Nendoroid Strength: TV ANIMATION Ver.

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

Christmas is around the corner and instead of going out on Christmas Eve… I’ve decided to have a Blu-ray watching evening in my house! (=´∀`)人(´∀`=)


Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at a figure shipping out from GSC on the 16th December…

Nendoroid Strength: TV ANIMATION Ver.!


When I took a look at the prototype version of this figure for the blog I was so worried I was going to break some of the mechanical bits of her… so I had to be super careful…! (((((;゚Д゚)))))))


Now that I have a product sample I finally play to my heart’s content without worrying!! This is how the packaging looks! ♪


Strength’s stand connector isn’t on her back, but on her head part!


The large hood allows for a very easy and stable connection! But Strength has another way to stand that doesn’t even require the Nendoroid stand!


She can easily balance on her four giant hands! She balances so easily that even someone as clumsy as myself can get her standing up with ease!


Her insane expression can be used for all sorts of poses! (゚A゚;)ゴクリ


Plus… even though they were not originally going to be included, we also included some standard sized hands due to popular demand!


They definitely make for a much calmer looking version of Strength! (`・ω・´)
… But then contrast the calm image above with this one below!


This pose makes use of effect parts to display her in a combat scene!


All sorts of parts to help you recreate your favorite scenes from the series!

Nendoroid Strength: TV ANIMATION Ver.!


She’ll be shipping out from GSC on the 16th December!

At the start of the blog I took a picture of Strength together with a small little Christmas Tree, but I decided to get some pictures with the big one on display in the offices too! ♪

It’s huge!!


It also features the wooser strap from the Shirukuma & wooser’s Chummy Shiruko Set as one of it’s decorations! I decided Strength could become an additional decoration too!


Taken with Ultra Photography Skill: ‘Delicate Balance’

It’s always simple enough to display Nendoroids on your desk, but sometimes it’s fun to experiment like this! A tree filled with Nendoroids would surely be adorable! ((o(´∀`)o))ワクワク

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

\ Here is a hint to the character I’ll be reviewing tomorrow! /

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Anyway, I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

Nendoroid Strength: TV ANIMATION Ver.

Hello everyone!

For awhile I’ve always believed that hoods have the amazing ability to increase the moe level of any character, and hopefully today’s blog will help prove that to everyone!! Here’s s simple character with a hood plus extra long ‘moe’ sleeves… don’t you look at this and feel like you want to protect the cuteness?

… and in the background we have Akiyama peering in like some kind of ghost…!

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Today I’ll be taking a look at this lovely hooded Nendoroid!!


Giant mechanical arms and a black hood?
I can only think of one character that has those, which is of course…

Nendoroid Strength: TV ANIMATION Ver.!!

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From the series that aired during Fuji TV’s noitaminA block ‘Black Rock Shooter’ comes a Nendoroid of the newly designed version of Strength, the character with glaring red eyes who always keeps her mouth hidden with a hood!

Her powerful gigantic ‘Ogre Arms’ are included and are articulated at the fingers for all sorts of different poses – there are a total of four of these gigantic hands to attach, creating some amazing volume! You can even swap out the fingertips to change them into gun barrels and then make use of the included effect parts to recreate epic combat scenes in Nendoroid size!

She’s the 5th Nendoroid from the Black Rock Shooter TV anime, and just like all the previous Nendoroids from the series she is packed with optional parts and extras – she comes with four Ogre Arms giving her an incredible amount of volume! (゚∀゚)

Here is a comparison of the original Nendoroid Strength’s Ogre Arm with the TV ANIMATION ver.’s Ogre Arm! (The lower one is the newer TV ANIMATION Ver.!)


You can even switch out the fingers with gun barrels! ヽ(゚◇゚ )ノ

The gun barrel parts insert into place securely and easily which is wonderful for clumsy people like myself!

The pattern on her outfit has also become a lot more detailed and complex when compared to the previous Strength, but these are not the only part of her that has been upgraded…

Ta-da!


Just like her Ogre arms, her tail has also been made bigger and cooler looking! ♥

Let’s get the head planner for this figure and see what he has to say about it!

*Planning Team Summon: Otanaka-shi *

(・∀・) “The main thing I want everyone to pay attention to is definitely the four Ogre Arms! We really aimed to make them just like the arms from the series!”

(・∀・) “The insane expression that was also seen as a part on the recently announced figma is also included with the Nendoroid! It’s definitely one expression that just had to be included in order to recreate the TV anime version of Strength!”

Being able to pose Strength in her mad pose really is a lovely option!

