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!
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!
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!