Good Smile Nendoroids Collectibles
Since 2006, the Good Smile Company has been producing adorably collectible Nendoroids toys and figurines. With overly large heads and small bodies, the cute figurines have become a favorite collectible for fans of anime, manga, and video games.
Unlike other collectible figurines, Nendoroids allows users to interchange body parts and faces, creating a fun option for collectors and toy enthusiasts. While historically the figurines have been focused on anime, manga, and video games, in recent years the company has released series that provide customers with characters from popular Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars properties.
Interested in learning more about Nendoroids? Check out some of the most interesting facts about the unique collector's items.
1. Unique Specifications
To date, there are a total of about 1000 Nendoroids released, with new figures released every month. Nendoroids stand at about 4 inches high and feature large heads and small bodies. Nendoroids allow for users to evoke different emotions and stances by allowing users to exchange body parts and faceplates.
Figurines may also include items and weapons unique to characters, allowing users to recreate scenes from their favorite characters' storylines. Nendoroids allow for collectors to position, place, and customize their collection, a unique option that may not be possible in other collector lines.
2. Design Gets Better with Time
Since 2006 when the first Nendoroid, number ‘0’: Neko Arc from the game Tsukihim, was released the unique design has gone through many iterations as the artists’ made tweaks to the original design. In 2008 with the release of number ‘33’, Hatsune Miku, the artist’s implemented what is now the most recognizable version of Nendoroids. This was due in part to removing the one size fits all attitude and instead of approaching each design as unique to that character. According to Takanori Aki, Good Smile CEO, artists started to try and invoke the true essence of each character into the style of the toy.
The catalog has continued to expand, with new characters and series becoming available to collectors. In 2017 a line called Nendoroid Co-De allowed users to “dress up” their Nendoroids. While the figures remained static customers could swap out body parts with other Nendoroids and Co-De products.
3. Unlimited Customization
Nendoroids allows users to have almost unlimited customization options. Nendoroid Moreallows for users to purchase individual sets or mystery boxes of additional accessories, outfits, and faceplates. Nendoroid Playsets are dioramas that users can place their figurines into. These playsets typically include a variety of different items that the Nendoroid character can pose with.
With interchangeable parts, additional items, and dioramas, Nendoroids allow collectors to play and customize their toys and even place figurines in their favorite scenes and positions.
4. Limited Quantities
Nendoroids are typically only released on a pre-order basis, therefore if there is a character that you are interested in grabbing, you better be on the lookout. In recent years, Good Smile Company has started to release some Nendoroids from their stock, and in some situations, a figure may be re-released.
Luckily, there is a large market for purchasing pre-owned Nendoroids. It is always advised to purchase directly from Good Smile Company or a reputable collector’s reseller to ensure authenticity.
Nendoroids are a fun and unique collector’s figurine that allows you to play and customize with your favorite characters from a variety of anime, manga, video games, and well-known pop culture figures. Visit the Good Smile Company website to explore the different figurines and to sign up for the release of their next character.
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My Hero Academia Katsuki Bakugo
The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington
Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Nadia
Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Magician Girl
Idolish 7 Momo
Vocaloid Yousa Ling
Kimetsu no Yaiba Zenitsu Agatsuma
Kingdom Hearts III Sora
Harry Potter Draco Malfoy Quidditch
Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow
Kimetsu no Yaiba Inosuke Hashibira
Kingdom Hearts III Riku