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Nendoroid Attack on Titan Eren Yeager ReviewNendoroid Attack on Titan Eren Yeager ReviewReview

ReflexDinobusReflexDinobus6 years ago
Hello everyone! ^^ Thanks again for all the positive feedback on my reviews so far! To see my past reviews; click here: profiles.php?us...

For my next review I will do another brand new figure! This one however is not technically mine...it's actually a present for my girlfriend (seems to happen a lot nowadays...). She let me open it and let me review it, however. Thanks again, Honey! You're the best!

From the immensely popular anime series "Shingeki no Kyojin"/"Attack On Titan", this is Nendoroid Eren Jeager / Eren Yeager:

(Each photo can be clicked on to give a full-size view of the image, even if the image itself doesn't display fully or at all).

Here's him in the box:

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Following what is the standard practice now with Nendoroids, Eren's box is #375 in the series (10 releases after Mikasa's)...and by series, I mean the Nendoroid figure series, as each box shows the same-box style design instead of series specific designs (as the old boxes had).

Interestingly enough, unlike with Mikasa Ackerman's release, there is no "Funimation" sticker on the front of the box. I'm not sure if Funimation lost the license or GSC just didn't want to put the sticker on there anymore (or maybe even because I ordered this one from AmiAmi instead of directly from GSC's shop)...either way it's missing this time.

Back of the box:

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Showing a few options for him, the back shows the figure quite nicely. The boxes are now more uniform and professional looking rather than the older all-over-the-place designs. On a personal note, I kind of have a love-hate relationship with this design...I hate the front, but I like the back...this is my personal opinion, however.

Also the back of the box shows him with Mikasa! Since my girlfriend has Mikasa already, I will be adding her to this review as well (later in the review).

All of his parts:

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Eren comes with a small array of parts...here's the list:

View spoilerHide spoiler-- Eren himself
-- Two swords
-- 3D Maneuver Gear
-- 2 alternate faces
-- Alternate body top/upper torso
-- 2 alternate elbow-jointed arms
-- 1 alternate non-jointed arm
-- 7 total alternate hands
-- 2 sword "swoooshes" (for lack of a better term)
-- Air jet for 3D maneuver gear
-- Standard Nendoroid base
-- 2 connector pegs (one for Eren, one for the gear)
-- Spare neck joint
-- Display base option (more on this later)
-- 2 bent knee legs
-- Metal (actually plastic, but made to look like metal) pole
-- Instructions


Out of the package, standard pose:

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He comes out of the package with straight arms, flat hands and straight legs. His legs have split-apart areas in the knees; making the bottom half of the legs come off to switch between the alternate legs. His arms simply pull out at the shoulders to change arms.

As with all Nendoroids, the front of his hair can come off to change her face. Also the quality of construction and paint apps is extremely high and detailed (like other Nendoroids and GSC products in general). The figure looks accurate to the show and is very well made in all aspects.

With display feature:

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This was an accessory also included with Mikasa's release; but this time they fixed it...to a degree. There's positive and negative changes with this accesory's retool. The positive is that the peg is no longer too big to fit into the hole on the base: It fits perfectly into the hole and comes out just as easily! The negative is that the gap in the piece to hold the paper is smaller; so only 1 sheet of paper will fit in there without ruining the paper being put in there (like with Mikasa's review; I used the instructions for this).

Also I was told by a member here on Mikasa's review that the inside of the packaging is supposed to be used for this display, but there is no mention of this in the instructions (at least from what I can tell) and there are only the bends in the actual cardboard where it conforms to the shape of the box's interior...so I'm still not really sure what's the best way to use this accessory without cutting a piece out of the box's inner backdrop.

Salute pose:

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As a solider, Eren can be posed to the salute of the armed forces in Attack on Titan. This is what the non-bending arm is for; as the other arms can be used for her weapons and other poses.

The hand on the arm is removable and can be used with the other arms as well. This is also his calm, normal expression as well...very nice for his Nendoroid form as well.

Chained up position:

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Eren comes with an entirely separate upper torso! This can be used to show how he looked in the anime and manga during his trial after he turned into his Titan form for the first time and they were deciding his fate. This one also is a pre-requisite to have if you're getting the Levi Nendoroid; as he'll surely come with his kicking pose to give Eren a beating.

For this pose the extra upper torso is needed. It already comes with arms that go behind him and have pegs on the wrists. Those pegs plug into the metal looking plastic pole that can plug into the base. He also needs his bent knees so he can be low enough to put his wrist plugs into the holes on the sides of the pole. His scared face is also used here; for better dramatic effect.

With bitten hand:

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As anyone who's seen the show knows, Eren has to hurt himself in order to turn into a Titan (along with have a reason to do so). For this he generally bites his hand right above the thumb; hard enough to draw blood. This accessory shows that well; with a little red spot representing his drawn blood. The best face for this is his angry face, as it has his mouth open (there is no face option with Eren with bloody teeth or anything like that).

Alternate hand:

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Alternatively Eren has another closed fist option for the same left hand; but this time without the red mark on it. The right hand already has a closed fist option; it came with the salute pose.

With 3D maneuver gear added:

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The 3D maneuver gear is almost the same as Mikasa's and simply plugs into Eren's back. Because it plugs into his back in the old base hole; there is a 2nd attachment for the base stand that plugs into the bottom-side of the back of the gear itself to hold Eren. The blades are not removable; they are one solid piece as well.

I say that the gear with Eren is almost the same as Mikasa's because there was a slight retool with Eren's. The retool was with the ball joints that allow the sword packs to move freely. The retool was good because it fixed the stiffness that Mikasa's had; allowing Eren's to move without restriction or possibility of breaking!

