Attack on Titan: The Colossus Titan TAKAYUKI TAKEYA ver. Part 1 Review: Unboxing

So, I found this in front of my doorway one morning.Titan 01

I can’t lie and say that I was calm when I first saw this.
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Container No. 205. I assume this is 205 out of 500.Titan 03

And this is where I began to freak out.Titan 04

It looks to be gold leaf printed on a matte, canvas like cover that has its four corners reinforced by metal plates. As stated on the bottom right corner, the Titan is the first in a new line of select items produced by Good Smile Company, called the WONDERFUL HOBBY SELECTION.

Here is a quote from the Good Smile Company website:

http://www.goodsmile.info/en/whs/

“The WONDERFUL HOBBY SELECTION is a brand new series of products brought to you by Good Smile Company, focusing mainly on figures. These products will be absolute top-of-the-line products – with meticulous sculptwork, high quality artistic work and top-notch quality to live up to the needs of collector’s looking for the best of the best to add to their collection.”
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Image on the top and bottom of the box:Titan 06

Same image on the sides of the box.Titan 07

The quote is a reference to what is stated in the manga by the character, Mikasa Ackerman several times throughout the story. “戦わなければ勝てない” meaning “if [you/we] don’t fight, [you/we] can’t win.” It is a quote that reflects the overarching theme of the series; a desperation to survive. Here are a couple of the more famous times the quotes were used:4a8d3f16

And again here with the older Mikasa who seems to have lived her life since by this mantra:799086190

Here is the box outside of the package compared to S.I.C. Kikaider Vol. 11:Titan 08

The fun doesn’t stop there. Instead of using a simple Styrofoam mold for the statue, they shaped into the Wall Maria!
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The package also includes a pamphlet that describes Takayuki Takeya’s process of coming up with the concept and creating the statue. The message is written in first person from Takeya himself and includes concept sketches on the back. Fantastic!Titan 10

Here is the Wall Maria compared to a Takumi Damashii Kikaider and SIC BLACK.Titan 11

This is indeed a mold of Wall Maria; the first wall to be penetrated by the Colossus Titan in the beginning of the show.VG1Lo3x

The back of the wall is a series of walls that aren’t very significant, but for fun, here is the wall compared to Figma Kyoshinhei (God Warrior?) also by Good Smile Company and the KT Project Kirin both produced under Takayuki Takeya’s name and supervision.Titan 12

And here it is folks! A grim sight but one that I have waited to see since I pre-ordered this monstrosity back around this time last year! Lets jump into the review! Click the “next” button below!Titan 13

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