What is a Nendoroid?
The Nendoroid (ねんどろいど nendoroido) series is a brand of plastic figures created by the Japanese Good Smile Company in 2006. They typically depict characters from anime, manga or video games and are designed in a “chibi” style with a large head and smaller body to give them a cute appearance. The adorable palm-sized figures have featured Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars character editions.
How to Start Collecting Disney Nendoroids
You’ll want to start by following the Good Smile Company (グッドスマイルカンパニー) (also known as GSC or Good Smile). GSC is a Japanese manufacturer of hobby products such as the Nendoroid and figma product lines, as well as scale figures. Keep an eye out for newly released and preorder opportunities, otherwise, you’ll have to source older editions of the collectibles from eBay and other marketplace websites. There are several editions that are rarer than others (ie: Minnie Mouse) and will take a larger investment in order to procure one, especially one still inside the box.
The Good Smile Company in partnership with Disney has a licensing agreement for Disney designs and has released the following figures within that collection:
- Nendoroid#: 755
- Release Date: October 2017
From Disney’s animated feature film “Beauty and the Beast” comes a Nendoroid of Belle! She comes with two different face plates that both capture her personality and allows for all sorts of cute and fun poses!
The figure has been sculpted wearing the memorable yellow dress from the ballroom scene, which has been carefully converted into Nendoroid size and painted with great attention to detail. Combined with the two different face plates, the Nendoroid allows fans to create various different situations in Nendoroid size.
Optional parts include both Mrs. Potts and Chip, as well as the enchanted rose and the magic mirror that showed the Beast. A clear sheet featuring the Beast is also included together with a stand to display beside her. Be sure to add this adorable Disney Princess to your collection!
Release Date: June 2012
Nendoroid Mickey Mouse was released to commemorate the 100th Nendoroid release, and now Minnie Mouse will also be joining the Nendoroid series to keep him company! She comes with various extras that were drawn up especially for her Nendoroid release, such as a dresser with lots of makeup goodies to help her get ready for the show – as well as a script, so she can check her lines before filming starts!
Chip and Dale are also included as extras, carrying some sound equipment to help out with the filming! Be sure to display her together with Mickey Mouse and recreate the world of Disney in Nendoroid size!
- Nendoroid#: 100
- Release Date: January 2011
Mickey Mouse – A character that is loved all over the world and holds the hearts of children and adults alike – and now he is joining the world of Nendoroids as the 100th Nendoroid!
Mickey comes complete with a Nendoroid sized film set, which includes a camera, a clapperboard, a megaphone and a director’s chair. Replaceable eyes are also included allowing you to change the direction Mickey is looking in. Be sure to add Disney’s favorite character to your Nendoroid collection!
- Nendoroid#: 550
- Release Date: September 2017
From the hit film, ‘Frozen’ comes a rerelease of Nendoroid Anna, the younger sister who longs to reconnect with her sister Elsa! The cute freckles on her face have been faithfully included on her Nendoroid rendition, and the outfit she wears to keep the cold out has also been shrunk down into Nendoroid size! The cape, hat, and gloves are all removable, so you can also pose her simply wearing her dress with its adorable patterns!
She also comes with special parts that allow you to display her walking along with her hands behind her back! Olaf is also included in an alternate version wearing a hat and holding a cane, and she even comes with special hand parts to display her holding hands with Nendoroid Elsa! Be sure to display Elsa, Anna, and Olaf all together!
- Nendoroid#: 475
- Release Date: September 2017
From the hit film, ‘Frozen’ comes a rerelease of the Nendoroid of the Arendelle Royal Family’s eldest daughter, Elsa! Her intricate dress has been carefully transformed into Nendoroid size, even including the faint yet beautiful snowflake patterns! She comes with three expressions including a cute smiling face, a sidelong glance with a smirk and a singing face that looks ready to shout out ‘Let it Go!’ at any moment!
