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ホームブログ記事 #41705

REVIEW: Portrait of Pirates Nami Neo Ver.2 RepaintREVIEW: Portrait of Pirates Nami Neo Ver.2 Repaint

This review will be a late one on the Portrait of Pirates (POP) Nami Neo Ver. 2 Repaint Limited Edition figure (yep, long name) by Megahouse. It features the One Piece character Nami, the first of two female members in Luffy's pirate crew, and it features her in the canon outfit she wore during the Water 7 arc, at the time when they met future member Franky.

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Nami is the most popular One Piece female character and no three guesses why.
She also has the most POP releases for a female character and I have lost count of the recoloured versions of her Bathing Beauties (BB) figures, and multiple ones at that.

I will honestly say that Nami is not my favourite female in the One Piece universe, despite my owning several of her figures. And I will also say that I am personally not fond of the hypersexualised BB line either.

That being said, she is a beautiful character and her figures, more often than not, do her great justice.

This particular figure was released in 2011 as a Limited Exclusive edition (this figure is available everywhere though) and I got her off a local collector for a very cheap price last year, when I first started my collecting hobby. She is the 2nd version of this figure, and recoloured brighter (with a hint of metallic shine in her clothes) than her predecessor. I believe this version is a long way BETTER than the first version, just by looking at the face and colour scheme - the 1st version looks duller and very faded, colour-wise. Bright and metallic recolourization isn't always better though, such as the case for the Nico Robin Ver.2 Repaint - but here for Nami, it works well.


THE BOX: 9/10
The box is pretty small (good news for SAL shippers if you are getting it from Japan) and the design is very fun and cheery, to suit Nami's personality. It is a splash of yellow, light blue and white; with bubbles and water droplet motifs (for the Water 7 arc, I assume). The Toei sticker is at the upper front of the box.
The back is filled with images of the figure itself and more water motifs.

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The inner background of the box is bright yellow with a lovely image of Nami's personal Jolly Roger. The colour coordination here is very nice and cheery.
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THE PACKAGING: 9/10
The packaging comes in two plastic shells stuck together. There are no fixing wires, but the overall packaging is quite secure. The base is held at the back of the figure with a round plastic shell on top of it to hold it in place. Economical use of space :)
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THE BASE: 8/10
The base is a standard POP base, octagon-shaped with one single vivid colour. Nami's standard colour is orange, and so it is for this base as well :) The base has the Straw Hats logo in the center and the words "LUFFY PIRATES" on top and "NAMI" over the bottom (if you can't make it out in the photo).

The base has a total of 4 pegs, two for each foot. I do not know if this is the case for ONLY my figure, but it is very difficult to fit her fully into the pegs - she does not go in smoothly at all. And when things like these happen and you have the figure on display for a long time, when you decide to store them and go to take them off the base, they may just end up pulling the peg up with them. I have 2 Neo figures (Zoro is the other) and they have the same problems, so I don't know if it's an issue with the old figures.

What I do to prevent peg damage, I either pose them without the base or if posed with the base, I put them just standing on the base without being fixed by the pegs (they stand VERY WELL by themselves).

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THE SCULPT: 9/10
And here we have the simple but pretty figure :D
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The sculpt is great for Nami, she looks very in character, especially for the face! Her pre-timeskip hair is short so they couldn't do much with waviness or curls, but they sculpted the hair well regardless, even with detail attention to the individual strands at the back.

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And of course, the ever-famous front assets of Nami and her cleavage are done very well too, not overly lewd - but then again, they did grow post-timeskip. Spoiler-tagged for NSFW just in case.
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She has her Log Pose with her on her left hand, also done very well, along with a movable bangle. The attention given to the folds of her top and the pleats in her skirt are pretty good.
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She does not come with any extra accessory. But as an added feature, she is a cast-off figure - her skirt can be removed and she can be posed in her underwear.
Basically you just remove her upper torso, take off the skirt, and then stick the torso back on. Again, spoiler-tagged for NSFW just in case.

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I have no idea why anyone would pose her like this - unless your display has some sort of beach girls or beach volleyball theme - then she would look right in the element.


THE PAINT: 9/10
The (re)paint job on this is great. Her hair is coloured much brighter, I love that shade of orange - and it contrasts nicely with her top, that they have made metallic purple. The skirt has no shadings, and is a nice pearly white colour. Eyes and lips are painted on beautifully.

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The Log Pose is coloured a nice translucent dark green, it changes shade when the light hits.
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Her sandals are metallic red, and they even gave attention to tiny details and painted her toenails (and fingernails) a pale pink.
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THE POSE: 7/10
This pose is a bit oddly positioned - even if it means to convey fun. It seems as if they did her twisted a little too far back at the waist so her legs appear short and squat and her knees knobbly. Her left hip is also lifted too high, so it just appears anatomically strange somewhat.

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FINAL THOUGHTS
It is a lovely figure of Nami pre-timeskip - the face, expression, outfit and colour are great. She is certainly better than the first version.

It would have been great if Megahouse had incorporated her signature Clima-tact weapon as an accessory, give this figure more of a pow-wow factor.

She may not be the best Nami figure out there, though she may be the prettiest pre-timeskip figure. If you are looking for a good pre-timeskip Nami figure with a limited budget, this would definitely be worth to get. I would rate her a 8/10.


PROS
- Great repaint on the figure, very eye-catching
- Beautiful face sculpt
- Cheap price (currently)

CONS
- Strange pose
- Not the friendliest of bases


And that is it for my review of this Nami figure. Have a Merry Christmas, everyone!

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スコア8/10

Sculpting
Painting
Posing
Base
Packaging
Enjoyment

コメント2

2pt
tharglet (3ヶ月前) #46537822If you're having problems pegging the figure, I'd suggest warming the feet. If it's an older figure, you may also need to warm the legs so they can be bent back into position - wider stance figures are more prone to having their legs "drift" closer together, making them be a pain to get onto the stand (or in some cases, impossible without doing so...).
When removing, you can do the same thing, though it can be a bit tougher, as you can't warm the peg holes directly. However, warming stuff up will allow a bit of flexibility so that it shouldn't try and take the pegs with it.

Thanks for the tip!
3ヶ月前
1pt
If you're having problems pegging the figure, I'd suggest warming the feet. If it's an older figure, you may also need to warm the legs so they can be bent back into position - wider stance figures are more prone to having their legs "drift" closer together, making them be a pain to get onto the stand (or in some cases, impossible without doing so...).

When removing, you can do the same thing, though it can be a bit tougher, as you can't warm the peg holes directly. However, warming stuff up will allow a bit of flexibility so that it shouldn't try and take the pegs with it.
3ヶ月前