Monev the Gale is the antagonist in the Japanese anime Trigun: Planet Gunsmoke. Called the best action figure of 2001 by many industry leaders, this 9" figure features 27 points of articulation, and over 100 separate pieces. (Each individual bullet has to be strung on guitar string-esque wire). Monev is so massive he has an internal skeleton to give him stability while cleverly concealing the joints.
The figure itself is pretty impressive. Kaiyodo took no short cuts with the sculpt or paint job, they're impressive as all get out. However the most amazing feature is the articulation. His head, ribs, arms, biceps, wrists, fingers, hips, thigh, knees, and ankles all move in one direction if not more. His arm mounted gun barrels spin pretty well. You can put him into millions of sweet positions. Although he comes with a base (the smashed pile of debris under his right foot), he does not stand upright in every pose. He's pretty durable except I would not recommend heavy play. Nowhere near as fragile as McFarlane's T2 Endoskeleton, his thumb did break off after awhile.
This figure came out in 2001 and was a large success, he is still available through some online retailers for around $30. However there is a new variant popping up in stores everywhere, The Diamond Comic exclusive SubZero Attack has a clear body, and they made the internal support skeleton glow in the dark. His armorments have been painted in darker colors and he has a new face sculpt. This figure is based on a rare Japanese convention exclusive that will not reach American shores, but this one is pretty damned good. Available at many game and comic stores, he retails for around $30 as well.
I fully recommend picking up either version of this behemoth and opening him. It will take a little while to get the bullets all together, but you can spend hours putting him in different poses.