Legend of Zelda Archive

  • Since Link’s appearance is different in basically every Zelda game, the idea of a full set of figures based on his many styles is both appealing (to our shelves) and terrifying (to our wallet). Can you imagine how much it would cost if they were all large and detailed like GSC’s Link? We’d all be so broke. Thankfully, Medicom is once again coming to the rescue! A while back they released a trio of cheap, small Links (Skyward Sword, Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda) and they’re at it again with three more: Twilight Princess, Majora’s Mask, and A Link Between Worlds. Each retails for a mere ¥1,000 before discounts, and they’re set for a May release. I wonder if they’ll bring us the rest of the designs, since Link seems to be pretty popular in the figure world right now! Pre-Order At: HLJ | AmiAmi

    Medicom Brings Us A Trio of Links

    Since Link’s appearance is different in basically every Zelda game, the idea of a full set of figures based on his many styles is both appealing (to our shelves) and terrifying (to our wallet). Can you imagine how much it would cost if they were all large and detailed like GSC’s Link? We’d all be so broke. Thankfully, Medicom is once again coming to the rescue! A while back they released a trio of cheap, small Links (Skyward Sword, Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda) and they’re at it again with three more: Twilight Princess, Majora’s Mask, and A Link Between Worlds. Each retails for a mere ¥1,000 before discounts, and they’re set for a May release. I wonder if they’ll bring us the rest of the designs, since Link seems to be pretty popular in the figure world right now! Pre-Order At: HLJ | AmiAmi

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  • Summer Wonder Festival is tomorrow, and companies have been unusually quiet about it. We usually get teasers a week in advance, with about 10 companies joining in on the fun. This year? The teasers started today! What gives? Actually I hate teasers (as you probably know) so it’s a little exciting for me. Max Factory made up for the wait with way more teasers than they usually dole out. We’ve got KanColle’s Takao painted and a figma of Kashima, a figma of Mumei from Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, and most importantly a figma of Zelda (only took a million Links to get here!). There’s also a mystery sculpted blob dude, any ideas on what that could be? [via the figma blog]

    Max Factory’s Summer Wonder Festival 2016 Teasers

    Summer Wonder Festival is tomorrow, and companies have been unusually quiet about it. We usually get teasers a week in advance, with about 10 companies joining in on the fun. This year? The teasers started today! What gives? Actually I hate teasers (as you probably know) so it’s a little exciting for me. Max Factory made up for the wait with way more teasers than they usually dole out. We’ve got KanColle’s Takao painted and a figma of Kashima, a figma of Mumei from Koutetsujou no Kabaneri, and most importantly a figma of Zelda (only took a million Links to get here!). There’s also a mystery sculpted blob dude, any ideas on what that could be? [via the figma blog]

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  • Given that Good Smile Company is so female figure-centric, it’s kind of shocking that we got so many figures of Link before even a single Zelda. Two Nendoroids, three whole figmas, and a scaled figure for Link, and we’re just getting their first Nendoroid Zelda! I say first because I’m assuming we’ll get at least one other figure of her (scaled please, though I think a figma is more likely). I was not a huge fan of the fact that they chose her Wind Waker design when we first saw it, but it’s been growing on me since we saw her painted. And now? Sign me up! She comes with lots of cute extras (a winking face, a yelling face, her bow, and the Master Sword & Mirror Shield for Link!) and none of them are GSC shop exclusive, gasp! Her retail is ¥4,800 and she’s set for an October release. Pre-Order At: Hobby Search | HLJ | AmiAmi

    Nendoroid Zelda Is Up For Order

    Given that Good Smile Company is so female figure-centric, it’s kind of shocking that we got so many figures of Link before even a single Zelda. Two Nendoroids, three whole figmas, and a scaled figure for Link, and we’re just getting their first Nendoroid Zelda! I say first because I’m assuming we’ll get at least one other figure of her (scaled please, though I think a figma is more likely). I was not a huge fan of the fact that they chose her Wind Waker design when we first saw it, but it’s been growing on me since we saw her painted. And now? Sign me up! She comes with lots of cute extras (a winking face, a yelling face, her bow, and the Master Sword & Mirror Shield for Link!) and none of them are GSC shop exclusive, gasp! Her retail is ¥4,800 and she’s set for an October release. Pre-Order At: Hobby Search | HLJ | AmiAmi

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  • Miyazawa Model Expo is an event I forget about every year. I can tell you exactly when Wonder Festival and MegaHobby are, but Miyazawa Model? Yeah, it’s the event that time forgot. Or Leah’s brain, whichever. As always, Good Smile Company and their umbrella manufacturers brought a ton of goodies to the event. We have figmas and Nendoroids out the wazoo, including some newly painted and sculpted goodies. Phat! and Max Factory brought many of their gorgeous IDOLM@STER girls, including MF’s Ranko who is so very swoon-worthy. We’ve got giant girls from FREEing (man, Hestia’s cast-off is painfully noticeable), Good Smile’s Link, and tons more. Check them out in the gallery below! [via Digitamin]

