Well, cos I’m cheapo, I selected the cheapest shipping method :P lol~
Many of you have already received him a week ago, right? The actual buying (or should I say “hunting”) process was a lot more exciting than finally receiving the product ^^;;; ooo~ the adrenaline rush. I feel kinda silly now but I’m definitely glad I got him at the normal price.
How did you feel when he arrived? Anyway, I’ll do a proper, detailed review later :P
Update 14 August 2010.
Finally unboxed oniisan (elder brother) of the Vocaloid family! XD
Standard Nendoroid boxed packaging. Kaito is about 9.5 cm tall and his additional parts include 2 extra faces, 2 extra arms, 1 extra leg, a popsicle, scarf and base stand.
The paint job is pretty clean and crisp. There’s a nice pearly sheen on Kaito’s white coat. Kaito’s design is relatively simple I suppose. I didn’t like the smell of the inks and it was different from the usual ink smell I expected. It wasn’t that strong but I was idiotic enough to hold Kaito closer and take a deeper sniff to ascertain if he was the cause of it after opening the box OTL. I hope I didn’t kill any of my brain cells in the process lol~
Kaito’s basic face is similar to all the other Nendoroid Vocaloids, looking like such an innocent, cutie pie. Besides his arms and legs, his hands are removable so that you can use parts from other Nendoroids as well. Notice that the hands are not in proportion to each other? For the sake of cute. We shall forgive. Lol~
More close ups of Kaito’s cute body parts :D Notice again. Size of his fists. Is the bigger fist for the purpose of a more dramatic effect?
Most nendoroids have limited articulation, only around the neck, shoulders, legs, wrists and waist. And most of them can’t stand on their own without help. Kaito needs his base to stand too. I put him lying down to take these shots. That’s the happy face Goodsmile ball-joint on the left.
Here is Kaito’s manly (lol) and determined face and wearing his scarf.
imacatlover I share your feelings about this happy face too. This face reminded me why I felt so upset for letting him go due to budget constraints the first time he was released. Aww… gimme a hug big brother~
Worth the hype? Definitely. Kaito -IS- very charming indeed. I mean everybody expected him to be quickly re-released like the other vocaloid nendoroids, such as Miku, Len and Rin after his first shipment but we were all wrong. And Goodsmile sure made us wait.
Now that I look back, I realised I’ve forgotten how many times over the past 2 years that I fought back the temptation to buy him for 3 times his retail price each time I saw him on sale. For a normal release, he was so much more difficult to obtain than actual limited releases OTL.
The trouble and excitement I had to go through to finally secure him during the recent resale now adds a sense of collector’s achievement and thrill to the mix.
Kaito has become a legend in my figure collection journey. lol~