After the release of Nendoroid Remilia Scarlet, Remilia’s little sister Flandre also got her nendoroid release. And since they are sisters, and that I’ve got Remilia already, I will just have to get Flandre as well to complete the pair. Just like Nendoroid Remilia Scarlet, it was only available from four different shops Niconico Chokuhan, Animate, Gamers, and Tora No Ana. And just like Remilia, I ordered from Animate and got it forwarded to me by Tenso. Now I’ve got two Scarlets with twice the vampire power!
Nendoroid Flandre Scarlet by Good Smile Company. (ねんどろいど フランドール・スカーレット). Original sculptor JUN (E.V.). Released on January 2011 with MSRP of ¥3,000.
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Volks’ new Dollfie Dream body is named Dollfie Dream Sister (DDS) and it’s 50cm in height compared to Dollfie Dream Base Body II’s height of 60cm. The first two dolls release in this body is Touhou Project’s (東方Project) Hakurei Reimu (博麗霊夢) and Kirisame Marisa (霧雨魔理沙). I’ve been sportting Marisa’s DDS banner on my blog for some time now and of course I had Marisa ordered last year. The order for the Touhou DDs started on September 19, 2010 all the way to October 24, 2010. The doll is only being produced based on the orders placed. The price for the doll is ¥58,800. There’s also a short wig for Marisa at ¥5,040 and a Touhou Accessories Set at ¥4,725 available to be ordered during the ordering period. The Touhou dolls started shipping on February 25, 2011 and mine is among the first batches being shipped out. And after a week worth of waiting for the package to be delivered in Japan and then forwarded from Japan to North America, I finally got my first Dollfie Dream Sister doll.
So here it is, my quick unboxing of Touhou Project Dollfie Dream Sister Kirisame Marisa. Here’s what the box look like. Apparently the pair of ribbons that secures the doll to the cardboard carrier are both broken presumably during transport. But the doll is pretty tough. I don’t see any significant damage, so all is well.
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I have indicated in my post on Nendorid Hakurei Reimu and Kirisame Marisa that I have ordered Nendoroid Remilia Scarlet. Remilia Scarlet like the other Touhou Project Nendorids are only available in a very limited number of shops. And like other Touhou Project Nendoroids, none of the shop will ship overseas. So the list of shops that one can order Remilia from is Niconico Chokuhan, Animate, Gamers, and Tora No Ana. I got mine ordered at Animate back in April 2010. And now it has arrived.
Nendoroid Remilia Scarlet by Good Smile Company. (ねんどろいど レミリア・スカーレット). Original sculptor JUN (E.V.). Released on September 2010 with MSRP of ¥3,000.
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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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