Today's entry has been hard to find. Robot Damashii's Exia is so rare that used items are a lot more expensive than its retail price. Given that figures would eventually stop a production of a line or a particular figure, I'm not surprised. For a year of hunting the elusive bast*rd I finally saw someone selling for ~$45. Condition has loose joints (remedied by my sister's trusty nail polish) and a lot of dirty whites but the deal was so tempting to finally complete my Setsuna MS Robot Damashii collection. Gun click, BOOM, I present EXIA!
Exia's minimal waist design screams articulation
Exia's head = Nerddrool
Setsuna F. Seiei, Exia.....
Ore wa GUNDAAAAAAAAM!!!
Wareware wa GUNDAM!
Solidity (even with abuse and age, figure can still manage with those 'loose' joints)
Leg design is shit
Ball joint on hips
Exia being one of the older released Robot Damashii's was a little (teeny weeny) off of articulation compared to recent. The legs gave me a lot of headaches with its crotch area. Ground poses surprisingly needed a lot of work despite its supposedly simplistic design. Knee was also a pain in the ass to move with its design mechanism.
Not too surprised with the cons as the figure was old but still has a lot of articulation coming from RD. Still a suggested purchase if you can snag one as its rarity increases as we speak. I could've managed to get the HG instead of hunting for the Robot Damashii. The perfectionist that I am streamlining my collection did took over and all I can say is it's worth the wait! Happy how all my Setsuna units are from the same toy line :)
Price of this figure are now starting to balloon up to $125 (~PhP5k). If you're just starting collecting, I do highly suggest getting the HG kit instead as you won't miss a lot of action from it.
Next review - god VS bat