Hey gang, Valkor here. For a short time, Yu-Gi-Oh was one of my favorite animes (with many others). The actual card game that the anime was based? Not so much. But the anime? All-day! And it was a lot of fun until I ultimately fell out of it for other series, I don’t remember. But as I recall, before I moved on, there was one episode (episode 62) that introduced Dark Magician Girl. It was an unexpected pull, and if I’m not mistaken, she’s more powerful than the Dark Magician (or she’s an added effect or support to his card). Either way, she’s what this next review is all about. And the folks at The GoodSmile Company has scored another TOV win with Nendoroid 1596 Dark Magician Girl. And I have to say, this one is as much fun as Naofumi, but with less clutter.
Taken from The GoodSmile website:
"Come! Dark Magician Girl!" From the popular anime series "Yu-Gi-Oh!" comes a Nendoroid of Dark Magician Girl, apprentice of the ultimate wizard Dark Magician! She comes with two face plates including a smiling expression and a determined expression. Optional parts include her magic staff, a Dark Burning Magic effect part, one of the Kuriboh in Yugi's deck and the Flute of Summoning Kuriboh! A magic circle sheet is also included so you can display her being summoned! Be sure to add Nendoroid Dark Magician Girl to your collection!
Nendoroid Dark Magician Girl is well-represented. And, like with many other Nendoroids, the attention to detail is impressive. In addition to the figure, the box contains several hand replacements for various poses, an additional faceplate displaying her determined look, her staff, a Kuriboh, an energy ball that can be attached to the staff, a magic flute, and a magic circle. I thought the circle was missing at first. However, it was affixed to the box insert. As a result, anyone who wants to buy the figurine will know where to look.
Setting up the Dark Magician Girl for poses was easy compared to Nendoroid Filo. She stood well on the stand, and even getting her to hold her staff wasn’t all that complicated. I know I use a standard pose when playing with Nendoroids, and I promise I’ll try to change things up with future figures. But my thing is, if I can get them to stand just right on the plate, then it’s a job well done. What I really like about DMG is that there aren’t too many small pieces that can easily get lost. And having Kuriboh along for the ride is a cute addition.
If you like Yu-Gi-Oh (anime, manga, cards, or all of the above), The GoodSmile Company Dark Magician Girl Nendoroid would be a great addition to your collection. She's not only appealing to the eye, but she also has fewer small parts and is simple to pose. I strongly recommend picking this up! So, out of five TOV stars, Dark Magician Girl Nendoroid gets a 4.5!