This is another Western collaboration into the vast Japanese toy archive, with the world-famous rock band Linkin Park joining the Nendoroid world. Linkin Park, has sold over 50 million albums and boasts popularity worldwide. They have featured Japanese Gundams in their music videos showing there lover for Japanese culture and earned their song ‘The Catalyst’ a place in the musical score of Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. arcade game.
Each of the band members are teamed with their instrument of choice and typical outfit, hair style and posed as if in live performance. Each have been carefully detailed to look like the real person but in chibi form. They come equipped with the standard Nendoroid Petite stand as well as a special stage pedestal that lets you display the entire band together.
In the past Linkin Park have been featured as an exclusive Be@rbrick figure design sold at charity Tokyo art show on September 9th 2011. This was to support the victims of the March 11th Great Eastern Japan Earthquake.
Good Smile Company hosted ‘A Thousand Horizons’ event (named after the band’s 2010 album A Thousand Suns) as part of its 10th anniversary celebration. The company specially designed deformed Nendoroid Petit figures of the band’s six members — Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Dave ‘Phoenix’ Farrell, Rob Bourdon, and Joe Hahn — to sell at the event. In addition to the Nendoroid figures, a special Linkin Park Be@rbrick figure, iPhone 4 case, ‘threeA’ toys, and T-shirts will be sold at the show. The event’s official website is currently streaming a promotional video.
Whatever next Linkin Park? Perhaps a cameo in My little pony? We think the Bronies would love that.