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PrincipaleArticoliArticolo #13465

Nendoroid Versus Cu-pocheNendoroid Versus Cu-poche

BloosicaBloosica4 anno/i faReview
Good Smile Company has lead the market for adorable chibi figures for quite some time now. Over the past year or so Kotobukiya has released quite a few of their own Chibi figures in their Cu-poche line. This leaves some people asking how do the Cu-poche's compare to Nendoroids? Do I need to have both?

So to help answers questions such as these I have put together a video comparing the Mami Tomoe figure from each line. I hope you all enjoy and find it helpful. Thanks for stopping by!


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Which Chibi line do you prefer

  • 64%Nendoroid
  • 22%Cu-poche
  • 1%Griffon Enterprises
  • 5%ZA WARUDO !
  • 8%Both
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FSLAR (4 anno/i fa) #2101198Personally I think you should have talked more on details like paint and the accessories but this is excellent! I was wondering for sometime on cu poche and nenodriods

Thanks. I didn't want to go too indepth with accessories because with every nendoroid and cu-poche they have different amounts. Some nendoroids don't have as much stuff as this one. So I just wanted to show a bit to give you an idea. Going over paint would have been a good idea. But I hope you can still see in the video that both have pretty nice paint jobs.
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Personally I think you should have talked more on details like paint and the accessories but this is excellent! I was wondering for sometime on cu poche and nenodriods
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gamergibbons (4 anno/i fa) #2062418First off, WOW! The video for this comparison is amazing! It's well edited and well written, which highlights the many great features and flaws of both brands.
It's hard to explain which one of these is the better buy, but I do know that Nendroids have interchangeable accessories, which would make them a better choice if you already have a decent collection of them. For cu-poche, several characteristics are similar and I do prefer the joints from what I've seen. I love the joints on the two figmas I own, so having that much flexibility for posing is a plus. Also, the Cu Poche line is much cheaper at my local anime shop than the Nendroids, which is a good thing for me to consider when I'm looking for gifts for DitzyMuffin.
I've been on the edge for awhile trying to decide between the Cu Poche Madoka figures or the Nendroid ones, however I think my mind is set on the Cu-Poche. Having a magnetic base is nice too, as her cousins and whatnot are frequent visitors and are known to try to play with her figures (RIP Sailor Moon figure, that base didn't last).
So thanks again! This review really helped me make the final decision, and I look forward to seeing future reviews and comparisons for lines of figures : 3


Aww thank you for your kind words about my video. I'm glad that you really like it and found it helpful in making a decision. That's exactly what I was hoping for when I made this video: to help people who were on the fence.

You are very lucky to have both available to you in a local shop. Would save me a lot on shipping if that was the case lol.
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First off, WOW! The video for this comparison is amazing! It's well edited and well written, which highlights the many great features and flaws of both brands.

It's hard to explain which one of these is the better buy, but I do know that Nendroids have interchangeable accessories, which would make them a better choice if you already have a decent collection of them. For cu-poche, several characteristics are similar and I do prefer the joints from what I've seen. I love the joints on the two figmas I own, so having that much flexibility for posing is a plus. Also, the Cu Poche line is much cheaper at my local anime shop than the Nendroids, which is a good thing for me to consider when I'm looking for gifts for DitzyMuffin.

I've been on the edge for awhile trying to decide between the Cu Poche Madoka figures or the Nendroid ones, however I think my mind is set on the Cu-Poche. Having a magnetic base is nice too, as her cousins and whatnot are frequent visitors and are known to try to play with her figures (RIP Sailor Moon figure, that base didn't last).

So thanks again! This review really helped me make the final decision, and I look forward to seeing future reviews and comparisons for lines of figures : 3
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Although I'm new to collecting and therefore you might expect me to be less biased, considering my small collection is mostly nendoroids...I'd have to say nendoroids. I dunno, I just prefer the overall look better. Also, I pretty much fell in love with nendos at first glance, but when I saw my first cu-poche...I was somewhat underwhelmed, and since GSC already has a headstart, they already have most of the characters I like/want. On a side note, the shiny eyes on the cu-poche remind me of my first bootleg (it was a petite so I'm glad I didn't spend a lot on it) and so it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. Besides that and my own personal preference, I don't see anything wrong with cu-poches (besides the magnets coming off...kinda defeats the point of one of it's biggest differences from nendos, I realize that this doesn't always happen and every product has to have its flaws), but I still prefer nendos.
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KikiOttosen (4 anno/i fa) #2055825I personally prefer the Cu-Poche propositions. But Nendoroids still have cuter accessories and better faceplates.
But were Cu-Poche wins me over is the magnetic base. I gave up collecting nendos because I hate the plastic arm, I still can't believe they didn't found a better solution for Senjougahara iconic pose PICTURE #858285. The plastic arm is good for more action poses PICTURE #951098 but so ugly to just have it there when the nendos are just standing straight. I actually prefer the old stands PICTURE #217879.
My Cu-Poche Madoka torso rotates and I don't have the issue of the magnets detaching from her feet (can imagined that being pretty annoying).


In some ways I prefer the new bases because if the peg works, which 95% of the time it does work well enough if it doesn't go all the way in, then they are pretty sturdy. With the old bases, while it may look nicer without the arm (and in the thumbnail for the video I took many pictures of Mami cu-poche just to get a good one without the arm showing so I do understand) the old style seems to have the nendos falling over much easier.

The magnets coming out is annoying! But it's an easy fix with glue. The magnets don't really work when you want her to have one leg up like on the blog thumbnail though, so it's nice that they include the arm.
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I personally prefer the Cu-Poche propositions. But Nendoroids still have cuter accessories and better faceplates.

But were Cu-Poche wins me over is the magnetic base. I gave up collecting nendos because I hate the plastic arm, I still can't believe they didn't found a better solution for Senjougahara iconic pose PICTURE #858285. The plastic arm is good for more action poses PICTURE #951098 but so ugly to just have it there when the nendos are just standing straight. I actually prefer the old stands PICTURE #217879.


My Cu-Poche Madoka torso rotates and I don't have the issue of the magnets detaching from her feet (can imagined that being pretty annoying).
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Bloosica (4 anno/i fa) #2055366Is it that you aren't a fan of these series or that you already own the nendos? A bit of both! It's true I'm not a fan nor do I read/watch any of the series I listed. But I do own the PMMM Nendoroids just because I found them cute. In the case of, say, Fate/Zero though, if I were to get a chibi figure of her I'd still go with Nendoroids just because there's a ridiculous amount of options for her with that line.

Liking Nendoroids (and now Cu-Poche) while at the same time not being a fan of any of the series they release for has always been a bit of a struggle, haha~
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Cu-poche is simpler to be played with. I think the 360 degree flexibility is cooler than figma lol :)
It takes long time to change every single part of Nendoroid
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I can't get enough of cu-poches. Inter-changeable, don't have to pull parts out of my ass to change their pose, like the proportions much better. I find the arms especially on nendoroids look like they're too long, going to their knees long, especially if they're bent in a pose somehow.

Had a number of nendoroids but ended up selling all but 3 for pure love of the character even though they all have really big problems. None of them were really interchangeable since they were made just far enough apart I guess, and they're also made smaller nowadays.

Cu-poche obviously has some overlap issues what with them jumping on sure to profit bandwagons, but it's for certain they'll branch out and cover other series, and if they don't do some male ones I'll be damned surprise. They've got the Chuu2 whatever and im@s so far so that's a start!
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