Good Smile Company uploaded a 15-minute-long video detailing the making of its Zagreus Nendoroid from Hades. It covers everything from deciding the figure’s concept art based on the original material to the actual sculpting process. Though this video only covers Zagreus, it offers insight into how Good Smile Company approaches making and selling its figures.
You can watch the making-of video for the Zagreus Nendoroid here:
During the interview portion, Creative Producer Mari mentioned that because of the Japanese influences in Hades’s aesthetic, it was easy to transfer his face onto the Nendoroid. After deciding on how the Nendoroid will look, the team starts to sculpt it and adjust it as needed. The team also holds meetings to discuss its production, as well as any alterations they might need.
Pre-orders for the Zagreus Nendoroid are open until March 9, 2022. It has a release window of October 2022 for Japan and December 2022 for North America. The Nendoroid will come with his Stygian Blade, Bloodstone, and Nectar as optional parts. During WonHobby 35, Good Smile Company revealed that a Nendoroid of Thanatos from Hades is also in development too. Its journey from illustration to figure is likely to be the same as Zagreus’.
Hades is readily available on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC. The Nendoroid will appear in October 2022 in Japan and December 2022 in North America.