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Exclusive Seto Kaiba -Duel With Destiny- ver. 1/8 figure

solluxcaptorsolluxcaptor5 dias atrásReview
Something a little different today for a review! Usually I try to review newer figures while they're still relevant and people are possibly contemplating buying them or not. But this time I got a figure I was REALLY excited about and I know since it's an exclusive one that not many people own it and it's kind of hard to find information about. So I wanted to make my own review! :D (And also show off how glorious he is hehe)
Of course I'm talking about the one and only Kaiba Seto from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Kotobukiya's ArtFX J Exclusive Duel with Destiny version.

First off the video version... I tried out something a little different this time! I wanted to make an unboxing video and a showcase video but I figured that it would be kind of pointless to make two and merged them. If you want to watch the unboxing/video review part then you can watch from the start, just skip to 1:52 if you only want to watch the showcase! I hope this is ok as a format, I'll probably still be doing showcase only for the most part but I wanted to try this :D

(Full screen it if you can because the embedded video is tiny!)
I'm slowly becoming a little bit more comfortable talking to the camera... ;;

I'll start with some photos of the box!
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The front has a big window on it so you can see all of Kaiba with the optional Duel Disk piece, you can also see a matching picture of Kaiba himself and some text about the figure including that it is the exclusive Duel with Destiny version. On the side and back there are two windows, one is simply a circle (not pictured) and the other on the back is quite interesting, it resembles the dragon wing of a Blue Eyes White Dragon! And finally there is a side with a very eye catching design and picture of the figure itself on it, I would actually display the box to show this side because it is so nice to look at.

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Inside comes these instructions on how to replace the regular arm with the Duel Disk arm! It's a simple process but I always appreciate some instructions with interchangeable pieces, sadly the ones that don't include them are usually the ones that need them... I had fears that the arm would be hard to switch out but it was VERY simple and easy to do!

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Here he is in full, I really do think he is amazing and I am so happy to own this exclusive version *____* Everything is absolutely superb and impressive - the confident pose and expression, his glorious flowing coat, the overall sculpt and the paint which gives a shiny effect on his coat.

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From behind you can really see the shiny paint effect on the coat! It really makes him stand out but it's not too distracting since it's only the coat. So luxurious looking and his permanently flowing coat looks as impressive as ever. From this angle you can also see that the cards in his hand have print on them.

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And a close up on his amazing face, of course! Isn't he just perfect?
I love the facial expression he has in this version. As much as I love the glaring expression in the regular version, this one is just so full of life and classic Kaiba. You can practically hear his laugh through the figure and the emotion really adds to the feeling of this moment being taken straight from a duel in progress.

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Looking at the small details a bit, every little detail was captured excellently down to the KC emblem on his coat and the duel disk itself is especially impressive. So many small details on it like the life point counter, it looks amazing!

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The base is simple but effective. It matches with both the exclusive and non-exclusive figures in this set (besides the Egypt versions) so you can pair any of them together. There are so many combinations for setting up duel situations with these figures, I really like how the matching bases enable this effectively.

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In conclusion, I am absolutely happy with this figure! This exclusive version was one of my must haves in my wishlist and I was lucky to find one for a good price, it can be pretty pricey in aftermarket but I think it is worth every penny. Kaiba is a really important character to me and this is definitely an amazing addition to my collection.
I'm going to collect the whole set and I feared the exclusives would be near impossible to get ahold of so I'm happy to have the one I really wanted already. Please let me know if you enjoyed this review! I would really appreciate feedback because I'm always trying to improve my reviews, let me know if you prefer reviews of new figures or older ones or both.
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Lilie (3 dias atrás) #28593169Hmm... you need to get few soft lights! there's small softlights like these: ahnpan.com/2016... and bigger ones that have big stands to hold them. I'm not sure what would be best for your setup, but soft lights are what you need IMO.
That's a good point-! You could do a mix of newer figure reviews and occasionally do older figure reviews.... like your doing now (LOL) anyway ~ keep going your reviews are awesome ~!


ohhh thank you for the suggestion! I really want some of those for videos and photos too, it would improve my highly amateur setup a lot ;;

And I'm glad you enjoy both! I do like doing reviews for older or obscure figures sometimes even if they're not popular, if I can provide extra information to one person I'm happy :D Or sometimes by the time I get around to finishing a review the figure might be old... I've had photos and clips of the Remilia prize figure since it came out but uni has me too busy to finish that one yet :(
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solluxcaptor (4 dias atrás) #28590585I'm trying to work on editing them better and becoming more confident when using my voice but it's a slow process.
I would love some lighting tips! :D I know it's a weaker point of my videos right now since I'm actually just filming next to a window for light. I really want to improve it though ;;
Hmm... you need to get few soft lights! there's small softlights like these: ahnpan.com/2016... and bigger ones that have big stands to hold them. I'm not sure what would be best for your setup, but soft lights are what you need IMO.
solluxcaptorEspecially harder to find ones like this IMHO, there isn't much information out there for some figures and I like to contribute where I can help.That's a good point-! You could do a mix of newer figure reviews and occasionally do older figure reviews.... like your doing now (LOL) anyway ~ keep going your reviews are awesome ~!
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Lilie (4 dias atrás) #28588392Great review as always~! It's good that people review older figures aswell, they deserve some love too~!. I have to admit i don't know anything about this character or the series but it was still fun reading your review of him and also i noticed your video reviews are getting better and better (i have few tips how you can improve your lighting on the videos, let me know if you need any tips (゜∇ ゜). I personally prefer reviews of older figures, but i think newer figure reviews are more popular...sooo... i don't know which one are better to do. Oh and sorry for late reply, i tried to comment yesterday but the comment box circle loading thing just kept rolling and not letting me open the comment window.

Thank you so much! I really appreciate that you enjoyed it and it's good to know that my videos are getting better! :D I'm trying to work on editing them better and becoming more confident when using my voice but it's a slow process.
I would love some lighting tips! :D I know it's a weaker point of my videos right now since I'm actually just filming next to a window for light. I really want to improve it though ;;

Newer figure reviews are definitely more popular cause a lot of people are still considering buying at that point, but I agree that older figures deserve love too! Especially harder to find ones like this IMHO, there isn't much information out there for some figures and I like to contribute where I can help.
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Great review as always~! It's good that people review older figures aswell, they deserve some love too~!. I have to admit i don't know anything about this character or the series but it was still fun reading your review of him and also i noticed your video reviews are getting better and better (i have few tips how you can improve your lighting on the videos, let me know if you need any tips (゜∇ ゜). I personally prefer reviews of older figures, but i think newer figure reviews are more popular...sooo... i don't know which one are better to do. Oh and sorry for late reply, i tried to comment yesterday but the comment box circle loading thing just kept rolling and not letting me open the comment window.
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(Sorry to anyone who viewed an early version of this blog! I had some of the images messed up and didn't realise but it's fixed now)
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