The Nendoroid (ねんどろいど) series of figures are made from ABS and PVC. They are designed in a chibi or super deformed style, with a large head and smaller body to give them a cute appearance. The figures are used as both collectors items and toys. Their faces and other body parts are exchangeable, giving them a range of different possible expressions and poses. The name is derived from the Japanese word for clay, Nendo (粘土), possibly because they resemble clay models. Nendoroid figures have mostly been based on female characters from anime, manga or video games series such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Steins;Gate, K-ON!, Haruhi Suzumiya, Fate/stay night, Vocaloid, etc. However, in recent years, the line has begun including characters from various Disney properties, as well as the Star Wars franchise and American superhero movies like Iron Man 3, Wonder Woman, Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.
Nendoroid (ねんどろいど) is the primary series where each figure is approximately 10 cm in height and includes a special Nendoroid stand to display the figure. Most also come with alternate arms and legs allowing for different poses, and expression parts that can be swapped out to display a different emotion. The legs, arms and neck are all articulated allowing some degree of movement. Certain Nendoroid figures known as the Edition series have additional articulated joints. Nendoroids often also include optional parts such as weapons, items, or other key elements from the series they come from. The expressions and other parts can also be swapped between Nendoroids, allowing collectors to mix and match parts from different characters. Nendoroids have no set price, but as of 2013 average between 3000 and 4000 Japanese yen. While most official Nendoroids are released by Good Smile Company, there are certain characters that are released by FREEing, Phat! Company and other companies. They are however always distributed by Good Smile Company.