Despite my lack of activity and lack of interest towards most of the recent figure hypes recently, there is one that raises my brows, which I haven't done so for a while - the Nendoroid Snow Miku from Good Smile Company.
Nendoroid Snow Miku is a a recoloured version of the normal Nendoroid Hatsune Miku. Being a limited item, it will first be available in the upcoming 61st Sapporo Snow Festival (第61回さっぽろ雪まつり). It will also be available for pre-order on the web for a limited period of time. For more details consult the post on Wcloudx (kumo)'s blog.
Front view showing the outer side of the twin tail with the icy shade and the silver snowflake
Inner side of the twin tails seems to have a darker shade with blue snowflakes visible
Hachune Miku face is also included
Nendoroid Snow Miku and normal Nendoroid Hatsune Miku side by side
With "advertisers" like Mikatan (an employee from Good Smile Company), these pictures kinda sold me, and made me tempted to want to own one of this Miku. Whether I will be able to buy one of these is another thing to consider though.
Moeyo has their hands on the Nendoroid, so let's see how it looks like under ordainary lighting:
These pictures seem to be taken under normal lighting so they look less saturated and possibly more true to what we may see if we have the figure on our hands too. The only thing I want to say here is that the hair looks more shiny that I would have expected.
The twin tails appear to be quite shiny, especially in the innder side, and according to Moeyo they are made of clear material - sort of translucent I would think.
Hachune Snow Miku
Clear ice-like leek!
Again, for details on acquiring this Nendoiroid Snow Miku consult the post here from Wcloudx (kumo)'s blog.
*Sigh*, why have I fallen for another limited item again? Sure, it's just a recoloured figure, but the cool colours present here are tickling me. I do not have a normal Nendoriod Hatsune Miku, yet I wasn't planning to have another limited Nendoroid after the Shana Dengeki Daioh ver. (the one and only Nendoroid I have so far).
And talking of limited figures, there seems to be more of those last year (2009) compared to the previous years, especially from Good Smile Company and Max Factory. There are bloggers such as anonymous_object and Ninjovee who have expressed their thoughts regarding on this. Reading these posts reminds me of Bandai and how it releases new gunpla models with some recolouring or minor variations. But then again I can be a sucker of some sort into these kind of things, like how I have both the normal flaming hair and the limited black hair for figma Shana, or having both HG 1/144 Trans-Am Raiser and 00 Raiser + GN Sword III (same model but in different colours), and I am actually planning to buy the 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G, a variation with different equipment which is to be released this month, or moreover my bunch of German Panzer miniatures with different camouflage patterns and markings. Oh well I am digressing here a bit so I will just end it here for now.
Images from Mikatan's blog and Moeyo