If you’re new to this type of collecting you’re probably wondering, what’s figure collecting? What’s a Figma..? This post will be sure to answer all those questions!
A well known figure distributor/maker is Good Smile Company. They make lovely scale figures and distribute the Figma series, but are best known for their nendoroids!
Let me explain what a nendoroid is. A nendoroid is a figure based off of a character or real person. Nendoroid’s have strange proportions similar to that of “chibi” (big heads and little bodies).
Nendoroid’s have cute little bodies and amazing paint jobs! (the newer ones at least)
And if you thought they couldn’t get any smaller, well they sure can! GSC has another series of nendoroids called “nendoroid petite”. These little figures are roughly an 2-4 inches wide (I only have one nendoroid petite so I’m not so sure…)
On to my favorite figure series! The Figma series. Figma figures are a series of articulated figures by Max Factory which are distributed through GSC. They are much bigger than nendoroids and have more accurate proportions. The are beautifully made and the best of articulated figures!
Figma figures tend to have multiple characters from series Such as the Attack on Titan series, which currently have 4 Figma renditions (Mikasa, Eren, Levi, and Armin)
Scale figures are typically based on cover art and drawings from the series, since they can’t be moved around or changed. Sometimes they come with alternative accessories and faces, but that isn’t common.
Next is moving away from GSC and Max Factory and heading over to Bandai. Bandai has their own figure line called S.H. Figuarts, which are known for their Kamen Rider, Power Ranger, and Precure articulated figures.
Well that’s pretty much covers the main types of figures (I left a lot out though!) I hope after reading this you’re more informed and may possibly start a collection of your own!