As my first “real” post, I thought I’d introduce what Nendoroids are for those who don’t know and then show you all my current collection and maybe talk a bit about how I got into this hobby in the first place.
So… what’s a Nendoroid?
Nendoroids are a series of plastic toy figures produced by the Japanese company Good Smile Company. These figures are always chibi versions of their original characters. I happen to be a huge fan of this style, so I find them absolutely adorable. Another great feature about them is that they come with many additional interchangeable parts and accessories to allow for more poseability than you would expect. In fact, most parts can even be exchanged and used between different Nendoroid figures! The possibilities really are endless.
The first time I saw a nendoroid was several years ago at a local toy shop. I didn’t know what it was at the time, but at $30, it was way out of the price range of a poor high school student. Luckily for me, that figure was a bootleg, and I’m pretty sure it’s still sitting at the window of that shop now. Fast forward to November 2011, I spent 2 weeks in Japan for vacation and bought my first nendoroids: Akito and Moritaka from Bakuman, and Black Rock Shooter and Strength from the Black Rock Shooter OVA. The addiction didn’t start immediately, but after learning about figure forums/communities and web dealers who ship internationally around April, I soon fell into the trap (；д ；) It was pretty bad at first since there were many older nendoroids that I wanted to get, but it has since slowed down (a bit) to mostly just preordering new ones every month.
Σ (° д °；) Eh?! I had this many already??
Somehow in the past 4-5 months, I managed to grow my collection from 4 to 40+. They’re usually on my shelf with some behind others, so I never realized how many I actually had.. But yes, here is my collection so far, sorted somewhat by series. What do you guys think? (＾▽＾) Here are some close-ups~
A lot of them haven’t even been opened yet since I rotate between what is displayed due to lack of space. But as I get around to opening them, I hope to do some reviews as well as take some photo shoots of these figures to share with everyone.
Anyway, thanks for reading~! As always, please feel free to leave a comment and tell me what you think.
･▽･)ﾉ~~ See you next time! Mata ne~