After going through the Figma Haruhi, I dug out the Nendoroid Haruhi so that she would also have her due review up!
Haruhi was the first ever Nendoroid I bought and being Number 09, she is one of the earlier ones so how will she hold up to comparisons?
Haruhi balances on this stand and although it looks similar to current ones, it can barely hold Haruhi as her head is seriously heavy…
Haruhi has a really big head compared to current Nendoroids and boy it’s like a brick. Add that to the fact that the stand doesn’t really hold her securely and anytime you move her, the head will just drop off since the peg connecting it is really short and can’t support the weight. Other than that, she looks really adorable!
Her ribbons are lightly shaded.
A gripe I have with the Nendoroid is that it doesn’t look exactly like Haruhi since the Nendoroid’s face is way too wide and Haruhi has a more angular chin compared to the Nendo.
The Nendoroid comes with the same accessories as the Figma did, the cone, 2 armbands and 2 face-plates. The armband just pegs onto the arm and it’s really loose. It comes off too easily so be careful when you’re moving the Nendorid lest you lose it.
switching hands are a breeze and although the arms are rather tight, just be gentle and nothing will break.
I just adore angry expressions and even more so on Nendoroids. This face-plate is really cute and probably the option I would display her with. =)
Haruhi also comes with a special hand and face-plate specially for the bleh~ pose. I don’t really remember but did Haruhi ever do this in the anime? Still it’s a nice inclusion and she looks really cute doing that as well.
If you’re looking for a Nendoroid Haruhi, it might be a tad difficult to find considering its release was quite some time back. There is also the Disappearance ver. of Haruhi which is rather recent but that doesn’t come with the uniform that this one has. If you just want a nice figure of Haruhi, get the Figma for it’s playability and accuracy to the anime. The Nendoroid is really finicky and the heavy head is really an issue during posing. I wouldn’t really recommend this to anyone considering there are better Nendoroids out there but if you are afflicted by the Nendoroid poison and need your Haruhi in chibi form, go ahead and get this!
thanks for reading!