From “My Hero Academia” Comes Nendoroid Katsuki Bakugo: Hero’s Edition

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Voted as one of the best TV shows of 2016 by the New York Times is the popular anime series, My Hero Academia. Following the debut of Nendoroid Izuku Midoriya comes the second character from the series, Izuku’s childhood friend and rival Katsuki Bakguo as a fully articulated figure.

He comes with three interchangeable face plates that include a confident standard expression, an aggressive combat expression as well as a sullen glaring expression. Katsuki features a unique outfit that he calls “Full Body Dynamite” which has been faithfully captured in Nendoroid form. Along with the included effect parts to recreate his “Explosion” quirk together with a “BOOOM” text plate to recreate scenes from the series.

The Nendoroid Katsuki Bakugo: Hero’s Edition is priced at 5,200 yen (about $46 USD) and is scheduled to ship in June 2017. This one doesn’t seem to be available through the English version of the Good Smile Online Shop, so you’ll have to turn to import retailers to get it.

Good Smile Announces Next In Naruto Shippuden Nendoroids, Sasuke Uchiha

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Feel the angst, as Sasuke Uchiha is here in Nendoroid form. The fan favorite revenge seeking ninja is the next figure in the Naruto Shippuden Nendoroid lineup. Sasuke features three interchangeable face plates which include a standard expression, a Sharingan expression as well as a Mangekyou Sharingan expression.

Also included are optional parts featuring the “Chidori” ninjutsu, along with Sasuke’s Susanoo that is completed with a special illustration sheet to display his fully awakened Mangekyou Sharingan.

The Nendoroid Sasuke Uchiha is priced at 4,500 yen (about $40 USD) and scheduled to ship in June 2017. Pre-orders are now available from the Good Smile Online Shop until January 12th.

A Rugged Handsome Adventurer Packed In A Small Size, Nendoroid Uncharted 4: Nathan Drake Is Available for Pre-Order

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

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Naughty Dog might have sent Nathan Drake off on his last adventure in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, but Good Smile Company wants to make sure you can have plenty of more adventures with him. They have announced the availability of pre-orders for their Nendoroid Nathan Drake. He comes with two interchangeable facial plates that include his standard serious expression along with a confident grin. This Nendoroid is from the fully articulated “Edition” series of Nendoroids, so Nathan can easily be posed jumping, sliding, climbing, shooting and hanging just like he does in the game.

Also, included is the grappling hook that was featured in Uncharted 4 for the first time, a handgun, and an assault rifle for recreating those battle scenes. The Nendoroid Nathan Drake is priced at 4,500 yen (about $40 USD) and will be shipping in April 2017. Pre-orders are available now from the Good Smile Online Shop.

The Empire’s Most Adorable Bounty Hunter, Nendoroid Boba Fett

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

I doubt too many will tremble in fear at this little guy, the Nendoroid Boba Fett just screams adorable. The Nendoroid Boba Fett is fully articulated — unlike most other Nendoroids that use swappable parts — allowing him to be posed in various situations and poses. His outfit has been faithfully recreated from this first appearance in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strike Back.

Included with Boba Fett are optional parts that include Han Solo frozen in carbonite with a special stand to display the carbonite block floating through the air. The Nendoroid Boba Fett is priced at 4,800 yen (about $42 USD) and will be shipping in June 2017. Pre-orders are now open but they don’t seem to be available through the English speaking version of the Good Smile Online Shop.

From the Puppetry Series “Thunderbolt Fantasy Sword Seekers” Comes Nendoroid Betsu Ten Gai

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Joining the previously announced Nendoroid Lin Setsu A, comes another based on the puppetry series Thunderbolt Fantasy Sword Seekers, Betsu Ten Gai. If you have never seen the series before, do yourself a favor and check it out, even just for a minute.

The series is beautifully done and now Good Smile is bringing to fans another Nendoroid based on the series. Betsu Ten Gai comes with three interchangeable facial plates that include his standard expression with a cunning smile, a chibi expression based the character drawn by Yuupon along with an expression based on the actual glove puppet used in the series.

Also included is a tiny version of the mask he wore when he first appeared in the Thunderbolt Fantasy Sword Seekers series as well as a Nendoroid-sized sword. Lastly, one of the mysterious Miyoku creatures he used for transportation and more is also included.

The Nendoroid Betsu Ten Gai is priced at ¥5,000 (about $44 USD) and is expected to ship in April 2017. Pre-orders are available now from the Good Smile Online Shop and other import retailers.

Good Smile Company Unveils Nendoroid One-Punch Man Saitama!

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Hold on, I’m still smiling from ear-to-ear right now. See Good Smile Company has unveiled the latest in their Nendoroid lineup and it is non other than One-Punch Man! Based on the hit manga and new anime series (see my reviews here), they has captured Saitama (aka One-Punch Man) in perfect Nendoroid form. The figure comes with an interchangeable facial expression for a more serious Saitama, plus an interchangeable set of crossed arms to show exactly how serious he can be. Also included is a trademark Munageya super market shopping bag he is always carrying (because he loves to shop for a good deal). For anyone that pre-orders the One-Punch Man Nendoroid directly from Good Smile Company will get as a bonus a Vaccine Man Acrylic Plate (includes stand). Pre-orders open tomorrow, Nov. 5th, for the figure, so check GSC online shop or your favorite import retailer.

UPDATE: Pre-orders are now open for the Nendoroid One-Punch Man Saitama figure. I have also added new images and a video below.