Who is Involved in a Nendoroid Release?

Nendoroid for sale at a figure store

Various Nendoroid for sale at a figure store

Note: The topic is originally asked by Lexis from nendOtaku, a Germany-based Nendoroid blog.

If you have been collecting Nendoroid for a while, then you might have noticed that some Nendoroid boxes have another logo(s) beside Good Smile Company (GSC). They can be Max Factory, Phat Company, FREEing, or any other companies’ logo. So … who are they? Isn’t GSC the only one who make Nendoroid?

Well, in order to answer that questions, I am going to write about the parties involved for a Nendoroid release. Note that the explanation is based on my own, personal view. Therefore, it might be inaccurate in some ways or the other, but it should, hopefully, give you a bit of insight into the matter. ^^

Are you ready? Let’s get started! XD

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Nendoroid Tachibana Hibiki is Previewed by Mikatan

Nendoroid Tachibana Hibiki

Nendoroid Tachibana Hibiki

Nendoroid Tachibana Hibiki from Senki Zesshou Symphogear has been featuring several times previously – in fully-colored prototype, no less. Naturally, it means that she is going to be available for pre-order soon.

As usual, Mikatan took her time to play with this upcoming Nendoroid from Max Factory before it goes available for reservation tomorrow. XD

Hibiki brings along three expressions: smiling, battle, and berserk (frenzy) face. She also comes with her aerial unit, her sword (Durandal), her opponent (The Noise), as well as some effect parts to recreate the battle scene.

Kindly see more pics in Mikatan’s blog, if you are craving for more photos. XD

via Mikatan’s blog

Nendoroid Taneshima Popura and Date Masamune has been Released

Nendoroid Taneshima Popura and her box

Nendoroid Taneshima Popura and her box

Yep, we are having a double Nendoroid release today. The first one is Max Factory‘s Nendoroid Taneshima Popura from WORKING!!. Popura will be the first staff to join Wagnaria, but it seems that she has to wait, because the family restaurant will not be finished until next month. XD

Nendoroid Date Masamune and her box

Nendoroid Date Masamune and her box

Meanwhile, Phat Company has also let loose of their re-sale edition of Nendoroid Date Masamune from Sengoku BASARA series. As we have known, he will come with a revised stand base, which is supposedly much better than the old one. Don’t forget that Nendoroid Sanada Yukimura is also looking to join shortly. XD

Well, what do you think, Nendonesian? Are you waiting for either (or both) of them? ^^

Nendoroid Ika Musume and Jack Frost are Available for Pre-Order

Nendoroid Ika Musume

Nendoroid Ika Musume

So you have been waiting for years to see the official announcement of Nendoroid Ika Musume and Nendoroid Jack Frost? Well, your wait is finally over as these two have been available for pre-order starting today.

Nendoroid Ika Musume will bring along three expressions: smiling face, confident face, and crying face. Other accessories including an umbrella, beer mugs, prawn fried rice, as well as two bendable tentacles that can be swapped with the standard tentacles. Here is her official description:

Time to invade the Nendoroid world ~de geso!
From the anime series, “Shinryaku! Ika Musume” comes a Nendoroid of the invader from the sea herself – Ika Musume! She comes with a standard smiling face, a confident expression to proclaim her invasion plans, and a crying face for when those plans inevitably fail.

She also comes with a variety of optional extras from the series, including the umbrella she named ‘Ika #1’, as well as two bendable tentacles that can be swapped out with the standard tentacles. She also comes with beer mugs and prawn fried rice which can be held using the bendable tentacles, allowing you to pose her hard at work as a waitress at the Lemon beach house!

She will be manufactured by Phat Company and priced at 3800 Yen. She is scheduled for July release.

Nendoroid Jack Frost

Nendoroid Jack Frost

After being teased initially at the last year’s WonFes, Nendoroid Jack Frost is finally up for pre-order. Yep, the famous icon from Shin Megami Tensei series will come with a fragment of ice to recreate the scene when he was casting an ice magic. He also brings along a set of additional legs to pose him in sitting position. Adorable! ^^

Anyway, here is the description from his official page:

Hee-ho! I’m sure we’ll make a great team!
From the game, ‘Shin Megami Tensei’ comes a Nendoroid of the lovable ice spirit, Jack Frost.

He comes with a variety of optional parts including a fragment of ice that he can create using his magic, as well as a separate set of arms to pose him using the magic. He also comes with an additional set of legs that allow you to pose him sitting down. Keep the adorable Jack Frost by your side to cool off whenever you need!

Max Factory‘s Nendoroid Jack Frost is scheduled for June release and priced at 3200 Yen.

Well, which are you going to order, Nendonesian? Both? XD

Via GSC (link #1, link #2)

Nendoroid Yamada Aoi is Previewed by Mikatan

Nendoroid Yamada Aoi

Nendoroid Yamada Aoi

The third Nendoroid from WORKING!! to join Popura and Mahiru in Wagnaria has finally gotten a preview photo session treatment by Mikatan. Yes, now you can see a couple photos of Max Factory‘s Nendoroid Yamada Aoi in action, inside Wagnaria playset – including the frequent scene when she breaks stuff. XD

Head up directly to Mikatan’s blog for the adorable gallery of Aoi-chan. Oh, and she will be available for pre-order shortly. ^^

Via Mikatan’s blog

Nendoroid Info in Latest Hobby Magazine Scans (February 2012)

Nendoroid Yamada Aoi and Ika-musume

Nendoroid Yamada Aoi and Ika-musume

Nendoroid Yamada Aoi from WORKING!! made her magazine debut last month, and now she re-appears in fully-colored fashion, as seen in the post-WonFes NicoNico broadcast. Nothing new here, except for the availability info – she will be released on July with the standard Max Factory pricing of 3800 Yen.

Meanwhile, the long awaited Nendoroid Ika Musume is now shown in various pose and expressions. The good news is she will be available as standard release, scheduled for July release with a price tag of 3500 Yen. ^^

I have a feeling that Ika-chan and Yamada-chan will be announced on Mikatan’s blog soon. ^^

Nendoroid Saber: Casual Clothes version

Nendoroid Saber: Casual Clothes version

The super movable Nendoroid Saber: Casual Clothes version from TYPE-MOON‘s Fate series made her first appearance in the magazine scan. We have seen a couple of her pose in the post-WonFes broadcast, and it seems that she will also be compatible with parts from Nendoroid Saber: Super Movable Edition. No release date is mentioned there, but she will be priced at 5000 Yen that makes her the most expensive standard Nendoroid to-date.

Well, what do you think, Nendonesian?

Warming Up for Winter WonFes 2012 …

Nendonesia Special Gathering at BIJAC no Matsuri

Nendonesia Special Gathering at BIJAC no Matsuri

I have been very busy this weekend as I was attending Nendonesia Special Gathering at BIJAC no Tanjoiwai, which was held earlier today. I might post up a report of this event later (… and I still have last month’s gatherings report to post as well XD).

Anyway, Mikatan (GSC) and 2Tohei (Max Factory) has posted some teasers of new Nendoroid which are supposedly to be appearing tomorrow later at the Winter Wonder Festival 2012. Kindly skip past the break to view the teaser.

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