Yup, so I received my January figure loot already on Thursday, but wanted to post the photoshoot first and not hurry with editing these figure photos :) I try to limit my figure purchases this year as much as possible, because there seem to be many must-have Neemos coming this year and I'm trying to save some money for the possible Japan trip as well.
I've usually ordered everything from Amiami, but this time I chose to order through Big In Japan, in hopes that the package might not get stuck in the customs since BIJ marks down the value unlike most other stores in Japan... Well, the customs still didn't let the package through and I had to pay the custom fees ^^; I think that the figures were a bit cheaper than on Amiami, so I did save a little bit anyway.
This is what I got: Anna Nendoroid and Love Live Angelic Angel Nendoroid Petit set~ My figure loots have been quite Nendoroid oriented lately, but what can I say, I really like them X'D They also look so nice in my shelf as a collection~
First let's take a look at the Love Live set!
The set contains 10 figures in total, each of them was packed in a small box inside the bigger box. Some stores might have Nendoroid Petits or some kind of trading figures for sale displayed like this and the boxes all look the same, so you have no idea which figure you'd be getting out of the ones available. Ordering a complete set guarantees getting one of each figure :)
There are only nine girls in Love Live, so the 10th figure was an extra - also called as "secret" figure. I completely forgot to take a picture of it, but the extra in this set was a jersey Nico. So there were two Nico figures in this set!
I wasn't expecting to get this stage, I thought it was only for orders made through Good Smile Company's store! It was great to get it of course, it makes a great background for these girls :)
Group photo of all the nine girls! It was a bit difficult to get them fit into one photo in a way that the camera focuses on all of them, but managed to do it somehow in the end ^^; The background could be slightly bigger, that'd definitely make it easier to get good group shots!
The outfits are based on the song "Angelic Angel", which is in the Love Live movie :3
My two favorite girls, Nozomi and Eli~ Eli looks absolutely adorable, but I was a bit disappointed with Nozomi for a few reasons... I don't like her expression that much (especially the mouth, but you can't really see that since I've covered it with the fan :'D) and I also noticed that her eye color isn't as bright green as it's supposed to be. If it was any other girl, I probably wouldn't care, but I want Nozomi to be perfect :D
Nozomi was actually the first one that I got when I opened the little boxes randomly fufufu >:3
Nico nico nii~ This one is Sarg's favorite XD
And the least favorites, sorry girls...
There are quite many Nendoroid Petit sets of Love Live and I already had one other, but these outfits were just too adorable to resist ;w; I also think that the poses are super cute. I'm definitely happy that I decided to get this set, but I hope there won't be more after this...
Then we have Nendoroid version of Anna from the Disney movie Frozen. I already had Elsa at home and was really excited about Anna!
The box. The design is quite similar to Elsa's, but with pink colors.
This is how she looked straight out of the package. Anna came only with two faces, while Elsa had three. This smiling expression is quite similar to Elsa's.
The stand looks different compared to many other ones that I have, but I actually like this design a lot!
Without the hood thing. Here you can see the highlight on her hair, which is really important to her character, I think :)
Lovely details on the outfit~
Poor Olaf came without the stand to stick him to the base and can't keep his balance on his own, but Anna helped him stand :)
Anna's other face. At first glance you might not even notice the difference, the mouth looks pretty much the same.
The most adorable thing about this Nendoroid is that it came with holding hands parts, Anna can hold hands with her sister Elsa ♥ Elsa stands quite firmly without a stand and can even keep Anna in balance!
Mischievous-looking sisters :''D
I like this Nendoroid and especially love seeing Anna together with Elsa, I wonder if GSC is going to make Kristoff as well, Sarg mentioned that she'd love to get him as a Nendoroid XD I still keep wishing that there's be even more Disney Nendoroids, but we'll see what happens~