I’m not a Nendoroid collector and I don’t plan on becoming one anytime soon. In fact, I only have one Nendoroid as of the moment and that’s because I’m a mega fan of Madoka, but that’s it. However, seeing this Nendoroid of the lovable specter, Menma, from the surprise hit anime, “Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai” or “Ano Hana” in short, I’d have to admit that this made me rethink about my hardline stance on collecting these anatomically ignorant figures, and for good reason. Menma has got to be one of the cutest Nendoroids made (or about to be) so far. Yes, I know the word “cutest Nendoroid” has been thrown around a lot, but Menma actually makes a good case for herself as she perfectly captures the heartwarming image she presented in the anime.
Unlike other Nendoroids that skimped out on accessories, Menma actually fares quite well even if her design seems to be quite simple at first glance. She comes with 3 face plates, a base with a flower pattern (quite a rarity among Nendoroids) and even some stands to hold flower accessories to recreate scenes from the opening theme of the anime. She might not look like it but Menma is one of the few Nendoroids so far that’s gotten this kind of treatment, although it might not be too surprising considering the folks over at GSC are also huge fans of the anime.
Pre-orders for this friendly ghost start tomorrow. I’m positively sure that she’ll be selling like hotcakes tomorrow so be ready to jump on her as soon as she goes up at your favorite online stores. Now to order one for myself or not? Hmmm…