From Good Smile Company. From the latest hit addition to the Metal Gear series, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain comes a Nendoroid of Venom Snake! The Nendoroid is fully articulated, allowing for all sorts of different action poses from the game — even the little ponytail on his back is fitted with a joint! Optional parts include both his hand gun and assault rifle with their new designs, as well as three myoelectric arm prosthetics used in the game — the bionic arm, stun arm and blast arm! He also comes with his “Phantom Cigar”, a Nendoroid cardboard box and the iDROID displaying a map hologram for Snake to see where to head next! A Fulton balloon is also included, allowing you to “recover” other Nendoroids — Solid Snake, Raiden or any other Nendoroid! Bring out the Metal Gear universe with Venom Snake and all sorts of optional parts!.
A Good Smile import
From the latest installment in the classic video game series
Nendoroids are hugely popular nowadays (even one of my non-collector friends has some) but it’s surprising how few Nendoroid reviews we have. I don’t buy a ton of them myself, but a few Kantai Collection ones have come around lately that I really wanted. Those include Shoukaku and Zuikaku, which can be ordered separately or as a bundle.
There is no shortage of KanColle Nendoroids but these are two popular characters that I knew from the anime. Since I had a few photo ideas, I thought I might as well do a review!
Alright, Frozen fans, Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Elsa is finally open for pre-order. We also now know all the details for this figure and the price. All our questions have been answered!
So, let’s get to it. Elsa will come with a big blue stand, three interchangeable faces, a snowflake and Olaf. I’m a little disappointed because I love when my figure comes with a lot of accessories. It just makes it more fun, so it would have been cool if Elsa came with more.
Nendoroid Elsa will be released in May, and like I stated earlier, pre-orders are open now for ¥3,889.
Although announced a few months ago, we’re finally getting out first look at Nendoroid self proclaimed magical girl Akari Yomatsuri from Captain Earth at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition: Autumn 2014! They haven’t said a whole lot about the computer wiz but they did show that she can be posed like this: belly button forte! You know what? They don’t even have to include any other parts with her, that’s really the only way to display that figure properly. Now we need a Nendo of Daichi “Captain Earth” Manatsu so she can shove her belly in his face. I guess we’ll have to leave that to Hana. She’s expected to be out next March for ¥3,889 so we’ll certainly see more details and pre-orders soon!
But that wasn’t the only thing on display, not by a long shot! Kahotan posted shots of all of the Good Smile Company figures that were on display. Starting with Nendoroids they gave a first look at KanColle’s Kirishima. They’re trying to make it sound like a surprise that she’s been announced, but considering her sisters Kongou and Hiei have already been made it’s no real surprise that a third sister (and probably fourth, Haruna) would be, too. Then, from the files of “why isn’t this already a thing?” comes Kyoko Toshino of the upcoming YuruYuri Nachuyachumi OAV. Akari Akaza come out two years ago and they’re just now starting to do figures again thanks to the OAV? No word on what she’ll come with, but Kahotan said it would be some “shocking parts”.
Other Nendoroids included ones we’ve either seen before or there just isn’t a whole lot to say about like Elsa from Frozen, Senbonzakura Hatsune Miku, Aoi Yukimura from Encouragement of Climb, Mario, Super Movable Archer from Fate/stay night, Tobio Kageyama from Haikyuu!!, and KanColle’s Suzuya and Kumano. Probably won’t be long before we hear more about these soon.
Ah, but it wasn’t all Nendoroids, they also had a few scale figures on the shelf. First there’s KanColle’s Musashi Kai Light Armament ver. which apparently refers to her number of weapons and not her lack of clothes. Levi, from Attack on Titan of course, looks like a great figure… until you get to his disturbing titan head base that appears to be about the size of a human child’s head. Last is Michelle K. Davis from Terraformars who also has an interesting base, but the figure itself is pretty eye catching for a few obvious reasons. We’re told all of these will see updates soon so look forward to it!
Check the gallery or head over to Kahotan’s blog to see the photos. Soon she’ll be posting a part two featuring Max Factory and Phat! company so look forward to it!
From Good Smile Company. An action figure ready to infiltrate any location! From Metal Gear Solid comes a Nendoroid of the main character of the series, the infiltration specialist “Solid Snake”! The rough look of his character has been preserved while still giving him the cuter appearance provided by the Nendoroid design! He is the first ever Nendoroid designed to be posed in a prone position, allowing you to display him sneaking around just like in the game! Optional parts include his handgun, an assault rifle, and a cardboard box to keep him hidden! An optional low-polygon face part is also included, allowing fans of the original game to enjoy the classic Snake once again!.
