Nendoroid Review - Raspberyl


 
Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice is a video game. The game takes place in the Netherworld at Maritsu Evil Academy. In this demon school a good student is one who does not do homework or attend classes and behaves well like a demon, and students who turn up on time and behave are known as delinquents. Mao wants to overthrow his Overlord father and believing that heroes’ are the ones who defeat evil wants to become a hero, Raspberyl the resident delinquent gets wind of Mao’s plans and thus begins an attempt to stop Mao and keep her spot as the number one delinquent.

Raspberyl is the heroine of the story and unlike other demons she is hard working, polite and punctual which in the demon world makes her a delinquent. Raspberyl desires to be a delinquent as it sets her apart from other demons, Raspberyl is also classed as a monster and so can transform into a weapon, a sword.


Packaging:

Raspberyl comes in a standard Nendoroid box.

On the front is a window for viewing the figure, on each side of the box is a picture of the figure posing and a window for viewing the figure, on the back there is relevant information, all in Japanese, and pictures of the figure in various poses with their various accessories. Instructions for swapping face pieces and other items are usually printed on either inside of the box tabs or on a piece of paper slipped inside the packaging. Also take note that all figures you purchase have the correct authentication printed or stickered on the box.


Inside the box the figure is held between two pieces of moulded plastic, with spaces for their accessories. Boxes also come with inserts which act as backdrops in the box and can be taken out and used for backdrops while displaying figures. Raspberyl's backdrop is pink with the word Nendoroid printed all over.

Packaging = 7/10


Stand:

Rasberyl comes with a stand made of clear plastic it has a little pole and a saddle which the Nendoroid is then placed on, so she can stand up securely.

Stand = 6/10

 
Sculpt:

In true Nendoroid fashion Raspberyl is sculpted as a chibi form of her original character design. Raspberyl’s sculpt is very nice and cute, her hair is lovely, very nicely done, and her horns just look fantastic and are designed very well. Her little bone clip poking out of her fringe is a very cute little touch. Her faces are great, and the expressions are just so fun. They really bring out the characters personality. Her clothing design is good, very cute with nice detailing. Her wings are made of soft PVC and can move slightly, however doing so too often would crack the paint. Her tail is really big, but cute none-the-less, however it would have been nice if she had some articulation in her tail. As for her legs, they are short, chubby and cute, and she has little skulls on her boots. So overall I am happy with the sculpt she is way cute, from her little boots to her horns, just a lovely character.

Sculpt = 8/10

 
Paint:

Raspberyl has a lovely colour scheme, purples and pinks with black and white, very simple but effective. Raspberyl has an overall good job, her hair is shaded really well, and I just love the colour. The eyes of the skull on her top are also shaded really well, and Raspberyl’s faces have very nicely painted eyes as well. Her tail and wings are a lovely pink and pale pink underneath.

However there are some minor paint issues with Raspberyl, firstly her wings have some paint cracking at the very base, due to the fact that they are soft PVC and can move slightly, however as you only see this on close inspection it is not a big deal. Her boots also have messy paint work.

Raspberyl’s accessories are well painted, with lovely gold tips to the corner of her book.

Paint = 7/10



Articulation:

Raspberyl use’s the standard Nendoroid joint system. Nendoroid joints are hinge joints with pegs on either end allowing both forward and back movement and rotation. Nendoroid joints also have little smiley faces on them, which is way cute.


At the head a Nendoroid joint is used as the neck allowing the figure to look up and down and turn their head left and right. To change the faces on Nendoroid’s the front and back hair piece is removed then the head is taken off the body, joint and all and another face is plugged into the body, the hair pieces then reattached, Nendoroids come with a neck joint for each extra face.


The various arms are attached via a peg joint, and can swivel backwards and forwards, the hands are also on peg joints and can swivel around. There is no articulation for the mid section of the figure. At each leg there is a Nendoroid joint which allows the legs to move forward and back, turn in and out, and move side to side.


Pose:

Raspberyl and Nendoroids in general are not very articulated and so they are limited in ways in which to pose them, but even so they are adorable figures and fun non-the-less. With the use of the accessories supplied, her demon book, meat, and glasses, she can be displayed in a number of poses, reading her book, eating her meat, and looking intelligent with her glasses. However there are a few areas in which articulation is restricted, Raspberyl can't put her arms far backwards as her wings get in the way, but this is minor. However there are a few areas in which posing is difficult, Nendoroids are rather head heavy that combined with Raspberyl's extremely small feet means that getting her to stand up without her stand is near impossible.

Articulation & Pose = 6/10

Enjoyment:

I will break down enjoyment into two categories: Accessories and Play Value.

 
Accessories:

Raspberyl comes with three facial expressions; a surprised expression, an angry expression, and a happy expression. Raspberyl also comes with an assortment of hands/arms; a pair of fists, an extra fist, a pointing hand, a hand for holding items, a pair of straight arms, and a pair of bent arms.


Raspberyl also comes with a pair of glasses, which to put on you remove her front hair piece, place the glasses in the grooves and then put her fringe back on. She also has a piece of meat on the bone, the bone plugs into the meat, and this is what you slide her hand onto. She also has my favourite accessory her demon book, which can actually open, and has things written inside, a lovely added touch by Good Smile Company.


Play Value:

I will break down play value into two categories: Compatibility, with other figures and accessories, and general play.


Compatibility:

Nendoroids for the most part are compatible with each other, as far as accessories go, as I only have one other Nendoroid and she has a chair and a lolly pop I only have one compatibility point for Raspberyl and that is she is able to hold Pastel Ink's lolly pop and also their hands are somewhat inter changable.  So not a lot of selection here so far, but I have seen other avid Nendoroid collectors mixing and matching a lot of accessories.

Next up is a height comparison, as you can see Nendoroids are about half the size of a standard Figma and hip height to the Fraulein Revoltechs, but as they are chibi any way they fit nicely into the group as the cute loli characters.


General Play:

In general Raspberyl is one of my favourite figures, she is cute and spunky and she fits in well with my other misfit figures. Although Nendoroids as a whole do not have much articulation or accessories the sheer cuteness and character of the figures is win. And so Raspberyl is a lot of fun to play around with and have displayed in my collection.


Overall Raspberyl is one of my favourite figures, she is cute and pink and has attitude and she is a demon, what more could you want, I seriously recommend.

Enjoyment = 8/10


Over all Raspberyl scores 7/10

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