REVIEW { Chara Fortune } HUNTERxHUNTER Fortune-telling [Part 1]

18 Aug

If you can remember these guys’,or rather, just Gon’s,first appearance in the mail when I was doing a photo shoot with Perona, you’ll know that I have been waiting eagerly to give them their showtime and so here they are–HUNTERxHUNTER Fortune-telling charms!

Type: charms
Height: 30mm
Manufacturer(s): MegaHouse
Item(s): figurex18
Obtained: plamoya
Condition: fresh out

I’m pretty sure not many are inclined to review about little charms like these since I haven’t seen many of them around (or maybe I’m just bad at hunting Get it? Hunting and HUNTERxHUNTER? Haha! Ha… ha… …I’m sorry.) as they are rather small in size, so exactly how much can you say about these little chums? But I feel that their size is what makes them special and so they need more love too!

Well, let’s get started then! Following the usual path, we first start by looking at their box! These charms come in a set of eighteen of nine different kinds, which means that each kind has a double and that is pretty awesome! The box that they are packed together in looks really outstanding and funky because of the contrasting yet well-coordinated colors of mainly brown, black, green, and orange–who would have thought these colors looked so good together?
▲Translation: “I want to meet my father. Will I be able to become a Hunter? ▲Translation: “I hate the Spiders… Staring at the bottom of the box for too long makes my eyes swirl! ▲Translation: “We will tell your fortune!

Although the box thrive on overused illustrations and photographs of the charms for its design, I still think it looks fantastic and attractive! It can also be seen that there is a secret charm included and I’m sure it’s pretty obvious who it is, but let’s just pretend we’re all unaware of the identity of the individual so that we can have a surprise later on when it’s revealed.

A plus point for the material (cardboard) the box is made of because then the flap to keep the box shut is less likely to be damaged (which I always unintentionally do to boxes like the Nendoroids’ ones) when you’re opening it up!

Each charm is safely packed in a plastic container inside a packet in the box (the only reason you didn’t see those packets in the image just before the previous one is because I’ve already took them out of it before the photo shoot) and I definitely think that it’s great they’re covered that way because then you can display them while keeping them mint at the same time if you decided to leave them in there!
Incidentally, the first charm I picked was Hisoka and his love fortune was around the lines of “Feelings are being transmitted” (I admit that I needed the help of Google Translate for this). Well, does that mean my feelings for Killua will finally reach?!

…/cough/ Right! Now that we have the charms out of their packets, it’s time to begin the quest of examining them in their containers first! But before we do so individually, let’s take a look at the general statements for all. Each containers are sealed with a background made of cardboard of similar design to the main box with the HUNTERxHUNTER’s logo nicely printed on and as if that wasn’t enough, there is another big “HUNTERxHUNTER” right smack in the middle of the background! The back of the cardboard has pictures of the charm and a ripple effect of two different colors–which I’d like to refer to as their lucky colors–for the design! Of course, a short description of the character and the charm’s fortune are written there as well! I personally think that the designs are spot on and it really makes each charm pop! Alright, enough of such big chuck of words and let’s get the photographs out into the show!

Note: All lucky colors as stated are with reference to Wikipedia’s database and is in no way the most accurate.

We’ll start with Gon, the protagonist of the show! Gon’s lucky colors are green and orange and he tells the fortune of academic and friendship! Since there’s an overloading amount of kanji for the descriptions for all, I’ll have to skip them as I’ve yet to have the ability to read kanji!

Next up, we have Killua (who is my favorite character of the show if it wasn’t already obvious enough), the deuteragonist of the show! His lucky colors are periwinkle and sky blue and he tells the fortune of academic and friendship as well!

Following Killua are the two versions of Kurapika–with and without his scarlet eyes! Non-aggressive Kurapika’s lucky colors are yellow and persian blue and he tells the fortune of academic and friendship too!

Aggressive Kurapika’s lucky colors are yellow and vermilion and he tells the fortune of wealth and friendship!

Subsequently, we have Leorio! His lucky colors are carolina blue and ultramarine and he tells the fortune of academic and friendship, which came as a surprise for me since I expected him to tell a fortune of wealth more than any other factors!

After Leorio, we have Hisoka, our favorite magician! Hisoka’s lucky colors are iris and terra cotta and he tells the fortune of academic and romance!

Following Hisoka is Illumi, who is Killua’s older brother and an experienced and expert assassin! Illumi’s lucky colors are light blue and cerise and he tells the fortune of academic and affection!

Last but not least, we have Silva, a silent and pensive figure, who is Killua’s father! Silva’s lucky colors are baby blue and plum, which I feel is sort of ironic but interesting how his colors seem so harmless yet he’s not really that way, and he tells a general fortune as well as the fortune of family!
If you may or may not have already noticed, the cross in the word “HUNTERxHUNTER” in the center of each charms actually possesses their own different colors! I think it’s pretty cool how little details like these are implemented since it’s quite creative and definitely does give each charm a unique touch of their own!

Well then, it’s time to free these little guys from their protective zon- What’s this? Silva is not the last of this Chara Fortune set, you say? …Well, he’s definitely not the last of the set but is indeed the last for this part of the review! The secret character, along with the releasing of the charms from their plastic containers, will be revealed in part two of the “Chara Fortune, HUNTERxHUNTER Fortune-telling” review! See you there!


Posted by on August 18, 2012 in Chara Fortune, Goods, Hanged Up


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4 responses to “REVIEW { Chara Fortune } HUNTERxHUNTER Fortune-telling [Part 1]

  1. 赤信号

    August 24, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Ahaha interesting! I like how they all have different colours and stuff! And Killua is dead awesome! XD

    • Rei

      August 24, 2012 at 2:57 PM

      Heh, those differences actually gave me more reasons to keep all containers even after I’ve taken the charms out of them! Oh, is your favorite character from HUNTERxHUNTER Killua too?

  2. Axel Lazuardi (@killuaxel)

    October 14, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Hello Rei! I want to ask something about this figure set..
    I searched about this figure and found out that we can’t be sure to get all the characters in a box. What does it mean? I see the description, the box is filled with 18 figures. And the characters is only 9 sets. How can we not get all the characters? Please kindly answer, I really want this item >.<
    And also, if you may know, where to buy this stuff? Thank you so much!

    P.S: We both like Killua ;)

    • Rei

      October 14, 2013 at 5:59 PM

      Hello! Thanks for your comment!

      As you know, there are 9 different figures in this HxH Chara Fortune line. You can either get these 9 separately or buy them as a set. A set (in this case, a set of 18) would be the box you see in the first few pictures of this review! The figures packed in each box is noted to be randomly assorted by the company and that is why the descriptions by many stores selling this set would state that you may not necessary get all types of the figures in one box. However, I don’t think you have to worry too much about it because I’ve always gotten every single type when I buy sets like this, including this set, where I got a double of each 9 different figures in a box!

      I bought this online but I’ve looked through various online stores that I know of (plamoya, amiami, hobby search, mandarake, rakuten) and it seems like most of them are already sold out. Yesasia has it in stock though, but it’s very much overpriced. D: Perhaps you could look around some of your local stores too? Here’s an info page on Gon’s figure if you need to know more about it. You can find info on the rest of the crew in that website too. Good luck!

      Oh! And high-five for another Killua fan! Yay.╰(≧∇≦ )


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