Tamashii Nations 2011: Bandai’s Chibi-Arts Line

I’ll be honest–Bandai’s Chibi-Arts line seems like a very blatant ripoff of Nendoroids to me. Same proportions, swappable faces, etc. I never thought I’d want to own one, but of course the day has inevitably come that Bandai has shown off some characters that I just have to own! First and foremost is an adorable chibi C.C from Code Geass, who comes with pizza and a cat! Amazing! They better include Mr. Cheese.

A lot of other new goodies were shown off, like several girls from the Pretty Cure series, Aquarion Evol, Neito Mitotsudaira and Horizon Airadust from Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, Aiba Ruri from Sacred Seven, and Haruko from FLCL! Man, FLCL figures, it’s been a while since we’ve seen them.

Of course there were lots of One Piece Chibi-Arts, since most of the line is from that show. Several were new, like Vivi Nefertari, Sanji, and Nico Robin. I have to admit, the line seems to be really improving in terms of quality and they do a nice range of characters. Now if only they made the faceplates interchangeable with different figures!

[via Hobbystock]

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