Nendoroid

2016 Snow Miku photo
2016 Snow Miku

The next Snow Miku will have a sportier design


Winner revealed on the GSC live stream
May 22
Snow Miku has had many looks, going from a straightforward palette swap to a beautiful interpretation based on traditional Japanese dress to the fanciful designs of the last two years. For 2016 we're getting away from the whi... read
Nendoroid Sakura Mikudayo photo
Nendoroid Sakura Mikudayo

Rue the coming of spring with Nendoroid Sakura Mikudayo


Pink is the new color of the abyss
Apr 30
The fact that Good Smile Company has embraced the Mikudayo meme should tell you something about who they are as a company. If you thought Mikudayo would just be a one-off, though, you'd be wrong. She's back in force this year... read
Racing Miku 2015 photo
Is she a Valkyria?
Racing Miku is getting her yearly update. This time Good Smile Racing has gone with a clever sword and shield motif, which for me personally evokes the titular warriors of Valkyria Chronicles. I'm not the only one who thinks ... read feature

Snow Miku 2016 photo
Snow Miku 2016

Snow Miku 2016 is all about the winter sports


Winter sports themed submissions are underway
Apr 19
What's this? It's finally starting to look like spring around here and I have to think about winter again!? I guess if it's for a new Snow Miku design I'll let it slide. Slide... heh. Anyway, it's time to start thinking about... read
Top sales 3/30 to 4/5 photo
Top sales 3/30 to 4/5

Top selling toys in Japan for week of 3/30 to 4/5


Plus monthly results for March
Apr 11
So last time I lamented a bit that figma Sinon from Sword Art Online II didn't rank during her release week. Well it seems she received a delayed reaction as she ranked pretty high in the first week of April. And she wasn't e... read
April Fool's photo
April Fool's

Good Smile Company unleashes Nendoroid fundoshi


Why shouldn't there be a little male eye candy?
Apr 01
It's that time of year again, time for the more gullible among us to become momentarily confused by ridiculous announcements! Good Smile Company's contribution this year is pretty awesome, and goes along with their recent pro... read
Good Smile Company photo
Good Smile Company

Anime Japan 2015: Good Smile Company


I predict there will be Nendoroids
Mar 22
Anime Japan 2015 wrapped up over the weekend, which means we can see some of the goodies that figure makers brought to the event. Good Smile Company put some upcoming Nendoroids and scale figures on display. The big one for m... read
GSR sponsor tiers photo
GSR sponsor tiers

2015 Good Smile Racing sponsor tiers revealed


Starting at only 8,000 yen
Mar 12
Good Smile Racing have revealed the sponsorship tiers for their 2015 season, with every tier getting access to the new Racing Miku Nendoroid. I'm not quite sure why she's a knight now, apparently, but hey, it's still a better... read
Nendoroid photo
Nendoroid

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: Nendoroid invasion


Nintendo is taking center stage here
Feb 08
Good Smile Company's giant wall of reveals (they need to trademark that) has some interesting and/or exciting Nendoroid releases. We have a wide variety of stuff, so there's bound to be something for everyone. Or maybe everyt... read
Star Wars photo
And also make you give up the name of a base
GSC's Nendoroid Storm Trooper was fully on display and in painted form at Winter WonFes. The figure was first announced on the Summer 2014 WonFes wall and had appeared my Highlight Reel for that month. The figure (full image ... read feature

Mako Two-Star photo
Two Stars Shining
Everybody agrees that magnificent klutz Mako Mankanshoku was the breakout star of Kill la Kill, but now she's getting a bunch of attitude and a whole lot more badass. Good Smile Company revealed that Mako will be returning fo... read feature

Nendoroid Snow Miku photo
Galleries from Mamitan and Akiba Hobby
The upcoming Nendoroid Snow Miku (Snow Bell ver.) is a great design - one that works better as a Nendoroid than as a figma, I think. The proportions look just right as a Nendo, emphasizing her fancy head gear and cutting down... read feature

