Nendoroids

9 09 2008

I’ve been posting so many topics about games that sometimes I forget I started the blog to write about figures…

Lucky Star & Suzumiya Haruhi

Lucky Star & Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

Back to the roots, I present you: Nendoroids!

A mix of android with dunnolol, it’s a figure series from Good Smile Company (famous japanese figure manufacturer).

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

These figures have a particular characteristic:
They are SD (super deformed) versions… also known as “chibi”, from famouse anime characters.
The main series has about half the size of a normal figure, which is 14 cm approx.

Lucky Star

Lucky Star

The series made such a huge success that they made yet another version… Nendoroid Petit, which has the same idea, but the figures are even smaller (Gashapon sized), with same quality, less acessories and cheaper price.

Sumomo - Nanatsuiro Drops

Sumomo Akihime - Nanatsuiro Drops

Is there anything harder than make a selection of the best Nendoroids? They are all so cute…
First time I saw the series, I though it was nice, but didn’t caught my attention too much.

Misa - Death Note

Misa Amane - Death Note

At first look, it seems that those undersized cute versions of the figures ends up “killing” the unique characteristics of the characters. Because they all have the same size and basic stands.

L - Death Note

L - Death Note

But with a closer look to the series, you find out that each new release has a great amount of unique stuff to each character. So much that you will want different versions of the same character sometimes.

Saber Lion - Fate/Stay Night

Saber Lion - Fate/Stay Night

Unlike most normal figures, Nendoroid series (the main one) has included accessories like:
– Different faces with different expressions
– Some unique elements from a particular character… like a personal object
– Exchangeable arms and hands for different poses
And some other stuff.

Mikuru - Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

Asahina Mikuru - Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

I remember completely falling in love for the series when I watched the 3D video of Hatsune Miku (and crew) dancing. Heard it was made by a fan.

Good Smile Company, please hire the guy who made that video!

Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku

Funny part is that Hatsune Miku isn’t an anime character (yet)… she’s a mascot for a software called Vocaloid. Someday I’ll write more about it…

Nagato Yuki - Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

Nagato Yuki - Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

Of course I still like normal figures a lot… they compose the majority of my collection.
But I learned to like these funny little cute versions too, and decided to make this post, with my favorites.

Suzumiya Haruhi - Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

Suzumiya Haruhi - Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu

I know that in Brazil, figures are not very cheap… we have shipping costs, importing taxes, very few stores are willing to get those to sell.
And it’s not like, for instance, a barbie doll or a teddy bear.

Yoko Ritona - Gurren Lagann

Yoko Ritona - Gurren Lagann

Creation of them require lots more attention and care for details… people who collects them are extremely exigent.
But I believe that, for anime fans, these make great gifts. And since there are so many types of them, you can fit several tastes and $pockets$. 😀

Binchou-tan - Binchou-tan

Binchou-tan - Binchou-tan

Reasons to buy a figure goes from “because I love the anime”, to “because it’s cute”. 😛

Melissa Seraphy - Wagamama Capriccio

Melissa Seraphy - Wagamama Capriccio

Some owners use to display and decorate, others play with them, some use as model to pics, some make jokes and stories, and there’s even some that… well… use them for less ortodox ways…

Pastel Ink - Moetan

Pastel Ink - Moetan

But alas, enought with the chit-chat, here’s the rest of the pics!

Mesousa - Pani Poni Dash!

Mesousa - Pani Poni Dash!

Nozomu Itoshiki - Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Nozomu Itoshiki - Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Shana - Shakugan no Shana

Shana - Shakugan no Shana

Konata Izumi & Kagami Hiiragi - Lucky Star

Konata Izumi & Kagami Hiiragi - Lucky Star

I left some out, but I’ll post them some other time.
Got interested and want to see more? Good Smile Company just recently launched their official english website.
Besides the Nendoroid series, there’s also an extensive collection of other types of figures of several sizes and shapes. Check it out!

Source: DannyChoo.com


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6 responses

14 09 2008
Lucky Haruhi, Suzumiya Star? « XSp.

[…] Hare Yukai Nendoroid version […]

8 10 2008
Nendoroid Yoshika Miyafuji - Strike Witches « XSp.

[…] Nendoroid to add to my collection… I just love them! Made a post about them sometime […]

8 10 2008
picchar

Nendroids make up most of my collection right now ^_^

8 10 2008
xsportseeker

I still have more non-Nendo figures… but Nendos are picking up very fast! XD

11 10 2008
Desert with GoodSmile Figures! « XSp.

[…] and see more about figures on the Nendoroids topic, my last figure update, or the last time I took figures for a […]

29 11 2008
Nendoroidification (Nendoroid Fever) « XSp.

[…] Nendoroidification (Nendoroid Fever) 29 11 2008 While GoodSmile Company doesn’t make a Nendoroid version of your favorite character… Chize Nendoroid …maybe talented artists like Patrick tan (DannyChoo.com user) create it’s design! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, maybe you should check my previous post about the Nendoroid figure series. […]

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