Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka!

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I’m very jealous of people who own lots of dolls with all sorts of outfits to dress them up in… I could sit and play for hours when there are different shoes and dresses to try on…

Anyway, today I’m going to be taking a look at GSC’s newest series!

Nendoroid Co-de! ♪ 

What is Nendoroid Co-de?

Nendoroid Co-de is a new addition to the Nendoroid series based on the theme of dressing-up characters! The figures have fixed poses and each come with four parts – the head, upper garment, lower garment and shoes. Each of these parts can be swapped between characters allowing for all sorts of possibilities. The more you collect, the more dress-up options become available to you!

The name ‘Co-de’ comes from the Japanese pronunciation of the word ‘coordinate’, as in clothes coordination.

In other words…!

They are simple Nendoroids great for new collectors, with the ability to dress-up in various ways! (`・ω・´)

The very first in the series is going to be…

Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka –
Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de 
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The sparkling Cyalume Co-de that fans of the anime will know well from her live performances! ☆

The treble clef on her ribbon and the musical score down the outfit give her a very convincing idol appearance! The design of her knee high socks are also so adorable!! This is the kind of clothes that show what it means to be an idol! ♪ 

The large ribbon on the back is also faithfully included!

The striped skirt also makes her look a little more mature for her age! (/ω\)

However… the Nendoroid Co-de series isn’t about just one outfit! It’s about changing them!

Which obviously means there is more than one outfit available!

Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka –
Cutie Ribbon Co-de ♥︎

The very first Co-de that Laala used when she visited the Pripara world in the anime series! 

The winking expression also gives her extra cute points! This outfit is filled with frills and ribbons for a very girlie appearance! (*゚ー゚*)

Even the back features a ribbon at the top!

The soft pink colors also suit her so nicely!! (´□`。)

Anyway, before we move on, let’s take a look at what exactly makes up the Nendoroid Co-de series!

1) Four Simple Parts

Each figure is divided into just four parts: 

・ Head
・ Upper Garment
・ Lower Garment (Skirt, etc)
・ Shoes (Including Legs)

△ Unlike normal Nendoroids, the arms and legs are fixed in place.

As the poses are locked in place, you don’t have quite as much freedom as with normal Nendoroids, but that also means that beginners to the figure scene will instantly have a great pose without too much effort! As a side note, the hips and upper body can be twisted around allowing for slightly different nuances in the pose! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

 

2) Co-de Compatibility

Each of the four parts found on any Nendoroid Co-de figure is compatible with any other Nendoroid Co-de! Swapping parts is incredibly simple, but with enough figures there will be all sorts of different options to enjoy!  ☆

△ Swapping upper garment parts!

Swapping the upper garment also means the pose of the character will change to that outfits pose, creating a fresh image for the character as well! They might not be fully articulated, but you still have all sorts of options to try and find the cutest poses for characters! ♪

Another side note – the neck joint is exactly the same as a normal Nendoroid! This means you can also change the angle of her neck to alter the pose slightly!

 

3) Fun to Collect

We have already announced  Mirei Minami: Candy Alamode Cyalume Co-de, Mirei Minami: Magical Clown Co-de, Sophie Hojo : Holic Trick Cyalume Co-de and Sophie Hojo: White Swan Co-de will be coming shortly!!

△ I’ll show some examples of Mirei and Sophie Co-de swaps tomorrow! ♪
Plus, Shion Todo: Baby Monster Cyalume Co-de is also currently in production!

△ As more characters come out, more and more options open up! ♥︎

At WonFes we also announced that two more characters are on the way!

Both Dorothy West and Leona West are in the planning stages!

△ I can’t wait to see the twins outfits sculpted! ♥︎

Both SoLaMi♡SMILE and Dressing Pafé will all be joining the Nendoroid Co-de series! (・∀・)

I’m sure there will be many more characters coming in the line-up too! But let’s get back on track with today’s review…

The very first in the Nendoroid Co-de series…

Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka – Twinkle Ribbon Cyalume Co-de &
Nendoroid Co-de: Laala Manaka – Cutie Ribbon Co-de

Both will be up for preorder from tomorrow! ♥︎ 

Another important thing to note is that they will cost just

¥2,400 Each!!

 

The idea behind the series is to collect lots and swap around outfits, so we brought down the price as low as possible to make them easy to collect!

Whether you’re a Nendoroid fan or a Pripara fan, don’t miss out! ♪

Plus!

Both of the Nendoroid Co-de going up for preorder tomorrow have a special extra bonus that can be used in the Pripara Arcade Game! An original special ‘Friend Ticket’!! More details will be added at a later stage so keep your eyes on the GSC site! (●´ω`●)

You’ll find more info tomorrow on the Good Smile website! There will also be a special Nendoroid Co-de page to enjoy!! (。・ω・)ノ゙

⇒ Nendoroid Co-de Special Site
(English version available tomorrow)

 

A new figure series from GSC! 

We hope you’ll enjoy it!! 

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But that’s not all! The arcade game of Pripara is also preparing a special collaboration to commemorate the start of the Nendoroid Co-de series!

From the March live performance, a special item based on the Nendoroid Co-de series will be available in game!!

* Design is provisional. Level is not fixed.

The characters are scheduled to be added once per month! ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

Your favorite character might be joining too!

 

★ Pripara Special Site:
http://www.takaratomy-arts.co.jp/specials/pripara/

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


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See you all again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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