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MoroMorohace 6 años
American figure review time, why not! This one is by NECA, a huge figure/toy company that I expect most of you are familiar with. They make generally low-cost-, low-end "action figures" and own a ton of licenses. This figure is from Diablo III and is of the titular demon lord, so let's see if it's worth picking up. At $25, it won't set you back very much, and you can get it easily from Amazon.com, a comic book/hobby store, or possibly even a toy store.
Disclaimer: I retouched this figure myself, so the figure you see pictures of has been customized to remove stray paint marks and to make her colors more vibrant.

Little bit of background first. Diablo II was one of the first video games I ever played, introduced to me by my uncle when I was about 11, and I played it constantly for many years. You might think it’s silly, but it means a lot to me. Now, Diablo III, upon initial release, was something of a disappointment in a lot of ways, but all you need to know for the purposes of this review is that Diablo’s appearance was changed massively.

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Official art of his design from the first and second game.

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Official art of the design from the third game—very different indeed, and most strikingly, undeniably feminine.

I won't go into the reasons because if you don't already know you probably don't care, but regardless of the reasons, most of the fans threw fits over it, because fans are never happy when you change anything. I think the new design is sexy, honestly. Anyway in this review I use "she" because I'm used to doing so for differentiation purposes. I don't think Diablo actually changes gender, just possesses a female body. But details.

I didn’t take any pictures of the packaging because it’s crap. An all-plastic clamshell exterior (thus earning my eternal hatred for being absolutely fucking impossible to open without jabbing your hand) with hardly any decorations visible, with a one-sided blister inside that the figure barely fits into. Extracting her from the blister was kind of nerve-wracking. Since I wasn’t preserving the packaging anyway, I really should have just taken scissors to it instead of wiggling her out. She comes with a pathetic terrible base that's a tiny black disc with a teeny peg. It doesn’t help her stand up much at all and it can only attach to one of her feet anyway. Thankfully, she stands up fine on her own, as long as you brace her on her tail.

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Like 99% of western action figures she doesn’t have a scale; NECA just offers a measurement, 9 inches tall, and I couldn’t find any official measurements for Diablo herself. Based on how she looks in-game, I’m arbitrarily assigning this figure to 1/12 scale, which puts her right at home with my figmas.

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Friends!

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The tail is made of bendy rubber material, so it can basically be bent however you like, though I won’t be rough with it to avoid stressing the material too much. A lot of the details on the figure are made of very soft plastic, so I don’t at all fear breaking her when I pose her. Spines bristle from every surface and they look properly sharp.

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You dare question a Prime Evil?
You can see, even with all those spines, her undeniably feminine curves, the sweep of her back down to her hips and that long tail. What a gorgeous demon! Blizzard has always been very traditional with their demons (horns, cloven hooves, lots of spines, bat wings, the usual) but I like their designs.

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The figure boasts “over 25 points of articulation” and that does hold up, but the nature of her design means that she can’t get into a whole lot of different poses, at least in terms of stance. Her arms are very poseable, though, and some other parts move that you wouldn’t expect, like her “wings” and shoulder spines.
Some of her joints are quite stiff so I had to gradually wiggle them back and forth until they loosened up a bit—don’t force any joints because while these are larger and harder to damage than, say, tiny figma joints, you could still break them if you try to force anything, and fixing inbuilt joints that western poseable figures have is far more of a pain than fixing or replacing those removable joints.

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There were quite a few paint flaws, but because the figure has so many fiddly little details, they don’t stand out much. It has no more flaws than I’d expect for the average prize figure, which is reasonable given that it costs about as much as one would after shipping.

