Posted on May 15, 2018 by ankee
After forever, the nendoroids are finally coming! I have a small nendoroid problem so I figured I should let everyone else know about this too!
Kaoru comes with three faceplates; one smiling, one winking, and one with both eyes closed. His hat is removable, comes with a microphone to hold as well as the microphone on a stand accessory.
His target release date is October 2018 and his pre-order is available from 15th May 2018 (Tue) from 12:00JST until 12th July 2018 (Thu) at 12:00JST.
If you haven't pre-ordered a figure before, Good Smile Company (GSC) opens pre-orders for a month or so and after July 12th you won't be able to pre-order him anymore. He still may be available after that date from other stores such as Amiami or Tokyo Otaku Mode.
If you are reading this on July 13, don't worry! Sometimes when figures are released they will be available in stock on Amiami. There is also a large pre-owned figure market from stores like Amiami or Mandarake
There are two exclusive versions of Kaoru, through the Good Smile Shop and through Animate stores. Good Smile purchases get you an extra hand piece with flower accessory while Animate purchases you get an adorable keychain.
You can pre-order Kaoru through the Good Smile Online Shop for ¥4500. The Good Smile Online Shop charges a shipping flat rate of ¥2000 per order.
For the Animate pre-orders, I haven't done that before for a figure but if you are in Japan and able to go to an Animate they will have slips of each figure to pre-order.
Karou is available on AmiAmi for ¥3730. Shipping for one Nendoroid to the US is around ~¥2000 for EMS and ~¥680 for SAL.
If you are looking for a US based company Kaoru is also available on Tokyo Otaku Mode for $45.99 with ~$8 of shipping.
The unpainted prototype for Kanata has been shown so he should be the next one available.