Date a Live II’s Tokisaki Kurumi 1/7 Limited Edition Scale Figure by Alphamax was recently released. After more than a week of waiting, the package finally arrived so I present to you my unboxing of this limited edition figure.
Before anything else, note that there are two versions of this figure: the regular version and the limited edition version. The limited edition version comes with a gold base while the regular version comes with a brown-colored base. The figure stands at 8.97 inches and was sculpted by Moon.
This is a rerelease. The first release was last November 2015. The rerelease went up for pre-order last March 10 and was released on June 28. Soon after the initial release, the figure saw a massive price spike in the aftermarket going for as high as ¥40,000 ($350). This was a 330% percent increase from the preorder price.
Many followers of the figure were delighted with the re-release of the limited edition version.
Below you can see the front view of the box and there is really no indication that you are getting the limited edition version unless you peek inside and see the gold base.
Even the figure image at the back of the box shows the regular edition of the figure with the brown base.
The unboxing begins. The package contains 5 items: figure, limited edition gold base, rifle, pistol and the manual.
Here’s a closer view of the contents.
Here’s the manual that contains instructions on how to attach the accessories.
There’s a lot of plastic to protect the figure from any paint transfer.
Here we can see a closer view of the figure still wrapped in plastic. Ah! That alluring smell of plasticizer and PVC when unboxing a new figure.
The gold base looks good but it is far from perfect. Every time I touch it, it leaves fingerprints. Not to mention there are scuff marks all over. While the scuff marks are not visible from a distance, you’ll definitely see it when you look more closely.
There are some fine details on the pistol and the rifle. The paint is spot on. Take extra care when handling these as it feels like those protrusions on top can break off easily.
The stock of the rifle can be removed so you can actually place it on the hand. So don’t panic if you accidentally pull it out like what happened to me.
The pegs that connect the figure to the limited edition base is a tight fit and that’s a good thing. Had to force it a bit so it would go all the way through.
I have just attached the rifle to the left hand. Remember to remove the stock so you can place it properly on the hand. Took me a few tries to get the right angle. Thankfully, no paint transfer.
Kurumi dons her spirit form dress in this figure. Here you can see the details on the skirt. The paint job is just perfect. Plus the ruffles really give life to the dress. Overall, the paint job on the dress is really well done.
Here’s a closer look at the face and the upper body. Kurumi sports some cleavage in this figure. You can see that she has her signature eye color.
A close-up view of the face reveals the intricate details in the left eye. You can see Kurumi’s iconic left eye clock pattern. This is some really skilled workmanship from the painter.
The pistol was easier to attach. You’ll have to bend those tiny fingers a bit so you can insert it properly. You might want to get a buddy to help you out with this one.
The view from behind shows off Kurumi’s white skin and slender back. Here you can also see the details of the strings in her arms.
Here’s a closer view of the back and the ribbons in the headdress.
From this angle, you can see some more cleavage. The headdress also cleverly hides the seams usually found on the head.
The details on the base are really well done. The boots aren’t too shabby either.
Last but not least, we have the upskirt pic. Well, it’s black, if you must ask.
If you missed your chance to get this limited edition figure, you can still get it here before the price balloons again.