Wonfes 2017 Summer

Hello there!

Unfortunately I don’t have much time to post more reviews, but I’ll try to get to it soon.

For now some of Wonfes ups and downs for me!

Twice a year every figure collector holds his breath and awaints the newest announcements. One of these days has come today.

I must say, that there aren’t many announcements this time that made me really excited. But there are figures that took me by surprise and figures that completely destroyed my hopes.

I’m not surprised that this Wonfes is too dominated by Fate series. GSC, MF, ALter and more announced tons of Fate figures. Other than that there’s a lot of KanColle (again), Saekano, tons of new Mikus and of course Touken Ranbu. Fortunately the companies didn’t forget about less popular series.

As every top list you can find on this blog this one is also a subjective choice of mine.

Let’s start with the very end of my tops

11# Odin Sphere – Mercedes (Phat! Company)

I just love these Phat’s parforms. They are so cute I can’t say no to them!

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10# Oikawa Tooru Unifor Ver. nendoroid

Tooru-chan striking again!

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9# Slayers -Lina nendoroid

Finally some love to one of my beloved childhood series!

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8# Nier Automata – YorHa (Square Enix/Flare)

Finally SE lets someone else make their figures. Flare is a great choice here!

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7# D.Gray-Man – Kanda Yuu (Aniplex)

Another Aniplex exclusive coming! They really know how to get my money.

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6# Fate/Grand Order – Ishtar (Aniplex)

And again exclusive. Announced some time ago and finally with a prototype! I know I won’t get her, additional costs like shipping and customs would make me a beggar. Still she looks amazing!

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5# Kakegurui – Jabami Yumeko (Kotobukiya)

An amazing looking prototype. I got hooked on the anime, it’s really exciting (a bit strange though) so I’m happy to see a fabolous Yumeko so soon.

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4# Fate/Grand Order – Lancer (Orange Rouge)

Finally a proper scale of the second best servant ever ❤

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#3 Odin Sphere – Gwendolyn (aquamarine)

The best Gwen so far. The pose is just awesome, so dynamic! Can’t wait to see the painted prototype. Do your best Aquamarine!

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#2 Fate/Stay Night – Matou Sakura (Aniplex)

Please Aniplex stop…you just know that I love kimonos, don’t you?

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1# Fate/Grand Order – Gilgamesh (Myethos)

Ok, Myethos wins the whole show. The most  exciting piece of this Wonfes’!
Myethos is a chinese company, so most of their products aren’t on the MFC database, but they are a really fascinating company. Their projects are really creative and the quality is also very good. I think you could compare them with Kotobukiya. Anyways, just take my money Myethos!

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But unfortunately there are some complete failures too. Actually I think this is the first time ever I felt so dissappointed with Wonfes’ announcements

A super Sexy Gilgamesh, that was announced last year I suppose, finally gets a paited prototype! Just take my mo….Uhm…..what the hell is this?!

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And a figure that I got just too excited about and that is the biggest let down ever.

I love Code Geass and C.C. is my holy waifu, so I was really happy about getting a proper figure with some lovely pose from the anime…Well, MegaHouse crushed all my hopes. I know that boobs sell the best, but making a character look secy at a push is just not my taste. MH tends to do that too often lately. Just a big NO!

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In the end there’s nothing too unexpected about this WF edition. But out of all the figures announced I was able to find the ones I really love. Fortunately not too many, my wallet is still safe!

Hope you also found some exciting figures this time!

Greets

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Play Arts Kai – Sephiroth AC ver.

Hello again!

Hope you and your collections are fine 🙂

Today I’ll review another Play Arts Kai figure I own. After getting the AC Cloud I didn’t even think twice and PO’d Sephiroth. The promo pics made a great impression on me and I was extremely excited to finally get him! Earlier I also got PAK Noctis (FF XV), but its quality wasn’t very good. Still not so bad to stop me from getting Sephiroth. And he was totally worth it!

The box is really big, much bigger than Clouds. Its conception is pretty much the same. The only change is that the front part closes with magnets not with burr. It’s much better imo.

IMG_5211IMG_5212IMG_5213Sephiroth is 28,5cm tall. What I like about PAKs is that they don’t really need the stand for most poses. With Sephiroth you’ll usually need it though. Let’s take a look at the figure!

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There aren’t many paint transfers and generally the quality is really high. The joints are easy to move and let you pose the figure in various ways. The hair is made of soft and elastic material.
Sephiroth comes with the most recognisable accessories from the movie: a huge wing and a huge katana. There are some additional hands too.

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It took me a while to put on the wing. You have to move the joints a lot to get the right pose. Otherwise it’ll just get detached. I wasn’t sure either how to put it on his back too. Square Enix thought up a nice solution here. One element on the back is removable.

IMG_5231 The sword is also easy to put in his hand. Posing Sephiroth is really fun!
With the wing on the figure takes a lot of space so prepare your room for him 🙂

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Unfortunately I couldn’t pose him the way I really wanted to and that’s the one:

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The figure is just too heavy, especially with the wing. But Sephiroth is just too badass to worry. He’s really well made, the quality is great overall. He looks amazing next to my two Clouds (yeah I also bought the remake ver. ;)) Many people complain about SE quality. Well I’m not surprised. It’s just a pure luck I guess. Some of their figures are great like this one, some are average (like Noctis or Static Arts Vincent) and some are terrible (gladly I don’t own any of such quality). Usually it’s better to wait for users photos, but you never know if the figure will go up in price after the release or not. Well I suppose I still would risk it with the PAK series. In the end I wasn’t completely unhappy with any of SE figures. Well the Static Arts Vincent isn’t a complete disaster like many claim, but it’s far from high quality. Definetely not worth the price I paid for it…Well my mistake I guess.

All in all Sephiroth is really amazing and getting him won’t be a mistake for sure. Hope this review will help you make the right decision.

Greets!

Cloud Strife – Play Arts Kai

Hello again!

Final Fantasy VII is a game I played when I was a kid. Some time later I wached the movie FF VII Advent Children and it’s been one of my favourite anime movie since then. Of course Cloud is my beloved character and I always wanted to have his figure. And a few months ago I got my Play Arts Kai Cloud! Play Arts Kai is manufactured by Square Enix. Their quality is not amazing and their figures are mostly overpriced, but in my opinion it’s the best Cloud so far. I pre-ordered him from HLJ. Since I paid ~10k + registered shipping I had to pay custom fees too (23% Vat) 😦 But it’s the first figure I didn’t regret spending this much money on.

The first impression is already good, the box looks great!

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He comes with quite many parts. That’s why compared with other PAK figures his price is not so high. There are 7 swords, 4 hands and an arm with sleeve.

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You have to assemble the stand on your own

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You’ll need a sand paper to do some finishing on the parts

However the stand is mostly unnecessary, Cloud stands on his own. But still I use it to support the figure just in case. The figure is about 28cm high.

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The cloth is a real fabric, the rest is plastic, but the clothes look so realistic!

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Almost everything is movable even the shoesoles

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Awesome, isn’t he? The face could be better, but all in all this figure is very well made. The only problem is, that I couldn’t pull out his arm to put the sleeve on, but I didn’t want to display him with it anyway. There are many joints, posing Cloud is very easy and it’s really fun to do it 🙂 He’s worth every money, no kidding ;P Play Arts Kai isn’t so bad in the end. I think I’m going to buy more figures from Square Enix from now on. Actually I already pre-ordered Noctis from FF XV ❤

Greets!