Thanks very much to my wonderful boyfriend, I now have a custom Macross Minmay DD! One of a kind made by a dealer, there will never be another one like her. I love the colors and the artist did an amazing job. Everything from the eyes, wig, and face up are all custom done by the artist.
Nendoroid play sets have a tendency to not only sell out quickly after being announced, but to go up in price quite dramatically after a short period of time. I unfortunately have missed many sets, but I was lucky enough to get a hold of a Classoom play set before it sold out on Amiami this time around.
I was pleasantly surprised by a lot of the different things you could do with the play set. Not only does it look great with Nendoroids and have a ton of extra space, but it's easy to put together and it also can have a second level or other building sets attached to it. There are a lot of possibilities here. I will be looking into purchasing more play sets as soon as I have the funds available. Hopefully, Goodsmile will continue to produce more!
Yesterday I was delighted to finally receive several things I had ordered! I won a huge lot of eyes from Y!Japan, a nice outfit lot with about six different Volks outfit sets, and a Chopin Bean (Dearmine) that I can't wait to take more pictures of when it warms up a bit outside. For now, I have some pictures of some updated Dollfie Dreams as well as the Chopin Bean. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to get more pictures, including of some new Nendoroids!
The MDD is one I've had some trouble with for a long time. I've had different heads on the body, different wigs, different eyes.. but I've never quite had this doll exactly where I want her until now. With the new outfit, cute Dollpa exclusive red/purple eyes, and the wig she currently has on - I feel like this is exactly what I wanted.
Speaking of dolls that I've had trouble with, Rei Ayanami is also one that has not gotten a whole lot of attention. I got her brand new, and upon assembly just couldn't quite find myself liking her as much as some of the others. I told myself if I have to sell a doll, unfortunately she would probably be the first choice. Until now, that is. Now the decision would just be difficult , period. With new eyes, new wig, and new outfit as well I think I've finally found something that fits her how I want. The type 1 body she has really isn't an issue, as you will see in the pictures it's still strung tightly enough to pose without a stand.
Chopin Bean is adorable, and I love everything about him. From the eyes to the wings, tail, and ears... he's super unique! To be honest I'm not sure if he's based off of an animal, or some kind of legend, but he has a lot of characteristics similar to a small dragon. I missed out on him when he was originally released, being seasonal only.
DearMine is one of the few BJD makers who consistently produce anthro BJDs, one of those being the axolotl Lupy! This year DearMine released Lupy once again, in Cool version with Ash Skin. I ordered both versions, and had the face ups done on both as well. The lighter colored Lupy has the special Moonstone eyes.
When I first saw the Nendoroid Co-De series I wasn't sure what to think. Were they going to be full Nendoroids, or more like Nendoroid petite? The stands threw me off as well as the larger size of the characters. As it turns out, Nendoroid Co-De is more of a mix between Petite and regular full size Nendoroids.
They really don't have much posability, besides the head moving slightly. They are Nendoroid sized, and some parts may be interchangeable though as of yet I stll haven't tried.
Anyway, I was more than happy to invest and see what they were like for around $20 a piece.
Windwaker was one of ( if not the) first LoZ games I ever played. It quickly became on e of my favorites, and still is to this day. When the Link Windwaker Nendoroid came out I was super excited, and of course wanted other characters from the game as wel. I'm happy to finally have Zelda in my Nendoroid family as well!
Zelda comes with an extra set of hands for Link, as well as a sword and shield for him; this follows Goodsmile's standard process of including new parts for a past Nendoroid in newer Nendoroid boxes. Of course those parts have to be from the same series. It's nice, but at the same time it can be kind of frusturating if the other Nendoroid is a rare one. I believe this version of Link may actually still be available from varoious retailers - but potential buyers beware he is commonly reproduced in China and knock off versions are extremely easy to come by.
Regardless, I'm happy to have both Link and Zelda Windwaker Nendoroids!
On a side note, have I ever mentioned how much I despise Nendoroid stands?
The Kirby Nendoroid is a little bit different from your typical Nendoroid. Rather than having a face or feet that are connected by joints, all parts are magnetic - with the exception of twist on faces. I actually really liked this characteristic of the Kirby Nendoroid.
Kirby is an adorable Nendoroid, and comes with a ton of extra accessories !
I've gotten Figuarts characters before, but my collection is severely lacking in that department. After finding Blaziken for about $10 on Y!Japan, I decided it was time to expand!
He doesn't come with much - just a stand. However he is fully pose-able and even his fingers are jointed. The stand is pretty neat too!
Now I just need to figure out what I did with the Pikachu Figuarts figure I ordered last year about this time!
Though I've gotten figures from Phat! collabs before, this is the first larger figure I've gotten - not to mention first in the Parfom line.
I love the details, I love the faces, and I love how cute the characters are. The amount of accessories is awesome, and the sturdiness of the figure is great. However, there is something about the molding and the plastic that I just don't quite like. Immediately upon opening one of the small gold things on the extra set of hands came off with barely a touch. The parts were difficult to fit together, and the stand didn't want to work with the body.
I don't know, it's possible I just needed to be a little bit more forceful with everything, but I'm always afraid of breaking things. Either way I am happy with this figure, and I got her for a great price. However, I can understand why Parfom isn't a super well known brand yet. I would love to see it expand in the future, and I'll definitely be buying more if they come up cheap enough. The character design is great.