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Exclusive Seto Kaiba -Duel With Destiny- ver. 1/8 figure

solluxcaptorsolluxcaptor3 months agoReview
Something a little different today for a review! Usually I try to review newer figures while they're still relevant and people are possibly contemplating buying them or not. But this time I got a figure I was REALLY excited about and I know since it's an exclusive one that not many people own it and it's kind of hard to find information about. So I wanted to make my own review! :D (And also show off how glorious he is hehe)
Of course I'm talking about the one and only Kaiba Seto from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Kotobukiya's ArtFX J Exclusive Duel with Destiny version.

First off the video version... I tried out something a little different this time! I wanted to make an unboxing video and a showcase video but I figured that it would be kind of pointless to make two and merged them. If you want to watch the unboxing/video review part then you can watch from the start, just skip to 1:52 if you only want to watch the showcase! I hope this is ok as a format, I'll probably still be doing showcase only for the most part but I wanted to try this :D

(Full screen it if you can because the embedded video is tiny!)
I'm slowly becoming a little bit more comfortable talking to the camera... ;;

I'll start with some photos of the box!
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The front has a big window on it so you can see all of Kaiba with the optional Duel Disk piece, you can also see a matching picture of Kaiba himself and some text about the figure including that it is the exclusive Duel with Destiny version. On the side and back there are two windows, one is simply a circle (not pictured) and the other on the back is quite interesting, it resembles the dragon wing of a Blue Eyes White Dragon! And finally there is a side with a very eye catching design and picture of the figure itself on it, I would actually display the box to show this side because it is so nice to look at.

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Inside comes these instructions on how to replace the regular arm with the Duel Disk arm! It's a simple process but I always appreciate some instructions with interchangeable pieces, sadly the ones that don't include them are usually the ones that need them... I had fears that the arm would be hard to switch out but it was VERY simple and easy to do!

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Here he is in full, I really do think he is amazing and I am so happy to own this exclusive version *____* Everything is absolutely superb and impressive - the confident pose and expression, his glorious flowing coat, the overall sculpt and the paint which gives a shiny effect on his coat.

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From behind you can really see the shiny paint effect on the coat! It really makes him stand out but it's not too distracting since it's only the coat. So luxurious looking and his permanently flowing coat looks as impressive as ever. From this angle you can also see that the cards in his hand have print on them.

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And a close up on his amazing face, of course! Isn't he just perfect?
I love the facial expression he has in this version. As much as I love the glaring expression in the regular version, this one is just so full of life and classic Kaiba. You can practically hear his laugh through the figure and the emotion really adds to the feeling of this moment being taken straight from a duel in progress.

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Looking at the small details a bit, every little detail was captured excellently down to the KC emblem on his coat and the duel disk itself is especially impressive. So many small details on it like the life point counter, it looks amazing!

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The base is simple but effective. It matches with both the exclusive and non-exclusive figures in this set (besides the Egypt versions) so you can pair any of them together. There are so many combinations for setting up duel situations with these figures, I really like how the matching bases enable this effectively.

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In conclusion, I am absolutely happy with this figure! This exclusive version was one of my must haves in my wishlist and I was lucky to find one for a good price, it can be pretty pricey in aftermarket but I think it is worth every penny. Kaiba is a really important character to me and this is definitely an amazing addition to my collection.
I'm going to collect the whole set and I feared the exclusives would be near impossible to get ahold of so I'm happy to have the one I really wanted already. Please let me know if you enjoyed this review! I would really appreciate feedback because I'm always trying to improve my reviews, let me know if you prefer reviews of new figures or older ones or both.
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solluxcaptor (9 days ago) #31075137Apologises for my lateness to respond, life has gotten me quite busy at times aswell so I understand your feeling completely! It can be so difficult to fall behind on things before you realise ><;;
Ahhh that's a really cute idea! ;-; I actually commissioned two Kaiba plushies aswell, so I could walk around with the whole bunch under my arm :P
Those t-shirts are amazing!! I hope I can get more YGO related shirts myself, the only one that I own is in this picture PICTURE #1918303 and I love it so so much! I'd really love to see your full ita outfit when you do one, I definitely plan on creating a more extravagant one for myself eventually, I already have ideas on how to make it really extra :P Aaah I can imagine making those leggings would be so difficult by hand ;; Cosplayer woes, eh? I only recently got back into doing it myself as I took a little break, the stress of working on costumes constantly was getting to me and it no longer felt like a fun hobby, but I do miss it so I'm going to start again but slowly and comfortably.
Your card choices are so cool! There are so many cards to love honestly I have appreciation for them all :D I haven't actually seen season 0 yet except some clips ;-; But I'm really looking forward to watch it when I do!! I'm currently watching GX and personally I like it :D By the way, if you prefer old school Yugioh, have you played Duel Links? Right now the game has DM and GX but you can just focus on DM if you want and all the playstyle right now is old school style, fusion and ritual summoning only, it's really fun!
I completely know that feeling, sometimes looking back on my old costumes is like NOOOOO especially when I realise how many people probably saw that really mediocre thing I made ;; But I think your Mokuba cosplay is really amazing! Ahhh I think I'd die if I was asked for a spontaneous interview ahaha but I'm still really impressed by your confidence, honestly, it was really well done! I enjoyed it :D
I'm very happy to meet someone else who appreciates the Virtual Reality arc, especially as much as you do! And the dog card is such a great idea, I love that card art! Honestly I love season 4 but I love all the seasons ahaha there's not a single part I feel anything less than lots of love towards ;; Just some parts I like a bit more :P
Aw man I'm jealous, I'm often kinda sad that I missed out on Yugioh in it's prime and now most of the fans have left or moved on ;-;


