It's sunday again and I promised myself that I would make this a weekly blog. Otherwise I would run out of material to cover very soon. This week some of my long awaited packages arrived, including my lenses for both my Anya Alstreim and Chrome Dokuro cosplay. The Loveless DVD complete edition also arrived, but I have yet to watch it. Last but not least my new Haruhi Suzumiya nendoroid arrived. I managed to find these girls for quite a bargain. Even though I have yet to watch all episodes from the anime of Haruhi Suzumiya I really do like their character designs.
First a loot picture;
Well, this friday a package arrived, I wasn't at home so my dad was there to accept it. I hadn't bought anything from HLJ, yet a package from them was waiting for me?!...... I was really excited and quickly openend the package, it contained my Haruhi nendoroid. It seems the person I bought these cuties from had a spare HLJ box and shipped them inside it! haha... I really thought I had won something! XD
Here's some pictures and my commentary of my newly aquired nendoroid.
They also are of a somewhat bigger size than most of my nendoroid and therefore will not be able to share facial expressions.
First up is Haruhi;
I like her facial expression best out of these three. Her hair look great too, with a lot of detail especially on the ribbons. The ears however are hard to pose and the joints are too loose. It is also quite difficult to pose her since her balancepoint seems off. The stand didn't fit as well as I hoped and thus she topples over very quick.
Here are Huruhi's scores;
Sculpting; 7/10, the joints are too visible on both the ears and the legs.
Painting; 9/10, I could find no blemishes or paint chips, but the shading could've been better.
Posing; 5/10, she was horrible to pose, her balance is way off and there could've been more facial expressions and extra hands.
Stand; 6/10, nothing out of the ordinairy. A simple nendoroid stand, which didn't fit her right.
Enjoyment; 8/10 even though she was horrid to pose she looks great when I finally got her to stand.
But there are two more girls to review so up to girl number two;
Which happens to be Asahina Mikuru.
Here are Mikuru's scores;
Sculpting; 7/10, The hair could've been more detailed and the joints of the ears and legs are too visible, but the detail on her suit is better.
Painting; 8/10, there are no visible blemishes or paint chips, the colors are very nice, but it could've been shaded better.
Posing; 7/10, I didn't have huge problems to get her on her stand, though she misses facial expressions and extra hands.
Stand; 6/10, it is a standard nendoroid stand, but it would've been better if it had actually fit her.
Enjoyment; 8/10, I didn't have the posing problems and thus I was able to quietly look at her beauty very quick. She looks great!
There is one girl who hasn't been in the spotlight yet and it's Nagato Yuki! ^-^!!!....
Her pose is different from the two other girls and in my opinion the leg joints aren't as visible with her as with the other two. Her hair looks greatly detailed from the front, but leaves room for improvement on the back. Her facial expression is one that fits with her character, but is kind of boring none the less.
Overall she is the best nendoroid of the three girls when I look as posing and enjoyment, mainly because I had no trouble getting her onto her stand! XD
Here are Yuki's scores;
Sculpting; 8.5/10, her hair is detailed from the front, but not from the back. ZHer joints are better however.
Painting; 8/10, Colors suit her well, but the shading could've been better.
Posing; 8/10, even though her pose is very static, she was easy to pose. Very easy to vary in the stand of her ears and arms.
Stand; 6.5/10, nothing special apart from the fact that it fits her perfectly! ^-^
Enjoyment; 7/10, she is not as sparkly as the other two, but the fact that she was easy to pose and that I don't need to worry about her toppling over, makes her very enjoyable!
As I said before, the girls come with some extra parts. Here is a pic;