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Nendoroid (ねんどろいど) is a brand of small plastic figures from the Japanese Good Smile Company, first released in 2006. Nendoroid figures are usually replicas of an anime or manga character and are commonly used as collectors items or toys. Standard Nendoroids are about 10 cm (4 in) in height, depending on the character they were made to look like. There are also petit (ぷち puchi ) Nendoroids, which are roughly half the size. Normally they are made in a chibi or super deformed style, with a large head and smaller body to make them look cute. Their faces and body parts are movable and interchangeable, giving them a range of different expressions, postures and items to hold.
Nendoroid figures have been mostly made based on characters from anime, manga, and game series such as Kannagi, Lucky Star, K-ON!, Haruhi Suzumiya, Fate/stay night, Vocaloid and Touhou Project. Rarely is a Nendoroid based on an actual living person, with Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi being one, as well as American rock band, Linkin Park.
"Nendo" is Japanese for clay or plasticine.
Video games based on the Nendoroid series 
An RPG based on Nendoroid figures, titled Nendoroid Generation (ねんどろいど じぇねれ～しょん Nendoroido Jenereshon ), was developed by Bandai Namco Games, Good Smile Company and Banpresto for PlayStation Portable. The game features Nendoroid versions of characters from Steins;Gate, Touhou Project, Black Rock Shooter, Haruhi Suzumiya, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Zero no Tsukaima, Dog Days and Fate/stay night, as well as Good Smile Company's mascot character, Gumako. The game was released in Japan on February 23, 2012.
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