Hey everybody, welcome back to Collectors Corner! Every other week I’ll be bringing you a special article on the Nintendo consoles, merchandise and collectibles that I love. Ever since I was a kid, Nintendo has held a special place in my heart, and has inspired me to collect and do research on the seemingly infinite amount of collectibles out there and I’m excited to share that passion with you all.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! This wonderful time of year usually meant brand new games and consoles in my family, and as a result, Christmas has been instrumental in my gaming life. While Nintendo hasn’t released any Christmas themed consoles, there is one other area that comes to mind when I think of Christmas: toys! This year I’ve especially had a certain set of figures on my mind, due to the release of a rather stunning piece from one of my favorite games of the last couple of years. Good Smile’s Figma line has always impressed me, and today I want to take a look at a few of my favorites.
Pit and Dark Pit
Personally, I’ve never played a Kid Icarus game, but I can sure appreciate how nice these figures look when they’re displayed together. The contrast of the colors is rather striking when the figures are posed side by side, and the quality of the character design really shines through. Released in April of 2013, both of these Figmas were extremely popular due to the release of Kid Icarus: Uprising during the prior year. Both figures are pretty hard to come by these days, and each one will set you back over $150 on Amazon; if you’d like to snag the matching set you’re looking at $300+ in total.
One of the best looking Figmas to be released so far, this Lucina figure is absolutely stunning. Featuring both her normal look and her disguised look from early on in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Good Smile pulled out all the stops for this one. Lucina is probably the most popular Figma to date due to the high praise and success of Fire Emblem: Awakening, and the popularity of her character in general. The Lucina Figma was so popular, in fact, that it received a second run, released in August of 2016. Because of this re-release, the figure has dropped in price, so if you’d like one for yourself, you can find them listed on Amazon for around $65.
A Link Between Worlds
Speaking of figures released in August of this year, we’ve come to my absolute favorite one from this line, the Link Between Worlds Figma. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is my absolute favorite Zelda game, and one of my favorite games of all time. It’s incredibly appropriate that this visually stunning game be represented by such a beautiful figure. The Figma even comes in two versions – a standard version and a DX version – featuring items that Link uses on his journey to save both Hyrule and Lorule. The second I saw the prototype for this Figma, I was floored, and I knew that I had to own one someday. If you’d like to own one for yourself, both versions are available on Amazon for rather reasonable prices at the moment.
If you loved the Figmas discussed here, you might be interested to learn more about the brand new Fire Emblem Fates Corrin Figma whose release is coming up quickly. Read more about the incredibly new piece and how to pre-order it here.
That does it for this figure focused Collectors Corner! We’ll be back in two weeks to feature even more special Nintendo items! I hope you all had a Merry Christmas, and I hope you were all able to pick up some of these wonderful figures for yourself or someone close to you this holiday season!Leave a Comment