Says, Fine quality..nah guess what, the title lied. Alright so it’s Sakura in the spotlight minna! On Cherry Version!The title might have deceived us a little but I guess on some “areas” only or with some copies maybe.. Too bad no Kero-chan with the set, but no worries he’s actually on this side of the box.. cute and flat. No pun intended trust me.The wedge plastic base is pretty lightweight for this scale (I know that this scale is already small but still it has some weight on it people). It’s actually scary to leave her alone, displayed somewhere in your place where there’s a danger of getting knocked out because you’ll end up breaking her wand. I don’t get the transparency effect but they could have at least put some solid whatever-they-like in that huge space inside. But otherwise it’s kinda creative at the same time..the shape, transparency and the incorporated magic circle on pink prints. The other version has a black ink on it. Take note on that. So I find this one cuter!
Okay. I’m not quite sure what to feel exactly with this figure..you know that I respect and love prize figures. And this Sakura could have deserved more “quality”..or so I wish. But nope..since we are talking about “prize” figure so just be content okay and oh hey its pretty cheap!? (pertaining to oneself…)
Now generally speaking of the figure pose, maybe as to credit her first ever captured card which is The Fly granting her the ability to fly, Sakura is riding in her sealing wand as she “supposedly” floats in mid air.
So lets start..first off is her puffy hat or headdress whatever you prefer. It’s pretty smooth in my figure..this is why I mentioned above about the deceptive description of FurYu (Fine Quality), though only with “some” areas and “copies” because I checked some other blogs who have reviewed her already and they have like worst states than what I have now. (Borrowing a photo from Pri-Chin blog , no edits done with her photo just for comparison)Now this is mine (not so close up but I don’t have that creases like hers) and I feel a little lucky. Just a little though..Next is the wings on her back and on the staff. Maybe. Just maybe FurYu is actually better with crafting wings. I remembered the wings on my Kanade Tachibana, it was also beautiful and at least, justifiable.
Up next is..her
extra frilly laced dressed! Back in our cosplay days, Sakura was one of my plans but I never managed to do it. Though if ever I did, this was my favorite costume of her and the one that I was eyeing on as well. It has a sweet lolita touch in it and it’s really cute. Thanks to Tomoyo! There are some paint spills on the yellow part and some lines are not painted fully, but on display angles its barely prominent. Now looking closely on the photo below, the portion where she grabs the sealing wand, the adhesive seems to be showing its almighty presence.Underneath her frilly skirt is a bloomer and you can also see one of the stand grabbing up Sakura’s thigh for support. There’s actually 2 of them the other is shorter which is inserted in the hole at the back part of her skirt.
Moving on to her sealing wand. It’s not entirely fine still because of few paint job issues which are very distinct especially on the “eye” area and the entire body. The first photo below shows her staff is detachable at the other side but I don’t know for what purpose exactly since it’s a one sided detachment. And apparently there is also a notable paint stain from the staff underneath the skirt. More over the staff itself is not well painted but since it’s covered mostly by her skirt, so it’s not that obvious. And speaking of her wand/staff..I’m going to have them reviewd here also, maybec soon..depending on the right moooood..as always XD
Now the face and hair..they are relatively fine. Lowering your expectations helps a lot you know. Saves you from stressing over creases and folds. lolOther parts of her costume including the pretty lolita shoes.And lastly saving my favorite part, also this seems like the highlight feature of the entire figure because Cardcaptor Sakura is not complete without these.. as they say, save the best for last ..though seriously I really liked this part. There’s a white stain on the clow book but it’s not part of any defect but a dust probably due to storage that I didn’t noticed not until I zoomed in some photos saw that and checked the figure itself.. disappeared when I wiped it so yeah..no harm done.
First photo (of the clow book and cards) is first blood, there’s already a very noticeable flaw at the lower edge of the The Sweet Card. Fun facts. If ever you are curious..take note that mine is the Cherry version so the cards here are The Sweet and The Dash while the other version which is the “Fine Quality“, has the cards of The Move and The Jump. Let us be clear on that in case someone out there will freak out seeing a different clow card on theirs..it’s not fake maybe you just have the other version. Now continuing…
There’s the white dust I was saying earlier..but its only a dirt or somehow my fear says its from the dreaded adhesive they are using ? Anyways, I like how Sakura grabs the book in this angle. So classy. Her hands here reminds me of the ever sexy butler, Sebastiaaaaan.
There is also a few printing flaws on both back and front of the cards but from a distant you won’t even notice it. The gold accents on both book and cards is generally painted nicely. However, the adhesives like I mentioned is really bothering me. I don’t know what kind they use but I think they are somehow relatives with the ones I know like Mighty Bond because they have the same effect when drying up. They leave this white or cloudy stain on the surface but it can be removed by wiping it out ..but still its really troublesome! Gad FurYu please lol
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Anyways that pretty sums up all the major parts of this Sakura figure. Unlike her previous prize figures, this one is actually better. Or that’s taken already. Also despite of the 40% flaws I found on my version, she is still one of the best and accurate mass-produced figure out there. I know there’s not yet a perfect Sakura figure but at least I am delighted that she is being reproduced now after quite a long time. So I guess that’s it, and now closing this post with a last look of our one and only Cardcaptor! Catch you catch me~~