If you are lucky you may have seen these capsule toys at book stores, dollar stores etc. However most of the time these are a bit pricey at about $5 (USD) a piece. So are they worth it? Let’s check out this Legend of Zelda capsule toy!
I would like to mention that these are usually not that appealing to me. At around $5 a piece, being rather small and mostly being unable to see what you get it doesn’t sound like a good deal to me. Especially with the new World of Nintendo figurines popping up at major retail stores here in the U.S. that cost the same or even less and you are guaranteed to get what you want. So why gamble on getting what you want when you can just outright buy others figurines that are similar? I guess some may enjoy the mystery but I prefer to know what I am getting. So with that, I don’t have any of these figurines so I figured I would give it a shot. (Although I do have a Toon Link that is very similar from a different one of these series.)
So normally you can’t see inside well. However, you can sometimes get a good idea of which one it is by peeking in the holes on the top. Looking in these holes I thought I saw very distinct Link hair. More importantly I saw an eye that matched the kid Link shown on the box these were selling from in the book store where I found them.
I was right! Hooray! 😀 Now let’s take a look at what’s inside.
Overall I am impressed with the quality of the figurine. As you can see below there are a lot of details packed into its tiny 2 inch height. Colors are accurate and you can see details such as clothe wrinkles, buckles and even details on the sword/sheath. It’s made of a nice quality plastic and feels very sturdy.
Overall it is a very nice display piece and for the details it is worth the money. It does feel more premium than the World of Nintendo figurines with it’s high gloss stand, and what l feels like a more premium colorization(appears fully painted, no off color unpainted, oddly glossy plastic) so I can see why it costs as much as it does. I just wish it was sold as is instead of having to guess what you get. But it wouldn’t be a capsule toy without the mystery. So next time you see one, it certainly is worth the cost, however, if you are going for a complete set you will want to find someone to trade or sell to as the mystery aspect could cost you quite a bit more than you would like. Overall I am happy to add this to my collection.