[Review] Nendoroid 304 – Rin & wooser + Mechawooser

Happy New Year everyone!! ☆*・゜゚・*\(^▽^)/*・゜゚・*☆

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season~ Lots of things have happened this past year, leading to a bit of neglect for my blog during the second half of 2013.. but it is now 2014, and to jump-start my blog for the new year, I have acquired a new toy: a camera! It’s not a super fancy camera or anything, but it is definitely an upgrade from my old point-and-shoot. Please bear with me as I learn to use my new camera to bring out the best in my toys.

Anyway, the first Nendoroids to get reviewed for the new year are Rin and wooser from wooser’s hand-to-mouth life! Does wooser count as a Nendoroid?

Here’s what the box looks like.
It has the post-300 box design, and since it comes with a mechawooser, the box is much larger than your average Nendoroid’s.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Box Front

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Box Left Side

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Box Back

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Box Right Side

A bonus insert!(°o°;)
Instead of the regular coloured “NENDOROID” print insert, Rin and wooser come with a special insert that looks like this~

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Insert

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Insert Closeup

You can cut them out and use them as standees for Mechawooser to recreate the scene where he destroys a city looking for school girl uniforms.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Insert Instructions

So many parts!~
Here are the front and back views of everything this set includes: Rin, wooser, mechawooser, an extra head, expression, body, and arms for Rin.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Blister Front

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Blister Back

This set comes with two bases, one arm stand with two peg-type connections of different lengths, one small hinged arm stand, and a circular base for wooser. The longer peg for the arm stand is used for when Rin’s hood is behind her back, and the small hinged arm is for mechawooser. Good Smile also included an extra Nendoroid neck joint.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Stands

Introducing Rin and wooser!! (・.・)\
Here they are right out of the box. Wooser is so tiny~ He doesn’t stand up on his own, unfortunately.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin and Wooser

Let’s take a closer look at the two of them.

This is the adorable Rin~
She is really simple but still done very carefully. I love her wooser hoodie! She has all the standard Nendoroid joints: a joint at her neck, connections at the shoulder, wrists, and waist, and joints at her legs.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Front

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Left

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Back

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Right

And this is the cute yellow “animal” with a terrible personality, wooser.
It’s unfortunate that we can’t pose him, so he’s stuck in this position with one arm up. Oh by the way, for those that aren’t familiar with the series, the middle dot is his nose, not mouth. He likes to make that distinction.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Wooser Front

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Wooser Left

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Wooser Back

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Wooser Right

Rin’s hood is, of course, removable. Here’s what it looks like.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin's Hood #1

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin's Hood #2

You can even put the hood on her head!
You can replace the hair parts with the extra hoodie parts to display Rin with her hood up. There’s extra space at the base of the hood so you can rotate her head.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Hood Up

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Hood Side

The ears on the hoodie are joined by a ball joint, so they can rotate all around the hood.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Hood Ears

Extra arms~!
The first extra arm part is a bent right arm and open hand, making Rin look like she’s waving hi~ ヾ(●◡●)

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Extra Arm #1

The second one is a right arm reaching out to the side with a hand that looks like it’s holding something.. but it’s actually for forming half a heart when combined with Nendoroid Ren. I’ll show you later when I get the chance to review Ren.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Extra Arm #2

The last two arms are these bent ones facing forward with hands that are curled, meant for holding the joysticks on mechawooser. Also, all of Rin’s hands are removable from the arm, so you can mix and match them to form all sorts of poses and expressions.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Extra Bent Arms

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Extra Bent Arms

The next extra part for Rin.. an alternate swimsuit body! Rin is still wearing her hoodie, so you can attach any of her arms onto this body. There’s no connection at her waist, but her legs do have joints. I have her with the hood up, as this body is meant to be displayed that way.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Extra Body

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Extra Body Back

But you can also attach the hood part onto the body~ Just a word of caution: the hole in her back doesn’t line up very well with the hood on her back. It’s actually too high and the hood covers it, so if you want the hood down with the swimsuit, you need to leave more space between the head and the body.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Extra Body With Hood

(¬_¬)
Lastly, Rin comes with an extra glaring expression. I don’t like this expression as much, so I’ve been showing Rin off with her happy beady eyes, but I do still find this expression adorable! No matter how angry Rin will get glaring at me with that face, she’ll still always be cute.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin Extra Expression

There are two Rins! (・o・)
If you’ve been keeping track, this set actually contains enough parts to put together two full-sized Nendoroids. There’s only one arm stand though, so if you want to display them both at the same time, you’ll need to borrow a stand from another Nendoroid.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Two Rins!

That’s all for Rin~ But there’s still one very important piece to this set…

and that piece is mechawooser!!
Mechawooser is massive! His body resembles metal with bolts down his front and back. He has a drill for his left hand and a claw for his right hand.  He has a little funnel tail, and red eyes made with translucent plastic that I wish could light up (I’m sure an experienced modder can make that happen). The hole in his back won’t fit an arm stand, so I think it’s purely aesthetic. The actual hole for the stand is at the bottom under his tail.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Mechawooser Front

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Mechawooser Left

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Mechawooser Back

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Mechawooser Right

He’s way more poseable than I had thought. His ears are attached via regular Nendoroid joints. His arms and legs use a larger version of the standard Nendoroid joint, so they can also rotate and bend in two directions. The claw rotates around the wrist, and his head, body, and bottom are all detachable from each other, making it possible to turn any one of those parts as I’ve done above (notice how the bolts don’t line up).

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Mechawooser Poseability

The best part about mechawooser is the fact that he can be opened up to reveal a seat and control panel inside! Rin doesn’t get to sit entirely inside of mechawooser unfortunately. To attach Rin to mechawooser, you have to detach her lower body and attach her torso to the peg inside of mechawooser. I suggest attaching her torso first and then attaching her bent arms after so that her hands slot onto the joysticks.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Mechawooser Seat

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Mechawooser Seat Closeup

Tada~
Rin is controlling mechawooser!

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin and Mechawooser

You can also have Rin wear her hood up while sitting inside mechawooser. There’s enough space for that.

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser - Rin and Mechawooser #2

Hehe, Rin is not amused by wooser…

Nendoroid Rin and Wooser

Anyway, I think they replicated Rin and wooser in Nendoroid form very nicely. The original character designs lent themselves really well for the transformation. I had a ton of fun playing and posing with Rin and the mechawooser. Wooser was less fun since he was permanently waving at me, but I’m definitely glad he was included anyway. The paint job was actually done really well, and I didn’t have any serious problems with the extra parts, although I am a little concerned with the wooser hood not lining up with the swimsuit body. I’m not sure if it was a design choice or just an isolated problem with mine.. The set is pricier than your average Nendoroid, but you do get two full-sized Nendoroids, a wooser, and an awesome mechawooser. My overall thoughts… Rin is just too cute (>⌓<) She is super adorable. Her beady black eyes are a nice change to the regular anime-styled eyes of other Nendoroids. Unless you hate cute girls, wooser, and/or mechas, you probably won’t be disappointed by this set.

(๑●ᴗ<๑)ノ Mata ne~ See you guys next time!

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