Lol, don't apologise for taking 5 days to respond, this one took me 6 lol. Got very busy with conventions and preparing for them. :) I did manage to close in a little bit on my blog-backlog lol.

Oooh! Cute! :D Be sure to share pictures of your commissioned plush! :3

Oh, that's a nice shirt! And dang, those shoes! They will look good with any Seto or Yuugi coord. :) Also lol at the tiny heart hands, haha! I'm pretty sure if I had a cut-out, I would dress him up in stupid stuff, haha!

I btw just ordered 4 new YGO goods (of which 2 Seto-related): ITEM #455939 , ITEM #455941 , ITEM #457896 and ITEM #510662 . They were all 50% off at Hobby Search, so if you're missing any of these for your collection, grab your chance! :D

I changed from doing a lot of outfits together with friends to doing most of it solo nowadays. Doing it solo takes away a lot of the stress, because if I don't manage to finish something 'on time'. It's no problem. I just start on making a costume and start wearing it when it's done. Never have deadlines anymore. :) Only thing is that it results in only 1-2 new cosplays each year which is a 'low' amount compared to other cosplayers. I don't mind re-wearing outfits or doing 1 or 2 days an J-Fashion coord at a con. So I'm pretty happy with it. :) Only downside for me is that I have too many ideas for the amount of time I have! But even when I would have more time, it would probably be too expensive to do all of the stuff!

Haha, most of them are quite generic, but they are based on the mostly high-ATK decks I play. :) OH NO YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY WATCH SEASON 0 ASAP. It's super cheesy, but has a special place in my heart. It's hilarious to see the beginning phase and see how much they changed later on. :) Mokuba is quite an asshole there instead of a supporttive little brother and Seto is a Noah-Seto mix in looks and personality, where they later 'seperated' him for 2 different characters in DM. :P Are you planning on watching all YGO series btw? And did you watch the newest movie yet? I absolutely love the latest movie, omg, but will wait for your reply before I ramble 10.000 spoilers.

I tried to download Duel Links when it was just released, but my device back then was too crappy and it could not run it smoothly. D: Shortly after that I bought a 3DS so I barely do any mobile gaming anymore. But I hear good stuff about Duel Links and I also sort of DO and DON'T want to pick up Love Live again lol.!

Lol, I am not the Mokuba, I am the Noah. xD Looking back I would say my own Noah is mediocre. Not bad, but so much could have been better. I only have pictures on the internet from the moment on when I was ~mediocre~ instead of the super crappy stuff I used to wear when I started. Lol, very shitty China shiny costumes and very badly made own costumes that would fall apart during the day while wearing it. xD Anyway, I am glad you enjoyed our skit! :D It's also the last time ever that I did a group skit at a con. Since then I have only done a few solo skits.

Btw, do you have any impossible YGO grails? I for example would love to own ITEM #185693 because it has music from my favorite part of the anime series, but holy fuck that aftermarket price.