Olaf, the enchanted snowman with a love for Summer is also included with his comical expression from the series faithfully reproduced – his neck and arms are also articulated allowing you to recreate all sorts of fun scenes for the snowman too! A special Nendoroid base based on Elsa’s ice castle is also included to display them on!
- Nendoroid#: 812
- Release Date: February 2018
From Disney’s popular movie “Peter Pan” comes a Nendoroid of Tinker Bell! She comes with two face plates including a smiling expression as well as an upset expression perfect for when she shows the more jealous side of her personality.
Her articulated wings make use of translucent parts, and she also comes with a special stand and background sheet made in the image of her fairy dust to really bring out her pixie appearance!
A selection of alternate leg parts are also included, which even allow you to pose her sitting down with her legs to the side. Bring the cheerful Tinker Bell home to your collection and enjoy the company of the adorable pixie by your side!
- Nendoroid#: 804
- Release Date: December 2017
From the movie “Tangled” comes a Nendoroid of Rapunzel! She comes with three faceplates including a cheerful smile, a surprised expression with her eyes wide open as well as a gallant smile showing off her more tomboyish side. She also comes with a selection of optional parts including her weapon of choice – a frying pan, a beautiful tiara to display her as a true princess as well as painting tools and a lantern.
Rapunzel’s long, golden hair has been sculpted with intricate detail, featuring large and small braids as well as flower decorations. The connecting points of the braids feature moving parts allowing her hair to be placed in different positions to recreate your favorite scenes from the movie! In addition, her best friend Pascal is also included to display by her side, so be sure to add the two to your collection!
- Nendoroid#: 836
- Release Date: March 2018
From the popular movie “The Little Mermaid” comes a Nendoroid of Ariel! She comes with three faceplates including a standard smile, a determined expression and a cheerful smile with closed eyes! The unique flow of her hair from being under the sea has been captured on the Nendoroid design and using the included stand you can place her in a variety of different swimming poses!
Her mermaid tail and fin are also articulated allowing you to display her in a range of poses to swimming fast to a gentler movement. Alternate parts to display her sitting are also included, which are perfect to pose her sitting and chatting with friends! Sebastian and Flounder are also both included to display swimming by her side!
The Good Smile Company in partnership with Disney has a licensing agreement for Marvel designs and has released the following figures from that collection:
Captain America: Hero’s Edition
- Nendoroid#: 618
- Release Date: October 2016
From ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ comes a figure of the leader of the Avengers, Captain America! The fully articulated Nendoroid has been carefully sculpted and painted with his unique design and coloring based on the US flag, ensuring he looks impressive no matter what pose you choose to display him in!
His trademark shield can attach to his left or right arm using a special attachment, allowing you to choose which better suits your pose. The shield can also be placed on his back, which even allows him to balance without the need for a stand! Effect parts to display him throwing the shield are included adding, even more, play value!
In addition, the included stand is based on the final battle scene from the movie and can be combined with the base included with the previously released ‘Nendoroid Iron Man Mark 45: Hero’s Edition‘ in order to complete the full circular base – a large dioramic base that really brings out the atmosphere of the Avengers for fans to enjoy!
Iron Man Mark 42: Hero’s Edition + Hall of Armor Set
- Nendoroid#: 349
- Release Date: December 2013
From the much-awaited sequel in the Iron Man movie series, ‘Iron Man 3’ comes a Nendoroid of the Iron Man Mark 42 Suit! The design has changed considerably compared to the previously released Mark 7 but is once again fully articulated allowing for epic poses that still look adorable in Nendoroid size!
All the elaborate details of the Mark 42 have been faithfully sculpted and painted to make a Nendoroid that fans will be proud to display! Special effect parts to display him flying or in combat, as well as an alternate head part to display Tony Stark without the mask are all included!
A miniature ‘Hall of Armor’ is also included which features the Mark 1 through Mark 7 suits all lined up, and also acts as a display stand! He even comes with alternate parts to recreate the scene where he punches the ground after putting on the suit! There are so many parts to help you create your favorite scenes from the movie!
