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[Review] Allen Walker by Aniplex aka Beautiful Clown Boi[Review] Allen Walker by Aniplex aka Beautiful Clown BoiReview

LadyLavellanLadyLavellan1 ano atrás
Hey everyone! ( ゚▽゚)/

It's been a little while since I last typed up a review! Glad to have something to share again! Today I'm bringing you guys the baddest anime protagonist to have hit Japanese television back in '06;

Allen Walker from D.Gray-Man!

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I watched D.Gray Man when I was much younger and looooved it! Then 10 years after its original release, its second season, D.Gray-Man Hallow, was announced! And thus, this figure was born.


Video Showcase:


For anyone who wants to see a more interactive video showcase without commentary, feel free to check out the above video! It has pretty piano music. :')
On to it then!



Face Plates


Allen came with two face plates; one with his regular, calm, smiling expression and another with View spoilerHide spoilerhis Noah face!.

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The sculpt is true to his character design in Hallow. They did a great job with the second face plate's smile. I feel that a lot of figures can't seem to get an open-mouth expression right but Aniplex is showing it's certainly achievable. Kudos to you Aniplex!


Timcanpy


Our favorite golden golem!

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My biggest and only disappointment in this figure is the "okay" job they did with Timcanpy. On my Allen he sits just a little bit too close to his face. If you compare with the official prototype picture, you can see just how apart he was supposed to be! Also, Timcanpy's paint job is a very bright flat yellow but in the official prototype pictures we can see that he had a darker, more beautiful shifting gold paint. This bright flat yellow we received seems cheap in comparison. I feel cheated out of a pretty Timcanpy.
:'(

His placement on Allen's cape is nice and simple at least. As you can see you just fit a little peg into a pre-carved hole on Allen's cape and Timcanpy is good to go.

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Sculpt Work


Oooo, my favorite part!!

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You can really see the work they put in for this figure when you look at how detailed Allen's uniform is, down to the itty bitty buttons on his shirt or how believable his belt loops into the buckles and the folds it creates around it!

The boots also have many believable folds and full of detail. More straps and more belt buckles! His uniform was recreated with admirable accuracy.

The texture on his sword's hilt gives me life. The fluff around his glove looks great and the glove itself is very neatly articulated. All around awesome job.

His mask was realized to perfection. The intricate design on its face was painted and sculpted with great care. There's not defect in sight.


Coat


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Allen is in his "Crown Clown" form in this figure which means he's wearing his iconic white coat and mask. This portion of the figure deserved its own area of discussion because it's the biggest part of the figure and definitely the most eye catching!

Rather than give us a flat matte paint Aniplex instead went for this lovely pearl paint with blue shadows. This is a very creative way of bringing his Crown Clown outfit to 3D. This choice in paints gives his coat the shine and glow we're used to seeing him in when he dons the outfit in the anime and manga. I didn't even realize they were going this route with the paint until user pics started sprouting! I was over the moon!

Notably, there is no real texture to his coat outside of the fluff. I never gave it any thought but this must mean his coat is made of some kind of shiny smooth material like silk! It wouldn't be a far-fetched idea considered how regal and majestic his Crown Clown form is!


Base


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His base is a bunch of dice! How often do you get to say that about a figure's base? Haha! Fitting of Kanda's pairing figure, Allen is standing on blocks of dice in the same color as his coat.

I am ashamed to admit I'm not certain where the dice motif comes from. I don't recall anything in the series that relates to them. If anybody knows their meaning I would love to hear about it! On their own they make for a really cool base that definitely stands out against the rest of my collection!


Final Thoughts!

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Allen is a true beauty. My only complaint is with Timcanpy's lackluster paint job but otherwise this figure gets a near perfect score with me! If I'm being honest, there were months while waiting for his release where I thought I had made a mistake due to his high price but BOY AM I GLAD I STUCK WITH THIS PURCHASE.

I'm slowly collecting all my favorite male characters thanks to the sudden interest by companies like Aniplex in producing them. This is a great sign for the hobby. :')

Let me know what you guys think of him! I'd love to hear your two cents and as always, thanks for stopping by and reading this lil review.

Catch me on Instagram where I'm even more active! I've been seeing many familiar faces over there!

Peace!
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Who is Your Favorite Major Character?

36%Allen Walker
44%Lavi
8%Yu Kanda
12%Lenalee Lee
0%Aleister Crowley III
0%Miranda Lotto
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LadyLavellan1 ano atrás#64224193You know, it's funny you mention that because I debated whether or not to get into it in my review. I think his glove was made larger than needed on purpose. In fact, I vaguely remember it being that big (maybe?). Or maybe I'm making up memories to justify it?? Lol! I can't tell anymore! I guess it fits the "Clown" aspect so that's what I'm rolling with.
And heck yeah! You're welcome! I was excited to receive him and was itching to share him with everybody! Thank you!!

Haha, well not long after your post I went and watched a few more episodes and his hand looked normal, BUT...I'm still pretty early in the anime, so maybe it does get bigger later on? Oh well, either way he himself is stunning in this figure! :D Congrats!
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LadyLavellan JennaroniPepperoni
HonyXOtaku1 ano atrás#64504657nice i love your Review ! pretty nice job ! i think he is great i let my pre order fall..but i buyed him last week xD i know the price will go in the high and i was lucky i get a cheap one at ny (i hate that shop so much) but yea i hope i get a perfect one like yours ! I only have levi and eren and 1 tsume figure what are male at my colleciton ! because i HATE HATE MEGAHOUSE ! i dont like them because i think the msot figures looks like prize figures and they dont do them with love ! ( sorry for all megahouse lovers) BUT I ORDERED ! 2 figures now from them so ! i hope i dont regret it !
At aniplex..i think they do..sometime not a good work that is why i let my pre order fall..and then when i saw the pictures from peoples at my figure colleciton..i thought wow they did a great job i will get him ! now he will be my 4 male charakter in my collection! and i am happy that aniplex will do male charkters because i like them more then megahouse ! (only my taste so sorry for peoples xD )
thank you for it :D you maked me happy to read your Review !
my english is not the best i am sorry xD


Thanks so much! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the review!

