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Portal 2 ATLAS and P-Body Nendoroids ReviewPortal 2 ATLAS and P-Body Nendoroids Review

KotoniKotoni2 kuukautta sittenReview
So my latest Nendoroids arrived today, and considering the lack of attention the Figmas got, I decided to make a review of these two Nendoroids in order to give them the attention they deserve. I also hope it will help some people deciding whether to buy them or not.
Couple of notes: This is my first review, so it probably won't be very good, but I'll do my best. Also my lighting isn't brilliant. I'm a huge fan of Portal 2 so some of this review may be clouded by how much I love this game, but I'll try to keep it as neutral and fair as possible. Also, I'll be referring to P-Body as feminine, and I'm going to be using "ATLAS" instead of "Atlas" because Valve can't decide on how his name should be. Please do not turn the comment section into a war just because of that, try to focus on the figures. Thank you! Also this is a very photo heavy review. You have been warned.

Section 1 - The Boxes
The first thing that really stood out to me about these two are their boxes. I can't say I've ever seen Nendoroid boxes like theirs before. There are no windows, and the boxes are half the size of my other Nendoroid boxes.
ATLAS' Box
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P-Body's Box
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As normal with Nendoroid boxes, photos of the product are all the way around the box, as well as the name and number of the Nendoroid. However, a nice touch is having the Aperture Science logo behind the photos and having some of the test chamber icons on the front of both of their boxes. They have different icons too, which is really cute (to me).

Section 2 - ATLAS
Onto one of the actual Nendoroids now, and we're starting with player 1 himself, ATLAS.
Upon taking him out of the box, he looks like this.
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I'm surprised there wasn't any thin plastic around his body, but oh well. Also, looks like one of his arms got detached during shipping, but also oh well. His stand is behind the packaging, and his portals are in that section at the bottom of the packaging.
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And he can stand on his own! Right out of the packaging! (But he's not in the light box because it's soft, slightly tilted, and he falls over in it.)
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This is everything that ATLAS comes with. Although I wish that he came with a little more (such as an Edgeless Safety Cube) it's still nice that he comes with more than the Figmas did. However, ATLAS only has one set of different hands. However, ATLAS and P-Body both have 2 portals and-
https://i.postimg.cc/6wBP2jqy/ATLAS_Portal_1.jpg
OH MY GOSH WHAT IS THAT
IT'S A DEFECT
A DEFECT
That was my legitimate reaction upon seeing it, because it's incredibly noticeable in real life, even if it doesn't show up in photos well. Those streaks honestly look like someone got a brush with clear varnish on it and just went to town on that portal in real life. None of the other portals looks like that. I couldn't even stand to have it out for the purpose of a review. It also means I won't comment on the portals here, since that'd be unfair. Wait for P-Body's section. (Also, I have contacted GoodSmile about the defect, so I hope I can update this part with a proper photo soon.)
Anyway, onto the actual Nendoroid himself.
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This is how tall ATLAS is compared to a normal Nendoroid. He's pretty much the same size, and easily compatible with any other Nendoroid-sized diorama or something similar.
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Even though he's meant to be posable, it's actually surprisingly difficult. I didn't even realise when taking photos of P-Body (since I took her photos first) that their arms can turn at the point where ATLAS' came off during shipping. But movement for these two is surprisingly limited, and it's very hard to get them to support their guns with their other hand (the one not actually holding the gun), which is a little disappointing. Still, for what it is, the paintwork and sculpting is quite nice. Also, his stand just slips right on in to his body, which is very nice since I usually have to wriggle stands to get them in and worry about breaking the stand, Nendoroid, or both.
However, there's something that got my interest as soon as I originally found out about it. And that is that ATLAS can, supposedly, have other Nendoroid faceplates instead of his normal face. So I decided to try it out.
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GoodSmile have been very nice and given us little holes to help take ATLAS' face off. However, it still required a lot of wriggling and more force than I was comfortable with.

The result is...
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this.
I am so sorry, Chika.
Anyway, it's very loose and he cannot have his head/body turned at all like this, and he must be standing upright. But yes, he can accept other Nendoroid faces and fringes. Just not very well. On the plus side, getting his own face back to where it should be was surprisingly easy.
Something that I don't have a good place for is mentioning that his eyelids cannot move, and he has no faceplates of his own. Which means no expressions this time, which is a little disappointing. Anyone who has played Portal 2 Co-Op knows that ATLAS and P-Body's reactions and interactions are some of the best parts of Co-Op, and this mostly revolves around their body language and facial expressions, since they cannot speak a human language.

Section 3 - P-Body
Time to look at Orange herself! (Who I have slightly more bias towards.)
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This is what P-Body looks like as soon as you take her out of the box. Like with ATLAS, her stand is behind her packaging, and her portals are at the bottom of the packaging. Also, according to the manual in the bottom of the box, her eye is actually articulated which is something that I didn't know. Nice! (But I didn't try it.)
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And just like ATLAS, P-Body can stand on her own, no stand required.
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This is everything that P-Body comes with. Slightly different hands to ATLAS', but their extras are pretty much identical. It's also interesting to note that P-Body's stand has three main sections, not two. However, I will have to dock metaphorical points slightly for P-Body having Chell's portal colours (blue and orange) and not her own (red and yellow), especially since ATLAS had colours at least close to his portal colours (purple and light blue). The blue is also too dark for Chell, anyway.
However, as a whole, the portals are actually a pretty nice feature, especially since they're literally the namesake of the game. However, for those you looking to send other Nendoroids on adventures through Aperture, I have bad news: the peg holes intended for ATLAS and P-Body to fit their arms through did not fit Nendoroid Chika's arm when I tried. They'd probably still make good props, though.
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Also, I found out when taking this photo that the Portal Device fits into P-Body's hand much better than her Figma counterpart. ATLAS' was more of a wriggle, but still better than the Figma. Also found out that P-Body is just as hard to pose as ATLAS is.
Unfortunately, for those of you wanting to put the portals on the normal Nendoroid base instead of the Aperture floor style base, I also have bad news.
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Their peg only fits into the base made for them, not the normal Nendoroid base.
Now then, there is something I feel I must mention.
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P-Body is one heck of a tall Nendoroid. Look at her compared to Chika! If you plan on buying her, I hope your shelf isn't only as tall as your other Nendoroids.
Again, it needs to be noted that P-Body's eyelids do not move, and she has no faceplates. So no expressions, just like ATLAS. Which is, again, a shame.

