Today’s post is nothing to do with writing, but I just had to share the present my lovely boys bought me for my birthday last month.
One of the channels Gordon and Liam watch on Youtube, the very fun, always watchable ‘emgo316’, reviews models and toys. I should say these ‘toys’ seem more geared for the older collector, though many of the Japanese ones aimed at children are so incredibly well-made, it’s amazing the amount of care that’s been invested in each of them.
Anyway, ages ago, Emgo reviewed a Nendoroid figure. These figures, usually from manga, anime and games, are designed with small bodies and large heads – sounds weird, but they are ever so cute.
So, back to the figure Emgo was reviewing – the boys called me to have a look and I squealed! Wouldn’t have been surprised if my eyes had turned into hearts, just like the emoji!
It was Wonder Woman, looking way too adorably cute in her bad-ass seriousness!!!
Acting my shoe size and not my age, I kept saying, “I want one! I want one!” And that, as far as I was concerned, was that. I didn’t think any more about it.
While the boys were agonising about what to get me for my birthday, Gordon suddenly remembered what I’d said and managed to find a Wonder Woman Nendoroid at a reasonable price. All they said to me when they made the order was it was something I really, really wanted. Sieve-brain here didn’t remember, of course, so I was stumped. And had to wait, not very patiently, till my birthday.
When I unwrapped it, let’s just say, I was beside myself, on the verge of melting and being very squealy!! The detail is great, and there are interchangeable parts – crossed arms and 2 faces with different expressions. Though removing her hair to change her face is kind of disturbing. But I love her! I’ve been caught gazing rather benignly at her.
Who’d have thought I’d be so excited about getting a doll for my 55th birthday?