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NX EDGE STYLE Nightingale by Bandai (Part 2: Review)

Available From HobbyLink Japan – HLJ.com

By Cacophanus from Mecha Damashii

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Following the unboxing, here is the review for the NX Edge Style Nightingale from the novel Beltorchika’s Children. Like the NX Edge Style Hi-Nu Gundam before it, this Nightingale toy is beautifully done.

The fact we even have a Nightingale toy, in any scale or style, is something worth no small amount of rejoicing. Due to its novel-based origins, the wonderful Yutaka Izubuchi design has often been neglected over the years. Well, Bandai is here to correct that oversight.

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Despite the super deformed styling and smaller size, this is a very comprehensive little figure.

The articulation is very decent for the size and can enact a number of poses. The supplied stands also allow for aerial type poses and considering this is meant to be a space based mobile suit means the stands come in handy.

The detailing and sculpt are also cleverly done. Instead of a complex and intricate paint job, the detailing is part of the sculpt itself. The result is a toy that has a high degree of definition as to its detail.

In terms of gimmicks, the fin funnels can be removed and posed. The mono-eye in the head can also be swivelled as well.

One nice gimmick to the NX Edge Style toys is that their stands can be connected, and so I decided to bring the Hi-Nu Gundam along to play with the Nightingale.

Overall, this is a very nice toy and does justice to Char’s Nightingale. Now all we need is a full size Metal Robot Damashii to go with the Hi-Gundam.
 

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