Good Smile has teased a prototype for an upcoming Nendoroid figure for none other than the Princess of Hyrule, Zelda.
The design was revealed at this year's Anime Expo and is based on Zelda's appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You can see the prototype figure in full below - as you'd expect, it features the series' signature large head and small body style for maximum cuteness.
Naturally, we don't have any release date or pricing information just yet, but we're sure everything will be revealed in due time. For those wondering, Nendoroids have now been around for almost 15 years and usually focus on characters from gaming, anime and manga. There have been plenty of Nintendo-based releases in the past, including Breath of the Wild's Guardian and plenty of other franchises, too.
Do you collect Nendoroids? Will you be keeping an eye out for this one? Let us know in the usual place.
[source twitter.com, via gonintendo.com]
I really wish there were more posable figurines like this that didn't have bulbous heads and baby proportions, but actually just looked like the original in-game models.
Fair play to anyone who likes this style, I've got no gripe with that, but I swear it's all we see these days with only a handful of exceptions.
That's a lovely comment, Alex.
I wish these were easier to find were I live. I imported WW Zelda and it took about 10 months to arrive. Still looking for Link to make a pair
Sorry, but this thing is creepy.
I'm with you there. I bought both the MM & ALBW Link Nendoroids from Good Smile. As much as I love them, I'm still bitter about the import tax I had to pay.
I guess something like a large scale figure or maybe a figma would have the regular, original look of the character.
At least nendoroid are nice looking great quality small figs, compared to the cheap and ugly funkos, but the latter is also 3 times cheaper.
I have this one myself because the one from First4Figures was way to expensive, she is standing next to some anime figs and 2 Samus ones (another issues with nice looking figures, they are not dirt cheap like a funko, but are more detailed and higher quality)
Nendoriod is the no-bullsh*t funko.
@AlexOlney Try Figma. They're the best on the market!
I wanna get into collecting Nendoroids but they are too expensive!
@AlexOlney exactly! The in game characters look fantastic, just create models that look like that!
@AlexOlney Figma models are this, but indeed, nendoroid are quite plentiful compared to them.
I for one don't exactly mind...
The last Legend of Zelda figma that I remember them making was for Skyward Sword. He looks pretty similar to Link from BotW, but it would have been cool to have a version for BotW, with accessories from the game. Nenderoid did a BotW Link, and it was cute, but not what I wanted. The only nenderoid I bought was the Wind Waker Link, because his proportions were already like that.
I have the BOTW Link Nendoroid and he needs a buddy. Hopefully, unlike him, she'll use those triforce privileges to get through customs without bringing a massive bill with her.
I just keep hoping first 4 figures will make a BOTW Zelda. I'll get this adorable figure though.
@AlexOlney As everybody else said then you want to go with Figmas.
@AlexOlney When it comes to Zelda I’ve generally preferred the Nendoroids myself, Majoras Mask Link in particular, but each to their own. The figmas are good too though.
Well as someone with a Nendoroid Link as my profile picture (and Nendoroids on my book shelf) I can’t wait to get my hands on this!
@AlexOlney the Chibi style worked well when they released the Wind Waker figures as it matched the game style. I do like these still though. The alternative is the figma versions but they're a little on the big side if anything, compared with these.
wow she is getting her own figure, l'm shock because they always make botw Link this and Link that.
Good thing they're doing this because people don't want to stick with a cheap amiibo botw Zelda, they want an actual figure that is better.
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