“New eras don’t come about because of swords. They’re created by the people who wield them.” ~ Kenshin Himura
The story of Rurouni Kenshin is about transformation, not only for the country of Japan but also for Kenshin himself. It is an epic about finding redemption, triumphing over insurmountable odds, and having the courage to make a positive impact on the world.
Inspired by the timeless themes of the legendary anime, Figurama Collectors embarked on a journey to create the ultimate tribute to Rurouni Kenshin that would transform the statue industry. From the moment of its conceptualization, this piece left an impact on the world. It is our very first statue to include diecast metal, a complete swappable torso, and be based on the samurai genre. We consulted anime licensors and experts in kendo/iaido, as well as traveled to Japanese dojos and museums to conduct research. This resulted in the world’s first Rurouni Kenshin Statue, which is also recognized as the official 25th Anniversary piece for the series.
However, Kenshin VS Shishio has one more surprise in store for the world. Today, with battōjutsu godspeed, Figuramians claimed all 950 pieces in about 6 hours, making it one of our fastest-selling pieces yet! In fact, Kenshin VS Shishio sold its first 850 pieces faster than our record-breaking Eren VS Armored Titan Elite Exclusive Statue!
A sellout like this sets new precedents for industry standards. This momentous achievement challenges the statue market to transform, enhancing the creative process of its art. While we give tremendous credit to the talented team of artists who have made this statue possible, we recognize that new industry standards don’t come about because of statues. They’re created by the people who collect them.
Figuramians, this victory we celebrate today is only made possible by you. No matter the quality of the statue we design, it must be supported and believed in to truly leave an impact. During the development and reveal of Kenshin VS Shishio, we were touched by the level of dedication and zeal that fans showed for this piece. Every sentence of constructive feedback, every image shared through social media, and every word of encouragement you gave us is what has made this year-long accomplishment possible.
For many of us, Rurouni Kenshin is not only our childhood hero, but also the character who introduced us to the anime medium we have come to appreciate so much. We are honored to have created the world’s first statue based on his legendary story, which you can proudly display as a centerpiece in your collection.
Thank you for taking up your Sakabatō alongside us as we embark on our journey to transform the statue industry for the better. Keep on collecting. WE ARE THE COLLECTORS!