Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles constantly amaze me with the level of detail on their collectible figures. Again and again, no matter what they produce, it’s the type of stuff I want to own, and the Kerberos Panzer Jäger from the Hot Toys Artist Collection is no different. The sixth scale figure is a collaboration between artist Takayuki Takeya and Hot Toys’ JC Hong, and it’s based on the Japanese military sci-fi franchise known as the Kerberos Saga. From Sideshow, “Based on the radio drama by Mamoru Oshii in 2006, the story is set in Germany during World War II, before the events of the original Kerberos timeline written and created in the late 80s.”
To help promote the figure, Sideshow sent over a review copy. As you’ll see in the pictures, the level of detail is insane. No matter what piece you pick up, it feels like it was made by an old school craftsman that stitched everything by hand. Check out the chain mail in the picture below. You’ll see what I mean.
But for me, the standout component of the figure are the unseen magnets. I own a number of Sideshow and Hot Toys collectibles. They’re all great, but my one issue is the piece of plastic they come with to help them stand up. While it’s nice that the companies offer something so you can properly display the figure, it never looks that cool and I’ve always thought it restricts the figure’s ability to strike a natural pose.
However, the Kerberos Panzer Jäger doesn’t have that issue. While the figure comes with the plastic stand (pictured below), it also has a piece of plastic with magnets in two specific places so you can have the figure standing with ease.
While it might make the figure a bit more expensive, it’s well worth it, so much so that I hope future figures also have this stand. Check it out below.
Obviously when you’re talking about a military figure you expect some cool weapons. As you can see in the picture below, the figure comes with an extended gun with a huge clip of bullets that look real. What’s also great about the gun is how you can open and close the clip with ease and position the bullets exactly how you want.
While the guns and stand are important, I firmly believe the reason Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles are so popular is the head sculpts. As you can see, the artists that made this figure took great care to make the figure look like a person come to life. I love the five o’clock shadow and the wrinkles under his eyes. What’s also great about the head piece is that it’s on magnets so you can easily swap it out for the other head with zero resistance.
Like all Sideshow and Hot Toys products, they will sell the figure for a limited amount of time and once it’s gone the only way to own it is through the secondary market. If you’re into cool toys, you might want to pick it up. I know I’m very happy they haven’t asked for it back since it’s prominently displayed in my toy collection.
Here’s the full gallery of pictures of the Kerberos Panzer Jäger Sixth Scale Figure. You can also click here to purchase the figure on Sideshow’s website