Nendoroid Link: Majora’s Mask 3D Version
Not too long ago, GoodSmile released their Nendoroid Link figure based on Majora’s Mask on the Nintendo 3Ds, the re-release of the classic game by the same name on the Nintendo 64.
I sat on this for awhile, debating about getting this figure or not, but ultimately I’ve decided to get it and I’d have to say it was a great purchase! In fact, I can’t really think of a time I was particularly disappointed in a Nendoroid figure. For the most part, they are very good figures especially at their price point.
First off, this figure comes with SO MANY accessories! Easily the most of any Nendoroid in our collection currently. Fans of the game will be happy to see not only his signature Hylian Shield and Master Sword, but also masks such as the Gorgon Mask, Deku Mask, and others! He also comes with a potion bottle, his companion Tatl, and, my personal favorite, his bunny ears!
The construction of this figure is pretty interesting. Just about every piece can separate into smaller pieces. For example, Link’s Master sword can actually separate into three separate pieces which makes it easy to put the sword in his hand (in fact it’s the only way to do so). Also, because the sword comes apart you can actually switch out the blade for a sheathed blade instead. Even more than that, his arms and legs detach very easily so you can put on the different accessories on the individual appendage and then attach the appendage back on the base figure. It really is very nice since it makes everything much easier to deal with when posing. All that said, I do feel like since so many pieces split into more pieces, it strikes me as VERY easy to lose a tiny piece. Losing any piece pretty much will make whatever larger object it comes from unusable, so be careful. I’d highly recommend getting some ziplocks and keep the instructions with them as well.
The figure has a really good amount of detail and the paint job is top notch and pretty vibrant. The figure does come with two faces allowing him to be a bit more expressive, though maybe a third face would have been nice. As it stands, Link can have either a fairly neutral smile or an angry face. Something somewhere in between would have been great.
Link’s stand is the standard small square with multiple peg-holes that Nendoroids normally come with which, personally, I like. The small form factor makes it much easier to place on a shelf and the multiple peg-holes allows you to move the figure around on the base itself. Tatl can attach to this stand as well and it comes together very nicely and a clean, tight package.
If I have a complaint, I’ll have to circle back to how pieces attach to each other. While it’s great that everything comes apart to make it easier, I ran into an issue where pieces that I didn’t want to detach from Link, came off on its own. Some came apart a little too easy and, again, there are so many small pieces that losing one almost seems inevitable. Outside of that, the figure doesn’t have too many obvious faults.
Overall, this is a great figure! Anyone who’s a fan of the game or just a fan of Nendoroids in general should definitely pick this up! I highly recommend it!