Storm Collectibles has attacked its various licenses in a smart fashion. As they’re starting their Tekken line, it made sense to go with a character with a familiar body type and sculpt from existing characters. Enter Heihachi Mishima. The main villain of the series was a smart kickoff character even if we’re still awaiting heroic characters for him to battle. For now he’s in crossover city.
Packaging: I love the subtle differences in every license in terms of the packaging. The Tekken 7 line packaging looks different from the Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat setup. On either side there’s a shot of Heihachi in action — one in standard fighting togs and the other with him on a horse warlord style. It’s a cool look.
Likeness: Heihachi has a great stern expression like he is all set to kick some serious tale and contenders to his throne. His trademark spiky hair came out nicely as it frames Heihachi’s chrome dome.
The gi has a nice texture to it and avoids looking like a reuse from the Ken or Ryu figures. Heihachi sports massive wraps around his wrists. Storm Collectibles did a tremendous job of giving Heihachi an intimidating look. He’s definitely got that final boss appearance.
You can remove his gi with no problem, which provides a better view of Heihachi’s star-shaped scar.
Scale: Height wise, Heihachi comes in at an appropriate size as taller than Ryu and Sub-Zero, but shorter than Akuma. He’s got what I would consider the right amount of mass coming in right in between Akuma and Ryu again.
Paint: Storm Collectibles always gives you plenty of options in terms of what look you want. I opted for the dark grey with red belt. I love the weathered effect SC gives material. It looks worn around the sleeves and front. Even the wraps have that slightly dirty look. On the back is his tiger’s head.
Heihaci even has live spots! The hair has a wash to further bring out the detail, which gives it a more realistic look as opposed to just being one color. So far I haven’t had even the slightest issue with paint jobs on any Storm figure and Heihachi keeps the trend going. That’s an impressive track record.
Articulation: I’m still impressed by the fluid articulation of these figures. Despite the size and accurate outfits, there are no compromises to the movement and you can hit all of Heihachi’s signature moves.
- ball-jointed shoulders
- knees (double-jointed)
Accessories: You know the drill by now, few companies provide the everything you need in one package as well as Storm Collectibles.
There’s two alternate headsculpts. One disdainfully laughing and the other sporting more of a charging, yelling expression. These will definitely provide some nice posing options.
Also, Heihachi has a pair of chopping hands and a projectile/grasping hands. Next up is a swirling hurricane type effect and the other is an electrified spark. Both fit so you can wrap around them his fist.
Worth it? I got Heihachi thanks to an eBay coupon. He’s currently on Amazon for a very reasonable $62. Like this entire set of Storm Collectibles figures, get him now at this price or pay out the nose later.
Rating: 10 out of 10
Storm Collectibles keeps making definitive versions of fighting game icons. I won’t need another Heihachi after this one.