William Birkin was an extremely knowledgeable scientist for the Umbrella Corporation that discovered the G-Virus and the person responsible for the Raccoon City Outbreak. He was the main antagonist of Resident Evil 2
After completing his research on the G-Virus Birkin was shot and his research was stolen, with moments to live he did the only thing that he could, he injected himself with the G-Virus.
This particular figure is of William’s second stage transformation after injecting himself.
(Resident Evil 2 Image)
In this form, Birkin’s head has been forced down into the chest to be replaced by a new skull, the right hand has sprouted large, bone talons, and two new arms have beginning to develop underneath the originals. In this form, it possesses all the same abilities as the first transformation nut now has the added advantage of its sharp talons. In this form, it attacks by slashing and stabbing at its opponents with its new claw.
I instantly fell in love with this figure when I first saw it, I have always been interested in the William Birkin story and to this day RES 2 is still my favorite of the series.
Overall it is a very well crafted figure with serious amounts of detail in just about every department. Some of my favorite features include the ability to move the large eye with a little stick at the back of the figure and a small piece of cloth attached to simulate his torn lab coat.
Cost – £15.99