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Hinagiku Katsura Nendoroid by Max Factory

July 20, 2011 By: Nopy Category: Figures

front view of Hinagiku

I’ve had these pictures for months and Hinagiku for much longer, so I think it’s about time I finally wrote up a post. For those of you who don’t know, Hinagiku Katsura is a popular tsundere from the anime Hayate no Gotoku. She’s the student council president and excels at sports.

This nendoroid is my first from Max Factory. All of my other nendoroids have been from Good Smile Company or Phat, so it’s interesting to see what differences MF adds to the mix. Below are usual 360 shots.


Flandre Scarlet Nendoroid by GSC

June 05, 2011 By: Nopy Category: Figures

Flandre Scarlet is by far my favourite Touhou character, so getting this nendoroid from Good Smile Company was a must for me. Flandre is the younger sister of Remilia Scarlet and is also a vampire. She lives in the basement of the Scarlet Devil Mansion and has immense destructive powers. Her first appearance was in Touhou Project: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil as the extra boss. This nendoroid of her was released in January 2011 and like all of the other Touhou nendoroids, is a “For sale in Japan only” item.


Haruhi Suzumiya Nendoroid Disappearance Ver. by GSC

April 18, 2011 By: Nopy Category: Figures

Its been a week since my last post and some of you may have noticed my absence online except for twitter, but there are several reasons for that. First is that I’ve been busy checking out the new anime this season, I think I’m just about through all of them. Secondly, classes are all done so all that’s left are exams, which I need to study for. Third, I’ve been rejected from the graduate schools I applied to, so I was feeling a bit down for a few days. On the bright side, I have a full-time job ready for me, so I’ve been looking into how to negotiate my salary and benefits. The average engineer-in-training here starts off making about $66k/year so I’m hoping to get around that much.

Enough about me though, I’m sure you guys are more interested in another nendoroid post.

Haruhi should not be a stranger to anyone, so I don’t think an introduction is necessary here. I skipped out on the original Haruhi nendo, but decided to get the Disappearance version because I love Haruhi with long hair.


Yuki Nagato Nendoroid Disappearance Ver. by GSC

March 27, 2011 By: Nopy Category: Figures

I never liked the first set of Haruhi nendoroids that Good Smile Company produced, overall they looked dull and I didn’t think they captured the essence of the characters. That’s why I was really happy that they decided to release a new set of nendoroids based on the movie The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. Yuki was the first nendoroid released, and the promo shots looked good so I preordered her (yes, I’ve had her for a long time now).

In case you haven’t seen it, Yuki is the main female star of the Haruhi movie, which was why her nendoroid was released first. Her standard out-of-the-box look includes her winter coat, a scarf, and a pair of glasses. Her coat sways to one side to make it look like it’s blowing in the wind, which has its upsides and down. It looks better than just a plain coat, but on the other hand, Yuki will always look like she’s out in the cold so people who like to pose their figures in little figure houses will be disappointed.


Touko Amano Nendoroid by GSC

March 06, 2011 By: Nopy Category: Figures

If you’re a regular reader here, you’ll know that I absolutely loved the Bungaku Shoujo OVA and the Bungaku Shoujo movie, so there was no way I could pass up a chance to get this nendoroid of Touko Amano, the title character of the series. Touko is described in the Bungaku Shoujo light novel series as both a beautiful, delicate high school girl, and as a book-eating goblin. In order to capture both aspects of her, GSC has included quite a few accessories, making her box slightly larger than most nendoroids’ boxes.


Remilia Scarlet Nendoroid by GSC

January 21, 2011 By: Nopy Category: Figures

It’s been a long time since I’ve written about any figures, and that’s because of three reasons: a) I’m cutting back on figure spending (they’re crazy expensive), b) I have nowhere to put them now, and c) I haven’t been able to get around to taking any pictures. However, I do have a bunch of nendoroids I just opened so you can expect to see them in the coming weeks. The first one is Remilia Scarlet from Touhou Project. All of the Touhou nendoroids are Japan-only releases, so it’s a bit harder to get a hold of them. My previous Touhou nendos were all bought while I was in Japan, Remilia was ordered online.


Azusa Nakano Nendoroid by GSC

September 04, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Figures

For my first figure post in a long time, I have Azusa Nakano from K-ON. This figure isn’t from the first batch of Azusa nendos since they were sold out by the time I decided to buy it. I had considered buying Azusa for a higher price, but instead I decided to wait and hope that GSC would make some more and they did. When preorders opened for the second batch, I made sure to place my order early. This is my first K-ON figure and will probably be my only one. Like everyone else, I was crazy over K-ON when it came out, but by the time they started making nendoroids, I was already getting tired of the series. The only reason I got Azusa was because of “Azu-nyan” pose.


June 2010 Figure Acquisitions

August 01, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Figures

Since I’m feeling lazy, I’ve decided to cover all the figures I got during June in one post. Some of these were from my Japan trip while others were preorders that arrived while I was away. The ones from Japan are the Reimu, Marisa, Sakuya, Sanae, and Sumomo nendoroids. The Fate nendoroid, Bakemonogatari nendoroid petits, Seitokai no Ichizon figures, and Ruri were all waiting for me at home when I got back at the end of June. I could have picked up everything in Japan instead of preordering, but that wouldn’t have left very much room in my luggage. That’s why I decided to just get the Touhou nendoroids since they’re hard to find online. Sumomo was an impulse buy, so I had to find some room for her in my luggage, luckily everything just barely fit.


Nanoha Takamachi Nendoroid by GSC

July 25, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Figures

It’s been months since I’ve done a figure review, so before I do my posts about my Japan trip, I thought I’d cover the Nanoha nendoroid which I got back in May. Nanoha comes with the standard three faces, but rather than include extra limbs in different positions, GSC decided to just include another pair of hands. This doesn’t mean that she can’t make good poses though, because she also comes with two versions of Raising Heart and Yuuno in his ferret form. She also has two sets of wings that can be attached to her feet. As always, here are the shots of her regular pose from different angles:


Luka Megurine Nendoroid by GSC

May 09, 2010 By: Nopy Category: Figures

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.


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