Last year, an announcement was made about an event being held in Japan called B.G.M. Festival. It would be lead by charismatic bishoujo producer of Overdrive, Bamboo, who brought together musicians who appeared in their games. At the event they would have these petite Nendoroid figures of a few of the stars of the bishoujo games for an exclusive sale. Now, you can save yourself a trip to this event and have this excellent set for yourself!
What’s included in the set is a total of five figures. (pop quiz, hotshot! Try naming them before I list them to test your bishoujo skills! …Go!!) They include Miyako Miyamura (ef -a fairy tale of the two), Kenshin Uesugi (Sengoku Rance), Otome Asakura (Da Capo 2), Kirari (Kira Kira), and Asuka Watarai (Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai). They each stand at 65mm tall, so about the size your thumb. Pretty tiny, but rest assured, Good Smile didn’t skimp on the details!
With their small stature, even if you stand at distance you’ll see how carefully crafted this little gals are. The shape of each of them are unique and the color paint used are properly represented from their game counterpart, from Kirari’s slight shades of pink on her hair to Asuka’s soft and warm toned school uniform.
As I was taking a closer look, I became even more astonished at how much detail was shown. Otome has a silver design of flowers that are so faint, yet, detailed that I couldn’t help, but be impressed. Her armband’s symbol even stands out despite how tiny it is. Kirari comes with her signature mic and guitar (both detachable). Fans will quickly notice the ribbon and stuffed cat on the mic, and guitar enthusiasts (like myself!) will appreciate the miniature Les Paul Junior-esque electric guitar sitting comfortably on her left hand.
Who stands out the most (literally?) is Kenshin. If her sword doesn’t command your attention, then her pointy helmet will! The paint on her is so vibrant and is a nice contrast to the other characters in the set. Even the bottom of her dress is subtle, yet, the open space is what draws your eyes in to it.
The packaging is as thoughtful as the presentation. You needn’t worry about any loose bits shaking around the box. Everything is carefully placed in their snugged plastic place. Even the miniature sword has a tight spot for it.
Speaking of tight, each figure comes with a stand to place them on for display. It’s clear with the base about the same circumference as the the heads with prop that has rounded joints that connects it to the figure. I have to say it again, the detail of how the prop stand was to be place on the back of the figures is so awesome. It rests perfectly on the ribbons of Miyako’s and Asuka’s uniforms, it’s almost too clever! The joints themselves can be a little tricky to snap on properly, as with most sturdy joints. To get them on you’ll have to detach the figures head (as some have enormous hair) from the body and ease the joint on the back, then connect the other end to the base. The joints do allows for some wiggle room, but with these being petite Nendoroids there only so much you can do to begin with other than move an arm slightly up and down. You’d want to let these characters rest in place anyway as their stance fits perfectly with their personalities down to a T.
The Nendoroid Petite: B.G.M Festival Set is a tiny package that really packs a punch. Good Smile did good on all of the companies beloved characters in the most pleasant ways and I highly recommend it to fans at the asking retail price.