Thinking back about YGO prime can be quite cringy, especially when YGOTAS became super popular and meetups and skits were nothing but references to those video's, oh man. :') Also very shitty shipping photoshop-pictures cosplayers would make. xD I actually still am friends with quite a lot of people from the YGO fandom from back then, they just moved on from cosplaying YGO and they cringe just as hard as me when thinking back about the stuff some of them or all of us did. :P I do hope to get some group together again (be it the old people, new people or a mix). I have so many other characters from YGO I want to cosplay! But considering I have a weird taste for niche characters with dramatic backstory I really want to cosplay...

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/yugioh/images/b/b4/DM_192_Fire_Princess_error.png

...Leon next when it comes to cosplays from the YGO franchise! But I am sure even less people will know who the fuck I am supposed to be, haha!
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Maakie (13 days ago) #31071381Yeah, I am also getting a bit better in reading the backlogged blogs, but it's just so much. X_X I don't want to make any new blogs myself until I have read everything from the backlog, so yeah, you can expect my own blog to be dead for even longer lol.
You can also keep the Seto plush out of the bag and just hold him while walking at cons? Or make a necklace or hair decoration out of it to incorporate it with your outfit? :3
And wow, saved with the speed of light! That artist has so many great looking designs also for lots of other anime, wow wow! When I win the lottery I can already order all the YGO ones for all the future itabags I want to make, lol! Although I have recently been 'hunting' more YGO apparel and managed to get these: ITEM #655778 & ITEM #629958 Which would also go well with their itabags (when I get to them lol). This is a long-term idea, but I will share the stuff I make/buy online of course! :D
Also saw that Etsy seller having www.etsy.com/li... ...that would have saved me tons of work, irritation and money if I had known this while I was making that cosplay..!! >.< It was probably the hardest part to paint my own leggings!
Lol, YGO has indeed also a lot of monsters that look very generic. I mean, I like Elf Swordsman for example, but it's just a buff elf that looks maybe a bit too much like Link. :'D Most of my favorite TCG monsters (not/barely shown in the anime) are the high ATK low level monsters, such as Dark Blade, Giant Red Seasnake, 7 Colored Fish, Nin-Ken Dog...I can go on...really generic designs that if it wasn't for their good use in the game, I wouldn't remember their names. :'D
Do you also like other YGO anime except for DM? I'm a huge fan of season 0, but all the spin-offs with other characters...*sigh* I've tried GX, Zexal, 5D's etc...but they just...don't get to me like DM. Also the card game just gets way more weirder the deeper you get into those series. :')
Thanks for liking it. TT^TT As a cosplayer, it's mostly cringey to look back on older costumes you always see things you would have done differently if you has the knowledge of now back then, but the reason I keep pics online is because they also come with good memories. :) I did my best to portray Noah the best I could, so I'm glad you enjoyed! ^^ Although I loved being Noah a lot, barely people recognized me, even at YGO meets 50% just thought I was Weevil/Haga missing details. >.< Haha, a lot of people were taken back by the fact that we started singing people even laughed when Seto started,noooooo. I never really had stage fright myself, because I always could take a lot of time to practice whatever I was going to do on the stage. I only had stage fright when one time at a cosplay compo there suddenly was an (unannounced) 'in character interview' on stage, welp. When I can't practice/prepare something I get super nervous.
I just loved everything from that arc so much, because I quickly connected with Noah's backstory, it was done so well. And the end of Noah (or well...his second end I guess) is so sad. :( When I was cosplaying Noah, I was always wearing this card in my duel disk: vignette.wikia.... It's not the same dog as he has in the anime, but it is the closest card to it. xD
I think every YGODM fan can agree that season 4 is the worst, lol. I also have as a 'second worst place' season 1, but that could be because the whole Pegasus arc is just the series taking off and the card rules being not as clear as later on in the series. I still don't think it's a bad arc, though. :P
Man, it's been so long since I could ramble about YGODM with someone, haha! The YGO(DM) local fandom died out after 2010 or so. Not even the new movies/series could get it back together again. Cosplaying at cons from YGO(DM) was amazing in 2005-2010 era. xD


Apologises for my lateness to respond, life has gotten me quite busy at times aswell so I understand your feeling completely! It can be so difficult to fall behind on things before you realise ><;;

Ahhh that's a really cute idea! ;-; I actually commissioned two Kaiba plushies aswell, so I could walk around with the whole bunch under my arm :P

Those t-shirts are amazing!! I hope I can get more YGO related shirts myself, the only one that I own is in this picture PICTURE #1918303 and I love it so so much! I'd really love to see your full ita outfit when you do one, I definitely plan on creating a more extravagant one for myself eventually, I already have ideas on how to make it really extra :P Aaah I can imagine making those leggings would be so difficult by hand ;; Cosplayer woes, eh? I only recently got back into doing it myself as I took a little break, the stress of working on costumes constantly was getting to me and it no longer felt like a fun hobby, but I do miss it so I'm going to start again but slowly and comfortably.

