DoubleSama’s Anime Figure Collection

DoubleSama’s Anime Figure Collection

It’s DoubleSama.com’s 6th anniversary today! So, I figured I should do something special. You know, not your run-of-the-mill anime review. And, years ago, I used to do articles covering my top 10 anime for anniversary articles. But, since my top 10 doesn’t change all that much year over year, that got boring.

If you’re a long-time DoubleSama.com reader, you may know that I used to do anime figure reviews. Well, the last time I did one of those was back in 2019. So, for this year’s anniversary post, I’m going to go through all of the figures I own.

I’ve collected quite a few more since the last time I did a dedicated figure review. Today, I have 27 figures spread across five brands. But, as you’ll see, the majority of my figures are Nendoroids, my favorite type of figure.

If you’d like to purchase any of the figures in this article, I’ve added affiliate links to the titles when available.

Nendoroid Figures


Kyouko Sakura

I have to start off with my Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid. This is the first anime figure I ever got. Kyouko is my favorite character from one of my favorite anime, Madoka Magica. She’s awesome. And, of course, as one of my favorite characters, this isn’t my only figure of her.

Kyouko Sakura Nendoroid figure
Kyouko Sakura

Before I got this Kyouko figure, I wasn’t sure if anime figures were for me. I never had any anime merch before this. But, once I held this figure in my hands, everything changed. My eyes were opened. This figure is what triggered my love of Nendoroids.

Sayaka Miki

Next up, we have another character from Madoka Magica, Sayaka Miki. Now, I don’t have Nendoroids of all the Madoka girls. But, I had to get Sayaka. Why? Because she and Kyouko belong together. It wouldn’t be right for me to only have Kyouko. They’re a pair.

Sayaka Miki Nendoroid figure
Sayaka Miki

I know that many people have some strong (negative) opinions about Sayaka. I did too when I first watched the series. But, over time, and after many rewatches, I’ve come to appreciate Sayaka a lot more. Her story is the most tragic of all the girls.

Mordred

The next series I have Nendoroids from is Fate. I think I’ve seen the majority of the Fate anime. And I’ve been playing Fate/Grand Order since 2017. So, you could say I’m a bit of a fan. I also have four Fate anime figures, the first of which is this Mordred Nendoroid.

Mordred Nendoroid figure
Mordred

Mordred is, in my correct opinion, the coolest Fate character. I love her armor — especially her helmet (which I don’t use on the Nendoroid). And, she has a cool personality, too. Of course, I also have her in FGO and use her all the time (fully armored).

Tamamo no Mae

Tamamo no Mae is a very special Fate character, to me. She’s the reason why Arts is my favorite card type in FGO. She released in the game pretty soon after I started playing, and I got her. And, she was the only meta-support servant I had for a very long time. So, my playstyle evolved around her.

Tamamo no Mae Nendoroid figure
Tamamo no Mae

Oh, and it’s not only the normal Tamamo no Mae I like. In FGO, I’ve summoned every Tamamo servant to release. Naturally, since I have this important connection with Tamamo, I wanted a figure of her. And, I have to say, this Nendoroid is one of my favorites.

Korone Inugami

These next two figures are a little different in that they’re not from anime. They’re Vtubers. Korone Inugami was the first Vtuber I started watching. She’s the one who initially resonated with me. She likes Madoka Magica, she likes older games, and she’s very funny.

Korone Inugami Nendoroid Figure
Korone Inugami

I haven’t watched Korone, or any Vtuber for that matter, in quite a while now. The vast majority of my time goes toward working on this website and Discord bot development. So, I don’t have as much free time as I used to. But, I still consider myself a Korone fan.

Pekora Usada

My other favorite Vtuber is Pekora Usada. I’m not sure if I like her or Korone more. Pekora might be funnier than Korone. But, the difference is that she’s unintentionally funny. Korone makes jokes and they land every time. Pekora’s mere existence is funny. And, that’s what I like about her.

Pekora Usada Nendoroid figure
Pekora Usada

This Pekora Nendoroid is my favorite figure that I own. The detail and quality of this figure go above and beyond. When looking at all of the figures side by side, this is the one that stands out. As you’ll see later on, I’m not entirely thrilled with the quality of some of my other figures.

