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Kotobukiya Shares Pics of Trails of Cold Steel’s Rean Schwarzer Prototype

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Kotobukiya Rean Schwarzer

Kotobukiya has provided an updated look at the progress of its Rean Schwarzer scale figure. The unpainted prototype depicts one of the main characters from The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series. The manufacturer has not yet revealed a price or release window for the model. [Thanks, Dengeki!]

Nihon Falcom’s Ashen Chevalier will be made entirely of PVC and will come fully painted when complete. The Kotobukiya figure will stand at approximately 214mm tall, making that 1/8 the scale of Rean Schwarzer’s height. The manufacturer appears to be modeling the character after his Trails of Cold Steel III look, despite there being a more recent incarnation of him in Trails of Cold Steel IV.

In addition to Rean, Kotobukiya is making an Altina figure. Her model is further along in production, with fully painted photos available. Preorders opened in June 2021.

The Legend of Heroes series continues to gain popularity worldwide. In related news, Clouded Leopard Entertainment shared footage of the upcoming Nintendo Switch versions of Trails of Cold Steel Kai I and II for Asian territories. However, the publisher currently does not have plans to release those titles in English.

The Kotobukiya Rean Schwarzer figure is still in pre-production in the prototype phase. The manufacturer asked fans to look forward to future updates.

Oni Dino
Oni Dino is a Japanese-English translator, localization editor, and podcaster. He has several video game credits and regularly translates columns from Masahiro Sakurai and Shigeru Miyamoto. When not knee-deep in a JRPG and wishing games had more environmental story-telling, he's attending industry events and interviewing creative auteurs to share their stories.