Wednesday, April 10, 2013

317: Figurines - Preview: Weekly Compiled of recent previewed/announced items

Nendoroid Leonmitchelli Galette des Rois
From the anime DOG DAYS comes a Nendoroid of Leonmitchelli Galette des Rois, the leader and Princess of the Galette Lion Army’s Territory!

The magic battle-axe, Granvale, as well as a sword and shield are all included for her to wield into battle – and she can also ride into battle on her trusty cercle mount, Daumas! Be sure to display her with the previously released Nendoroid Millhiore F. Biscotti!

She has a birdy, just like Millhi!! Σ(゚∀゚ )

Leo is the third Nendoroid from DOG DAYS, and just like Millhi she comes with her birdy, Daumas! Millhi’s bird mount was a beige color and looked very similar to a certain other yellow birdy that likes grasses, but Leo’s is black instead, which contrasts so nicely!! (・ω・)

This is how the packaging looks!

The blister pack is really big, but the main reason for that is of course the giant bird! She also comes with sitting parts, two weapons and a shield!

Equipped with sword and shield for battle!

This pose also makes use of her angry expression to show how determined she is to win the fight! I always fall for the girls who have that look of determination in their eyes!!

The sculpting and paintwork as a whole is very detailed, but I want to highlight her outfit and the sword in this photo, just look at the detail! The armored areas on her arms and legs also make use of a glossy paint to make them look for metallic! I’m certain fans will be quite happy with how she has come out!

The magic axe, Granvale and Emblem Arts!

Nothing beats cute girls with giant weapons!! You can have her hold the battle-axe in a single hand like in the photo above, or instead have her holding it in front of her, ready to strike, by using the included bent arms. You have so many different options to choose from when deciding how to display her!

She can also ride Daumas!!

Just like Millhi before her, she can ride on her mount! You simply need to remove the tail part and then switch to her sitting leg parts – plus she can balance on the mount just like that, even without a stand! (If you’re worried about her falling over, you can still make use of the stand too!)

She looks so content and happy riding on Daumas’ back! It’s so cute!! (*゜∀゜)=3

Others can also take a ride!

I just reviewed Nendoroid Wakana Sakai yesterday, and she conveniently comes with sitting parts which work nicely for a riding pose! It’s strange to see Wakana in a fantasy setting, but I think it makes for a really cute photo!

A special stand for Daumas is also included for aerial poses like this!

Daumas’ legs, arms and neck are also all articulated, you can create some really interesting poses! The birdy mount is pretty much another whole Nendoroid, so I highly recommend this to people who like birds, or just animals in general!

You can see a picture of both the birds together over in the prototype review:

Nendoroid Leonmitchelli Galette des Rois!

She’s shipping out from GSC on the 11th April!

From Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A’s:
Nendoroid Fate Testarossa: Blaze Form Edition
From the popular ‘Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A’s’ comes a fully posable Nendoroid of Fate Testarossa! Be sure to display her together with the previously announced Nanoha Takamachi to recreate various battle scenes!


She’s just as cute as always!! (*゚∀゚)=3

She’s wearing her brand new outfit and equipment from the movie – just look at those thin red lines all over her design!!

This is how the packaging looks!

You might think there are too few parts, but you need to remember that Fate-chan is a fully posable Nendoroid! You don’t need a bent arm or leg part to make certain poses, you can just bend them into whatever pose you’d like!!

Here’s an example…!

Without having to swap out a single part, I was able to transform Fate into this adorable pose!! Everywhere is articulated – her twintails, neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, thighs, knees and even her ankles! They can move around in so many different ways allowing you to create the pose you want!

Bardiche in Zanber Form!

A lovely big sword for Fate to swing around!! Plus you can have her hold it in just one hand, or in both! Having her hold the sword while making use of the shouting expression creates a more serious looking pose for combat scenes.

But even the serious Fate still looks adorable!! (*゜∀゜)=3

Her cape can be removed!

This allows you to show off a little more while still keeping her as cute as ever!

While Nanoha came with a smiling expression, Fate instead comes with this calm expression with closed eyes. Their expressions really match together nicely, so be sure to let them play together!

This is how she looks with Nanoha!

If you’re a Nanoha fan I’d definitely recommend displaying the two of them together! It’s just not fair to Fate to leave her alone after all she has been through! They have to be together!!

Nendoroid Nanoha was released last year in December and was also fully posable – the two of them look amazing posed together, no matter how you choose to display them!

From Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 2nd A’s:
Nendoroid Fate Testarossa: Blaze Form Edition

She’ll be reaching wholesale stores on the 15th April!

Nendoroid Wakana Sakai!
From the anime series ‘TARI TARI’ comes a Nendoroid of Wakana Sakai, one of the members of the ‘choir, but sometimes badminton club’. A complete Nendoroid-sized piano as well as sitting parts are included, which allow you to pose her playing the piano.

The fountain from the ending theme of the series is also included, so you can choose to pose her sitting there as well! Even her beloved cat Dora is included, together with a bowl of food to keep him happy!