Your card choices are so cool! There are so many cards to love honestly I have appreciation for them all :D I haven't actually seen season 0 yet except some clips ;-; But I'm really looking forward to watch it when I do!! I'm currently watching GX and personally I like it :D By the way, if you prefer old school Yugioh, have you played Duel Links? Right now the game has DM and GX but you can just focus on DM if you want and all the playstyle right now is old school style, fusion and ritual summoning only, it's really fun!

I completely know that feeling, sometimes looking back on my old costumes is like NOOOOO especially when I realise how many people probably saw that really mediocre thing I made ;; But I think your Mokuba cosplay is really amazing! Ahhh I think I'd die if I was asked for a spontaneous interview ahaha but I'm still really impressed by your confidence, honestly, it was really well done! I enjoyed it :D

I'm very happy to meet someone else who appreciates the Virtual Reality arc, especially as much as you do! And the dog card is such a great idea, I love that card art! Honestly I love season 4 but I love all the seasons ahaha there's not a single part I feel anything less than lots of love towards ;; Just some parts I like a bit more :P

Aw man I'm jealous, I'm often kinda sad that I missed out on Yugioh in it's prime and now most of the fans have left or moved on ;-;
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solluxcaptor (16 days ago) #31043700Don't worry about it at all, I understand completely! MFC is the only site I really try to stay on top of but I can imagine how overwhelming it would be to fall behind when you like reading all the blogs cause I like reading them personally too ;;
Thank you so much for the kind comments on my bag, I tried my best with it! :D Actually my second bag will be a larger one so maybe he will fit in there, if not I guess he just comes inside for travels ahaha. ;; The dress is a fan design from here! www.etsy.com/uk... There's a few character designs and a long sleeve version too, I went with the sleeveless so I could layer a proper turtleneck under there and I think it works nicely :D Oooh I would love to see a matching outfit omg, I like doing anime character inspired outfits in general, if you were doing Mokuba I think his regular outfit could pass enough as normal clothes ahaha or a least taking elements from it! :D Would be cool to have the Kaiba's necklace too *_* I really look forward to seeing what you do, I hope you'll share it with me!
Those are some good choices!! :D To be honest the main monsters I like best are SO GENERIC lol but I have my reasons, I love Blue Eyes (Kaiba's main monster and his pride of course I have to love BEWD), Dark Magician (mostly because I run this deck in real life and I feel like I bonded with the card a LOT. He was one of the first cards I ever got too, way before I got a BEWD) and Kuriboh (just too cute!!). As for less popular or even TCG-only monsters I really love Mahad card version (From the movie. Does it count since he's also a regular character?? lol but I love his card in my DM deck too, he's so cool) and Chocolate Magician Girl who sadly never got animated ;; And I love Winged Kuriboh/all Kuriboh variants. There's so many good cards that it's really a hard choice!! ;;
omg your cosplay performance is really impressive, actually! I wouldn't say cringe at all, a lot of old skits probably aged a bit to be embarrassing but yours is really good and I'd still be impressed seeing it today. I wasn't expecting it to turn into a musical style at all ahaha, it was really great and you play the character so well!! I'm impressed at your confidence too, I've only ever been on stage to do a walk on and pose and I was so nervous ><;;
Yes the arc is amazing for all Kaiba brother fans, I loved how the whole thing was basically going through their backstory and I genuinely enjoyed the format/duels even though I know a lot of people complain about them. And the duel with Noah is so amazing and emotional!!! ;-; I really liked Noahs character too, even if he was technically the villain of the arc in the end it makes you feel bad for him being left alone again :( I don't know what I'd call my top favourites because I enjoy ALL of the series so much but probably the whole chunk of Battle City and Virtual World arc is just my favourite. Egyptian Memory arc was so cool too though. :D


Yeah, I am also getting a bit better in reading the backlogged blogs, but it's just so much. X_X I don't want to make any new blogs myself until I have read everything from the backlog, so yeah, you can expect my own blog to be dead for even longer lol.

