We got our hands on the Figure-rise Standard Amplified Omegamon X-Antibody figure, and after putting it together, here are my thoughts. Let me get it straight—the figure looks amazing. Non Digimon-fans are going to mistake it as a Gundam, but it easily looks a lot more attractive than many Gunpla out there (due to how slim and sexy Omegamon looks).
While the original Omegamon is badass in his own right, the Omegamon X-Antibody figure simply oozes coolness, replacing the cape with wings and featuring a sharper, more jagged-edge body. While I could sing praises of it to kingdom come, let’s get into the review part of this article, shall we?
Putting the figure together is akin to assembling a HG Gunpla. With 11 runners, it took me about 6 hours to take piece together the Royal Knight. Two things to note—there are considerably more stickers than the average Gunpla, and the wings are made of thin plastic sheets.
Omegamon X-Antibody’s wings are made of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic sheets, similar to the material used in plastic water bottles. I had to unpeel them like a sticker, but assemble them like a normal part by locking them in place between the actual plastic parts.
As for the rest of the body, the assembly isn’t too complicated. The instructions are available in English and are easy and intuitive to follow. Even when I made a mistake during assembly, it wasn’t too hard to pull out two pieces that have been attached together.
As part of the Figure-rise Standard Amplified line of Digimon model kits, you can even mix and match other parts like Dukemon’s shield or Mugendramon’s cannons. There are several extra pieces that are not necessary for the construction of Omegamon X-Antibody specifically designed to accommodate mixing and matching with other Digimon parts.
The plastic model already looks awesome, but the stickers take it a step further. Standing at about 200 mm tall, there are many small stickers that serve as green accents that go well with Omegamon X-Antibody’s aesthetics. From the shining green core to the accents on the wings, the figure radiates power and energy.
Both the Garuru Cannon and the Grey Sword, the Digimon’s right and left arms, look really cool. The Grey Sword in particular is massive and the engravings on the blade (brought to life via stickers) are a wonderful finishing touch. The shield on the left shoulder and the spikes on the right shoulder are great, but the shoulders do feel a bit lacking compared to the rest of the body, in my opinion.
The wings are also really sweet, red on the inside and white on the outside. While some fans may be disappointed that Bandai went with wings instead of a cape like the original, the wings are surprisingly well designed. You can adjust them to fold inwards or spread out. The PET plastic material is also nice to the touch.
While you can set different poses for the Digimon, it’s a challenge to get it into the pose you want. It’s not because the joints are limited in their range of motion, far from it. It’s because of the weight balance. The wings are surprisingly heavy. If Omegamon X-Antibody is standing up completely straight, it will fall backwards due to the weight of the wings. For those who like to go crazy with the poses of their figures, this is one drawback that they have to deal with Omegamon X-Antibody.
For a price of RM193 (that’s 5,280 yen or roughly $45), this figure looks absolutely gorgeous. Personally, I think it’s easily one of the better looking Figure-rise Standard Amplified Digimon figures out there. While posing with it is a challenge due to weight distribution, its looks more than make up for it.
To learn more about the product, visit its page on Bandai Hobby Site.