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Good Smile Company’s Nendoroid figure line has been with us for some years now. It had its fair share of cute or cool characters over the years. But this article is all about the freaky, weird, kooky and outright hilarious figures that came out of that line. Figures you might want to consider twice before displaying on your desk at work. It’s time to meet the freaks of the Nendoroid world.
Nendoroid Mackenzie & Funghi
First on our list is detective Mackenzie from the DS point-and-click adventure Touch Detective. To the unfamiliar onlooker she may appear a bit odd, but unlike most of this list I really love Nendoroid Mackenzie. Her game character design is was avant-garde and translated exceedingly well into Nendoroid form. Her pet fungus Funghi is a celebrity in his own right, and have had his own figures and a successful mobile game in Japan. That said he still looks a little bit like a certain private male organ. Mackenzie and Funghi are certainly not to weirdest entries on my list but if you put them on your office desk they might raise a couple of eyebrows.
Next we have Mikudayo, the intentionally creepy Hatsune Miku look-alike that scared the hell out of the kids during the 2011 Tokyo Game Show. The human-sized gag doll that roamed during that event was eventually turned into a gag Nendoroid. Those cheeks, that huge mouth and those emotionless eyes earn her a respectful place on my freak show list.
Nendoroid Spider-Man: Hero’s Edition
Oh Spidy, you never meant to frighten anyone. Alas, your head turned out huge, your limbs tiny little twigs. No matter how you pose your Nendoroid Spider-Man he looks ridiculous. And it doesn’t help that common sense dictates the biggest part in a big spider’s body is usually its butt.
Queen’s Blade: Aldora Nendoroid
Here we have a figure in which two opposite notions collide – chibiness and nudity. To take one means to forsake the other, last you find yourself with a figure that looks like a little child with no panties and a huge freaky eye. The sad truth about Queen’s Blade: Aldora Nendoroid is that it doesn’t look cute nor does it look sexy. It’s just…weird.
Watamote: Tomoko Kuroki Nendoroid
I have to give Good Smile Company some credit here – the Tomoko Kuroki Nendoroid does a great job of conveying the ups and downs (well, mostly downs) of Kuroki’s teenage life. Unlike most other figures on this list she is not disfigured. In fact she looks mighty good. It’s her god-awful expressions that put her on the list. Imagine your new girlfriend entering your room for the very first time is greeted by a panty-ripping Kuroki on your table. I’m not sure her other expressions are SFW either.
Nendoroid Neko Arc: Ultimate Version
We are down to the top 5! And it begins with Neko Arc, the space alien cat with superhuman powers (try reading the Neko Arc Wikipedia entry once. It’s completely bonkers). Well people, you asked for freaky and this is almost as close as they get. With huge eyes, a human skirt, boots and some other weird accessories Neko Arc can do some of the most hilarious poses in Nendoroid land.
Nendoroid Death Note L Reindeer Version
Death Note is considered a great series. But the Death Note Nendoroid figures are considered abysmal. They all look cheap, their paint job amateurish. Topping their ranks is this poor figure – Nendoroid Death Note L Reindeer Version. Look how sad and miserable he is! Let’s just give him an easy death and be done with it.
Koizumi Itsuki and Kyon: Nendoroid Petit Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu #3
We venture a bit off into the realm of Nendoroid petit to find Good Smile Companies’ arguably worst Nendoroid figure ever. Since this is a freak show I suggest everybody gives GSC and huge round of applause for creating figures of Koizumi Itsuki and Kyon that look nothing like their anime counterparts. Their faces are so ugly it’s hard to look at them straight. To add insult to injury they are often portrayed alongside their feamale Nendoroid Petit counterparts (see image above) which turned out awesome. Talk about guys getting the short end of the figure stick…
Nendoroid More: Faceplate
Nendoroid More: Faceplate
Nendoroid More: Faceplate is not a figure but a collection of swappable faceplates for the Nendoroid figure line. The faceplates design was chosen from a pool of 100 suggestions sent to the official Good Smile Company Nendoroid blog. It was a great idea – give fans the power to create unique, cool or goofy faceplates. That left some room for mischief, as we can learn from the faceplate above. For some reason it kind of reminds me of Norihei Miki. This faceplate is way up on my list since it is weird, freaky and you can force any Nendoroid to wear it and become a monstrosity.
Nendoroid Colossus Titan & Attack Playset
Speaking of monsters, my number one pick is no other than the Colossus Titan & Attack Playset Nendoroid. This is by far the freakiest Nendoroid figure out there. Firstly, because it looks like a lump of meat, and secondly, because it looks like a completely ridiculous lump of meat. Seriously, this guy looks like a demented heavy smoker. Interestingly it loses its scary factor when it manifests itself in this minified form. But this first spot doesn’t only belong to him – it belongs to the playset as well. Just look at those two titan figures. They are so much smaller than him yet so much more menacing! On top of that we have two even smaller figures of humans who are pooping their pants in midair! Oh, how I love getting chocolate colored figures with white liquid-like plastic protruding from their asses. Joy oh, joy.
Already feeling uneasy? That’s nothing! Wait until you see the culmination of all that is freaky and evil. I present to you the Mikudayo Nendoroid with Colossus Titan faceplate and Colossus Titan Nendoroid with Mikudayo faceplate:
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