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All Might Nendoroid ReviewAll Might Nendoroid ReviewReview

AcePlatinumAcePlatinumIl y a 2 mois
Happy Tuesday to everyone! I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend and got to enjoy some summer weather wherever you are! :)

After my first review (linked here: BLOG #45608), I received another CDJapan shipment with my newest addition to my Nendo collection: All Might from My Hero Academia! :D

Side note: Thank you to all whom read my previous article! I couldn't believe how many people came to read my little blog ;A; I'll try my best to improve upon the content and quality in the future as I make more reviews/loot blogs. Without further ado, the blog continues below! [Warning: picture and text heavy!]

*Watashi ga kita!*

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OH MAN DOES HE LOOK GOOD! ;w; I am a big fan of the legend, and I was super excited when I heard that he was coming as a Nendo! I POed so fast that I didn't have time to register in my mind that he was gonna be a part of my collection. I am waiting still on this (ITEM #908208) to arrive to add to my All Might memorabilia. As you can see, his box (sides shown below) contains his classic colors of navy, bright yellow, white, and bright red. The box showcases some of signature moves such as the thumbs up and [Insert U.S. state] SMASH! move.

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Once opened, here is what is contained on the inside:

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Interestingly, the normal booklet contains a correction pamphlet that provides more details on a mistake that GSC made in the original booklet. I have provided below that booklet along with the pamphlet. I will talk a little bit more about this correction later into the blog.

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Out of the clamshell, here is All Might in all of his glorified Chibi form! (●´ω`●)

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Once again, sincere apologies for the crappy lighting throughout most of this review. I was back again in my office and had no sun to work with this time TT. I will try another room next time to get better lighting in my photos.

A really neat feature on his standard, smiling face plate is that the eyebrows are indeed movable!! I absolutely love this as it adds so much personality to an already expressive face! Each eyebrow can be moved at up to almost a 90 degree angle, both up and down. Just be careful to not go too crazy as you may pop them off. Unfortunately, his hair antennae are not movable (which is a missed opportunity to have more expression, but that's a nitpick of mine). Looking up close, his eyes are a glossy, mate black while his smile is made up of that semi-rough white paint which can get scratched easily. From the back, his mullet mane (▰˘◡˘▰) has been beautifully recreated. The hair color reminds me almost of ITEM #464726. Additionally, All Might's skin color is a tan color. And most important of all, his sculpted back looks phenomenal ♥‿♥. Actually, his whole body looks pretty representative to his look in the anime and manga (brick wall of muscles and all~). As so, he is quite larger than most Nendos (big boi). [Take notes Medicos! Jonathan Joestar and/or Joseph Joestar should look like this in their eventual Nendo forms! +-+]

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His other face plate (and only other one sadly ಥ_ಥ ; he does NOT come with many accessories) is his scary/angry face when he gets serious in battle. His blue eyes are also a glossy, mate finish on top of the black. Unfortunately, his eyebrows on this face plate are not movable like on his standard face (why GCS?! Another missed opportunity for more expression).

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When combined with the SMASH! fist effect and SMASH! text plate, the whole assemblage feels like a complete version of All Might as he fights against enemies. His hand piece is a clear, transparent (almost resin-like look) white effect that may discolor over time.

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Looking closer to the hand effect, you can see more clearly the little fist sculpted nicely into the smash effect.

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In addition to the SMASH! effect pieces, you also get a thumbs up hand and a pair of open fists. You get one more tiny accessory, but apart from that, that is all you get....Kinda wished for at least more hand options or more face plates. Heck, even for more effects parts like with ITEM #898582. I will talk more about this in my reflection at the end.