    Miyazawa Model Expo Spring 2016: Good Smile Company & Co

    Miyazawa Model Expo is an event I forget about every year. I can tell you exactly when Wonder Festival and MegaHobby are, but Miyazawa Model? Yeah, it’s the event that time forgot. Or Leah’s brain, whichever. As always, Good Smile Company and their umbrella manufacturers brought a ton of goodies to the event. We have figmas and Nendoroids out the wazoo, including some newly painted and sculpted goodies. Phat! and Max Factory brought many of their gorgeous IDOLM@STER girls, including MF’s Ranko who is so very swoon-worthy. We’ve got giant girls from FREEing (man, Hestia’s cast-off is painfully noticeable), Good Smile’s Link, and tons more. Check them out in the gallery below! [via Digitamin]

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  • Last month at Toy Fair we got to take a close look at Nendoroid Zelda in her Wind Waker design, and I expected that we’d see the painted prototype soon–just not this soon! Because she was at an event and all finished this week, which is surprising. I have to say, I was just so-so on the sculpt, but I am liking her a lot more with paint. The color scheme is just so charming, and the huge eyes are less unsettling with some life in them. I mean, still a little creepy, but cute-creepy! [via Mamitan]

    Nendoroid Zelda Is Painted

    Last month at Toy Fair we got to take a close look at Nendoroid Zelda in her Wind Waker design, and I expected that we’d see the painted prototype soon–just not this soon! Because she was at an event and all finished this week, which is surprising. I have to say, I was just so-so on the sculpt, but I am liking her a lot more with paint. The color scheme is just so charming, and the huge eyes are less unsettling with some life in them. I mean, still a little creepy, but cute-creepy! [via Mamitan]

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  • We saw a lot of individual galleries from Good Smile Company this Toy Fair: figma Samus, the scaled Link, Batman & Superman Nendoroids, figma Yugi, the Zelda Nendoroid, and the Genos Nendoroid. But of course they brought so much more to the event! Like the amazingly goofy art-based figmas, the just-arrived Nendoroid Kirby (who was popular enough to get a re-release literally the day he came out), many of their Nintendo-based Nendoroids, and beautiful scaled figures like Dark Magician Girl and some of their many Mikus. We even got to see Zwyer’s Legend Of Korra figures. Check them all out in the gallery!

    Toy Fair 2016: Good Smile Company Booth Overview

    We saw a lot of individual galleries from Good Smile Company this Toy Fair: figma Samus, the scaled Link, Batman & Superman Nendoroids, figma Yugi, the Zelda Nendoroid, and the Genos Nendoroid. But of course they brought so much more to the event! Like the amazingly goofy art-based figmas, the just-arrived Nendoroid Kirby (who was popular enough to get a re-release literally the day he came out), many of their Nintendo-based Nendoroids, and beautiful scaled figures like Dark Magician Girl and some of their many Mikus. We even got to see Zwyer’s Legend Of Korra figures. Check them all out in the gallery!

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  • We all know that I was not at all a fan of this figure when we finally saw it painted at Wonder Festival. I wasn’t even a huge fan of the sculpt. In photos it just looks a bit… weird? Too high-contrast, I think. But thankfully, he looks totally different in person! I mean, not totally different–just a whole lot better. The watercolor paint style works surprisingly well, it’s much softer than those original shots led me to believe. And the shading is phenomenal! So much depth. They really captured Skyward Sword‘s art style well. I never thought I’d be swayed, but here we are. Check him out in the gallery and let us know what you think!

    Toy Fair 2016: Max Factory’s Link Gallery

    We all know that I was not at all a fan of this figure when we finally saw it painted at Wonder Festival. I wasn’t even a huge fan of the sculpt. In photos it just looks a bit… weird? Too high-contrast, I think. But thankfully, he looks totally different in person! I mean, not totally different–just a whole lot better. The watercolor paint style works surprisingly well, it’s much softer than those original shots led me to believe. And the shading is phenomenal! So much depth. They really captured Skyward Sword‘s art style well. I never thought I’d be swayed, but here we are. Check him out in the gallery and let us know what you think!

