Saturday, March 7, 2009

Nendoroid Yoko



Yesterday Nendoroid Yoko from Gurren Lagann arrived at my door. I had pre-ordered her from Hobby Search months ago and almost had to cancel her. Luckily that didn't end up happening and now she graces my shelf. She is still available at the time of posting this, if you decide you want her you can order her here. Her cost is 3,167 Yen.





Yoko comes with 5 arms, 4 legs, and 3 faces, and her scarf. She also comes with her extra long gun and some orange tinted shades. The gun can be taken apart as shown with included instructions, and it also comes with an extra strap. The shades attach to the underside of her front hairpiece. Her ponytail is also removable and articulated. I'm quite impressed with the level of detail in this Nendoroid, though it doesn't come as much of a surprise anymore. Yoko's stand is clamp style so it grips around her hips/waist. I especially like her angry face. She looks like she's about to kick the living crap out of my other nendos. She's a little top heavy like most nendos but that's easily fixed with the grip from her stand. I can't see a need for much improvement, aside from maybe her bangs being a little more flexible. They get in the way a bit, otherwise no complaints here. If you're a fan of Nendoroids or Gurren Lagann I can suggest picking this figure up.






If you haven't seen Gurren Lagann, I can highly recommend it. It has plenty of action, comedy and some drama, hell even the music is good. Of course primarily it's a mecha anime, but I can suggest this anime even to those who don't find mecha appealing. It's definitely a one of a kind epic anime. O.k, so you can tell I like it. I wanted to include the first opening but there seems to be a ton of fan made versions and I can't seem to find the original, so you'll have to look it up yourself, sorry.

15 comments:

Lightosan said...

Nice review im not going to get this one because im going to buy black hair shana figma.... great review!!! I love her angry face too cute

Snark said...

Bloody hell...I was just about to order a new figma from HLJ when I had to see your Yoko review...

Now I don't know what to get! You've put me into a quandary Persocom! A quandary!

Lightning Sabre said...

I actually canceled my order of Nendo Yoko from Hobby Search... and pre-ordered it from HLJ instead for the cheaper SAL shipping ^^;

But because of that I haven't got mine yet since HLJ is on a break or somethin...

gordon said...

first nendoroid with bikini. nice. ('~')

phossil said...

She looks kawaii with the glasses ^^

Q said...

Nice Yoko there~ GSC's nendoroids are usually in good quality and details for their chibi sizes ^^;

Argh still haven't finished Gurren Lagann. Got to finish the second arc soon or later. -_-

M12 said...

Yoko's expression in the second photo is ridiculously cute @_@. It's also adorable how the gun is almost bigger than her. These nendoroids are damn cute XD!

Kazearashi said...

Ugh, I feel really sad that I could not get this one... xD Canceled it on the last minute because I got sudden shortage lol... D=

I guess I'll just pass on her since I don't really collect Yoko figure... x3

lovelyduckie said...

I almost canceled her but then held onto her. I hate how that little clamp around her waist looks but I'll just hide it with her gun :)

meronpan said...

aaaaa mine is still in her box, so busy lately ^^;;;

love how she looks... i admit i bought her solely for her angry face + shades + gun... kawaiiii~ ^^

Fariz Asuka said...

I love when she wears the glasses and holding her signature sniper.. Nice pictures.. ^^

Rin said...

NENDO!!!!!!
I want to buy her...sadly I'm currently saving up for my trip to JAPAN...
It looks like I have to get her there...

acesan said...

Awesome you reviewed her also a while back ^_^

Definitely one of the best nendoroids eva

Blowfish said...

Nice! Ill get her if i have some spare cash the next month^^

GL...I loved the first part of the series for beeing different and hated the second part for beeing another one of those epic we fight for humanities sake kind of mecha animes.

Tommy said...

Nendoroid Yoko is so cute! I got her a few day ago and was really happy about it. I did not order from Hobbysearch or HLJ. I brought her in my local mall.

Still playing with it to see what pose can she do.