Aqua

As you might know from my old top 10 anime articles, KonoSuba is one of my favorites. It’s probably the best comedy anime out there. And, Aqua is one of my favorite characters from it. I get it, she’s useless. But, that’s part of what makes her so funny.

Aqua Nendoroid figure
Aqua

I don’t think I still have the picture. But, years ago, I found a toad in my backyard. So, what did I do? I ran inside to get my Aqua Nendoroid and posed her in front of the toad as if she were running away from it. That was a classic; it might be somewhere on my Twitter.

Megumin

Of course, my favorite KonoSuba character is none other than Megumin! I don’t think I need to explain why I like Megumin. We all know why she’s great. She even got her own spin-off series. Though, admittedly, that wasn’t as good as the main series.

Megumin Nendoroid figure
Megumin

Why is the Megumin Nendoroid great, though? It’s simple. She has a large witch hat. And that’s something she has in common with the next two figures in this article. But, before moving on, I have a complaint about this Nendoroid. Megumin doesn’t grasp her staff very firmly. If the display case gets shaken, she’s dropping it.

Akko Kagari

Before I got my Pekora Nendoroid, my Akko Kagari Nendoroid was my favorite. This Nendoroid isn’t the most detailed. It doesn’t look the best. But, it has a lot of character and a lot of extra pieces. Of all the Nendoroids I have, this is the one that came with the most props and parts.

Akko Kagari Nendoroid figure
Akko Kagari

Something else I really like about the Akko Nendoroid is how dynamic the poses can be. Being able to have her ride her broom is a game changer. I had a lot of fun trying out different poses when I was originally setting this one up.

Elaina

The third Nendoroid witch I have is Elaina. In my opinion, more people need to watch Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina. It’s not a great anime. But, I enjoyed it. And the reason I enjoyed it is because of Elaina’s character. I love how self-centered she is.

Elaina Nendoroid figure
Elaina

Of my three witch Nendoroids, Elaina is the most detailed. So, yeah, she looks better than Megumin and Akko. But, that makes sense when you consider that she’s the newest. Unfortunately, being newer doesn’t mean she’s without her problems. My Elaina Nendoroid came missing different hands for one side. So, I couldn’t pose her how I wanted.

Mayoi Hachikuji

Of course I have a Mayoi Hachikuji Nendoroid. Did you seriously think I wouldn’t have a figure of my favorite character from my favorite series? What’s surprising is that I don’t have more Hachikuji figures. And, actually, it’s surprising that this is my only Monogatari Series figure at all. I’ll have to work on that.

Mayoi Hachikuji Nendoroid figure
Mayoi Hachikuji

There was a time when I wanted to get the Shinobu Oshino figure, as well. But, she cost $600, and I wasn’t about to spend that. As far as I know, her price has gone down. However, the last time I checked, it was still too high.

Renge Miyauchi

Everyone who’s seen Non Non Biyori knows how cute Renge Miyauchi is. That’s why I had to get a Nendoroid of her. In my opinion, the main appeal of Nendoroids over other kinds of figures is their cute factor. So, it makes sense to want Nendoroids of characters that are themselves cute.

Renge Miyauchi Nendoroid figure
Renge Miyauchi

The highlight of the Renge Nendoroid is that it also came with Gu, Renge’s “pet” tanuki. Unfortunately, it didn’t also come with Fatty the frog (toad). I guess that would have been too powerful. And, if I had to pose her holding Fatty, I couldn’t have her playing her recorder.

Akari Akaza

It’s hard for me to pick a favorite character from Yuru Yuri. Kyouko’s the funniest. Chinatsu has my favorite character design. And Akari exists. We don’t talk about Yui; she’s boring. Well, I decided to go for the Akari Akaza Nendoroid specifically because I like her “Akarin~!” segments from the show.

Akari Akaza Nendoroid figure
Akari Akaza

I also think Akari has the best gifs. If I’m going to use a Yuru Yuri gif on Discord, it’s most likely going to be one of Akari. Well, unless I’m using the gif of Kyouko turning into a duck and then the number 2.

