Swooning Over: Utsutsu Nendoroid

Swooning Over Utsutsu Nendoroid

I’d never thought the day would come when I owned a Nendoroid wearing a bikini, but here we are! I just couldn’t resist grabbing a Nendoroid based on one of Kinako’s amazing Gatchaman Crowds character designs. While Ichinose Hajime is actually my favorite character from the series, I was unfortunately a little disappointed by her Nendoroid‘s accessories. When I saw Utsutsu’s adorable Nendoroid form, however, I just couldn’t resist!

Swooning Over Utsutsu Nendoroid Puppy

Okay, I’ll admit, I was also heavily swayed by Kinako posting pictures of her own Utsutsu Nendoroid on her Twitter account. While I was unsure whether I would really be happy owning a bikini Nendoroid, I’m really glad I decided to get her!

Swooning Over Utsutsu Nendoroid Box Back

The back of Utsutsu’s box shows off some of her different accessories and poses. I love that she comes with an elephant watering can and Paiman, aka Pai-pai! (fun fact: we named our puppy after this adorable fellow)

Swooning Over Utsutsu Nendoroid Stand

I was surprised to find a different type of base included with Utsutsu than is usually provided with other Nendoroids, but I think I prefer this kind of simple design. The Gatchaman symbol is a great detail, too. But Utsutsu’s hair is so big, she can actually stand on her own!

Swooning Over Utsutsu Nendoroid Front Detail

Isn’t she adorable?! I especially love her hair, which is keeping her upright in this photo. The detail on the black bikini is really immaculate – just look at those tiny ruffles! I’m going to have to get over my embarrassment of carrying around a bikini Nendoroid in public, because I want to take tons of photos of her!

Swooning Over Utsutsu Nendoroid Back

So much green hair! I hope Good Smile Company makes the rest of the Gatchaman Crowds cast into Nendoroids, because Utsutsu turned out far better than I imagined! But if I could only have one, I’d kill for Berg Katze…

Thanks for reading this latest post in my Swooning Over series, where I gush about my latest purchases with copious amounts of pictures! If you’ve noticed a slight dip in activity here at Chic Pixel, never fear – I’m just entering crunch time with my PhD and find myself needing to slow down my posting schedule a little.

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About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.