I think one of my favorite parts of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (besides... pretty much everything) is the Rito folk. I freaking loved every opportunity I got to hang out with the humanoid bird beings of Hyrule, including Kass, Teba, and Revali. In particular, Revali presents an interesting wrinkle in Breath of the Wild because of how proud he is and his drive to be the most magnificent Rito champion he can be. His rivalry with Link spurred by that pride is one of my favorite mini-narratives of Breath of the Wild and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Everyone else just accepts Link as the hero of Hyrule. Revali demands Link prove it.
With that love in mind, I recently got my hands on a special collectible: First 4 Figures' limited edition Breath of the Wild Revali PVC 11" painted statue. I even catalogued my unboxing from the packaging to my shelf and all the features therein.
First off, I really like the packaging First 4 Figures shipped with the statue. There's a sturdy outer box with Legend of Zelda's classic gold lettering and symbology, as well as Nintendo and First 4 Figures emblems on it. It even features the actual number of the statue. I got 1380 for mine. Inside is an authenticity card with which to register my particular version the First 4 Figures website.
Once you get past that, the actual product box is inside. I loved this too. It's very colorful and has lots of fun details. Once you crack the box open, you can even cut out the back scenery of the box to do a diorama. I didn't end up needing it, but I appreciate the insert. It would be very fun if you were planning to display the Revali statue in a display case.
Finally having gotten past all the packaging, I undid the clam shell and set Revali loose. I was extremely impressed with the overall quality of the statue. Revali is beautifully painted and comes pre-attached to a very sturdy-feeling base which features Shiekah symbology and light-up effects. The base is battery-powered with a single AAA battery, but it also comes with a cord so you can plug it in and not have to worry about battery life.
In particular, I absolutely love the attention to detail on various parts of Revali. His braids and signature bow in particular are quite well sculpted and painted. The string on the bow is even real elastic string and features a painted point in the middle of the string where an arrow should be nocked to fire. For a non-moving statue, I really like the attention to such small and minute details.
The only thing I wasn't thrilled with when I got this particular painted figure was a little bit of dust on it and a scratch on the base before I even did anything with it. There was a little white mark that wouldn't buff out. It was very noticeable to me on against the black background of the statue base. I also had to do some dusting and polishing right out of the box.
There are also some points on Revali that feel less sturdy than others. The body and core feel very durable. His wing arms and the bow feel a bit less so. I fear that if Revali fell, his arms or the bow might snap. This is especially true given that the statue feels fairly weighty. Not quite Phoenix Wright murder weapon weighty, but still a decent chuck of PVC.
These qualms aside, I'm pretty happy with First 4 Figures' 11" Revali painted PVC statue. It was a $115 purchase before handling and tax and I had to wait quite a long time for it to arrive thanks to COVID affecting production (I placed the pre-order on 4/21/2021 shortly after F4F revealed these figures). However, the overall quality and style of it, embodying one of my favorite Zelda characters makes it one of my favorite collectibles I've had in a while. I really like the light-up effects too.
And that's breakdown of my new First 4 Figures Breath of the Wild Revali 11" painted PVC statue. He'll be hanging out on the top shelf of my collectible display during streams so keep an eye out for him judging me and my gameplay from his perch! I'll do my best to do the Champion of the Rito proud.