Figure News: Nendoroid Black*Gold Saw now available for pre-order
26 Nov 2010 03:09:56
Despite the OVA having made its debut months ago, the Black*Rock Shooter hype-train just keeps chugging along. One of the main factors of the hype would be Good Smile Company, who in addition to providing a large portion of the funding for the OVA project, have churned out a consistent stream of Figmas, Nendoroids, PVC statues, phone charms, curry dishes (don't ask), decorated automobiles, and general hype for the Black*Rock Shooter franchise. And the stream is continuing well into next year - there are releases planned up until April, including none other than...
Probably not the sort you'd want to run into in a dark alley.
Black*Rock Shooter's mysterious enemy (or ally - who knows?) is going to be the third Nendoroid from the B*RS franchise. Some people were predicting it to be Mato or Yomi from the OVA, but I'm kind of glad this isn't the case - a big chunk of B*RS's appeal comes from the over-the-top character designs, and schoolgirl Nendos are a dime a dozen.
"Make one comment about my lack of elbows or knees and I'll cut ya."
B*GS includes a fairly typical assortment of accessories - several hands and arms, two normal faces (angry and... slightly more angry?), and two bent legs. The bent legs look slightly awkward with their 90-degree bends, but they do have a practical purpose.
The bonus set of accessories are one of the major selling points of this Nendoroid - she includes a cliff base to sit on, as well as a goofy CHANxCO face like Black*Rock Shooter and Dead Master before her. Speaking of CHANxCO, GSC actually commissioned her (or him?) to draw a new piece, which can be seen below.
The fact that GSC would commission a new CHANxCO drawing just to base their Nendoroids off of seems to suggest that a Strength Nendoroid is fairly inevitable, and that she'll include parts to recreate the pose seen in the image. Personally, I might have to get that one - I don't know why, but something about that vaguely owl-like Strength just makes me smile. Anyone here interested in Nendoroid Black*Gold Saw, or the indirect announcement of a Nendoroid Strength? Sound off below!