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Bell Fine Darkness 1/8 scale figure reviewBell Fine Darkness 1/8 scale figure reviewReview

Hi again everyone! I've been meaning to write this review for awhile, but I've been buys buys BUSY with my cosplay. I finished last night, so I finally have time to write this review.

As the title insinuates, I'm reviewing the Darkness 1/8 scale figure, by Bell Fine!
First of all, I actually remembered to take a pic of her box. It's nothing special, but it works.
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And now, onto the figure itself.
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I do like the pose and face of this figure. The pose is one of the reasons I got her. The other figures available of her are prize figures, one of which is really boring, and a nendo. I love the nendo, but it isn't her as she appears in novel and the anime. And I always want both chibi AND not chibi.

First, I'll cover the positives. There aren't nearly as many of these as there are negatives, sadly.
Again, one positive is the pose, and face.

Another is the gradient on her hair. I don't know if I captured it well, but the orange and yellow gradient on her hair looks amazing.https://static.myfigurecollection.net/upload/pictures/2018/04/24/1968093.jpeg
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The shiny gray/white paint on her armor is a nice touch. The series and novels show it as solid white, so I like how it's shiny, like armor should be. The photos I used to show her off illustrate this as well as the one I chose, so please check those out to see what I mean. :)

I also love the detail on the little wing on her shoulder. The painting gradient on it looks good, and there are little feather details.
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The sculpt itself does look good, I like the folds, and the fact they included the curve of her back.

However, there are numerous flaws with this figure, something inexcusable on a scale, especially one at this price.
There are several instances of paint transfer, which at this price, is inexcusable.
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and then there's THIS:
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I'm not even sure what's going on here. It looks like the plastic warped while sculpting. I haven't even seen this on the worst of prize figures. This is inexcusable on a scale, and seriously subtracts some points.

And there's this, too:
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A little dent. SERIOUSLY?! I was NOT thrilled. I know none of this was from transit, the box arrived in perfect condition. It's a Bell Fine not giving a damn issue. :(.

And finally.. her base. It looks like a prize figure base, I'm not kidding. :(. This is it.
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Overall, here's my score:
Sculpt: 3/5. I love the pose, but there are defects. At this price, it's inexcusable.

Paint: 3/5/10. Paint transfer is shit at this price point.

Enjoyability: 3/5. Again, I like her pose, but the defects seriously do detract from enjoyment.

In a scale out of 10, I rate this a 7/10, because it is slightly better than total fail, but a lot of defects are inexcusable at this price. :(. I did not appreciate a figure that is little better than a prize figure quality wise being nearly $180.

And.. as a bonus, I know I showed this before, but this also shows the.. bonus. XD. I went for the bonus, and love it. :D.

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Komentarze8

Thanks for the review! I don't own any Bell Fine figures, so it's always good to see more details about their figures. Too bad they didn't do a great job with this Darkness figure, that prize figure-looking base is really inexcusable (shame on you Bell Fine!). And the saddest thing is that there aren't much options regarding scale figures for Kono Suba, specially for Darkness. :(
2 l. temu
I don't have much knowledge of Bellfine's history, but I knew I wasn't going to pay what they were asking for a pretty basic-looking figure, and a 1/8 at that (and people complain about Alter's pricing...). Looks like they really didn't deliver. I'd maybe pick this one up if it's super cheap, but it sucks that you paid so much for something so disappointing.
2 l. temu
If it was any company that i like i would blindly pre-order Mama Raikou, ITEM #549490
But honestly, there is no chance i ever buy something Bellfine make if they don't change ..

PS : I'm sure at some point, someone will make a Raikou figure with a similar pose as this figure and in high quality ITEM #397015 *crosses fingers*
2 l. temu
That is depressing for the price it was. I don't see how any of it justifies the cost. It's like they decided that since other companies make customers pay up the ass for their figures, they think this is okay.

Smh.
2 l. temu
Elise_Grimwald Genius Puppeteer
I REALLY hope they do a good job with Raikou, because their Konosuba figures have been meh. It looks good, I agree. It really is sad, because Konosuba deserves better than this. I don't care if the anime is drawn badly on purpose, its figures don't need to match. :(. Megumin also deserves better, and other than the prize figure (which actually looks pretty good for a prize figure), her figures are either bikini or fanservice ones that look good. Which is crap. :(. I agree with you about the figure you linked, she's look great in that pose, with her normal outfit. THAT one I'd get. And Phat makes good figures, so we wouldn't have Bell Fine's bad prices and quality. And no Wiz is stupid, I agree. :/. She didn't even get a nendo. :(.

Helsing2 l. temu#33883279I have high hopes for ITEM #549490 , Hope they will not do the same with her at least .
Sad that most konosuba figs are just bad.
I like Megumin the most but not a single one of her figures, wish that ITEM #604443 was castoff , not to nude but normal outfit to that.
Also no figs for Wiz :/
2 l. temu
Elise_Grimwald2 l. temu#33882941I agree entirely. I actually do think the bonus is better than the figure, which is sad, because it was only $20 technically. :/. And the price was insane for the quality. :/.
I was REALLY disappointed. I'm absolutely not buying another Bell Fine scale, and hope stores sell Darkness for a super discount. I bought her because I disliked the prize figure, and was disappointed that she's only marginally better quality. My nendo doesn't have the flaws this does. >_<;. I think she would have been worth like $40 (a high end prize figure), but not her retail price. :/


I have high hopes for ITEM #549490 , Hope they will not do the same with her at least .

Sad that most konosuba figs are just bad.
I like Megumin the most but not a single one of her figures, wish that ITEM #604443 was castoff , not to nude but normal outfit to that.


Also no figs for Wiz :/
2 l. temu
Elise_Grimwald Genius Puppeteer
Helsing2 l. temu#33881523Bonus > Figure lol , its rather meh quality
>16k yen , fk no


I agree entirely. I actually do think the bonus is better than the figure, which is sad, because it was only $20 technically. :/. And the price was insane for the quality. :/.
I was REALLY disappointed. I'm absolutely not buying another Bell Fine scale, and hope stores sell Darkness for a super discount. I bought her because I disliked the prize figure, and was disappointed that she's only marginally better quality. My nendo doesn't have the flaws this does. >_<;. I think she would have been worth like $40 (a high end prize figure), but not her retail price. :/
2 l. temu
Bonus > Figure lol , its rather meh quality

>16k yen , fk no
2 l. temu