Today I will be reviewing the HMO Miku Nendoroid from Hatsune Miku Orchestra Vocaloid. Vocaloid is a synthetic vocal program that allows the user to choose a character to sing their song for them. I have never used this program, but this Miku nendoroid was just too cute to resist.
I bought her at a local anime store for $60. She was released on 1/31/2011 and is Good Smile Company Product.
Packaging: She comes in a typical nendoroid box, all of which are great boxes for storage or display. This box is green.
Stand: Her nendoroid stand is quite sturdy but very plain. Its a clear plastic with the same type of movable arm to hold the nendoroid that BRS has. While these types of stands are better for holding the nendoroid steady, the old style underneath the skirt or clothing stands looked better (esp for photographs). One of the nice things about Miku is that she can stand fine without a stand due to her pigtails.
Accessories: This nendoroid comes with a ton of stuff. I do not have another nendoroid that comes with more! She has extra long sleeve arms, hands, 2 extra faceplates, 2 keyboards, 1 drum set, 1 flute, 1 megaphone, sunglasses, extra headphones with cables, and 2 leeks that seem to serve as drumsticks.
Sculpt: The sculpt is quite excellent. She is really adorable and her slightly curly hair looks great. Her legs are also less stubby looking than some other nendoroid’s legs. My only problem with the sculpt is that her pigtails are a little loose and tend to fall off, and the hand replacements for the long sleeves don’t stay well either.
Paint: This is extremely disappointing. She has a lot of paint flaws for a nendoroid. Note that not all HMO Miku’s will have this problem, but quality control seems to be at an all time low these days. There is a huge scratch across her eye, and some black staining on her torso. Plus there is some slight bleed in the lines of her dress. I noticed the scratch in the eye before I bought her but decided to get her anyway.
Poseability: This is a very pose-able nendoroid, because she has the super-moveable designation. This means she has more joints than a normal nendoroid. Her knees bend, her elbows bend, and there is a joint in her torso. Her pigtails also have some points of articulation. Not only is this nendoroid super movable, but she also has alot of accessories that allow for a wide variety of poses.
Overall: This is a very cute nendoroid, she’s fun to play with and photograph. This was a complete impulse buy for me, as it was not on my wishlist of desired figures. However, if i could do it all over again, I would buy her just the same =).