Back in February, the video game publisher and developer Blizzard unveiled Tracer as the first figure in the Good Smile Company's Nendoroid toy line, and now the icy Chinese scientist Mei will be joining the time-jumping adventurer as the next hero in the Overwatch-inspired run of figures. Similar to Tracer, the forthcoming Mei Nendoroid is prepared to offer enough flexibility to allow fans to recreate several of Mei’s poses from the game.
Again, like Tracer, the Mei Nendoroid comes with two interchangeable face plates, open and closed hands, multiple points of articulation, as well as some attachable pieces and parts that will help fans replicate her various in-game abilities in Overwatch, such as firing the ice stream. Not to mention, as seen in one of the images in the gallery below, even the drone on her back can be detached, and it even comes with its own separate stand.
For those looking to get their hands on the forthcoming Nendoroid for Mei, fans will have to wait until later this year, as it's slated for release at the end of Q4 2017. Be that as it may, the figure is available for pre-order now, and it can be obtained through the Blizzard Store starting today for $50.
Of course, should there be Overwatch fans out there who aren't too keen on the Nendoroid figure style for Mei–which would be hard to believe, to be honest–there are other toy options available to sate their need to display memorabilia representing their favorite team-based shooter in their homes. As a matter of fact, there are a plethora of more inexpensive choices available when it comes to Overwatch's Funko Pop toy line.
Aside from Blizzard's partnership with Good Smile Company for the Nendoroid figure line and Funko Pop, it also has more high-end models of the Overwatch heroes available that are much more costly, but worth it considering the sheer attention to detail. Just recently, in fact, the company revealed a Widowmaker statue costing $150, which is admittedly fantastic, but could break some fans' banks. With this being the case, it's safe to say that the Nendoroid toys will be the best option for Overwatch figures at a relatively affordable price, so here's to hoping that Blizzard expands the line beyond Tracer and Mei soon.
Overwatch is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Blizzard Store