Lazy Sensei | Feb 22, 2018 | 0
Fullmetal Alchemist Edward Elric Figure
Score 93%Score 93%
Edward Elric by Furyu is overall a great figure. This Edward figure from the serirs Fullmetal Alchemist, made by Furyu is nothing amazing, however, there are no complanits or flaws. It is better than your average statue and definely one of the best Fulmetal Alchmist figure avaiavle, then again the expections for this figure was high. So much that it would be almost impossible to please the entire anime community. If you are expecting something groundbreaking with this Edward figure, you will surely be dissapointed. On the other hand, this is a must buy for anyone collecting Edward Fullmetal Alchmist figures.
Pros & Cons
Durable and mounted. This statue should last longer than the average statue.
Great value for the price.
Currently the best Edward Elric figure avaiable
The details on previous anime figures made by Furyu have been below average; which concerned the Lazy Sensei review team. We expected to get a figure that will get the anime figure community desiring for more, although this may be true to people who were expected something revolutionary, Furyu did a good job with this Edward figure. The detail we really appreciated is Edward’ cape. For something that is behind Edward, Furyu did not have to put that amount of details they did, but they did. This is a pleasant surprise that we hope will continue with Furyu products. The cape is not the only detail we thought was great. Edwards’ arm has excellent details and eye-catching colours that are the focal point of the entire statue. As Edwards’ shirt is ripped, we get to see the inners of his mechanical arm, which is unique to this figure only. Making this figure very desireable for Fullmetal Alchemist fans. You will not be disappointed with the details with this Furyu figure.
Quality is another strong point for this Edward Elric anime figure by Furyu. Even though you will not be touching this figure often, everything still feels great to the touch. Most anime statues and anime figures with little to no manoeuvrability usually feel cheap, in other words, the manufacturer focus on appearance more than quality. Furyu was able to accomplish both while keeping the cost of the figure at a reasonable price. Lazy Sensei believes that if Furyu focused solely on appearance, this Edward figure would have been less of a disappointment to certain Fullmetal Alchemist figure collectors. Since this figure has no manoeuvrability and will not be touched often, Furyu should have followed the industry standard of appearance over quality. We do appreciate Furyu for trying something different and trying to do more. This unique decision by Furyu will affect the overall rating, nonetheless, this figure gets a great score for quality.
Durability is always a question mark for anime figures and Furyu’s Edward anime figure is no exception. Durability differs from anime collector to anime collector and from manufacturer to manufacturer. If you are a collector that handles each figure with great care, this figure should bring no problems. If you touch your figures more than the average collector, you should also be just fine as well. Nothing on this figure makes us think it cannot not last for years to come. In fact, this Fullmetal Edward figure might be above average durability. With no manoeuvrability on this figure, there are fewer parts to break, making it more durable by default. Just like every review Lazy Sensei does, we cannot predict the future. Only time will tell how durable Edward by Furyu really is.
The value of Edward Elric figure by Furyu is incredibility high. This anime figure might be one of the best purchases for any anime collector. For less than $40, it will be hard to find another anime figure with the same amount of details, quality, and durability at this low price point. This figure could have been amazing, which is also its fatal flaw. The anticipation of this anime figure actually decreased the value. Once expectations are set and not delivered, it is hard for a community to still support the product. Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened to Furyu’s Edward Elric figure. People expected something never seen before and only got a good product. Without the hype, this figure could have been a favourite in the anime figure community. Despite all of this, Lazy Sensei recommends this figure to all Fullmetal Alchemist figure collectors and for collectors that want a bang for your buck figure.
Summary One of our personal favourite Edward Elric Statues. Definitely recommend!