I’ve ordered the third volume of “The Melancholy of Haruhi-Chan Suzumiya”, the parody/comedic version of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The limited edition came with a short “The History of Itsuki Koizumi“, and what interests us, a petit nendoroid of Yuki Nagato as an otaku. This is especially interesting to me, as while I don’t speak Japanese, I certainly can’t read it!
BTW, I also got a copy of Tony Taka‘s “Shining World” artbook, so that’s what Yuki is standing on sometimes :)
First, the box. The box is sturdy, looks nice and minimalist (Mouseover for ALT-text when there are no captions).
And because how can I pass on this opportunity, the front-cover (in its box-cover thingy), Tony Taka’s book:
Ok, time to get down to business, of which there wasn’t much, seeing as the petit figures come with a minimal number of items, so I’ll show you what was inside the box!
Now that this is out of the way, let’s see what we got, figure wise.
Taking Yuki out of the box, there are plastic wraps in her joints, probably so nothing would be harmed, that’s the glint you see.
And now you get to see her bits. Only when removing her arms can you really see the lapels underneath, of the neckline. The arms don’t move much, so it’s pretty moot.
Nothing is ever perfect, and as you can see from the following picture, while Yuki is as adorable (and expression-less) as always, the bunny ear-muff is not even close to touching her right (our left) ear…
There’s this green cat/frog thing that goes on the headphones. It has a groove at its bottom that allows it to latch on. The center of the headphones are a bit too wide for it to sit there comfortably, so it’s a bit to the side. This is all pretty small, look at my fingers for scale.
And with the headgear from the side; slightly annoying how from the side it looks as if her eyes are closed, and we’re seeing her eye-lashes.
I almost forgot! Scores! (Ok, I forgot, this was edited in!):
I’m pretty sure this is also Good Smile Company.
Sculpt: Hm, it’s pretty simple, but as a petit nendoroid, this is to be expected. The limited manueverability on the arms is a bit chaffing, but I am going to dock it points for that awful gap between the earphone and the head. 3/5.
Paint: I like her eyes, I like that she is detailed beneath her book. I give it 4/5 because there’s nothing wrong, but it’s actually 2.5-3, in terms of “Nothing special, nothing extra-ordinary”, there was just nothing to dock it for. In the end I did decide to dock it one point, the “No mouth” is a bit much.
Accessories: I think the headset is adorable, the frog-cat is nice, and the headset serves a double duty for hiding the gap. I don’t have any other petit nendoroids though, and don’t know how to compare, so I’ll leave this one empty.