Iron Man Mark 43: Hero’s Edition + Ultron Sentries Set
- Nendoroid#: 543
- Release Date: October 2015
From the hit film ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ comes a Nendoroid of Iron Man Mark 43 – the 43rd rendition of the Iron Man armor! The primarily red armor is fitted with sixteen different points of articulation and comes with the same popular effect parts as before allowing for all sorts of action poses!
A special Tony Stark faceplate and head part are also included allowing you to display him out of combat as well – this time around the Stark faceplate has one eyebrow raised in a judging expression that suits his personality perfectly! Additionally, a special vignette base is also included that features a huge number of Ultron sentries for Iron Man to face off against! Enjoy recreating the heated battles from the film in Nendoroid size!
Iron Man Mark 45: Hero’s Edition
- Nendoroid#: 545
- Release Date: December 2015
The 45th rendition of the Iron Man armor together with a dioramic extendable base!
“From the hit film ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ comes a Nendoroid of Iron Man Mark 45! The Mark 45 features a brand new sculpt in order to faithfully bring out the changes between all the previous Iron Man armors. The paintwork also features a new composition to provide more depth to the colors of the armor.
This time around the included Tony Stark faceplate has a more confident, serious look on his face. Just like the previously announced ‘Nendoroid Iron Man Mark 43: Hero’s Edition + Ultron Sentries Set‘ he comes with a variety of effect parts as well as an alternate front and back head part to display him without his helmet. Various options for all sorts of fun!
The included stand is based on the final battle scene from the series and can be combined with the base included with the upcoming ‘Nendoroid Captain America’ in order to complete the full circular base! When the two bases are connected together they form a large dioramic base that really brings out the atmosphere of the series for fans to enjoy!”
Iron Man Mark 7: Hero’s Edition
- Nendoroid#: 284
- Release Date: March 2013
From the worldwide hit film, ‘The Avengers’ comes a fully articulated Nendoroid of Iron Man – the hero that industrialist billionaire Tony Stark becomes whenever he puts on his powerful armored suit. The unique metallic look of the Iron Man suit has been faithfully recreated in Nendoroid form for fans to enjoy!
You can choose to display him with either a closed or open helmet, and a number of booster effect parts are also included to easily pose him in combat scenes. He also comes with a special dioramic pedestal to display him flying above the city!
Iron Patriot: Hero’s Edition
- Nendoroid#: 392
- Release Date: May 2014
From the popular film ‘Iron Man 3’ comes a Nendoroid of the Iron Patriot! The unique design and coloring based on the American flag have been faithfully preserved in a Nendoroid form, and even shrunk down to chibi size the suit looks just as epic as ever!
The Nendoroid is fully articulated just like the other Iron Man figures, allowing you to pose various scenes from the series! A special base modeled off the climax scene is included to pose him on! Be sure to display him with the previously released Iron Man Mk.42 to recreate the Iron Man world in Nendoroid form!
Loki: Thor Battle Royal Edition
- Nendoroid#: 866
- Release Date: May 2014
From the hit movie “Mighty Thor: Battle Royal” (Thor: Ragnarok in the US) comes a Nendoroid of Loki! He comes with three faceplates that all capture his personality perfectly including a standard glaring expression, a condescending expression as well as the listless expression from his famous “surprise” line!
His iconic helm with two horns can be attached to the face plates and he can also be displayed without the helm allowing for many different posing options! He comes with two knives connected to his hands with transparent parts to recreate him spinning the knives in the air, and he also comes with the box and chain to complete the “surprise” scene. Be sure to display him with Nendoroid Thor: Thor Battle Royal Edition and enjoy the two brothers together!
Thor: Thor Battle Royal Edition
- Nendoroid#: 863
- Release Date: August 2018
From the hit movie “Mighty Thor: Battle Royal” (Thor: Ragnarok in the US) comes a Nendoroid of the Mighty Thor himself! The Nendoroid is fully articulated similar to the previous characters in the “Edition” series, and features Thor with his hair cut short as he appeared in the movie!
