With the second Madoka Magica movie opening in theaters this weekend, Good Smile Company has posted on a full preview of the eagerly anticipated Ultimate Madoka Nendoroid ahead of the super derformed figure's October 16th pre-order launch.
With Mika-tan commentary...
She was only just seen as a non-painted version, so I think a lot of people were surprised to see the fully colored prototype so soon! The Good Smile team has silently been planning for this day for some time!
From Puella Magi Madoka Magica:
Nendoroid Ultimate Madoka!
From the hit anime series ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’ comes a Nendoroid of the form that Madoka Kaname took in the final episode of the series, when her wish was granted and she became a Puella Magi – Ultimate Madoka!
She’s finally here━(ﾟ∀ﾟ)━!!!!
Is there anyway to describe how cute she looks?! The ability of the Nendoroid’s chibi design to bring out cuteness is astounding! She’s just too cute!!!
She’s similar to the scale version, but has her own little charm that makes you want to stare at her all day long!!
This is how she looks from the back!
Just as with the scale figure, the volume of her hair and skirt are really impressive! The entire outfit is also coated with a lovely pearl paint that changes color depending on how the light is reflecting off it!
You can see just as much effort went into the Nendoroid version, even if she’s a fraction of the size of the scale figure!
Let’s move onto the optional parts!
A determined expression, bow and arrow!
Using the included bent arm parts you can recreate the famous arrow firing scene from the anime series! – it must be the most well known pose for Ultimate Madoka! The determined expression looking ahead to ensure she hits her target really completes the pose! Isn’t it adorable!!!
Both her wings make use of a clear gradient effect!!
The wings are actually attached with joints to the inside of her hair, which means you can move them into a huge range of positions! You can move them up and down easily, but also have some control of how far forward or back they are as well!
Next up is her staff!
This is actually her bow before it transforms, you can pose her with either the staff or the bow! You can see the differences quite nicely by comparing this photo to the previous one. She also comes with an extended left arm which lets you pose her holding the staff out like this!
It’s quite hard to tell, but her waist is also articulated! ( ﾟ∀ﾟ)ﾉ
I was a little worried that it might get in the way of some poses, but the inside of the skirt has more than enough space for that to not be a problem. It is the void of space after all!
A gentle smile and clasped hands!! Only two expressions are included with her, but the stunning outfit and optional make up for that! She also comes with some clasped hands to pose her in prayer… I wonder what she’s wishing for?! (I’m trying to avoid spoilers here )
The magical symbol circle!
The same beautiful purple gradient that was used with the 1/8th scale figure has also used on the Nendoroid, but the Nendoroid version can also be moved to all sorts of angles like this!
The support of the stand is separated into two parts, and the magic symbol circle can be inserted between the parts, giving you some control of where it is displayed!
This is how it looks placed at her feet! It looks like she is walking along the magic symbols! The gradient and transparent effect of the magic circle looks really nice when you look at it from the bottom like this – particularly with the right light! It actually makes me want to shine a light directly onto it to see how it’d look!
Displayed with Madoka in her Puella Magi outfit!
This kind of recreates the scene from the opening theme! It’s quite a profound thing to display these two together at the same time, isn’t it… The Madoka series has spanned over scale figures, Nendoroids and figmas now, and I think this Nendoroid will look great displayed with any one of them!
Displayed with the 1/8th scale version!
The scale figure has an amazing presence, but the Nendoroid certainly isn’t anything to scoff at!! Looking at them both together is truly a sight to behold!
The 1/8th scale Ultimate Madoka is well into production now, and will be released soon!