Saint Seiya Myth Cloth

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Saint Seiya Myth Cloth
Type Figure
Company Bandai
Country Japan
Availability 2003–Present
Materials Plastic, Die-cast metal
Official website

Saint Seiya Myth Cloth (聖闘士聖衣神話 Seinto Seiya Kurosu Maisu?) is a popular toy-line from Bandai based on the Saint Seiya franchise, originated by Masami Kurumada's manga . The title of the merchandise is also known as 'Saint Myth Cloth', Saint Seiya Myth Cloth Legend, but the general consensus usually refer to the aforementioned title. It was originally intended to release 'only' the 5 Bronze Saints to commemorate the series 12th anniversary and for the anticipated Hades Arc OVA in the year 2003. (Hades — Chapter Sanctuary, 2003)

Since its introduction in 2003, the line-up has spawn to mostly all the characters in the Saint Seiya universe and has gain mostly positive reviews from old and new collectors as well as fans. Aside from normal releases, limited editions, and characters from Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas(of this series have been produced, however, only two characters). The figure(s) having a vast improvement over the '80s vintage figures, introduces better articulation and is capable of posing and revoking some of the action portrayed by the characters in the animation; and the high detailed molding and sculpting produce a highly detailed resemblance of the characters seen in the animation as well. Due to all the new technology and high end approach in molding and sculpting, Saint Cloth Myth figures are costly compared to its predecessor but that does not stop its success and demand. Like most of Bandai's merchandise, the line-up is mainly targeted towards a mature and male demographic, but there are also female fans who collect them as well. Sales and demand has surpassed their predecessors and is still growing strong.

In 2007, Bandai released a 'side' line-up called Saint Seiya Myth Cloth Appendix. The line-up is focused on half size bust of the characters, characters in their casual outfits, and Pandora boxes for the cloths. Due to the higher detailed and enhanced sculpting for the specific line-up, it is intended to either display it as a half bust size figure or you can change/swap the head and cloth parts with existing Saint Seiya Myth Cloth Legend figures to enhance their aesthetics.

On May 2011 Bandai announced the expansion of a whole new line-up from the Myth Cloth series - Saint Seiya Myth Cloth EX & Saint Seiya Cloth Crown. A renovation of the figures for a better mobility and articulation whilst in their cloths too! Both line-up are larger in size, with Crown having the most substantial size difference scaling 12" (30cm) tall! Special effects are included (sold separately) as well as different facial expressions of the characters. Myth Cloth figure(s) aren't just about posing anymore!

During the Tamashii Nations Summer Collection 2014 held in May, Bandai announced to further expand the Myth Cloth line by introducing a new line-up called Saint Myth Cloth Legend. It follows the Myth Cloth line up but will only be focused on characters seen in the 2014 Toei Animation CG animated Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary movie. Though the movie carnation of Sagittarius Aiolos and Pegasus Seiya was first to be revealed, the movie version of Gemini Saga is to be the first one to be release in this line.

Line-Up[edit]

