The second of three Kingdom Hearts Riku Nendoroids has a release window. Good Smile Company has been preparing different renditions of Sora and Riku based on their Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts ii and Kingdom Hearts 3 appearances. Now, we know Riku will return to Japan in June 2021 and North America in July 2021 with a version based upon the second outing. As such, he wields a very appropriate Keyblade.
Being that he’s based on an older Riku, this Kingdom Hearts Nendoroid looks pretty different from the one that debuted in January 2019. His outfit is completely different, and he has longer hair and a more mature face. He also wields a Way to the Dawn Keyblade, rather than the Oblivion and Soul Eater ones included with the first Riku. He also has a greater degree of articulation, his his shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees all bend for more dynamic poses. He has smiling and serious faces and Kairi’s letter with its bottle.
Here’s a better look at him.
There’s also a part for the Kingdom Hearts II Sora Nendoroid with Riku. You get a hand that lets him look like he’s reading Kairi’s letter too.
As a reminder, at least two more Kingdom Hearts Nendoroids are on the way. Back in October 2020, Kingdom Hearts III versions of each character were announced.
The Kingdom Hearts II Riku Nendoroid will launch in June 2021 in Japan and July 2021 in North America. Pre-orders are open until January 6, 2021, and the figure will cost $45.99.