I had to pre-order this Nendoroid as soon as I first found out about it. Because Wonder. Woman. Nendoroid.
Of course, since it was a pre-order, there was nothing else being shipped in the package, and it was a smaller package. Which apparently was a bad thing, because when I went to the post office to pick up the package (it came while I was at work on Wednesday), when the person behind the counter moved aside to look for it, I was able to see this on the shelves:
Without even thinking, I immediately said something along the lines of “Oh god, it’s been crushed!” The postal worker ignored that, and sounded angry at me when I tried to direct her to where the package was located, even after I said “It’s the one with amiami written on the side.” Because, you know, obviously I couldn’t know what my own package looked like. Because of course no store or online distributor ever put their logo on the side of a box. (In all the times I’ve had to pick up packages there, I’ve never once seen another package from AmiAmi or Mandarake there, so I think it’s perfectly reasonable of me to have assumed this package was mine. Especially since I was expecting a package from them.)
She also insisted that the damage had to have been done before the package entered the country. I’ve never had a package from Japan arrive in this condition before…but I’ve had domestic packages arrive in similar conditions.
Fortunately, the cardboard box absorbed nearly all the damage; there’s just a bit of a dent/crease on the Nendo box. So I don’t have to try to get one or the other postal services to honor the insurance I paid for as part of the shipping cost. (Ordinarily, this would seem like a good reason to say “screw this” and pay the extra money to use DHL so that my packages from Japan wouldn’t be in the hands of the USPS, except once a DHL delivery truck almost killed me, and I hold a grudge.)
Unlike every other Nendo I’ve ever seen, Wonder Woman has articulated knees and elbows! 😀 (Please forgive the photos in this post, btw. After I picked up the package, I went to my brother’s place instead of back home. Partially because I wanted moral support in case it turned out my new Nendo had been damaged, and partially because the people across the street are having construction done, and one of the vehicles of the construction company is parked behind my driveway, making it really hard to get in and out of my driveway, and I couldn’t face it yet. Anyway, because of that, I was using my brother’s camera at his place, and it’s either not a very good camera and/or I don’t have any clue how to use it, plus the lighting wasn’t very good, so all the photos are kind of blurry. But they at least get the idea across. At some point I’ll get my various Wonder Woman dolls assembled and do a proper post on Wonder Woman…)
Of course, she comes with her sword and shield. 🙂 Thankfully, she’s a tie-in with Wonder Woman, not Justice League, so she has the more attractive sword. 😉 (Not that you can tell that from this terrible photo…)
She also comes with her Lasso of Truth! 😀 I love that they went ahead and incorporated that, despite how it’s a bit silly. (They must have snuck that past the Warner’s executives…) Unfortunately, I forgot to take the lasso off her belt for this photo, though. 😛
Bullet deflection time! 😀 I love that they included this part for the Nendo.
(Also, is it wrong that I totally want a Nendoroid of the Lynda Carter version of Wonder Woman now?)
This…happened a lot. For whatever reason, that arm does not like staying on. 😦 I think it was that her hair kept knocking into it…
So, I hung out at my brother’s place for a while after I finished taking the pictures, and rather than just putting Wonder Woman back in her box, I set her up with this statuette of Alena (Dragon Quest IV) attacking a teeny-tiny King Slime. 😛 Unfortunately, the flash totally washed out everything. 😦
Anyway, I’m hoping to post again soon (er, aside from the regular Monday posts), because I got another doll in today, who I was wanting to post about right away. But Wonder Woman arrived first (even if it took a day before I could get my hands on her), so I wanted to post about her before about my “new” doll. (“New” in quotes because said doll is newly mine, but older than I am. 😛 )