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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Shelfie Sunday | Funko Pop! My Hero Academia

 



... although technically, it's not a shelf as my IKEA Billy bookcase isn't assembled yet but this will do for now.


Hope you have a lovely Sunday! Stay safe!



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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Figure | Banpresto Q Posket Rurouni Kenshin - Battousai Himura

  




Previously, I've posted a review on Banpresto Q Posket for Rurouni Kenshin and this is the fourth figure that came out from this line back in May featuring Kenshin Himura (緋村 剣心 Himura Kenshin) in his Battousai (man-slayer) appearance. 


First thing first, let's talk about the packaging!








As you can see the above, there's the front elevation printed both at the front and back of the box. The design is real nice and just pops right out with the bright colour to complement the figure colour scheme. This is indeed the A version of the figure and as much as I love this version, I do want to get the B version wear Kenshin wears dark navy men's kimono later. Of course, there's the Bandai Spirits CO. Ltd. logo at the lower right corner of the box with Banpresto logo at the top right of it as to indicate that this is an authentic item released by the manufacturer.  







At the top side of the box, there's the figurine line; Rurouni Kenshin Q Posket printed on it and there's also the round, white and blue logo printed on the lower right part that says Approved by SHUEISHA. Also, there's the manufacturing date printed at the bottom side of the box which is May, 2021 and I'm pretty sure that this is the Asian Version of the figure but let me know if you've gotten or original Japan version from crane machine or simply bought them from reseller.











Now, the figurine came with an inner packaging and protector lining that supposedly hold the unassembled figurine inside so even when the outer box get smashed into half of its size, not to worry as the figurine should be safe for you to unbox. 

To my observation, an authentic figure always comes in a box and there's serial number stamped on the inner side of of the top (sometimes bottom) lid of the box so definitely check yours before cutting open the plastic cover.

I also noticed that these recents releases have set of number printed right on the plastic and there's also a series of number printed at the back of the foot stand along with Bandai Spirits name and logo.

Of course, the figurine came in unassembled parts, sealed in clear plastics; usually in 3 to 6 parts depending on the design and for this second figure from the line, there's the custom black foot stand, the head, the body and the sword which took me less than a minute to assemble. 






Generally, Kenshin dresses simply; wearing a plain men's kimono of cheap, worn-out clothes with a white hakama, zori and tabi. In the live-action films, Kenshin wears a brown kimono in addition to his signature red kimono given to him by Kaoru in the first movie and as you can see in his flashbacks, he's wearing dark-coloured kimono during his mission as assassin.


Now, let's see some close-ups on the figure!









Front and back elevations. Just look at the details of his ripped kimono






There's the embossed copyright at the inner part of his muted light grey hakama and here you can see he's wearing blue tabi to match his blue kimono.





Himura Battousai was released simultaneously with Saito Hajime that I've reviewed last week.






I'm over the moon of having both version of Kenshin and as you can see in the above close-ups, this Battousai version has only one scar on his face stroke by Kiyosato Akira; Tomoe Yukishiro's betrothed at the time. 






The whole Q Posket line for Rurouni Kenshin as of this date. 


So what do you think of this figure? Have you watched Rurouni Kenshin? Definitely let me know by leaving comments down below and I guess that's all of it! I'll see you guys on next week's post!


Disclaimer | This figurine was bought and shipped to my door with my own money. My opinions expressed here don't represent any party and I'm not responsible for any misinformation as I'm just sharing them as it is but feel free to let let me know if you want to add or correct anything here. Sharing is caring!

 


Saturday, July 17, 2021

Figure | Banpresto Q Posket Rurouni Kenshin - Hajime Saito

   




Onto the figure review this week, I'm going to talk about another Banpresto Q Posket for Rurouni Kenshin and the third figure that came out from this line back in May is one of the main characters of the live action movie which is Hajime Saito (斎藤 一 Saito Hajime). He left a deep impression on me as he didn't pursue Kenshin further to fight as Kenshin thrust his sword onto the ground, expressing his intention to move forward into the new era as seen in the beginning of the 2012's live-action movie. Anyway, while Saito appeared in his Shinsengumi uniform  in that scene, he's almost always seen in blue policeman's uniform in Meiji era ; throughout the first trilogy of the live-action movies.


But first, let's talk about the packaging in which the figure came in!



 






As you can see the above, there's the front elevation printed both at the front and back of the box. The design is real nice and just pops right out with the bright colour to complement the figure colour scheme. This is indeed the A version of the figure and looking at the B version with muted light blue colour is almost making me want to grab that too. Of course, there's the Bandai Spirits CO. Ltd. logo at the lower right corner of the box with Banpresto logo at the top right of it as to indicate that this is an authentic item released by the manufacturer.  



 




At the top side of the box, there's the figurine line; Rurouni Kenshin Q Posket printed on it and there's also the round, white and blue logo printed on the lower right part that says Approved by SHUEISHA. Also, there's the manufacturing date printed at the bottom side of the box which is May, 2021 and I'm pretty sure that this is the Asian Version of the figure.


 




Now, the figurine came with an inner packaging and protector lining that supposedly hold the unassembled figurine inside so even when the outer box get smashed into half of its size, not to worry as the figurine should be safe for you to unbox. 

According to my observation, an authentic figure always comes in a box and there's serial number stamped on the inner side of the top (sometimes bottom) lid of the box so definitely check yours before cutting open the plastic cover.

I also noticed that these recent releases have set of number printed right on the plastic and there's also a series of number printed at the foot stand along with Bandai Spirits name and logo.

