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Jonathan Joestar/JJBA: Phantom Blood - Super Action Statue

Here we go! My second review here on MFC, this time about an action figure! I will follow the model of my first review, you can read it here: blog/23545&..., so if it has any mistake, please forgive me! XD
Friends, this gentlemen in the pictures it's one of the most awaited SAS for the Jojo fandom: Jonathan Joestar, the first Jojo of the series Jojo's Bizarre Adventure!

For the ones that don't know nothing about Jojo's Bizarre Adventure:
View spoilerHide spoilerJonathan Joestar is the protagonist of the first part of JJBA, Phantom Blood. Jonathan has a happy and wealthy life with his father, George Joestar, and his dog and best friend Danny. This changed when his father adopted a boy of his age named Dio Brando.
Dio proves to be a smart, ambitious and cruel boy that turns Jonathan's life in a hell, even coming to a point of kill Danny and kiss Erina, the girl that Jonathan loved, to separate them.
With the years, Dio pretends to be Jonathan's friend and brother, while he poisons George and plans to kill Jonathan. Jonathan discovers everything and he reveals Dio's plans to his father and to the police.
Right before go to jail, Dio kills George and uses his blood to active the Stone Mask, that Jonathan was doing a search about it, to become a vampire.
Jonathan has to learn the Hamon from Will A. Zeppeli to defeat Dio and, after a hard fight, he finally beats Dio.
When Jonathan was in a ship with Erina, going to their honeymoon in America, Dio shows up again, just as a head, and tells that he will take Jonathan's body to himself. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
In the end, Jonathan, even being mortally injured, is able to save Erina and make the ship full of zombies submerge. He dies with Dio's head on his arms, saying "Be happy, Erina...", without knowing that Erina was waiting his child. Jonathan is the father of George Joestar II and grandfather of Joseph Joestar, the second Jojo.


This action figure belongs to the known line Super Action Statue, from Medicos Entertainment, and it was released on june, 2015. His clothes are inspired on his final fight with Dio.

Packaging 10/10

I forgot to take pictures of the AmiAmi box, sorry xD

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Front

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One of the sides of his box. They are equal.

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Back

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Jonathan's box follows the model of all the boxes of this line: it has this decoration of chess and a gradient of colors that matches with the colors of the figure.
In the front, you can see the name of the character, the series, the line and the logos of JJBA and SAS. It's a nice thing that so many informations are clear to help all the buyers.
In the back, there are pictures of Jonathan posing, all his extras and a little text about him, that it's in japanese and obviously I don't know what it says. xD
I always enjoyed the style of the boxes of SAS line. The mix of colors, prints and bright letters give a beautiful and glamorous style for the box and it matches with Jojo style.
One important thing: this figure comes with the seal "Approved by Shueisha", which I believe that all the Jojo official figures comes with it. When you buy your own Jojo figure, always search for this seal.

And here it's him in the blister

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The blister is strongly sealed. His extra head was wrapped in a little sack of plastic, to avoid damages to the paint, which is great.
Something that bothers me a little is the fact that it exists a plastic in the back of the figure but there isn't one in the front. I have a SAS that had the painting damaged by the contact with the blister by the front, so I really don't understand why they put protection in just one side.
In this case, nothing bad happened, so I have nothing bad to say about it.

Next!

Extras 7/10

The sword, the base, the backpack and the instructions manual come in the back part of the blister:

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Here is all of them out of the blister:

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And here is all the extras that comes with Jonathan, including all his hands, extra head and a special accessory to put in the backpack, so you can put Jonathan in the base with him wearing it.

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Now the talk is serious: the extras were the great disappointment of the figure.
Luck/Pluck has a beautiful design and colors, but the sheath has a fail in the paint, which you can see in the pictures.
His base is all right, the same model of all the bases of SAS, and the backpack is ok too.
The extra head, an angry expression, is well sculpted and well painted. The hands allows to do the majority of his poses, but they have a bad painting, in a point that some of them looks like they were painted for a child.
Personally, it makes me so angry when I think Medicos preferred to put that unnecessary backpack as an extra when there are another cool things to put it...
It could be a "gentleman" head, his handkerchief, a hamon effect, even a small Danny!
Thankfully, nothing came broken.

Now let's see see our gentleman in all his grace!

Sculpting 10/10

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To me, this is one of the strongest points of SAS! I never saw a SAS that didn't have a beautiful sculpting!
Jonathan isn't different: his head is very nice and the details really remember the character, like the full lips, the intense eyes and the messy and grown hair. Even the eyebrows are huge and they have the little curve in the end, just like in the manga!
His clothes are also very well sculpted, with highlight to the waist, where it has the impression that the shirt is moving.
The muscles are beautiful, but there is something that always calls my attention...that incredible, majestic and gigantic dong. All the mens of SAS have a huge bulge, but Jonathan has a monster! Of course this is not a problem for me, no way, but it's a curious detail.
It's easy to understand why Dio wanted to steal Jonathan's body.

I have another figure of Jonathan Joestar, ITEM #121321, so I thought it would be nice to see a comparison of sculpting.

