If I had worked on Dead or Alive 4 with the folks at Team Ninja, I would definitely spend my bonus money on this amazing Ryu Hayabusa statue from First 4 Figures. The company that has brought us so many pretty works of Metroid and Zelda art has been awarded the license for Ninja Gaiden II from Microsoft and TECMO, and the first product coming out of that license certainly does not disappoint. Ryu is clad in a lovely black leather ensemble, standing a whopping 18 inches above his base of artificial grass, with the full piece measuring 31 inches tall once you figure in the Eclipse Scythe. As with all things First 4 Figures, Ryu is extremely limited and rather pricey - only 1,999 pieces are being made at a cost of $349.99 each. Each model comes with a certificate of authenticity that allows you to purchase the same numbered version of the next in the series. Grab those bonus checks and head over to First 4 Figures to preorder!

First 4 Figures Acquires the Ninja Gaiden II License to Produce High Quality Statues! First 4 Figures is thrilled to announce that they have been awarded a license from Microsoft and TECMO/Team Ninja to create high end 1/4 scale statues based on the characters from the Ninja Gaiden II video game exclusive to Xbox 360. The first statue release is the video game's super Ninja warrior, Ryu Hayabusa. In Ninja Gaiden II, Ryu must battle the evil Black Spider Ninja clan and Four Greater Fiends to avenge the honor of the Hayabusa Clan and protect Humanity from destruction. Ryu Hayabusa, in his default NGII black costume, is coming soon from First 4 Figures. Based on the official Ninja Gaiden II box artwork and in-game 3D model, First 4 Figures has painstakingly captured Ryu Hayabusa's intensity and deadly demeanor. The base is covered in artificial grass and features Ryu walking through a graveyard of swords from fallen warriors. He comes equipped with his signature Dragon Sword, Eclipse Scythe, and a Falcon's Talon. At 1/4 scale, Ryu stands at 18 inches tall and when you include his Eclipse Scythe, he stands at 31 inches tall (that's over 2½ feet)! Height: 31 inches to the top of the Eclipse Scythe (approximately 80cm). SRP: $349.99 Available: Q1-2009 Limited: 1,999 pieces worldwide To place your order, go to: https://www.first4figures.com/component/option,com_myphp/Itemid,3/product,68/ This is the first in the Ninja Gaiden II series so low numbers will be given on a first come first served basis. Comes in deluxe full color packaging, hand numbered base, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity which allows you to purchase the same number of the model next in the Ninja Gaiden 2 series. Qty is strictly limited to a highly limited 1,999 units only worldwide. For more information on "Ninja Gaiden II," please visit www.xbox.com/ng2.