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Naruto - Hatake Kakashi - G.E.M. (MegaHouse)Naruto - Hatake Kakashi - G.E.M. (MegaHouse)Review

PinkFoxxPinkFoxxVor 9 Jahren
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It's nice to see the release of a scaled PVC figure for any character in the Naruto series, let alone the copy-ninja Hatake Kakashi. A character whom is personally my favourite character. Inducted into the GEM series portrays Kakashi's character as one of the most popular men in anime and manga. Hopefully with this new release by Megahouse it will open the pathway for future Naruto PVC figures.

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Now, onto the figure itself...

Packaging

The packaging is somewhat plain, though of high quality with a glossy finish giving an impressive professional look. It features dark clouds and gives a very mystical, ninja-like feel. Simple and yet it works, it doesn't detract from the figure itself and sticks to a common theme. There are clear panels on the side in a cresent moon shape, and another on the top with clear panels that make up the mangekyou sharingan. A standard window panel is on the front for figure veiwing.

The box itself is about 30cm in height, it's internal packaging is your standard plastic though each accessory it individually wrapped and fitted perfectly so as not to fall out during travel.

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Sculpting / Paint Job

The figure itself on the whole is beautiful, though in comparison to something like ALTER seems to have something lacking.
The sculpt is a little rough in places, particulary on areas on the jacket when viewed up close ie the jacket buckles and hands although this wouldn't be so noticable if it weren't for the paint job. Also I found the eyes to look a little too rounded for Kakashi's character, although they don't in anyway look bad, in fact they're quite beautiful (similar to something Uchiha Itachi would have) but unlike the original character who's eyes are half circles. The face features though are wonderful, you can see facial features under Kakashi's mask, particulary his lips which is a nice touch. The hair could hav been brought more to a point, rather than rounded but I can understand that there are certain limitations when it comes to sculpting and figure sturdiness.

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As you can see the eyes have more of an artistic flair than Kakashi's original character design.



The paint job is probably where this figure is a little dissapointing, in some lights the chunin jacket can look almost metalic green which can look really strange. I would have liked to see more detail and higgher quality in the gradients. Most of the colours save for the hair and partially in the jacket are quite flat. In some light and pictures it's not so bad but sitting the figure in front you you.. there are some lovely folds in the pant fabric due to the sculpt that could have been emphasised with a little extra detail. On my figure, the head accessory with the sharingan covered had a painting error - the Konoha symbol on the forehead protector was also a little off which you will see in upcoming pictures. The white of the bandages comes out looking dirty rather than textured. On a positive note, the sharingan is particulary detailed and completely acurate.

Now, this being said it's not a bad figure instead, these things are just me nitpicking and trying to include everything in this review for the reader. I also recieved ALTER's Tsumugi earlier in the day which is perhaps why I'm a little harsh on GEM's paint job.
Don't get me wrong, it is a really nice figure, and by far the highest quality Naruto figure released. If you're a big Kakashi fan like me, you will love it. It has a smooth, matted finish which is nice to look and I had a great time taking photos with this figure. Sure there are a few small flaws but it's wonderful to have such a nice Kakashi figure in the cabinet.

Posing / Accessories

This is the fun part! The GEM Kakashi figure comes with two heads, two left arms, two right arms and a copy of Icha Icha Tactics. One of the heads comes with the Sharingan covered, and the other has his headband raised so it's visible. The heads are removed at the base of the neck where the jacket and neck meet, making it a seemless transition. The same can be said for the arms, as they attach a few millimetres into the jacket from the sides.

The two arms that come for Kakashi's right are his 'accessory' arms, one is posed to hold his favourite novel and the other comes holding a Kunai, poised for attack. These are both very accurate and well done poses. It's good to the the option available to include the Icha Icha Tactics which is what Kakashi is so well known for, but on a more serious note be able to equip a kunai.

The second set of arms are for Kakashi's left; they include a casual hand resting on hip and a standard clenched fist. That makes an array of different poses which you have control over to get the character looking exactly the way you like. The leg placements are also really well done, I'm not sure why but it really adds emphasis to the pose - it seems to emit confident and in control mannerisms for the character which are spot on.

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Base

The base, in my opinion, is very nice. It's just your standard matte black base, it's attractive in it's simpicity because it doesn't in anyway take the focus off the figrue and yet it's not boring. A glossed, slightly raised mangekyou sharingan design sits in the center, with the name 'Hatake Kakashi' scrawled along the front.

It could be just my figure, but he seems to be a little uneven on the base - not unsteady, more like he's there's a forward lean on particular angles.