You can also keep the Seto plush out of the bag and just hold him while walking at cons? Or make a necklace or hair decoration out of it to incorporate it with your outfit? :3

And wow, saved with the speed of light! That artist has so many great looking designs also for lots of other anime, wow wow! When I win the lottery I can already order all the YGO ones for all the future itabags I want to make, lol! Although I have recently been 'hunting' more YGO apparel and managed to get these: ITEM #655778 & ITEM #629958 Which would also go well with their itabags (when I get to them lol). This is a long-term idea, but I will share the stuff I make/buy online of course! :D

Also saw that Etsy seller having www.etsy.com/li... ...that would have saved me tons of work, irritation and money if I had known this while I was making that cosplay..!! >.< It was probably the hardest part to paint my own leggings!

Lol, YGO has indeed also a lot of monsters that look very generic. I mean, I like Elf Swordsman for example, but it's just a buff elf that looks maybe a bit too much like Link. :'D Most of my favorite TCG monsters (not/barely shown in the anime) are the high ATK low level monsters, such as Dark Blade, Giant Red Seasnake, 7 Colored Fish, Nin-Ken Dog...I can go on...really generic designs that if it wasn't for their good use in the game, I wouldn't remember their names. :'D

Do you also like other YGO anime except for DM? I'm a huge fan of season 0, but all the spin-offs with other characters...*sigh* I've tried GX, Zexal, 5D's etc...but they just...don't get to me like DM. Also the card game just gets way more weirder the deeper you get into those series. :')

Thanks for liking it. TT^TT As a cosplayer, it's mostly cringey to look back on older costumes you always see things you would have done differently if you has the knowledge of now back then, but the reason I keep pics online is because they also come with good memories. :) I did my best to portray Noah the best I could, so I'm glad you enjoyed! ^^ Although I loved being Noah a lot, barely people recognized me, even at YGO meets 50% just thought I was Weevil/Haga missing details. >.< Haha, a lot of people were taken back by the fact that we started singing people even laughed when Seto started,noooooo. I never really had stage fright myself, because I always could take a lot of time to practice whatever I was going to do on the stage. I only had stage fright when one time at a cosplay compo there suddenly was an (unannounced) 'in character interview' on stage, welp. When I can't practice/prepare something I get super nervous.

I just loved everything from that arc so much, because I quickly connected with Noah's backstory, it was done so well. And the end of Noah (or well...his second end I guess) is so sad. :( When I was cosplaying Noah, I was always wearing this card in my duel disk: vignette.wikia.... It's not the same dog as he has in the anime, but it is the closest card to it. xD

I think every YGODM fan can agree that season 4 is the worst, lol. I also have as a 'second worst place' season 1, but that could be because the whole Pegasus arc is just the series taking off and the card rules being not as clear as later on in the series. I still don't think it's a bad arc, though. :P

Man, it's been so long since I could ramble about YGODM with someone, haha! The YGO(DM) local fandom died out after 2010 or so. Not even the new movies/series could get it back together again. Cosplaying at cons from YGO(DM) was amazing in 2005-2010 era. xD
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Maakie (17 days ago) #31043343Hi!
No problem, I'm also not fast most of the times (and still have a huge delay in reading older blogs)!
Anyway, it's easier to reply here, so yay! :D That bag looks so cute! I love the grumpy Seto plush, too bad you couldn't incorporate him well into the bag (but I would also be scared of losing/damaging him if you just hang him out of there). So maybe on the long run you can have a seperate (smaller) bag where the plushie can be displayed in? And wow, your dress!!! xD Is that official merchandise or did you get it custom made somewhere? Never saw it before. I am also planning on making/buying matching clothing when I go out with my future itabags. :)
That said, all that talking about YGO made me order these 3 just yesterday lol:
ITEM #372457
ITEM #593563
ITEM #573310
What are your other favorite monsters? For me, the more general ones like Red Eyes Black Dragon and the (male lol) Black Magician I like a lot. But I also like Summoned Skull and Gate Guardian a lot. Luckily those have teeny-tiny bits of merchandise.
Haha, thanks! Glad you appreciated it! Back then it was so...mixed response lol. I had 1 good friend to be my Mokuba (also seen in the pictures) and we had one slightly-flakey guy being our Seto (he did show up for practicing and doing a small cosplay act, but he flaked out with the photoshoot unfortunately never saw him since then :P). That being said, you maybe like seeing our act (it's pretty cringy looking back all those years later, but no regrets doing it):

