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Today’s main character…

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

If I was able to control any element I’d pick the wind… of all the elements, it’s always been the one that clicks with my personality the best! (`・ω・´)

Anyway, as I’m sure you’ve guessed from the first photo… today I’m going to be going on a little adventure with…

Nendoroid Link!

From the popular video game ‘The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD’ comes a Nendoroid of the main character of the series, Link! His Hero’s Sword, Hero’s Shield, a Heart Container and the important Wind Waker itself are all included to truly bring out the Legend of Zelda experience!

Link also comes with a large variety of expressions to bring out his character – including his standard serious looking expression, a smiling expression, a combat expression and a nervous expression! He even comes with effect parts to display him swinging his sword, allowing you to display him in truly heroic poses!

The cat-eyed Link is here!! (*´▽`*)

His characteristic eyes and expression… even the shape of his body has been converted into Nendoroid form perfectly!

The Wind Waker itself is also of course included!

Those of you who have played ‘The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker’ will know this is a rather important item to that particular title!

But there are also a number of items well known to the Zelda universe as a whole that are also included! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

First up…

Duh-duh-duh-DAH! ♪

A Heart Container! ★

Collecting one of these will increase your maximum HP and ensure a much safer journey! It even comes with a special little stand allowing you to display it as if Link just picked it up!

Moving on…

The Hero’s Sword and Hero’s Shield! ★

Link’s classic weapon and shield have also been sculpted in careful detail to look just as they did in the game! (o・ω・o)

Plus he has a different expression to the previous smiling expression!

(・∀・) “This is his nervous expression!”

Today we’re joined by Kyojin from the planning team!

(・∀・) “I’m personally a big fan of the Legend of Zelda series, and when Max Factory released figma Link, I knew we couldn’t lose on the Nendoroid front!”

What made you choose this ‘cat-eye’ version of Link for the Nendoroid?

(・∀・) “Well… firstly because I like the cat-eyed Link! Not only was it one of my favorite Zelda games, but the more comical design lends itself to the Nendoroid look nicely! Particularly with the exchangeable expressions!”

Link’s various expressions are super adorable (*´Д`)=з

(・∀・) “Yep! Going back to his expressions, he also comes with this slightly upset looking, kinda serious expression which is very well known from ‘The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker’”

Now that you mention it… it does look just like it did in the game! (゚A゚;)

While the mouth shape on this expression and the nervous expression are similar, this expression is facing straight ahead with determination! It’s very reminiscent of the game! ヘ(゚∀゚*)ノ

(・∀・) “Ah, speaking of the nervous expression… the reason it was included was to recreate…

His stealthy movement pose!!!”

Oooh! This also looks like it just jumped out of the game!

(・∀・) “I always loved the way he looked while tip-toeing in the game! It just had to be included with the Nendoroid!”

Posing him in this pose would make make even the safest of homes look like a dangerous dungeon! (*´Д`)

Here we have link sneaking around near the planning team! I can see Kyojin and Hamako… both wearing similar green shirts by some strange coincidence!

(・∀・) “You may have already noticed, but Link is rather unique as a Nendoroid – the outlines of his face are rather different to the standard Nendoroid format! We did this to bring out the atmosphere of the series and the Zelda universe as much as possible!”

The sculpt of the hair also has a rather unique feeling to it!
It seems to be flowing off to the right… (`・ω・´)
Plus the tuft of hair by his ear is also super cute! ♥

(・∀・) “Getting the hair to ‘flow’ the same way it did in Link’s character designs was actually quite a task for the production team… combined with the balance of the hat the standard methods of doing Nendoroid hair just weren’t working. However, after trying all sorts of things they managed to get it looking great!”

By the way, the pointy bit of Link’s hat is actually rotateable allowing for some changes in nuance! Combined with the bent leg and arm parts you can create all sorts of interesting, dynamic poses! ー(‘-’*)(,_,*)(‘-’*)(,_,*)

(・∀・) “There are still more optional parts too!”

Oh? There are?!

(・∀・) “The last of the optional parts are this combat expression as well as some sword swinging effect parts!”

Ooooooohhh!! (°Д°;≡°Д°;)

(・∀・) “It wouldn’t be Link without the ability to pose him swinging his sword like this! It really brings out his heroic side!”

Even more poses straight from the game!! Yay!! ♪

The effect parts connect onto the Hero’s sword quickly and easily… but more importantly, this means that Link comes with four different expression parts!

(・∀・) “We actually had even more expressions at first and had to slowly cut them back with tears in our eyes… and eventually settled on these four. We hope fans of the series will enjoy having Link by their side in Nendoroid form!”

Filled with all sorts of fun ways to reenact the game! ★

Nendoroid Link!

He is up for preorder as of today! ♪

GSC Product Page: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/4370/

Orders at the GOODSMILE ONLINE SHOP are open until the 7th May 2014 at 21:00JST: http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/gscnenwd00413.html

Don’t miss out! (`・ω・´)

゚・*:.。..。.:*・゚゚・*:.。..。.:*・゚ ゚・*:.。..。.:*・゚゚・*:.。..。.:*・゚ ゚・*:.。..。.:*・゚゚・*:.。..。.:*・゚

/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


  ∧_∧
 ( *´▽`).。0   (I wonder what the next Nintendo Nendoroid will be…?)
 ( つ⊂ )
 と_)_)

Anyway, I hope to see you all again tomorrow!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

 
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