movie PACIFIC RIM, opening July 12. When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.
  • Series 1 will have a full line of poseable action figures directly from the film. Characters include Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon, and Knifehead.
  • Figures stand roughly 6" - 8" tall and are created directly from the digital files used by ILM in the making of the movie.

This figure looks much more technologically advanced and more "alien" than the Gipsy Danger. This look is due to it's tiny head, three arms and double jointed legs. I like that the hands (which are like claws) can rotate around and the third arm makes a lot of unique poses possible.

As with the other Pacific Rim figures in this first series, I had a problem with one of the arms coming off. The third arm popped off while testing out the articulation. Luckily, just like with the Gipsy Danger figure I was able to snap it back into place and it's been fine ever since. Yes, that's right, I essentially broke all three of these figures within a few minutes of "playing around" with the joints. They seemed to be very tight and hard to move. The arms popped right back in without much problem but the knee joint on the Knifehead figure totally broke.

As I said in the other Pacific Rim action figure posts, even with the problems that these figures have they are still really cool looking and I'm glad I bought them. I can't wait for the Series 2 figures to come out!

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