Nendoroid Petit Set #1 comes with the famous poor shrine maiden and two out of three of her playable partners from Subterranean Animism. The box is fairly simple and mine was damaged slightly in the corners.
I was a bit disappointed by this set because after receiving it, there were some fine QUALITY that was apparent on Suika and Reimu. After doing some research, it seems GSC is a bit sloppy with their Nendoroid Petit product line. Several others seem to have reported different problems ranging from horrible paint jobs to pieces falling off. I was able to fix most of my problems with a bit of handy work, but this is enough to make me stay away from future petit sets.
Reimu comes with a trust broom accessory that can be removed. The broom itself can also be taken apart into two pieces. You can adjust the position of her head and arms a bit, but that's about it. The same applies to the other two figures. The QUALITY problem with my Reimu was the hole in her back. Normally, you stick it in with no problems, but the hole wasn't deep enough. I was able to get it to work after scraping the hole a bit, but it still isn't as stable as the other two figures.
I love Suika's drunk face on this figure. She only had one problem, her legs kept falling out of her body. I'm not really sure how to describe it, but the peg that connects the legs to the body has a small ridge (I'm not sure if that's the right word) that prevented it from being inserted all the way. The other two figures had the ridge as well, but they didn't interfere with the body. I'm not exactly sure why it's even there. I was able to fix this by using a nail file and working away at it. Eventually, I got it to stick to the body extremely well. I got a slight headache, which may have been from the dust/debris while working on it.
Ahhh, Aya. The pure and honest reporter of Gensokyo was the saving grace of this set. I couldn't find any problems with her, which pleased me quite a bit considering she was the main reason why I wanted this set. She's actually wearing panties, unlike the other two. The only thing about Aya that disappointed me was her camera and her shoes. The camera is just a shiny black and she doesn't have her famous tengu shoes. She doesn't carry her trademark fan with her, but at least she has a green leaf on her belt.
The stands gave me a nice full serving of RAGE and FRUSTRATION. Getting the stick into the base was a real fun task. I did eventually find a method to easily put it in, but it took awhile. I found the best way was to put as much strength into the stupid thing as possible. It was a very tight fit, just moving the the position of the stick made loud squeaky noises. Getting the figure on the stand is another hell in itself. I used the same method as above, except it wasn't as effective. My fingers started to hurt after awhile.
A nice feature that I did not expect was that you can swap their faces. You can even swap their arms and legs if you really wanted to. I was a bit worried when removing the hair and face piece because they were really stuck on to the figure. It was extremely difficult to pull off, to the point that I thought it wasn't supposed to. I had to Google to confirm because I was afraid I might break them.
After the first time, it's actually pretty easy. In a sense, it was like opening a sealed jar. A jar of delicious strawberry jam or something. Whatever you prefer. Drunk Aya is so cute~
Touhou Nendoroid Petit Set #1
-Horrible, horrible stands.
-Infamous for QUALITY
-Those fucking stands, holy
I can't really recommend this set to anyone. All the QUALITY makes it a terrible choice, which is weird considering GSC usually makes top notch products. Hopefully the future petit sets aren't plagued by the same problems. If you really want some Touhou Nendoroid figures, then I recommend to get one of the full sized ones.
A bit late to say this, but when I first opened the box I decided to examine Suika first. As I picked her up, the lower half of her body fell apart.