Check out that retro video quality, omg
My favorite arc is a tight race between the Virtual World and the Ancient Egypt one. Next to Noah Kaiba, I just liked in general learning more about the Kaiba family. I mean, it's hinted that their dad is an asshole and that they are adopted, but until that point there are no actual extensive explanations to everything. So it's a good arc for every Kaiba-fan, no matter which brother. :) I personally did not mind the small break with the Battle City, but I do hate the small plothole where Malik just walks around and does shit in/on/around the blimp while the more main people in the cast are just gone. Like wtf, why hasn't Malik killed every one in 0,01 seconds the moment he noticed he was not getting hold back? And then the main cast comes back and acts like nothing has happened. :')


Don't worry about it at all, I understand completely! MFC is the only site I really try to stay on top of but I can imagine how overwhelming it would be to fall behind when you like reading all the blogs cause I like reading them personally too ;;

Thank you so much for the kind comments on my bag, I tried my best with it! :D Actually my second bag will be a larger one so maybe he will fit in there, if not I guess he just comes inside for travels ahaha. ;; The dress is a fan design from here! www.etsy.com/uk... There's a few character designs and a long sleeve version too, I went with the sleeveless so I could layer a proper turtleneck under there and I think it works nicely :D Oooh I would love to see a matching outfit omg, I like doing anime character inspired outfits in general, if you were doing Mokuba I think his regular outfit could pass enough as normal clothes ahaha or a least taking elements from it! :D Would be cool to have the Kaiba's necklace too *_* I really look forward to seeing what you do, I hope you'll share it with me!

Those are some good choices!! :D To be honest the main monsters I like best are SO GENERIC lol but I have my reasons, I love Blue Eyes (Kaiba's main monster and his pride of course I have to love BEWD), Dark Magician (mostly because I run this deck in real life and I feel like I bonded with the card a LOT. He was one of the first cards I ever got too, way before I got a BEWD) and Kuriboh (just too cute!!). As for less popular or even TCG-only monsters I really love Mahad card version (From the movie. Does it count since he's also a regular character?? lol but I love his card in my DM deck too, he's so cool) and Chocolate Magician Girl who sadly never got animated ;; And I love Winged Kuriboh/all Kuriboh variants. There's so many good cards that it's really a hard choice!! ;;

omg your cosplay performance is really impressive, actually! I wouldn't say cringe at all, a lot of old skits probably aged a bit to be embarrassing but yours is really good and I'd still be impressed seeing it today. I wasn't expecting it to turn into a musical style at all ahaha, it was really great and you play the character so well!! I'm impressed at your confidence too, I've only ever been on stage to do a walk on and pose and I was so nervous ><;;

Yes the arc is amazing for all Kaiba brother fans, I loved how the whole thing was basically going through their backstory and I genuinely enjoyed the format/duels even though I know a lot of people complain about them. And the duel with Noah is so amazing and emotional!!! ;-; I really liked Noahs character too, even if he was technically the villain of the arc in the end it makes you feel bad for him being left alone again :( I don't know what I'd call my top favourites because I enjoy ALL of the series so much but probably the whole chunk of Battle City and Virtual World arc is just my favourite. Egyptian Memory arc was so cool too though. :D
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solluxcaptor (21 days ago) #30960644Sorry for my late response on this! I meant to get around to it but I got kinda distracted ;; At least I can tell you now I put up that ita bag blog! blog/39067
That's completely fair honestly ahaha they are both very popular YGO mascots! I just think Kuriboh is really cute, I can't get enough :P
I posted a picture of the bag and my friend's bag in the blog I made if you want to see it still! Aaaah your Noah cosplay is really amazing and I'm so happy to see someone giving him some love! :D Honestly I loved that arc so much, it was really interesting as a concept and of course I loved seeing a more in depth insight into the Kaiba brothers backstory. I don't really think it was a bad thing to put it inbetween the Battle City finals, just builds suspense when you have to wait ahaha


Hi!

No problem, I'm also not fast most of the times (and still have a huge delay in reading older blogs)!

