Good Smile Strikes Again: Rem from Re:ZERO!
Have you ever visited the Good Smile Company store? If so, then you know how dangerous it is for your wallet! If you haven't visited before, do take a look. I'm not an affiliate or anything, so you know I have no financial motivation to say that I've never found a better place to collect high quality anime figures!
Rem was my favorite character from that series. If you preferred Emilia or Ram, please know that I bear you no ill will! But what Ram did to free Subaru in episode 15 was one of the most heroic and powerful and heart-breaking things I've ever seen. There was no way she wasn't going to be my favorite character after that!
I feel like I'm repeating myself ever time I write one of these collectable posts, but this figure's detail is amazing. The cut of her dress, the ribbons in her hose, her bright smile -- everything's spot on. She looks like she walked right out of the anime, shrank a bit, and ended up on my desk.
Good Smile Company packed the figure in a strong cardboard box that's tightly sealed. The inner box used vacuum-formed plastic to suspend the figure safely in the center of the box. I can't decide which company does a better job of packaging their goods: CDJapan or Good Smile Company! I've never received damaged goods from either.
Isn't she adorable?
Ordering directly from Good Smile Company means you get genuine product - maximum quality and fidelity! There's a downside, though. I ordered Rem in February 2017. I received her in June 2018. Yeah, that's some serious lead time! You can still find the product on eBay, but I'm not convinced I trust all of those listings -- even the ones that say they're from Good Smile. I had a bad experience once...
Have you had any experiences ordering from eBay or other sources? Any good luck stories? Have you collected any Re:Zero figures? I'd love to hear about your experiences!