Occasionally, when the right IPs are featured, we take great pleasure in covering Good Smile Company Nendoroids here on Nintendo Life. These cute and diminutive figures rarely fail to raise a smile, especially when featuring familiar and much loved characters.
Good Smile Company is now celebrating a landmark for this series of figures, with 10 years and 600 of them produced. That's an awful lot, and a celebratory video shows them off, including some of the delightful little characters we've shared over the years such as Link and Mega Man.
This video is over three minutes of very Japanese goodness - check it out below.
im hoping to get young link for my birth day
Where is the Kirby Nendoroid!!!!?
Just curious, why boy Nendoroid fewer than girl Nendoroids ?
I just boring to see too much girl Nendoroid. Kinda lame for me.
I really want to see at least 1 muscular Nendoroid in Chibi form.
If i saw a Nendoroid like my gallery, i will definetely BUY that.
Here's one of my Muscular Chibi .
Where is Samus Nendoroid? oh wait! Prime FF!
That's a lot of figures.
I want... all of them.
And that Heath Ledger Joker Nendoroid is one of those ideas crazy enough to work!
That one was spot on.
@Anti-Matter Because most of those characters are from anime or games. A lot more men than women watch anime or play video games. Therefore the companies cater to that with more girls and women in those media.
Collecting these guys are super addicting. I already have three with 4 more on the way, the Isabelle nendoroid got a reissue and I'm waiting for it to ship, Also The Kirby one is the best one I own, he's basically a fully articulated 6inch scale figure, scales very well with Figma Link
I see. But for me as opposition, instead i prefer boy Nendoroids with Sporty looking. I'm kinda interested with Haikyuu and Free Iwatobi Nendoroids. Haikyuu boys in Chibi form looks so adorable and cute, good sporty looking, same as Free Iwatobi. I have no interest at all with almost girl Nendoroids. I just feel bored to see Moe girls everywhere, it doesn't work for me. Cute Sporty looking boys will working for me. Btw, have you checked my sample gallery that i've posted before ? If there is a muscular and six pack Boy Nendoroids with good looking, i will definetely buy that. But too bad, i just keep dreaming...
I know some of Smile Nendoroid, but the video is a good way to summarize their past 10 years of work. Very well done and must've taken awhile to categorize and create the vid [and is that Miku I hear singing in the bg music?? ]
As a figure collector, the figures are cute, but to really appeal to newcomers I think they'll have to come down in price. They tend to be about $40+ and the figures are maybe 2/3 size of amiibo. Amiibo really hit a good spot by offering very well detailed and affordable figures of much beloved Nintendo IP. I think the majority market is closer to the toys to life $10-17 price range.
I luckily managed to get 1 Miku with alt dress of Smile Nendoroid on the cheap at a used store, and I have maybe 20~35 amiibo + other toys to life, so that's my ideal price range anyway per collectible figure purchasing
Wow! They've made a lot more figures than I thought! I love my Sonic Nendoroid! Great quality, and I love all the bonus accessories he came with!
Nendoroids are so cute! But I can't justify those prices. Oh well
@Tempestryke I don't know if this will help but they are painstakingly hand painted, each invidual one. Also figures at this scale are very hard to mass produce with the sculpt they have, they also have very expensive license's. However some are actually under 30-40 bucks, Isabelle from animal crossing has the most accessories at 35.00 USD, but to some this isn't justification most Nendoroids are limited too so that doesn't help the price, plus imported
My brother is an official good smile company trader for uk. Not sure if allowed to post it but his website is middlerealm.com for those who want to have a look.
Good smile company are awesome!
Thank you for explaining, I didn't know that. But I have pre-set limits on what I allow myself to spend on a single figurine.
@Tempestryke Me too, The most I spend on 6-7inch scale is 50, I only buy nendoroids of things I know aren't going to get a standard figure release, example Cynthia from Pokémon
Miku seems to be one of the Nendos with more variants. I think there are even several Mikudayos.
wow!! 600 cute figures/dolls, and more, well, I will say that I want all, but, jiji, many, many money and, well, not all are my favorites, XD, but, yey, yey!, good job Good Smile Company!!
ah, and well, Hatsune Miku Project Mirai have the seal of Nendoroid, XD
So far I only have the fate and tsukihime nendoroids,however I'm still waiting for the kirby one in the mail
@Anti-Matter Good Smile Company recently made a separate line just for male figures called orange rouge. The market for male figures has only been explored in recent years. But mostly it's bishies series like Haikyu!!, Prince of Tennis, Touken Ranbu, Osomatsu-san, etc rather than the muscle style you seem to be after. http://orangerouge.com
My only Nintendo Nendoroid is Kirby but it's likely my favourite one. The magnetic hands and feet are great for posing. & they're going to be showing Metaknight at WonFes in a few days so I'm excited to see that!
Ah Nendoroid. The thing that I want but is super expensive. Seriously, I need to get N, Umaru, or Marth.
@Drache_Kaiser http://mikatan.goodsmile.info/en/wp-content/uploads/-000//1/o0515038613703051556.jpg They've posted a preview image so should be up for preorder in the near future.
@Drache_Kaiser To some degree, but I still think the price is too inflated for the casual market. Import items do tend to be more expensive, but there are larger figures one can import from Japan (6" +) for cheaper or equivalent prices than the Nendoroid line of toys, and I consider the detail on those to be pretty good. So one can ship cheap items from overseas, mainly it just tends to take 3-5 weeks to arrive.
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