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  • Probably the best thing about Toy Fair is the opportunity we have to get full, behind-the-glass shots of lots of new goodies! Most of it is things that just got shown off at Wonder Festival, so it’s pretty cool to not have to, you know, cross an ocean to look at them in person. One of the stars of GSC’s booth at Wonder Festival was definitely Nendoroid Zelda. I mean, we have two Nendo Links and three figma Links, plus his scaled figure (which we’ll be showing you in detail later today!), but no Zelda? A male character getting all the attention? It’s basically unprecedented. But finally Zelda is getting her moment in the spotlight. It’s the Wind Waker design (which, tbh, is probably my least favorite–so cartoony!) but it translates really well to chibi Nendoroid style.

    Toy Fair 2016: GSC’s Zelda Nendoroid Gallery

    Probably the best thing about Toy Fair is the opportunity we have to get full, behind-the-glass shots of lots of new goodies! Most of it is things that just got shown off at Wonder Festival, so it’s pretty cool to not have to, you know, cross an ocean to look at them in person. One of the stars of GSC’s booth at Wonder Festival was definitely Nendoroid Zelda. I mean, we have two Nendo Links and three figma Links, plus his scaled figure (which we’ll be showing you in detail later today!), but no Zelda? A male character getting all the attention? It’s basically unprecedented. But finally Zelda is getting her moment in the spotlight. It’s the Wind Waker design (which, tbh, is probably my least favorite–so cartoony!) but it translates really well to chibi Nendoroid style.

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  • Good Smile Company’s Link was probably the most anticipated figure for a lot of people. Well, he’s painted. And… yeah, I have nothing to say. Or rather, nothing nice to say. I hope it’s the lighting because he look weird. Like a bad photoshop paint job, but in real life. I think it’s the face and terrible hair shading, because the body looks… okay? [via Mamitan]

    Winter WonFest 2016: Good Smile Company’s Link

    Good Smile Company’s Link was probably the most anticipated figure for a lot of people. Well, he’s painted. And… yeah, I have nothing to say. Or rather, nothing nice to say. I hope it’s the lighting because he look weird. Like a bad photoshop paint job, but in real life. I think it’s the face and terrible hair shading, because the body looks… okay? [via Mamitan]

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  • When we saw the sculpt for the A Link Between Worlds Link figma, I was hesitant. Mostly because of how unhappy I was with the paint on Link figma #1, but the new one showed up painted a short while ago and looked great! Good news for fans, right? And in these new promotional shots the paint looks even better. Plus my main worry (lack of accessories) seems to be fixed… right? Well, if you look at the promo shots all together, it’s a ton of stuff. Sword, shield, some alternate faces, Baby Maimai, a pot, a bomb, a cool effect part, and a rupee. But don’t get too excited: all of the good stuff is with the DX version. The regular one, which will not be exclusive, has… sword, shield, & alt face. That’s it. All the cool stuff? Exclusive to GSC’s online shop. And while there was some initial confusion, the DX version WILL be available for international purchase in their shop. Price difference? ¥4,630 for the regular, ¥5,556 for exclusive. Which actually isn’t bad (1k for all that stuff!) but add in the lack of a discount + separate shipping and… ouch. But does anyone even want the regular version?! This is so frustrating. Orders open tonight so we can all cry together about how much we’ll have to spend. [UPDATE] International partner shops have him up, so if you’re in the us you can snag him at Big Bad Toystore. However, the exchange rate they used is basically ¥100/$1 so it’s not priced that great. I assume this is because of the exclusive status, but it’s annoying as hell. [via the figma blog]

    Prepare For Heartbreak With The New Link figma

    When we saw the sculpt for the A Link Between Worlds Link figma, I was hesitant. Mostly because of how unhappy I was with the paint on Link figma #1, but the new one showed up painted a short while ago and looked great! Good news for fans, right? And in these new promotional shots the paint looks even better. Plus my main worry (lack of accessories) seems to be fixed… right? Well, if you look at the promo shots all together, it’s a ton of stuff. Sword, shield, some alternate faces, Baby Maimai, a pot, a bomb, a cool effect part, and a rupee. But don’t get too excited: all of the good stuff is with the DX version. The regular one, which will not be exclusive, has… sword, shield, & alt face. That’s it. All the cool stuff? Exclusive to GSC’s online shop. And while there was some initial confusion, the DX version WILL be available for international purchase in their shop. Price difference? ¥4,630 for the regular, ¥5,556 for exclusive. Which actually isn’t bad (1k for all that stuff!) but add in the lack of a discount + separate shipping and… ouch. But does anyone even want the regular version?! This is so frustrating. Orders open tonight so we can all cry together about how much we’ll have to spend. [UPDATE] International partner shops have him up, so if you’re in the us you can snag him at Big Bad Toystore. However, the exchange rate they used is basically ¥100/$1 so it’s not priced that great. I assume this is because of the exclusive status, but it’s annoying as hell. [via the figma blog]

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