He comes with three different faceplates including a serious expression for heading into battle, a rather cute shouting expression as well as an expression with white eyes for when he uses his lightning powers. Optional parts include the new swords that featured in the movie, a club as well as his shield to recreate all sorts of scenes!
The uniquely shaped cape is separated into different parts which ensure the cape does not get in the way of posing, allowing for acrobatic and dynamic poses! Nendoroid Loki: Thor Battle Royal Edition will also be coming up to join him soon, so be sure to display the brothers together!
Spider-Man: Hero’s Edition
- Nendoroid#: 260
- Release Date: June 2014
The world-famous Spider-Man joined the Nendoroids as a fully posable figure wearing his newly designed outfit from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ – and due to popular demand, he is being rereleased! His entire outfit has both the spiderweb texture and appearance that fans have come to love.
Spider-Man also comes with a few optional extras, such as parts to display him shooting his web as well as a suction cup that attaches to the support prop for even more poses. He also comes with a special dioramic pedestal that allows you to display him swinging above the city, watching over the citizens of New York!
Spider-Man: Homecoming Edition
- Nendoroid#: 781
- Release Date: December 2017
From the movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming” comes a Nendoroid of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man! He is dressed up in his new costume which has been carefully detailed with the unique patterns and the new web wings between his arms and torso are also included. The coloring and details of the outfit have been carefully calculated to match the chibi design while still staying true to the original.
The Nendoroid comes with three different mask plates each with his eyes in different positions to help bring out the emotions of your favorite scenes from the movie. In addition, the Nendoroid also comes with Peter Parker’s head to display him with his mask removed. He also comes with a selection of spider web parts to display the web-slinger swinging through the air!
Deadpool: Orechan Edition
- Nendoroid#: 662
- Release Date: March 2017
From ‘Deadpool’ comes a Nendoroid of Deadpool himself! His outfit has been shrunk down into a cute Nendoroid figure which comes with a variety of different expression patterns which can be changed by swapping out the left and right eyes separately! He even comes with parts to display him with hearts popping out of his eyes!
A selection of comic speech-bubbles which allow you to pose him saying some of his classic lines and interchangeable parts which allow you to display him showing off his sexy heart-shaped underwear are included. The Nendoroid is also able to stand without the need of a Nendoroid stand – as long as you balance him carefully! Plus, as a part of the fully articulated ‘Edition’ series of Nendoroids, you can enjoy all sorts of fun Deadpool-style action scenes when posing! Be sure to add him to your collection!
Star Wars Nendoroids
The Good Smile Company in partnership with Disney has a licensing agreement for Star Wars designs and has released the following figures within that collection:
- Nendoroid#: 858
- Release Date: June 2018
From the popular movie “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” comes a Nendoroid of BB-8! The head part is attached to a magnet which can easily be moved around into various positions just like in the movie, allowing you to display BB-8 showing all sorts of emotions from excitement to disappointment!
The antennae parts on his head are included in both a standard version and a bent version to display him as if rolling forward at full speed! Interchangeable parts to display him showing the thumbs-up pose from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as the new arm parts from Star Wars: The Last Jedi are both included allowing for a variety of different display options.
A special base made in the image of the sand dunes of Jakku is included together with an attachment part for him to leave tracks behind him! Enjoy all sorts of adorable scenes with Nendoroid BB-8 in your collection!
- Nendoroid#: 706
- Release Date: June 2017
From ‘Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back’ comes a Nendoroid of the most famous bounty hunter in the galaxy – Boba Fett! The Nendoroid is fully articulated allowing him to be posed in various different situations and poses, and his outfit has been faithfully converted into the Nendoroid size with careful attention given to the rusted paintwork on his armor.
Optional parts include Han Solo in his carbon-freeze state together with a special stand to display the carbonite block floating through the air – be sure to display it together with the previously released Nendoroid Storm Trooper figures to recreate the full scene from the series! The Nendoroid allows for all sorts of fun and is intricately detailed for fans to enjoy in their collection!
