Best Video Game Nendoroids To Buy

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Collecting figures of your favorite video game characters is one of the most common ways to express your love for a particular series. Good Smile Company’s Nendoroids includes a wide range of characters from video games, each re-imagined in the adorable chibi-like style.


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Unlike most other figurines, Nendoroids come with a range of attachments for the figure, including different facial expressions and props, so you can arrange the figure however you like best. Whichever character you choose, they’re adorable reinterpretations that look perfect in any collection. To help you decide which one you should buy, here are some of the best available.

Updated on July 27, 2023 by Rebecca Phillips: If you’re looking for the best Nendoroids to add to your collection, you’re in the right place. There are plenty of Nendoroids inspired by video game characters, so we’ve added a few more to this guide in case you’re on the hunt for even more.

Best Nendoroids Based On Video Game Characters

Kirby 30th Anniversary Edition Nendoroid

Kirby 30th Anniversary Edition Nendoroid

Poyo!

For his 30th anniversary, the beloved Kirby is here in Nendoroid form. He stands on a star-shaped platform as you might expect and comes with a variety of facial expressions and props, from an adorable heart to a sweet potato.

Pros

  • Includes magnets for posing
  • Variety of facial expressions and props

What better way to celebrate Kirby’s 30th anniversary than with an adorable Nendoroid figure of Kirby himself? The Nendoroid celebrates key iconography from Kirby’s past, allowing you to pose him holding a Friend Heart, a bindle stick, and a sweet potato.

To customize Kirby’s look, you can choose between four face plates — his normal expression with sparkling eyes, a shocked, wide-eyed expression, a retro look, and a face with spiral eyes. The stand you can display him on is star-shaped and features the “Kirby 30th Anniversary” text.

Joker Persona 5 Nendoroid

Joker Persona 5 Nendoroid

Behind the mask…

From the iconic RPG Persona 5 comes the instantly recognizable protagonist, Joker. As a Nendoroid, he’s wearing the signature black and white mask and comes with his trusty knife and gun.

Pros

  • Includes two face places – neutral and grinning
  • Includes knife and gun props
  • Includes interchangable eye parts and two mask sizes

Persona 5 has quickly become on of the most well-known and beloved RPGs of all time. In this Nendoroid figure, the game’s protagonist, Joker, can be seen wearing his signature Phantom Thieves outfit and eye mask. The figure comes with plenty of additional pieces, so you can recreate your favorite scenes from the games, too.

Alongside Joker’s trusty gun and knife, it also includes two different face places and various eye parts, allowing you to customize Joker’s expression how you see fit.

Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney Nendoroid

Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney Nendoroid

Objection!

Recreate exciting courtroom scenes from the Ace Attorney series with the Miles Edgeworth Nendoroid! Alongside various face plates to customize Miles’ expression, the Nendoroid also comes with a courtroom desk and text plates so you can bring scenes from the games to life.

Pros

  • Includes courtoom desk
  • Includes “Objection!” and “Hold it!” text plates
  • Includes three face plates – neutral, angry, and smug

Objection! Hailing from the Ace Attorney series, this Miles Edgeworth Nendoroid figure includes everything you need to stage tense scenes from the courtroom. Change Miles’ face plate so that he either looks neutral, smug, or angry, and then place him behind the courtroom desk.

Finish off the scene with either the “Hold it!” or “Objection!” text plates to really bring the games to life. If you already have the Phoenix Wright Nendoroid in your collection, it’s only wright to add Miles as well.

Riku Kingdom Hearts 3 Nendoroid

Riku Kingdom Hearts 3 Nendoroid

May your heart be your guiding key.

This Nendoroid features Riku’s design and outfit from Kingdom Hearts 3. There are two face plates to choose from – a smiling expression and a serious one. Riku also comes with his new Keyblade, Braveheart.

Pros

  • Includes two face plates
  • Includes Braveheart Keyblade
  • Includes King Mickey clear plate

There has been a few Kingdom Hearts Nendoroids over the years, so what’s another for the collection? This one uses Riku’s design from Kingdom Hearts 3, complete with his Keyblade from the game, Braveheart.

Just like Riku himself, the figure comes with a variety of expressions — you can have him smiling softly and reaching out his hand, or looking determined with his Keyblade in hand as he prepares to face off against the Heartless once more.

Marnie Pokemon Sword & Shield Nendoroid

Marnie Pokemon Sword & Shield Nendoroid

Ready for battle!

A fan-favorite character from Pokemon Sword & Shield, Marnie debuts as a Nendoroid figure complete with all the charm that made her so popular in the first place. Of course, she comes with her trusty partner, Morpeko.

Pros

  • Includes two Morpeko figures for Full Belly and Hangry Mode
  • Includes Dusk Ball accessory

Marnie was introduced in Pokemon Sword & Shield and has been a fan-favorite character ever since. In her Nendoroid figure, she comes with a Dusk Ball and two Morpeko figures as her props, so there’s lots of room for creativity when it comes to posing. There are also various different arm poses, so you can arrange Marnie to be throwing a Poke Ball out for battle, or simply have her goofing off with Morpeko.

Whether she’s calm, composed and ready to win the next battle or taking a break with her beloved Pokemon partner, this Marnie Nendoroid perfect for any Pokemon collection.