The use of color is exquisite!!

One of the distinguishing things about the TARI TARI anime was it’s use of such gentle, relaxing colors! The same gentle colors looked great on the prototype, and they still look just as amazing on the final product!

Not to mention the detail on some of the smaller things – just look at the tiny ‘goldfish-like thing’ attached to her school bag, or the patterns on her cat, Dora! They’re both so amazing!

This is how the packaging looks!

Whilst she only comes with two expressions, she comes with a load of other optional parts!!

There are big parts like the piano and a sitting body, as well as lots of smaller parts like bent arms and her school bag! If you remove the legs from the sitting body and put them on the standing body, they can also act as bent legs!

Sitting at the water fountain!

This part is included to recreate the popular scene from the ED theme where the characters all sit around a circular fountain! There is a transparent rod included in the bag of the base which allows you to recreate this pose and keep her perfectly stable. The same part is used for the piano chair!

Take a look at the little creases on her skirt, or her adorable little feet! They look so amazing in this pose!! (*゜∀゜)=3

Time to feed Dora!

Wakana-chan keeps a cute little kitty named Dora who is included with the Nendoroid! A cat-food bowl as well as a spoon are also included, allowing you to pose her giving Dora some food… just look how content Dora looks now!

By the way, when I did my review of the prototype I mentioned how Dora’s paw pads were actually sculpted onto the figure – the final version still has this needlessly detailed sculptwork even on areas that can’t normally be seen! They aren’t painted, but you can actually see the sculpting is different for the paw pads! Be sure to take a close look if you decide to pick her up! (・ω・)ノ

The long-awaited grand piano!

This is definitely one part that I’m over the moon to see! A piano and chair the perfect size for a Nendoroid!! Σ(゜∀゜ )

If you want to use the chair without the stand like this, a short transparent rod is included specially for that! As long as you’re a little careful with the angle her head is at, she actually sits quite stably!

The piano has a lovely shiny finish!!

Not to mention the inside has been painted a gorgeous gold! Unfortunately you can’t open and close the top of the piano, but the work that went to it is still amazing… it’s hard to see it as just an optional part to the figure!

Pose other characters at the piano!

It’s obviously best for characters that include sitting parts, but other characters with skirts can also kind of be posed sitting at the piano like this! (there will obviously be a couple of characters that won’t be able to do it though…)

Just make use of the transparent rod if you’re worried about stability!

Nendoroid Wakana Sakai!

She’s shipping out from GSC on the 11th April!

From Sasami-san@Ganbaranai:
Nendoroid Sasami Tsukuyomi!
From the anime series ‘Sasami-san@Ganbaranai’ comes a Nendoroid of the shut-in main character, Sasami Tsukuyomi! The tassel of her nightcap is fitted with a joint for some extra posing options, and the nightcap can also be completely removed! She even comes with an attachable strand of sticking-up hair to complete her cute curly-haired look when not wearing the hat!

Special parts are also included to display her sitting with her laptop on her knees! Other optional parts such as headphones and her ‘Brother Surveillance Tool’ are also included, allowing you to recreate a number of scenes from the series!

She looks so cute in those pyjamas!!

It’s a very unique design, and I have to say that Nendoroids in pyjamas are rather rare… particularly when they include a nightcap as well! The outfit makes her look so adorable!! I think I understand why her brother loves her so much!

This is how she looks from the back!

The nightcap is fitted with joints at the base and halfway down the tassel. This allows you to pose the nightcap at the right angle to suit any pose or expression! It’s also quite amazing how you can convey certain emotions just by changing the angle of the nightcap sometimes!

She comes with a sleepy expression!

This half-asleep expression suits Sasami-san’s shut-in personality perfectly! Just look at the way her mouth is posed open a little bit… it really gives you that feeling that you’re getting to see her true self just as she just woke up!

You can make use of the bent arms included for cute posing just like this!

Sasami-san’s embarrassed expression!

This expression is based on when Sasami-san panics about something embarrassing and kicks her brother out! I’d want to be kicked out often if I got to see this cute expression each time!!

The photo here also makes use of crossed arm parts holding her shoulders which just adds to the pose! You could also use the two straight arms and pose her as if pushing something away!

Sitting parts, a laptop and headphones!

She comes with so many different optional parts! You can choose between having her stand or instead sitting with her knees up like this! Lovely!! The laptop that featured in the series and the headphones from one of the key visuals are also both included!

Finally, the ‘Brother Surveillance Tool’!

This glasses-like device allows Sasami-san to track her brother wherever he goes! Now she can always know exactly where and what her brother is doing!

The nightcap can also be completely removed!

She also looks super cute without the nightcap!! Just look at how lovely that curly hair looks! Everything about this lovely little Nendoroid is sculpted so perfectly – I’m certain fans will be happy with her! If you’re one of those fans, don’t forget to get your preorder in!

From Sasami-san@Ganbaranai:
Nendoroid Sasami Tsukuyomi!

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Reiya 零夜 (Jo)

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