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Review: Card Captor Sakura - Yue - 1/8 scale by Hobby MaxReview: Card Captor Sakura - Yue - 1/8 scale by Hobby MaxReview

teddyshireteddyshire5 d. temu
Hello, today I will be reviewing the 1/8 scale Yue figure from Card Captor Sakura by Hobby Max. (ITEM #464229) – just a heads up this is a picture heavy review.

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I found out about the existence of this figure through the picture of the day on the front page here on MFC and instantly fell in love. I have no nostalgic attachment to the source material and I did not grow up with it like many people did. This figure just ticks a lot of aesthetic boxes for me and I had to have it. Of course I found out about it too late when it was sold out everywhere and the preowned listings were much more expensive than market price. There was a point this year when almost all listings disappeared as the release date of Chii (ITEM #693386) approached - a similarly posed figure by the same creator and manufacturer. Then I wrote a review of a figure not in the database of Jr. Ootengu and the comments let me know of the wonderful world of shopping on taobao through a proxy and wouldn’t you know it Yue was on there (as Hobbymax is a Chinese manufacturer I am guessing). You can see a 360 view of him under the spoiler.
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- Packaging -

Yue comes in a huge box (length 38cm, width 28cm, height 32cm). I found it interesting that it wasn’t sealed on the sides only the flap was sealed. Also every box on the internet of this figure I found had a removable white sleeve around it but this one didn’t come with one. I was initially concerned it might be a bootleg but if it is, these are the most diligent bootleggers out there. There are different rhomboidal textures on the box alternating between matte and gloss and the manufacturer and copyright information is properly on the box and on the bottom of the base of the figure.

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- Base and Pose -

The figure comes in 5 parts – circular base, clear perch, main figure body and 2 wings. The assembly is pretty straight-forward but some force was required in order to get the pieces to fit perfectly in place.

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The circular base has a white printed design. One downside to it though is that it doesn’t sit perfectly flat so it wobbles a little. Not too much to cause concern but still worth noting.

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The pose is very interesting. I find it cool to have such a tall sitting figure but not too tall as it just fits inside of a Detolf. As he is leaning a little bit forward he is best displayed and viewed above eye level. I have him displayed on the highest shelf.

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- Sculpt and Paint -

This is one of the most beautiful figures I own. I am a fan of long white haired characters and the angel wings are a big plus.

I particularly like his facial expression. He looks very calm and beautiful.

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The shading is very well done – the hair in blue and the clothes in very light purple. The clothes creases’ sculpt is very detailed.

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The top of his head is a little bit messily sculpted.

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The pop of yellow, blue and black in the design gives a nice contrast in an otherwise mostly monochromatic color scheme. The aforementioned yellow, blue and black details on the cuffs, legs and chest are painted very well. His hands and feet are sculpted well too.

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There are pretty tassels at the end of his clothes the same clear purple plastic as his chest orb.

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A lot of effort went into the wings - they are sculpted differently from one another, I would imagine it would have been easier to mirror one of them but they didn’t do that. They are particularly cool with the gradient from opaque to clear plastic. Also there is a slight pearly sheen to them.

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There is some cloudiness or more like slight yellowing to the wings, I don’t know if that happened because he was in the box for a long time or it’s supposed to look like that so keep that in mind if you decide to get this figure now - 2 years after release.

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A little negative in my personal opinion is the skin tone. I think it is a little unnaturally waxy looking compared to my other figures.

- Size comparison -

Here he is beside my Coco figure by Kotobukiya which is 1/8 scale (ITEM #872645). I put them together because they have a similar magical aesthetic.

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Here he is beside my 1/8 scale figure of Kaworu by Megahouse (ITEM #835965) – my light and dark angels together

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And lastly – beside my 1/8 scale figure of Jr. Ootengu by Myethos (not in the database) – another winged figure I have plus I think they look pretty together.

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- Enjoyment -
All in all this is a very beautiful figure and I am very glad I managed to hunt it down. He is also very photogenic I had a lot of fun taking his pictures.

Here’s a peek-a-boo shot I took just for fun.

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And here’s a random pretty naturally reflected light shot.

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If you made it this far thanks for reading!
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Bah-Roo5 d. temu#85066561I love the last two photos, very pretty! He pairs nicely with Kaworu. They’re both in my Wishlist, but for now I’m not focused on getting them. Interesting that his wings seem to have changed colour a little bit? From what I remember of the promo photos they’re more white.
Thank you very much! It does seem like the wings are not as white as they should. I just don't know if they're supposed to be like that, they changed over time or I am just unlucky :)
Oh and if you decide to get him or Kaworu in the future just a heads up both boxes are huge.
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I love the last two photos, very pretty! He pairs nicely with Kaworu. They’re both in my Wishlist, but for now I’m not focused on getting them. Interesting that his wings seem to have changed colour a little bit? From what I remember of the promo photos they’re more white.
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Kimm134Saya5 d. temu#85063543This figure has probably been at the top of my wishlist for a couple of years now. Those hands and feet are gorgeous. Too bad my order got cancelled. Now, I can't find him at a good price.
Thank you for reading. Sorry about your canceled order. I was stalking all the Japanese preowned sites daily for months but didn't find a decent price for an unopened one. Hope you find one.
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jumpluff5 d. temu#85060234Wow, your winged figures are gorgeous.
I regret cancelling my preorder for this Yue more than ever =/
Scary about the wings tho... are you sure yours wasn't displayed?

Thank you! I don't think he was displayed as the blister was sealed. But I can't be sure the whole blister wasn't out in sunlight or something. As I mentioned in the review the box didn't come sealed so you could take it out no problem. Or the plastic used just discolors like that over time, can't be sure. Still love him though :)
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This figure has probably been at the top of my wishlist for a couple of years now. Those hands and feet are gorgeous. Too bad my order got cancelled. Now, I can't find him at a good price.
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jumpluff Pegasus Knight
Wow, your winged figures are gorgeous.

I regret cancelling my preorder for this Yue more than ever =/

Scary about the wings tho... are you sure yours wasn't displayed?
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Mikeowu5 d. temu#85051771Yue... this is one of my most wanted figure since i think he will look great with ITEM #675835 but it’s hard to find it anywhere in good price, most of them already At least 3x the preorder price on amazon jp..do you use proxy to shop from taobao? or they can ship internationaly? Btw great review!
Thank you for reading! Taobao does ship internationally but only to some countries and mine isn't one of them. I used superbuy to order. I paid maybe 220$ for the figure (x2 the original price basically) but the shipping killed me it cost me as much as the figure. There was only DHL available and the price is based on volumetric weight and this figure box is huge.
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Yue... this is one of my most wanted figure since i think he will look great with ITEM #675835 but it’s hard to find it anywhere in good price, most of them already At least 3x the preorder price on amazon jp..do you use proxy to shop from taobao? or they can ship internationaly? Btw great review!
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