Hey guys, 2016 is coming to a close so I thought that I would celebrate all the amazing friends I’ve made and the great people I’ve met this year! I love you guys, you’re all the best ♥♥♥ See you in 2017!
There’s a lot of people, so I put all the names below the cut!
My Christmas gift to myself, probably the only one. I think I’m limited to ten pics here, so I’m skipping the one that’s the plain black slipcase over the box.
Hardstock paper in a woodprint style. Very classy looking.
Opening up like a crate, we get the first look at the contents.
That’s the cover of the hardcover artbook, behind it you can see the steelbook case for the game. The artbook is a little over a centimeter thick, good quality. Creaked when I opened it, shiny paper. Here’s some shots from inside:
I love those watercolor concepts.
“JESUS CHRIST TRICO, DO THIS. DO THIS.”
“Can I have treats?” stares off blankly
Yeah, I think it’s a cat.
Behind the book was hiding a sticker sheet:
That bottom illustration got me the Ghibli feelings.
Here’s the steelbook.
Inside is kind of neat - the internal sheet is wallpapered with Trico’s feathers.
Underneath the case is a black plastic cover. Moment of truth, here comes the statue -
holy shit, it is the size of a medium pan pizza. I’m not joking.
Because of that size and attempts to balance its heft, I must report that the base of the figure is a little weak in terms of quality. It looks fine and doesn’t bend or look too cheap, but feeling and lifting it reveals that it is a lighter plastic. The statue itself holds EXCELLENT detail quality, however. The individual feathers are beautifully done. The boy is also plastic, but looks very good and that choice gives me a great deal less fear that he’s going to snap off and break once attached.
If I had a steel spine, I would take a fuckload of polymer clay and bash up a new base. At a glance, however, it’s a solid-looking piece in general, despite the quality of the base. I can see a number of reasons why they chose to go with a slightly lower grade there - I mean, the box was already remarkably heavy as it was. An actual Pizza Hut-sized piece of even firmer plastic or art polymer would have been a high jack to cost.
If you have a Kotobukiya statue or other high-quality import, it will seem like a step back. But for the overall price point of the package, it’s definitely a nice piece and a good jump past other US collector’s offerings, such as what Bethesda offered with its Pip-Boy package. Plastic ass and thank God I didn’t buy that thing.
I’m very happy with the set in general, and will probably look closer at the artbook once I’ve beaten the game.