Today I’lI present you another Nendoroid review, I thought that Amano Tooko was the last Nendoroid I’ve bought for once, but this Hayate Nendoroid caught my interest a bit and some weeks ago I heard that only 10 more copys of him were available at AmiAmi and so I took up to chance to get him after I’ve passed on him on his release date.
The origin of this Nendoroid is the popular comedy manga and anime Hayate no Gotoku.
In my opinion Hayate no Gotoku is one of the best story driven comedy shows I’ve seen so far.
This show already had two seasons, the first one had 52 episodes and the second one had 25 episodes, a movie is also planned for the Hayate no Gotoku franchise.
The Design of this Nendoroid is inspired by the hilarious episode 12, where Hayate was possesed by the spirit of a crossdresser, who forced him to wear this girly bunny maid outfit.
To cause no embarrasing situations he tried to cover his true identity with the fake name Hermione, but that didn’t really work. There are some other great scenes in this episode for example when Hina is singing the Opening Theme “Zankoku na Tenshi no Teeze“ of Neon Genesis Evangelion or a damn angry Nagi Ojou-sama.
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The animation style of Hayate no Gotoku is perfect for making Nendoroids out of the characters, next to Hayate, Hinagiku and Nagi were also turned into Nendoroids.
I planned to do a review only with Hayate and his parts in the pictures, but I invited Tooko to make things more interesting and ended up with some body parts mix up and ecchi ideas.
But let’s start with the things inside of his box, Hayate comes with three faces, three legs, six hands (I don’t know if the left hand of the butler body can be taken off, so maybe he just have 5 usable hands), two bended arms, a magical wand and a bunnytail.
Here we have Hayate in his butler outfit “shift body”, he can only raise his right arm, so the things you can do with him in this outfit are quite limited. Nevertheless his butler uniform looks elegant and is well done. A much more interesting way to display Hayate is the bunny maid outfit. A white and red colored dress with a simple paintjob and a fe nice details, like the bell around his neck or the ribbon at his backside. The shoulders and arms can seperated, so you can interchange the stretched arms with the bended arms. You also have a third bended leg for him. The bunnytail is only usable with the base of Hayate, it can’t be attached to him directly which is a bit dumb in my opinion.
This bunny eared alice band is a very funny accessory, the ears on it can be placed in different directions
Hayate comes with two bases, one for each outfit. For the butler outfit body he comes with a simple but nice base, there you only have to put the thing between his legs and Hayate gets a solid base, for displaying him in a space saving way. The bunny maid body’s base is also easy to use you just have to put his skirt in the holder, this base isn’t as stable as the other one, so this is what happens sometimes when you put him without giving attention (picture below).
The faces are cleanly sculpted and painted, I really like the thin black line at the mouth of the normal and the frown face Well, the open mouthed EH!? face can look a bit retared sometimes, even though it is also very well made.
In my opinion this Nendoroid itself isn’t as interesting as an Amano Tooko, a Super moveable Saber or HMO Miku, not that I think that he’s a bad Nendoroid, in fact he is quite nice, but the real fun starts when you combine the bunny maid outfit with other Nendoroid parts. As you can probably see I had a lot of fun with using the hair of Tooko during the shooting.
Maybe too much ^o^ Haha it’s Nendoroid mating season, but Hayate doesn’t agree.
This Nendoroid resembles Hayate from the anime very much, the hair and the face expression are very well made. Also his butler outfit looks nice and detailed the only dropdown is that only one arm is moveable with this body. I guess most of you prefer the bunny maid outfit, I feel the same way its very cute and funny and most of all it has the fully moveabilty you would expect from a Nendoroid. I would recommend this Hayate Nendoroids to fans of Hayate no Gotoku!! Or people who want the bunny maid outfit for their other Nendoroids.