Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Figurine | My Hero Academia TEXTURE Izuku Midoriya


While waiting for the second season of Demon Slayer anime to be released this autumn, I've figured it's the right time to start watching another shounen anime (as I'm dreading to watch the first part of Attack On Titan's final season) so I chose My Hero Academia as it's sitting at the top of my BFF's anime-to-watch; well, second place after AOT.

Therefore onto this week's figurine, I want to talk about this Banpresto figure featuring the anime's main character Izuku "Deku" Midoriya (緑谷出久 Midoriya Izuku) from their Texture line. If you've been following my Facebook page, surely you saw another My Hero Academia figurine line from Bandai Spirits that I'm currently collecting too but this Texture figure is so inviting I just had to review it first!

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 at the end of this month, one from Figure Colosseum line, one from Q Posket line and another from the same Texture line i.e. the B 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, 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 2 points of close-up that we'll be focusing on for this figure.

At the top side of the box, there's the figurine line; Texture printed on it and there's also the round, 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 May, 2020.

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. 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.

As you can see, the condition of the box is less than perfect even though the Shopee seller already wrapped the box with bubble wrappers and delivered in sturdy box as I don't rely on couriers to handle the package nice and safely.

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, 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!

Supposedly,  there are yellow bolts fastened into his knee pads but none were added or painted on the figure. 

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

I really like how Deku's expression here suits his pose well as he stares right into your eyes.

Compared to the B version, it goes without saying that this figurine is much more accurate in terms of the tones of the colours used in the anime itself but when it comes to his thigh-high extended knee pads, I'd prefer the ones with matte finish on the B version better instead of that shiny, plastic finish on this figure that simply doesn't match his belt and iron soles.

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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