Lazy Sensei | Feb 22, 2018 | 0
Death Note Toy Loose New Ryuk Statue
Score 83%Score 83%
The most popular anime according to my anime list is death note. Ryuk, the main shinigami in Death Note, finally has an afford anime figure that fans will enjoy. Toy Loose New did a fantastic job delivering what the anime community has been wanting. The Ryuk figure is not perfect, but it should be considered because of the price, even if you are not a fan Ryuk.
Pros & Cons
Durable and mounted. This statue should last longer than the average anime figure.
Lacking details and quality that anime collectors expect from their figures
From a distance, this figure is beautiful. It’s when you examine the Toy Loose New figure is when you will notice the imperfects. Common problems consist of lousy painting and leftover glue stains. The anime figure we ordered had paint chipping, which is disappointing. Here’s what Jan Camacho wrote about the Ryuk figure she received. “I purchased this figure to give as a gift, and I ended up receiving a figure with black marks all over Ryuk’s face and neck. I don’t know if it was intentional, but it did not look like the product’s photo. However from some customer reviews, it looks like some people did receive a good quality figure, so I’m not sure if I just got a defected one. Either way I had to return it and will not be re-purchasing.”. These issues are, and therefore Lazy Sensei has requested for a new figure. The seller agreed and the second figure did not have any noticeable problems.
If the details are lackluster on this figure, do you expect something different from the quality? If so, you are sadly mistaken. The quality is a hit or miss with this figure as well. The Ryuk figures we have received both had a good quality. Unfortunately, not everyone was fortunate like us. Ashley had this quality problem with her figure. “This is a nice and high-quality figurine for the price! There’re a couple of painting errors, but it’s not too noticeable. My problem was that I had to fix the wing because it wouldn’t fit into the area it connects to! I had to cut a piece of the wing off! Thankfully it still looked good afterward haha. And it was a little difficult to get onto its stand, but it’s a nice figurine, and it was fairly cheap, so I’m happy!”. Cutting parts of a figure to make pieces fit is unheard of and unacceptable.
So far both details and quality are below expectation; however, durability is decent. It is actually below standards for an anime figure that does have movable joints, but it is still more durable than the average anime figure. The main durability problem is Ryuk’s wings. Often people have complained they drop off Ryuk’s back and is very flimsy. Here is what Chris had to say about the durability. “Ryuk is an awesome character, and I certainly like the statue. But I have two major issues and one minor issue. Ryuk is supposed to be dressed in all black with black wings. You made him blue. What the? The second major issue I have is that the wings won’t stay in. Had to gorilla glue them in. The minor issue I have is actually that the paint was a little messed up upon delivery, but to be fair that probably wasn’t the fault of whoever made it”
The part of the review that will make you reconsider passing on Ryuk by Toy Loose New. The price is as entry level as possible. Figures have sold for less than $10usd with shipping in the past. That is an incredible deal! Even with some issues, this is still too cheap to not buy. Toy Loose New knows that Death Note is considered the gateway anime for people who are starting to watch anime. They know that these people are just beginning to collect anime figures and do not want to spend too much money. If you are casual anime fan looking to start their anime collection, this might be the perfect figure for you. If you like this figure and want more with better quality, details, and durability, buy this Ryuk figure first. If you already have a collection, this is a great addition because it cost a fraction of what the average anime figure cost.
Summary One of our personal favourite Ryuk Statues. Definitely recommend!