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Review: CardCaptor Sakura Rocket Beat Vs Hello Brand New WorldReview: CardCaptor Sakura Rocket Beat Vs Hello Brand New WorldReview

AsterKunAsterKun3 mies. temu
Havin' a good day, MFC?

I hope you all are, because I am! This will be my first figure review ever, so I hope you enjoy it! I'm a semi-hardcore CardCaptor Sakura collector, only because I collect a lot of Sakura figures but not all of them, haha.

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Before I Pre-Ordered Thoughts
Hello Brand New World ITEM #675835 This one was a no brainer. She looked cute upon first viewing and my wallet was ready to fork over my mortal possessions for her.
Rocket Beat ITEM #720151 Originally, she had a rose base. Cute. But then it went to a strange trophy-like base, which would have lost me because it looked terrible. They luckily went with the roses, however! I was still hesitant though, because I thought her face looked a bit strange, but I was hoping it would look fine in the final product.

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Getting The Packages
Hello Brand New World: It took two years to finally arrive, but MAN DO WE HAVE A BIG ONE, OH BOY. The outer box is made out of cardboard and the inside was a plastic box. It was a little hard to open, so you know the protection was on point. Figure Protection 10/10

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Rocket Beat: This one was the one I had a problem with. The package was badly damaged! T _ T This is the first time this has happened to me... Luckily the figure was unharmed, but I'm so sad the box got ruined because it was definitely very cute... Figure Protection 11/10 (I blame the terrible shipping company for damaging my figure because it was definitely securely packaged).

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I was able to "pop" it back to normal, but obviously, it will never be pristine ever again. //sad.

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Here is a size comparison of the two.
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The Meat and Bones
Hello Brand New World: It's a little difficult to tell, but her face is slightly darker than the rest of her skin. Her legs look very pale, but it's still a beautifully crafted figure. In the close-ups for her eyes, I also thought the pupils could be a darker shade of green, since in the prototype they appear darker so she doesn't have the "dead-eyed" look. Paint-wise, there are very little paint defects. There are only some tiny dots/smudges (like on her clear card base and right arm). The golden ornaments on her dress and the ruffles are so gorgeous and perfectly sculpted.

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One thing I definitely didn't like about the figure was the hole on her hand for the staff. I didn't even do anything and it already looked a bit damaged, and it didn't help that it was already difficult to put on and I was afraid of ruining the figure even more.

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Rocket Beat: As I mentioned before, I was mainly worried about the face, but i'm so so happy it turned out better than the prototype, in my opinion! The figure is a little difficult to put together since there is so much going on, but I think it just looks gorgeous and was not disappointed! The pose is also very very cute and she looks adorable in any angle.

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Here are some close-ups of the roses. They do feel a little flimsy though, but not too bad.

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And here they are side-by-side:
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Paint-job wise, you can see there is slightly more detail in the Hello Brand New World one, but I like the face more on the Rocket Beat one. Since Sakura has darker pupils in the Rocket Beat version, her face feels less "dead" to me.

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Overall Thoughts

I wish I could include my "Stars Bless You" figure in this review, but it's currently in storage atm. I rate Hello Brand New World a 8/10 and Rocket Beat a 9/10. Hello Brand New World is very high in quality with little issues, but the paint job on the skin and eyes leaves more to be desired. Originally I thought this was going to be my all-time favorite figure, and it's still gorgeous, but it's at least in my Top 10 instead of my Top 3. Rocket Beat may not be as detailed, but it has more of a charm to it in my opinion. I was honestly surprised I ended up liking it more than Hello Brand New World. Either way, I'm still very happy with my purchases, and I'll continue buying Cardcaptor Sakura figures that I think are cute.

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Which do you like more?

34%Hello Brand New World
66%Rocket Beat
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Nice review. I also brought the figure too. Love it from the moment i saw the prototype.

It had already arrive but i don't have time to open. Right now i want to buy box to put it.

Can you please share what dimension of the figure? I want to order custom box but i want to make sure i don't mess up.

Thank you before
2 mies. temu
Zxuri3 mies. temu#98304369OHHHH HELLO FELLOW SAKURA COLLECTOR. I still have my Koto Sakura in the box since it was my first Sakura figure and I was to scared to ruin her, haha! I think I'm like you though. I prefer the Stars Bless You one the most so far (she had the biggest box of all) and the Rocket Beat one is my 2nd favorite at the moment. It's the battle of the Sakuras LMAO

I just got Rocket Beats. I love her so far. I like the quality better than Koto'S and how simple it was to put together compared to the typical Sakura figure. Definitely would recommend this one.
3 mies. temu
AsterKun That Loser Over There
Auri3 mies. temu#98304742I just got Rocket Beat yesterday and I have always been unsure about Hello Brand New World. In the end I cancelled my preorder for that one. I find her hair to be too detailed for my liking, the pose was not what I wanted (I wanted her to be sitting on the window like in the opening) not to mention all of the Sakura I own have open mouths. When Rocket Beat came out I was so in love with everything!!! I don't know how people can say she can't be compared to HBNW.
I have Stars Bless You too and I love her! I think the difference between HBNW and SBY is that the latter is based on an illustration by CLAMP. I'm also looking forward to Pinky Promise a lot, I like her a lot and I like that they made the pink slightly different (the illustration was too bright pink for my liking) and that one is also based on CLAMP's illustration. I hope one day I'll be able to get Koto's for a reasonable price (at the time I couldn't afford both SBY and Koto's).
Thank you for highlighting the beauty of this figure. There were so many complaints I didn't agree with on the figure's page.
No problem! I also kind of agree that GSC probably went to hardcore with the detailing on Hello Brand New World (sometimes less is more imo)! And I completely get you. I personally like the pose the most from Rocket Beat and she just looks so cute and serene instead of super ultra happy, like most of her figures.