Nendoroid Link photo
Nendoroid Link

Nendoroid Link: The Wind Waker Re-Release


Another chance to bring home the hero
Feb 04
If you weren't able to snag Nendo Link when he was first released in Fall of 2014, there's good news! The Wind Waker adventurer will be re-released in June of this year with pre-orders already underway. Good Smile Company's v... read
Nendo Link photo
Maestro please
Last time our reviews editor Rio McCarthy and I teamed up we talked about our collective joy and frustration over Real Action Heroes Link. It seems only appropriate then that we reunite in textual form to look at another vari... read feature

WonFes  photo
Snow Miku, F/SN, KanColle figures available
With Winter WonFes 2015 less than a month away, Good Smile have stepped up to reveal the exclusive goods that they'll be selling at the event, thus saving us the agony of speculation and second guessing that used to character... read feature

Nendoroid Swimsuits photo
Nendoroid Swimsuits

Good Smile Company's getting a head start on summer with Nendoroid swimsuits


Will be available at Wonder Festival, and eventually via internet order
Jan 15
Good Smile Company has been kicking around the idea of Nendoroid More swimsuit bodies for a while now, but just recently they've announced something for Wonder Festival. They're making two basic bodies and styles with some co... read
Fate/Stay Night photo
Ride on, you crazy diamond!
GSC's Nendoroid Rider (Fate/Stay Night [Unlimited Blade Works]; ie, the recent Fate/Stay Night remake) is currently available for pre-order. Rider (whose real identity was Medusa) received a good amount of merchandise during ... read feature

Nendo Tomoyo photo
Sakura's best friend and costume maker shows up next year
I've already spent my fair share of time raving over the adorable Nendoroid Cardcaptor Sakura, but as everyone knows a magical girl is nothing without her friends to back her up. That's why I'm delighted to pass on the news t... read feature

Good Smile Racing photo
Not designed by Sega... I think
It's that time of year again when Good Smile Racing shows off the latest design that their Racing Miku Nendoroids and figmas will be based on. This year they seem to be going for something a little different compared to previ... read feature

Frozen photo
Frozen

GSC's Nendoroid Elsa from Frozen opens for pre-order


Winter is coming to May!
Nov 26
Alright, Frozen fans, Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Elsa is finally open for pre-order. We also now know all the details for this figure and the price. All our questions have been answered! So, let's get to it. Elsa will com... read
Nendoroid Mario photo
Nendoroid Mario

Start saving coins, Nendoroid Mario pre-orders have begun


Plus a lot of pictures
Nov 12
It's only been a few months since Nendoroid Mario was announced back at Wonder Festival 2014 (Summer), but it feels like a year! The wait will still continue for a while longer before he's released in May 2015, but at least w... read
Frozen photo
Frozen is not going away any time soon!
One of the biggest surprises to come out of Wonder Festival Summer was the reveal of Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Elsa from Frozen. Photos weren't allowed and absolutely nobody broke that rule to sneak a photo, so I can onl... read feature

Nendoroid More photo
Nendoroid More

Next up for Nendoroid More: cheerleaders!


Additional school-spirited concepts revealed as well
Oct 27
The Nendoroid More accessory line is growing, and should soon include a selection of cheerleader bodies for your Nendoroids! The current pajama bodies look fine, but I'd say these are a little more spirited. If you picked up ... read
Nendoroid Asuka photo
I guess being an Eva pilot is just not a priority
Since we saw Nendoroid Rei, the natural progression would be to see Nendoroid Asuka because they are the only two characters in the whole of Evangelion. It's still strange to me that the first Nendoroid Eva pilots we get are ... read feature

Nendoroid Rei Ayanami photo
Good Smile Online Shop exclusive
Aside from a custom creation a while back, the Evangelion pilots have never been made into Nendoroid form. It looks like that will change soon with the Evangelion Racing Nendoroids on the horizon. Kahotan has a preview up of ... read feature

Nendoroid I-401 photo
Nendoroid I-401

Nendoroid I-401 is sinking me with her cuteness


Up for pre-order now
Oct 17
The KanColle designs have translated pretty well to Nendoroid form so far, with I-401 continuing that trend. Right away I liked her happy face, which is just too heartwarming. I do tend to like expressive Nendoroids above all... read
NYCC 2014 GSC photo
NYCC 2014 GSC

