Review: Kotobukiya’s 1/8 Riannon

  While in St. John’s for a position interview for cadets, I asked if I could be driven to Timemaster’s, a collector’s store. While there, I ran into 2 possible figure purchases: Figma Emiya Shiro or 1/8 Riannon. Seeing how Riannon was on sale, I decided to buy her.

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Review: Nendoroid Madoka Kaname

   In a galaxy far, far away, an order for Nendoroid Totori was made by a Newfoundlander during the end of the spring. A few weeks later, a message had been sent to this Newfoundlander, who had traveled across the ocean to an New Scottish area known as Greenwood. 

   This message informed the Newfoundlander that his original order for Nendoroid Totori had failed. Upset, the Newfoundlander searched and searched for a figure that would make a good replacement for the one that never showed. Hope soon turned to despair as the Newfoundlander could not find another Totori that had a good price. But, as he traveled the oceans again to his homeland, he soon thought of an alternative.

   That alternative being Nendoroid Madoka Kaname, a figure that was just released a few days prior to this thought. He searched and searched for a Madoka online that had a good price, and lo and behold, he found it. It was still up for preorder on a site known as Kid Nemo, so the Newfoundlander made his order.

BUT! His order would mean nothing the following days, and he browsed one of his favourite sites, Amiami, and found Madoka on sale for 20% off. The Newfoundlander immediately cancelled his other order and ordered Kaname from Amiami.

Days turned into weeks as the Newfoundlander waited, and finally, after 4 months of ordering a figure, one had arrived…

  Madoka comes with the following:

– 3 Faces;
  – 4 arms;
  – 4 hands;
  – 3 legs;
  – 4 ribbons;
  – 2 Kyubey bodies, one head;
  – The awesome arm stand; and
  – A bow and arrow

   Even though you’d expect more arms or something for more options, the fact that the hands, shoulders, AND elbows rotate gives her loads of options. But, I do wish that they included the sad face with her as well.

For Accessories, Madoka gets 9.5/10.

  Now onto shipping. I love this part of the review since a figure MAY be an amazing figure, but if the seller doesn’t make a conscious effort to protect it while shipping, it destroys the box and everything, causing the VALUE of the figure to decrease.

With Madoka, since she was shipped by Amiami, an amazing company for their boxes, she arrived unharmed with sharp box edges.

Shipping gets 10/10.

  When it comes to poseability, the many options you get with Madoka with the arms really help, but the fact that the HAIR moves if glorious. I love pigtails on Nendoroids, since GSC always puts joints on them to that you can create FLOW.

Poseability gets 10/10.

I wonder why she’s mad?

 Next is paint quality. I love how GSC put gradients on the dress. It gives a great look to this figure. As well, the detail is marvelous. It’s really hard to find screw-ups on this figure.

Paint gets 10/10.


I can’t wait for my other Puella Nendoroids to arrive so that I can make a Kyubey slaughter scene C:

   Next is the sculpt quality. I love how they used a softer-like PVC for the bows, since 2 of the bows have strings, which would break off easily if they were made of hard PVC. As well, the dress’s frills are immaculate.

Sculpt gets 10/10.


  Now onto playability. This figure is so much fun the play with, since you can swap a lot of faces and such. 1/2 of my Nendoroids have pink hair, so it helps with trying to make awesome scenes. As well, the accessories help a lot with the playability. I can’t wait for my other Nendos to arrive.

Playability gets 10/10.

Super KAWAII!!!! C:

 I decided to try on a few faces which belonged from other Nendoroids I own. First up is Serious Face is Serious from Yuyuko.

  Here’s an eyes-closed happy face that belongs to Yuyuko. (In general, Yuyuko faces match perfectly).


  Overall, Nendoroid Madoka Kaname is an amazing figure. The only down side can be fixed easily with the separate purchase of Nendoroid Madoka Kaname School ver., but she’s really expensive.

Overall, Madoka gets 59.5/60 or 99%.

I’d recommend this figure to anyone, especially those who’ve watched Puella Magi Madoka Magica or who plan to.

ALSO, Weekly Lick will most likely be up tomorrow. Hopefully.

Until next time!

Review: Nendoroid Yuyuko Saigyouji

  A few moon cycles ago, I ordered a figure from Big In Japan, which led me into a dark realm called Touhou. This figure happened to be Nendoroid Yuyuko Saigyouji, who arrived a few weeks ago.

