Classification: Nendoroid Origin: Touhou Project Character: Flandre Scarlet Manufacturer(s): Good Smile Company Height: 100mm
Though I did play a few games of Touhou and know a few common characters (with Sakuya, Patchouli, and Flandre being my favorites), I’ll be honest with you that that’s all I really am familiar with Touhou Project. With that, I hope I didn’t get any information wrong about it in this review and if I did, feel free to correct me!
Well, let’s finally get started with the review! We’ll start with Flandre’s box! Her box is printed in mainly amber and pink. I can’t say that these two color is a good match but they do at least look alright together. I especially fancy the pink bat wings arranged throughout the whole box!
Flandre comes with a pink backdrop–a color which I’ve always felt that displays an innocent and cute image but is actually hiding something horrid behind, which seems rather relevant to Flandre herself.
Now you’ll have to prepare yourself because you’ll be looking at a great amount of pink from here onwards which, honestly speaking, can strain your eyes a little even though pink is not that bad of a color.
Flandre uses a base whereby you have to dock and balance her on it. It was my first time having contact with this kind of base so I had a bit of trouble getting her to stand upright in the beginning. Even though I’m able to get her stand on the base easily now, I still find this base technically unstable in holding the nendoroid. I do like how this base is designed though–more pretty prism shards!
Flandre also comes with a note, mainly stating the contents’ components and also a caution note which, even though the hiragana characters are provided on top of the kanji, I’m too lazy to read and understand.
She also gets some bonus points as there are no major paint slips or transfer anywhere, though many parts of the paint are not sharp and spreads out fuzzily. Example being the lines on her sleeves or on her pair of red shoes.
Ignoring those fuzziness though, I really love how her outfit is made with some flow and not just flat straight. If you find a good location with the appropriate direction of the wind blowing, a good picture’s going to come out definitely!
Flandre’s hair has a pleasant gradient of blond, white and dark yellow.
I really like that hair tail on the left side of her hair, but I wonder how it stays that way like a ponytail when there’s no sign of it being tied up.
The area under her hair has the darkest yellow.
You can also see how the wings are attached to her back here. Since it’s fixed on separately, it’s possible to move them around 360 degree, provided that nothing else blocks the way (simply mean, they can be adjusted to point higher or lower).
Although Flandre’s pretty neat and well done, she does have many seam lines that doesn’t look lovely on both sides of her hair. Her front hair piece doesn’t fit snuggly to her back hair piece as well, which results in leaving a gap in between.
I found a scratch mark on the side of her hair as well. (Oh no. The holes on Flandre’s back is showing! That looks painful.)
I haven’t tried cleaning it off, but judging the way it looks, I have a feeling it won’t be able to come off.
Now Flandre looks like she’s planning something evil or ready to go wild.
I assume it’s because they’re too tiny that the nails weren’t made very sharp (being too sharp isn’t good either), but they look like little peach colored beans on her hand to me sometimes.
Despite her being really dangerous (or that she’s of at least 495 years) sometimes, she can be really bubbly and cute.
Asking for a hug? No problem, anytime! …Well, as long as I’m not going to be eliminated afterwards.
Overall, Flandre is a pleasant nendoroid to have. With her outstanding outfit and colorful wings, she’ll definitely be a blast to your collection. However, I did find her poses to be limiting due to the type of hands and legs parts that she came with; all possible poses that I can think of are all the defaults printed on her box and there’s not much other good combination of the parts, so she’d be the type of nendoroid which I’d display for a long time without touching.
It’s a shame that seeing how awesome Flandre is that I have not been able to get her sister, Remilia, to join her, and regrettably, I don’t think I’ll be able to obtain Remilia anytime soo-
No, Flandre, stop. I don’t have any more dough to spare!
We’ve reached the end of this review and Flandre’s showcasing time has to come to a close. I’ve changed a few things in the way I do review, especially my method of taking photos, so tell me what you think! Thank you for taking your time to browse! I hope to see you again!