Mitsuha Miyamizu

This next Nendoroid is one I’ve wondered why I got. I liked Your Name. It’s an extremely good movie. And, I like Mitsuha Miyamizu. She’s cute. But, did I need to get a figure of her? Probably not. I’m not all that attached to the movie or to her as a character.

Mitsuha Miyamizu Nendoroid figure
Mitsuha Miyamizu

With that said, it’s not like I want to get rid of this figure. I still like it. It’s just that I got this one more on impulse than the others. The other Nendoroids I have were figures that I had been looking at for a while before deciding to get them.

Sakura Haruno

As I would hope everyone knows, I’m a huge Naruto fan. And, I like Sakura Haruno. She gets a lot of hate. But, she’s actually not as useless as people like to say she is. The problem is that she’s being compared to Naruto and Sasuke. Compare her to other characters, and she’s quite strong.

Sakura Haruno Nendoroid figure
Sakura Haruno

Anyway, of course, I needed a Sakura figure. So, I decided to go for the Nendoroid. This isn’t the flashiest of Nendoroids. But, I still like it. And, remember, if you’re getting an anime figure, the most important thing is that you like it.

Megumi Katou

If you haven’t read my review of Saekano the Movie: Finale, you might not be aware that Megumi Katou is my waifu. If you want to learn more about that, go read the review. Or, you could stay here if you want to keep reading about my figures.

Megumi Katou Nendoroid figure
Megumi Katou

You can’t really tell from this picture, but I have Megumi’s hair up in a ponytail. Her Nendoroid comes with a few different hairstyle options. I believe there’s long hair, short hair, and a ponytail. The ponytail is my favorite. It’s one of the more optimal hairstyles, up there with twin-tails.

Potato Molcar

Rounding out my Nendoroid collection, I have the Potato Molcar Nendoroid. Pui Pui Molcar took the world by storm when it released. If you haven’t heard of it before now, you’re missing out. It’s a stop-motion anime about guinea pig-car hybrids called Molcars. What more do I need to say to convince you to watch it?

Potato Molcar Nendoroid figure
Potato Molcar

There are a few reasons why I opted to get Potato. First, I don’t know if there are Nendoroids of any of the other molcars. And second, Potato is the “main” molcar of the series. So, if I was going to get any molcar, it had to be him.

Pop Up Parade Figures


Madoka Kaname

With the Nendoroids out of the way, let’s move on to the Pop Up Parade figures. I have five of these, with the first being Madoka Kaname. Without scrolling down, can you guess what characters the other four Pop Up Parade figures are of?

Madoka Kaname Pop Up Parade figure
Madoka Kaname

Yeah, so all five Pop Up Parade figures I have are from Madoka Magica. That’s not a coincidence. I didn’t feel like getting Madoka, Homura, and Mami Nendoroids. But, I still wanted a full set of Madoka figures. So, I opted for the Pop Up Parade set because their bases all fit together.

Homura Akemi

I know everyone loves Homura. But, I’m here to tell you that she’s not that great. Over the years, I’ve come to the realization that Homura might be my least favorite of the five girls. Madoka’s cute, Kyouko and Sayaka are gay for each other, Mami has a nice design, and then there’s Homura.

Homura Akemi Pop Up Parade figure
Homura Akemi

Homura’s Pop Up Parade figure only reinforced this for me. Of the five figures in this set, hers is the least interesting. Madoka’s isn’t very interesting either. But, at least she has her bow, which is cool. Homura doesn’t even have a pistol — only her little time shield thing.

Kyouko Sakura

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Kyouko Sakura Pop Up Parade figure is the best one of the set. She has a little bit of the Shaft head tilt going on. I like how she’s holding her spear behind her back. And, her hair looks cool blowing in the wind.

Kyouko Sakura Pop Up Parade figure
Kyouko Sakura

Everything about this figure is so much better than either the Madoka or Homura figures. Even if Kyouko wasn’t my favorite character, I still think I would say this is the best of the set. Though, one of the remaining two is up there, as well.

Sayaka Miki

If you thought I was going to say the Sayaka Miki Pop Up Parade figure is my second favorite, you’d be wrong. Yes, she’s the girlfriend of my favorite character. So, sure, that gives her bonus points. But, her figure isn’t nearly as interesting as Kyouko’s.