Section 4 - Conclusion
All in all, these Nendoroids make a nice addition for a Portal 2 fan's collection, and they're not terrible. However, if you're generally a fan of Nendoroids, I would recommend giving these two a skip since they lack many of the features that make Nendoroids loveable (such as customisability, and over expressiveness). I would also recommend the Figmas or the NECA figures much more over these Nendoroids, if you're just looking for something ATLAS and/or P-Body related. However, I still hope GoodSmile Company makes a Chell Nendoroid since they seem to be much more used to humans and could hopefully make something greater with her.
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I hope you enjoyed reading this review, and I hope it helped in at least some way! If you have any questions about them, please feel free to ask!
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Jaou (2 kuukautta sitten) #41624122I like how their boxes turned out! I was happy to see that they got turned into Nendoroids and I think I will get them in the future :) Thanks for your review seeing them makes me want to replay Portal...
I'm just curious but why do you see/refer P-body as a female?


They are quite cute, I will admit. If you love Portal 2, I can recommend getting them. And I always recommend playing Portal and Portal 2 again.

The main reasons are:
- P-Body's voice is a lot higher than ATLAS', to the point of sounding very feminine
- P-Body's general mannerisms seem a lot more feminine than ATLAS'
- Everything about her just seems a lot more feminine to me than masculine
- (Joke) Long legs obviously mean female
But if you see P-Body as male, that's fine too. We can just agree to disagree there.
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I like how their boxes turned out! I was happy to see that they got turned into Nendoroids and I think I will get them in the future :) Thanks for your review seeing them makes me want to replay Portal...

I'm just curious but why do you see/refer P-body as a female?
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Kotoni (2 kuukautta sitten) #41562134Yeah, I was a little disappointed too. I also tried with D.Va after the review, hoping that it was an articulated Nendoroid thing, but her arm doesn't fit either. The holes in the portals are too big though, not too small, so some modifications may be able to make them universal? But it seems really dumb. However, they are still Nendoroid-sized, so you can still put them next to other Nendoroids.
I honestly didn't think of giving the Portal Device to other Nendoroids, so I decided to get one of them out and compare them to some of my other Nendoroids. It may be possible to have the Nendoroid hold it if they usually hold something quite big, since the peg that ATLAS and P-Body use to hold the Portal Devices are quite thick compared to Nendoroids. However, it may also be possible to have the Nendoroid balance the Portal Device. Still, it's quite disappointing, again. I'm not sure why GoodSmile made these Nendoroids so uncompatible with other Nendoroids.


Oh, C'mon. What an oversight! GSC didn't think that people would want to use these things with other nendos, which are almost all designed to the same basic designs (in terms of faceplates, pegs, etc)? Guess I'll pass then.

I'll say again, this was a really good review; its now saved me money!
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Idutam (2 kuukautta sitten) #41559971So, the holes in the portals only work with the Portal nendos, not any others? Aw, that's rubbish; why would you even make them different?
Yeah, I was a little disappointed too. I also tried with D.Va after the review, hoping that it was an articulated Nendoroid thing, but her arm doesn't fit either. The holes in the portals are too big though, not too small, so some modifications may be able to make them universal? But it seems really dumb. However, they are still Nendoroid-sized, so you can still put them next to other Nendoroids.

Idutam (2 kuukautta sitten) #41559971if only for wanting the portals and the portal gun
I honestly didn't think of giving the Portal Device to other Nendoroids, so I decided to get one of them out and compare them to some of my other Nendoroids. It may be possible to have the Nendoroid hold it if they usually hold something quite big, since the peg that ATLAS and P-Body use to hold the Portal Devices are quite thick compared to Nendoroids. However, it may also be possible to have the Nendoroid balance the Portal Device. Still, it's quite disappointing, again. I'm not sure why GoodSmile made these Nendoroids so uncompatible with other Nendoroids.
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So, the holes in the portals only work with the Portal nendos, not any others? Aw, that's rubbish; why would you even make them different?

I was going to get one of these, if only for wanting the portals and the portal gun, but if they can't be used with other nendos, I'll skip.

Good review though, don't worry about posting loads of photos, they're really good.
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broken-Toybox lump of laziness
Kotoni (2 kuukautta sitten) #41547298Uploaded them somewhere else. I hope this will work. Again, thanks for letting me know!Yeah, they shop up normally now, thanks. :3
The imgur-thing has been like that for a while now unfortunately, but it happens all the time, so don't worry. ^^
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broken-Toybox (2 kuukautta sitten) #41546000Cut
Uploaded them somewhere else. I hope this will work. Again, thanks for letting me know!
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broken-Toybox (2 kuukautta sitten) #41546000Imgur doesn't work right on this site, so I'd suggest using another image hoster or uploading your pictures directly on mfc.
Oh, I didn't know. Thanks for letting me know! I'll upload them somewhere else and replace them. Again, thanks for letting me know!
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broken-Toybox lump of laziness
Imgur doesn't work right on this site, so I'd suggest using another image hoster or uploading your pictures directly on mfc.
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