Skoshbox Review April 2017

Skoshbox Review April 2017

(Featuring my kitten, Legolas!)

I tossed the booklet from this box in the trash after eating the snacks this month, which I usually don’t do until I’ve written up the review. So, the names of the snacks might be the slightest bit off here, as I have to look over my notes now and hope that I wrote something coherent for everything. Oops!

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JoJo Figure Buying Guide Real Action Heroes

JoJo Figure Buying Guide Real Action Heroes

It’s been a while! Truth be told, I’ve been busy with other things, but I really wanted to keep going with these JoJo buying guides since they’re very fun to compile and (hopefully) helpful to other fans. 🙂

The Real Action Heroes line is by Medicom Toy. Don’t confuse this manufacturer with Medicos; while their names sound similar, they’re completely unrelated!

Medicom Toy has manufactured the Real Action Heroes (hereby referred to as RAHs) for many years, and have changed their body design several times along the way. The interesting thing about this figures is that they’re incredibly articulated! (Well, the humans are at least.) The downsides to this, though, are that they’re very expensive, and very, very fragile.

The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure RAHs are older, meaning that they’re long out of print and are prone to breaking when posed. I own two of them — Kira and Josuke, and both have shoulder breakage of varying degrees. Now, despite that I do enjoy the line a lot, and I do wish that they’d earn a reprint, but I assume Medicom Toy has lost the license as they have not made a JoJo RAH in 5 years.

Anyway, since there aren’t many RAHs for this series, I’ll comment with my thoughts about a few of them as I list them. Keep in mind that these are old and will be harder to obtain for a decent price, especially if you’re interested in the Stands. The Stands are not articulated, and can suffer from paint problems as well.

Note! This line, as far as I am aware, DOES NOT have any bootlegs! This is great news since it makes it easier to safely buy a figure without worrying about poor quality. This may change in the future but this line has been out for quite some time, so you’d think it’d have been bootlegged by now if it was going to be.

While I’m at it with the bold text, let me also throw out a disclaimer that the Amazon and eBay links are affiliate links that provide me a very small commission of off every purchase. This comes to no extra cost to you, but I want to let you know that they do help me out some! Thank you!

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Skoshbox Review March 2017

Skoshbox Review March 2017

Skoshbox changed their booklet starting this month to be more descriptive of each treat, as well as more educational about Japanese terms and culture. It’s pretty cool, honestly. I like that it’s bigger now, so things are easier to read. (I’m old, alright?)

This month’s box only contained four items, but they were all of decent size, so it wasn’t a problem. Let’s review what they were and what I thought!

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JoJo Figure Buying Guide Statue Legend

JoJo Figure Buying Guide Statue Legend

(Parts 4 through 8)

There are more figures for JoJo out there than the Super Action Statue line, which I’ve written about here and here (for the Stands). There are expensive, large figures with real clothing (known as Real Action Heroes, which I’ll talk about later) and statues fairly similar in size to the SAS line without articulation or extra accessories, known as Statue Legend.

Statue Legend is produced and designed by Di Molto Bene, the same company that makes Minissimo. The Statue Legend line is long and covers most of the parts of JoJo, and continues to add more and more characters to its collection to this day. Aside from the lack of articulation, the crucial difference between this line and Super Action Statue line is that Statue Legend consists of not only main characters, but side and less prominent characters as well, both good and evil.

Since the Statue Legend line is pretty big, I’ll be cutting this down to several posts. This post will cover parts 4 through 8 — Diamond is Unbreakable through JoJolion. (Stone Ocean and Steel Ball Run don’t seem to have any Statue Legends yet, though.) Check out the parts 1-3 guide here!

Ctrl+F to find a specific character/Stand!

Note! This line, as far as I am aware, DOES NOT have any bootlegs! This is great news since it makes it easier to safely buy a figure without worrying about poor quality. This may change in the future but this line has been out for quite some time, so you’d think it’d have been bootlegged by now if it was going to be.

While I’m at it with the bold text, let me also throw out a disclaimer that the Amazon and eBay links are affiliate links that provide me a very small commission of off every purchase. This comes to no extra cost to you, but I want to let you know that they do help me out some! Thank you!

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Skoshbox Review February 2017

Skoshbox Review February 2017

Last month’s box was probably the best one I’ve received so far! I was super excited to open this one to see if it could live up to the legacy of the best box. 🙂

I was very surprised to see that my picture from Instagram was included on the back of the booklet! (It’s the one with the Sailor Moon blanket, haha.) I’ve never been featured in anything before, so that was awesome!!

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JoJo Figure Buying Guide – Statue Legend

JoJo Figure Buying Guide – Statue Legend

(Parts 1 through 3)

There are more figures for JoJo out there than the Super Action Statue line, which I’ve written about here and here (for the Stands). There are expensive, large figures with real clothing (known as Real Action Heroes, which I’ll talk about later) and statues fairly similar in size to the SAS line without articulation or extra accessories, known as Statue Legend.

Statue Legend is produced and designed by Di Molto Bene, the same company that makes Minissimo. The Statue Legend line is long and covers most of the parts of JoJo, and continues to add more and more characters to its collection to this day. Aside from the lack of articulation, the crucial difference between this line and Super Action Statue line is that Statue Legend consists of not only main characters, but side and less prominent characters as well, both good and evil.

Since the Statue Legend line is pretty big, I’ll be cutting this down to several posts. This post will cover parts 1 through 3 — Phantom Blood through Stardust Crusaders. Once the other posts are written and published, I’ll link them here. 🙂

Ctrl+F to find a specific character/Stand!

Note! This line, as far as I am aware, DOES NOT have any bootlegs! This is great news since it makes it easier to safely buy a figure without worrying about poor quality. This may change in the future but this line has been out for quite some time, so you’d think it’d have been bootlegged by now if it was going to be.

While I’m at it with the bold text, let me also throw out a disclaimer that the Amazon and eBay links are affiliate links that provide me a very small commission of off every purchase. This comes to no extra cost to you, but I want to let you know that they do help me out some! Thank you!

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