Its been a while since my last nendoroid post, but they’re still the fastest growing part of my figure collection, I just haven’t gotten around to writing about them. Originally released in January 2010, this Luka Megurine nendoroid was hard to come by since she was sold out in most places. I managed to get my hands on one a couple months ago, and I was really excited to be able to add another Vocaloid to my collection.
The picture above is of Luka’s standard pose. I was impressed at how well they were able to match Luka’s outfit in nendo form to what it should look like, but the paint job could have been a bit better. It’s not immediately obvious, but some of the paint seems to have splattered onto adjacent areas which is not something you’d expect from a company like GSC.
One thing I didn’t notice until I had played around with the figure for a while is that the long clump of hair on Luka’s left side is actually adjustable. You can rotate it in different directions, allowing easier replacement of the arms. If you look at the above picture, you can see the point where the hair rotates about.
Like many other nendoroids, the back of Luka’s head is pretty featureless. One thing I’d like to point out is that Luka’s stand holds her by the bottom of her skirt rather than her legs. I didn’t particularly like this design since Luka was more prone to falling over.
I love the detail on the control pad thingy on Luka’s right arm, but besides that, there isn’t really anything different about this side from the other.
Of course, being a Vocaloid, Luka has got to come with a face for singing.
She also comes with several arm parts to allow you to make different poses while she’s singing. You know how singers are, they have their arms flailing everywhere.
The only word I can think of to describe this face was that it’s “interesting.” I’m not exactly sure what kind of emotion (if any) it’s supposed to represent. Personlly, it looks like some kind of alien.
When aliens come to enslave humanity using the power of music, I’m sure they’ll be bringing along their pets with them. Anyone who follows Vocaloid will know about Tako Luka (aka Octo-Luka), which is basically Luka’s head and an octopus rolled into one. Tako Luka was one of the main reasons why I wanted this figure, it’s just one of those things that’s so weird but so cute that you have too have it.
Overall, I was pretty happy with this nendoroid. Not only do you get the faces you would normally expect for a character, but you also get one alien-like one and a Tako Luka figure. As I mentioned before, the only downsides are the paint job and the stand; however, this nendoroid is a lot more detailed than most so naturally it’d be harder to paint perfectly. If you are a Vocaloid and nendoroid fan though, this is one figure you don’t want to pass up.