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Kotobukiya - Kudryavka Noumi ~Waffu Ver.~ (1/8)Kotobukiya - Kudryavka Noumi ~Waffu Ver.~ (1/8)Review

tenkaminaritenkaminari8 anno/i fa
Once again back with another review of Kudryavka Noumi. \(>w< )

Kotobukiya - Kudryavka Noumi ~Waffu Ver.~ (1/8)

This one is another figure that I made pre-order without much hesitation. Usually I hesitate in making purchase those manufactured other than GoodSmile Company or Alter. But Kotobukiya's Samurai Tamaki (ToHeart2) that I have is quite satisfied, so I start to have faith in Kotobukiya's.

Anyway, let's get started.

The box
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187084.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187085.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187086.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187087.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187088.jpg

The color theme is quite "childish", but it does fit Kud-chan's characteristic so I would say it is nicely done.

Inside the box, there is nothing much.
Just one Kud-chan, and her hat.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187089.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187090.jpg
Some people might say that Kotobukiya gave too little options for this figure, but for the price of 6800 yen, I would say it's good enough.

Kud-chan in 360
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187091.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187092.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187093.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187094.jpg


Staring with details from her loli-face
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187095.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187097.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187099.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187098.jpg

Lovely~<3
But as a reviewer, I can't let my affection for the character to blind my opinion.

As seen in above, her face is considered "cute", but not "very cute" in every angle. There are some angles that her face looks "questionable" and a bit weird.


Next is her flat chest.... I mean, her body
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187100.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187101.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187102.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187103.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187104.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187107.jpg

I love the way her hair and her mantle flow with the wind.
It is truely awesome.

In the pictures, the seam line is clearly visible. But, unless you stare closely to the figure, you won't normally see the seam lines. So it wouldn't effect much to my evaluation.


Her small fingers are difficult to focus on my camera, these are the best I could do for now.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/P1037231.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_P1037227.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_P1037228.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_P1037229.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187106.jpg


Her legs
At first I was worried about her pose with only one of her leg attached to the base. But after seeing the actual, I'm not so worry with it anymore. It looks firmly attached and unlikely to have the weight issue.
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187110.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187108.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187109.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187111.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187112.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187113.jpg

Her shoes are very detailed. Remember that this is a 1/8 scale plus Kud-chan is a small loli, which will make her shoes even smaller than average.
Her socks are nicely toned. Kotobukiya did make a good decision for not leaving her sock to be boring plain white.
The base is simple white with black text, but it doesn't really bother with me. :P

Her trademark hand-made hat
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187114.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187115.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187116.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187120.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187121.jpg

Without her hat
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187117.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187118.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187119.jpg

Some of you might had notice about "how is the hat attached to the head?"
As you can she that there isn't any stem in the hat.
If it does, it would need an ugly hole in the head like Black Magician Girl's

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/P5155209.jpg

Otherwise, it would need to hat to cover most of the head like Nadeko's
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/P5295636.jpg

(both figures' review are not available in English yet)

With the stem or covering the most of the head, the hat should fell out easily. But Kud-chan's hat did not.
So how did Kotobukiya achieve it?

The answer is simple.
Magnet! (Not DC's Magneto)
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187123.jpg

There is a magnet in the hat, and a piece of light metal in Kud-chan's head.

But wait a minute....that skew seems to belong to my PC! (o[]O ")


Well....that's about it for the review
Let's conclude....

Huh?

Oh wait, I forgot underskirt shots


In horizontal eye level, her panties won't be reveal although "nearly".
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187125.jpg

Now, let's see what's under her skirt without any censoring!
TA-DAH~
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187131.jpg
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187132.jpg

/me Run away

Enough with joke, here's the real pictures.
But I'm not sure if pantyshots are considered NSFW or not, but I'll put in spoiler.

If pantyshots are NSFW in your judgement, don't open the spoiler. So open at your own risk :P

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( ¯¡¡¯)b+ Of course, Loli must be wearing white panties

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187130.jpg
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187151.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187149.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187148.jpg

For your information, I'm not hentai enough to risk breaking my figure just for taking off her skirt. I knew that her skirt can be taken out because there is a plastic sheet beneath her skirt during unboxing.

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187133.jpg
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187139.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187135.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187136.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187145.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187138.jpg

Her panties isn't so detailed much, just only some folds. But it isn't something to complain about since this figure's main focus isn't at her panties. In fact, it wasn't meant to be shown at all.



Some miscellaneous bonus
You can take out the scenery in the box for background

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187152.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187153.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187154.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187155.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187156.jpg

I would love to take her out to take photo in actual scenery, but I don't really have the chances TT^TT

Photos with her Nendoroid self
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187157.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187158.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187159.jpg

Exchanging their hats
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187165.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187164.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_PC187166.jpg

Comparing to "bigger" division from the same manufacturer
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/P1037235.jpg
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_P1037236.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_P1037237.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_P1037238.jpg
Bottomless (NSFW)

Another "bigger" figure with the same 1/8 scale from Alter
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/P1037240.jpg

Though Kud-chan is "smaller" than others, but her cuteness ruled out both of them (LOL)

Another Loli from GoodSmile Company
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/P1037242.jpg
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_P1037244.jpg http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/th_P1037245.jpg

KUD-CHAN WINS!!! (Sorry to Nadeko's fans :P)

And lastly, another shot of Kud-chan
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/tenkaminari/PC187161.jpg


Overall, this one is considered as one excellent figure.
Sculpting is done quite good, and the light-tone coloring matches Kud-chan's characteristic.
But nothing is perfect.
As I had complained a bit above about her face looking weird in some angle and the weight issue still worries me.

Will all these positive and negative points, I still love this figure very much. I have no regret in this purchase :)
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Punteggi9/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Enjoyment

Commenti3

I was having a hard time removing her upper part in order to get the plastic warp out. I was putting pressure in to her head, short, and waist yet she didn't break which more durability than she look. Unlike other figure, she is screwed onto the base. Not sure why, but her cloak is shining on the inside.

As for painting, I give it a 9 or 9.5 mainly because some black ink was smeared on parts of the shirt. Other paint errors were barely noticeable so it really well done considering her price range. With shipping, she only cost 75 USD so not bad. Definitely worth it if you like Kud
8 anno/i fa
Stalking Loli hunter
I have this girl along with Alter's rendition of her and I can't decide which one is better. Alter has a definitely nicer sculpt and painting, but Kotobukiya is definitely cuter!
Thanks for the review, although I already own her lol xD
8 anno/i fa
iTheShirt Seasonally Otaku'd
Moe overload nullifies the faults. Never heard of this girl before. Great review and thank you for the lovely shots. :]
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