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BRS Nendoroid Black Gold Saw TV Animation Version ReviewBRS Nendoroid Black Gold Saw TV Animation Version ReviewReview

ReflexDinobusReflexDinobusIl y a 6 ans
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Got two new reviews today! The first one was Figma Thor (here: BLOG #16091 ) and the second is this one, a brand new figure direct from the manufacturer and another to join my Black Rock Shooter collection (which is complete; see the end of the review for a poll and pictures as well)!

From the TV anime series, "Black Rock Shooter", this is Nendoroid Black Gold Saw TV Animation Version:

(Each photo can be clicked on to give a full-size view of the image, even if the image itself doesn't display).

In Package, front:

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Black Gold Saw is one of the main characters from the BRS series, and was featured in the TV anime series as well as the OVA. While she did get a Nendoroid release a long time ago, that was based off of her look from the OVA, whereas this one is based off of her TV look.

She comes in the new standardized Nendoroid boxes, #402 in the series. While I'm not overly fond of the new style boxes, I do like how it doesn't have any open blank space like the Figma boxes do. Also I do wish the series logo was larger instead of being squeezed in at the top of the package, but that's just a personal gripe.

In Package, back:

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Normally the back of the box shows a bunch of images, but there's only 3 this time, making it look rather bland. While the images do show off most of the features of BGS, the solid red background really leaves much to be desired in terms of contrast; given that BGS is very red herself.

Contents:

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Black Gold Saw comes with a fair number accessories! Here's the list:

Voir le spoilerCacher le spoiler-- Black Gold Saw figure
-- Standard Nendoroid base with stand
-- Special 'broken column' style base (no stand)
-- King Saw (her sword)
-- Watering can
-- 2 mini figures (hooded figures)
-- Alternate face
-- 2 extra arms
-- 4 extra hands
-- Extra neck connector
-- Instructions


Out of box; normal pose:

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Black Gold Saw comes out of the package with her normal expressionless face and her open, clawed hands. She follows the tradition of past Nendoroids with really amazing attention to detail in her design, with great paint apps and a really smooth finish on her parts. She also comes with a standard Nendoroid base, which connects underneath her hair and into her back.

Different expression:

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Interestingly enough, the horns on BGS's head are actually attached to the front of her hair instead of the back (as most would think would be the case, and was the case with the first BGS Nendoroid). Changing out her face is just as simple as with any other Nendoroid; made even easier with the new style neck joint. These are the only two faces she comes with, but then again she wasn't very expressive in the anime either, so it works.

Another fun note about this is she has knee joints! I'm not sure if this is a new standard for Nendoroids, but all of the old ones I have don't have this and as far as I know this is a new feature. Her knees bend a good degree, but not all the way due to the sculpt. Still; this is a great option to have instead of having to switch legs to achieve different poses.

From the back:

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In order to see her back, her head must be removed because of her really long hair. This view shows off how the base connects to her, plugging into the middle of her back and bending down to stay out of the way of the hair. Even her back got plenty of detail including net-style cross-strings at the top of her outfit and the back of the belt buckles.

With King Saw:

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For those who don't already know, BGS's weapon is called King Saw. It's a large sword with a saw-blade like backside. This version is different than the normal one as it as longer guard on the front with a saw design on it as well.

The sword splits in half and plugs into the larger of BGS's two closed style fists. Oddly enough, it doesn't fit into the smaller fist (which can only hold the watering can). Why the sizes were made different isn't really obvious, as it means she needs an extra set of hands...but alas that's how it is.

There is a great level of detail put into the sword, even with the red skull at the bottom of the hilt:

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Even with paint apps, the face on the skull is easily made out and the details on the entire sword are very well done.

Also it should be mentioned that, due to her fist being slightly angled in the hole and her sleeves having larger cuts in them at the top, the sword really works best pointing upward. It can be positioned downward like in the photo on the back of the box, but it's hard to do without the fist popping out or pushing into the sleeve (unless you extend the handle a bit so the sword is beyond the sleeve).

Mini figures:

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There are two other figures with Black Gold Saw; two tiny "hooded figures" from the anime. These are thought to be 'other selves', with at least one of these representing Arata Kohata (presumably). The other is just a generic hooded figure, whose character in the other world could be anybody, really. The two figures are actually slightly different in the face, so the one representing Arata Kohata would be probably the one with the more curved eyes (on the right).

The mini figures don't have much articulation, but they do have neck joints; allowing their heads to turn in any direction. The hoods and cloaks do not come off however; it's one solid piece. The head can come off, but it's not really practical in any sense of the word since they have the exact same bodies.

With watering can/alternate base:

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In the anime Black Gold Saw raised these hooded figures with her watering can, almost like plants. These two can be positioned anywhere around her and thanks to their rotating heads, can easily look at her as well.

Unfortunately BGS only has one hand that can hold the watering can, her right hand, due to the small hole needed in the fist. The larger one can hold it, but very loosely and it doesn't work as well. The watering can itself is one piece, but easily slides into the fist to be held. The detail on it is just as good as the rest of the figure and BGS's other accessory, the King Saw blade.

There is also a 2nd base included with BGS, one that looks like one of the broken columns seen in the anime. She can be positioned on it by taking the stand from the other Nendoroid base and plugging it into the top of the column in a plug hole made for it. The column has a very rugged design on top and smooth, cut-in grooves on the side, but no paint apps at all.

Added to the BRS shelf:

That completes the collection until the next BRS figure comes out (currently Figma Chariot).

Here's a complete list of all 48 Black Rock Shooter figures currently released and on my shelf, in the photo:

Voir le spoilerCacher le spoiler() <-- Indicates abbreviations in the following listings.

