Hello everyone!! Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)
I want to change my work desk into a kotatsu! The cold weather here in Japan has been continuing for quite awhile now – I hope everyone is keeping warm!
Today I’m going to be taking a look at…
Nendoroid Snow Miku: Crane Priestess Ver.!☆
Snow Miku performing dance and prayer dressed as a priestess!
All of her optional parts and face plates were revealed last week together with the opening of the WonHobby site! Tori Bird has also made a video that takes a closer look at the figure!!
Let’s start with a look at the packaging! (っ’ω’)っ))
A clear box covered in snowflakes with a special wrapping in the centre!! The red and white design with the decorative cord make for a very elegant package!
This is how the packaging looks from the back! ♪
A couple of posing examples together with an explanation about Snow Miku!
Snow Miku is a character designed to enliven the Winter of Hokkaido. She was originally created due to a snow sculpture of Hatsune Miku made at the 2010 Sapporo Snow Festival, and has been a part of the ‘SNOW MIKU’ festival in Hokkaido every year since. The 2018 theme for Snow Miku is ‘Animals of the Winter Hokkaido’.
The design this time around was based on this illustration by Taichadon! The illustration also features on the back of the packaging! ε-(o´ω｀o)
It’s quite a different style of packaging to standard Nendoroids! ☆
Remove the center label to reveal Miku covered in snowflakes!
As you can see there are all sorts of optional parts! The blister pack comes with two different layers in order to fit them all in! ♥
▲ The torii archway and paved road really stand out!
These two parts can be placed together to make a rather large display base like so! (*´ｪ`*)
The snow parts along the edges can be removed or moved into any position you like! ♪
As she comes with a broom you can even pose her sweeping away some of the snow! (●‘∀‘●)ﾉ”
As you may or may not have noticed, she also comes with a rather special round base that allows her to easily be displayed on this paved area! ☆
Using this base you can pose with in all sorts of poses without ruining the atmosphere with a full-sized Nendoroid base!
As with most Miku’s you can balance the Nendoroid on her hair, but I would recommend you make use of the base both to keep your figure safe as well as have a more dynamic and stable pose!(∩・∀・)∩
The sleeves of her outfit are based on the appearance of a red-crowned crane, the Hokkaido animal that this design was based around! ☆
As usual, Rabbit Yukine is also included to be posed together with her!
Note the iconic coloring of his ears…
… and the rather warm looking cape he is wearing!
He also comes with an alternate sitting body for different poses! Miku herself also comes with many more other parts that bring out the “priestess” side of her design, including a cypress stand, kagura bell and folding fan! The bell has real ribbons tied along the end for all sorts of posing options!
She also comes with a crane made from ice!! (｀・ω・´)ゞ
Obviously it’s not really made from ice, but makes use of a translucent material to capture that icy appearance! Even though it is even smaller than Rabbit Yukine, the attention to detail is lovely! ♪
You can even pose Snow Miku holding the crane like this! Simply find the pose that you think suits her the best!!
Be sure to add the 2018 Snow Miku to your collection!
Nendoroid Snow Miku: Crane Priestess Ver.!☆
This item will be available in the following ways:
*Max 2 Available Per Person. Stock is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Preorders will be open from 18th February 2018 (Sun) from 16:00JST until the 27th February 2018 (Tue) at 12:00JST. Products will be made to order, with an expected release date of July 2018. → GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP Product Page
SNOW MIKU 2018
10th February 2018 – 11th February 2018
*An exchange ticket is REQUIRED for purchase.*
Finally, Hamako (@gsc_hama) took some lovely outdoor photos so I thought I would share one of them on the blog!★
A mystical photo of Miku enjoying the snow! (´□｀｡)
I think I should get out and do some more outdoor photography too! ♪
We are currently running a little survey over on the WonHobby site! ★
Three lucky fans who complete this survey will receive one Nendoroid or figma of their choice as a prize! (っ’ω’)っ))
Preorders for many products at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP are closing soon! Here are the products closing on the 18th of January 2018 (JST)!
Most Good Smile Company products are made to order, so if you want to be sure that you get your hands on them preordering is always the safest bet! Make sure you don’t miss out! (∩・∀・)∩
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