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AmiAmi B/B Review: Luke fon FabreAmiAmi B/B Review: Luke fon Fabre

kngukngu6 years agoReview
Hey guys! I just received my first used AmiAmi figure with a B/B grade. This grade was after they implemented the A- and B+ grades into their system. Alter's Luke fon Fabre costed a total of 8,540¥ shipped, so let's see if this grade was worth the price.
*WARNING: PICTURE HEAVY*

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Unlike my previous AmiAmi figure, there was no exterior damage to the packaging box! Woo hoo! On top of that I didn't get charged customs so I get 10 times as much enjoyment out of him!

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Unpackaged and it looks like he didn't get damaged in the shipping process after all. Phew.

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All sides of the box weren't noticeably damaged, in fact it looked almost brand new. The only thing I noticed was that the previous owner sort of ripped off the tape, leaving some minor tape residue on the box. The bottom of the box was also noticeably dusty, but it was easily removable and there weren't any permanent stains.

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Here's a minor box dent on one of the corners.

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The flap where the box opens is a bit creased, but it's somewhat common to occur when one opens a box so I don't really mind.

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The inner blister looks great too with no noticeable damage either. One thing to mention is that one of the sides had the original tape still intact so I thought the inner package had been unopened for a second.


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There was a small bend on one of the inner bluster bumps, but again, no big deal.

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Now onto damages to the figure! From the blister, he looked brand new so I didn't expect there to be any and it took me a while to spot the ones that I found. On a side note, he still has that new figure smell.

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On his collar and under his hair, he has a bit of red paint smudge.

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Here's a better look at the smudge with his head removed.

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There's another paint smudge at the end of his coat.

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As you can see, near the middle on one side of his sword. The grey tone is a bit lighter. I don't mind this part because when Luke holds his sword, this side is the back of the weapon.

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Paint thinner time to remove all the yucky stains!

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I removed as much of the smudge as I could, but I didn't want to risk going near the yellow trim so I left it like this. It shows up pretty clearly in the picture but it's almost unnoticeable in person, especially with his hair practically covering the collar.

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I removed the stain at the end of his coat too and it came out perfectly!

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Here's his alternate head, there were no stains on this either.

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All in all, I'm quite pleased with this purchase. The price was worth it considering there was only minor box damage and a few easily removable stains. The new figure smell was also a nice bonus!

I would definitely purchase another B/B figure and would recommend anyone who's on the edge about a B/B item to do so.
I hope this review has been helpful to those interested in purchasing a B grade figure from AmiAmi.

Please share your experiences with AmiAmi's used figures. Thanks!
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I buy figures that are S/A/B condition but I don't really care much about the box(well it HAS to have a box lol) just cause new figure boxes sometimes get a wee bit damaged during shipping lol Thanks for the review ^__^
6 years ago
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Very interesting review. It's appreciated that you also took a closer look at the box' condition like the dent on the flap.
6 years ago
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Great:D

I am still kinda afraid to buy B/B Items though...B+ would be totally fine. Well, there isn't much to buy anyways XD (My wishlist is almost finished)
6 years ago
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Mikaino Going to Gencon!
kngu (6 years ago) #1430196I noticed that too! She's not as rare as Yuri or Luke but still rare. She's definitely high up on my priority list and if I get extra funds, I'll likely jump on her. She appears often on YA!J though.
I've never even used YA!J xD But if it's the cheapest way, can't complain! -w-
6 years ago
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Mikaino (6 years ago) #1430129Oh, great plan! If you have money and see Rita, you should probably jump on her though. She's really hard to find most of the time anymore :/ I saw her all the time in like September, and kept putting her off.. Took me forever to find one!

I noticed that too! She's not as rare as Yuri or Luke but still rare. She's definitely high up on my priority list and if I get extra funds, I'll likely jump on her. She appears often on YA!J though.
6 years ago
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Mikaino Going to Gencon!
kngu (6 years ago) #1430125I noticed that he appears quite frequently in the pre-owned section, but I can't afford to buy anymore new figures at the moment! I'll most likely wait for a sealed figure to appear on Mandarake and get him in the summer, that way I can avoid customs too. Plus he's not that rare of a figure so I can wait :)
Oh, great plan! If you have money and see Rita, you should probably jump on her though. She's really hard to find most of the time anymore :/ I saw her all the time in like September, and kept putting her off.. Took me forever to find one!
6 years ago
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Mikaino (6 years ago) #1430117Yup, that's the one! I was almost crying when you yoinked him XD But my husband said, "Now you know how others feel when you stalk the site and steal all the Tales figures." >w>;; And yes again! I was hoping to find him before my con 2 weekends ago, and I did luckily! A local store has him for $200, and I was hoping to not have to pay that much on top of the $20 in gas I'd have to pay to get there. ; _ ;
(Also, last I checked, Ami had a Flynn. Go to Pre-Owned, then 'character figures'. He's normally one of the last listed on the last page!)


I noticed that he appears quite frequently in the pre-owned section, but I can't afford to buy anymore new figures at the moment! I'll most likely wait for a sealed figure to appear on Mandarake and get him in the summer, that way I can avoid customs too. Plus he's not that rare of a figure so I can wait :)
6 years ago
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Mikaino Going to Gencon!
kngu (6 years ago) #1430105Haha really? Was he the one that went for 7,440¥? I literally got him once they updated their pre-owned section! Shortly after, an A-/B went up. Did you get that one?
Thanks Shelia, I'm so glad to have him! Now all I have to do is hunt down Flynn and Rita.

Yup, that's the one! I was almost crying when you yoinked him XD But my husband said, "Now you know how others feel when you stalk the site and steal all the Tales figures." >w>;; And yes again! I was hoping to find him before my con 2 weekends ago, and I did luckily! A local store has him for $200, and I was hoping to not have to pay that much on top of the $20 in gas I'd have to pay to get there. ; _ ;

(Also, last I checked, Ami had a Flynn. Go to Pre-Owned, then 'character figures'. He's normally one of the last listed on the last page!)
6 years ago
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Mikaino (6 years ago) #1430075Awesome review! You actually had beat me to that Luke, so I ended up paying 9460Y or so for mine, but mine was unopened. It's really interesting to see how different the grade scale really is. :3
Haha really? Was he the one that went for 7,440¥? I literally got him once they updated their pre-owned section! Shortly after, an A-/B went up. Did you get that one?

Shelia (6 years ago) #1430077Congrats on your Luke! He is a fine piece of work by Alter. This was a good purchase with consideration to both the condition and price :D
Thanks Shelia, I'm so glad to have him! Now all I have to do is hunt down Flynn and Rita.
6 years ago
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Shelia ♠ in sword boy hell
Congrats on your Luke! He is a fine piece of work by Alter. This was a good purchase with consideration to both the condition and price :D
6 years ago
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