More stuff. Because I was on a spree. And I ain’t even done.
Nendoroid Akari Akaza from the Yuru Yuri series, a slightly older figure now, and purchased from Amiami because they actually had her in stock for some reason.
Kinda always wanted to get Akari, since she’s a pretty spiffy Nendoroid, so after seeing too many odango missile pictures, I finally made an impulse purchase.
Right out of the box. Akari’s default face is a winking face made for certain poses. Goodsmile seems to have been making a more conscious effort recently to avoid including the infamous Default Nendoroid Face lately, and Akari is one of the ones that doesn’t have such a face. And hey! Haven’t used the Nendo playsets in a while, this will be quite fitting!
Being a Nendoroid, articulation is what you’d expect from one of the non-enhanced ones like iBRS is. Nendoroid joints for the neck, waist, and legs, with everything else being a swivel. Though, the joints for the odangos are the same size as Nendo joints. There’s also slightly hidden separation points on the biceps, for arm piece swapping.
To the accessories! Second face is an attacking/angry/whatever you want to call it face, mainly made for odango missile launches. Which are also included! The odangos plug into the fire bursts, which then plug into the smoke contrails. The contrails have half a Nendo joint at the other end, so they can be posed around.
Final face is the awesome victimized face, to recreate the scene where Chinatsu forces a kiss on Akari. There’s also an alternate left odango that can be used to peg into the base to better recreate the “lying on the ground with head tilted to the side” pose.
Akari also includes a pointing finger for the right hand, I think for poses imitation the opening or some key visual. However, it also lets Akari manage something close to a Jojo pose!
One particularly neat accessory is an “Akarin~!” panel. It’s hidden behind the inner cardboard slip inside the box. Although, if you were lucky, you could get an actual Nendoroid version of Stealth Akari.
I also ended up getting one of these bonus bases with Akari. They were part of a promotion GSC did for the 300th Nendoroid release some months ago, though if I remember right they barely said anything about it until people were getting them in hand. There were several different designs, and I got the one that looks like a school classroom floor or something.
Poorly-made comparison. Wanted to make Akari look like she was rocket jumping, but the contrails aren’t quite long enough. Obviously, the scorching on Saber Bride’s dress are there because she actually has booster rockets under that dress!