After six months of waiting, everyone’s favorite batshit lesbian with no fashion sense is here. As iBRS was a Wonder Festival exclusive, I ordered her through Goodsmile’s web shop while the preorders were open. Quite convenient, except for that flat EMS shipping when you’re only ordering one action figure.
It’s been quite a while since I got a new Nendoroid, Cirno being the last one (though I had gotten a couple older ones), so this is actually the first New Arrival post for a Nendoroid I’m putting here.
Right out of the box. All of the issues surrounding the last Winter Miku Nendoroid had me a bit worried, but everything turned out pretty well on Insane. Her hair makes her kind of hard to photograph, though.
Like pretty much every Nendoroid now, Insane uses the action stand the line should have started out with. Ever since getting Cirno, I’ve felt like the action stands are basically the best thing that’s ever happened to Nendoroids.
Interestingly, they gave Insane a bunch of extra articulation over normal Nendoroids, but not to the level of their “Super Posable” Nendoroids. She’s got ball-jointed hips, swivel thighs, and hinged knees, but her arms are standard Nendoroid fare, probably because of her weapons. Both of her twintails are also fairly articulated, though instead of being attached to normal Nendoroid joints, each twintail is made up of several segments that are joined at the joint, two segments on the smaller right twintail and three segments for the larger one. Unfortunately, I got a few loose joints, one of the knees is a bit floppy and the right twintail likes to pull itself apart. Nothing major, luckily, and something I might try to fix with the Future polish I bought for this kind of thing.
Starting with the various accessories. First up, a pair of closed fists. Each of the arms is actually three parts, upper arm, fore arm, and hand. I’m not sure why they bothered putting a swivel cut like that at the elbow, though, as it only has any actual use on one of the alternate arms.
She’s got two alternate right arms, first one is just at a bit of an angle. Since they made the upper and fore arms separate parts, the alternate arms just consist of the upper sections, requiring you to swap the lower sections around.
Insane’s second face, which is much like the main face, but with the eyes not open all the way. Insane only having two faces is the only real disappointment I have with this figure. More faces are always better, but it’s really disappointing to not get one of those marvelous Chanxco faces the original BRS Nendoroids had. GSC got Chanxco to make faces for BGS and STR, they could have done it for Insane. Also would have been nice to have a custom base like the older BRS Nendos, especially since one of Insane’s box poses requires her to be standing above the tip of her main weapon, but it’s not that big of a deal to me.
On the subject of swapping faces, Insane’s bizarre upside-down crown pegs into the back of her head and is made of a nice soft material. The instruction sheet suggests taking the crown off completely, requiring also pulling out the larger twintail, to do face swaps, but it’s possible to do the swaps without taking the hair out, which is much easier.
Last bunch of accessories, the main weapon. It’s got its own support arm, though the arm doesn’t peg into anything – the end just has an odd sort-of cradle for the weapon to rest on. The chain is metal and plugs into Insane’s back, where that other hole mentioned earlier is. She’s also got one alternate left arm in a bent pose, with one final hand that’s an open hand designed to be able to hold onto the chain. The shoulder pad on the left arm is made of the same soft material as the crown and pops off pretty easy so you can move it between the two left arms. This second left arm is also the only one where the elbow swivel actually makes sense to have.
The handle of the weapon pops off and then splits apart, making it pretty easy to stick the accessory holding hands on there. That other bar thing just pegs in underneath the handle. I’m slightly worried about the durability of the handle parts, they are pretty small.
Pretty happy with Insane. I ended up looking forward to her quite a lot, having come up with quite a few ideas for comics in the time I’ve been waiting. So I hope y’all are ready for more Insane Black Rock Shooter, because there’s gonna be more Insane Black Rock Shooter.