A Good Smile import
From the classic video game series
First Nendoroid designed to be posed in a prone position
Optional low-polygon face part for classic Snake look
Snow Miku Snow Bell ver. is cute. Like, beyond belief adorably cute. Way too cute to be left as just a single figure so Good Smile Company and Max Factory are spreading the love. 2015 will be the first year were a new Snow Miku design will be used for both a new Nedoroid and a new figma! Ah, they’re so great, and I’m glad we’re finally getting a figma that isn’t just a repaint of another Miku. Both figures will also be accompanied by their own little Yukine bunny figure.
Details are pretty light at the moment, though I’m sure we won’t have to wait too long before we see and learn more about these figures. Of course they’ll be available at Wonder Festival 2015 (Winter) on February 8 when we’ll all have the opportunity to place an order online! As a special treat they’re also adding Snow Bell Miku to the Hatsune Miku Project Diva arcade game.
One of the biggest surprises to come out of Wonder Festival Summer was the reveal of Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid Elsa from Frozen. Photos weren’t allowed and absolutely nobody broke that rule to sneak a photo, so I can only imagine what it looked like. So only from what I heard, Good Smile Company had a prototype of Elsa holding a snowflake and accompanied by Olaf.
Now Good Smile Company has released promo pictures of Nendoroid Elsa all in color so we can see what she finally looks like. Frozen fans will love her because she’s wearing her blue, glittery dress, holding that snowflake, and Olaf is still with her. Not sure if she’s going to come with more accessories, but it’s evident that she will have at least two interchangeable faces.
Information on this figure is still unknown, no release date info or pre-order info. Still, if they’re releasing promo images now, it has to be soon. December or January would be a perfect release date, just saying.
It’s only been a few months since Nendoroid Mario was announced back at Wonder Festival 2014 (Summer), but it feels like a year! The wait will still continue for a while longer before he’s released in May 2015, but at least we’re now another step closer. Pre-orders for Mario opened today and he won’t be coming empty handed. Far from it. Despite a somewhat average price of ¥4,167 for a Nendoroid he’s coming packed with accessories!
Mario will be coming along with two expressions (open and closed mouth smile), an oversize green base (with a buch of stand arms), special hands, blocks, coin, backdrop, super mushroom, and special leg parts made to look like he’s either jumping or making a quick stop complete with effect part. Best of all is the crossed arm parts, not just for himself but for Luigi, too! Plus it’s not just Mario in the box, he’ll be joined by a Boo and Buzzy Beetle as well! The backdrop will be more than just free standing card as it’ll also come with its own supports that can suspend the blocks to make them look like they’re floating in the air.
I feel like the only thing missing is a kart. Kahotan also has photos on the GSC blog that you can see mirrored in the gallery. You can’t get your hands on one just yet, but reserving one now will make sure you have one in May. If you order through the Good Smile shop you’ll also get another three coins, but you’ll be paying a lot for something kinda small like that. Now I have to assume there’s at least one more figure on the way just because Mario and Luigi come with a Goomba, Bullet Bill, Buzzy Beetle, and Boo, but no Koopa Troopa. So, who will come with the Nendo Koopa?
The Nendoroid More accessory line is growing, and should soon include a selection of cheerleader bodies for your Nendoroids! The current pajama bodies look fine, but I’d say these are a little more spirited.
If you picked up the Cheerful Japan Miku, I’m guessing you’ve had 90% of the experience already. But for us non-cheerful folks, we can still have a bunch of oddly proportioned cheerleaders at some point in the future! The GSC lab blog has a gallery of concept art, including some sketches of other ideas they’re brewing. Head over and take a look!
Since we saw Nendoroid Rei, the natural progression would be to see Nendoroid Asuka because they are the only two characters in the whole of Evangelion. It’s still strange to me that the first Nendoroid Eva pilots we get are the Eva Racing designs, but something is better than nothing.
Actually this Asuka is way better than nothing. Whereas Rei is mostly unexpressive, Nendoroid Asuka has a cheerful smile and an angry face. I also like her selection of arms and legs better (but let’s be real, I’m buying both). Kahotan says they’ll both be up for pre-order in a couple of days, but make sure you take a look at her preview in the meantime!