Online Anime Figure Shop Packaging Quality

Online Anime Figure Shop Packaging Quality

Find trusted online anime figure shops through real ordered products and unboxing. Start your anime figure collection journey with reliable spots.

Last updated: 2024-05-10
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So far we've tested cdJapan, solarisJapan, animota and Amazon Japan, but other shops are already in plans and soon more examples will follow.
  • CdJapan - shipping package had no significant damage, figure box bubblewrapped + good amount of packing paper. Result - pristine box.
  • SolarisJapan - shipping package had no significant damage, figure box bubblewrapped + another layer of large air pocket bubblewrap. Result - box with very minor dents (maybe before shipping?).
  • Animota - shipping package had one side pushed in, figure box bubblewrapped + random packing paper arrangement (lacking). Result - box with a few dents.
  • Amazon Japan - shipping package had minimal damage (bump on one side), figure box had close to no protection apart from some packing paper filling empty space. Despite having least amount of protection, both shipping and figure boxes arrived in close to pristine condition.
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If you are a passionate anime figure fan, you know the challenge of finding quality, authentic figures and especially quality packaging to receive them in one piece. Even though mane shops do sell authentic items, not all provide sufficient packaging protection. To help navigate the choppy waters of the internet, we are going to test order anime figures from various shops and compile a list of how the package was packed.

So, without further ado, let's explore our expanding Anime Figure Shop List. Up first, the only platform we’ve tried so far - CDJapan.

CDJapan Anime Figure Packaging

Package outside

The package did not seem to suffer any major dents or scratches. The tape ripped at the top is due to us removing the glued import documents.

cdJapan anime figure package front.
cdJapan anime figure package front
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cdJapan anime figure package back.
cdJapan package back
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Package inside

The interior of the package was encased on all sides with a layer of packing paper, and the figure box itself was enveloped in a layer of bubble wrap. This should suffice to protect the package from any significant damage and seemed reliable enough.

cdJapan anime figure package inside.
Inside anime figure cdjapan package box
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cdJapan anime figure package inside with top layer of packing paper removed.
CDJapan package inside with top layer of paper removed
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cdJapan anime figure package inside, bottom packing layer.
CDJapan packaging with anime figure box removed
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Anime figure box condition

The figure box appeared to have sustained no damage whatsoever and was in pristine condition. Also did not exhibit any signs that it would be a bootleg.

Hitori Gotoh FuRyu Tenitol box from all sides.
Figure box from all sides
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Anime figure condition

Given that none of the above packages suffered any damage, it was unsurprising that the figure itself also bore no defects.

Hitori Gotoh FuRyu Tenitol figure from front and back.
Hitori Gotoh Tenitol figure
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Hitori Gotoh - Tenitol - FuRyu

Hitori Gotoh - Tenitol - FuRyu figure
© FuRyu / Bocchi the Rock production committee

SolarisJapan Anime Figure Packaging

You can watch the unboxing here
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Package outside

The package didn't seem to have been thrown around too much - no major dents or rips.

SolarisJapan Shipping Package.
SolarisJapan shipping package
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Package inside

SolarisJapan appears to rely solely on bubble wrap for inner product protection. On the outside wrapped in large air pocket bubble wrap, and the figure box is doubly secured with standard-sized pocket bubble wrap.

Shipping Package Inside.
SolarisJapan Shipping Package Inside
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Anime figure box condition

The box had very minor dent marks on corners, but it's hard to say if they occurred during shipping or were already there before, since the package wasn't damaged.

Rem (Oni Tenshi ver.) prize figure box.
SolarisJapan Rem Oni Tenshi Sega Prize figure
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Anime figure condition

The plastic casing of the figure was crumpled on one side, but we reckon it's just "prize figure" quality in the works. Otherwise the figure was in good condition with no visible damage.

Rem (Oni Tenshi ver.) SEGA LPM prize figure.
Rem Oni Tenshi ver. SEGA LPM figure
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Rem (Oni Tenshi ver.) - LPM Figure (LPM Figure) - Sega

Rem (Oni Tenshi ver.) - LPM Figure (LPM Figure) - Sega figure
© Sega / Tappei Nagatsuki / Media Factory / Re:Zero Starting Life in Another World production committee

Animota Anime Figure Packaging

Package outside

First package to have some damage, one side was pushed in pretty well.

Animota Shipping Package.
Animota packaging box
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Package inside

Animota wrapped the figure in bubblewrap similarly to other shops, but their packing paper arrangement seemed either very lacking or shifts out of place too easily while traveling.

Shipping Package Inside.
Animota shipping package inside
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Anime figure box condition

The box had two dents one minor and one average, but any major damage like rips was avoided.

Power and Nyako prize figure box.
Power and Nyako Sega Luminasta figure box
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Anime figure condition

Since the box had only minor damage and the figure itself was wrapped in bubblewrap it received no damage.

Power and Nyako SEGA Luminasta prize figure.
Power and Nyako Sega Luminasta figure
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Power | Nyako - Luminasta - Sega

Power | Nyako - Luminasta - Sega figure
© Sega / Tatsuki Fujimoto / Shueisha / Chainsaw Man production committee

Amazon Japan Anime Figure Packaging

Package outside

The box suffered very minimal damage only a bump on one side, otherwise the box looked close to pristine, quite surprising for Amazon.

Amazon Japan Shipping Package.
Amazon Japan shipping box condition
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Package inside

Amazon Japan so far provided the least amount of protection, only adding packing paper to fill the empty box. If the package would have suffered any serious damage it would have damaged the figure box.

Shipping Package Inside.
Amazon Japan Tohru figure box inside
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Anime figure box condition

The figure box ended up being pristine, to our surprise even with minimal protection it arrived safely.

Tohru (Cat Dragon ver.) figure box.
Tohru (Cat Dragon ver.) figure box condition
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Anime figure condition

Sol International goes way and beyond to protect the figure, even if the figure box would suffer damage there is ample space inside and the figure is wrapped in multiple plastic bags to avoid scratches.

Tohru (Cat Dragon ver.) Sol International figure.
Tohru (Cat Dragon ver.) Sol International figure post unpacking
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1/6 Tohru (Cat Dragon ver.) - Sol International

1/6 Tohru (Cat Dragon ver.) - Sol International figure
© Futabasha / Sol International / Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid S production committee

To be continued

Sum Up

This list of reliable anime figure shops is still an ongoing project, promising real experiences and genuine reviews. Stay tuned as we receive more packages from various anime figure shops.

P.S. This is NOT a sponsored post. But hopefully one day...

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