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Donyatsu by FuRyu - Ultimate Review!Donyatsu by FuRyu - Ultimate Review!Review

ponnieponnie7 l. temu
Hello, MFC!
It's early morning here, in rainy Siberia, and I finally found the courage to write a big review of my long-anticipated Donyatsu loot.

NOTE: long and picture heavy blog ahead, proceed at your own risk!

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The back-story is simple: I am a huge fan of Donyatsu, because this title (manga in particular) is everything that I like. It's cute, it's weird, it's crazy, it's funny, it's misterious, post-apocalyptic and it's about cats. So I kept searching for some merchandise since I decided to get everything Donyatsu I can add-to-cart-click on. Around three months ago I searched 'どーにゃつ' at Y!J and saw the abundance of these ITEM #150109, ITEM #150110, ITEM #150111, ITEM #150114, ITEM #150115, ITEM #150116. These were not in the MFC DB at the time, there were literally next to no information apart from the fact that these were prize figures by FuRyu. Strangely enough I already had the second set pre-ordered since it was here and was listed at BiJ and Rakuten. Odd, eh? That's when my quest for hunting the well-hidden Donyatsu stuff began. Seriously, it's next to impossible to find the info about the Donyatsu merchandise except for the stuff by Algernon Product. There are still two huge plushes that require investigation before it could be added to the DB - no official pics or anything more than just dimenshions. Well, that's a different story and to end this one I shall say that I ordered two lots with figures and plushies and paperbag almost immediately thanks to one nice Russian proxy because I had some serious bank card problem back then and couldn't use PP or anything like that. It was a bit more expensive but, hey, it's Donyatsu! So the long wait began... and early June I received my package with all the Donyatsu glory!

Some overview pictures of the paperbag and it's donyatsulicious contents:
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Lastly, the motivational SEGA Arcade bag I got with the plushies. Sweet!
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Looks promising, doesn't it? And so the review begins!
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Donyatsu is not a popular series so I guess some introduction wouldn't hurt. Let me introduce the three characters whose figures I will be reviewing this time: Donyatsu, Bagel and Kumacaron.

Donyatsu
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Donyatsu is a cat with donut body. He's your regular donut with chocolate topping (edible!) safe for the fact that he's a cat and speaks Japanese quite fluently. They all speak, aha. The setting for the manga is the ruins of Tokyo three years after the disappearance of humans. Looks like there is a new race of animalXfood people? Who knows..
Donyatsu is charmingly naive and silly, a straightforward, kind and playful fellow. He speaks what he thinks and is a good protagonist for a manga that's already this weird. He was born to be funny and that's why he's my most favourite character in the manga (surprised, huh?). Seriously, go check this stuff, it's hilarious!

Bagel
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Bagel appears in manga as a cat with bagel body, all brown and tough. He loves to mock on Donyatsu since the guy is so naive and forgiving. Bagel is not the brightest guy out there but he's obviously more strong-minded than the day-dreaming Donyatsu and leads the party before they meet the local genius, Baumcougar. Above all, Bagel loves giving names to nameless characters based on their looks, like Donyatsu and Kumacaron. He also seems to compete with Donyatsu all the time - looks very cat-like to me, which is...soooo cute. Well, enough for Bagel, let's proceed to the last, but not the least...

Kumacaron
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Kumacaron is a bear with strawberry macaron body and appears first time in Chapter 6. He's bigger and stronger than others, dependable yet whimsical. As a real bear, he likes sweets, honey and all that stuff. He behaves like a spoiled child at first but prooves to be a good team member. He's really cute and pink, too :3


That's all I can say about the characters in question without spoilers. The style of manga and anime which was announced recently is a bit different so I guess it's worth mentioning that the figures are overall more anime-like in terms of looks and proportions.

Here's the promo poster and the ED video for those interested in the anime background:
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After this long introduction, let's proceed to the figures themselves!
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First, let's have a look at Donyatsu.
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All figures of this set are made of vinyl and are hollow inside (and squishy!) unlike the PVC ones. The quality is really good for the price you pay but I have two major complaints: the huuuuuge round seamline in the back of all three figures and the tails of Donyatsu and Bagel. The tails are too fat and the paint is rather sloppy on Donyatsu. Yet the sculpt looks better and more true to the source than the first Donyatsu figures by Algernon Product. Donyatsu by FuRyu looks lively and silly - exactly the way he is in the manga, which is a huge plus for a fan like me. He's also more stable and doesn't need anything to help him stand on any surface without falling.

Here're some comparison pics with the original Donyatsu by Algernon Product:
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The tail, orz!
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The Algernon one still has a cuter box, though.
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Now let's proceed to Bagel.
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Looks good and badass so far! Together with Donyatsu (bromance?):
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These are some nice donut cats indeed... Now, the adorable Kumacaron!
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I guess, Kumacaron is my favourite of the three. He's pink...and squishy!
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All together now!
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Now, let's proceed to the plushies. Not much to say about them except for soft! cute! adorable! love!
So I'll just let the pictures do the talking.

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Fluffy cuteness as compared to vinyl awesomeness
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Overall I'm very happy with my purchase. To be honest, I want to buy multiples and just wish these were more available for international buyers. These are my favourites so far!

If you like Donyatsu, or cats, or donuts, or anything cute and weird - that's the stuff you should go for! The quality is great for the small price of this prize goods, too - so double pleasure for anyone who gets these! If you need any help finding Donyatsu goods - feel free to ask here or just PM me, I'm always happy to help a fellow Donyatsu collector :3

Thank you very much for reading this far, I hope this is not my first and last profound review and I will return to you pretty soon with another all-Donyatsu blog!

Have a good day!
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OMG was this long it's already noon now!
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Kinda late to this post, but what a wonderful donyatsu review! I especially love the picture of Donyatsu peaking through the other Donyatsu haha. They all look so cute; I am soo tempted to get those vinyl ones.
7 l. temu
I bought a set but i'm still waiting for them .

Hope they don't get lost
7 l. temu
The more I see merchandise the more I'm interested in this, this looks like the kind of manga for me! xD

They're adorable!
7 l. temu
ponnie ~Donyatsu Huntress~
Innamoramento7 l. temu#1564987ow, they are cute! I've only seen some mobile phone charms, where could i get figures or plushies?
You can find quite a variety at Yahoo Auctions Japan or Rakuten. You might need a proxy or a forwarding service to get stuff from Yahoo, but it's still doable - and the plushie set I reviewed here can only be found there. One seller at Rakuten has big 30cm plushies for pre-order, too.
7 l. temu
ow, they are cute! I've only seen some mobile phone charms, where could i get figures or plushies?
7 l. temu
cute! I wasn't interessted in the bear before..but now.. hm..
;-)
7 l. temu
Good for you ! I always enjoy seeing others having satisfaction after a hunt.
7 l. temu
theyasminshow Militant Missionary
These are just adorable like wtf cannot look at them anymore or the scar on my wallet might start to reopen.
7 l. temu
I had no idea of the premise to this show LOL how crazy! They are very cute They remind me of Pon de Lion from Mr Donuts, whom i adore!. I think they can be friends ;3 www.youtube.com...
7 l. temu
So cute and scrumptious... I wanna eat them hahaha!!!
7 l. temu
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