Sans Undertale Nendoroid

Sans Undertale Nendoroid

Do you wanna have a bad time?

Hailing from indie hit Undertale, Sans has become an infamous gaming character, and his skeletal design translates perfectly into Nendoroid form. His eyes can be repositioned, or you can swap them out for the alternate blue color.

Pros

  • Includes prop ketchup bottle and hot dog
  • Includes alternate sitting lower body
  • Includes alternate blue eyes

Sans has become an infamous gaming character after his debut in Undertale, so it’s no surprise that he received a Nendoroid figure. He sports his usual mischievous grin, and comes with two props: a hot dog and ketchup bottle. You can also pose Sans in various ways, as the figure also comes with an alternate lower body, allowing him to sit down.

This figure also has an extra detail that you’ll enjoy — you can switch out one of the black eyes for a blue eye to give him the iconic look only seen during his boss fight in the game’s Genocide route.

Venti Genshin Impact Nendoroid

Venti Genshin Impact Nendoroid

Where adventurers go, storytellers must follow!

The Windborne Bard, Venti from Genshin Impact, has a greatly detailed Nendoroid figure. He comes with three face plates that show off his personality, as well as his signature weapons from the game.

Pros

  • Includes three face plates – winking, smiling, and closed eyes
  • Includes Der Frühling wooden lyre and Skyward Harp bow

Venti is one of the most popular characters in Genshin Impact, and you can see a lot of care was put into his Nendoroid figure. From the details on his outfit to the range of props included, Good Smile Company paid great detail to this figurine. Express Venti’s personality through a smiling face, a wink, and a relaxed face plate.

Alongside these various expressions, you can also pose Venti with his signature items — the Skyward Harp and his wooden lyre. You can choose to display him preparing for battle or playing music to his heart’s content.

Link Majora’s Mask Nendoroid

Link Majora’s Mask Nendoroid

You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you?

Young Link returns for an adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask! The Nendoroid includes an array of props for you to pose him with, including the titular Majora’s Mask, Link’s fairy companion Tatl, the Bunny Hood, and more.

Pros

  • Includes titular Majora’s Mask
  • More props than almost any other Nendoroid

The Majora’s Mask Link Nendoroid has perhaps the most variety when it comes to props. Just as Link has a range of masks at his disposal in the game, you can choose between a selection of masks here, including the adorable Bunny Hood, the iconic Majora’s Mask, and the slightly haunting Deku Scrub mask.

That’s not all, though — Link also comes with his Hylian Shield and sword, as well as a bottle of red potion and his companion throughout the game, Tatl. You could rearrange the props and parts of this Nendoroid every day of the week, and it would feel like a new figure each time.

Robbie The Rabbit Silent Hill Nendoroid

Robbie The Rabbit Silent Hill Nendoroid

Just a normal rabbit… right?

The creepy-yet-cute mascot of Silent Hill’s Lakeside Amusement Park is here in Nendoroid form. Choose whether to lean into the horror with a blood-stained face plate and chainsaw prop, or give Robbie the Rabbit a cleaner, yet still a little uncanny, look.

Pros

  • Available in pink or blue
  • Includes two face plates and two weapons

There’s something not quite right with the mascot of Lakeside Amusement Park… Robbie the Rabbit debuted in Silent Hill 3 and has appeared in other games in the series ever since, cementing itself as a figure for the series as a whole. The Nendoroid figure of Robbie is available in two colors — pink and blue — similar to how there are different versions of Robbie in the games.

Additionally, you can choose whether to use the clean face plate or the one covered in blood — do you want something that’s just slightly unsettling, or downright creepy? The figure also comes with props to choose from, including a chainsaw and a pipe that Robbie can hold like a weapon.

Isabelle Animal Crossing Nendoroid

Isabelle Animal Crossing Nendoroid

Isabelle? More like Is-a-cutie!

Even as a Nendoroid, Isabelle is hard at work with her Animal Crossing duties! In this figure, she’s wearing her signature outfit from New Leaf and carrying her clipboard, sure to be ticking off her never-ending to-do list to keep the town running smoothly.

Pros

  • Includes clipboard prop
  • Includes Glee and Curiosity ’emotions’ props

A contender for the sweetest Nendoroid figure ever is Isabelle from Animal Crossing. This figure perfectly captures her appearance from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, down to the green waistcoat and red bow that she wears. Ever the hard-working secretary, Isabelle can hold her clipboard and pen, no doubt checking off items on her to-do list.

You can also mimic ’emotions’ from the game using the props included, such as the Glee emotion represented by musical notes, and the Curiosity emotion shown by a question mark above Isabelle’s head.

FAQ

Is buying a Nendoroid worth it?

Nendoroids tend to me on the more expensive side when it comes to collectible figures, but they’re high quality and typically come with various props and alternate faces and body parts, allowing you to display the figure how you see fit. If there’s a Nendoroid of your favorite character, it’s worth getting one.

What are Nendoroids used for?

Nendoroids are for display purposes. You can customize their poses and appearances, but they aren’t suitable for playing with.

Why are Nendoroids so expensive?

Nendoroids are made with high-quality materials, and a lot of attention to detail is paid to the individual designs, which means they’re typically more expensive than your average figure. The figures also come with extra parts, which adds to the production cost.

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