Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid

Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid



Today I figured (pun not intended) we’d try something a little different from the usual anime reviews. Instead, what I have for you is an anime figure review, specifically a review of the Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid from Madoka Magica. This was the first anime figure in my small collection, and if you would like to add it to yours too there will be links throughout this post to where I purchased mine.

Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid Packaging (front)
Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid Packaging (front)

The first piece of advice that I have about buying a nendoroid is that if you aren’t buying from the maker, GoodSmile Company, then you probably want to buy one that is new instead of used or, as I believe I have seen, collectible condition. Buying a used or otherwise not new product could increase your chances of purchasing a bootleg version.

When you receive your package, you’ll want to check that it is sealed and that it has the GoodSmile Company branding as shown in the bottom right corner of the Kyouko Sakura box.

Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid Packaging (back)
Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid Packaging (back)

At the time of this review I only have two nendoroids, with a third on the way. But out of the two I do have, this one and Aqua from Konosuba, I like the design of Kyouko’s packaging much more. All the text and the watermarks and the gradient coloring overall make this packaging much more appealing than that of Aqua which we’ll see next time.


Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid Pieces
Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid Pieces

Moving on, let’s take a look at what’s inside. As with any nendoroid that I know of, Kyouko has multiple faces to choose from. She also comes with three additional arms, a hand, and a leg. For props she has her signature spear which can be assembled in both the static and chain variants as well as a pocky stick and a taiyaki.

When I originally opened Kyouko I thought that mine had come without the pocky stick since I couldn’t find it in this plastic packaging with the rest of the pieces. Luckily, it was there, but had fallen out from between the plastic and was sitting in the bottom of the box.

If you buy a nendoroid with very small pieces such as that, be sure to check the entire box in case they shifted while in transit.

One assembly variation of the Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid
One assembly variation of the Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid

With Kyouko, I knew when I purchased her that I wanted to assemble her in this way. Assembled like this, she shows off her signature spear, her love of food with the pocky stick, and her determined attitude with the facial expression. Unlike with my anime reviews, I don’t think I’ll be giving the figures ratings. Thus concludes our first ever Figure Friday.

As I mentioned that the start of this post, below is a link to the Amazon catalogue of Kyouko Sakura Nendoroids which is where I got mine. Like when buying anything else, don’t just compare prices, but also look at the rating of each seller as well as how many reviews they have. If someone has a 100% rating, but only one review, I may stay away from them and go for someone with a 96% rating, but over 1,000 reviews.

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