One Huge Nendoroid Haul

Hello everyone and welcome back to Tiro Finale! This time, I have a rather interesting story to share with you involving a large number of Nendoroid(s). But first, let me put forth this question, when was the last time you ever went out and purchased more than three Nendoroid(s) in a single sitting? And that was the exact scenario I found myself to be in when I first helping one of our writers here on Tiro Finale collect a large shipment of Nendoroid(s). 

Now, 5 Nendoroid(s) may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things especially for a collection which spans hundreds of these. But, total everything up and you come to realize just how much was spent in just this one haul. Let us break it down shall we?
  1. Nendoroid Katsuki Bakugo: Hero's Edition - 4,815 Yen
  2. Nendoroid Jibril - 4,444 Yen
  3. Nendoroid Kunagisa Tomo - 4,907 Yen
  4. Nendoroid Asato Miyo - 4,600 Yen
  5. Nendoroid Yuri Plisetsky - 4,167 Yen
Bringing the grand total to 22,933 Yen, and that is before the inclusion of shipping! While I have collected some pretty high dollar hauls in the past before, I had certainly not participated in anything of this scale before.

As such, I was notably nervous when given the chance to handle these knowing just how much was at stake. Handling a Nendoroid or two is easy when things are still fairly manageable but, five and things start to get a little out of hand especially when public transport is your main form of commute. What was once a single portable and compact box has now become a larger, unwieldy collective. Fortunately, everything went as planned and all the figures were transported safely to its intended destination. Phew!

Earlier I mentioned the entire sum that these five Nendoroid(s) would have added up to but, that would only function as a rough indication of the total bill based on retail prices. Bakugo for example is one that has seen a sharp rise in price in the re-seller's market ever since he was released a year ago. Ever since then, the price of this Nendoroid has gone up to as much as 10,000 Yen for an unopened one. 

The original plan was just to collect the four pre-ordered Nendoroid(s) but, Bakugo just happened to be for sale at a reasonable 5,300 Yen. Having searched for this particular Nendoroid for a long while, the decision was made on the spot to add it to the collection as well. Nendoroid collectors, am I right?

With the exception of Bakugo, the four others as part of the haul were actually part of a pre-order which was then collected in one go. Miss 794 here is Jibril from the No Game No Life series and was released earlier in the year in January. 

This version does not include the Good Smile Company bonuses which included Jibril's Old Collection, hand parts and a black halo. If you have missed the pre-orders for Jibril yet still want her, do be aware of the different version as the ones with the GSC bonuses would fetch a higher price. Depending on what you want, the bonuses may or may not be omitted. Some may consider it a deal breaker while others, like what we have here, often consider the bonus not worth it.

Nendoroid No. 805 Kunagisa Tomo is a more recent release and originates from the series, The Beheading Cycle: The Blue Savant and the Nonsense Bearer. At 4,900 Yen, this particular Nendoroid is a little more expensive than usual but it packs a few neat tricks up its sleeve, literally. As the cardboard sleeve within the box is designed to resemble her room and can be used as a background for posing. 

Otherwise, the Nendoroid comes with no GSC pre-order bonuses and is better of purchased from third-party sellers. Part of the reason you would want to do that is to get lower than retail prices (such as in the case of Amiami) and cheaper shipping rates (such as in this case). 

The next Nendoroid, No. 817 Asato Miyo is a really special one borne of the collaboration between GSC's Nendoroid series and Tomytec's Little Armory series. First starting of as a Figma collaboration, the series has since expanded to involve the Nendoroid series as well with more characters from the Little Armory series being launched as well. 

Released in February 2018, this Little Armory Nendoroid comes with a whole host of extra parts and is even semi-compatible with the other weapons from the Little Armory series. Having been a long time fan of the Little Armory series, I was very happy to find out that both Figma and Nendoroid figures were finally being made of the cover characters. I am certainly curious to see how Tomytec and GSC move forward from here and whether these figures will be well received by fans.

With those four complete, you may notice another one missing that is Nendoroid Yuri. There is actually a very good reason for that. As it is was purchased as a gift, the decision was made to keep the original white wrapping paper on thus, making it pointless to document/photograph. Trivial as it may seem, there are many collectors out there who actually value that simple white wrapping paper.

Just when you thought we were done, well do we have another surprise for you in the form of a complete set of Rem rubber straps! Just when you thought the haul could not get any pricier, things are brought up a notch with these complete set of Rem rubber straps costing close to a single Nendoroid. But for fans of Rem, it would certainly be worth it as it featured Rem in a myriad of forms, costumes and expression ranging from happy bikini to crazed Oni.

With that, we finally come to the end of this haul post. It had never occurred to me that the most expensive single haul post I would be doing actually does not involve any merchandise belonging to me. But, that just goes to show just how much more there is to the world of figure collecting and more so that I have yet to experience and learn. 

What about you? What is the most you have spent in a single haul? Do let me know in the comments section below. Until the next time, thank you so much for reading and have yourself a wonderful day ahead!


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