I couldn’t resist the urge to put the expression on someone else, so I had Nendoroid Sayaka Miki try it on!(ΦωΦ)フフフ

(・∀・) “Next in the works is Black Gold Saw, and we’re making sure that she’ll meet everyone’s expectations! If you’re a fan of the series you definitely have something to look forward to!”

Ooh!! ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ

I get the feeling Black Gold Saw will come out looking gorgeous!! She is such a lovely combination of cute and epic!

Nendoroid Strength: TV ANIMATION Ver.!!


She’s up for preorder as of today!!

Get in contact with our partner shops if you have any preorder or sales queries!

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Finally, a quick notice! (σ・∀・)σ

Today from 19:30 at Shinjuku Loft Plus is…
The figma 5th Anniversary Night! ♪

You can find more details here! ☆

Unfortunately the tickets are already completely sold out, but…
There will also be a live broadcast of the event!!!

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-figma 5th Anniversary Night & #200 Announcement Celebration –
http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv147228259
(Link to the NicoNico Douga Live Broadcast)

More info about the broadcast can be found on the Loft Channel! (Japanese)
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The hosts of the figma Anniversary Night will be Max Factory’s Kaneko Nitohei and our very own Mikatan! I kind of want to go myself too…

I’m also told that today’s blog update on the Good Smile Lab blog features an interview with Kaneko about what will be going on at the event, so be sure to take a look if you’re interested! ☆

Good Smile Lab: http://ameblo.jp/blog-shinsotsu2012/ (Japanese)

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\

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Will the character with the bunny-ear hoodie also be coming soon?!
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Anyway, I hope everyone has a great weekend!!
Planning Team / Kahotan (Blog Update #3!)

1/8th Scale Strength -animation version-

Hi there everyone!
The Mikatan Blog Takeover has not ended yet!

Today’s blog will be taken over by me, Sacchan – yet another newcomer to Good Smile Company! (I started about 5 months ago)

But I don’t even have a camera! I suppose the first thing I’ll need to do is borrow one! (´□`;) But I know that Shuuchan will let me borrow his!

Hirase:
“Use this to change the shutter speed, and this to change the ISO.”

 
Me:
“O-ok…?”
(´□`;)

I think I forgot about 70% of Shuuchan’s explanation, but I’ll give it a go anyway! Today we’ll be looking at this figure!!

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From Black Rock Shooter:
Strength -animation version

Strength is the mysterious character that appears at the start of the Black Rock Shooter anime and watches over BRS’s fight – and now she is here as a lovely 1/8th scale figure! She has a lovely light looking pose that makes it seem like she is floating up in the air. She is heading out to shops very soon, so I thought I’d take a look at one of the samples that arrived here!

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She looks all floaty from the back too!

Strength herself has quite a small build, but her giant arms known as ‘Ogre Arms’ are definitely the biggest highlight of her character! Although the long tail is also very cute!

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A face shrouded in mystery!

Her fringe seems to just cover up the top of her eyes giving a very mysterious feeling – scale figures really are on a different level to Nendoroids or figmas! Her mouth is also subtly covered up by her clothes, adding even more to her mysterious charm. (`・ω・´)

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A close up of the Orge Arm! 

It really is ginormous!! It also has a very realistic metallic feeling to it. (´Д`*) I really expected it to be all cold and metal like when I touched it (´Д`*)

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A close-up of her long, windy tail!

It appears her tail is coming out of her skirt! (*´Д`*) The little white ribbon at the base of the tail adds a strange cutesy feeling to the tail! (`・ω・´). Her bare shoulders and back are also a lovely sight! (*´Д`*)

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My personal favorite part of the figure…! 

Her hidden mouth!!! (゜Д゜)=3
Normally you can’t see her mouth as it’s hidden behind her clothes, but when you make the effor to take a look, it’s just such a cute little mouth! Somehow when a part of the figure is hidden except for at a specific angle, it makes it all the more interesting to look at! Be sure to take a look at your figures from any angle possible! (*´∀`)

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Last but not least, her cute little legs!

The knee-high socks give you a nice look at her thighs, and also come with the same cute little white ribbon to give her that strange cute side once again! The ribbons give her a really girly feeling, but the contrast of that cutesy girl feeling with the huge Ogre Arm is incredible… (*>▽<)

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Strength -animation version-

She’ll be in stores from the 12th September!!

Just look out for the package above! (*`・ω・´)
For sales and order information be sure to contact our partner shops!

I must say, cameras really aren’t that easy to use, are they… I’ll have to work on my photography skills for next time! I’ll see you then!

Next up in the Mikatan Blog Takeover… the baton passes back to Shuuchan!!

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