Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Figurine | My Hero Academia TEXTURE Izuku Midoriya B Version


I'll be frank. I wasn't planning to get this Another Colour of Deku's figure but the Shopee seller mistakenly put up the photo on their listing which resulted in my believing they were selling the first volume from the Texture line hence this purchase. Imagine my surprise when the seller didn't even realise there's actually 2 versions of this figure and while they're offering to refund and pick up this figure, I've decided to just keep it and asked for discount on my next purchase rather than waste another RM25 worth of shipping fee.

This figure has the same design as the first volume; pose and costume-wise but obviously the colour is more of a cooler tone than the original one and some material used are quite different compared so let's get right into it, shall we?

Now at this point, this figure is one of seven Deku's figures that I have; two from Banpresto The Amazing Heroes line with another arriving hopefully early next month, one from Figure Colosseum line, one from Q Posket line and another from the same Texture line i.e. the A version of this figurine and the most prized item from my whole collection; the 10th Anniversary Banpresto World Figure Colosseum Modeling Academy Super Master Stars Piece The Brush version. Yes, it's the champion for My Hero Academia category, sculpted by Watanabe X Ren although a second fan favourite in the 2019 competition just behind Katsuki Bakugo.

But first, let's talk about the packaging!


As you can see above, the box is very much similar to the original version's but has black background and there's half of the figure front elevation printed at the front and smaller sides of the box while a close-up of the textured finish of Deku's Costume Gamma which is the third upgrade from his original hero costume printed on the other smaller side.

At the back of the box, there's the front elevation of the figurine being printed again along with a point of close-up that we'll be focusing on for this figure. Indeed, this version came out together with Ochaco Uraraka that I've reviewed previously.


At the top side of the box, there's the figurine line; Texture Another Colour printed on it and there's also the round, MediaLink hologram sticker on top of the white box that says Licensed by TOHO Co. Ltd. Also, there's the manufacturing date printed at the bottom side of the box which is April, 2021.

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 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 foot stand unlike the first figurine that came out from this figure line.

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. 

As I've mentioned above previously, Deku started wearing this Costume Gamma like halfway through the third season particularly in the Provisional Hero License Exam Arc. The significant difference compared to the previous costume upgrade would be the iron soles added to his red boots.

Now, here are the satisfying close-ups of the figurines!

Front elevations.

Look at the textured finish at his mask. Weirdly, I never see Deku wearing that mask or that metal front mask.

There's the embossed copyright logo on Deku's red belt.

I can't help but liking this version better than the original one as turquoise is my absolute favourite colour. 

So that's the original version at the back with the Another Colour version at the front. Totally love Deku's hair matches his hero costume and if you guys wondering, both of them can totally stand on their own without the foot stand.

So what do you think of this figure? Have you watched My Hero Academia? 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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