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Now as I mentioned previously, he does come with another "accessory" which is this below:

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These stickers are supposed to accommodate the thumbs up pose (pictured above); however, these are the ONLY two stickers that comes with the figure. The correction pamphlet mentions this as it looks like in the beginning, GSC was going to include 4 stickers rather than two and for whatever reason decided to remove two of them. WHY ON EARTH THEY DID THAT, I HAVE NO CLUE. When I first saw the promo photos from Kahotan, I thought--nay, it looked like--the star piece was a plastic piece that you inserted into the side of his face and NOT a 90s face sticker (anyone remember these? clipart-library...). Admittedly, I was a bit disappointed as I don't like stickers--JobbytheHong be preaching correctly on this--as they either don't stay put or fall off over time. Plus, if I have to remove it every time I want a different expression, the glue will lose its strength over time and I am not about to reapply glue unto the sticker (too much of a hassle in my opinion). So I wish they had made either the star effect as a separate face plate or make it a removable, plastic piece.

Sadly, the disappointment didn't stop there. I am not sure if other copies have the same problem (let me know down in the comments below if you do!) but mine had a few paint defects/smudges/bleedings. I have provided below some examples.

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The paint problems were mostly centralized around the legs/feet and arms. Surprisingly the hand pieces had no issues and were beautifully painted. Wonder if QC went through two different avenues when checking the quality (one for body and one for hands). The sketchy paint job doesn't bother me as much from afar until I look closely (◕︵◕). Oh well, he still looks good overall.

Now with the disappointments out of the way, let's have some fun poses! I chose some classic to iconic poses (mainly mimicking the Amazing Yamaguchi ones).

Classic:

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Funny:

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I should add a teardrop of sweat on his face to complete the look.

And lastly,

Iconic:

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To get him into this pose, I suggest removing his head first to be able to get the arm into that upright position. Otherwise, it will be kinda hard as his big puffy hair gets in the way. Plus you don't want to take the chance to scratch the paint.

As you can see in the poses photos, All Might is incredibly posable which negates all previous nitpicks I had with him (in my eyes!). While he doesn't come with an ab crunch (srsly GSC, Izuku and Bakugo has it, but not All Might?! niwfiwebf (┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻ ) due to [maybe] the bulky sculpt, his nice articulated ball-jointed arms, legs and feet make up for that lacking aspect. His foot can even provide a pivot! His elbow and knees are also excellently jointed to allow for more dynamic posing options. Although maybe a bit too good as his elbows--when positioned straight--looks a bit pigeoned. His waist can also twist (on my copy though, is a bit too loose for my taste..keeps sliding off). Lastly, his forearm and hands can individually twist as well to get some more fluid arms poses.


Personal reflection


I will be honest in my reflection as I want to help those unsure if they want to purchase this Nendo by addressing the pros and cons below.

Pros:

Beautiful sculpt: HE JUST LOOKS SO GOOD!
Good posability
Unique Nendo
Good-looking effect piece

Cons:

Poor paint job (hopefully only on my copy, and not yours)
Lack of accessories
Lack of alternate face plates and hands (he has more expressions and hand movements than what is provided for the Nendo)
Last of all, no weakened All Might, 0/10. (jk)

Overall, I think if you are a huge fan of All Might or My Hero Academia like me, I would of course highly recommend getting this Nendo. Despite all of his flaws, I still do like him as a figure. He does look good and can get some decent action poses which is what I was looking for in an All Might figure. However, if you want a highly articulated version, maybe get the Amazing Yamaguchi (ITEM #898582) or this Bandai figure (ITEM #941210) instead. As a Nendo collector, I'm not sure if you would want to shell out 46-50 bucks for him as he doesn't come with much. But he can be a unique set piece due to his massive size and his bright colors.


Once again, thanks for reading my (long) blog post, and I hope you have yourselves a wonderful day! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
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Scores9/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
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Commentaires9

ChocolateSpiderIl y a 2 mois#78644424Very nice review, friend. I am looking forward to mine arriving. However it will still be at least another two months.