Anyway, it's easier to reply here, so yay! :D That bag looks so cute! I love the grumpy Seto plush, too bad you couldn't incorporate him well into the bag (but I would also be scared of losing/damaging him if you just hang him out of there). So maybe on the long run you can have a seperate (smaller) bag where the plushie can be displayed in? And wow, your dress!!! xD Is that official merchandise or did you get it custom made somewhere? Never saw it before. I am also planning on making/buying matching clothing when I go out with my future itabags. :)

That said, all that talking about YGO made me order these 3 just yesterday lol:
ITEM #372457
ITEM #593563
ITEM #573310

What are your other favorite monsters? For me, the more general ones like Red Eyes Black Dragon and the (male lol) Black Magician I like a lot. But I also like Summoned Skull and Gate Guardian a lot. Luckily those have teeny-tiny bits of merchandise.

Haha, thanks! Glad you appreciated it! Back then it was so...mixed response lol. I had 1 good friend to be my Mokuba (also seen in the pictures) and we had one slightly-flakey guy being our Seto (he did show up for practicing and doing a small cosplay act, but he flaked out with the photoshoot unfortunately never saw him since then :P). That being said, you maybe like seeing our act (it's pretty cringy looking back all those years later, but no regrets doing it):


Check out that retro video quality, omg

My favorite arc is a tight race between the Virtual World and the Ancient Egypt one. Next to Noah Kaiba, I just liked in general learning more about the Kaiba family. I mean, it's hinted that their dad is an asshole and that they are adopted, but until that point there are no actual extensive explanations to everything. So it's a good arc for every Kaiba-fan, no matter which brother. :) I personally did not mind the small break with the Battle City, but I do hate the small plothole where Malik just walks around and does shit in/on/around the blimp while the more main people in the cast are just gone. Like wtf, why hasn't Malik killed every one in 0,01 seconds the moment he noticed he was not getting hold back? And then the main cast comes back and acts like nothing has happened. :')
17 days ago
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Maakie (26 days ago) #30905523Yeah Kuriboh is indeed cute, but I have to say there: I think he is a bit overrated! :'D There are so many monsters in YGO, of which a lot is so much more cute than Kuriboh. That said, I still love Kuriboh also! Little fluff ball. :3
Oh wow, do you have pics of your friend with the Blue Eyes bag? :D Don't get too excited about my Mokuba one btw, because I won't have time/money for it for a long while from now. >.<
Oooh! Me too. <3 Absolutely adored Noah Kaiba from the moment I saw him. I also cosplayed him like 8+ years ago lol: www.cosplay.com... . Not many people care about Noah, it makes me sad. It was a really good arc, but it's timing was pretty bad because people just wanted to see the follow up from the battle blimp lol.
Yeah, please do! :D That way I can be sure to read it faster than the ~month of delay I right now have reading blogs. xD


Sorry for my late response on this! I meant to get around to it but I got kinda distracted ;; At least I can tell you now I put up that ita bag blog! blog/39067

That's completely fair honestly ahaha they are both very popular YGO mascots! I just think Kuriboh is really cute, I can't get enough :P

I posted a picture of the bag and my friend's bag in the blog I made if you want to see it still! Aaaah your Noah cosplay is really amazing and I'm so happy to see someone giving him some love! :D Honestly I loved that arc so much, it was really interesting as a concept and of course I loved seeing a more in depth insight into the Kaiba brothers backstory. I don't really think it was a bad thing to put it inbetween the Battle City finals, just builds suspense when you have to wait ahaha
21 days ago
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solluxcaptor (28 days ago) #30903325It's not shameful at all! I think DMG is pretty cute, just a little overrated IMHO, but she's cute nobody could ever deny that. I personally really like Kuriboh as a mascot character, I just think Kuriboh is too cute ahaha.
I'd really love to see your ita bags!! Mokuba would be SO cute, my friend made a Blue Eyes White Dragon one so I feel like that could complete the trio ahaha. I would love to see a Noah one too! Actually the Virtual Reality arc is one of my favourites :D I wish it got more love and appreciation. It's a highlight of the series for me! (But I love all of it so it's hard to choose... I always get excited to watch that arc again though so it's definitely a favourite)
If you want to see it I can send you a message when I put my blog up, but no pressure to read it right away or anything of course :D


Yeah Kuriboh is indeed cute, but I have to say there: I think he is a bit overrated! :'D There are so many monsters in YGO, of which a lot is so much more cute than Kuriboh. That said, I still love Kuriboh also! Little fluff ball. :3

Oh wow, do you have pics of your friend with the Blue Eyes bag? :D Don't get too excited about my Mokuba one btw, because I won't have time/money for it for a long while from now. >.<

Oooh! Me too. <3 Absolutely adored Noah Kaiba from the moment I saw him. I also cosplayed him like 8+ years ago lol: www.cosplay.com... . Not many people care about Noah, it makes me sad. It was a really good arc, but it's timing was pretty bad because people just wanted to see the follow up from the battle blimp lol.

