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Maakie's Collection #5 YGO Vol. 2 ~Ancient Duel~ + Baccano! + SWMaakie's Collection #5 YGO Vol. 2 ~Ancient Duel~ + Baccano! + SWReview

MaakieMaakie1 month ago
Welcome to another of my Maakie's Collection blogs! These blogs cover figures from my collection that have been in storage for a long time due to my emigration. I also use this as an opportunity to practice with my new camera and also appreciate the items I have been owning for a longer time!

The items we are going to look at today:

- Baccano! DVD Storage Case ITEM #852105
- Strike Witches 2 - Lynette Bishop - Lucky Kuji - Sega Lucky Kuji Strike Witches 2 (SEGA) ITEM #99565
- One Coin Grande Figure Collection Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters Vol. 2 ~Ancient Duel~ ENTRY #25215
x Pharaoh Atem ITEM #53010
x Priest Seto ITEM #53040
x Blue-Eyes White Dragon ITEM #53012
x Kisara ITEM #53027
x Touzokuou (Thief) Bakura ITEM #53042
x Yami Malik ITEM #53011
x Malik Ishtar ITEM #53087
x Ishizu Ishtar ITEM #53041
x Black Magician ITEM #53014
x Black Magician Girl ITEM #53013


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Baccano! DVD Storage Case ITEM #852105

In autumn 2019 (and mentioned it in this loot blog BLOG #45784 ) I bought this storage case for the volumes 5-8 Baccano! DVD's as it was an item I've never seen before, and as a Baccano! collector I quickly jump on such things!

I kept it sealed as I was moving shortly after, but now I could open it and enjoy the artwork in full glory!

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Jacuzzi!!! <3

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This is just such a cool case to display in general!

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Makes me wonder if there is also one out there for volumes 1-4, there probably is! I hope to find it for sale one day!

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Strike Witches 2 - Lynette Bishop - Lucky Kuji - Sega Lucky Kuji Strike Witches 2 (SEGA) ITEM #99565

I bought this figure in 2014 as a combination deal with ITEM #91201 and have kept both sealed since then. I had them displayed on top of a detolf inside their boxes and thought it was time to unbox them now. A surprisingly low amount of people own this figure, only 25 on MFC! It might have to do with both these figures being famous for their high shipping prices due to the huge box.

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And here we have the famous box! Considering prize figures nowadays get crammed in smaller and smaller boxes, it's like looking at a piece of history!

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There is a small sticker of authenticity at the back, although I don't think any bootlegs are out there.

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This figure is cute, but definitely not without flaws.

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The biggest offender is probably the difference in skin tone of the face compared to the rest of her body.

Lynette's face is very cute though! Blushes can be quite rare to find on any figure and her eyes look great too.

The black paint error on her neck is a bit distracting, I'm going to try to remove it soon.

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There is a bit of a gap between the white edge of her bathing suit and the pink part, but the rest looks nice. Some shading on the bathing suit and shading on her chest area as well. It does look like Lynette needs to buy a bigger size bathing suit!

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I want to believe that is a tanline on her leg, but I think it's a part they forgot to paint.

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The base is a very cool part of this figure and although it doesn't have the best execution, it is overall nice for a prize figure which is close to 9 years old.

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I like that you can still see a part of her previous footstep before she reached the sea!

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One Coin Grande Figure Collection Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters Vol. 2 ~Ancient Duel~ ENTRY #25215

In follow-up of the earlier discussed BLOG #47027 One Coin Grande Figure Collection Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters Vol. 1 ~Duel Start!~ Trading figure set ENTRY #25196 , we are now going to look at the second one!

Only a couple of months after the 1st set was released, Kotobukiya announced to do a second one. The most logical explanation seems to be that the first one sold so well, they quickly continued with the line. This second set focuses on characters from the Egyptian backstory (mostly related to the later parts of the series) and on characters from Egyptian origin who mostly started showing up at around 1/3 in the series.