Sayaka Miki Pop Up Parade Figure
Sayaka Miki

Overall, I’d put the Sayaka figure on the same tier as Madoka and Homura. Her cape is cool and I like that she’s not just standing there. But, something about this figure doesn’t look as nice as the others. I’m not sure what it is. It could be the little extra platform under her right foot.

Mami Tomoe

The other top-tier Pop Up Parade figure is Mami Tomoe. I already mentioned how I like Mami’s character design. And, I think this figure does a good job of showing it off. She also has a cool pose and I like that she gets more than one of her guns.

Mami Tomoe Pop Up Parade figure
Mami Tomoe

Maybe more weapons are what the Sayaka figure needed. I know she usually only uses one sword. But, she has access to more than one. In fact, her Nendoroid came with multiple. I think it came with six in total. Anyway, Mami’s figure is nice.

Figma Figures


Mordred

I have three Figma figures, and the first one is a character we’ve seen before, Mordred. Mordred is the third and final character I have two figures of (along with Kyouko and Sayaka). After all, as I said earlier in this article, Mordred is the coolest Fate character.

Mordred Figma figure
Mordred

As a cool character, I needed a non-Nendoroid figure of Mordred. Nendoroids are cute. But, I wanted a cool figure of Mordred, as well. And, I think this figure was a good choice. I’m not a fan of most Figma figures. However, they work well for armored characters, like Mordred.

Jeanne d’Arc Alter

Next, we have another Fate character, Jeanne d’Arc Alter. She’s partially armored, which is good. But, she doesn’t have as much armor as Mordred. And, to me, that’s her biggest downside. I don’t like what her face looks like and her joints look too much like figure joints.

Jeanne d'Arc Alter Figma figure
Jeanne d’Arc Alter

Overall, this is the figure I regret getting the most. Unless you’re a huge Jalter fan, I wouldn’t bother with it. It looked way better in the pictures on the listing than it did once I unboxed it myself. Unfortunately, that happens sometimes. But, luckily, most of my figures look good in person.

Goblin Slayer

The last Figma figure I have is also the first male character figure I have, Goblin Slayer. I really like this figure. It’s probably my favorite of the Figma figures. And, of course, the fact that Goblin Slayer is armored is a big part of why that is.

Goblin Slayer Figma figure
Goblin Slayer

Looking at the Goblin Slayer Figma restores my faith in the brand. Looking at the Jalter Figma does the opposite. If I ever get more Figma figures, which I might, I’m going to make sure to only get fully-armored characters. A full helmet goes a long way toward making these figures look cooler.

Other Figures


Kakashi Hatake

My final two figures are from different brands, and I received them as gifts. These weren’t figures I sought out. But, they’re still cool figures of cool characters. And to illustrate that point, the first one is a Banpresto figure of Kakashi Hatake. Is anyone going to argue that Kakashi isn’t the coolest guy in the Hidden Leaf?

Kakashi Hatake Banpresto figure
Kakashi Hatake

What I like most about this figure is that it’s of Kakashi during his time in the ANBU. He has his ANBU vest, his ANBU mask, and a short katana on his back. This figure also has a cool pose that shows off his Will of Fire tattoo.

Yuuji Itadori

Lastly, I have a Taito figure of Yuuji Itadori from Jujutsu Kaisen. Originally, I thought this figure and the Kakashi figure were the same brand. But, they’re not. And, once you know that, the differences between the two make more sense.

Yuuji Itadori Taito figure
Yuuji Itadori

Both figures have similarly shaped bases. But, Itadori’s is thicker, glossier, and has a pattern on it, which I like more. Itadori is also in a cool action stance, like Kakashi. But, unfortunately, the quality of this figure seems a bit below the Kakashi figure. But, maybe the issue is actually just that Itadori isn’t as cool as Kakashi.

Wrap-Up

So, what do you think of my figure collection? Do you have any anime figures? Do you have more figures than I do? What’s your favorite kind of figure? And, did you enjoy this special 6th-anniversary article? I had a good time writing it.

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