D-Arts Vile is the first villain for Mega-Man X that we have at the SpartanNerd household. How do I know he is a villain? Who’s name is “Vile?”
Vile comes in this nice window box. I am going to apologize up front about some of the pictures in this review. It seems my lights have gone out for the light box. Here is the item photographed on the kitchen table.
The box shows the figure nicely, and the side is similar to the other D-Arts figures we have opened.
The parts all come in this nice blister.
Here are some of the accessories.
You get alternate hands. Cannons for the back. Different barrel ends for the guns. Chain gun ammunition. Knee guns (not pictured), and What?? Some kind of beverage!
Not really sure how this works, since he doesn’t have a mouth…at least he doesn’t have an alternate face or removable helmet.
The SpartanKid thinks this during must be Coke. I think sweet tea, though. It is a detailed piece, with ice cubes. You can remove the contents to have an empty cup as well.
The figure has excellent articulation. He has movable wrists, elbows on a hinge, biceps swivels, ball jointed shoulders, a ball jointed head.articulated torso, moving waist, ball jointed hips, double jointed knees, and ball jointed feet.
Vile looks menacing with the double guns attached to his backpack. SpartanKid says that only rarely is Vile seen with both guns armed in the video games. (Maybe even never.)
The knee gun is an interesting feature. The SpartanNerd would like to say that it was very difficult to achieve. Mostly because the gold ring around the upper part of the figures boot doesn’t want to let go, and is necessary to put the knee gun on properly. In fact, it was highly frustrating, and will be rarely done.
Following are a few action poses versus other figures in the D-Arts line, so you can compare.
SpartanKid has a few statements to make about this figure…
“The guns are pretty detailed and an essential accessory for this figure, for he’s never seen without one of his precious cannons.”
“He looks pretty cool without the shoulder pads, because it appears as if he’s been fighting for awhile, and they got knocked off.”
“His feet are different, made for flying. I like that they made them different.”
“The blue backpack on his back were originally used for flight until he was upgraded with feet thrusters (Mega-Man X-3)”
SpartaNerd Rating of D-Arts “Vile” is 4/5. The figure is well articulated and beautifully painted and detailed. It comes with lots of accessories. However, there is a little problem with changing the knee guns.