You might remember Shadow Link from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Or, you may remember fighting your dark reflection as a mini-boss in the Water Temple on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. However, if your memory goes back far enough, you still have flashbacks of the final fight at the end of the very idiosyncratic Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. In this battle, you felt as if you had already won the game when you are forced to fight your shadow. Fighting Shadow Link in The Adventure of Link wasn’t challenging–it was flat-out cheap. He seemed to anticipate your moves, or, better yet, he seemed to have actually changed what he did after you moved to be sure that you could never strike him. Nothing else in that very strange The Legend of Zelda entry could compare to how mind-alteringly frustrating that battle was.
Now you can finally control Link’s dark doppelganger with this World of Nintendo Shadow Link 3-Inch Action Figure. Link’s dark reflection has never looked quite so good as he does in this figure. With 14 points of articulation, a dark Hyrule shield and a dark variation of the Master Sword and sheath, this toy will really impress you. The red eyes let you know that Shadow Link isn’t here for fun, but for some serious butt kicking business.
Every collector knows that Jakks Pacific action figures are high quality representations. This is, perhaps, the only version of Shadow Link that you will ever encounter that doesn’t have you throwing your controller on the ground in despair. You can finally win that battle, or turn to the dark side with Shadow Link under your control. A figure like this will impress any Zelda fan and Nintendo collector. It is available soon, but ready for pre-order from Entertainment Earth!