I did not anticipate owning four versions of the Liorga mold. Particularly when 3 of them, including this version, are essentially the same color. The GachaBooster release of the figure is much cheaper, but while he lacks the accessories of his full-priced counterpart I would argue that the head sculpt is actually a little better, as is the harder, less-rubbery plastic. The shoulder blades are a little more defined, separated and of course articulated on the other release. This one is basically a dice-launching statue with unpainted fur arms - except for the head, it's all red plastic with some gold highlighting.
The capsule toys come to you in pieces. The figure's legs are one big piece, and the arms plug into the sides. The dice launcher is pre-embedded in the body and the die must be loaded. It's the same basic size and shape as the regular die and launcher, although it's a bit stiffer to push the plunger and launch the thing out.
While I do wish the figure had furry brown hands (at the very least,) I have to say the closed mouth looks better. The eye deco seems sharper too, and the teeth look great. The head crest is certainly good enough, and the green mane is no less goofy than on the other releases. I can deal with the lack of accessories, particularly for the price, and because the pose works without them. He's got this sort of "pumping" pose that looks like he's about to squeeze the die out of his chest, which gives the figure a distinctive feel from the other releases.
For the Japanese asking price, it's a can't-miss must-buy figure. It's basically two bucks, you can't knock that. As part of the set, well, I see the dice as superfluous so $30ish on eBay means $7.50 each which is borderline acceptable for what these are - Japanese figures you won't see stateside. Even though it's simpler than the main toy, I kind of prefer it. It fixes a few problems with the original while causing some new ones, but as a display piece or a toy to live on top of your computer monitor? This is fantastic.
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