Review: Nendoroid Dead Master

   So exactly when my nan called me upstairs for supper, the doorbell rang and my pop answered it. It was my lens (Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro). I ran upstairs immediately, opened the box, took out the lens, ate my supper, and got all my things ready for this review. Five minutes of tearing apart a dryer sheet later, I started taking pictures.


Sorry for using a black background, but I like it. (^~^)

As you can see, she is movable and uses the new Nendoroid stand. One problem I encountered is that the littler stand part that connect to DM is either too long, or her stand-hole isn’t big enough. This is only a minor problem, though somewhat annoying. For posability, I’m giving her a 9.5/10, only losing marks because of the stand problem.

Dead Master comes with arms galore (seven I believe), 5 legs, FOUR faces, 2 fringes, 2 skull minions, 2 stands for them, the base, the stand, and the rest of the stuff. Accessories automatically gets 10/10. Good job GSC!

More shots….

So here’s her default face. I love the detail they put into the eyes, especially for one of the pairs that I will show you in a bit.
Also, I forgot to mention above, the packaging was marvelous and there was barely a scratch done to the shipping box itself. Shipping gets 10/10.

The sculpting and paint job on this figure is excellent as well. The green highlights in the hair add an extra eeriness to her.
Sculpt gets 10/10.

Now for playability. Since she IS a Nendoroid that only has so many arm positions, she loses a point, but this figure is definitely one of the best for playability. Playability gets 9/10.

This is the stinky dryer sheet I tore apart for the photos. The smell was so bad that I had to turn on a fan and almost resorted to opening a window.

This is my favourite pose. Best ever.

I have a horror story for the end of this post, and it will possibly break your hearts… wait, no. It will break my heart, since it happened to me. ( ; _ ; )

LOOK AT THAT DETAIL!

This photo is possibly the new banner. I just need to photoshop it and crap.

Finally, the chibi face.

All and all, this is an amazing figure. I highly recommend it even if you haven’t watch Black Rock Shooter, she makes an awesome Halloween decoration.
So, to tally up the score, the final score for Nendoroid Dead Master is (does math) 9.7/10 or 97%!
This is the first figure to beat Figma Rider’s score… something isn’t right… (*~*)

  So now onto the horror story. As you know, I just got the lens. WELL, after the pictures were taken, I went downstairs to show my nan the awesome quality of the photos. I decided to take some pictures, but when I went to do it, the camera wouldn’t take any. I tried switching to Manual Focus, but the cap wouldn’t slide all the way. I think my lens that I had for an hour is broken. ( ; _ ; )

  Someone help?
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Review: Figma Black★Rock Shooter

So here she is! Finally! Okay, so I got a Facebook noticed from Sean, the owner of The Lair, and he told me that there was a figma waiting for me there. I don’t have my licence yet, so I had to wait until my dad came home, and then I asked him if I could go driving (I have my permit).


So after making a trip to The Lair and back, I immediately rushed upstairs and started to take pictures.


So here she is: Figma Black★Rock Shooter!

I really love the packaging on Black★Rock Shooter. It really brings the figurine to life right from the box. As well, the box was in excellent condition, and I love it when my boxes are in excellent condition. C;


Packaging and shpping: 9.5/10 (I ordered her in August, lol)



 So here are the things that come with BRS, including the awesome OVA. Figma BRS comes with 2 figma stands, one claw for one of the stands, chains, 3 faces, 2 front hair pieces, 10 hands, 1 black blade, 1 rock cannon, 1 figma bag, the OVA, and, of course, BRS herself.


Accessories: 10/10 What else could you ask for?




 Here comes the hard part: rating the figure itself, the playability, and the overall score. Lets that with playability.


I found that compared to my Figma Rider, BRS seems a lot more stiff (which is both good and bad). This causes some poses to be hard to replicate, as well as the fact that it takes me about 20-30 minutes to put her into a pose with the Rock Cannon.

I cheated in the photo above actually. The are isn’t connected to Rock Cannon, but just touching it. This is because I became really frustrated. 


Playability: 8/10 (It’s not 7/10 because of the fact that she has so many accessories AND she goes perfectly with Dead Master).

Now, let’s move on to Black★Rock Shooter herself. I knew that she was going to be a small figma, but DAMN, she is tiny compared to Rider! Besides that, she is beautifully sculpted, and so are her accessories.
One thing I noticed is a few marks on the emotionless face, which I need to remove (I don’t know how to do it though…)


Scuplting: 9/10


So here is a pose that is similar to the one I have her in at the moment, though the pose at the moment is a lot better.



Overall, I’m giving BRS a mark of 9.125/10, or 91%.


Do I recommend her? I do if you are a fan of the OVA, or Vocaloid (since she was “Dark Miku” for a while until some things were clarified, and now she’s only related to Vocaloid because of the song). As well, I recommend buying Dead Master and Black★Gold Saw when they are released, so that BRS isn’t alone.