“We’re the Hokuto Three Crows!
And we’re not just gonna tell you who we are.”
In the 3-sided war for Pandora’s Box that took shape early in Kamen Rider Build, it was the surprise appearance of this trio of Hard Smashes that turned everything upside down. Accompanying the powerful new rider, Kamen Rider Grease, the Hokuto Three Crows presented an uphill battle for Build & Cross-Z. Initially these heroes of Hokuto clashed with the main cast, but it wasn’t long before the real motives of the war and their perpetrator were revealed and these beloved allies of Kazumi Sawatari gave their all for their friend.
Castle, Stag, and Owl Hard Smash echo the trifecta of classic sentai colors, and ultimately they proved themselves heroes very much worthy of that influence. These figures of the trio are Figuarts Zero’s, basically statues, but snazzy shelf display pieces none the less. With some minimal articulation worked in, each is sculpted and painted wonderfully, and scaled perfectly to match any of your Kamen Rider Build family Figuarts. Regardless of any shortcomings, of which there are some, having the Hokuto Three ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with Grease is incredibly satisfying.
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