Now for the reason I bid on this lot! The J-Prizes! The set consists of 5 figures, plus one secret. With 9 boxes in this lot, I was semi-confident I’d get the “base” 5, but the secret was less likely, as it may’ve been someone trying to get the secret, and palmed off their duplicates.
So let’s see what we got!
Let’s start with the obvious character in the set, Kotetsu:
The paint is about average for this kind of figure. The bases for these figures are nice – they all include a logo and the character’s name. I like his pose in this figure.
All the details you’d expect back here. A nice addition is they’ve got the fastener on the back of his hat.
Now for Blue Rose, the character I wanted most in this set:
She’s nicely done, and the paint’s good considering her small size. I got two of these Blue Rose figures, but one had a broken ice vine :(. But hey, I got two, so I had one intact Blue Rose! Also the finish on the two Blue Rose headpieces is different – this one is mottled, and the other one is flat, and probably unfinished. There was a bit of a mark on the other headpiece too, so I went with this head, with the textured finish.
A good amount of detail on her hair, for a prize figure. And a good shot of teh vines – don’t want to be missing one of those! This one could’ve easily ended up messy with the paint, but most of it is really good. Bit of slop on the back of the headpiece, but the more important paint on her body is good.
Next up, Dragon Kid:
They’ve done a really good job on her too. Love her bright colours. She doesn’t have her logos in her discs, but I can’t say I miss those, lol. The gold & silver paint work, which is a nice thing to see.
Her staff and headpiece are the most striking things in this figure, and have been replicated well, in chibi form.
Now for Ivan Karelin, aka Origami Cyclone:
This one, for some strange reason, tends to prefer to rotate moreso than the others. I like his clothes on this figure.
Here he is from the back:
Shame the stand goes right in the middle of his jacket’s logo :(. Makes me almost wish for a hair stand, but those are far more annoying than peg stands. The purple shiny paint came out well.
Now for Keith Goodman, aka Sky High:
Looking happy and optimistic, like his anime-self! His clothes and face are painted really well.
Oops, a bit of a mark on the back of his hair, oh well. It’s a paint chip, so I can’t fix it easily. I do have a duplicate of Keith, so I may choose not to sell the duplicate. The chip doesn’t show when I’m displaying him though, so I may not bother getting the other head out.
So that’s the five that were advertised… plus the non-mentioned dupe which was Dragon Kid. Did I get the secret? Why, yes I did!
And who was it?
Have you guessed yet?
Erm, did someone say something? Speak up!
It was Doc Saito!:
I laughed when I opened this one up – a perfect figure for the secret! The super-soft spoken mad engineer himself! As a character less prone to getting figures, for not really being one of the main stars, it was nice they included him in this set. I wouldn’t have ordinarily bought a Doc Saito figure, but upon having him, I realised how much I needed one :P. Paint isn’t the bes ton this one, but I’ll let that slide because… Doc Saito.
Here is his back:
Yep, the back of Doc Saito. Nothing to see here, lol, but no chips either.
Glad I got this set, and was worth the money imo. They’re a cute set of figures, and a welcome addition to my collection.