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Which one do you think it's better? I love my children equally, so I can't answer :P

Important!

Jonathan is much bigger than all the other SAS. Here is a picture of him with his grandson, Joseph Joestar

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To me, it's very annoying to see this huge difference of sizes, especially when you remember they have the same height and almost the same weight.

Next!

Painting 8/10

I just talked about the strongest point of SAS, now I will talk about the weakness point: the painting.
The last SAS came with a lot of fails in the painting, my Dio Brando (I will do a review about him soon) has so many fails that it hurts. Jonathan doesn't have the same number of fails, but he has notable ones.
Like I said, his extra hands have a bad painting. The greatest fail is on the lips, which I tried to show in the picture below:

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You can also see fails on his right arm and on his left hand in this picture below:

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It's bizarre when I look to my old SAS and almost all of them don't have a single fail in the painting.
I really don't understand what is going on with this line, maybe I'm with a great bad luck?

Talking about the color of the figure, I appreciate them.
In Jojo, there aren't official colors, so it's normal the SAS have more than one version of a figure with different colors.

Jonathan has brown eyes and hair most of the time in the manga:

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But you can also see him with green hair and light eyes:

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And even blond with yellow eyes:

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In the anime, he has blue hair and blue eyes:

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And in All-Star Battle, his hair looks purple:

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I believe Medicos will release a second version of Jonathan. My bet is a Jonathan with the same colors of the anime, like happened with Joseph WF version.

Next!

Posing 10/10

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The articulation is good, like always. Some people think the ball joints are visually horrible, but I really don't care for this.
He came with some joints hard as a rock, what is common with this line, but a little patience and care were enough to deal with this.
I can do almost all his poses, so I don't have reasons to complain.

Next!


Enjoyment 10/10

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NA-NANI WO SURUNDA?! YURUSAN!!!!!!!!

I didn't have time to play with my Jonathan yet, but I have a lot of ideas that I know it will be possible to do, especially involving my tentacle head Dio, so I will give a 10!

AND NOW TO END!

Conclusion!

This Jonathan was a figure that I dreamed a lot in have in my collection. Since I saw his prototype I wanted him.
Maybe it was because of this that I had high expectations about him and his fails made me a little sad.
But nothing is perfect in this world, not even people, so I can surpass all these little problems and say: this action figure is really nice!
He is handsome and has good articulations, so I can die happy!
I recommend him for everyone!
Now, I want my Speedwagon SAS! The dream is alive!

I hope my review can help you all! Thank you for your attention and kindness!
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Scores9/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Extras
Packaging
Enjoyment

9 comments

1pt
I agree with you, SAS are getting out like bunnies.SerpentyleTorc (2 years ago) #3473901I think the paint is suffering because they've been pumping SAS out like crazy, and they don't have enough time/effort put into each one. Same with the SLS. (I'll probably stick to just gathering as many Rohans as I can)
2 years ago
0pt
Thank you! :3
Let's see if his second version will come with a hamon effect. I have hopes!calias (2 years ago) #3473889Me? I'm just glad someone is doing reviews of JoJo SAS XD
Gotta agree with you on the accessories. I mean, c'mon, a hamon effect would've been awesome! Just like his Banpresto figure! Oh well...
All in all, great review with really nice pics!
2 years ago
0pt
Thank you so much! :D
It's true, he is more expensive, just like Dio. On their case, I think it's because of their size...or maybe Medicos wanted to gain more money, considering they already knew Phantom Blood SAS would be a success.solluxcaptor (2 years ago) #3473527Your photos are wonderful, he looks amazing!! I really want to get this SAS sometime, but he seems to be quite expensive compared to the rest (non-exclusive versions)
2 years ago
2pt
Was I the only one who thought Jonathan's so muscular the joints look really weird.
2 years ago
1pt
I think the paint is suffering because they've been pumping SAS out like crazy, and they don't have enough time/effort put into each one. Same with the SLS. (I'll probably stick to just gathering as many Rohans as I can)
2 years ago
2pt
Me? I'm just glad someone is doing reviews of JoJo SAS XD

Gotta agree with you on the accessories. I mean, c'mon, a hamon effect would've been awesome! Just like his Banpresto figure! Oh well...

All in all, great review with really nice pics!
2 years ago
1pt
Your photos are wonderful, he looks amazing!! I really want to get this SAS sometime, but he seems to be quite expensive compared to the rest (non-exclusive versions)
2 years ago
0pt
Maybe not now, but they can exist in the future, so it's good people know how to differentiate them as soon as possible. And not only SAS come with this seal, some goods come with it too.
Information is never enough.
setsunyan (2 years ago) #3473226"One important thing: this figure comes with the seal "Approved by Shueisha", which I believe that all the Jojo official figures comes with it. When you buy your own Jojo figure, always search for this seal."
Not sure what you mean by this.. there are no bootlegs of the Jojo SAS line.
2 years ago
0pt
"One important thing: this figure comes with the seal "Approved by Shueisha", which I believe that all the Jojo official figures comes with it. When you buy your own Jojo figure, always search for this seal."


Not sure what you mean by this.. there are no bootlegs of the Jojo SAS line.
2 years ago