Number Figure Release Date
01 Pegasus Seiya (Revived Bronze Cloth) 2003.12
02 Dragon Shiryū (Revived Bronze Cloth) 2003.12
03 Cygnus Hyōga (Revived Bronze Cloth) 2004.01
04 Andromeda Shun (Revived Bronze Cloth) 2004.02
05 Phoenix Ikki (Revived Bronze Cloth) 2004.03
06 Gold Saint Leo Aiolia 2004.04
07 Gold Saint Aquarius Camus 2004.06
08 Gold Saint Virgo Shaka 2004.08
09 Gold Saint Sagittarius Aiolos 2004.10
10 Gold Saint Capricorn Shura 2004.12
11 Wyvern Rhadamanthys 2005.01
12 Gold Saint Libra Dohko 2005.02
13 Pegasus Seiya (Final Bronze Cloth) 2005.03
14 Gold Saint Cancer Deathmask 2005.04
15 Gold Saint Aries Mu 2005.06
16 Gold Saint Scorpion Milo 2005.08
17 Dragon Shiryū (Final Bronze Cloth) 2005.09
18 Gold Saint Taurus Aldebaran 2005.10
19 Bronze Saint Hydra Ichi 2005.11
20 Bronze Saint Unicorn Jabu 2005.11
21 Gold Saint Gemini Saga 2005.12
22 Gold Saint Pisces Aphrodite 2006.02
23 Cygnus Hyōga (Final Bronze Cloth) 2006.03
24 Bronze Saint Wolf Nachi 2006.04
25 Bronze Saint Lionet Ban 2006.04
26 Garuda Aiacos 2006.05
27 Silver Saint Lyra Orphée 2006.06
28 Andromeda Shun (Final Bronze Cloth) 2006.08
29 Dubhe Alpha Siegfried 2006.09
30 Bronze Saint Bear Geki 2006.10
31 Griffon Minos 2006.11
32 Kraken Isaac 2006.12
33 Sea Dragon Kanon 2007.02
34 Phoenix Ikki (Final Bronze Cloth) 2007.03
35 Aries Shion (Surplice) 2007.06
36 Siren Sorrento 2007.08
37 Mizar Zeta Syd 2007.09
38 Chrysaor Krishna 2007.10
39 Merak Beta Hägen 2007.12
40 Sea Horse Baian 2008.01
41 God of Death Thanatos 2008.03
42 Benetnasch Eta Mime 2008.04
43 Scylla Io 2008.05
44 Pegasus Seiya (God Cloth) 2008.06
45 Lyumnades Casa 2008.08
46 God of Sea Poseidon -Normal VER.- 2008.09
47 Alioth Epsilon Fenrir 2008.11
48 God of Death Hypnos 2008.12
49 Capricorn Shura (Surplice) 2009.02
50 Aquarius Camus (Surplice) 2009.02
51 Gemini Saga (Surplice) 2009.03
52 Megrez Delta Alberich 2009.06
53 Andromeda Shun (God Cloth) 2009.07
54 Pegasus Tenma 2009.08
55 Phecda Gamma Thor 2009.09
56 Bennu Kagaho 2009.11
57 Odin Robe Seiya 2009.12
58 Cancer Deathmask (Surplice) 2010.01
59 Alcor Zeta Bud 2010.01
60 Silver Saint Perseus Algol 2010.02
61 Dragon Shiryū (God Cloth) 2010.03
62 Silver Saint Lizard Misty 2010.05
63 Bronze Saint Pegasus Seiya 2010.06
64 Cygnus Hyōga (God Cloth) 2010.07
65 Bronze Saint Andromeda Shun 2010.08
66 Pisces Aphrodite (Surplice) 2010.09
67 Bronze Saint Cygnus Hyōga 2010.10
68 Bronze Saint Dragon Shiryū 2010.11
69 Phoenix Ikki (God Cloth) 2010.12
70 God of the Underworld Hades 2011.03
71 Black Saint Phoenix 2011.04
72 Bronze Saint Phoenix Ikki 2011.06
73 Ophiuchus Shaina 2011.11
74 Harpy Valentine 2012.02
75 Eagle Marin 2012.05
76 Mermaid Thetis 2013.06
77 Pegasus Seiya (God Cloth) 10th Anniversary Edition 2013.09
78 Dragon Shiryu (God Cloth) 10th Anniversary Edition 2013.10
79 Cygnus Hyoga (God Cloth) 10th Anniversary Edition 2013.11
80 Pegasus Koga (Revived Bronze Cloth) 2013.11
81 Goddess Athena Cloth 2013.12
82 Andromeda Shun (God Cloth) 10th Anniversary Edition 2014.01
83 Orion Eden (Revived Bronze Cloth) 2014.01
84 Phoenix Ikki (God Cloth) 10th Anniversary Edition 2014.02
85 Sagittarius Seiya (Omega Ver.) 2014.06
86 Lionet Souma (Revived Bronze Cloth) 20XX.XX
87 Dragon Ryuhou (Revived Bronze Cloth) 20XX.XX
88 Andromeda Shun (Omega Ver.) 20XX.XX
89 Sagitta Ptomely 20XX.XX
90 Balron Rune 20XX.XX

Line-up Specials[edit]

Number Figure Release Date Remarks
01 5 Bronze Saints (Revived Bronze Cloth) Pack 2007.12 A package that includes all the 5 Bronze Saints in their revived Bronze Cloth. With the improved figure 'body' and Shiryū's cloth color changed to glossy green as seen in the animation and like the Final Bronze Cloth figure. The previous release of Shiryū's (Revived Bronze Cloth) cloth was too green and did not match the one portrayed in the animation. 5 display stands are also included in this package, and heads are changeable with the Final Bronze figures as well. (Sold Separately)
02 Pegasus Seiya (Final Bronze Cloth) -24K[citation needed] Gold VER.- 2008.03 Due to the line-up reaching the 3 million pieces mark in sales, Bandai launched a 24K[citation needed] Gold figure of Pegasus Seiya (Only the die-cast cloth) to commemorate the overall success.
03 God of Sea Poseidon ~ROYAL ORNAMENT EDITION~ 2008.09 Two different versions were released at the same time, a normal version of Poseidon which has blue hair and cloth seen in the animation. The other called 'Royal Ornament Edition' has a lot more accessories; (e.g. throne, robe, etc.) and the major difference is the hair color which is yellow and the cloth has a different color compared to the normal pack as portrayed in the manga.
04 Ophiuchus Shaina & Cassios 2011.11 Comes with both Shaina and Cassios (Cassios is a non-movable figure)

Saint Seiya Myth Cloth Legend Exclusive Display Stands[edit]

Number Figure Release Date Remarks
01 Exclusive Display Stand 2006.07 First ever release of a display stand for the figures that comes in white
02 Exclusive Display Stand B 2007.07 Second release of the display stand in black
03 Exclusive Display Stand C 2009.04 Third release of the display stand in transparent blue
04 DX Display Stage Set 2013.12 To commemorate Myth Cloth's 10th Anniversary, different stands compared to previous release and can be used with Myth Cloth EX figures

Campaign Exclusive[edit]

Number Figure Release Date Remarks
01 Grand Pope Shion 2005.10
02 Pandora 2006.11
03 Hades Shun 2007.09
04 Saori Kido 2009.13
05 Polaris Hilda 2010.02
06 Grand Pope Shion -2010 Ver.- 2010.12 A newer version from the 2005 release. Literally a combined version of the 2005 release and the Tamashii Nation 2008 limited version of Shion & Grand Pope package. (excluding Aries Surplus Cloth)
07 Sagittarius Cloth (Galaxy Battle VER.) 2011.03 Comes with Ikki's face as depicted in the series
08 Pegasus Seiya Bronze Cloth ~Limited Gold Pegasus~ 2011.11 Limited release of gold Pegasus Seiya in his Bronze Cloth bundled with the PlayStation 3 game - Saint Seiya Senki.