NYCC 2014: Good Smile Company


It's Turtle time!
Oct 10
We got the teaser just the other day, now we get to see the whole thing! It's fairly rare for Good Smile Company to tackle properties from the west (though that seems to be changing every event), but with recent efforts to gi... read
Do Want! photo
Deadline? What's that?
As we move into NYCC and prepare to promptly forget many of the things we wanted in previous months, we here at Tomopop have decided to reminisce about some of the things we were most excited about in September. This includes a few predictable choices and one thing you may not have seen coming. See our picks below. read feature

Snow Miku photo
It's starting to look a lot like Winter... Vocaloid
Good Smile Company has released a photo of its upcoming Nendoroid Snow Miku 2015. The figure is based on option #4 from the fans' poll while her accessory, the Rabbit Yukine, is based on option #3. The two will be accompanied... read feature

Miku photo
I can't read her pumpkin face
Good Smile Company has released an image gallery for its recently unveiled Nendoroid Halloween Miku. Most striking among these images is a rather unexpected display option: a jack-o-lantern mask/face for the diva of all seaso... read feature

Review photo
Tomoko is finally popular!
One day I came across this odd manga called No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guy’s Fault I’m Not Popular. Not only was the title something that reminded me of early Panic at the Disco song titles, the m... read feature

Top toys photo
Now in Low Definition
SDCC and WonFes may have been almost a month ago at this point, but many of its collectibles are still on our minds. Tian recently posted the top ten things he was looking forward to from these cons and, because I'm far more excitably (and exceedingly less orderly), my own highlights list is nowhere near that short. See many of my favorites after the jump. read feature

Nendoroid More photo
Silence at the back!
To celebrate its release this week, the Good Smile Company Lab blog took a quick overview of the new Nendoroid More Cube #01 set. Designed to recreate the interior of your average Japanese classroom, the set comes with a blac... read feature

Miku photo
Will you treat yourself to a Halloween Miku?
Mamitan has unveiled the fully painted Nendoroid Halloween Miku. As previously reported, the figure will be first available at Miku Expos in Los Angeles and New York City during October. Nendo Halloween Miku is absolutely ado... read feature

Nendoroid Ahri photo
To be sold at 2014 Worlds in South Korea
Somehow, Riot Games' League of Legends has had very little in the way of merchandise — especially figures — which is weird, considering its popularity. That's all changed, however, as it looks like Riot and Good S... read feature

Hatsune Miku photo
Hatsune Miku

Prepare for a treat with Hatsune Miku Halloween Nendoroid launch events


New York and Los Angeles host special Miku events
Aug 20
On the official Hatsune Miku Facebook page they've revealed two big east and west coast events for the USA of particular interest to us here at Tomopop. On October 11 and 12 the Los Angeles Center Studios will be hosting the ... read
Kantai Collection photo
Kantai Collection

Take tea with these Nendoroid Hiei preorders


Latest Kantai Collection lady now ready for orders
Aug 19
The unstoppable  Kantai Collection merchandising juggernaut rolls onwards, and though I've long since given up attempting to identify the individual characters, I know a cute Nendoroid when I see one. That's exactly... read
Akuma Homura photo
Akuma Homura

Nendoroid Akuma Homura completes the trilogy


Small wings, big head
Aug 11
Warning: Madoka Magica movie spoilers ahead! There's pretty much a holy trilogy when it comes to super popular characters - scale figure, Nendoroid and figma. You have to be pretty in-demand to merit all three, a feat wh... read
Wonder Festival photo
Wonder Festival

Wonder Festival 2014 Summer: Good Smile Company Girls


The fairer sex out in force
Aug 01
Though we're seeing a lot more boys making their way into figure collections these days, it's still the ladies who reign supreme. Good Smile Company were certainly doing their part, with a bevy of figures of all shapes and si... read
Nendoroid Snake photo
Down to the last pixel
After lurking in the shadows for a while, Nendoroid Solid Snake has finally emerged into the glaring light of a proper preview by Kahotan, and to say he's looking great would be an understatement. It really looks like Good Sm... read feature







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