Most people were complaining about Rocket Beat's painting, but I personally think it's fine, and I'm generally very nitpicky with figures. I also have Stars Bless You and that one has a gorgeous base that I'm still in love with 'til this day. Everything just flows well with SBY. Good luck with getting your hands on the Koto Sakura though! I luckily snatched her up when she first came out but she's still sealed in the box because I was always too scared to damage her since she was my first Sakura figure. Thanks for reading and wishing you the best > v <)/
3 mies. temu
I just got Rocket Beat yesterday and I have always been unsure about Hello Brand New World. In the end I cancelled my preorder for that one. I find her hair to be too detailed for my liking, the pose was not what I wanted (I wanted her to be sitting on the window like in the opening) not to mention all of the Sakura I own have open mouths. When Rocket Beat came out I was so in love with everything!!! I don't know how people can say she can't be compared to HBNW.
I have Stars Bless You too and I love her! I think the difference between HBNW and SBY is that the latter is based on an illustration by CLAMP. I'm also looking forward to Pinky Promise a lot, I like her a lot and I like that they made the pink slightly different (the illustration was too bright pink for my liking) and that one is also based on CLAMP's illustration. I hope one day I'll be able to get Koto's for a reasonable price (at the time I couldn't afford both SBY and Koto's).

Thank you for highlighting the beauty of this figure. There were so many complaints I didn't agree with on the figure's page.
3 mies. temu
AsterKun That Loser Over There
SkiaEsh3 mies. temu#98304096I cannot wait for my Rocket Beat version to get here. I have Hello Brand New World, Koto's original opening outfit, and Stars Bless You, and of those three, I definitely like Stars the best followed by Koto Sakura then HBNW.
Koto Sakura is admittedly not as detailed as HBNW, but I love the wings, coloring, and nostalgia of it. I have a feeling I will end up liking Rocket Beat better than HBNW like you and possibly better than Koto's.
OHHHH HELLO FELLOW SAKURA COLLECTOR. I still have my Koto Sakura in the box since it was my first Sakura figure and I was to scared to ruin her, haha! I think I'm like you though. I prefer the Stars Bless You one the most so far (she had the biggest box of all) and the Rocket Beat one is my 2nd favorite at the moment. It's the battle of the Sakuras LMAO
3 mies. temu
AsterKun That Loser Over There
Jasurim3 mies. temu#98302900Awesome pictures!
I own the Hello Brand New World figure and while it is lovely, I much prefer the Rocket Beat one. But I had already pre-ordered HBNW figure by the time I saw that one and it was also just sold out everywhere lol. Just love the overall vibe of it better? If I could somehow trade one for the other easily, I would. XD It's still a very pretty figure though. Loved reading through your review and comparisons.
Thank you so much! `///` But I agree with you. I was still looking forward to both, but I didn't expect myself to like the Rocket Beat one as much as I did. The prototype looked cute enough to order, but in person it's definitely much nicer to look at. I think it's also the vibrant red color that makes her stand out more. But I'll give credit to HBNW for the nicely sculpted ruffles. I love that type of stuff!
3 mies. temu
AsterKun That Loser Over There
evenstar883 mies. temu#98302772Such beautiful figures, and lovely pictures you have there! I don't own any Cardcaptor Sakura pieces but I have always thought their designs are gorgeous.Thank you! And I agree with you. Sakura figures are always so beautifully intricate, which is why I love collecting them. I kinda wish Sailor Moon got the same love as Sakura figures :')
3 mies. temu
I cannot wait for my Rocket Beat version to get here. I have Hello Brand New World, Koto's original opening outfit, and Stars Bless You, and of those three, I definitely like Stars the best followed by Koto Sakura then HBNW.

Koto Sakura is admittedly not as detailed as HBNW, but I love the wings, coloring, and nostalgia of it. I have a feeling I will end up liking Rocket Beat better than HBNW like you and possibly better than Koto's.
3 mies. temu
Awesome pictures!
I own the Hello Brand New World figure and while it is lovely, I much prefer the Rocket Beat one. But I had already pre-ordered HBNW figure by the time I saw that one and it was also just sold out everywhere lol. Just love the overall vibe of it better? If I could somehow trade one for the other easily, I would. XD It's still a very pretty figure though. Loved reading through your review and comparisons.
3 mies. temu
Such beautiful figures, and lovely pictures you have there! I don't own any Cardcaptor Sakura pieces but I have always thought their designs are gorgeous.
3 mies. temu