Okay, it’s time for my first Nendoroid review! I recently got Miku Hatsune: Project DIVA, so I thought she was a fitting character to start with~ I’ll throw in the Petit Nendoroid that game with the game as a bonus~
Let’s start with the bigger of the two. I really like Miku, because she doesn’t need the base she comes with; you can use her twintails to balance her!
She comes with some extra’s many Nendoroids seem to come with: 3 faces, an extra arm and leg. The last two are bended to make some other different poses. Of course, she also comes with a leek, but also with an extra hairpiece. The last one is for the Hachune-mode, so the hair doesn’t cover her eyebrows:
Her twintails are attached to her head with one pin, which can bend on the tail part. This isn’t the BEST solution however, one of the tails is pretty loose, so I used my old trick of kneedable eraser again (just like I did with Mikuru’s guns) to secure it more~
Actually, she looks pretty cute without her tails, too! Kinda tomboy-ish, don’t you think?
Time for the Petit one! She’s exactly the same, except that she’s… well… smaller 8D She also doesn’t come with any extra’s. This is my only Petit Nendoroid, so I’m not sure, but I don’t think any Petit comes with extra’s, right? They all come in those small boxes, like gashapon:
Her tails are connected much better though, they used ball joints for her. This does mean you can’t pose them in any way like the bigger one, but it does stay in the way you want.
And, what a surprise! Even Nendoroids have the nice extra feature to remove the skirt. It’s so wrong, the Nendoroids like so young, for starters. But anyway, here’s some pics:
Even the Petit one!
…She doesn’t seem to care though~
This concludes the review for today~ They’re both really awesome, and they’re easy to pose, thanks to the tails. I can suggest this Nendoroid so any Miku fan, but if you want to get it off eBay, be very careful. Miku is so popular she’s the most bootlegged Nendoroid by far! However, if the seller posts actual pictures of the product they’re selling, instead of stock photo’s, look for the eyes! Did you see in my review pics, when she has her mouth open, she looks to the left? The bootleg actually looks forward, while the face with the mouth closed looks to the left! They switched the eyes around!
Here, I just searched for “Nendoroid Miku” on eBay, and the first hits were all fakes, compare them to my own photo’s. Look for the combination of eyes and mouth!
Update: As pointed out in the comments, it seems the new wave of bootlegs has the eyes fixed, but the paintjob seems to be just as bad. Thanks for the heads-up Cherri! 😀
The bootlegs are also really glossy. I know, on my photo’s she looks like she’s shining too, but I have to take photo’s under bad lighting and with a very old camera (looking for new one~). Anyway, she isn’t supposed to shine like that! If you really aren’t sure, just look for the eyes. I haven’t seen Miku bootlegs yet with the eyes right. If the eyes ARE right and you still aren’t sure, then I suggest to NOT buy it. If you found one like that, I’d like to see it too, so feel free to leave it in the comments~ I got mine from Archonia.com, which I’ll always trust, but with all the fakes around I really can’t suggest getting it from sites like eBay.