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Thread: Digivolving Spirits 08 BlackWarGreymon- Breakdown, Scans, and Photos

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    Digivolving Spirits 08 BlackWarGreymon- Breakdown, Scans, and Photos

    Time for a new figure breakdown!



    The eighth Digivolving Spirits figure, BlackWarGreymon!

    Released in March in Japan and coming out now in the US, Digivolving Spirits 08 BlackWarGreymon is the newest Digivolving Spirits figure.

    This figure is one that we found out about kind of out of the blue, with pre-orders going up pretty quickly.

    BlackWarGreymon is the first Zero-Two figure in the line. It's also the first numbered figure to be a recolor, sharing the same mold as the WarGreymon figure that began the line. The mold previously got a variant around the same time as the original figures release. It was unnumbered and was 'officially' the same figure, just using clear plastic (and included with a number of other things.)



    The scans went mostly fine, minus that the box is slightly slippery to the touch (plus one small thing mentioned later.) Luckily I remembered this from prior figures and took it into account when I was scanning it.




    First up, the packaging.



    The scan of the front of the box is at the top of the article. A photo of the front is included here.

    The front of the box has a clean style to it with some nice flair, which matches the overall branding for the Digivolving Spirits line. The logo for the line has been a combined English/Japanese logo since we first saw it, and just below is the name of the figure (along with his lower form and the part of the franchise he's from just above.) Having the number underneath so huge is no doubt to help it stand out well on a shelf side by side with other Digivolving Spirits figures.

    In the top left we also get a reflective Diecast Evolution 'plate' that they're putting on figures in the line to show off it having diecast metal. The bottom right corner has company logos, along with the Digimon Adventure 02 logo.

    The primary noticeable change on the packaging this time is the Bandai Collectors Shop logo that shows up on a number of store exclusives (it's the red and white logo with some flame themeing at the bottom middle.)



    The high point of the front has to be the new artwork by longtime Digimon designer Kenji Watanabe. The artwork of Agumon (Black) and BlackWarGreymon is designed to have little touches and flourishes based on the figure itself (most notable in this case is the general proportions of the figures, along with the Agumon art looking to be based on a common press photo of Agumon.) The art on this one looks pretty fantastic showing both characters well, with some really nice flame effects, along with some differences in overall color that make it stand out. That the art was made so that both WarGreymon figures could face off is a nice finishing touch for those who own both.

    It stands out well from many other collector's figures by showing art instead of just showing us the figure.






    The sides of the box feature the different forms of the figure, along with bits of the artwork that go past the front of the box (the flame art from Gaia Force.)





    The top has the logo, along with silhouettes for the figures (along with a touch of elements from the front artwork.) Very basic and nice.

    The bottom has various legal and informational details.

    The only notable difference between Japanese and US figure stock is here. Bluefin, the US distributor for Tamashii products, including Digivolving Spirits, adds a small label with various information they need to include.





    The back of the box features various text and logo touches from the front, along with some nice images of the figure itself.

    Most of the text is in both English and Japanese, and the small amount that isn't is the basic profile information for Agumon (Black) and BlackWarGreymon that we've all seen a number of times.

    On top of that, the background is a nice touch, as it looks to be showing the creation of BlackWarGreymon from control spires.

    No preview of the next figure this time though...





    When the top of the box is opened there are flaps on either side.

    The left flap shows BlackWarGreymon, with the symbol on the cutout appearing to be one of the armor straps. This is included with cut guidelines in case they decide to do a campaign in the future that requires proof of purchase.

    The right flap features Agumon (Black)! Agumon is asking buyers to please fill out the questionnaire that's included with the instructions.


    There is one more flap actually...



    Continuing from previous figures there is a small flap on the top of the box that folds behind the back of the box. Like the other figures, just a little bit of text, and it continues being a bit more personalized to the character...

    Gaia Force!!
    A 100% unnecessary touch that most people will likely never even notice, but continues the tradition of Digivolving Spirits having little messages 'from' each Digimon on the inner flap.




    Then we have the instruction sheet included.




    The instructions are a single sheet printed on both sides, folded in half twice.

    It's in Japanese, but with key bits in English.

    The questionnaire that was mentioned is a link to an online one instead of an actual physical form to fill out.

    One touch that is nice is where they sketch outlines and slightly white out areas they are talking about it to make it extra clear what parts they are referring to.

