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Buying A Nendoroid For A 5 Year Old Girl?Buying A Nendoroid For A 5 Year Old Girl?

Hi MFC.

Been a while!

Anyway on to what this blog is about. My niece loves Frozen of course!
So I was wondering would it be a good idea to buy her the Elsa Nendoroid for Christmas?
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I'd also like to get her Anna too when she's released.
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As mentioned in the title she is 5 years old. She is very responsible though and often tells me off a lot for doing the wrong things! lol

I just can't decide on whether to get Elsa for her though as I know she will love it but I'm worried about breakages and small parts etc.

What do you guy's think? Comments are greatly appreciated as I'm really on the fence here!
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Should I buy Elsa/Anna for my niece?

  • 23%Yes! It's Frozen and she will love it!
  • 77%No! Wait for her to grow up she'll appreciate it more.
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72pt
I think you should visit a store and buy her a plushie or barbie type Frozen doll, since they have less small parts and don't break as easily. Sometimes nendoroid parts fly off at the slightest movement anyway and no matter how responsible the 5 year old is, she's still a child and I'm sure she'd apprecate something that she can actually play with without worrying about it falling apart. ^^
Il y a 3 ans
49pt
Nendos are designed to be cute but they are not actually designed for kids. Pick up any nendo's box you will surely find a "For age 15 and up" note on it.

With detachable tiny and sometimes pointy pieces, the material used to manufactured them (PVC, which is not kids friendly as far as I know) and the way they got painted and coated, they are not suitable for kids at all. They won't last long in any kid's hands (Scratching paint jobs, parts like hand and arms missing, etc.), and may cause accidents (Accidentally swallowing tiny pieces or getting cut, etc.).
Il y a 3 ans
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0pt
Hey this is a bit late but I wanted to comment anyway. I think it would be a lovely idea if it could be up on a shelf on display in her room or something. I had china dolls when I was that young and never damaged them. I still have most of them up on display today. It would be a nice keep sake on display from her uncle :)
Il y a 3 ans
1pt
Thanks everyone for commenting on this. I would love to respond to each of you but I think that would take some time! Anyway I appreciate all the feedback on this blog and it has helped me make a decision as to whether to buy her Elsa or not. I think going by what the majority of you are saying, it would be better for me to wait until she's a bit older as I think that would be wisest. Don't get me wrong I would still like to share with her the joy's of this hobby and show her how cool figures are but I think I'll wait until she understands a bit better before buying her one. I might show her one of mine though just to see what she makes of it. Thanks again to everyone who commented. ^^
Il y a 3 ans
1pt
All English and Japanese releases pretty clearly state 3 and under for choking hazard, and suggested ages for not giving Nendoroids to are 0~3 years of age. English: PICTURE #1178326 Japanese (and various other languages): s1.tsuki-board....

Rokiki (Il y a 3 ans) #3260743Going to agree here, she isnt a collector, and as such if she loses a part or maybe a scratch on the face, she will probably be so thrilled she has a toy that NONE of her friends have. You can be sure to let her know to put the parts away and get her a display case, small one, just so she can have it there to be pretty or just simply on a desk or shelf or something. Dont let it become too serious of a gift where she feels she absolutely cant touch it, the only concern is choking hazards or something but even then, she is five, should be fine.

It's kind of amazing how common sense goes out the window over these kind of things, y'know? It gets scratched? Who cares. She loses a hand? Big deal! As soon as something gets slapped with the label of being a "collectible" people get crazy.
Il y a 3 ans
2pt
Alright, so I'm not gonna spend much time arguing with comments about "Nendoroids are meant to play with!" or "Wait! They're made to be displayed!" and just say that the 15+ warning is there for a reason. Since she's so young I wouldn't take the risk of an accident happening, especially since there's SO MUCH Frozen merchandise out there. You probably already know how frail Nendoroid limbs and accesories generally are, so I'm pretty sure it wouldn't take long before she loses some of them, or even worse. Some people may get hostile about this comment, but there's a reason figmas and nendoroids are NOT toys. They're not meant to be played with, HOWEVER, this doesn't mean you can't or you shouldn't play with them, but more that they definitely should be kept away from children (as a responsible adult you pretty much are mature enough to decide what you play with).
I hope I helped in some way!
Il y a 3 ans
0pt
Revien (Il y a 3 ans) #3260367What is up with all these "Nendos are made to display, not play" posts. They're made for whatever you want them for. I say go for it! Let your niece play with them to her hearts content. I would have adored getting something like these to play with when I was a kid. However If you plan to give it to her and then tell her "now, now, you cant play with these. They're collectors items!" I'd skip out on buying them.

Going to agree here, she isnt a collector, and as such if she loses a part or maybe a scratch on the face, she will probably be so thrilled she has a toy that NONE of her friends have. You can be sure to let her know to put the parts away and get her a display case, small one, just so she can have it there to be pretty or just simply on a desk or shelf or something. Dont let it become too serious of a gift where she feels she absolutely cant touch it, the only concern is choking hazards or something but even then, she is five, should be fine.
Il y a 3 ans
5pt
What is up with all these "Nendos are made to display, not play" posts. They're made for whatever you want them for. I say go for it! Let your niece play with them to her hearts content. I would have adored getting something like these to play with when I was a kid. However If you plan to give it to her and then tell her "now, now, you cant play with these. They're collectors items!" I'd skip out on buying them.
Il y a 3 ans
0pt
Why don't you ask her parents if they think it will be OK?
Il y a 3 ans
1pt
At the container store I know there is individual display cases, get it along with that, if she is responsible (I know a lot of you see age and auto say no but I have worked in schools with kids of this age and have niece and nephew) I understand some are more gentle and careful and mature even at that age. Get the case and still place it in a relatively safe spot that wont be knocked over, show her how to assemble but still ask her to have her parents or you help but let her assemble still on her own with supervision and she will feel she is doing something with it
Il y a 3 ans
4pt
hugtower (Il y a 3 ans) #3259007Ah! I actually got Elsa for my almost 4 year old niece! Fortunately, because she is familiar with my collection display (she likes to come to my room and look at it), she understood that it was for display and not playing. I helped her choose her face and pose and she's sitting up high on a shelf.
For most kids I probably wouldn't recommend it, but if you know she'll understand that it's for looking only, I'd say go for it! My niece absolutely loves hers


This sums things up nicely, Nendoroids are to be displayed in your chosen pose, rather than played with like a conventional toy.

If the original posters niece understands that then go ahead, but otherwise there's better & safer stuff available
Il y a 3 ans
5pt
It may be a bit overblown, but in the past I've heard that Toys R Us was forced to remove toys made with PVC from their shelves because it is a poisonous plastic. I'd imagine that for us adults who would not lick a figure and do not spend a large amount of time with our hands in our mouths after touching one, it's not a big deal. But I'd be a little more concerned about a 5 year old child with a PVC figure.

Even if that is an exaggeration, why buy her a 50+ dollar figure when you could buy her all sorts of nice Frozen stuff that's meant for kids with the same amount of money?
Il y a 3 ans
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