Only 5 days left until WonFes!!
The 2013 Snow Miku boxes are ready to ship off to events!
The very first place she will be on sale is the Sapporo Snow Festival on the 9th February, and then she’ll be available at WonFes on the 10th!
With today’s review, I’m also slowly but surely running out of WonFes products to review… the event is so close now!
– Winter 2013 WonFes Products –
■ [GSC] Homura Akemi: you are not alone.
■ [GSC] Nendoroid Snow Miku: Strawberry White Kimono Ver.
■ [GSC] Nendoroid Petite: IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls –
Anzu, Kaede and Rika + Live Stage Set
■ [MAX] figma Rin Shibuya
■ [MAX] figma Anzu Futaba
■ [MAX] Tomokazu Seki: Glenfire
■ [Phat] Dekacchu Kirari Moroboshi
You can click above if you missed out on any of my previous reviews! If you’re still unsure whether or not to pick up a certain figure, I’m sure the reviews will help you make a decision! (=ﾟωﾟ)ﾉ
Nendoroid Snow Miku: Strawberry White Kimono Ver.!
Designs for the 2013 Snow Miku were submitted by fans to the piapro website and then a winner was chosen by viewers during a NicoNico Live Broadcast. The winning entry was an illustration of Snow Miku with a slightly more mature air, wearing a beautiful white kimono – which has now been transformed into a Nendoroid!
Her cotton veil can be removed, and she comes with two different hair styles to choose from when it is removed – you can display her with either her trademark twintails, or instead with her hair tied up. Sitting parts are also included for a more relaxed pose, and she also comes a number of items for a snowy day, including an umbrella, a toothpick and a snow bunny.
The first white kimono in the Nendoroid series!!
I’m so glad that Snow Miku was able to be the first to wear such a beautiful outfit! She comes with so many optional parts from big, to small – today I’ll take a quick look at all of them!
This is how the packaging looks!
The ‘double-layer’ blister pack has become a Snow Miku standard now! ^^
You can see just how many different parts she comes with here! The kimono and the headdress did limit the posability of Snow Miku a little, so a number of parts such as the sitting parts and twin-tail hair part were included to allow for more poses! She easily comes with 70% more than standard Nendoroids!
This is how she looks from the back!
She can actually stand without a stand just fine, but a clear stand that fixes her down securely is also included – it’s your choice if you want to use it!
The shape and color of the headdress looks just like a smooth ‘daifuku’, which is the dessert that the illustration was based on!
Be careful when attaching or removing the headdress!
With the cold of Winter, the plastic tends to shrink and harden, which can cause some parts to get stuck and become difficult to remove.
Be sure to heat up the parts with something like a hair dryer, before trying to detach and remove them!
The same goes for the expression and hair parts – but at the same time, make sure you don’t burn yourself in the process!
Also, because she is such a lovely bright white, it also means that other colors will rub off onto her quite easily, so be careful of that too! This year’s Snow Miku is a very delicate flower, so be sure to take good care of her!
Holding her umbrella!
This umbrella was also illustrated by Nijita, the illustrator of this year’s Snow Miku! It’s such a lovely color and the top has little snowflake prints on the top!
This expression is so elegant! She has a little bit of make-up on for a more mature look compared to the standard Miku – isn’t it beautiful?! ｡･ﾟ･(ﾉД`)･ﾟ･｡
Twintails and an an expression with tears of joy!
After seeing this expression, I knew I’d have to keep good care of my Snow Miku forever more!! Looking at this adorable expression makes me want to shed some tears of happiness too!!
You can also see that you can swap our her standard hairstyle for the classic twintails! I love the way they fade from green down to a pale yellow!
A sideways glance, sitting body and New Year’s sake!
An entire sitting body is included to help make up for the fact that the kimono doesn’t allow for all that many poses. She isn’t sitting on her knees, but actually with her legs out slightly to the side in a very cute pose!!
She also has a small dish for some sake and a special arm to hold it up. The arm is actually made for the standing pose, but I managed to get it to fit with the sitting parts as well! The sideways glancing expression was also a part of the original illustration – so many lovely ideas came from Nijita’s illustration!!
Displayed on the included tray!
The whole theme behind this Snow Miku were the keywords ‘white kimono’ and ‘daifuku’, which are normally served on a tray like this – which led to these parts being included as well! Nijita’s illustration also included the toothpick, so that’s why that was included!! It certainly does make her look tasty…!!
But please don’t try to eat her, no matter how tasty she looks!! :P
Mirai-chan decided to try the kimono too!
Being able to switch head parts between Nendoroids is definitely one of my best things about them! Unfortunately Miku’s headdress was made specially for her, so placing it on other characters might be difficult, but you can still have them all try on the beautiful white kimono!! （*´∀｀）
Nendoroid Snow Miku: Strawberry White Kimono Ver.!
She will be available at the WonHobby booth at the 2013 Wonder Festival (Winter)!
There will also be one week of online orders, so if you can’t make to the event, you can also order them online. (But they’ll be made to order, so they’ll only be delivered in June.)
You can find more info on the WonHobby 17 website!
– WONDERFUL HOBBY LIFE FOR YOU!! 17 –
The packaging this time around is also very special!! (`･ω･´)
Nagoya-san from the design team put together a fantastic design for the box! There is a special wrapping around the box that features some beautiful gold text – it makes it look so extravagant!! I’m sure everyone who decides to grab her will enjoy opening up this box!
The final review… is still being prepared!
For the last review related to WonFes, I’ll be taking a look at Seki-sama’s Glenfire figure, as well as the goods that will be handed out at the event!
This photo shows Matsuda-san from the design team hard at work trying to put the last few details together so I can do my review… I wish him luck, as there really isn’t much time left!!
But anyway that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