Lazy Sensei | Feb 22, 2018 | 0
Bleach Ichigo Kurosaki Square Enix Figure
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Ichigo Kurosaki by Square Enix did a fair job on this figure. Although the Anime figure collector community loves this figure, we think there are better options for the price. If the price is not a factor, you will not find a better Ichigo figure elsewhere. This figure has everything you will hope and expect from a high-quality Bleach Figure.
Pros & Cons
Great details on the entire figure
Great height at 12 inches tall.
Thin ankles. Can be broken easily.
Excellent is the only word that should be used to describe this Ichigo figure. The details on this figure might be some of Square Enix best work. There are excellent details throughout the figure, therefore, it is difficult to pinpoint which are the best. Ichigo’s clothing is arguable the best regarding details on this anime figure. From the sculpting to the colours, it looks almost too good to even for the very high price point that the figure is best offered at by Square Enix. Martin Stockwell said this about the Bleach figure “This is just simply the best bleach Ichigo action figure ever made. It has 25 points of articulation and is completely beautiful. If you are a bleach fan, you would be crazy as a jackal not to buy this guy. I admit $40 on Amazon or 43 dollars in retail is pricey but once I saw how beautifully it was detailed, I knew this was very much worth the money not to mention he is in Bankai form! He comes with 2 sets of hands and 2 heads. On each hand, left and right, is a clenched fist and 2nd one on the right is a spaced for his sword. The left-hand gets a hollowfication mould too. The first head is just his face in his always mad look. The second is the hollow mask which looks beast. The sword is just gorgeous, Its black with moon blue edging and is pretty sturdy for a sword that’s 6 in. In my opinion, he is just as good as he looks. I admit the joints are gear click, but I doubt it’ll bread anytime soon unless excessive force is applied. I have had 2 of these guys. One had a defect in his joint and broke. The second, which I bought on Amazon, is nearly perfect. Overall, he is a great figure that is a killer centrepiece for a desk and is a must buy for bleach fans.”
If you enjoy the quality of your anime figures, this is the Bleach figure for you. Ichigo by Square Enix was built with high-quality PVC materials that durable and feel great to move into different poses. The range of movement is surprisingly great with Ichigo from Square Enix. Henry from Amazon said “At first when is bought this figure I thought it was a gamble because there were many reports of defects but some people got lucky. The defects that were most heard were the wrong hand defect the Ichigo wasn’t able to hold his sword. Anyways I took the gamble of getting one with 0 defects. When I received the figure I inspected it to make sure of any defects I got so lucky that it had 0 defects. Ichigo came with 2 pairs of different hands two fists and a holding sword hand and an open hand. This came with his sword the bankai version which was very detailed like the rest of the figure he is standing at around 9 inches his cape is adjustable he also comes with two heads a hollow mask head (which is the one I prefer) or the normal head again very detailed he has no paint and he has like over 23 points of articulation even his sandals are moveable I recommend that if you are a Bleach fan you should order this figure also add the other 2 figures in the bleach action figure line to make it perfect.” Lazy Sensei could not agree more it Henry.
There is no perfect anime figure and this rule applies to this Bleach Ichigo as well. The Durability is not what you would expect from such a high-quality figure. Warsaw has experienced problems with the figure and expressed his concern. “This should have been the best of the three bleach play arts Kai problem is there were a whole lot that got three left hands and the right hand was a closed fist and couldn’t hold the sword by the time I realized this couldn’t exchange it no problem get a small drill a drill the fist sword should fit others have seen paint problems. However, if you get a good one or modify it shines as a toy. I give this toy a 4-star seal of approval it varied close to getting 2 stars.” After a few self-made modifications, his figure is more durable than before. However, the majority of people will not be making these modifications themselves, meaning the durability is not what we expected.
The value for these figures has increased dramatically over the past several years. An increase of over 200% on any anime figure is amazing and yet Square Enix’s Ichigo has been able to surpass the 200% within two years of being available to purchase. Overall, you can find better value in other Bleach figures. You will not be getting excellent details or quality, however, you will be saving hundreds of dollars. We will let you choose which option better suits you and your anime figure collection.
Summary One of our personal favourite Ichigo figure. Definitely recommend!