When I first spotted this figure in the pages of Tech Gian last June I wasn’t quite convinced of her allure. After she was listed for preorder and a few more sample images began to surface however I realized that I’d be forced to trust my luck with Wafuudou yet again – the prospect of the combination of cute and ero from Nanao Naru and Cerberus Project was just too hard to ignore. She came in last night, just in time to ask the question: what would you do if Halloween girl said “Trick or Treat“?
Original Design: Nanao Naru
Sculptor: Sunny Day (Cerberus Project)
Source: Original (Tech Gian pinup illustration)
Scale: 1/6 (15 cm tall)
Materials: PVC, ABS
Release Date: October 31st, 2007
Production: Wafuudou Ganguten
Price: 7,980 JPY (tax included)
Current Availability: [KNC] [HLJ] [HS] [TL]
Support HD!: [PA] [YA]
I’m not normally a huge fan of Nanao Naru’s designs and I cordially detest the work she did for Da Capo, but when combined with the sculpting artistry of Cerberus Project’s Sunny Day magic happens. The color scheme, costume and pose chosen by Nanao are rendered less generic under the experimental strokes of Sunny Day’s carving knife, resulting in a pleasantly unconventional yet harmonious kit.
original Tech Gian pinup that served
as inspiration for the kit design
Wafuudou’s production quality here is quite solid, altogether one of the best pieces of work I’ve seen from the brand. There are no egregious seams (other than the nape of her neck as revealed after castoff), the paint job scores high marks in every aspect from trim work to shading to variety of gloss and matte finishes, and the little touches on the pumpkins and ghosts make them come alive in a (not so) spooky diorama.
This kit has a lot of fetish points to recommend it, whether you’re into twintails, Nanao Naru designs, sexy sculpts or pumpkins (I’m sure there are some pumpkin fetishists out there) this is one that comes in as a no-brainer, a solid kit worth picking up if it at all strikes your fancy. I’m happy to see Wafuudou producing at this level of quality, and have high hopes for the future kits in their pipeline!
Overall Score: 9/10
+ sexy Cerberus Project sculpt and castoff
+ brilliantly designed color scheme
+ best paint job from Wafuudou yet
+ diorama effect is fun
o hair looks a bit odd after castoff
o a few wayward scuffs of paint on the skin
– the seam at the nape of her neck could bite your hand off
– odds of a real life Halloween Girl trick-or-treating at my door tonight: slim to none