In a bit of a switch from my normal mecha kits, I picked up my first non-mecha (and non-Bandai at that) kit over the last weekend. I haven’t read the manga so I’m not too familiar with Hoihoi, but the charm comes across on the moe side, so I tracked it down. Apparently I wasn’t the only one tracking it down, as I picked it up on Sunday, the day after it was released, and it was sold out in all locations in Yokohama, as well as Machida. I managed to get the second to last one when I happened to stop by the Bic Camera in Shin-Yokohama.
So, as I mentioned, this is my first non-Bandai kit, so I was interested to see how different if any it would be from a Bandai kit. And it turns out that it isn’t that different at all. Comes with your standard runners, dry decals, and instructions.
Jumping into the build, this 1/1 kit is well, small, but the character itself is a USB powered cleaning robot, so I guess that’s going to be small in itself. Starting off with the legs.
All together we see the legs and waist stand as tall as about my PEN. I rather like the way the joints work because they look somewhat better than a ball joint which you normally see used on action figures.
I’ll save the upper body and additional weapons (this maid comes packing it seems) for the next post. Overall, it’s a very easy build so far, and I’m amazed at the quality that you can do with a plastic kit for a figure. In fact, I don’t really recall seeing pura model kits for figures, usually mecha and vehicles… are there any others out there?