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iD-Arts - Mewtwo8.33/10    Readers' selection (2013-04-08)

Hi everyone. Finally got some time to put up my second "review," Mewtwo from the D-Arts line. I was kind of hesitant on buying this since the quality of D-Arts can be hit or miss but nostalgia got the better of me. Mewtwo is my favorite Pokemon and like many people, Pokemon is what got me hooked onto anime.

Anyway, let's start off with the box.

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Window box with a holographic sticker to tell you that the first release bonus Mew is included.

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The illustration of Mewtwo is pretty cool.

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There are some holographic images of Mewtwo's silhouette on the box which was a nice touch.

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Back of the box.

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Top and side.


Mewtwo inside its blister. The display base is packaged in the back.

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And now for Mewtwo!

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The neck is nicely detailed with that tube thingy that connects to his head and spine.

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Mewtwo can't stand on its two feet without the help of its tail. The tail doesn't bend down too low so it's pretty impossible to make Mewtwo stand upright. Without the help of the stand, it's always sort of leaning backwards. At least on mine, the right hand often fell off its joint.

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Maybe it's just me but I found the arms hard to position. I was referencing the back of the box for these two poses and couldn't get them to look the same. The movement seems pretty limited and you can't position the arms all the way back, too close to the body, or too high up.



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The bonus Mew figure. It can't stand on its own.

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The effect part is attached using an optional hand via a peg in the hand and hole in the effect part.


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Holding the effect part. It only looks decent if you look at it from an angle. Otherwise you'll just see the side of the effect part and it doesn't look too cool.


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Mew on the display stand. The stand has several holes for the two display arms. One is already open, and the others are closed up. You have to poke out the part that covers the hole. I thought this was a nice touch since you won't have any open holes if you only use one of the display arms.

Also, there's some slight assembly required to put the two clips onto the display arm that holds Mewtwo. The two clips are on a runner like a Gunpla and you have to cut them off. No biggy.


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Mewtwo and Mew on the display stand. Like I said before, Mewtwo can only stand on its two feet without the tail touching the surface if the display stand is used. I think you can also tell from this shot that if you took a photo from the front, the effect part will look thin and rather flat.

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A close up of Mewtwo's face.


Overall, the posing is a bit lacking due to the limited movement of the joints. I was lucky that there doesn't seem to be anything really wrong with the figure I got. If you're a Pokemon fan or feel the nostalgia then this'll be worth adding to your collection, but otherwise I can't really say that this is a great release, mainly due to the posing issues.
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01 year agoNorikunNorikun
Thanks for the review. :)
01 year agocrosswithyoucrosswithyou
ZeroParadigm (1 year ago) #1449184I'm not trying to diminish your review. As I already said, I think the figure looks great for what they had to work with. The fingers and tail, however, are good examples of what I was referring to.
I possess three figures with joints, two of which are D-Arts (item #49099 & item #88735), but as you mentioned, I do have a hard time finding ones that stand up to what I'm looking for. Perhaps I'm just not a full articulation kind of guy.

Oh don't worry-- I didn't say you were trying to "diminish" my review of anything. =) Just saying that invisible joints aren't going to be found on a ~$35 figure, that's all. I've seen a lot worse than this though. Evolution Toy, anyone? Eeesh!
01 year agoZeroParadigmZeroParadigm Loli Breakfast Machine
crosswithyou (1 year ago) #1448537it's pretty average joint visibility imo so I didn't make any mentions about it. I think you'll have a hard time finding something that meets your standards for less than $40. ^_~

I'm not trying to diminish your review. As I already said, I think the figure looks great for what they had to work with. The fingers and tail, however, are good examples of what I was referring to.

I possess three figures with joints, two of which are D-Arts (item #49099 & item #88735), but as you mentioned, I do have a hard time finding ones that stand up to what I'm looking for. Perhaps I'm just not a full articulation kind of guy.
01 year agocrosswithyoucrosswithyou
ZeroParadigm (1 year ago) #1447977Though I will admit this is pretty legit, I'm not a huge fan of how visible all the joints are. I've never been a proponent of fully articulated figures for this reason, so if I get one, it has to meet my standards.
it's pretty average joint visibility imo so I didn't make any mentions about it. I think you'll have a hard time finding something that meets your standards for less than $40. ^_~
01 year agoMoroMoro
What a shame he didn't end up looking better. I suppose I'll have to sell mine when it gets here unless mine is for some strange reason better than yours (but I hear consistent reports of your issues, so I really doubt that.)
01 year ago (1 year ago)ZeroParadigmZeroParadigm Loli Breakfast Machine
Though I will admit this is pretty legit, I'm not a huge fan of how visible all the joints are. I've never been a proponent of fully articulated figures for this reason, so if I get one, it has to meet my standards.
01 year agoXephrosXephros
Interesting read, was wondering how he'd turn out.
01 year agocrosswithyoucrosswithyou
Dvalinn (1 year ago) #1447733The effect part problems are kind of dissapointing, because that seemed like the most badass pose he could have. Not to mention I heard he's rather tiny.
Guess I'll skip this one after all, and just go for Blastoise. Doubt there will be much posing problems with that bulky turtle.

Yeah, I thought it would be more spherical but it wasn't. I could just be attaching it wrong or something but if that's the case then they probably need to design it to be more easily attached/posed.

Haha, I doubt Blastoise would require much posing.
01 year agoDvalinnDvalinn
The effect part problems are kind of dissapointing, because that seemed like the most badass pose he could have. Not to mention I heard he's rather tiny.

Guess I'll skip this one after all, and just go for Blastoise. Doubt there will be much posing problems with that bulky turtle.
01 year agocrosswithyoucrosswithyou
WindsorSeven (1 year ago) #1447678The box is nice, but I think Mewtwo is a little lacking. Hopefully they'll up the quality with the next few releases.
also nice poster

The official product photos definitely look better than the final product, but ain't that how it always is. =P
thanks

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