Nendoroid Madoka Kaname: Maiko Ver.

They’re here!!! ━(゚∀゚≡(゚∀゚≡゚∀゚)≡゚∀゚)━━!!!!!


Just like yesterday’s Nendoroid Nana-sama, I’ve really been looking forward to getting my hands on these two Nendoroid samples!!

I was never able to take a look at their prototypes, so I’ll be going straight into a sample review this time around!

I’m not sure which one I should review first… but I suppose the best way to do it is to go in order of their Nendoroid numbers – which means today will be…

From Puella Magi Madoka Magica:
Nendoroid Madoka Kaname: Maiko Ver.

From ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’ comes a Nendoroid of Madoka Kaname dressed as an elegant maiko. She comes with three different expression parts including a standard expression, a smiling expression and a gentle expression with closed eyes.

Optional parts include a Grief Box as well as two Japanese umbrella parts. She also comes with alternate sitting parts, which you can use together with the gentle expression to create a cute bowing pose. It’s a different appearance for Madoka, but one that fans are sure to enjoy!

This one photo is enough to show off just how cute she is!!

I don’t even think I need to continue with this review! This photo is more than enough to convince everyone to get this one!! Just look how adorable she is!!!

However! Making adorable girls look even cuter is my job, so let me get started!!

This is how the packaging looks!

There are so many different parts!! It’s completely filled with goodies!! (((゜Д゜)))

So much different stamp printing must have been needed to create the patterns on each of those kimono parts!! Plus she also has a couple of large optional parts including a Japanese-style umbrella and sitting parts!!

This is how she looks from the back!

None of the official photos actually show this side of Madoka… which is a shame because even her sash has such a beautiful pattern on it!! It makes me wonder how many different colors the kimono alone is making use of!!

The right sleeve here is using four different colors alone which means at least four different stamp prints are needed… but if thats just one sleeve then how many are needed on the entire figure?!

But the kimono is definitely not the only highlight… take a look at the paintwork of the scrunchies used to tie up her hair! I’m always so proud of GSC for putting so much effort into the smallest details like this!

An elegant pose with the umbrella!

Using the included bent arms you can pose her holding the open umbrella! Combined with the smiling expression it creates a really beautiful, gentle pose that suits the kimono-look perfectly!

As far as articulation goes, her hips are fitted with a rotating joint allowing for her to twist her hips for various poses, and her feet can also be moved around a little like the above photo, which makes it look like she is walking!

As she is wearing a kimono you so the poses aren’t amazingly dynamic, but it’s easy and stress-free to get her into some lovely poses like the one above!

A closed umbrella is also included!

I always love having choices like this! It’s particularly nice for those people who don’t have a lot of space, but still want to display her with the umbrella!

Plus if you swap out the hand parts, you can also have other characters hold it – there are so many different options!!

A gentle bow using the sitting parts!

Sitting parts have become a staple of Nendoroids wearing a kimono! By swapping out her shoulder parts you can also pose her in this gentle pose – bowing down to greet you!

Isn’t she cute?! Not to mention extravagant!! (*゜∀゜)=3

Smiling while holding the ‘Grief Box’!

A special box filled to the brim with goodies, produced by Gekidan Inu Curry! Any fans who were lucky enough to get their hands on this must-have item are probably still amazed at all the goods inside!!

Unfortunately you can’t actually open up the Nendoroid-sized version, but you can still have Madoka hold it!! ^^

Madoka trying out a white kimono!

The red umbrella actually matches very nicely with the white kimono! (´∀`)

This kimono body of course comes from Nendoroid Snow Miku: Strawberry White Kimono Ver., who is currently being manufactured for all those that ordered her back in February! She should be ready to be shipped out to everyone soon, so please be patient just a little while longer!

From Puella Magi Madoka Magica:
Nendoroid Madoka Kaname: Maiko Ver.

She’ll be on sale first at Japan Expo, Anime Expo and CCG EXPO, with online orders coming afterwards for those who can’t make it to the events!

She’ll be up for preorder at the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP from the Monday the 8th July until Monday the 5th August 2013! Note that orders from the online shop are only scheduled to ship out in October 2013. Be sure you don’t miss out, as you might not get another chance to get hold of her!! (`・ω・´)

 
– GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP –
http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc

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

 
 
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