1. Black Rock Shooter (BRS) Original Version (Orig.)(Ver)
2. Dead Master (DM) Orig. Ver
3. BRS Black Blade Ver
4. Animation (Ani) Ver BRS
5. Ani Ver DM
6. Ani Ver Black Gold Saw (BGS)
7. Ani Ver Strength (STR)
8. Ani Ver Insane Black Rock Shooter (IBRS)
9. Figma BRS
10. Figma DM
11. Figma BGS
12. Figma STR
13. Figma BRS Game Ver
14. Figma White Rock Shooter (WRS)
15. Figma Mato
16. Figma Yomi
17. Figma BRS Beast
18. Figma BRS TV Ani Ver
19. Figma IBRS
20. Figma BGS TV Ani Ver
21. Figma DM TV Ani Ver
22. Figma STR TV Ani Ver
23. Nendoroid BRS
24. Nendoroid DM
25. Nendoroid BGS
26. Nendoroid STR
27. Nendoroid Puchitto Rock Shooter - Cheerful Japan ver
28. Nendoroid BRS TV Ani Ver
29. Nendoroid IBRS
30. Nendoroid DM Ani Ver
31. Nendoroid Chariot
32. Nendoroid STR TV Ani Ver
33. Nendoroid BGS TV Ani Ver
34. Nendoroid Petit BRS
35. Nendoroid Petit DM
36. Nendoroid Petit Mato
37. Nendoroid Petit Yomi
38. Nendoroid Generations BRS
39. Real Action Heroes BRS
40. Real Action Heroes BRS WonderFest Exclusive White Ver
41. Pixtone BRS
42. Pixtone DM
43. Retort Curry Charm Set - BRS
44. Retort Curry Charm Set - DM
45. Hoodie ver BRS strap
46. Pic6 Ver BRS strap
47. WRS charm
48. BearBrick BRS


And this is where I would like your opinion, if possible, please! I made a new shelf for my Black Rock Shooter collection, as I was getting a little tight on room on the old one. I decided to go with a wrap-around corner design, as the shelf is now located above my work desk instead of on top of the other figure's shelving units.

Because of this, I'm not really sure which is the best angle to photograph the entire collection from. Here's the two options:

Flat:

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or

Angled:

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Since it was already mentioned in the comments, I'll say it here to avoid future confusion: The blank space next to Figma Strength TV Ver and 1/8 Scale Dead Master is open for the upcoming Figma Chariot release; and (if they EVER make it) the 1/8 Scale Chariot figure.

Which picture do you prefer? Which looks best? Please feel free to comment and/or vote in the poll and let me know! Any feedback is appreciated! Thanks in advance for that!

Overall:

In all; this is a great figure! While a bit lacking in accessories, she does come with really good ones! The mini figures are super-cute (in fact my girlfriend wants them, and only them from the figure) and the optional base is a nice touch. The size peg difference on the sword and watering can is a bit confusing, but doesn't hurt the figure at all. And the new feature of bending knees is really a great one, as changing out the legs can be tedious and difficult at times.

Recommended for everyone (probably not younger kids though, due to small parts and attention required to attach/change pieces). Somewhat limited display and play value.

Thanks for looking! Please vote in the poll or comment about the picture, if you wish to.

Feel free to comment on the review itself as well and I hope you enjoy the review! Be sure to check out my other reviews as well, here: profiles.php?us...
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Scores9/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Enjoyment

Which Black Rock Shooter Collection photo is better?

52%Flat on the bottom, showing the shelf as a single unit.
48%Angled, showing the bend in the shelf and the corner.
29 votesLes votes sont publiques

Commentaires4

StalkingIl y a 6 ans#2293920Saving space so early? :P I can't stand having gaps so I fill everything up, hehe
Oh, I forgot to comment on the actual review!
Nice pictures and cover, it was a good read ´v`
One of the most important things in reviews is pictures: there has to be plenty, but not too many. Focused, sharp, nicely lighted, and of course posed correctly (if it's an action figure)
You pretty much had it covered, so it was good UvU


The biggest reason why I have such a huge gap so early is that Figma Strength TV Version is pretty much impossible to move! >_< She's so easy to pull apart with the slightest movement. I moved her from my old shelf to the new one and the arms wouldn't even stay up anymore (which is why they are pointing straight up now instead of slightly to the sides); and it took me over 30 minutes just to get her reconnected and STAY connected! It was terrible...so I decided to not move her and just keep that spot open. XP

Thank you for the positive feedback on the review! ^^ I try to always do it exactly like you said; so it's good to know that I did it right. I'm glad you found this helpful and thanks again for the feedback!
Il y a 6 ans
Stalking Loli hunter
MetalSamamonIl y a 6 ans#2293844Thanks! ^^ I agree that the empty space looks weird right now, but that's being saved for Figma Chariot when she comes out. Otherwise I would have filled in that space.

Saving space so early? :P I can't stand having gaps so I fill everything up, hehe

Oh, I forgot to comment on the actual review!
Nice pictures and cover, it was a good read ´v`
One of the most important things in reviews is pictures: there has to be plenty, but not too many. Focused, sharp, nicely lighted, and of course posed correctly (if it's an action figure)
You pretty much had it covered, so it was good UvU
Il y a 6 ans
StalkingIl y a 6 ans#2293813I like the angled photo, the only thing annoying me is that empty space next to Figma Strength TV and scaled DM (TV animation)

Thanks! ^^ I agree that the empty space looks weird right now, but that's being saved for Figma Chariot when she comes out. Otherwise I would have filled in that space.
Il y a 6 ans
Stalking Loli hunter
I like the angled photo, the only thing annoying me is that empty space next to Figma Strength TV and scaled DM (TV animation)
Il y a 6 ans