Japanese Magazine Exclusive[edit]

Number Figure Release Date Remarks
01 Crystal Saint 2007.08 From the magazine Figure Ou campaign exclusive
02 Pegasus Seiya (Revived Bronze Cloth) ~Broken Version~ 2009.04 Saint Seiya Myth Cloth Legend Chronicle Magazine Limited sales special campaign exclusive

Tamashii Nation Event & Festival Event (aka - FES) Exclusive[edit]

Number Figure Release Date Remarks
01 Aries Shion (Surplus) & Grand Pope Pack 2008.03 Tamashii Nation 2008 Limited Edition. A same version was sold during the 2008 Tamashii at Asia.
02 Exclusive Display Stand D 2009.03 Tamashii Nation 2009 Autumn exclusive item. Fourth release of the display stand in transparent orange
03 Pegasus Seiya (Final Bronze Cloth) ~Original Color Edition~ 2009.11 Tamashii Nation 2009 Autumn exclusive item
04 Phoenix Ikki (Final Bronze Cloth) ~Original Color Edition~ 2010.08 Tamashii Festival 2010 exclusive item
05 Cygnus Hyōga (Final Bronze Cloth) ~Original Color Edition~ 2010.10 Tamashii Nation 2010 exclusive item
06 Pegasus Seiya (Revived Bronze Cloth/Broken Ver.) & Saori Kido ~Original Color Edition~ 2011.02 2011 Tamashii Feature Volume 2 exclusive item
07 Andromeda Shun (Final Bronze Cloth) ~Original Color Edition~ 2011.02 2011 Tamashii Feature Volume 2 exclusive item
08 Dragon Shiryu (Final Bronze Cloth) ~Original Color Edition~ 2011.11 Tamashii Nation 2011 Limited Edition

Tamashii Japanese Web Store Exclusive[edit]

Number Figure Release Date Remarks
01 Pegasus Seiya (God Cloth) ~Original Color Edition~ 2009.04
02 Andromeda Shun (God Cloth) ~Original Color Edition~ 2010.03
03 Dragon Shiryū (God Cloth) ~Original Color Edition~ 2010.09
04 Cygnus Hyōga (God Cloth) ~Original Color Edition~ 2011.02
05 Black Saint Pegasus & Andromeda 2011.04 A combo pack of the two; And two exclusive faces of both Seiya and Shun that can be used with the Saint Seiya Myth Cloth figure's
06 Black Saint Dragon & Cygnus 2011.06 A combo pack of the two; And two exclusive faces of both Shiryū and Hyōga that can be used with the Saint Seiya Myth Cloth figure's
07 Steel Saint Sky Cloth 'Toucan' Sho 2011.07
08 Steel Saint Marine Cloth 'Sword Fish' Ushio 2011.07
08 Steel Saint Land Cloth 'Fox' Daichi 2011.07
09 Phoenix Ikki (God Cloth) ~ Original Color Edition~ 2011.11
10 Perseus Algol (Surplice) 2012.08 Silver Saint Perseus Algol in his Surplice Cloth as depicted in the Hades OVA
11 Chameleon June 2013.06
12 Papillon Myu 2013.09
13 Lizard Misty (Surplice) 2014.08 Silver Saint Lizard Misty in his Surplice Cloth as depicted in the Hades OVA
14 God of the Underworld Hades ~Original Color Edition~ 2014.09
15 Sphinx Pharaoh 2014.11
16 Acheron Charon 2015.02

Toei Limited Exclusive[edit]

Number Figure Release Date Remarks
01 Pegasus Seiya (Revived Bronze Cloth ) - Power of Gold 2010.05
02 Dragon Shiryū (Revived Bronze Cloth) - Power of Gold 2010.09
03 Cygnus Hyōga (Revived Bronze Cloth) - Power of Gold 2010.11
04 Andromeda Shun (Revived Bronze Cloth) - Power of Gold 2011.03
05 Phoenix Ikki (Revived Bronze Cloth) - Power of Gold 2011.07
06 Display Stand - Power of Gold 2011.11
07 Dragon Shiryu Bronze Cloth ~Limited Gold Dragon~ 2012.06
08 Cygnus Hyoga Bronze Cloth ~Limited Gold Cygnus~ 2013.02
09 Andromeda Shun Bronze Cloth ~Limited Gold Andromeda~ 2013.05
10 Phoenix Ikki Bronze Cloth ~Limited Gold Phoenix~ 2013.10

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