Overall, the quality is pretty nice, better than I expected. She’s a great value for the money and looks very impressive with my other monster girls = w= If you’re a Diablo fan, I definitely recommend you get her, or the shadow version if you like a black and blue color combination better. If you're willing to spend a little bit of time with a paintbrush you can really bring out the best in her sculpt (all I did was to paint over stray paint marks, and add a little bit of shading and stronger color.)
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I just broke mine playing with one of the large back spike spines, FWIW these do not bend back very far.. I guess I was just testing it.. and snap. Anyone need this figure for parts? Rest of it it basically mint. It was the left side large spike that's come off.
Hace 7 meses
gumonshoehace 6 años#2320326i just don't want to descend into that black hole just yet.
Ohoho, that's my main reason I never got into RPG games. I'm already a person who occasionally loses touch with reality, if I got into RPG games it's GG for me. The black hole is so very deep. :s

But with the new Ultimate Edition on the PS3, I think I might pick it up to try by the end of the year. I'll get my brother to tag along so I can have someone to save me if I get sucked in hardcore. :s
hace 6 años
Morohace 6 años#2320413
Man you must have a lot of spare cash to be able to just spring for the Sideshow one, so expensive o Ao;

It sure is expensive, i had to sold fews things to get it...but i do not regret it the led feature is nice and the paintjob is very well done.
I like Neca stuffs too, can't wait to see how the 18 inch gipsy danger with led plasma canon will turn out ^^
hace 6 años
luciferhace 6 años#2320031I find it amusing that a toy review got a lot of replies related to the origin/game. I myself am a Diablo fan and have purchased two of this magnificent NECA figure, 1 to keep and 1 to play/display. The money was totally worth it. I only know one who had problems with it's arm part (ball-socket) and am pretty glad I didn't encounter it.
I anticipated that, I just didn't say anything to make it stop until I saw people getting a bit combative.
I'm glad I didn't have any structural issues with mine. In terms of the sculpt she's really great, the paint job was just lacklustre, so once I touched up her paint she really shone.

Agastyahace 6 años#2320317Nice review thanks, i was hoping for a diablo 18inch by neca, but couldn't waited and bought the sideshow version.
Man you must have a lot of spare cash to be able to just spring for the Sideshow one, so expensive o Ao;
hace 6 años
i'm still eyeing the sideshow version.

i was an avid D2 player, but my D3 collector's edition games are still in shrink wrap...maybe one day i'll open them, i just don't want to descend into that black hole just yet.
hace 6 años
Nice review thanks, i was hoping for a diablo 18inch by neca, but couldn't waited and bought the sideshow version.
hace 6 años
I find it amusing that a toy review got a lot of replies related to the origin/game. I myself am a Diablo fan and have purchased two of this magnificent NECA figure, 1 to keep and 1 to play/display. The money was totally worth it. I only know one who had problems with it's arm part (ball-socket) and am pretty glad I didn't encounter it.
hace 6 años
anyone who might be interested in coming back into D3 at the moment bestbuy.com has reaper of souls on sale for $20. and the new 2.1.0 patch will be out tomorrow new content woot. If you play diablo send me a message always looking for more people to play that share the same hobbies as me. :)
hace 6 años
Ok guys let's relax a little here. I don't want anyone fighting.
hace 6 años
ponniehace 6 años#2319597For someone who lost all interest for this game you sure show a lot of interest for discussing it.
The overall difficulty balance was patched somewhat properly in several months. That's my opinion because I'm not really a fan of overplaying certain parts to kill that one monster again and again and that was the time when I began playing regularly. My man, however, spent a lot of time playing the game since the very day of its release and he's been struggling though Inferno in a matter of days. There was a lot of emotions involved around certain bosses but I never saw him leave the game because it was too difficult. The difficulty is what makes a game interesting for certain people, I guess.
For those who do not like difficulties, The Sims 4 is coming out in several days :3


I'll inform you that I don't have any interest in playing the game, but you don't need to play it to be interested. I also used "don't have much interest", which mean I still do have some interest, or at least I do think it's the meaning of what I said, sorry if I'm wrong, my english isn't that good afterall.

Anyway, I'm in admiration with your man, there was only 2 person who beat inferno on hardcore before that patch, so struggling throught it in a matter of days, even on softcore is an achievement. Also just to be clear, I never complained about the difficulty.
hace 6 años
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