 Due to French family being over, going to the cabin, and watching a whole Let’s Play for Majora’s Mask, I was unable to do the review until now. So, before I start a few things to add:

– Weekly Lick will start again really soon (I’m guessing in a few weeks);
– A bunch of preorders may be made in the next few days.

Anyway, here is the review:

Yuyuko comes with:

– 6 shoulder parts
– 4 arms
– 3 faces
– 1 open and 1 closed fan
– A bunch of hands
– Replaceable hat
– 4 butterflies
– 2 glow-in-the-dark ghosts

Since her dress is close to touching the ground, it’s somewhat useless to have extra legs.
As well, the stand is amazing!
For accessories, Yuyuko gets 10/10.

Now on to shipping. Yuyuko arrived in excellent condition in a bow with sharp edges C: (Bubble wrap works!)
Shipping gets 10/10.

When it comes to posability, Yuyuko’s shoulders work miracles. You can make millions of poses because of them, and because of that, posability gets 10/10.

Next is paint. The nice pastel colours really go great with Nendoroids. I have yet to find a mistake or smudges. Paint gets 10/10.

Next is sculpt. The hat’s detail is amazing, it’s stunning! I sometimes just pick it up off her head and admire it for a few minutes. The flow of her kimono was also done greatly. Sculpt gets 10/10.

Dead picture C:

Next is playability. Sadly, since she doesn’t have any real weapons, Yuyuko might become one of those “boring” figures after a while, where I cannot find a pose to put her in, but for now, I love all of the poses. The fact that you can use other faces as well to make certain hungry or HOLY-CRAP-FOOD! poses increases her playability. Playability gets 10/10.

Amazing Touhou scene (a version of Stage 6 of PCB).

Ghost and butterflies having fun.

 In conclusion, this is the best figure I have bought yet, beating Myon-chan by 0.2 points. Nendoroid Yuyuko Saigyouji gets a perfect 100%.

I highly recommend this figure to those who are fans of the Touhou series and to those who love amazing Nendoroids. I bought this figure BEFORE I was a fan of Touhou. How did that happen?

Review: Nendoroid Youmu Konpaku

  As shown in the unboxing post, I finally got Nendoroid Youmu Konpaku in the mail. At first, I ordered her because I wanted to complete my Ghost Duo (other nendo is Yuyuko Saigyouji) but after a while, I came to fall in love with Youmu and she became my favourite Touhou character. I couldn’t wait for her to arrive. 

I find these photos aren’t as good as the fast review, but I may be wrong. Hopefully Yuyuko’s end up amazing.

So let’s show her and a part of her box…

Youmu comes with a load of parts:
-6 shoulders
-8+ hands (I forget how many)
-5 swords
-1 Myon-chan (The ghost, in this case, will also be Myon-chan)
-3 faces
-Stickers for a pissed-off expression

Though lacking extra legs, which isn’t a big deal in my opinion, I believe GSC did a great job handling with the accessories.
Accessories get 10/10.

Myon-chan is connect from the top

 Now onto posability. Because of her 6 shoulder pieces and many arms, Youmu can do alot of amazing poses.  Her stand is also beautiful, despite it not being a super movable stand. I had some trouble with the stand due to the weight, but it fixed itself after a while. She also lost some marks for it, but it’s no longer a problem. so she gets 10/10 for posability.

And she reaches for her sword….

 What is that thing next to her? It’s a candle.

Anyway, before I forget, the box came in excellent condition with bubble wrap and Japanese flyers. Nice touch JList!
Shipping gets 10/10.

Onto the paint. There are so many small details that it’s amazing. Roukanken has it’s flowers on the handle. I’m amazed. Paint gets 10/10.

Here is her angry face, along with Roukanken. 
Let’s talk about sculpt. The details on her skirt are done wonderfully, and her headband is super kawaii…. (I hate myself).
One small problem I have, which isn’t big, it that you can see a seam in her hair, but besides that, she’s perfect.
Sculpt gets 9.8/10.

Double-sword wielder.

Love this pose SO much.

Love this pose too.

When it comes to playability, Youmu wins it all. The small fact that she can’t be lifted off the ground doesn’t really bother me, but besides that, everything is perfect. SHE HAS 5 SWORDS MAN!
Playability obviously gets a strong 10/10.

In conclusion, Nendoroid Youmu Konpaku is a definite get for any Touhou fan or anyone considering starting Touhou. I bought her even before I was a Touhou fan and I don’t regret it at all. ^^

So, her final score is….. 59.8/60 (holy shit) or 99.7%… She rounds to 100%

Was I too soft? She beat Dead Master by 2% and Rider by 4%.

Till next time?