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!)

Nendoroid Strength

Hi everyone.

Good Smile is doing there utmost to keep releases and announcements up to date, but things like transportation problems may get in the way, so bear with us if some things get delayed!


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Of course, I’m trying to keep the blog up to date too!

In the hopes that I can bring a smile to everyone who reads it!


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That said, let’s move onto today’s figure review!
The 4th Nendoroid in the BRS series:

Nendoroid Strength!

Strength is a mysterious character that featured very briefly in the Black Rock Shooter anime – she was watching over one of Black Rock Shooter’s fights. Just like the previous Nendoroids from the Black Rock Shooter series, she also comes with a huge weapon! This time some very unique weapon at that!!


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This is how she looks from the back!

If you look at the bottom you’ll notice she also has a little tail! Does anyone remember the tail…? ^^

It’s also a posable little tail, so you can swivel it around a bit so it suits whatever pose you need.


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Her weapons are giant mechanical arms!

They are called ‘Ogre Arms’. They look super cute in Nendoroid form, and really make her noticeable.


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Plus they are fully posable!!
 
There are joints on the elbows and all of the fingers! They really move around however you need them to!

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    /  (○)  (○) \   “You’ve outdone yourselves!
  /  ///(__人__)// \    …I can’t wait to try it!!”
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   \      ゛ー ′   /
    /      ー‐  ィ


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Now let’s take a look at the optional parts!

Lifted shoulders and bent legs!

A separate set of shoulder parts lets you pose her with her arms more extended out. The Ogre Arm itself is also really posable so the combination of the two let you take all sorts of different poses.

The figure also makes use of the same stand as the previous BRS Nendoroids – a checkered base with a posable arm, which allows you to pose Strength is dynamic mid-air poses like the one above!
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She also comes with normal arms!

As I mentioned above the Ogre Arm really makes her super noticeable… but without it she becomes super adorable!
 
It would probably also be interesting to attach just one of the Ogre Arms and let the other one stay as a normal arm. (Although I only thought of that after taking all the photos.. ;_;)


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It wouldn’t be a BRS Nendoroid without…

The famous CHANxCO Face!
There are even extra parts to recreate the CHANxCO pose!

The new expression, new hair parts, new arms and even an extra lower body!

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This is the original illustration!

The illustration was drawn by CHANxCO specially for the release of Nendoroid Black Gold Saw!

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Noo!! Gold Saw-chan has been sent to China!

You’ll just have to enjoy a picture of these three instead… They’re so cute!!

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The 4th BRS Nendoroid:
Nendoroid Strength!

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She’ll be on the GSC site on the 31st!

For ordering details or questions please check out our partner shops.

All of our future products may be delayed due to shipping problems, planned blackouts and circumstances with the shipping companies, but we will strive to keep them all on the same schedule they are currently on. It’s hard to determine how things will turn out in the current circumstances, we hope everyone will understand!
 
 
 
That’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow!  (・∀・)ノ゛

 
 
 
 
* Please note that this blog’s contents is originally written for a Japanese audience and is then translated for our foreign customers. All pre-order and release dates are the Japanese dates. Also note that not all products can be sold in certain areas

(C)huke / B★RS Project