I ordered this back when pre-orders opened up in October last year and he finally came! I was a little bit surprised with poor shipping and exchange rates again but for Kaito I think it was worth it. I ended up getting 3 of them shipped to me (2 for friends) to save a little bit on shipping. Is it just me or does he seem a little bit shorter than the other Vocaloid Nendoroids? Maybe it's just because I'm used to him being so tall. I'm a Kaito cosplayer and I tend to tower over my other family members.
The figure is of exceptional quality as is to be expected of a Good Smile Company product. The hair has a number of different shades in it and the coat is covered in a metallic white paint which makes this figure glisten in the sunlight. I think the popsicle and the blush add just that little bit extra to it. The fact that Good Smile Company has kept up with the memes which make Kaito popular and included the Urotander face and arm-pose cements the fact even further that Vocaloid is a fan-driven series.
All I can hope for now is that they finish the collection and release Meiko and Luka (and maybe Gakupo). It'd be even better if they released figma versions as well. Of course, it'd be very hurtful on my wallet...
Sunday, February 15, 2009