With swords added:

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Eren also has a pair of swords in addition to the 3D maneuver gear. Each sword is one piece; the blades do not come out at all. Also there is no cable or cord connecting it to the 3D maneuver gear either; it's totally separate.

With sword swooshes and air jet added:

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Eren has the same accessories as Mikasa when it comes to the 3D maneuver gear, in that he comes with a pair of sword 'swooshes' and an air jet for his attacking pose. The swooshes on the blades attach directly to them; simply sliding onto the back of them. They are red presumably to simulate having Titan blood coming off of them, since the air jet is clear-ish and the swooshes are not. They are universal too; each one can go on either blade.

The air jet comes out of Eren's gear; plugging into a square peg on the back. It has a really nice design and an really impressive feature: The stream in the back is omni-directional and can be curved in any direction (just like Mikasa's) to make Eren come in for the attack from anywhere! Also the air jet stream itself can be detached from the front part of the air jet; the air explosion (if you will).

With Mikasa Ackerman:

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Since Mikasa was already released, she can easily be put with Eren; just as shown on the back of the box. Another nice thing is that, thanks to the base design of Nendoroids, both Mikasa and Eren can be placed on the base together at the same time!

The similarities between the two Nendoroids is really apparent here, as they both have the same types of accesories and outfits (due to them both being in the same military group). Eren's base is also strong like Mikasa's and can easily suspend him in the air, even when fully accessorized with gear, air jet, swords and swooshes.

Overall:

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Eren Yeager is a great figure overall. There's plenty of options with him for display as well as great pieces to accessorize him with. His parts are all well made, well designed and well painted; keeping with GSC's well-known quality. With extra attack options including a multi-direction air jet and legs that can be straight or bent; he has a lot of play value! And there's future options as well; with his chained up pose to be used with the upcoming Levi release!

There really aren't any bad aspects to this figure. Unlike with Mikasa's release, the display extension piece was fixed (although it's still a fairly useless piece). Also the problems with the 3D maneuver gear were also fixed from Mikasa's release.

Recommended for everyone (probably not younger kids though, due to small parts and attention required to attach/change pieces). Virtually unlimited display and play value.

Thanks for looking! Feel free to comment and I hope you enjoy the review! Please check out my review for Nendoroid Mikasa Ackerman here: BLOG #12742 !
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mekyu6 years ago#2109277My Mikasa and Eren are still in their boxes, I won't open them until I get Levi... But your review is tempting me to display them (even if I don't have space to xD)

They really do look good displayed together, but I'm sure they will look even better with Levi. ^^ You'll love the figures once you open them; I'm sure! Thanks for the comment, mekyu!
6 years ago
LovelyIdiot6 years ago#2108873Cool review! My Eren is still in the mail but when I get him I think I'll pose him flying around on my shelf until Levi gets here. That chained to a pole post is hilarious.

I know A LOT of people are waiting for Levi, like you, and they're going to pose him that way! XD I'm sure it's going to be the most common position for those two together! ^^ Hope you get your figure in soon, LovelyIdiot! Thanks for the comment! ^^
6 years ago
Firefly6 years ago#2108823I kind of regret not ordering him, he's so cute. And seeing him with Mikasa now makes me regret not getting her since they complement each other so well. Maybe if I stumble into some extra cash I'll pick them both up before they disappear.
Does Eren have the same difficulty holding the swords that Mikasa did? I read a lot of complaints saying that the swords fell out of Mikasa's hands very easily.
And I think the Funimation sticker is only on items intended for sale in the US (orders through GSC's shop, or orders through US stores, for example). They still have the license to the series, and the dub will premiere on Toonami on May 3rd!


They're both really cool and cute together! ^^ I like them as a set myself. Being Nendoroids, they both should be reasonably priced now and into the future.

As for the swords; he has a slightly stronger grip on his swords, but he still drops them very easily like Mikasa did. It's by no means fixed...guessing Levi will have the same problem too.

That makes sense. I was guessing that in my review, so it's good to hear that I was right. I hope they do a good job with the anime on Toonami too! ^^ Thanks for the comment and the help!
6 years ago
My Mikasa and Eren are still in their boxes, I won't open them until I get Levi... But your review is tempting me to display them (even if I don't have space to xD)
6 years ago
Cool review! My Eren is still in the mail but when I get him I think I'll pose him flying around on my shelf until Levi gets here. That chained to a pole post is hilarious.
6 years ago
I kind of regret not ordering him, he's so cute. And seeing him with Mikasa now makes me regret not getting her since they complement each other so well. Maybe if I stumble into some extra cash I'll pick them both up before they disappear.

Does Eren have the same difficulty holding the swords that Mikasa did? I read a lot of complaints saying that the swords fell out of Mikasa's hands very easily.

And I think the Funimation sticker is only on items intended for sale in the US (orders through GSC's shop, or orders through US stores, for example). They still have the license to the series, and the dub will premiere on Toonami on May 3rd!
6 years ago
yeah Eren and Mikasa, brother and sister
6 years ago
Great review mate.
6 years ago
gamergibbons6 years ago#2108458Eren and Mikasa look great posed together! I'm really liking the new nendroid stands and box designs as well :)

They do look great together! ^^ They really work well as a pair! I like it too! The stands and boxes are good too! Thank you for the comment; I appreciate it! ^^
6 years ago
Eren and Mikasa look great posed together! I'm really liking the new nendroid stands and box designs as well :)
6 years ago
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