- Nendoroid#: 502
- Release Date: January 2017
From ‘Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope’ comes a rerelease of Nendoroid Darth Vader! His jet-black outfit has been faithfully shrunk down to Nendoroid size, with a mix of glossy and matte paintwork to bring out the different textures. His lightsaber is included and the blade can be attached and removed for various posing options. He also comes with parts to hold the lightsaber in both hands, or a single hand.
Two different cape parts are included – one with a fixed pose that has a solid appearance, and another that is articulated for more dynamic poses! A Death Star is also included allowing for even more fun! Just looking at the Nendoroid and Death Star is sure to get The Imperial March playing through your head!
First Order Stormtrooper
- Nendoroid#: 599
- Release Date: August 2016
From the first movie in the new Star Wars trilogy, ‘Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens’ comes a Nendoroid of the First Order Stormtrooper! Even in Nendoroid form, the details of the armor have all been kept intact ensuring the Nendoroid is not only cute but also looks impressive! The Nendoroid is also fully articulated allowing for all sorts of fun poses!
The face section makes use of a glossy paint that allows even dim light to reflect back, preserving the shiny appearance of the Stormtrooper armor! Enjoy displaying the Nendoroid First Order Stormtrooper in all sorts of situations, night or day!
- Nendoroid#: 726
- Release Date: June 2018
From the popular movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” comes a rerelease of Nendoroid Kylo Ren! He comes with a total of three head parts – one wearing his mask with his hood up, another wearing just the mask and one revealing his face.
The figure is fully articulated and all the parts of his outfit that could get in the way of poses have been carefully designed to allow for various natural looking poses. A huge selection of optional parts are included, such as his unique lightsaber, Darth Vader’s mask and more! He is designed to take all sorts of poses from the movie, so be sure to add him your collection and enjoy the wide variety of display options!
- Nendoroid#: 856
- Release Date: June 2018
From Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope comes a Nendoroid of Princess Leia! Her iconic white outfit from the film has been captured with great care as a single part of the Nendoroid, and she features articulated arms allowing for various different poses. Two different weapons are also included for even more possible situations!
An alternate crouching lower body part is also included which can be used to display her in the pose she took when recording her message at the start of the movie, and she also comes with parts that allow her to be posed with her hood up. Both a standard expression that captures her strong will, as well as a gentle smiling face, are both included, allowing you to capture various different sides of the Princess in adorable Nendoroid size. Be sure to add her to your collection!
- Nendoroid#: 877
- Release Date: July 2018
From the popular movie “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” comes a Nendoroid of the main character of the new trilogy, Rey! She comes with two face plates including a serious expression and a smiling expression, which capture both her confidence and cuteness in a single figure!
Just like the previously released Star Wars Nendoroids, the figure is fully articulated allowing for all sorts of display options! She comes with two different lightsaber blade parts – one standard blade and one that captures the afterimage of the blade as it moves for battle poses! Be sure to display her with the previously announced characters in the series!
- Nendoroid#: 501
- Release Date: January 2017
The Stormtrooper, one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars universe, is joining the Nendoroid series once again with a rerelease! The classic white armor of the Stormtrooper has been shrunk down to Nendoroid size while still keeping to the original design as faithfully as possible!
The standard Stormtrooper blaster rifle is also included to display him in combat against the Rebel army! You can also display him together with Nendoroid Darth Vader, who will be rereleased at the same time!
What’s Next for Disney Nendoroid?
Good Smile Company rolled out a big new licensing agreement for their Nendoroid super-deformed line. Joining the likes of Star Wars, DC and Marvel design is Disney/Pixar with princesses, attractions, and blockbusters, including Winnie-the-Pooh, Ariel, Sulley & Boo, Mike & Boo, Jack Skellington, Jack Sparrow, Woody, Buzz, Tinker Bell, Rapunzel, and Belle.
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