Daimon is a character from a movie called Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare. Released in 1968 by Daiei Studio, the film was the first in a trilogy. Each of the movies features tons of yokai, demons, and other creatures from Japanese folklore.
In Spook Warfare, Daimon is the villain, a ruthless vampire released from his 4,000 year sleep by tomb raiders in Babylonia. Daimon makes his way to Japan, where the bulk of the story takes place. It's up to a brave Kappa and many other yokai to challenge the shape shifting, self-cloning, blood drinking Daimon.
I picked up one of the Daimon sofubi figures at Gateway. It's really well designed, sculpted, and executed.
|Several versions of the figure were made by M1Go.|
|Really nice articulation at the head, arms, and waist. You can rotate the feathered arms 360 degrees.|
|Classic kaiju spray - subtle, and judiciously applied to bring out the depth of the sculpt and add personality.|
|The weapon is molded onto the arm. Would have been great if it were separate.|
|Nice sculpting details|
|Check out that tail!|
Click here to go to the Amazon page for Spook Warfare.
And here's the film's trailer: