I love finding great deals on dolls, but every now and then, I splurge. For me, Enterbay's Real Masterpiece Kevin Durant figure was a splurge. I tried to talk myself out of wanting him. I tried to let some time pass in the hopes that I would forget that I wanted him. Weeks later, I still wanted him. So, he's mine. I did find him at a slightly discounted price.
The box is large and heavy, which gave me the feeling of anticipation that I was in for a treat.
And I definitely was in for a treat. This figure comes with 2 head sculpts (a serious face and a posing face - both an amazing likeness), a 13" body with 30 points of articulation, 10 interchangeable hands, a Spalding basketball, an NBA MVP trophy, an authentic uniform with socks and sneakers, a pair of basketball tights, and a stand.
Here he is out of the box. My photos do not do him justice. The detail on this figure and his accessories are incredible. His 30 points of articulation allow him to pose very realistically, and he's able to hold his poses well.
Here's a close-up. The head sculpt is hand-painted with what is described as a newly developed "multi layer" paint application.
Here's a look at his second head sculpt. I was thinking of getting a second tall body for this sculpt, but I don't know if I want a figure to permanently have this expression on his face. On the other hand, I don't really see myself swapping out the head on this figure with any regularity, so I may as well get the extra body so that this head won't go to waste. What do you think?
His lower body poses very well. He has double jointed knees and his joints are nice and stiff, so he can really hold a variety of poses very well. He can even hold a squatting position. The appearance of his double jointed knees does not bother me, but if they did I could simply put his basketball tights on him to cover them up.
Here he is holding his trophy. As with all of his accessories, the trophy is very realistic and detailed.
Here he is in a seated position. You can kind of see the NBA logo on one of his socks in this shot. I tried to get a good clear close-up of his socks and shoes, but failed. His shoelaces look real, but they are plastic (which is good for me because the older I get, the less patience I have for tiny doll shoelaces). Both socks have the NBA logo. His black socks have not stained his legs or feet.
Kevin is the tallest of my 1/6 scale guys. It looks to me like Darius Reid is looking a little sad in the photo below. Perhaps it's that he's not used to looking up at someone. Or could it be that he senses that his position as the favored doll in my collection is now tenuous at best?
My tall ladies are thrilled to have another tall guy around (and such a handsome one, at that).
Overall, I am thrilled with this figure. He is sturdy, well-made, realistic, aesthetically pleasing, and basically everything that I want in a doll. The only downside is that I will have to search very hard to find clothes for him to wear. I'll accept that challenge, though.
I am disappointed with my photos for this blog entry. Normally I think that my photos are okay for the purposes of this blog, but I really wish that I could show you the detail that I see when I look at this figure. I don't have the lighting or the equipment (or the skills) necessary to truly capture all of the details and the wonderful quality of this figure.