Yeah, please do! :D That way I can be sure to read it faster than the ~month of delay I right now have reading blogs. xD
26 days ago
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Maakie (29 days ago) #30903295I know it's shameful, but I like BMG's design a lot, even though she is 'just' a mascot (except for her small role in the Egypt arc, where she is, to be blunt, also a bit generic). Still I can't help but like her and also think about cosplaying her every once in a while. :P And yes, she indeed looks like Toon Dark Magician Girl as her Cu-Poche, especially with the cute little book together with her! <3
It will take a while before I get to mine though, because I have many other franchises to drop money on first. xD And that is so nice with your Kaiba ita bag, I will check out the blog for sure! :D (Don't feel insulted if it takes a while, because I am behind on reading blogs. :P ) I have been thinking about maybe a mini Mokuba Kaiba itabag considering he got a bit of merchandise with his new look of Dark Side of Dimensions. :) I liked him a lot there! I also love Noah Kaiba but nobody cares about him.


It's not shameful at all! I think DMG is pretty cute, just a little overrated IMHO, but she's cute nobody could ever deny that. I personally really like Kuriboh as a mascot character, I just think Kuriboh is too cute ahaha.

I'd really love to see your ita bags!! Mokuba would be SO cute, my friend made a Blue Eyes White Dragon one so I feel like that could complete the trio ahaha. I would love to see a Noah one too! Actually the Virtual Reality arc is one of my favourites :D I wish it got more love and appreciation. It's a highlight of the series for me! (But I love all of it so it's hard to choose... I always get excited to watch that arc again though so it's definitely a favourite)

If you want to see it I can send you a message when I put my blog up, but no pressure to read it right away or anything of course :D
28 days ago
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solluxcaptor (1 month ago) #30901405Well I can't really blame it ahaha especially since her stuff will sell, it just makes me a little salty when she gets more attention than the actual main characters with figures :P I don't often change my poseables around either to be honest, but I like the Cu-Poche because it's just so cute looking! Reminds me of the Toon Dark Magician Girl with those proportions :D
Oooh I would love to see that!! I actually have a Kaiba ita bag and I was going to make a post about it on here soon!


I know it's shameful, but I like BMG's design a lot, even though she is 'just' a mascot (except for her small role in the Egypt arc, where she is, to be blunt, also a bit generic). Still I can't help but like her and also think about cosplaying her every once in a while. :P And yes, she indeed looks like Toon Dark Magician Girl as her Cu-Poche, especially with the cute little book together with her! <3

It will take a while before I get to mine though, because I have many other franchises to drop money on first. xD And that is so nice with your Kaiba ita bag, I will check out the blog for sure! :D (Don't feel insulted if it takes a while, because I am behind on reading blogs. :P ) I have been thinking about maybe a mini Mokuba Kaiba itabag considering he got a bit of merchandise with his new look of Dark Side of Dimensions. :) I liked him a lot there! I also love Noah Kaiba but nobody cares about him.
29 days ago
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Maakie (1 month ago) #30901369Well, BMG has always been the mascot of the series (next to Kuriboh), so we can't get rid of her getting tons of items and figures. xD ITEM #338779 is indeed also very nice! The Cu-Poche is fun, but I'm personally not a huge action-figure fan, so I'm barely changing her poses/accessoires. ^^'' But yeah, that is personal taste.
I have slowed down on buying new YGO stuff except for an occasional doujin or keychain/small item here and there. When I get some other collections more completed, I want to get to itabagging for my most fave characters. Luckily a lot more random knick-knacks are now also being released thanks to the push of Dark Side of Dimensions!


Well I can't really blame it ahaha especially since her stuff will sell, it just makes me a little salty when she gets more attention than the actual main characters with figures :P I don't often change my poseables around either to be honest, but I like the Cu-Poche because it's just so cute looking! Reminds me of the Toon Dark Magician Girl with those proportions :D

Oooh I would love to see that!! I actually have a Kaiba ita bag and I was going to make a post about it on here soon!
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