Nendoroid – Tohou Project’s Hakurei Reimu & Kirisame Marisa

The Touhou Project, for those who don’t know is a Japanese games series that’s primary danmaku (弾幕 which literally translates to bullet curtain) scrolling shooter. The game is developed by a single person: ZUN of Team Shanghai Alice (上海アリス幻樂団). It’s called danmaku because the screen is often filled up with bullets that you have to dodge in between. Even though I’m not all that good with these shooter games but I do love to play them. I find these games to be much more challenging and enjoyable than a lot of today’s games where graphics is everything while the game itself offers no challenge to the player in one form or another.

Good Smile Company started to make Touhou nendoroids in 2009. The first one is Hakurei Reimu, However, it was only offered during Comiket 76 (August 14-16, 2009) as well as on a few online shop that does not ship outside of Japan. It can also be ordered on a handful of Japanese online shops that also doesn’t ship outside of Japan. Because of that, I didn’t get my hand on it. Soon more Touhou nendorids were released. In January 2010, Good Smile Company released Hakurei Reimu’s friend Kirisame Marisa as a nendoroid. And with that, I finally geared up and bought both Hakurei Reimu and Kirisame Maris off Yahoo Japan Auction. Another Touhou character that I liked, Remilia Scarlet, will be released as a nendoroid in September 2010. I’ve got my order placed with one of the online shops she’s available in and had it shipped to a package forwarding service in Japan so that I can finally get my hand on it for a more nominal price.

Okay let’s start with Hakurei Reimu. Here’s her box shot. As you can see she’s pretty old. Nendoroid series #74.

Nendoroid Hakurei Reimu by Good Smile Company. (ねんどろいど 博麗霊夢). Original sculptor Nendoron (ねんどろん). Released on August 2009 with MSRP of ¥3,000.

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Nendoroid – Takamachi Nanoha & Fate Testarossa

Just days ago I posted my long over due Alter Takamachi Nanoha Stand By Ready PVC. I’ve got more Nanoha goodies piled up here that went unopened for some time — Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Takamachi Nanoha and Fate Testarossa.

Nendoroid Takamachi Nanoha The Movie 1st Version by Good Smile Company (高町なのは) Original sculptor Yoshio (よしお) [LOUGH]. Released on February 2010 with MSRP of ¥3,500.

Box shot.

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Alter Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st Nanoha Takamachi

So here’s a figure that has be sitting in the box for a while waiting for me to find the time to take photo of her. Ever since I purchased Alter’s Fate Testarossa and Yagami Hayate figure. I always wanted a Nanoha figure to go with the two. And of course it must be a Nanoha figure of a equivalent size so that it can be displayed beside Fate and Hayate properly. And of course Alter delivered in the form of this Alter Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st Nanoha Takamachi Stand By Ready.

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st Takamachi Nanoha -Stand By Ready- 1/7 PVC by Alter (「魔法少女リリカルなのは The Moview 1st」 高町なのは -Stand By Ready-). Original sculptor 爪塚 ヒロユキ. Released on March 2010 with an MSRP of ¥9,800. Notice this is the same sculptor that sculpted Alter’s Fate Testarossa and Yagami Hayate.

Here’s the box shot.

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Chogokin VF-27 Gamma Lucifer Valkyrie

In anticipation of Macross Frontier movie, not only did Bandai re-released all of their Chogokin VF-25, they also released a new VF-27γ Lucifer Valkyrie. This fighter belongs to Brera Sterne, Ranka Lee’s older brother. And since I already own VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Saotome Alto Custom, I want to make sure that the next Valkyrie that I own is a bit different form VF-25F. This VF-27γ is the perfect one for me. Ever since the Macross Frontier anime, its delta wing design has captured my attention (I always loved the delta wing designs in fighter jets). So now it’s releasing as a chogokin toy that’s fully transformable, I just had to have it. Luckily AmiAmi is doing 50% off shipping promotion right now and so EMS shipping from Japan seems really cheap even for a heavy item like this.

Bandai DX Chogokin VF-27γ Lucifer Valkyrie Brera Sterne Custom (バンダイ DX超合金 VF-27γ ルシファーバルキリー ブレラスターン機). Released on February 2010 with a MSRP of ¥16,800.

Here’s the box shot. Much smaller and simpler box when compared to the VF-25F Super Messiah Valkyrie Saotome Alto Custom.

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Bandai Chogokin Fireball Drossel

Drossel von Flügel is the main character in the Toei and Disney Channel’s Fireball anime shorts. There’s already a Figma Drossel, a Nendoroid Drossel, and the Fireball Winter Package DVD that comes with a special ski version of Drossel. Even though I like Drossel’s design I never got the original figma release because it seems to be very flimsy. Despite I love nendoroid, the nendorid Drossel is actually one of those that I really don’t like. Nearly all of the nendoroids release so far are cuter than their normal counter part. Such cannot be said for drossel. The only thing I liked about the nendoroid Drossel is the fact that it’s got the LED lights in her eyes. Now this, Bandai Chogokin Drossel, is probably the best drossel released. Combining everything. The joints are metal and feels solid, has just about all the accessories and parts that was seen in the anime. And best of all, her eyes lit up just like the nendoroid.

Bandai Chogokin Fireball Drossel (バンダイ 超合金 ファイアボール ドロッセル). Released on February, 2010 with MSRP of ¥7,980.

Here’s the box. Front and Back.

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