As I promised, here’s a short review of the new Hatsune Miku 2.0! Complete with comparisons to the original Hatsune Miku Nendoroid (number 33). For starters, I don’t have many pictures of the unpacking process since I’m not one of those people who take photos of everything they do in their lives. skycells has a much more detailed review, so if you require visual aid, I’d suggest visiting that site.
Well, the above picture shows the Nendo doing a “pettanko” pose, which basically means you get a pettanko as a bonus when buying this Nendo. It’s REALLY CUTE. I put it beside my laptop when I’m working.
With a price of around 45 bucks, this Nendo is really worth the money. There’s a whole lot of accessories and body parts that provide numerous combinations and a lot of possible poses (if you’re creative). There’s two leeks, so you can dual-wield. There’s a mic, keyboard, and a set of speakers; the perfect setup for your petite diva. She also comes with lower body parts that allow her to sit! This Nendo also comes with two types of twintails: the normal ones and the two “fluffy” ones like the above pic. Her outfit totally gets a makeover, with that cool glossy finish. Besides the Nendoroid, the box also gave a surprise. Printed on the carton under the blister packs was a colorful mini-room designed for Miku!
What’s new about Miku 2.0 is her face plates and neck joint, and this applies (I think) to all Nendos after the 300th mark. Earlier Nendos require you to pull off the head and then change face plates. The newer ones, however, don’t require pulling off the entire head. In Miku 2.0’s case, you just need to remove the front hair and change face plates. This is more convenient, but it also means that older face plates won’t be compatible with newer Nendos. Oh well, it’s not like I had that many anyway.
Now, on to the comparison. As Barney Stinson says “New is always better”, this applies to Nendos as well, especially Miku and Miku 2.0. Please note that the original Miku is the 33th Nendoroid, which practically makes it a relic of the past.
As you can see, the original Miku doesn’t have that many pose options, which limits creativity (unless you have a whole stock of accessories, face plates and body parts). Also, since mine came with an under-the-skirt stand (the re-release came with a back peg stand), Miku can’t do many poses besides standing. However, there’s one thing that the Miku 2.0 did not come with: a Hachune Miku face plate! So, in every artistic way, the Miku 2.0 beats Miku hands-down. In terms of accessories and creativity, Miku 2.0 wins. So bascially, Miku 2.0 is a very huge improvement to the default Hatsune Miku Nendo design.
So, should you get this Nendoroid? That depends on many things, but if you’re a sucker for cuteness and have a large wallet, you won’t regret getting this petite cutie!
- Give a Warm Welcome to Hatsune Miku 2.0~ (ahotaku39.wordpress.com)
- Hatsune Miku 2.0: Unboxing and Review (skycellblogs.wordpress.com)