Yes, Aniplex really outdid themselves with Allen! I'm glad you were able to buy him in the end even if it was through NipponYassan! I agree, it seems like MegaHouse charges too much for the quality they churn out. It's frustrating. :( I hope the figures you ordered from them come in perfect shape!

Thank you again for reading!
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nice i love your Review ! pretty nice job ! i think he is great i let my pre order fall..but i buyed him last week xD i know the price will go in the high and i was lucky i get a cheap one at ny (i hate that shop so much) but yea i hope i get a perfect one like yours ! I only have levi and eren and 1 tsume figure what are male at my colleciton ! because i HATE HATE MEGAHOUSE ! i dont like them because i think the msot figures looks like prize figures and they dont do them with love ! ( sorry for all megahouse lovers) BUT I ORDERED ! 2 figures now from them so ! i hope i dont regret it !

At aniplex..i think they do..sometime not a good work that is why i let my pre order fall..and then when i saw the pictures from peoples at my figure colleciton..i thought wow they did a great job i will get him ! now he will be my 4 male charakter in my collection! and i am happy that aniplex will do male charkters because i like them more then megahouse ! (only my taste so sorry for peoples xD )

thank you for it :D you maked me happy to read your Review !

my english is not the best i am sorry xD
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LadyLavellan JennaroniPepperoni
Solarstormflare1 ano atrás#64268146Yeah, if i hadn't taken over someone's preorder lavi would be my grail right now, and i wish everyone could have one for a fair price! Here is the pic i meant picture/2023233... sorry i didn't link it earlier i was about to get on a plane. I love love love the pictures you took of him btw!!

I'm so happy you like them! Thank you!! With a figure as lovely as this it's hard not to give the extra TLC in his photos. ^^

The illustration is so nice!! Everything makes sense now! This certainly has to be the inspiration for Allen and Kanda. Thank you for showing me!
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Yeah, if i hadn't taken over someone's preorder lavi would be my grail right now, and i wish everyone could have one for a fair price! Here is the pic i meant picture/2023233... sorry i didn't link it earlier i was about to get on a plane. I love love love the pictures you took of him btw!!
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LadyLavellan JennaroniPepperoni
Solarstormflare1 ano atrás#64222928Ooo thanks for the review! My preorder of him will hopefully ship soon, i'm soo hype! I already have Lavi, who is actually my all time fave, and Kanda was pretty good too. About the dice, i think it was based off an official illustration by the mangaka in the art book i have; i uploaded it on Kanda's page for reference if you'd like to see.

No prob! You have Lavi as well? OOF. Super lucky! Who would've thought his after-market price would sky rocket like it has! Makes me sad I might never get all the DGM boys together, lol.

I tried searching for your pic on his page but couldn't find it! Maybe the admins took it down? D:


SerpentyleTorc1 ano atrás#64216312Thanks for the review and the nice photos!
After much debate I decided to pass on him, Kanda and Lavi. the Hallow designs just really don't do it for me But I'm so glad that we finally! have some decent DGM figures after so many years!


You're super welcome and thank you! Personally, I'm a sucker for red and black so their uniforms are definitely a hit with me, lol. But I can agree that I'm not a big fan of their face redesigns. It's part of what turned me off from the anime sequel. I'm hoping to pick up the manga soon! Who knows, maybe with Allen's success we might get other DGM figures.... we can dream ..... Lol.
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LadyLavellan JennaroniPepperoni
Stacycmc1 ano atrás#64114846Ah nice review, and really awesome photos of Allen! He looks great, and I really love this figure!! The only thing that really bothers me is the size of his hand, it looks awkwardly large. Now given I haven't watched the entire anime, so maybe it makes sense, but from how far I'm in now, it just seems unnecessarily large. :(
Otherwise though this is a beautiful piece, and I love the spare head, looks great! thanks so much for the awesome review and great pics!


You know, it's funny you mention that because I debated whether or not to get into it in my review. I think his glove was made larger than needed on purpose. In fact, I vaguely remember it being that big (maybe?). Or maybe I'm making up memories to justify it?? Lol! I can't tell anymore! I guess it fits the "Clown" aspect so that's what I'm rolling with.

And heck yeah! You're welcome! I was excited to receive him and was itching to share him with everybody! Thank you!!
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Ooo thanks for the review! My preorder of him will hopefully ship soon, i'm soo hype! I already have Lavi, who is actually my all time fave, and Kanda was pretty good too. About the dice, i think it was based off an official illustration by the mangaka in the art book i have; i uploaded it on Kanda's page for reference if you'd like to see.
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Thanks for the review and the nice photos!

After much debate I decided to pass on him, Kanda and Lavi. the Hallow designs just really don't do it for me But I'm so glad that we finally! have some decent DGM figures after so many years!
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Ah nice review, and really awesome photos of Allen! He looks great, and I really love this figure!! The only thing that really bothers me is the size of his hand, it looks awkwardly large. Now given I haven't watched the entire anime, so maybe it makes sense, but from how far I'm in now, it just seems unnecessarily large. :(

Otherwise though this is a beautiful piece, and I love the spare head, looks great! thanks so much for the awesome review and great pics!
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