Sunday, February 24, 2013

Neclos Fortress: The good & the evil

Good guys: Samurai, Mercenary, Elf, Amazon, Knight, Berserker, Dwarf, Mage
Bad guys: All eight forms of Neclos
Finding a lot of detailed information about the Japanese Neclos Fortress (aka Necros Fortress) keshi line can be difficult unless you know how to read Japanese, which I definitely can't do. But from what I've been able to gather the general gist of the storyline behind the toys is that an evil sorcerer (Neclos) is trying to take over the world with an army of monsters, and a group of good warriors have banded together to try to stop him.

There are eight different "parts" to this toy line, with each part containing 40 figures. Eight figures in each part are heroic characters you could play as in the line's game element. Parts 1-4 each contained different sculpts of the following eight hero characters: Samurai, Mercenary, Elf, Amazon, Knight, Berserker, Dwarf, and Mage. Parts 5-8 included different hero characters.

Each of the eight parts of the line also included a unique sculpt of Neclos. I'm pretty sure the idea was that when one form of Neclos was defeated he would resurrect in a different form.

The photos above show each of the eight hero characters from parts 1-4 as well as all eight forms of Neclos. Which character would you want to play as? It seems like the knight would be the obvious choice, but I personally might go for the berserker or the dwarf. And which Neclos do you think is coolest? I'm partial to "Super Neclos" (light purple guy in the middle), which was the final Neclos sculpt of the line.


  1. A while back, someone sent me a PDF of the Neclos book - it's all in Japanese but it's full-colour, with illustrations of every character plus all sorts of maps and charts and the like. I'll find a way of sending it your way if you're interested?

    1. I was able to get a hold of that PDF recently, but I appreciate the offer!

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