22 October 2014

Nendoroid Shimakaze



"A second release already!? Of course! I'm always the fastest!"

From 'Kantai Collection ~KanColle~' comes a Nendoroid of Shimakaze, one of the cutest and fastest battleships you'll ever see! Shimakaze includes various optional parts including three of the cute 'Rensouhou-chan' naval artillery cannons!

- Good Smile Company


It is that time again when we take a look at another character figure release by Good Smile Company! We take a look at Nendoroid Shimakaze, one of the most popular characters from the Kantai Collection ~KanColle~ series.

Photo: Cover Photo of Nendoroid Shimakaze Feature Article @ Project JeForceX


The Packaging

Photo: Front View of Product Packaging for Nendoroid Shimakaze

Good Smile Company has been changing the design of their product packaging for the Nendoroid series of characters, with each new iteration being almost completely different from the one before.


Photo: Front (Left) View of Product Packaging for Nendoroid Shimakaze

There are rounded 'windows' at the side of the box with the name of the character right in the center.


Photo: Rear (Left) View of Product Packaging for Nendoroid Shimakaze

When I first started collecting character figures, many avid figure collectors have been advising me to open the product packaging from the bottom instead of the top, otherwise to never open the box at all.


Photo: Rear View of Product Packaging for Nendoroid Shimakaze

What kind of unspoken rule or tradition is that? If that is the case, how do I take the character figure out of the box?


Photo: Rear (Right) View of Product Packaging for Nendoroid Shimakaze

It was later revealed that these 'avid figure collectors' are actually hobby traders who value the Mint-In-Sealed-Box (MISB) status of character figures so that they can sell it off later at a higher asking price for profits.


Photo: Front (Right) View of Product Packaging for Nendoroid Shimakaze

Since I am a character figure collector who does not have any intention of selling them, the MISB rule does not concern me at all. However, if someone is willing to buy used character figures off my collection, I am open to negotiations about the selling prices. The last I checked, there are no traces of white-sticky-liquid kind of substances found. ^^;

The Figure

Photo: Front View of Nendoroid Shimakaze

Nendoroid Shimakaze is well-sculpted in its own way of the super-deformed (SD) art style.


Photo: Front (Left) View of Nendoroid Shimakaze

While it cannot achieve as much poses as its flexible Figma counterpart, Nendoroid Shimakaze still has its own charms.


Photo: Rear (Left) View of Nendoroid Shimakaze

The skirt is kind of too short that her butt-cheeks and panties are revealed even at the eye-level angle. ^^;


Photo: Rear View of Nendoroid Shimakaze

The figure support base is a lot smaller than Nendoroid Kongo even though she has quite a number of gun turrets.


Photo: Rear (Right) View of Nendoroid Shimakaze


Photo: Front (Right) View of Nendoroid Shimakaze

The Signature Poses

Photo: Nendoroid Shimakaze posing in the midst of a naval battle!

There are two different types of gun turret accessories for Nendoroid Shimakaze. One with the floating ring, and one without.
Following the suggested poses on the product packaging, the smaller gun turrets are supposed to be suspended in mid-air with the figure support stands.


Photo: Nendoroid Shimakaze and her gun turrets damaged after a naval battle.

When Nendoroid Shimakaze gets damaged in a naval battle, one of her panty strings get torn, the bottom half of her shirt disappears, and the gun turrets get their barrels bent. ^^;

Round-up: Nendoroid Shimakaze

Photo: Nendoroid Shimakaze becomes part of the defense force against the forces of gloom.

Nendoroid Shimakaze has joined the defense force, together with her new comrades, to battle against the forces of gloom in the perpetual war. Figma Eren Yeager who was last seen as a part of this line-up went outside the legendary wall to hunt for and slay more gloomy titans. ^^;

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