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Review Nekopara Chocola & Vanilla China dress edition STD ver.Review Nekopara Chocola & Vanilla China dress edition STD ver.Review

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soofyxsoofyx1 year ago
Today I'm going to be reviewing the Chocola & Vanilla China dress edition from Alphamax from the Nekopara serie. First Nekopara only had games, I've never played the games though. I began noticing Vanilla and Chocola their cuteness when the anime aired. I have to say that nor Vanilla nor Chocolate is my favorite, I think Coconut is the cutest neko. When I first saw the Alphamax figures of the cat girls with the Chinese dresses, I didn't buy them, because I thought they were too expensive and were probably going to become cheaper when the release date neared. Well all of that didn't happen. The retail price is 17.800 yen for each figure. Vanilla is now for sale on Solaris japan for 26,220 yen. Chocola is on Solaris japan for 27,577 yen. When the release date neared I saw that the prices of the figures were becoming really high, so I kept an eye on a lot of figure selling sites. When she just released there was one set of Chocola and Vanilla available at the retailer Biginjapan. I bought them and here I am doing a review of them.

Box 8.5/10

let's first take a look at their boxes

I really like the colors of the boxes. The flowers give it a cool Chinese vibe.
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On the back is a sticker of authenticity
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I love this side
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They put the original art on the box, love it
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The figures come with two tails, a lantern that can light up, two hand parts and a postcard for each figure.

Here is a picture of the card, they're the size of a normal postcard

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When I first tried to put the two tails into a heart, it didn't work. But a nice Mfc user told me how to fix it. You have two little holes in the tails that make a heart, first you have to put them together, after that you have to plug the tails into the figure their backs at the same time. I saw a lot of people who owned the figures had issues with their figures. The hair sometimes went not fully in the head or the tails went not fully in the back. I had the same issues, but after pulling a bit with the hair I got them in, when the hair is in it becomes really sturdy. I took a little bit of the end of vanilla her tail with sandpaper, because it didn't fit in her back.
Here you can see a before and after of taking a little bit of Vanilla her tail

Before (NSFW)
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After
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Now let's take a loot at the pegs where other people also had issues with. I got mine to fit extremely good. It's all about putting the peg first in the hole close to the heel, after that put the second peg straight in the hole at the front of the shoe. Make sure you put the second peg in the hole and not next to it.
Here you can see the heel

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There were also people with paint transfers on the figures, I had the same issue. The paint transfers are really easy to get off the figures though. I used my nails to peel it off and water with a cotton pad. Just gently rub the paint transfers and it'll come off.


Now let's take a look at the figures

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Painting 8/10
The paint job is fantastic. This is probably my best painted figure ever, aside from the paint transfers. I love the details on the eyes and the dresses. The color contrast of Vanilla and Chocola their dresses might be one of the prettiest things I've ever seen on figures.

Posing 10/10
They're standing in a very playful pose. Their tails combined in a heart is cute and the pose is dynamic. The lanterns in their hands can light up what also gives a pretty cool effect, but they're really hard to turn off or turn on. So I'm not planning on using the lights. The hair is really well made. They can hold the lanterns or you can give them them the other hands and display them without the lanterns. You can even display them apart from each other. You also have the option to display Vanilla without the skirt. Apart from a tiny paint transfer on Chocola her shoe (that already was there) I can't seem to find a defect.

Base 9/10
The base is a Chinese fan. There are a lot of colors and flowers in it. It almost looks like a real fan. Very creative. Fuck the round bases.

Enjoyment 10/10
My conclusion is that these figures are the most beautiful figures I have in my collection. I love them and understand why these figures are so popular. They're now the champions of my collection. They almost have no flaws and are beautifully painted with a lot of details. For everyone who considers these figures I recommend them.
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Who is best Neko?

20%Vanilla
23%Chocola
3%Azuki
26%Coconut
14%Cinnamon
14%Maple
35 votesVotes are public

Comments3

PanchitoMatte1 year ago#91489539Pretty comprehensive review. Thanks for sharing with all of us. One thing you could do differently in your next review is to ensure that you've set a white balance in your camera/phone that is neutral (neither a blue nor yellow cast over the image), as it hurts the color accuracy in photography otherwise.
Nekopara has seen a huge spike in popularity, it would seem, based on the sheer number of figures that have been announced/released since 2020. Take a look yourself (speaking to everyone)! Two figures released in 2019 — then, fourteen and twenty-one figures in 2020 and 2021 respectively. I wonder if any portion of these buyers don't know what they're buying or if they actually enjoy the source material.


Thanks for the feedback! Haha I know, It's really crazy that Nekopara is becoming so popular. I know Nekopara since 2015, because of nightcore youtube vids with Chocola and Vanilla in their original gothic outfits. I really enjoy drawing the Neko squad and was really happy when they got Ova's and an anime. About the pictures, I have an old camera and am not able to make sharp pictures if they're not fully lighted. The light that you see is white, so I tried to keep it as true to the reality as possible. Thanks ^w^
1 year ago
PanchitoMatte Emilia-tan Maji Tenshi!
Pretty comprehensive review. Thanks for sharing with all of us. One thing you could do differently in your next review is to ensure that you've set a white balance in your camera/phone that is neutral (neither a blue nor yellow cast over the image), as it hurts the color accuracy in photography otherwise.

Nekopara has seen a huge spike in popularity, it would seem, based on the sheer number of figures that have been announced/released since 2020. Take a look yourself (speaking to everyone)! Two figures released in 2019 — then, fourteen and twenty-one figures in 2020 and 2021 respectively. I wonder if any portion of these buyers don't know what they're buying or if they actually enjoy the source material.
1 year ago
I've never watch the anime or played the game, but these two are adorable together! I love the chinese dresses and the fan base design. The tails looping together in a heart makes it even better. Almost makes me want to buy them but my wallet says no right now ; o ;
Thank you so much for sharing your review!
1 year ago