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Enjoyment & Conclusion

As I mentioned earlier, I had a lot of fun taking pictures with this figure. Whether it's the confident pose, the choice of accessories or the fact that it's a high quality Kakashi figure (or a combination of all these), it really is a must have for Kakashi and Naruto fans alike. It could have a few improvements made to it, but on the whole as the first scaled PVC Kakashi figure and completely stoked and glad I got my hands on one!
I give it 7/10, it would have been higher but the score was dropped due to the paint job and the inaccuracy of the eyes.

I leave you now with a few more photos, thank you for reading my first review!

Carmall (PinkFoxx)
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http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss130/WillandCarmall/kaka4.jpg

All the photos in this review can be found on my profile here, and a few on my Deviantart account should you wish to fave them! ^^
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Punkte7/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Enjoyment

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I don´t know why , but my kakashi´s eyes painting is much better than in the picture, well, doesn´t matter, mmm I should chance 8 in packaging , mm 7 in painting and 8 in the base , but is only my opinion jeje but is a very nice , and a very accurate review. Ohh sure I almost forgot, the kunai detail is great =)
Vor 9 Jahren
tks 4 the rev... kakashi rules ♥♥
Vor 9 Jahren
I ordered Kakashi...and want pay it soon...but hmmm :(
I´m really thinking...if I shall pay 80 Euro for it ;_;
is he worth the money?

I was so happy that we get a GEM Naruto Figur...but on the photos...he don´t looks so nice :(
Vor 9 Jahren
Very helpfull review!
Don't quit with writing them ^^.
Vor 9 Jahren
Thanks for the review..I'm still thinking about whether or not to get Kakashi though.
Despite it being a GEM figure I don't think it's on par with the rest of the line. The Gintama series and Lelouch looks a whole lot better than Kakashi.

I think he looks way to feminine, especially in the pose with his hands on his hip
Vor 9 Jahren
Awesome review. You know, you helped me a lot. My Kakashi (I'm also Naruto series fan) is on the way and since I saw some new pictures at amiami I was quite worried about coloring and shading. I was about to get into a personal crisis, haha, I mean, I'm a big fan of Megahouse and the idea of it doing a bad an plain job had made me very upset.
But after you review, I'm quite satisfied. He looks nice, anyway, despite some painting flaws. I wish they had kept the amazing painting and shading quality they apply on One Piece's series...
So, congratulations for this wonderful review and thanks for sharing with us :)
Vor 9 Jahren
PinkFoxx Ohara's Flower
Celtic7GuardianHonestly, I've seen a lot of really good reviews recently get marked with one or two 'not helpfuls' without leaving ANY explanation as to why. My view is that if they don't give reasons for it, don't worry about it. I didn't see anything to criticize.

Haha awesome thanks, I might get around to writing a few more then! ^^

mikki-maluThank you very much for such a good and detailed review! I liked the way you built it, and your language, I think you're great at describing things. Besides, Kakashi is my favourite Naruto character too, so it was especially pleasant to read your opinion. I agree with Lestter about the upsetting quality of this figure, but still it looks nice in outdoor pictures.
(btw, sitting in snow up to the ears I'm somewhat envious about the weather you have out there:)))


Awww awesome, I'm glad you liked it and thanks for the lovely comment! ^^
Yay! Kakashi fans unite! :P
Unfortunatley it's true both yourself and Lestter are correct, it would have been great if the quality was something of the One Piece P.O.P series from Megahouse, but I guess we should be thankful they've even released one! I have no idea why it's taken so long though, I mean it's certainly not lacking popularity. I think it had something to do with the licensing or something. Anyway. I would love to see a PVC scale Jiraiya released... with a normal face and a pervy face! ^^
Vor 9 Jahren
Thank you very much for such a good and detailed review! I liked the way you built it, and your language, I think you're great at describing things. Besides, Kakashi is my favourite Naruto character too, so it was especially pleasant to read your opinion. I agree with Lestter about the upsetting quality of this figure, but still it looks nice in outdoor pictures.
(btw, sitting in snow up to the ears I'm somewhat envious about the weather you have out there:)))
Vor 9 Jahren
Honestly, I've seen a lot of really good reviews recently get marked with one or two 'not helpfuls' without leaving ANY explanation as to why. My view is that if they don't give reasons for it, don't worry about it. I didn't see anything to criticize.
Vor 9 Jahren
PinkFoxx Ohara's Flower
Celtic7GuardianNice review! I dislike most of Naruto (I enjoyed the first arc it had), but I always enjoyed Kakashi. I may wind up getting him anyway...

Thankyou! Is there anything you think I need to improve? (Someone marked it as not helpful).

Naruto Shippuden is much better than Naruto I think, but they're both good.
Vor 9 Jahren
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