Nendoroid Wakana Sakai

The soon-to-be-released products have arrived! ヽ(゚∀゚)ノ
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I actually get quite nervous every time I first introduce everyone to a product, as well as whenever it’s time for a new product to release. When it’s a product that I’ve been in charge of, I get fidgety and nervous all day long…

But anyway, a load of early release samples have arrived today…
so this week will be full of reviews! (=゚ω゚)ノ

That does mean that prototype reviews will be on hold for awhile, but there will still be a couple of products being announced from other companies, so you should still keep your eyes on the GSC site!!
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From TARI TARI:
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!
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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!
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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
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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
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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!
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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!
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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!
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From TARI TARI:
Nendoroid Wakana Sakai!

 
She’s shipping out from GSC on the 11th April!
Get in contact with our partner shops if you have any preorder or sales queries!

 
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!! (・∀・)ノ゛

 
 
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