With Good Smile Company Nendoroids, a certain level of care and dedication goes into making them. They’re handpainted, come with meaningful accessories, and we have even seen ones like the Overwatch Tracer Nendoroid that can strike a pose seen in official art and in the games. The Witcher 3 Geralt Nendoroid is the perfect example of one of these detailed figures. More importantly, all of his included faces and accessories help highlight important elements of his personality.
First, this The Witcher 3 Geralt Nendoroid is a model that sacrifices additional faceplates for an additional body. Most Nendoroids come with three different face plates, which can be swapped by removing the front portion of a characters hair and removing the current plate. Geralt comes with an at ease, stoic face and one that is described as his potion overdose face. I prefer to think of it as his angry face, as it can be used for comedic or combat effects when posed with other characters.
As for the extra body, it is for the bathtub scene that has become an iconic meme. This is a fixed body with arms and legs in place. His head can be affixed onto it, and there’s enough space where you can tip it forward or turn it to convey nuances like attitude depending on the pitch or faceplate used. The only downside to it is that it does have a peg at the bottom requiring it to be placed to the included base. I feel like it’s substantial and stable enough to allow him to be posed in it without the extra security of a stand, but having that balance could be important if someone wanted to have it permanently displayed with it.
What’s also special about this The Witcher 3 Geralt Nendoroid is that it is an articulated figure. With most Nendoroids, you can twist their wrists, shoulders, legs, and waist along their “joints,” but they aren’t actually parts with full rotation to them. But some are considered Super Movable, like say the Saber Alter or Shiren models. These can have ankle, elbow, and knee joints, among others, that allow you to have even more flexible poses. (The Overwatch models also qualify.) This means Geralt’s ankles, elbows, knees, shoulder pads, and wrists are far more flexible than you would expect. The ankles are a little delicate, so take care when posing them for the first time and you adjust to their range of movement. (A foot might pop off, but it easily fits back into place.) He can’t get into a full sitting position, but you can get some really good battle poses and someone who might have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DX Edition Link could probably have Epona “cosplay” as Roach for Geralt to ride.
As for accessories, The Witcher 3 Geralt Nendoroid focuses on items he would use in the game. He has both a silver and steel sword. I’d say the silver one looks a bit like Addan Deith, while the steel one looks a bit like Daystar. He comes with gripping hands, so he could hold them. There is also an optional hilt (complete with purely decorative crossbow) that can hold each one and be attached to his back. (This hilt has a hole that allows you to use it with the included stand.) He also has relaxed, flat hands and an extra right hand holding five Gwent cards. The swords and articulation really pair well together for attacks, especially since he has a translucent red bit of flames that might make it look like he has used the Igni sign.
As you can see, the swords and Igni flames are very effective when used against a Piranha Plant.
The funny thing I noticed about the Geralt Nendoroid is… well… he’s quite diminutive! I thought he looked a little short when posing him with Caster Nitocris, but thought maybe it was because of her ears. But posing him next to Isabelle helped confirm it. He’s extraordinarily detailed, yet at the same time he’s a teeny little buddy!
The Witcher 3 Geralt Nendoroid is a great little guy. The two face plates call to mind his moods in the game. His extra-articulated body lets you go ahead and prepare all sorts of battle scenes. He’s got all of the accessories you would expect, like his two swords, an effect that makes it look as though he is using one of his signs, a hand of Gwent cards, and his super essential bathtub. He’s also small in the best sort of way, meaning he’s the right size to pose alongside any other “chibi” figures or accessories you may own.
The Geralt Nendoroid is now available. You can find The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.