Of course, the figurine came in unassembled parts, sealed in clear plastics; usually in 3 to 6 parts depending on the design and for this first figure from the line, there's the custom black foot stand, the upper and lower body parts that took me less than a minute to assemble. 






Saitō is a rather tall man with a lean but fit frame and he has a long face with pronounced cheekbones and tear-troughs. His eyes are piercing and narrow while yellow in color and his short black hair is neatly slicked back with the exception of four bangs over his forehead. Of course, Banpresto did a good job of translating that into the Q Posket form and boy, he still looks fierce especially in that Isshiki stance!








Front and back elevations.








Some details on his sword and scabbard of where to hook them on his hand and waist respectively.






There's the embossed copyright at the back of Saito's left thigh.






Saito was released simultaneously with Kenshin in Battousai mode. 






The whole Q Posket line for Rurouni Kenshin as of this date. 


So what do you think of this figure? Have you watched Rurouni Kenshin? Definitely let me know by leaving comments down below and I guess that's all of it! I'll see you guys on next week's post!


Disclaimer | This figurine was bought and shipped to my door with my own money. My opinions expressed here don't represent any party and I'm not responsible for any misinformation as I'm just sharing them as it is but feel free to let let me know if you want to add or correct anything here. Sharing is caring!

 

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Shelfie Sunday | Banpresto Q Posket Figures for Demon Slayer

 



While I'm drafting my reviews for Banpresto Q Posket figures for Rurouni Kenshin, I've started receiving my pre-orders for Demon Slayer figures for those released back in May and June so here's an updated line-up for the collection. Basically, this figure line consists of 2 versions of every volume (figure) released; A version with normal colours and B version with sepia i.e. special colour version.


At this point, I've got 5 figures for all four main characters, 3 figures for 2 hashira along with the first 2 volumes of Banpresto Q Posket Petits. I still have several more on their ways but these are the ones that I'm going to start posting their reviews as soon as next month as I'm sticking with my schedule of doing a single review on weekly basis.


I hope you guys are having a lovely Sunday and I'll see you guys on my next post! Stay safe!


P.S.: Check out the IKEA DETOLF glass cabinet that I've installed here!


Saturday, July 10, 2021

Figure | Banpresto Q Posket Rurouni Kenshin - Kenshin Himura

  




Previously, I've promised you guys to drop reviews on Banpresto Q Posket for Rurouni Kenshin and the second figure that came out from this line back in April is indeed the titular character of the live action movie which is Kenshin Himura (緋村 剣心 Himura Kenshin).


I've been following this releases of the live action movie since 2012 and after 13 years, the 2-part Rurouni Kenshin finale is coming to Netflix; first part called The Final is already available but I'm going to watch both parts back-to-back once the second part called The Beginning released at the end of this month. 


First thing first, let's talk about the packaging!





 


As you can see the above, there's the front elevation printed both at the front and back of the box. The design is real nice and just pops right out with the bright colour to complement the figure colour scheme. This is indeed the A version of the figure and as much as I love this version, I do want to get the B version wear Kenshin wears dark navy men's kimono although not now-now. Of course, there's the Bandai Spirits CO. Ltd. logo at the lower right corner of the box with Banpresto logo at the top right of it as to indicate that this is an authentic item released by the manufacturer.  



 




At the top side of the box, there's the figurine line; Rurouni Kenshin Q Posket printed on it and there's also the round, white and blue logo printed on the lower right part that says Approved by SHUEISHA. Also, there's the manufacturing date printed at the bottom side of the box which is April, 2021 and I'm pretty sure that this is the Asian Version of the figure.



 




Now, the figurine came with an inner packaging and protector lining that supposedly hold the unassembled figurine inside so even when the outer box get smashed into half of its size, not to worry as the figurine should be safe for you to unbox. 

To my observation, an authentic figure always comes in a box and there's serial number stamped on the inner side of of the top (sometimes bottom) lid of the box so definitely check yours before cutting open the plastic cover.

I also noticed that these recents releases have set of number printed right on the plastic and there's also a series of number printed at the back of the foot stand along with Bandai Spirits name and logo.

Of course, the figurine came in unassembled parts, sealed in clear plastics; usually in 3 to 6 parts depending on the design and for this second figure from the line, there's the custom black foot stand, the head, the body and hand that's holding the sword which took me less than a minute to assemble. 







Generally, Kenshin dresses simply; wearing a plain men's kimono of cheap, worn-out clothes with a white hakama, zori and tabi. In the live-action films, Kenshin wears a brown kimono in addition to his signature red kimono given to him by Kaoru in the first movie and dark-coloured kimono as seen in his flashbacks.

Now, let's see some close-ups on the figure!








Front and back elevations. The red kimono is real nice indeed but I really want to collect the other version too!






A close-up onto Kenshin's katana.






There's the embossed copyright at the inner part of his light brown hakama.






Kenshin was released simultaneously with Enishi. 






The above is Kenshin along with his Battousai outfit which I'd be reviewing in the upcoming weeks so definitely stay tuned for that!





The whole Q Posket line for Rurouni Kenshin as of this date. 


So what do you think of this figure? Have you watched Rurouni Kenshin? Definitely let me know by leaving comments down below and I guess that's all of it! I'll see you guys on next week's post!


Disclaimer | This figurine was bought and shipped to my door with my own money. My opinions expressed here don't represent any party and I'm not responsible for any misinformation as I'm just sharing them as it is but feel free to let let me know if you want to add or correct anything here. Sharing is caring!