Thursday, May 27, 2021

Figurine | Banpresto Demon Slayer FIGURE Guardians of the Night - Eighth Form

Onto this week's figurine, here's another Banpresto figure for Demon Slayer anime which for is Inosuke Hashibira (嘴平 伊之助 Hashibira Inosuke) character but this time without his wild boar headgear. The design is pretty much similar to the Fourth Form well except of course, the head part.

Of course, this figurine is part of Demon Slayer : Guardians of the Night (鬼滅の刃フィギュアー絆ノ装 Kimetsu no Yaiba Figua - Kizuna no Sou) designed by Banpresto Co. Ltd. (toy company that has merged with Bandai Spirits Co., Ltd. since 2019) as well as the other figurines I've posted about previously and at this point, this is one of four Inosuke's figures; two from Banpresto Q Posket and another from the same line) in my whole collection. 

Now, let's talk about the packaging!

After extensive search through several online shopping platforms, I've finally managed to find this figurine on Shopee as I've decided that it's the best platform for buying figurines released prior last year and after making comparisons to the photos posted on, I'm confident that this figure is indeed authentic so it was a huge relief as I've found a lot of fakes and counterfeits i.e bootlegs also sold on the very same platform at such low prices compared to these original ones.

I've noticed that the front elevation of the figurine being printed on both smaller sides of the box with the right side featuring the A version or the Sepia Colour version of the previous release of figurines; Kanao Tsuyuri - Seventh Form in Sepia Colour version was featured along side the Eight Form of this figurine line which is  B version in normal colour as shown above.

At the back of the box, there's the front elevation of the figurine being printed again along with the manufacturer address at the bottom part of the box. Also, there's the manufacturing date printed at the bottom side of the box which is May, 2020 and I haven't seen this figure being rereleased unlike other figures from the same product line.

At the top side of the box, there's the official anime logo with the figurine's name printed on it. There's also the indicator (white box) that this figurine is for Sales Outside Japan Only. According to a Shopee seller, 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.

Now, the figurine came with an inner packaging 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. As you can see, the condition of the box is quite severe and it's even torn open so the Shopee seller sure got a long review (read : rant) with multiple photos and a video thanks to the courier.

Of course, the figurine came in unassembled parts, sealed in clear plastics; usually in 3 to 6 parts depending on the design but for this Third Form, there's the black oval base, the body, the head then two of Inosuke's nichirin blades and these took me less than a minute to assemble and I've decided to just use instant glue to paste the blades permanently in the end. 

Indeed, the build is quite nice as it's looking very similar to the anime but I really wish he was holding onto his headgear or maybe putting it around his neck or something.

Side elevations of the figurine. While Inosuke green eyes don't match with anything he wears or carries on him, his black to blue hair does match his baggy dark blue hakama and furry knee-high socks.

Back elevation of the figurine. 

Inosuke was solely featured on the cover of the seventh volume of the original Japanese manga and Viz Media's official English comic and there you can see the hollowed-out boar's skin that he placed on his back. By the way, did you know that the headgear that he's been wearing is actually his late adoptive boar mother?

Which Inosuke figure you'd get between the two? 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!

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