As I had mentioned yesterday, there’s a bigger-than-usual box that arrived over the weekend and Chil enjoyed opening each little box inside. The Vocaloid Puchi Nendoroid set was my first puchi box-of-12 ever and I was quite happy with what I got out of the box. I’m telling you guys off the bat, I managed to get every single design that was released. I’m not sure if that was not the case with everyone else. I did get a double but that’s because there are ten designs plus the jointed Hachune so definitely, there’d be a double. I was hoping the double would be a Saihate Miku but what I got was awesome, nonetheless.
Always been quite fond of this turquoise/green-haired Vocaloid. My only wish was that I was able to acquire the full-sized RQ Miku, the WonFes Hachune and the puchi RQ Miku. I have the regular Nendoroid, the figurine and the figma. Interesting thing about this is that it doesn’t use figma-sized joints for the hair (because the full-sized Nendo used Nendoroid joints for the twintails). Instead, they used a ball joint design for it which was also used for another Vocaloid in the set.
Kaito was actually my first full-sized male Nendoroid. Odd thing about that release was that nobody was talking about Kaito AT ALL. Now, whenever I see someone posting Kaito pics on figure.fm, the replies I see are those of regret for not having preordered him or that they’re having trouble hunting him down.
I liked the full-sized Nendoroid release of Lin and Ren Kagamine, mainly because of the blank faces which reminded me of the blank Qees. But I never really liked them enough to buy both of them. Now, at hindsight, I’m regretting that a bit. But still, not enough to try hunting them down and paying at a premium. The puchi version of Lin will have to do for now.
Such cute characters. Just a bit annoyed with their bent-over pose. Unless you have reflectors or white paper positioned underneath or in front of them, their pose casts shadows on their faces.
One of the newer Vocaloids and one that I liked from the get-go. Megurine Luka is absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to get the two full-sized Nendoroid versions of her!
Vocaloid Meiko was the first Japanese female voice release for the Vocaloid program alongside Kaito. Aside from the fact that she came out as far back as 2004, there is nothing else that I know of Meiko. Miku was quite popular from the get-go so the first Vocaloid character I was exposed to was Miku and only found out about Meiko down the line.
From the Vocaloid Wiki:
Meiko Sakine is one of the Vocaloid derivatives officially recognized by Crypton Future Media, the publisher of the Character Vocal Series for VOCALOID2. The other derivatives bearing this distinction is Miku Hachune, Haku Yowane, Neru Akita, and Tako Luka.
Sakine means Blooming Sound and can also be read as Preceding Sound since Meiko came out before Miku did. Notice that while the regular Meiko does not have a headset, Sakine Meiko sports one that is a bit smaller than what Miku and the rest have.
This version of Miku is from a video of the song Saihate by Kobayashi Onyx where the song speaks about dealing with the loss of someone special thus the mourning clothes that Miku us wearing in this figure. In the set, she’s my favorite puchi as well as my present favorite iteration of Miku.
Akita Neru is derived from the phrase ???????which means going to bed. This character was born out of the time Miku users were degraded by a TV show in Japan and the flaming that happened in 2ch. Afterwards, to make the issue die down, writings and replies included phrases like the one mentioned above, thus establishing a base for the personification of the character.
Yowane Haku is a play on the words to say negative thoughts. Basically, Haku is used to mark badly-done Miku Hatsune songs. Poor thing. No wonder she’s got that facial expression.
Hachune Miku is basically a mispronunciation of Miku’s name to show childishness and foolishness. This particular puchi is quite interesting because of the fact that she is the first puchi Nendoroid to have joints. You’ll find one in every Vocaloid Puchi Nendoroid box.
That was quite a mouthful. So those are all the puchi Nendoroids I acquired in a single box. Quite happy that I got everything in the set. And I did mention that I got doubles, right?
Chil gets to keep the double. ^_^
Vocaloid information was taken from the Vocaloid Wiki.