Sideshow’s New Cowboy Bebop Figure Hides A Vicious Secret
A new action figure of the iconic villain Vicious from the classic anime Cowboy Bebop captures his “indifferent but ruthless personality” in stunning detail.
A new figurine captures the “indifferent but ruthless personality” of cowboy bebopthe iconic villain of Vicious, while hiding a deadly surprise.
The vicious statue of the first 4 figures from Sideshow measures 22″ tall and 10″ wide. It features the leader of the Red Dragon Crime Syndicate with a calm expression on his face and a relaxed posture, his dramatic pet bird perched on his left shoulder, and a knife tucked behind his back. According to the description, “being the cunning man that he is, he secretly holds a knife behind his back so that he can strike at any time without his enemies expecting it”.
The Vicious figurine is part of a collection of cowboy bebop statues created by First 4 Figures in collaboration with Sideshow. There’s also a Faye Valentine figurine that sees the crook with a heart of gold posing in the Bebop’s living room with a gun in one hand, and another of Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Trivruski IV (also known as ‘Ed) and Ein the jamming corgi dating.
Created and animated by studio Sunrise (tiger and rabbit), the cowboy bebop The anime originally ran from April to June 1998, producing 26 episodes of content. The story is set in the year 2071 and follows the titular spaceship’s bounty hunter crew. It incorporates elements from genres like science fiction, film noir, and westerns, and explores themes of existential boredom, inability to escape the past, and loneliness.
cowboy bebop was directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (Blade Runner: Black Lotus) with Keiko Nobumoto (Samurai Champloo) writing the story, Toshihiro Kawamoto (wolf rain) design the characters and Yoko Kanno (Porco Rosso) composing the series’ beloved music. It stars Kōichi Yamadera (Neon Genesis Evangelion) as Spike Spiegel, Unshō Ishizuka (Banana fish) as Jet Black, Megumi Hayashibara (shaman king) as Faye, Aoi Tada (Digimon Tamers) as Ed and Norio Wakamoto (Yu Yu Hakusho) as vicious.
There are many more cowboy bebop merchandise for anime fans to spend their hard-earned wulongs on First 4 Figures statues. Toymaker Megahouse recently re-released one of its classic figure sets that features Spike smoking a cigarette and Faye wearing sunglasses, striking dynamic poses. Likewise, The Good Smile Company has once again made their detailed replica of Spike’s Swordfish II spaceship available for purchase.
The Vicious figure sells for $440 and is currently available for pre-order with an expected shipping range of January to March 2023. cowboy bebop is available to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Funimation, and Crunchyroll.
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