Thursday night I went to bed late so I could finish writing my review on figma Sayaka Miki, only to be awoken the next morning by the sound of the doorbell announcing the arrival of yet another package. It looks like Sayaka will have to wait until Monday because today we’ll be taking a closer look at Nendoroid Playset #5: Family Restaurant A & B by Phat Company.
As you could probably guess from the title, this is the fifth nendoroid playset Phat Company has produced. Previous sets include: a school room, a Japanese living room, a western style set, and others. So considering what has been released in the past, a restaurant is an interesting choice.
The reason for this seemingly random choice is the anime Working!. Working! tells the story of Souta Takanashi, a highschool student who loves small cute things, and his experience working at the restaurant Wagnaria. Max Factory has already announced several nendoroids from the series which makes it quite obvious that this playset is part of an dubious collaboration between Max Factory and Phat Company to empty wallets. Even so, the sign is the only thing distinguishing the restaurant as Wagnaria, so you’re free to use the playset as a generic cafe. With my wallet feeling a little lighter than usual, I decided to purchase this playset–not for the nendoroids I don’t have, but for my figmas. Figmas are a bit taller than nendoroids, but hopefully they’ll be compatible.
Ok! Enough talking! Let’s look at some pictures!
The sides and backs of the boxes picture nendoroid Poplar Taneshima performing her waitress duties(more evidence of that scheme I was talking about), but since I do not own the Poplar nendoroid, we’ll have to let this review be taken over by none other than…
But no dining area is complete without a kitchen!
I have to say I’m very happy with this playset. It’s pretty much what I expected. Although I do wish there was more room since things can get a little cramped. I’m sure I’ll be having alot of fun with it! Hopefully I can track down the other playsets as well.
Well, thank you for reading! Sayaka’s review will be next