Pharaoh Atem ITEM #53010

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We start with the Pharaoh himself, Atem! I love all the tiny details! It's probably good to point out again that the figures in this set are only around 5cm (1.95in) each!

Priest Seto ITEM #53040

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Loving all the tiny details, including the Millennium Rod!

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Blue-Eyes White Dragon ITEM #53012

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When you're talking about Seto, you have to go to the Blue Eyes White Dragon next!

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His sculpt is very good for his tiny size!

Kisara ITEM #53027

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Next up is Kisara, the secret from the set. Mine has a painting defect around the mouth, having some of the red of her mouth smudged around (luckily a lot less noticeable in person than on a picture).

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Her hair color is very nice and shiny!

Touzokuou (Thief) Bakura ITEM #53042

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Next up the person who is probably the most fan favorite in the Ancient Egypt arc: Touzokuou (Thief) Bakura! I love the details on his Millennium Ring, and all the bracelets he is wearing.

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He again has some great spikey hair sculpt!

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I forgot to make close-ups of them earlier, but all the Ancient Egyptian characters are standing on the tablets of original Duel Monsters characters!

Yami Malik ITEM #53011

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Now we get to the Egyptian characters in the current time, starting with the one and only Yami Malik! His expression is so cool!

Malik Ishtar ITEM #53087

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Then we also have Malik Ishtar! My copy has a bit of golden paint that has bled on his shirt. I also have some paint scratches in his hair that were my own fault, I also mentioned it in my earlier blog of the vol. 1 YGO figures, but I have moved these figures around a lot. In one of the moves it was without proper boxes so they have gotten small damages because of that as well (mainly to the text bubbles).

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He has such a smug face and pose, I love it!

Ishizu Ishtar ITEM #53041

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And now for his pretty sister Ishizu!

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All her accessories and jewellery are properly recreated and painted well. It's amazing for how tiny this figure is!

Black Magician ITEM #53014

The set closes off with the 2 most famous Duel Monsters which also have an Ancient Egyptian origin.

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I like how even in chibi form there is so much of his hair visible.

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There are some minor sculpting errors, but in general this tiny BM looks great for it's price point!

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I like how he is doing his most famous jumping pose! His staff looks very good as well.

Black Magician Girl ITEM #53013

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You can't have BM in a set without a BMG! Although her details look sweet, unfortunately the posing of this figure makes her look very much downwards. I see that other owners of this figure have the same as well, but mine seemed to always look downwards even more.

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The paint on this one is also a bit more messy than the average one in this line, but it's still very acceptable in person with how small this figure is. I really like the metallic blue they used for this figure!

I didn't make any pictures yet of all the figures together, because I am waiting until I come across my Duel King!! browse.v4.php?v... specials so I have the full set ready to display!

And to finish it!

For those who read all this way, thank you! My next blog will probably be a figure review, but might be another entry for this blog type!

As promised, for every new blog I would fix the image hosting of an older blog. As we are talking about YGO figures here, I decided to fix up the review of this other YGO figure:
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Black Magician Girl FuRyu: BLOG #42952

My other entries in the "Maakie's Collection" blogs so far:
Maakie's Collection #4 MegaHouse Lelouch + Mecha Musume Vol. 3: BLOG #47079
Maakie's Collection #3 YGO Vol. 1 ~Duel Start!~ + Kan Colle + SW: BLOG #47027
Maakie's Collection #2 Yagami Light + Hideyoshi + Yoshika: BLOG #46489
Maakie's Collection #1 Panty and Stocking + Mai HiME: BLOG #46025


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Maakie1 month ago#87224730
Does your Lynette have similar defects with the skin tone, such as that weird spot I have at the back of one of her legs?


