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Dead Master Scale 1/8 Anime ver.Dead Master Scale 1/8 Anime ver.

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Hello everyone! Do you know Dead Master ? This lugubrious girl with a mocking smile who manipulates her scythe perfectly ? She who has only one idea in mind: to get rid of her rival ?

Here is a figure that comes from the serie named Black ★ Rock Shooter. Above those two dark skulls stands a black silhouette with mesmerizing eyes : Dead Master has a ⅛ scale in its anime version of 2011, by Good Smile Company.

There it’s about the design from the 2009’s OVA, and not of the serie from 2012. Personally, I prefer this version of Dead master.

In 2010, a first figure of Dead Master at a ⅛ scale came out by Good Smile Company, which was also based on the design from the OVA.
Unlikely to her “sister”, this new version aims to be more dynamic and massive.


It is a figure that I always wanted because Dead Master is my favourite character from BRS. But at first, i hesitated to buy it because of its high price. However, on july 2017, i was able to find it at an affordable price on Ninoma, and what’s more interesting is that it was not pre-owned before !

The packaging was well-kept and the sending was fast, thanks to Ninoma.



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~Packaging~

The box is beautiful and loyal to the character, thanks to its green color and its grid.
For its shape, it is pretty much big. This box is assorted to the 3 other ones of her fellows, Black Rock Shooter, Black Gold Saw and Strength from the same edition. The pictures of the figure all around the box, are here to make us consider the size of this piece.


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The box contains : 2 spikes, 3 chains, the two parts of Death Scythe, the base, the leaflet and obviously, Dead Master.


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The assembly seems surprising, but in fact, is really simple. Then, when the parts are reunited, we obtain the final form of the figure. Although, you don’t want to break it or drop it by accident so be careful !



~The figure~

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At first sight, the figure amazes us ! Every part of it are in a total harmony. There we can see Dead Master as she is in the OVA !
But let’s take a closer look :
Good Smile Company had it good with Dead Master and represented it perfectly, without any default.


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The scythe is perfect. Its form and its blade are well-represented, and the color has been done nicely. It has 2 parts : First of all, we place the shaft through her hair and the fingers in her right hand. Then, we join the part of the blade to the shaft and lastly, we stick it on her left arm on a little spot.


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One of the features of the characters of BRS is that their hands (for all of them) are covered with black skeleton gauntlets. And GSC didn’t fail it at all. They are nicely sculpted and even got a brown gradation.


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The head of the figure is gorgeous. The details here are amazing. It looks like the real one ! We could almost feel the fear just by looking into her eyes in the dark, by her devilish looking but mostly because of her fluorescent green eyes, hiding under her fringe ! And that’s what makes her charm ! The hairs are well transcribed with the movement effect, and have a dark green gradation nicely visible in the light. And let’s not forget the perfect linking of the scythe going through her hairs, but also her smooth horns looking like vertebras.

We can even admire her desire to kill her opponent through her eyes and her sadistic smile.


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The only default that i have found is on the head is that part of the hairs. The braids are going up a little to much on the top of the head, but that’s not so disturbing.


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Regarding the body, Good Smile knew how to respect the sober and skinny design of Dead Master. Here, the thin curves of the figure reminds us without doubt the character design of Black Rock Shooter. The folds of her clothes reveals the good coordination with the movement of Dead Master. Her little devilish wings are perfectly matching with her horns, and the knots of her dress, with her necklace, are well transcribed. About her pumps, they don’t have any default.
The posture is in line without any problem to the scene’s movement.


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However, there is also a default that is visible after unpacking the figure. We can easily see the lines separating the arms and the chest.


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Now let’s talk about the “main” element that makes the whole charm of this figure : her base. It is impressive ! We can only imagine the scene in the anime just by looking at it !
The details are incredible. The violence caused by the explosion on the grid appears there thanks to the main skull making this crater. And like it was not enough, the chains of Dead Master are coming out of the grid around the skull like an eruption, accompanied with 2 big bony spikes.


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The fluorescent green of the skulls reminds us the eyes of the character, without forgetting that they too are fluorescent ! Those skulls are massive, and obscure enough to perfectly match with Dead Master. Furthermore, on the main skull, we can see the metallic stalk that maintains Dead Master in place on the base. This seems awkward at first sight but after placing very part of the figure, I can for sure tell you won’t pay attention at all.

The spikes and chains sculptures are splendid apart one from the three chains.

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This one doesn’t have any hollow in the links. But that isn’t really a problem, since they are really small.


For the colors, even if the figure is mainly in a black tint, they are present and flashy. We can also see a little bit of grey painting on the skulls.


(On certain pictures you’ll see some little dust on the figure, that’s because i took them before cleaning it !)




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This figure is a marvelous. We recognize Dead Master nicely. This satisfying expression on her face reminds us the crazy personality of the character. Every elements of the base of the figure accompany her in her frenzy, and spreads violence with no mercy. Those give an incredible rhythm to this figure. Everything is coordinated.
This Dead Master figure is worth its price. She is beautiful to see, and the quality is prodigious. We can be proud of possessing that kind of ⅛ scale piece at home.


(My english is not the best but i'll try to make it better next time !)



Thanks for reading !
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1pt
MugenTenshinFRD (11 months ago) #30297694Nice review and still a great figure to this date!
This is a kind of throwback to 2012, back when BRS was one of the top animes of the year.


I agree ! And i think that we feel the nostalgy when possessing the four figure ^^
Thanks !
11 months ago
1pt
Nice review and still a great figure to this date!
This is a kind of throwback to 2012, back when BRS was one of the top animes of the year.
11 months ago
1pt
Xoras (1 year ago) #30138669Nice choice :)
This one was my 2nd figure in collecting. ^^


Haha! This doesn't surprise me ! For me, I desired it so much before even starting my collection x)

rubyserpent_720 (1 year ago) #30110875Dead Master is really one of my favourite figures. She is simply gorgeous after all these years. Great review :)

Thank you ! Indeed, even after all those years, it is a figure that is still top ranked. She is unique.
11 months ago
3pt
Nice choice :)
This one was my 2nd figure in collecting. ^^
1 year ago
2pt
Dead Master is really one of my favourite figures. She is simply gorgeous after all these years. Great review :)
1 year ago
1pt
Lilie (1 year ago) #30102990I really enjoyed reading this review, great work!! This is one of my favorite scales and the base is just awesome.

Thanks a lot ! It really has pleased me to do this review, because i love this figure !
For me, she is one of my favorite scales. The explosiveness of the base is impressive hehe
1 year ago
1pt
Solarstormflare (1 year ago) #30103411Great review! I had a choice between this dead mastwr and the original, and i still like the original more, but this one is good too.

Thanks ! Even if i prefer the anime ver., i find the original ver. well done. Even if the movement is less present, the details of the original still are really outstanding. They both have their charm ;)
1 year ago
1pt
Great review! I had a choice between this dead mastwr and the original, and i still like the original more, but this one is good too.
1 year ago
1pt
I really enjoyed reading this review, great work!! This is one of my favorite scales and the base is just awesome.
1 year ago
PVC anime figure store.

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