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Dark Magician - Yu-Gi-Oh! - 1/7 - Kotobukiya - ReviewDark Magician - Yu-Gi-Oh! - 1/7 - Kotobukiya - ReviewReview

cyclo195cyclo195Hace 2 meses
Hello again MFC

In case you haven't seen any of my recent reviews, I'm working towards a goal of reviewing all my scale figures (currently 17 owned with a few preorders later this year). This will be my 7th scale figure review and is honestly one of my most prized possessions. If you believe in the heart of the cards, he will come... The Dark Magician ITEM #144474
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I was actually really lucky to get this guy for the price I did. Years ago before I was really even into figure collecting I came across this figure on eBay and decided to do what would have been a rather large "splurge" for me at the time for a figure (I laugh thinking back on that now XD). I think it was around $120 USD (including shipping), and am so very glad I got him since his aftermarket prices these days are easily 2-3x that. I was a big Yu-Gi-Oh fan growing up so I love having him as part of my collection.

There also exists a alternate version ITEM #91372 and although it also looks pretty cool I'm more a fan of the original look.

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My dream is to have a small Yu-Gi-Oh display consisting of him along with Yami Yuugi ITEM #114739 (who I recently obtained and wrote a review for) and Dark Magician Girl ITEM #236322 (who I may never obtain due to her high prices), with a tablet of lost memories back drop complete with god cards. Maybe one day...

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Face close up, I would say a little basic looking, but I think that's just the nature of the Dark Magician because he looks just like I remember him. Those eyes are really soul piercing aren't they?

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The staff looks very good. It's quite long, which is great except I'm almost a little worried about being able to fit him inside glass displays I plan to get one day which aren't exceptionally deep.

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The highlight of this figure for me is the outfit. The purple armour just makes such a statement and looks fantastic despite some minor paint flaws (see the lighter colored rim just above his face above). The way the robes are draped over his legs really make it look like he's floating there.

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The base is actually kind of interesting (certainly unique among any of my figures). There's a neat looking magic circle and this transparent purple column sticking out from the centre. There's no pegs or anything to attach him to it, you just tuck the thinner part at the top in behind his butt and wedge his legs into position against the front of the column. He's effectively just resting on top, but it's quite stable.

I should also mention that this guy is pretty large. MFC lists him at 300mm tall, which is quite tall for a 1/7 scale, and he just generally feels big in large part I think due to his shoulder pads and helmet.

A few size comparisons:
Compared to another 1/7 scale ITEM #198363 I would argue he still looks quite large
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And he looks great alongside ITEM #114739
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Overall, I really like this figure. He looks fantastic and I love how big and tall he is. I'm very happy to have him as a part of my collection, but to be quite honest I'm not sure if he's worth the $350 or more that he seems to sell for nowadays in terms of quality. Clearly in this case it's the nostalgia factor driving demand and price (which I can totally relate to).

Thanks for reading! As always feel free to let me know what you think :) until the next review!
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HassySodaHace 2 meses#79795268Nice review. He's super cool. I think I actually might like the alt color version more cuz they somehow look edgier
Thanks! The alt color definitely looks really cool too

billowsandsmokeHace 2 meses#79799066Ahhhh, this Dark Magician is my "one that got away." I had my eye on him years ago when he was consistently around $100, so I wasn't in a rush to pick him up. Then one day I checked back and he'd skyrocketed--weirdly after the re-release? Anyway, it's just like you said. He's super, super cool (and I'm glad you gave us this up-close look!) but not worth the aftermarket price. Maybe they'll do another re-release on of these days. (I'd love to have him to go with ITEM #338779.)
Yeah it’s really crazy what happened to his price. I was shocked when I found out
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Ahhhh, this Dark Magician is my "one that got away." I had my eye on him years ago when he was consistently around $100, so I wasn't in a rush to pick him up. Then one day I checked back and he'd skyrocketed--weirdly after the re-release? Anyway, it's just like you said. He's super, super cool (and I'm glad you gave us this up-close look!) but not worth the aftermarket price. Maybe they'll do another re-release on of these days. (I'd love to have him to go with ITEM #338779.)
Hace 2 meses
HassySoda Autumn girl
Nice review. He's super cool. I think I actually might like the alt color version more cuz they somehow look edgier
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