Nendoroid 128: Dead Master

Nendoroid Dead Master

Nendoroid Dead Master

You may wonder why I do a review of Nendoroid Dead Master (DM) now. Yes, she is supposed to be getting a review right after Nendoroid Makise Kurisu: White Coat version, but I reviewed Nendoroid Kousaka Kirino instead. ^^;

Actually, I have finished taking the review photos back then on February, but I did not quite satisfied with the results. Within this time frame, Nendoroud Kousaka Kirino was released, and I felt really tempted to review her first. After I finished with Kirino’s review, I decided to have another photo session with DM and a diorama set to complete my review photo collection. ^^

OK, enough with the chit-chat, let’s dive directly into the review, shall we? ^^

Pre-emptive attack?

Pre-emptive attack?

BRS: “May I take initiative to attack her first?”
Me: “That’s what they call cheating, BRS-chan … put your cannon down, please.”

Pardon BRS’ rudeness, Nendonesian. So … here is how DM’s box looks like:

The box/packaging

The box/packaging

BRS: “………..”
Me: “………. you heard me, BRS-chan.”
BRS: “………..”

Anyway, the green-black theme with chessboard-like background similar to Nendoroid Black Rock Shooter’s box. IMHO the packaging really suits DM’s design. ^^

The optional body parts and accessories

The optional body parts and accessories

Here is the complete parts listing:

  • 4 face plates (one attached)
  • 1 extra hair for CHANxCO face plate
  • 2 left arms (one attached)
  • 2 right arms (one attached)
  • An optional arm (can be used for either right or left arm)
  • 2 left palms (one attached)
  • 2 right arms (one attached)
  • 3 left legs (one attached)
  • 2 right legs (one attached)
  • 2 skulls with neon green eyes
  • a stand base with stands for hanging the skulls

Yes, the packaging also includes a quick manual to setup the stand base for DM’s flying skulls.

The quick manual

The quick manual

That said, I was still having some difficulties attaching the stand to the skull – refer to either #2 or #3 in the pic above. ^^

So … what so special about Nendoroid Dead Master? Actually, there are a lot of things to love on her. Here are a few of them:

Detailed sculpting

Detailed sculpting

The scythe

The scythe

The first feature is the amazing detail on her sculpting – you could see how detailed her palms and the scythe holder are.

The removable horns

The removable horns

Her vertebrae-shaped horns are also looking great there with glossy black color … not to mention that both of them are removable, so you could also put them into the CHANxCO hairset. ^^

DM's sinister expression

DM's sinister expression

Licking her hand - one of my fave DM scene ^^

Licking her hand - one of my fave DM scene ^^

I really like huke‘s character design, especially his eyes design. Yes, DM’s expressions are simply stunning (or unique, if you prefer). Oh, and the CHANxCO expression adds a “cute” feeling to the set of DM’s sinister expressions. ^^

Well then, let’s see some default pose pics of DM:

Default pose 1

Default pose 1

Default pose 2

Default pose 2

Default pose 3

Default pose 3

Default pose 4 (CHANxCO)

Default pose 4 (CHANxCO)

Now … let’s see some action-scene photos of Nendoroid Dead Master. ^^

Preparing for battle

Preparing for battle

An epic battle is about to begin: DM vs BRS!

An epic battle is about to begin: DM vs BRS!

Hell Scythe of The Dead (one of DM's skill - I made that up ^^)

Hell Scythe of The Dead (one of DM's skill - I made that up ^^)

It looks like the battle is getting hotter with DM taking the initiative to strike first … *BULP*

ヽ(*゚д゚)ノ”Whoa!! What’s happening?”

Are we having a power outage? I have a feeling that someone might be trying to sabotage the battle.

……

……

……

BRS’ voice: “W-w-what the-!? H-hey, what are you doing!?”
DM’s voice: “Aiyeeeeeeeeeeee!!!”

W-w-what is that sound!?

……

……

……

*BULP* Ah … the power has been restored … however …

BRS and DM are chained!

BRS and DM are chained!

BRS: Release me at once!! ヽ(`皿′)ノ
DM: *sob* ヽ(‘A`) ノ

W-whoa … both BRS and DM are chained! Who did it!?

Kirino is taking photos of the scene

Kirino is taking photos of the scene

…. it looks like the battle scene between DM and BRS has caught Nendoroid Kousaka Kirino (a.k.a Kiririn-shi)’s attention. Yes, apparently she is the one who made the electricity went down and chained both BRS and DM in the dark – just to take a photo of her fave anime characters. I can see that she is a real die-hard fan of Black Rock Shooter (I made this up though). ^^;

Kiririn-shi are uploading the pic to her Twitter and Facebook account

Kiririn-shi are uploading the pic to her Twitter and Facebook account

OK, let’s pretend that Kiririn-shi’s intervention never happened. ^^;

So … in conclusion, is Nendoroid Dead Master worth to be purchased? Either you are a fan of BRS or not, I have to say YES for the features that I have mentioned above. Note that you also get a bunch of parts and accessories (although not as many as BRS) for the standard pricing of 3500 Yen. I could still find DM on sale at several retailers though, so I suggest you should get one if you have the fund. ^^

Well then, that’s about all of my review today. See you on my next review, Nendonesian! ^^

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6 comments on “Nendoroid 128: Dead Master

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  5. […] chibi expression reminds me of the CHANxCO expression for OVA version of Nendoroid Dead Master. It is simply too adorable! […]

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