It's hard to say. I looked at mine, and it depends on the lighting. Since her swimsuit is kind of smushing her butt cheek, there's a lip there, and if the light hits it right, then it looks similar to your photo. Otherwise, the color difference isn't very noticeable.
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victorviper1 month ago#87223921I did not realize how few people own that Lynette prize figure. It's a cute figure, but as you mentioned, the box is crazy huge.

I remember only finding out about that figure randomly on Mandarake 2 years after release and getting it, seemed like the figure did not get much traction at all, also not on this website.

Does your Lynette have similar defects with the skin tone, such as that weird spot I have at the back of one of her legs?

She isn't perfect, but on a fuller shelf she is definitely cute to display. :)

solluxcaptor1 month ago#87224387Very nice blog and photos!! I'll be honest and say the egypt arc is my least favourite/interesting part of the series, I either don't care about or dislike most of the characters... and well, like Kaiba, I'm all about the present over the past. I adore the rest of the series, including the sometimes hated filler arcs (Virtual World is one of my favourite parts!), but man that arc is the only bit I don't have much interest in so I tend to ignore the related merch. But these mini figures are cute and of course I love that Blue-Eyes!

Thank you! An oh! :O I did not know that and that actually seems like quite a rare opinion! My experience is regularly that people didn't read/watch the manga/anime as far to get to the Egyptian arc haha, so most people I hear talking about it are the fans that completed the series. For me it's my favorite arc next to the Virtual World (Noah!), but in general I always liked Ancient Egypt so I was just happy to see it represented more in a manga and anime. So I might be biased. ;)
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Very nice blog and photos!! I'll be honest and say the egypt arc is my least favourite/interesting part of the series, I either don't care about or dislike most of the characters... and well, like Kaiba, I'm all about the present over the past. I adore the rest of the series, including the sometimes hated filler arcs (Virtual World is one of my favourite parts!), but man that arc is the only bit I don't have much interest in so I tend to ignore the related merch. But these mini figures are cute and of course I love that Blue-Eyes!
1 month ago
I did not realize how few people own that Lynette prize figure. It's a cute figure, but as you mentioned, the box is crazy huge.
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Tjilp1 month ago#87192341Those YGO look insanely good being the size that they are! Makes me wanna reread the manga again, too, haha. Love these blogs :)

Thank you! And yes these figures are definitely impressive. I have planned on re-reading myself soon too. ^^

AppleNapoleon1 month ago#87197109So envious of you owning the complete second set of Yu-Gi-Oh! One Coin Grandes! I only have Isis and Malik from that set - tbf, they are my favourites, but it'd be great to have the rest. Alas, Koto only did a re-release of the first set.
Your pictures are all so good btw - they show all the lovely details so clearly!


I never really paid attention to the releases (as I got them on pre-order), so I didn't know this one was more rare! :O Well, it makes sense in a way, most of the figures in this set are about characters in the later part of the anime, so not everyone will be as familiar with them as figures from the first figure series.

And thank you! My previous camera wasn't this good at getting all those details, so I'm glad I was able to show the figures like this. However, I do still have a bunch of improvements to do as not all of them were as sharp as I hoped. This blog series is very good practice!

AcePlatinum1 month ago#87206044Ohhhh, I didnt know there was a second set!!! :D Amazing set once more!

Yep, aren't they great? :D So now the only ones for me to discuss left are browse.v4.php?v... , but as they are variants of existing figures, they are not as unique.
1 month ago
Ohhhh, I didnt know there was a second set!!! :D Amazing set once more!
1 month ago
So envious of you owning the complete second set of Yu-Gi-Oh! One Coin Grandes! I only have Isis and Malik from that set - tbf, they are my favourites, but it'd be great to have the rest. Alas, Koto only did a re-release of the first set.

Your pictures are all so good btw - they show all the lovely details so clearly!
1 month ago
Those YGO look insanely good being the size that they are! Makes me wanna reread the manga again, too, haha. Love these blogs :)
1 month ago
Your source for old and rare figurines!

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