Lazy Sensei | Feb 22, 2018 | 0
Gintama Sakata Gintoki Banpresto Master Stars Figure
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Sakata Gintoki Master Stars by Banpresto is a good anime figure overall. Nothing is awful nor amazing. Just that sweet spot the collectors want from a well-rounded Gintama figure. Although this figure may not be amazing, it sure is worth considering for all types of people interested in any Gintama figures currently available.
Pros & Cons
Great details on the entire figure
Great height at 10.2 inches lenght.
Nothing! Great overall figure.
The details on this Sakata Gintoki master stars figure is good at a minimum. Banpresto master stars figures are overall great, and this Sasata Gintoki figure is no different. The best detail on this figure that Lazy Sensei noticed is Gin’s shirt. The details on the shirt are best for any Gintama figures available. Everything from the vibrant colours to the sculpting is great. This detail can be better seen on Gin’s torso. The folds are not something we come to expect from anime figures from 2013 or the price range of below $50 USD, however, Branspresto decided the figure needed the folds, which is a great touch. SH from Amazon wrote this about. “Excellent representation of Gintoki. His expression captures his casual/lazy heroism. His hair, boots, and clothing are all excellent, especially how they sculpted all the folds.”
If you enjoy high-quality anime statues, this is one of the best Gintama figures you can collect. Majority of statues do not feel good to the touch because the focus of the manufacturer is quality for anime statues. Banpresto’s Master stars figure has both excellent quality and details, which is great to see on this Sasata Gintoki figure. The quality can be truly seen on Gin’s sword. Lazy Sensei expect this piece to be cheap and easily bendable, however, we were surprised to see that the wooden sword was made of the same high-quality PVC material used throughout the entire figure. This shows the amount of effort Branspresto puts into making high-quality Gintama figures. This and the entire master star figure collection has great attention to quality and details that anime fans will surely appreciate.
This figure has been released from 2013 and no reported problems by collectors so far. These figures have been nothing but reliable for the anime community. The high quality PVC from Branpresto on the entire figure does help keep the figure with durability. Quality and durablilty often have simialr rating because the the materitals used are a key factor for both categoeires.
The value hasn’t increase too much over the past years, which is both good an bad depending if you already own the figure and if you care about resale value. If you bought this figure because you wanted to make profit within a few years, this figure was not the best investment as they haven’t sold out nor increased by more than $10. If you are someone who just discovered this figure and were discouraged because of the release date, this is the perfect Gintama figure! Still avaiable on platforms like Amazon, eBay, etc for close to retail. This figure will not become valuable overnight, but it is a great figure to add to your collection if you are a Sasata Gintoki fan.
Summary One of our personal favourite Sakata Gintoki figures. Definitely recommend!