Thanks for the compliment! :3

Oh darn, I hope its not stuck in customs hell! :( When it does come, I also hope that the paint job isn't as badly done like on mine. That would be a bummer :(
Il y a 2 mois
Very nice review, friend. I am looking forward to mine arriving. However it will still be at least another two months.
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SkaylerOtakuCatIl y a 2 mois#78597157Even in his chibi form, he still looks way to manly XD
Nice review bdw


Thanks for the compliment! =^^=

Isn't that the best kind of manliness? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Il y a 2 mois
Even in his chibi form, he still looks way to manly XD
Nice review bdw
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AcePlatinumIl y a 2 mois#78596853Thanks! He finally came. :) Despite the poor paint job, I am still happy to have him! <3
Oh damn, best start watching now before Season 5 gets rolling! And the OVAs+movies, def gotta watch as well.
Shame, his Nendo looks pretty good! I wished they had included his iconic green uniform, but that's a very minor nitpick! At least he didn't get the HxH treatment (RIP to fans who wanted those TTTT). Given the recent revival of some older shows in Nendo form, I'm sure they will continue getting more Yu Yu Hakusho Nendos out like Kurama.

Oh, boy it's one of those series. XD Thanks for the heads up!
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kiisaraIl y a 2 mois#78596847I'm so happy you received your new figure! I never got into Nendoroids, but they're starting to grow on me. I've never watched My Hero Academia but it's on my list and I've been told I'd enjoy it. :3 I actually ended up pre-ordering the Nendoroid of Yusuke Urameshi from Yu Yu Hakusho, but I actually canceled the pre-order because I'm holding out for the one they'll eventually make of Kurama (hopefully). I have to keep reminding myself that I'm only going to collect favorite characters. I'm sorry yours had a poor paint job. I know that no figure is going to be perfect, but it can be disheartening to see something wrong with them.

Thanks! He finally came. :) Despite the poor paint job, I am still happy to have him! <3

Oh damn, best start watching now before Season 5 gets rolling! And the OVAs+movies, def gotta watch as well.

Shame, his Nendo looks pretty good! I wished they had included his iconic green uniform, but that's a very minor nitpick! At least he didn't get the HxH treatment (RIP to fans who wanted those TTTT). Given the recent revival of some older shows in Nendo form, I'm sure they will continue getting more Yu Yu Hakusho Nendos out like Kurama.
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I'm so happy you received your new figure! I never got into Nendoroids, but they're starting to grow on me. I've never watched My Hero Academia but it's on my list and I've been told I'd enjoy it. :3 I actually ended up pre-ordering the Nendoroid of Yusuke Urameshi from Yu Yu Hakusho, but I actually canceled the pre-order because I'm holding out for the one they'll eventually make of Kurama (hopefully). I have to keep reminding myself that I'm only going to collect favorite characters. I'm sorry yours had a poor paint job. I know that no figure is going to be perfect, but it can be disheartening to see something wrong with them.
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CantisamaIl y a 2 mois#78596785Nice review. It's cool that you can move the eyebrows on his default face. Ainz ITEM #396235 has that feature as well and it makes a big difference in expression. I can understand GSC not including it on the angry face too since those eyebrows are already in angered position (though the freedom to customize is always a bonus). A third face would have been much appreciated, especially considering how few accessories are included.
I agree that a weakened form of him would be sweet! That would have to be an entire other Nendo since both his body and face would change. Not a bad idea for a future release ^^


Thanks for the comment compliment! :3

Yeah, I do agree with you on the adjustable eyebrows not being on the angry face plate (may have been redundant), but I mean the option would have been nice just to add a bit more expressiveness. Especially since he lacks other face plates....( ・ᴗ・̥̥̥ )

If that day happens, millions of All Might fans will cry out in joy! I see he is starting to get more figures in his weakened state, so its not totally an impossibility~ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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Nice review. It's cool that you can move the eyebrows on his default face. Ainz ITEM #396235 has that feature as well and it makes a big difference in expression. I can understand GSC not including it on the angry face too since those eyebrows are already in angered position (though the freedom to customize is always a bonus). A third face would have been much appreciated, especially considering how few accessories are included.

I agree that a weakened form of him would be sweet! That would have to be an entire other Nendo since both his body and face would change. Not a bad idea for a future release ^^
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