    The instructions overall appear reasonably clear, but I wish the whole thing was translated.


    Minus a few bits referring to BlackWarGreymon, the sheet is the same one included with the original WarGreymon figure.






    Despite being US stock, this one included the shipping case that it's put in before the shipping box to help protect it during shipment if it's ordered from Premium Bandai. It includes minimal information about the product.

    I took photos and scanned the sides with information because... eh, why not?






    As for the figure itself...

    We have a thread for the figure, and we have people in the community who photograph figures far better than me, and hopefully some good images show up soon.


    But, as is normal, I couldn't help myself to take a few from the figure still in the plastic shell once I removed that from the box.



    Packaged as BlackWarGreymon, the figure is packaged mostly transformed (a few pieces are closed for more solid shipping.)




    Removing the front of the shell lets you more clearly see the figure. The main color of black, along with the specific silvers and golds they chose have a rather bold and striking appearance




    BlackWarGreymon is a pretty nice figure. It's a mold we've already gotten before, but the colors give it a unique and fantastic appearance, and being one of the more popular villains from the franchise, BlackWarGreymon has always benefitted from being able to use the same mold as WarGreymon





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    The US release of BlackWarGreymon is out now and can be bought at Amazon: (affiliate link)
    Digivolving Spirits #08 BlackWarGreymon at Amazon USA
    Japanese orders for BlackWarGreymon have closed.





    And based on prior information, we have some idea what Digivolving Spirits we hope to see soon...

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    The Garudamon/Piyomon figure was on display at Anime Japan 2019 a couple of months ago, so seems likely to be figure 09, even if it hasn't been announced yet.


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    Digivolving Spirits Dukemon, who has been on display at a number of toy shows.

    We've also seen artwork of Lilymon and Zudomon, the last 2 Adventure partners.


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    Artwork and a very early prototype of Ouryumon.

    And from Digivolving Thanksgiving, our first look at a Beelzebumon Blast Mode/Impmon figure.



    Every figure we've seen looks fantastic and I can't wait for more to come out.




    The images can all be found in the gallery.

    The scans are small compared to the master scans I did (the work and backup folder structure for the scans and photos ended up being 11 gigs.)


    Lots of Digimon stuff is coming out soon and supporting us via our Patreon or donations would be greatly appreciated so that we can do more breakdowns and improve the site. Feel free to join us in the Discord if you want to chat about the figure.


    If you want to discuss the figure itself there is a discussion thread here.






    And if you want to order or pre-order other Digivolving Spirits...

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    #01 WarGreymon (Affiliate links):
    Digivolving Spirits WarGreymon at CDJapan (currently sold out)
    Digivolving Spirits WarGreymon at Amazon USA

    #02 MetalGarurumon (Affiliate links):
    Digivolving Spirits MetalGarurumon at CDJapan (currently sold out)
    Digivolving Spirits MetalGarurumon at Amazon USA

    #03 Diablomon (Affiliate links):
    Digivolving Spirits #03 Diablomon at CDJapan (currently sold out)
    Digivolving Spirits #03 Diablomon at Amazon USA

    #04 Angewomon (Affiliate links):
    Digivolving Spirits #04 Angewomon at CDJapan (currently sold out)
    Digivolving Spirits #04 Angewomon at Amazon USA

    #05 Alphamon (Affiliate links):
    Digivolving Spirits #05 Alphamon at CDJapan (currently sold out)
    Digivolving Spirits #05 Alphamon At Amazon USA

    #06 AtlurKabuterimon: (Affiliate links)
    Digivolving Spirits #06 AtlurKabuterimon at CDJapan
    Digivolving Spirits #06 AtlurKabuterimon at Amazon USA

    #07 HolyAngemon: (Affiliate links)
    Digivolving Spirits #07 HolyAngemon at CDJapan (currently sold out)
    Digivolving Spirits #07 HolyAngemon at Amazon USA
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    "BlackWarGreymon is a Mega Digimon who looks like WarGreymon but he's pure evil. His Terra Destroyer attack releases a concentration of one-hundred percent negative energy."

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    It's finally here! Need to buy for sure this one

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    The figure looks really nice. I may have to get it after all! I really hope we see more of the other figures soon.

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    Black wargreymon the existential crisis digimon, I wish he could have come back as black agumon, maybe coming back as meiko’s partner in the future, it would be nice

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