I recently shared with you my review of Kotobukiya's Hetalia: Axis Powers One Coin Grande Box 1 of figures, but today you'll get to see who's enjoying themselves inside Box 2! This was the box I originally bought first, if for nothing else, but because Austria was inside and he's my absolute favorite.
You know how much I loved the first set, so join me as I gush all over the second set as we go on an adventure with some adorable countries!
Looking above we have ourselves another adorable box, this time featuring Prussia and showing all the rest of the cute countries. Just as with the other box, inside it will hold nine other boxes for you to open up and see who you get.
This round the box is pink, again featuring Prussia like the larger box did. It shows the rest of the figures you can get in the box, as well as teasing the secret figure again. I really like this, as at least you get a chance at guessing who the secret figure could be.
The figures were packaged the same as they were the first time with the bubble wrap and clear plastic, but this time several of the figures need a little help getting their parts together. Hungary is one of said countries, and she'll need you to put her arm on before you reattach her head. Her arm just fits into a tiny hole in the side, while her hat stays on magnetically, just like the stand. I absolutely love the use of magnets in these pieces!
We've got some of the lesser known, but just as loved characters this go around. Starting from left to right we have; Finland, Sweden, Canada, Prussia, Holy Rome Empire, Chibitalia, Greece, Austria, Spain and Hungary.
I thought the details in the first set were remarkable, but I was completely blown away with the pieces in the second set. We can easily say these 2.5 inch figures are one of the purchases that have made me the happiest in the trading figure world.
We'll start with my favorite group in the show, which would be Austria with his household of himself, Hungary, Holy Roman Empire and Chibitalia. In a surprise turn of events, you actually get two secret figures with this set. They still come together in just one box, but you'll get Holy Roman Empire and Chibitalia together if you grab the secret box.
Next up is Finland and Sweden. Although Finland says it isn't true, Sweden is for certain that Finland is his wife. He actually was afraid of Sweden at first, but they've warmed up to one another and get along quite well.
Poor little Hungary thought she was a boy for the longest time, so imagine Prussia's embarrassment when he got beat up by a girl when he tried to mess with Austria!
Marriage can always be an interesting thing, just ask Austria. Both his ex, Spain, and his current, Hungary, came together in this box, so you can only imagine the debacle that was.
Now the cutest couple in all of Hetalia would have to be, without a doubt, Holy Roman Empire and Chibitalia. They love each other so much, and there's just so much cute between the two of them it could make you just squeal yourself into oblivion!
When poor Italy was split, Spain took over the south and kept Romano, while Austria kept Little Italy with him. The brothers didn't get to spend much time together, but even though South Italy often gets mad and frustrated over North Italy, Feliciano is always more than eager to spend time with his older brother.
I'll admit my cheeky fangirl self does have a favorite group, and that would be the Bad Friends Trio. France, Spain and Prussia together are some of the funniest things I've ever seen online, so it was an easy pick for me to just fall in love with the group.
We finally have poor Canada, who most of the countries have a habit of forgetting about, including his brother America. Canada constantly gets blamed for things that America starts just due to the fact that they look similar, but they spend a lot of time together and deep down really care for each other.
Another surprising friendship is that of Japan and Greece. Both of them love kittens and so they hang out a lot discussing their loving friends. They both have a rich history that are interesting in their own right, so they have plenty to talk about.
Now for the more angry of the groups, those who were part of Germany. Prussia, Germany and Austria all have charm to them, but they're definitely somewhat testy. Stay on their good side and you'll have some loyal friends.
As if it needs to be said, I would suggest whole heartedly that you get your hands on this set if you can. I love Hetalia, I love these figures and can't find a single thing wrong with them that could make you second guess buying them. They retail at ¥6,120 and Hobby Link Japan still has them in stock. What are you waiting for? Go buy yourself a couple boxes filled to the brim with adorability!